Biomechanical assessment Scotland, Glasgow, Hamilton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Doune and Ayr
Our orthotics and biomechanics clinics across Scotland include clinics in Hamilton, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Doune and Ayr.
Our original Treatment Hub clinic in Hamilton has won the whatclinic.com customer service 5 star award. Over the last few years has also been the holder of the 3 best rated clinic award also.
As well as our Hamilton and Glasgow biomechanics clinics, we also have clinics across Scotland.
We have increased our clinical network to ensure we have private clinics to serve the population of Scotland. So, hopefully there is a clinic near you!
What is a biomechanical assessment?
This specialist approach is the process of assessing the movement and alignment of the body. In essence, it is the study of how the body functions mechanically.
It is undertaken to understand why certain movements, joint alignment, muscle strength and muscle imbalance. This specialist approach explores how all aspects of the body contribute to the efficiency and quality of movement for an individual.
This allows the Podiatrist or Orthotist to give a diagnosis of the problem and how it may be treated.
What makes our biomechanics clinics different?
There are many Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Orthotists and other clinicians who offer this service. However, many cannot provide the true specialist treatments such as custom orthotics, on-site orthotic lab, video gait analysis or in-shoe pressure analysis. Instead, many of these clinicians providing orthotics do so by having a 3rd party make these on their behalf.
As such, the assessing clinician does not have full control over the manufacture of your orthotics. Equally, if any adjustments are required then they may require to be returned to the orthotic lab they were manufactured.
Our experience and knowldege
Our clinical team of Podiatrists and Orthotists have in excess of 50 years clinical biomechanics and orthotic manufacturing experience.
More recently, new technologies are increasinbly being used in private podiatry and orthotic clinics. This has provided greater data analysis of pressure measurement and movement to then help formulate orthotic prescriptions.
Whilst helpful, this technology is not a substitute for clinical knowledge and experience. So, before you go to other clinics be sure to check they have the clinical experience, the knowledge and skills to truly assess your needs and orthotic prescription.
The Sport orthotics team do use a variety of new gait analysis technologies also, however, this is to support our clinical findings and years of experience not instead of.
In summary, technology is a great help. But it doesn't give us all the answers just yet.
Specialists in orthotic prescription and manufacture
At the Sport Orthotics clinics we have access to our own orthotic lab where we manufacture, adjust and repair custom orthotics while you wait. This means we have total control of the orthotic manufacturing process at our clinics in Hamilton, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Doune and Ayr. This allows our Podiatrists and Orthotists to personally prescribe, design and manufacture your orthotics to address your particular issues or symptoms.
Our clinics are Phits and 3d Ortho approved private orthotic clinics. Making us the only clinics in Scotland that provide the entire range of orthotics from 3d printed orthotics, to custom casted devices (including foot orthoses and ankle foot orthoses (AFO's)) hand made on site at our own orthotic lab by your assessing clinician.
We see this as a particular strength of our clinical biomechanics and orthotics team, as we have both the clinical and technical biomechanics and orthotics knowledge to provide a one stop shop approach for your podiatry, biomechanics and custom orthotic needs.
Any biomechanics specialist undertaking this particular clinical specialty should tailor their approach to be relative to the patient's activity level and any underlying condition they may have. As such we have described some of the differences in the biomechanical assessment process and why the assessment should consider the activity of the patient.
Neuro Biomechanical Assessment
The alterd biomechanics of patients with neurological assessment involves very specialist assessment skills. This involves video gait analysis to detemine the affect of any neurological issues on walking. Many patients with neurolgical issues such (e.g. stroke) have problems with both the swing and stance phase cycles of normal bimechanics. An Orthotist has very specific skils in assessing and managing these problems.
Child Biomechanical Assessment
Child development has a huge bearing on bioemchanics and changes in walking. Equally there are specific issues associated with growth that must be considered during the assessment of children. Over pronation or flat feet are often seen in children but are not necesarily abnormal. Children with neurological problems such as cerebral palsy will also have altered biomechanics, which is further complicated by growth. Our specialist Orthotists and Podiatrists have specilist knowledge of peadiatricc and can help you understand the reason for your child's biomechanics