Biomechanics Covent Garden What to Expect
Although the foot evolved to adapt to a variety of terrains, our need to walk on hard unyielding surfaces means repetitive, cumulative forces are transmitted further up the chain which in turn affect structures such as the knees and hips. When these forces surpass a given structure’s tolerance, injury occurs. Biomechanical analysis helps to identify factors that may be causing or contributing to such problems.
Podiatric biomechanics is concerned with the assessment of skeletal structure, alignment and function of the lower limbs- your legs and feet. The prescription of foot orthoses can help to control the way in which the foot and therefore legs function and thus reduce pain and discomfort. Orthoses combined with appropriate shoes and muscle strength/flexibility exercises, all contribute to improve functional alignment and hence the locomotor system.
Treatment with Orthoses (shoe inserts)
Orthoses are medical shoe inserts that help to improve lower limb mechanics and are the mainstay of Podiatric treatment. However appropriate footwear advice and Physical therapy are likely to be part of your rehabilitation.
What to wear to the consultation
We normally need to assess your hips, knees and feet, so clothes that allow easy access are preferable (e.g. shorts). If your shoe style varies, please bring a selection of shoes so that these can be assessed.
Sas graduated with honours from University College London (London Foot Hospital). He is a Musculo-skeletal podiatrist with a special interest in biomechanics – the science of human movement. In addition to his role as lead podiatrist in biomechanics based at an NHS hospital, Sas works with a number of sports physiotherapists and is also seconded to the sports sciences department of Roehampton University as a clinician and educator.
|Custom Moulded Orthoses||£240.00 – £255.00|
Mr Ahmadi is recognised by most Medical Insurance companies. Your consultation costs and required follow up visits are normally covered by the insurance company- some insurers also cover the costs of your orthoses. Please consult your insurer for further details.
Patients with BUPA cover, please note that you will need your membership number and pre-authorisation number.
Payment is accepted by cash/cheque.