Cairns Podiatry & Orthotic Care Biomechanical Assessment

At your initial biomechanical consultation, we start off with a thorough history and background assessment to get up to speed with your current situation. Following this, a complete lower limb biomechanical assessment is conducted to determine a diagnosis and to find out what factors have caused the issue. At the completion of your biomechanical assessment, your Podiatrist will sit down with you to explain the diagnosis and what factors have contributed to your injury. These contributing factors then become a large focus point for our treatment plan. At FNQ Podiatry & Orthotics, no two treatment plans are the same as we take pride in providing a tailored approach for each and every patient that walks in our door. By addressing the main contributing factors to your injury as part of the plan, we are not only able to treat the injury, but also reduce the risk of further injuries in the future!

In most cases, by the end of your biomechanical assessment, you should have an accurate idea on what is causing your pain, what factors have contributed to it in the first place and most importantly, understand how to fix the issue! Our Podiatrist may refer for an X-ray, ultrasound or MRI pending on their findings.

What Is Included In A Biomechanical Assessment?

The assessment includes a full range of motion/muscle strength screening, postural analysis, high speed video gait analysis (slow your walking/running down to 100 frames/second), pressure plate analysis, 3D laser foot scan and footwear assessment. We pride ourselves on a global assessment and are not just focused on the primary presenting complaint!

What is a Video Gait Analysis?

A video gait analysis is a procedure in which our Podiatrist will video you walking and/or running on the treadmill. This then allows the Podiatrist to closely assess how your body functions at each stage of the walking or running cycle, and hence determine if this has contributed to your injury. Your Podiatrist will talk you through this process and use our software to show you before and after captures on how you are functioning. This allows you to visualize what has contributed to your injury and to be able to see what changes are required to treat your symptoms. As the walking cycle and particularly the running cycle happen quite quickly, the naked eye finds it difficult to assess for pathology. This is where our state of the art video gait analysis software comes into a league of its own as it allows your Podiatrist to slow the footage down to 100 frames/second for detailed analysis.

LOWER BACK PAIN

Flat feet and lower limb biomechanics can cause lower back pain. We can help with a range of effective treatment options.

KNEE PAIN

If you have knee pain, you might have Patellofemoral syndrome, which left untreated can become a chronic condition.

SHIN SPLINTS

Active individuals often get shin splints. We can help with custom orthotics, massage and strapping.

HEEL PAIN

Heel pain (Plantar Fasciitis) is the most common condition that presents at our clinics. We can help.

FOOT & ANKLE PAIN

The average pair of feet walk approximately 200,000 km over the course of a lifetime - have you had yours checked recently?

Foot focussed. Technology inspired. Results driven.

Our new modern, purpose built clinic on Mulgrave Road in Earlville, is the only podiatry clinic north of south-east Queensland to include a running rehab room and gym. This clinic is a game changer for podiatry in North Queensland. Podiatrist Cairns.

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