The science of the structure and function of the body in a mechanical sense. More about engineering; levers, moments and force vectors, or the qualitative and quantitative values of joint motion, than biology. Podiatric bio-mechanics is concerned with the structure, function and symptoms of the legs and feet.
Who can benefit?
Anyone over the age of approximately eight years, with unusual foot/ankle structure or function, suffering discomfort from toes to the lower back e.g. a flatfooted person.(Skip to Non-Sporting) A sports person, amateur or professional, with symptoms, typically tendonitis, shin splints, ankle instability, miscellaneous foot or knee pain (Skip to Bio-Mechanics in Sport). Cyclists with leg/ankle/foot/knee or bike set-up issues (Skip to Cycling Bio-Mechanics). The elderly who seek to extend threatened mobility (Skip to Non-Sporting). Orthotics or Orthoses (both words are used and mean the same), are prescribed devices, normally fitted inside the shoe, their purpose is to correct a gait or stance abnormality and relieve symptoms originating at the abnormality. Learn more about Orthotics in technical space.