Biomechanical Assessment in Cranberry Township, PA
A biomechanical assessment is a study of your body’s movement patterns as you complete a specific task such as walking, jumping, or throwing. It is the intent of this assessment to see if an altered movement pattern exists and, if so, what can be done to eliminate it. At Rainier Physical Therapy in Cranberry Township, PA, our physical therapists conduct these assessments to learn more about your body’s movement patterns.
Why Might I Need a Biomechanical Assessment?
Poor mechanics of the lower limb can lead to numerous lower limb injuries as the body attempts to compensate for deficiencies or abnormalities. Common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain, Achilles tendonitis, shin pain, and back pain(link to Back Pain), along with many other lower limb or hip problems, can be worsened with poor lower limb mechanics. Injuries where this is a factor will tend to be chronic or recurrent.
What is Involved in a Biomechanical Assessment?
The assessment is a structured and scientific lower limb assessment. We recommend you wear shorts, as our staff will examine at your walking patterns, take several measurements, and analyze how your lower limb function is affected. We will also look at your shoes to determine wear patterns, both with everyday use and with sporting shoes. Afterward, we’ll explain our findings and make treatment recommendations.
Contact our clinic to learn how you can schedule your biomechanical assessment. We proudly serve residents of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, as well as those in Freedom, Sewickley, and surrounding areas.