This is a comprehensive assessment of the structure, alignment and function of your body paying particular attention to the feet, ankles, legs, thighs, hips and lower back.

It involves an assessment and video analysis of walking and or running if appropriate and a series of repetitive movements designed to help identify functional problems. Essentially it is looking at how your body is functioning as a chain in multidimensional movement patterns. Coach’s eye software is used to help identify what is happening when we perform a certain movement.

Gait Analysis

At Osteoactive we use the RsScan footscan is a 3D foot plate and computer software system that allows us to record and analyze walking and running movement. Using the computerized footscan pressure analysis system we are able to record data about pressure under the foot, weight distribution and biomechanics.

Why look at Functional Movement?

  • Heel Pain
  • Metatarsal pain
  • Hip/Ankle/Knee/foot pain
  • Pain under the Arch of the foot
  • Back pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Poor posture
  • Sports injuries

A biomechanical assessment and gait analysis will aim to understand fully, how we move and identify any imbalances in the body e.g a leg length discrepancy, muscle imbalance, joint dysfunction, pelvic asymmetry, core dysfunction etc that may be causing or contributing to your symptoms. We are all unique and asymmetrical, meaning we have learnt postural bad habits and dominance in certain muscle groups and have all developed compensations that can be injuries waiting to happen. Combining science with experience we can help you to understand your own body function and assist you on your journey towards optimum health and pain free movement.

Treatment may include joint mobilisation and manipulation, neuro muscular balancing techniques, footwear guidance, corrective exercise and foot orthotics if required. The RsScan footscan enables us to order fully customised orthotics using CAD CAM technology, but it will also help in the selecting “off the shelf” orthotics too.

Biomechanical Fees

Rs Scan Footscan/Gait analysis – (60mins) – £65
Functional Biomechanics Inc video running or walking assessment – (60mins) – £90
Dynamic movement skills sessions – Set of 4 sessions (45mins) – £160
Dynamic movement skills sessions – Set of 8 sessions (45mins) – £300

Biomechanical Assessment