At Leicester Orthotics, we want to make sure that you can live your life the way that you want to and not be held back by any joint or muscle issues. Biomechanics is a broad field that covers a wide range of topics including sports biomechanics, kinesiology, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. Nick Gallogly is an expert in this field and is here to provide you with the best services in biomechanics. Nick is a specialist in biomechanics with a focus in gait analysis and the management of neural muscular lower limb conditions.
What are Biomechanics?
To put it simply, biomechanics is the science and study of how systems and structures of biological organisms tend to react to stimuli and other external forces. Typically speaking, biomechanics primarily focuses on how the skeletal and muscular systems in people function when faced with different conditions. The biomechanic will apply principles of engineering, physics, and other types of analysis to find both the limits and capabilities of the body.
Who Needs Biomechanics?
There are some biomechanical injuries that you should seek help for, including:
- Repetitive injuries, such as lateral epicondylitis or Achilles’ tendinopathy.
- Traumatic injuries, including ligament sprains or fractures.
These injuries can often be a result of abnormal biomechanics, leading to your body compensating as it moves. This can be caused by:
- Poor technique
- Poor posture
- Faulty equipment, such as ill-fitting shoes.
- Muscle imbalance
By identifying biomechanical abnormalities, it’s easier to figure out the root cause of your problems.
Nick Gallogly is a consultant orthotist, who specializes in biomechanics. His focus is on gait analysis and how to manage neural muscular lower limb conditions. He is interested in working in lower limb orthotic treatment, sports injury prevention, and conservative orthotic management of neurological conditions. Nick Gallogly has a qualification from Salford University with honors in orthotics and prosthetics. In 2014, he completed his master’s degree at Staffordshire University in clinical biomechanics. He is a foot and ankle specialist that has worked with sports teams including the London Irish rugby, para-rowing teams, Bath Rugby, and Gloucester Rugby.
Biomechanics For Children, Adults, Sports Players, Sports Teams
For children, biomechanics can find structural problems that alter your child’s feet, which can negatively impact their walking and running. Often this is just a temporary fix needed to help children outgrow issues.
Adults who notice issues with their feet, ankles, joints, or muscles should consider seeking out an orthotist to perform a biomechanical assessment on them. This will help them determine what the issue is and how they can remedy their problem.
Biomechanics can be essential when it comes to athletes. This can not only benefit the athletes by preventing injury or diagnosing causes for various issues, but your performance as an athlete can be improved after a biomechanical assessment.
Biomechanics For General Foot Problems, Neurological Problems, Injuries, Sports Injuries
Biomechanics can be an essential tool in both diagnosing and coming up with an effective treatment plan for a variety of different injuries, foot problems, and neurological problems.
Contact Us Today
If you notice issues like foot problems or weakness or stiffness in your joints and muscles, an orthotist can offer the solutions that you have been looking for. Contact Nick Gallogly today to get your consultation, which can be essential in creating the best treatment plans for your needs.