Biomechanics and 

musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment

 

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What is a muscoloskeletal (MSK) assessment?


As part of the biomechanical assessment, our HCPC Podiatrists and Orthotists are experts in musculoskeletal assessment. This is the specialist understanding that underpins any biomechanical assessment, and is the most important part of our biomechanical assessment. Collectively we have over 30 years clinical experience, and boast nationally recognised clinical specialists within our team. The Treatment Hub clinical team also deliver biomechanics and MSK assessment training across the UK.


The Treatment Hub Podiatrists and Orthotists are leaders in the field of assessment, and provide training on national MSK courses for Podiatrists and Orthotists across the country. Some of our clincians also lecture on the degree programme at the University of Stratchlyde for Prostetics and Orthotics.


The muscluloskeletal assessment has some key aspects


  • Relevant medical history 
  • Static alignment (an assessment of your body alignment when standing)
  • Tissue stress testing
  • Functional assessment testing
  • Joint range of motion assessment to understand the available movement of the body
  • Muscle powers of affected areas
  • The use of biomechanical theories such as sagittal plane theory, tissue stress and the understanding of the phases of pathological gait


 

Diagnostic imaging


Our team also have access to further assessment such as diagnostic imaging x-ray, MRI or CT via our close working relationship with our Orthopaedic colleagues. As such, if we feel that after our MSK and biomechanical assessments that any surgical opinion including further images is required we can refer you directly to our orthopaedic team members for further assessment.


One of the unique aspects of our service is that if a joint biomechanics and orthopaedic appointment is required we can also arrange this which means both approaches compliment each other


The Treatment Hub team work with Miss Roslyn Miller Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon who is a specialist in foot and ankle surgery. 


Miss Miller and the team have worked closely together on a weekly basis since 2011 to ensure there is a joined up approach in patient care. She has clinics in both Harley St, London and also in Glasgow.



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