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The mechanics of how we move around essentially involve the interaction between the foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back, and pain arising in any of these joints can not only impede movement, but can be a direct result of incorrect posture or gait. Many lower-back, hip and knee pains originate in the feet. Misaligned joints and joints which malfunction causes bad posture forcing the body to compensate thereby creating stress in other areas.

Biomechanical assessments are a means of examining the feet and their range of motion, and establishing exactly where the problem occurs. Through our biomechanical assessment and orthotics services, we can identify the specific cause of the pain and movement restriction and develop a management plan to treat and correct the problems. The plan will typically involve a tailored muscle stretching/strengthening programme and/or custom made orthotics.

Symptoms which are commonly treated using biomechanical assessment and orthotics include:

  • Foot pain, ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, lower back pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Metatarsal pain
  • Bunions
  • Heel Spurs
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • IT Band Syndrome

The benefits of our biomechanical and orthotics services can be seen in improved posture and balance, enhanced efficiency of movement and the prevention of joint and soft tissue injury. And for the sportsperson, a general improvement in athletic performance.

To correct any areas of malfunction and to stop the body from over compensating, a pair of orthotics are used. Orthotics are prescription in-soles which are made specifically for an individual taking into account individual requirements. They control the joints and range of motion by supporting the foot in its correct position and realigning posture, they can certainly help in reducing pain. It’s a potentially life-changing service – call us to see how we can help you manage your particular joint pain condition. Podiatrists at Leyton Foot Clinic work with Edser Orthotic Labs who are a specialist orthotics provider company working alongside medical practitioners in the UK. Edser Orthotic Labs manufacture technically advanced custom made orthotic devices using revolutionary laser scanning technology.

The combination of clinical knowledge, experience and state of the art manufacturing techniques, we produce quality custom corrective orthotics used in the treatment and prevention of numerous foot problems and associated ailments that can affect the foot, ankle, knee, hip and the lower back.


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