Have you suffered a sports injury or are you experiencing persistent leg or back pain?
Do you have recurring strains or sprains?
Do you suspect that your condition may have been caused by a poor alignment of your feet and legs’ bone, ligament and muscle structure?
If your answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then you may wish to consider a biomechanical assessment which can not only treat, but also prevent, sprains, strains, sports injuries and back pain.
In your feet are 52 bones, 66 joints, 38 muscles and tendons and 214 ligaments, and even a small misalignment of that system can result in painful effects throughout your body. The good news, though, is that by having your body assessed and by intervening early, you can avoid injuries that may lead to a lot of time out of action.
What are biomechanics?
Biomechanics concerns the function, structure and alignment of the legs, ankles, feet, hips, thighs and lower back. With such an intricate interlinked system dictating how you walk and run, it only takes the abnormal function or misalignment of one or more of its components for the remainder of the musculoskeletal system to be forced to compensate in response.
It is for this reason that so many people opt for an examination that allows for all aspects of any biomechanical abnormality to be identified and treated.
How can a biomechanical assessment benefit me?
A biomechanical assessment ensures that you have a good balance between strength and flexibility and that there is no misalignment of your lower limbs, meaning that no adverse strain is put on any other area of the musculoskeletal system.
We use Pilates machines to perform our biomechanical assessments, which we combine with gait analysis at the same time as taking into account your footwear and walking or sports habits. This usually allows us to identify the cause of your foot-related injury or source of pain with greater success than alternatives such as a generalised medical investigation or X-ray.
After diagnosis, David will devise a personalised treatment plan that is designed to ensure that the foot and leg system returns to a more normal, symmetrical function.
Biomechanical assessments from David Canevaro
David is a registered osteopath, rehabilitation Pilates instructor and sports therapist. His present osteopathy clinics include those in the Docklands in close vicinity to Canary Wharf tube station, covering Limehouse and South Quays.
He also has an osteopathy clinic near Brockley in south London, near Lewisham, Dulwich and Crystal Palace, as well as a clinic opposite Spitalfields Market close to Liverpool Street Station and Aldgate.