Kin Body and Sole

Biomechanics and Orthotics

About Biomechanics

Here at Kin Body and Sole, we examine your lower body mechanics in detail to obtain a specialist understanding of your foot and lower limb structure and functionality.

Tailoring treatment to provide long-term solutions.

Find out more and book your appointment with a member of our team today.

About Biomechanics
About Biomechanics

Podiatry biomechanics examines how the muscles, bones, and joints of the lower limb and foot interact and move. These biomechanical factors can affect you in many ways, leading to problems such as foot, heel, or ankle pain and conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and Achilles tendonitis.

Your gait can also be affected, and other injuries can often be incurred due to these biomechanical factors and interactions impeding your performance.

A biometric assessment podiatry examination investigates lower limb function, looking at all of the connecting parts that may display abnormalities that could cause pain and discomfort.


About Orthotics
Orthotics (insoles)

At Kin Body and Sole, we focus on finding long-term solutions to improve your quality of life.

Solutions and treatment plans that help to tackle any underlying weaknesses and functional issues. Your plan is tailored to you and can be prescribed as a standalone treatment plan or in conjunction with an insole.

What To Bring to Your Appointment:
  • Current shoes
  • Any insoles currently using
  • Any sports shoes

The good news is that general podiatry (chiropody) care from Kin Body and Sole can provide much-needed relief, allowing you to stand, walk or run pain-free. We are warm, friendly, and professional, priding ourselves on offering you a first-class service.

Biomechanics York

If you experience pain or discomfort in your feet, it will impact your everyday life. From walking and moving around the home to feeling unable to do the activities you enjoy the most, such as running or cycling.

We’re on our feet all the time. They take a lot of stress and strain—stress and strain that is placed on 28 bones, 214 ligaments, and 38 muscles—all in one foot alone!

Podiatry biomechanics helps us find the root cause of the problem. We assess the relationship between all of the connecting parts of the body and then tailor solutions to you. We examine structure, alignment, and the strengths and weaknesses of the lower limbs.

Feet Exercises

What happens at the Assessment?

Biomechanics of the foot – our qualified and professional podiatrists will carry out a thorough assessment of the patient sitting, standing, and moving, either barefoot or with shoes, analysing how your lower limbs work.

We analyse all probable causes of pain, examining the ankle, knee, and back areas, areas which can all impact and be possible reasons behind why you’re experiencing pain in your feet.

Assessing muscle strength, the range of motion in each joint, and angles of the foot, all in relation to the lower limbs.

Once the problem is identified, the correct treatment will be prescribed, and this can range from specific exercises to footwear advice to custom orthotics.

The focus is on improving strength and flexibility, and we will monitor this throughout your sessions with us.

About Orthotics
About Biomechanics

Reasons you might need a gait analysis specialist

If you feel or are aware that you’re not standing tall and straight, or if you’re not walking or moving correctly, a biometric assessment might be for you.

You may also suffer from a bowed leg, one leg being longer than the other, or a pelvic torsion. Again, these are all instances where a foot gait analysis could prove extremely beneficial.

  • If you suffer from:
  • High/low foot arches
  • Limb length discrepancy
  • Sports injury affecting the feet/lower limbs
  • The feeling of stress and tension in the joints, muscles, and ligaments
  • Pain and discomfort in the feet/lower limbs
  • General wear and tear/injury from overuse
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Painful big toe
  • Arch pain
  • Shin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

Medical conditions such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Congenital deformities
  • Arthritis of the foot
  • Bunions
  • Painful corns
  • Metatarsalgia

A biometric assessment could prove valuable to you. 

At Kin Body and Sole, we are always happy to discuss any issues or uncertainties surrounding podiatry and how it can help. 

Call our team, book your assessment, and let us help you today. 

Treatments Available

All treatment plans are prescribed by qualified specialists and can include:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Orthotics for flat foot
  • Strapping and taping
  • Specific, tailored exercises
  • Suitable footwear
  • Podiatrist insoles
  • Orthotic inserts

All treatments are designed to increase mobility, improve posture, ease pain and discomfort, improve muscle strength and flexibility, and improve overall foot mechanics (these all depend on the analysis of the results).

