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What is a Biomechanical Assessment?

A biomechanical assessment is an in-depth investigation and analysis of the functioning of your lower limbs, ankles, and feet. Biomechanical assessments focus mainly on gait analysis (the movement of your lower body) and how the parts of your lower body work together and affect each other. 

Symptoms and Medical History

To start off your biomechanical assessment, one of our expert podiatrists will ask you questions relating to your symptoms to find out where in your lower limbs you’re feeling your aches and pains. We will also enquire about your medical history, past surgeries, etc. 


For the next step in the assessment, your podiatrist may ask you to perform a number of lower body movements and exercises. These could include squatting, walking, twisting, and more. Your podiatrist may also assess how you sit. 

Evaluation and Diagnosis

Your podiatrist will analyse and understand which body parts are moving comfortably and loosely and which are stiff and tight. This will help them assess the stronger and weaker parts of your legs, ankles, and feet. The movement part of the assessment seeks to test lower limb muscle strength, joint flexibility, and range of motion. You’ll then be given a diagnosis and your podiatrist will discuss your personalised treatment plan.

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Why You May Need a Biomechanical Assessment

Biomechanical assessments are an important tool to help promote symmetry, balance, and lower body pain reduction. A lack of symmetry and alignment in your lower limbs can negatively affect the way you stand and move on a day-to-day basis. 

Many of us also suffer from gait deformities that we may not even be aware of. Things like having one leg longer than the other, foot posture, bowed legs, and increased torsion in the pelvis can all cause pain and discomfort. 

If you feel as though you could be suffering from one of these issues, an assessment may be in order: 

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What Treatments Can Be Offered After a Biomechanical Assessment?

The end goal of a biomechanical assessment is to understand where your movement and gait issues are stemming from. Once the assessment has been completed, our team of podiatrists will determine what sort of treatment will work best for you. 

A custom foot orthotic that will relieve pain, restore symmetry and balance, and allow you to move freely and comfortably, can then be made following the assessment. Other than orthotics,  your podiatrist may recommend that you use strapping or taping to help with pain.

A podiatrist may also work with one of our seasoned physiotherapists to recommend certain movements, stretches, and strengthening exercises to help you reduce pain and regain proper lower limb mobility.

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Reasons to Get a Biomechanical Assessment

1. It’s a Preventative Measure

Something as small as light ankle pain could turn into something a lot worse down the road. It’s best to go for a biomechanical assessment if you’re feeling any sort of lower limb discomfort.

For example, a little tightness in the ankle could cause your body weight and load to be carried incorrectly. This could then lead to hip stress and back pain in the future. By getting a gait assessment, you can figure out if you need a custom orthotic to help you out.

2. You’ll Save Money in the Long Term

Biomechanical assessments and follow-up treatments will not only lead to reduced pain, but they can also save you a lot of money. Leaving lower limb and foot problems untreated often results in expensive surgeries that could have been avoided by taking preventative measures and getting issues assessed, treated, and fixed early.

3. You May Detect a Hidden Abnormality

One of the biggest causes of alignment and mobility issues in older citizens is that they live with hidden abnormalities. Something like leg length discrepancy is difficult to detect on your own and can cause more serious issues down the road.

By visiting a podiatry and physiotherapy centre like Align Health Collective, you will gain access to professionals and experts to help you identify any underlying deformities in your lower limbs.

Book Yourself in for Biomechanical Assessments in Brisbane

If you’re looking for a quick and easy biomechanical assessment in Brisbane, look no further than Align Health Collective.

Our specialist team of podiatrists will consult with you about your symptoms relating to gait mobility and lower limb, ankle, or foot discomfort. Once we have all the data we need, we can start planning how to treat the issues using custom orthotics, additional exercises, and perhaps a change to more suitable footwear.

At Align Health Collective, we offer fully bulk-billed Medicare consultations, with no gap fee charged, for Medicare podiatry services. Find out more about bulk billing here.

Our Brisbane clinic is located at 1/49 Station Road, Indooroopilly Brisbane.

Contact us today at [email protected] or call us on either (03) 9853 7836 or (07) 2103 3978.

Common Podiatric Treatments We Offer in Brisbane Include:

Footwear adviceRecommendations for shoes and other types of foot protection that can help reduce the risk of injury and improve overall foot health.
Nail and callus careTreatment for conditions such as ingrown toenails and calluses, to prevent pain, infection, and other complications.
Shockwave therapyA non-invasive treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help relieve pain and promote healing in conditions such as plantar fasciitis and heel spurs.
Manual therapyTechniques such as massage, stretching, and joint mobilisation to help relieve pain, improve function, and reduce inflammation.
Exercise therapySpecific exercises to help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the feet and lower limbs.
OrthoticsCustom-made inserts that fit into shoes to provide support and realignment for the feet, ankles, and legs.

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Frequently Asked Questions Podiatric

How Long Does a Biomechanical Assessment Take?

It will take around 45 minutes to get through the full assessment. Your podiatrist will go through four steps to complete your biomechanical assessment: preparation, observation, diagnosis, and evaluation. 

After the assessment is complete, you may need to spend some extra time with your podiatrist to discuss effective treatments to manage your symptoms. 

What are the Five Biomechanical Elements? 

A biomechanical assessment seeks to observe and test the mechanics of human movement, with a particular focus on the lower limbs. There are five important biomechanical components involved in the assessment: 

  • Motion: This will test the patient’s ability to move through space and accelerate to top speed. 
  • Force: This will test the patient’s ability to carry a load while moving.
  • Momentum: This will test things like how comfortable the patient is at changing direction when already in motion. 
  • Levers: Our legs act as levers, and this element tests your knees as fulcrums and your rotational ability. 
  • Balance: This element tests how stable the patient is able to remain against increasing levels of force. 

Are Any Tools or Machines Involved in a Biomechanical Assessment?

A biomechanical assessment can be done with minimal tools, as podiatrists can extract data by examining a patient’s movement. There are, however, some biomechanical assessments where a range of equipment will be used, including: 

  • Force platforms 
  • Treadmills 
  • Video-based motion analysis systems 
  • Motion monitors 
  • Weights and bars

Still have questions? Email our friendly team at [email protected] or give us a call.