Biomechanical Assessment

A biomechanical assessment forms the basis for diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot pain cases. The thorough process can include, but not limited to the following examination/tests/treatments/referrals:

  • Thorough pain/symptom history
  • XR/US/MRI image interpretation and referral
  • Global/foot posture analysis
  • Lower limb ROM testing
  • Lower limb strength/coordination testing
  • Static/dynamic foot pressure analysis
  • Walking/running gait analysis
  • 3D laser foot scanning
  • Orthotic appraisal
  • Footwear overview

Treatment:

  • In-shoe padding/wedging
  • Rigid taping/bracing
  • FS-6 compression
  • Footwear referral
  • Custom 3d orthotic therapy
  • Gait retraining
  • Stretch/strength program
  • Foot mobilisation techniques
  • Dry needling/acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Professional referrals

General Assessment

A general assessment is conducted for patients who require care for skin and nail related concerns. Simply offering treatment on a regular basis is one option, however identifying the cause of these general concerns can significantly improve long term outcomes. General services we offer include, but are not limited to the following assessments/treatments:

  • Diabetic screening
  • Neurovascular examination
  • Doppler Ultrasound/ABI
  • Balance/stance testing
  • Foot ROM/muscle testing
  • Footwear appraisal

Treatment:

  • General skin/nail care
  • Corn/callous sharp debridement
  • Electric burr/mandrel drill
  • Emollient application
  • Paraffin wax foot bath
  • Footwear prescription

Footwear Store

Sunshine Coast Orthotics & Podiatry offer an extensive range of men’s and women’s comfort footwear including thongs, sandals, wedges, ballet flats, loafers and lace ups. We have a strong affiliation with Rebel Sport Maroochydore for all of your athletic footwear needs. Podiatry retail products and brands stocked in store include:

  • Scholl Orthaheel
  • Vionic
  • Revere
  • Anodyne
  • Orthosleeve FS-6 compression
  • Callusan foot hydration foams