If you need help and you’re looking for a biomechanical assessment podiatry near me, look no further.

Arrange your assessment today.

Orthotics (insoles)
Feet Exercises

Benefits of biomechanics assessment

  • You can get a comprehensive understanding of the underlying problems with specific lower limbs
  • Helps to reduce pain and discomfort felt in the feet
  • Ensures a better posture
  • Can help prevent further injury
  • Increases muscle strength
  • It offers you a more efficient gait
  • It can help you gain a great range of motion

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Gait analysis experts….

Kin Body and Sole.

We pride ourselves on specialising in foot and ankle problems, and patients throughout York trust us because we tailor our treatment plans to each individual.

Our in-depth foot gait analysis helps to assess the function of the foot and find the root cause of foot pain by examining the lower limbs of the body while bearing weight, non-weight-bearing, and during movement.

Helping patients with conditions such as shin splints, metatarsalgia, runners’ knee, flat feet, and more.

Our aim is simple: reduce the pain you’re experiencing and increase your mobility to a level you’re happy with.

Get the right advice and treatment plan for you.

We offer:

  • Unrivalled customer service
  • Tailored treatment plans
  • We’re experienced, knowledgeable, qualified, and friendly
  • We listen to you!

If you’re suffering discomfort in your lower limbs that is affecting your foot posture, book your appointment today.



What our clients say

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I came to Abby because of ankle pain while playing football. She was able to diagnose me and explain it very clearly which was extremely helpful. She customized insoles for me and made sure they fit perfectly until I felt comfortable in them to use for competitive play. Thanks to Abby, the insoles, plus the exercises she recommended me, I no longer have ankle pain and also noticed improvements in my performance. With her help I was able to clear my ankle pain in time to go on successful trials. I would recommend to anyone looking for great physiotherapy/ podiatry as Abby was very kind, helpful, and knowledgeable!

Zion Park

I had a podiatry appointment with Abby last year and had some bespoke insoles for my running trainers made. My feet had their own MOT! The insoles have made all the difference to my running and my left ankle is in much better shape as a result of Abby’s advice. Brilliant experience provided by a fabulous podiatrist.

Francesca Haynes

I was referred to Abby at Kin Body and Sole when I started to have a very painful and crippling problem with my feet. Abby was extremely friendly and sympathetic from the moment I first met her and is very knowledgeable and professional. Nothing is too much trouble. At my first appointment and following a thorough examination, she diagnosed the condition I had straightaway and also the likely cause. She then devised a customised exercise plan for me to follow, made some customised in-soles for me to wear and advised me on the correct footwear that I should be wearing. She explained everything extremely well and also followed this up with an e-mail outlining everything we had discussed together with a copy of the exercise plan I needed to follow. Having followed Abby’s treatment plan over the past few weeks (with a couple of follow up appointments to check my progress), my feet are significantly improved and I am no longer suffering with the crippling pain that I had prior to the start of my treatment. I can therefore highly recommend Abby at Kin Body and Sole.

Karan Lickers

Abby is amazing. I’d been struggling with shoulder pain for years, she diagnosed my issue instantly and gave me insoles during my appointment. It’s been almost a month since I got my insoles, and I’ve been completely pain-free ever since. It’s been life-changing! 🙂

Aimee Pearcy

I recently received treatment for a foot problem which required a biometric assessment and corrective insoles. The care was excellent and Abby was both knowledgeable and thorough with a lovely friendly and supportive approach. The venue was very pleasant, modern and spotlessly clean. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service.

Kathleen O’Kelly

I play football regularly, but was continuously struggling with ankle pain as I kept going over on it, practically on a weekly basis. I saw Abby for a biomechanics assessment who reviewed my running, walking and ankle strength. She gave me some insoles together with some strengthening exercises, both of which have really helped! I couldn’t recommend Abby highly enough!

Matt Mortonson

I had a heel issue that had been bothering me for about a year, and it was becoming very painful. I came in and got it sorted in one session while receiving expert advice on how to manage it in the future and prevent it from coming back. Since then the issue has completely disappeared, and you can’t tell it was ever there. Great service, highly recommended.

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