Through checking walking pattern and physical exam, we can find invaluable information for treatment such as poor biomechanics, weak muscle group or stiff joint. Most common biomechanical faults include:
Collapsing arches (Foot over-pronation) in weight bearing phase – representing decreased arch muscle group strength and flexibility
Hip internal rotation with knee valgus stress (moving towards midline) in weight bearing phase – indicating hip abductor/external rotator weakness or/ and ankle arch over-pronation.
Decreased big toe dorsi-flexion (moving upward) in the end of swing phase – indicating decreased elasticity and tightness of big toe- plantar fascia – calf myofascia complex