gait & orthotics

Biomechanics describes the way in which the skeleton is aligned and what effect it has on the surrounding soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles.  


Podiatrists are trained to examine the lower limb to assess whether the position of the feet is causing an alignment problem within the body.


A biomechanical assessment involves testing the range of motion of all the joints in the lower limb.  It also includes a gait analysis to examine the way in which the feet contact the ground.  Once measurements have been taken, you will be advised as to whether orthoses are likely to help your problem.


Appointment time:  60 mins approx.


Common complaints

Some of the common complaints we treat at Instep Podiatry are shown below.


  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Patello femoral syndrome

  • Shin pain

  • Leg length discrepancy

  • In-toeing gait

  • Heel pain

  • Morton's neuroma

  • Bunion joint pain

  • Arch pain

  • Flat feet

  • Toe deformities

Orthoses & insoles

At Instep Podiatry, we don't believe that one type of orthotic suits all patients.  


That is why we use a variety of different types of orthotic and use different labs to get the best outcome for our patients.  


The clinic is able to offer a wide variety of orthotics and you will be given options and costs depending upon which type of device is suitable for your condition/problem.


We also have the ability to modify and refurbish orthotics at our off-site lab.

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