The assessment of your condition entails discovering the cause of your pain, so that we can guide you through the most effective treatment. At Médicus, a complete biomechanical analysis is conducted: your gait, posture and joint movements are examined in a precise and detailed study. Whether focussing on the feet, knees, legs or back, this assessment is the best way to target the musculoskeletal disorder that is causing your discomfort.

What is a biomechanical assessment?

A biomechanical assessment is a tool used to study the relationship between your joint structures and their physiological functions while walking. In addition to this examination, the orthotist also analyzes your posture. This process allows them to establish an overall portrait of the mechanics of your body and to identify any anomalies that could affect its equilibrium.

The biomechanical and postural assessment includes several steps:

  1. Assessment of the range of joint movements
  2. Examination of your posture and alignment of articular structures
  3. Gait analysis
  4. Analysis of plantar pressures


Once the assessment is completed, two options are possible:

  • If you have a medical prescription: depending on the pathology diagnosed, the orthotist discusses the custom or prefabricated product best suited to the needs of your treatment plan.
  • If you do not have a medical prescription: the orthotist gives you the detailed report of your assessment and may, if necessary, reference it for consultation with the appropriate health professional (doctor, physiotherapist, etc.).

If the treatment plan recommends wearing any orthoses, measurements and a mould are taken for the laboratory design of your custom orthoses.

Who can benefit from a biomechanical assessment?

Everyone, without exception, can benefit from a biomechanical evaluation! First, remember that it is very common to rehabilitate one part of our body while ignoring the fact that the source of pain or injury can come from another area of ​​our body. An analysis of the alignment of the articular structures enables us to determine the true cause of the problem and then follow a proper treatment plan.

A biomechanical assessment can trace the source of any muscular or joint discomfort that persists daily, and speed up the rehabilitation of sports injuries. It is also possible to perform a preventive assessment: a gait and running analysis makes it possible to optimize body alignment in order to avoid any potential injuries:

Sports injury

Daily pain

Balance issues


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Why conduct a biomechanical assessment?

The assessment provides a complete and comparative analysis of the foot structure, ground pressure points and biomechanical alignments. The distribution of the center of gravity while standing still or walking is then identified. Imaging draws a portrait of the foot structure and pressure levels that can affect performance and comfort.

The advanced technologies used by Médicus ensure you receive personalized service and an optimized orthotic treatment plan. This biomechanical assessment results in an evolutionary and quantifiable treatment year after year.

Where to get an assessment?

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Médicus Savard Québec

1350 Rue Cyrille-Duquet
Québec, Québec
G1N 2E5

Médicus Rosemont

2815 Sherbrooke Est #100
Montréal, Québec
H2K 1H2

Médicus Carrefour

3030 boul. Le Carrefour, bureau 100
Laval, Québec
H7T 2P5

Médicus Longueuil

760 rue Fréchette
Longueuil, Québec
J4J 5C9

Médicus Oxybec Sherbrooke

981 rue King Ouest
Sherbrooke, Québec
J1H 1S3

Médicus St-Hyacinthe

1100 boulevard Casavant Ouest (Galeries St-Hyacinthe)
St-Hyacinthe, Québec
J2S 8B9

Médicus Rockland

100 Chemin Rockland #130 (Édifice RocklandMD)
Montréal, Québec
H3P 2V9
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