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Biomechanical Assessment

 

Biomechanical Assessment

What is it?

The Oxford Dictionary defines Biomechanics as “The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.

A Biomechanical Assessment is both the static and dynamic examination and assessment of joint complexes (foot and ankle, knee, hips and spinal column) and their inter-relationships, under both weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing conditions.

At AC Podiatry these examinations and assessments are made by clinical observation and quantification of:

  • The position of joint axes and the functional segments of the body;
  • The quality, range and direction of motion of joints and functional limb segments; and
  • Observation, quantification and examination of limb function during gait and movement

 

Why would I need a biomechanical assessment?

Many sporting and overuse injuries can be due, at least in part, to flaws in an individual’s biomechanics. For example, Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction is generally seen in people who have poor foot posture (in particular flat feet), weak calf and gluteal (bottom) muscles and restriction through the ankle joint. These biomechanical flaws contribute to an “overloading” of the tendon which, over time, results in pain and dysfunction. Obviously if improved prior to injury, we can effectively reduce the risk of injury.

In addition to injury prevention or rehabilitation, improving biomechanics can assist people perform their chosen sport or activity better. This does not just pertain to elite athletes but rather any sportsperson or individual who wants to improve his/her performance.

Our podiatry team pride themselves on their understanding of biomechanical function. Using the results from these examinations and assessments, we are confident we can provide the right treatment plan for you. Whether it is a strengthening program, a course of mobilisation/manual therapy, a pair of orthosesshockwave or a referral to an appropriate health professional, you can trust us with your foot health.

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Address: 101 Halifax Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Adelaide CBD clinic is located on the southern side of Halifax Street, between Pulteney Street and King William Road. Our building can be found opposite the Rob Roy Hotel.

Accessibility: Located on the ground floor.

Parking: Onsite patient car parking (directly out the front), ample free street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Tuesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-5.00pm
Friday:8.00am-3.00pm

Address: 500 Magill Road, MAGILL SA 5072

Our Magill clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Briant Road and Magill Road. 

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Tuesday:9.00am-5.00pm

Address: 277 Unley Road, MALVERN SA 5061

Our Malvern clinic is located inside the Move for Better Health Building working alongside iNform Health and Fitness, Move Physiotherapy, 360-Me Nutrition and NLC Psychology. This clinic can be found on the corner of Fisher Street and Unley Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.00am-2.00pm
Wednesday:8.00am-4.00pm
Saturday:8.00am-12.00pm

Address: Suite 5, 81-83 Smart Road, MODBURY SA 5092 

This location is a Bupa Members First provider

Our Modbury clinic is located on Smart Road, opposite the back entrance to the Tea Tree Plaza car park. The entrance to our car park is at the smaller roundabout, heading east up Smart Road.

Accessibility: Ramp facilities, located on ground floor, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:10.00am-7.00pm
Wednesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Thursday:9.00am-5.30pm
Friday:8.00am-4.00pm

Address: Level 1, 132-134 Fosters Road HILLCREST SA 5086

This location is a Bupa Members First provider.

Our Oakden clinic is located on Level One of the Oakden Medical Centre. The building is a two storey white building on the eastern side of Fosters Road, before reaching the Northgate Shopping Centre.  

Accessibility: Lift and ramp facilities, disabled parking.

Parking: Onsite free car parking, ample street parking.

Restroom Facilities: Yes

Opening Hours:

Monday:8.30am-7.00pm
Tuesday:8.30am-5.00pm
Wednesday:9.00am-5.00pm
Thursday:8.30am-4.00pm
Friday:8.00am-4.00pm