An investigation into your lower limb function

A biomechanical assessment is an investigation into your lower limb function. It involves a number of key elements and tests that are used to obtain a clear overview of the body’s movement behaviour, restrictions and possible compensations that are taking place. 

The different elements that make up a thorough biomechanical assessment include:

  • Joint range of motion testing

  • Muscle strength testing

  • Static postural assessment

  • Dynamic assessment (walking/running analysis)

  • Functional testing (review the body’s ability to perform certain movements)

  • Flexibility testing (muscle elasticity)

The results of a biomechanical assessment are used to generate a diagnosis and treatment plan.