Solent Podiatry Isle of Wight Chiropody & Podiatry specialising in Biomechanics

What is Biomechanics?

Biomechanics is a branch of medicine that deals with the structure and engineering of the human body, with particular emphasis on motion and mobility. We walk in a world made of concrete that has a high energy return, this low-grade but repetitive motion places stress on the foot, legs, pelvis and spine predisposing to compensation, misalignment and eventually pain.

Podiatric biomechanics is the study of these forces acting on the human body its structure and function with particular reference to the back, lower limb, foot and related pathology. Computer-based technologies enable practitioners to precisely determine the forces and moments (i.e. kinetics), and the movement patterns (i.e. kinematics) of the foot and lower extremity during nearly any type of weightbearing activity. This knowledge allows for more accurate measurement and more rapid analysis of both the external and internal loading forces that act upon on the structural components of the human locomotor system.




IOW Gazette - August 2008
This 16 year old, came to us after seeing another podiatrist. She was complaining of pain in the balls of her feet radiating up her legs, particularly bad first thing in the morning and after a long day. The pain was so bad that it prevented her from walking to school ...
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Solent Podiatry Isle of Wight Chiropody & Podiatry specialising in Biomechanics