Biomechanics - assessment and correction for your posture, walking and running.
Have you been feeling "off balance" or had recurring injuries or an unexplained back problem? Many problems can originate from your biomechanics. These tend to develop gradually often over many years. Biomechanics can also help your training and performance and help people to keep you moving well into retirement.
How is it done?
Standing posture and weight bearing are assessed with special attention to leg length inequality and pelvic torsion. The structure and function of your feet, ankles, legs and pelvis is looked at in detail.
In Paul's Level 2 and 3 assessments technology is used to give much greater insights into your structure and movement. Pressure plate analysis shows weight distribution through your feet in standing, analysis of your stability and centre of gravity, and dynamic analysis of your gait. In the Level 3 assessment treadmill video analysis is used to look at your full body during gait. This can uncover many asymmetries in the way you move which may causing problems for you.
How can it help?
Depending on what Paul finds you could be given advice on corrective exercises, suggestions for training and exercise, advice on footwear and lifestyle, and it may be possible to improve your function with corrective custom-made insoles which can also help level up cases of leg length inequality.
Who is this for?
If you have been feeling 'off balance', have a limp, or have been suffering from recurring problems it is a good idea to have a biomechanics assessment. However, biomechanics assessments can also support exercise, training and performance and support you in your goal for better movement which is fundamental to living an active life.
Free 30min consultation is available to determine if biomechanics assessment could be beneficial for you and whether you would benefit from custom insoles. This can also be useful to determine what level of assessment you may need as not everyone needs the higher levels.
Level 1 assessment:
Includes detailed assessment of your feet, ankles, knees and pelvis, including pelvic angles, torsion and leg length inequality.
Level 2 assessment:
Includes the Level 1 assessment but with added pressure plate assessment of static weight distribution, stability and gait.
Level 3 assessment:
Includes the Level 1 and 2 assessments, and gait analysis on treadmill.
Hand-made custom orthotics, if needed: £230
These are made in a lab that make orthotics for many elite athletes. The owner of the lab has run sub 4 minutes for the mile, another chap in the lab has beaten Mo Farah twice (!!) and another is a current England athlete. Note that second pairs of orthotics can be bought at reduced price and that the top-cover can be replaced at a fraction of the cost if needed in the future. I personally use orthotics made by this lab and have had mine for over 2 years so far.
For those who have had a level 1 or 2 assessment it is also possible to upgrade to the next level at a later date.