Lower Limb Biomechanical Assessment & Gait Analysis

The foot is complex; it contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments.  During walking along it carries up to 3 times our body weight.

A Biomechanical assessment is like jigsaw, we take the different elements to build a picture



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Stage Assessment Process.


History. A thorough history is essential for us to get a greater understanding about you, & provides essential background history. It involves taking a history of activities, occupation & past medical history.

Then onto a finding out about your presenting problem, focusing on nature, location, duration, onset, causation, past treatments etc..


Identification of Painful Structures. Time is taken to look and assess the painful structures for any changes including swelling, bruising, hand heat etc…

3Static Assessment. This involves examination of the lower limb joints and muscles to feel for range of motion, to look at symmetry of the legs and feet .A standing assessment is then completed to assessment the alignment of the legs and feet, along with the foot posture index.

4Dynamic Gait Analysis. This is where your walking and running is assessed using video gait analysis software (Dartfish), this is completed with and without shoes.


5Treatment Planning. The final stage is treatment planning, the findings of the assessment are discussed & short and long term treatment plan is compiled.

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  • At Evolution Podiatry, we will assess your child focusing on development and using expected patterns, providing treatment where necessary, striving to provide a smooth transition as development continues.

  • At Evolution Podiatry we take the to time assess in detail your feet and legs to try and establish the underlying cause for the nature of pain or discomfort, evaluating your alignment, movement and function looking at current activity levels and aspirations , to develop a treatment plan tailored for you.

  • At Evolution Podiatry we take the time and are dedicated to addressing your foot problems.

  • I went to see Stuart as a last resort after seeing many other professionals for the pain in my big toe joint, I had a walking holiday coming up, he listened to me and took the time to assess me and explained what was happening, following changing my shoes and orthotics, I walked miles almost pain free.

    - Jane, Teacher

  • I have had many foot problems over the past 5 years, and each time I go, Stuart takes the time and effort to patch me up, and gets me going again.

    - Tobi,