Biomechanics and Gait Analysis for Adults and Children
Biomechanics and Gait Analysis for Adults and ChildrenLWDadmin2022-06-21T08:57:22+00:00
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Biomechanics, Gait Analysis and Orthotic Insoles for Adults and Children
Rachel Miller is a highly experienced podiatrist specialising in biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic insoles. Her clinics are held in the Highgate Podiatry in Highgate village, N6, North London. For clinic directions and maps see the Contact page.
Rachel is HCPC registered, is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (MChS), has a Prescription Only Medicines Certificate and is registered with the major healthcare insurance providers.
You may have been referred to Rachel for a biomechanical assessment by your Consultant, GP or other medical professional or you can self-refer if you have concerns and want to be seen by a highly experienced podiatrist.
See below if you want more detailed explanation about biomechanical assessments.
A biomechanical assessment and gait analysis investigates irregularities in the way a person moves to assess how to treat many conditions that affect adults and children. It can help identify the cause of pain in the heel, ankle, foot, lower limbs, knee, hip or back.
An orthotic is a custom-made insole that you can be prescribed to help correct a biomechanical issue which may alleviate some painful conditions. Bespoke orthotics can be made to fit different types of shoes, be of different lengths, can be slimline or more supportive and be of different materials and densities depending on their purpose and the condition you present. See Orthotic Insoles page for more information about orthotic insoles.
What happens in a biomechanical assessment consultation
A biomechanical assessment and gait analysis lasts one hour during which a thorough medical history will be taken. Rachel can examine the way you walk and stand as well as your posture. It is important to diagnose the condition causing pain but it is also important to understand that causes of injury can be multi-factorial.
You may be evaluated on the range of motion of your joints, your muscle strength as well as your body alignment and Rachel will consider how different pressures are transferred through your body which may affect your condition.
It will be very helpful to see some of your shoes during your first consultation to assess how you wear them and how they have worn. Please bring to your consultation several pairs of shoes or trainers that you usually wear.
Rachel can discuss and recommend footwear. If you are prescribed orthotic insoles they can be worn with a wide range of shoes and trainers. Your orthotic insole will be fitted into your shoes during your follow-up appointment. Please wear comfortable clothes as you may be asked you to walk, sit or lie down on a treatment couch.
See the Sports injuries page for more detailed information about biomechanics and orthotic insoles for sportspeople. See the Children’s page for more detailed information about biomechanics and orthotic insoles for children and adolescents. See the Orthotic insoles page for more information about bespoke orthotic insoles.
Follow-up biomechanics consultation
If you are prescribed an orthotic insole there is a free follow-up consultation three to four weeks after your initial assessment when the orthotics are fitted into your shoes. If any adjustments are needed to be made to your orthotics after your follow-up no extra charge will made. If you cannot attend the follow-up appointment orthotics can be sent by post. Plaster casts are kept in storage to make further orthotics if needed. An orthotic insole will normally last between 12 – 24 months depending on your age, your condition and type of use. Many patients have several orthotics for different shoes making them easier to use and extending their life.
Cost of biomechanics consultation, cast and orthotic insole
£60 for a one hour biomechanical assessment
If you are prescribed an orthotic insole the cost is:
£80 for the plaster cast
£160 for a pair of orthotic insoles
Rachel Miller is recognised by most of the major insurance companies. All orthotics are guaranteed for 18 months and most casts are kept for a minimum of 2 years should you want to order more.
Rachel Miller is a highly experienced podiatrist specialising in biomechanics and orthotic insoles. Her clinics are held at Highgate Podiatry, Highgate village, N6, London every, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Contact the clinic for an appointment on 020 8348 5553. For clinic directions and maps see the Contact page and for more information about podiatric conditions see the Podiatry page. See Orthotic insoles page for more information about orthotic insoles.
Conditions treated that can benefit from a biomechanical assessment include:
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