Biomechanical assessment


Sometimes, injury and pain occurs for no known reason and just won't go away. Or you recover and then along comes another niggle!

This is where the Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis fits in, aiming to find the exact cause of foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain.

The Biomechanics Centre at the Westoe Practice is a centre of excellence in the field of Biomechanics and is run by Dean Glozier who is Sports and MSK Podiatrist, Biomechanics and movement specialist who has over 22 years of clinical experience and has helped over 16,000 people on their road to recovery.


How does it work?

Dean and his team will carry out a comprehensive assessment of the structure, alignment and function of your body, paying particular attention to the feet, ankles, legs, thighs, hips and lower back.

Using video gait analysis, slow motion movements are captured and a digital foot scanner records foot pressure data and body function, during standing, walking, and running.




Treatment

Treatment may include joint mobilisation and manipulation, muscle corrections, footwear guidance, corrective exercise and injury rehab, as well as foot Orthotics if required.

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Custom fit Orthotics

It all starts with the feet. Poor foot function may be the cause of pain in your feet, knees, hips, or back. Think of your feet like the keyboard of a computer. Input as each foot interacts with the ground sends a series of messages throughout the complex musculoskeletal system. Your feet tell the body how to move. But what happens when this system is dysfunctioning in some way?

Prescription orthotics are sometimes incorporated into a holistic management plan and are used to improve foot function and encourage pain free movement, restoring your natural running or walking pattern.

Dean is unique in his approach and uses a minimalistic technique when prescribing Orthotics, combined with precise muscle testing to provide the foot with as little support as necessary to activate muscles and encourage optimum function and body balancing. Our state-of-the-art 3D foot scanner captures an exact model of your feet for a perfect fit.

We are unrivalled throughout the North East, serving North and South Tyneside, Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham, and have helped thousands of people overcome and prevent injury and pain.