Do you have pain in the back, leg, hip, knee or foot?
This could be due to poor biomechanics.
Over the next 12 weeks our lower limb specialist Lucy Thomas will give you an insight into why you may be getting these injuries, and what physiotherapy can do to help…
What is ‘Biomechanics’?
Biomechanics is the study of motion. The study of biomechanics is important in determining what causes injuries and how we can prevent them re-occurring. It is important that we not only treat the SYMPTOMS, but also identify and address the CAUSE of an injury.
Foot biomechanics relates to the position of the foot and how that affects the structures above it, for example the ankle, knee, hip and lower back. Think of it like the foundations of a house – if they aren’t level then the walls and supporting structures will be compromised and may get damaged over time.
Over the next 12 weeks we will discuss common biomechanical injuries, including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon irritation, shin pain, knee pain and hip pain. I will also give you some advice on managing different injuries, specific exercises and rehabilitation options.
Next week I’ll be talking about plantar fasciitis, also known as heel pain.
Lucy graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 and worked in private practice for 6 years. She has extensive experience in treating a range of injuries including sports, work-related, post-surgery and chronic degenerative conditions. she has been part of the medical team at the London Marathon, international athletics competitions and national university athletics championships. Lucy has also worked closely with GPs in the UK, providing musculoskeletal based education and training as part of their professionals development programmes.
Lucy developed an interest in physiotherapy through being an athlete an suffering numerous injuries herself. She has represented England in Athletics and was British Universities steeplechase champion.
Lucy specialises in Neck and Back Injuries, sporting injuries and biomechanical lower limb conditions (Knee, Foot and Ankle)
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