A biomechanical foot assessment is a detailed examination of your foot and leg function. It helps to diagnose the cause of pain in heels, ankles, knees, hips and back.
We would recommend an assessment if you're struggling with plantar fasciitis pain, Achilles tendonitis, flat feet, joint pain, bunions or sport injuries. Our podiatrists will often prescribe orthoses to help relieve your pain and discomfort. There are two types - over the counter (OTC) and custom-made orthoses.
Orthoses or orthotics are more commonly known as insoles. They are foot shaped devices fitted into your shoe to support your foot arch, help correct alignment, act as shock absorbers and help with mobility of the foot.
Traditional or OTC orthoses are adjusted to fit your shoe and the shape of your foot - you can go home with foot support the very same day.
Custom orthoses are made from various high tech materials such as carbon fibre and are often prescribed for more complex issues. The orthoses are designed to offer advance support to target your specific concerns and are uniquely contoured to your foot arches and shape. Custom orthoses are lab made and can take up to 6 weeks to arrive.
Our podiatrists will advise you of the most effective treatment plan and device during your initial assessment. For your assessment and orthoses fitting, please bring along the pair of shoes you wear most regularly.
Treatment plan: Assessment and OTC orthoses | £175
Appointment 1: Biomechanical assessment, OTC orthoses and fitting (up to 60 minutes)
Appointment 2: Follow up assessment to monitor your progress (up to 15 minutes)
Treatment plan: Assessment and custom orthoses | £449
Appointment 1: Biomechanical assessment, prescription for custom orthoses, OTC orthoses and fitting to wear straight away (up to 60 minutes)
Appointment 2: Fitting for custom orthoses (up to 30 minutes)
Appointment 3: Follow up assessment to monitor your progress (up to 30 minutes)
Depending on your lifestyle and pace, you may find you need an additional pair of orthoses really useful. You can order an additional pair of OTC or custom made orthoses if your last assessment and prescription was made by us within the last year.
Additional pair of OTC orthoses | £95
This appointment will last approximately 15 - 30 minutes. Your practitioner will adjust your new OTC orthoses based on the prescription from your OTC assessment treatment plan.
Additional pair of custom orthoses | £349
No appointment required. Simply contact us and we will send you an order form to complete. The additional pair of custom orthoses will be based on the prescription from your custom assessment and treatment plan. Custom orthoses are lab made and can take up to 6 weeks to arrive. We will contact you once they are ready to collect.
It is fairly common for children to struggle with foot function and structural development in their early years and this can be due to a number of reasons. In a short and gentle assessment, we will help to identify any concerns and advise the best support device and treatment plan for your little one. For this assessment, please bring along the pair of shoes your child wears most regularly. This appointment is suitable for children up to 8 years' old.
Paediatric assessment (up to 30 minutes) | £40
Specialist care assessment
A gentle assessment of the feet and lower limbs will help to diagnose any biomechanical issues for our patients with existing medical conditions such as cerebral palsy.
We will advise you of the most effective devices and treatment plan to suit your needs, so that you can feel more comfortable, stable and independent. For this assessment, please bring along any walking aids and the pair of shoes you wear the most regularly.
Specialist care assessment (up to 30 minutes) | £60