Anna Balcombe: Sports Podiatrist & Podiatric Surgeon
BSc (Hons) MRSsCPod, MRCPod, FRCPodS

Medical Secretary: 07775 99 55 77
( contact for ALL enquiries and appointments)

Biomechanics & Orthotics

Biomechanics and Orthotics

Biomechanics and Foot Function

The key to better health might be correcting the structural problems in your feet!

Feet exist to enable us to walk, run, balance and generally hold our skeleton up. They can accommiStock_000012644456_Large-smallodate great changes in weight and will adjust their shape and structure depending on the task we are doing.

It is easier to be mobile rather than standing on our feet all day, as muscular workload is greater when standing still and pressure is not allowed to build-up in one single area.

Due to the enormous pressure we put on our feet, the lower back, leg and foot are susceptible to many aches, strains and complaints.

Problems and pain and sport activity or in everyday life?

Gait analysis - to diagnose your foot problems

Gait analysis is used to discover abnormal movements, which can produce high levels of stress in joints and muscles resulting in injury. Orthotics (foot supports) are able to minimize these abnormal movements and stresses.

Complete Foot Care at the Balcombe Foot and Ankle Clinic can help if you have pain in your:

  • Achilles tendon
  • Ankle
  • Ball of the Foot
  • Foot arch
  • Shins
  • Knees
  • Back

Our Gait Analysis can detect unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body.

Complete Foot Care at the Balcombe Foot and Ankle Clinic use the latest in 3D optical foot scanners to capture accurate measurements of our patient’s feet. Our scanners are precise at measuring thousands of points around the foot and it`s various contours and with explanation, we are able to show our patients a 3D image of their feet to enable them to understand their own foot mechanics and related pain or problem.

Anna Balcombe has the skill and expertise as a specialist biomechanics practioners to diagnose and use the latest foot scanning techniques to achieve your ultimate orthotic devise.



Orthotics custom made for your specific pain / problem to fit comfortably in your shoes.

Orthotic insoles (foot supports) control the way your foot functions and can compensate for problems and other difficulties in the foot and lower limb, adding support, aiding shock absorption and relieving pain.

At the Balcombe Foot and Ankle Clinic we evaluate requirements based on gait analysis and in conjunction with your personal needs (shoes you wear, your activity level, sporting level.)

We also offer a wide range of “readymade” non bespoke orthotics to suit various foot types and patients needs.


We will recommend the ideal solution for you providing you with advise, exercises and stretching techniques, physical therapies and strapping ankle supports, heel lifts and other devises to reduce your immediate pain and difficulties.

Laser Scanning

We use 3D optical foot scanners that capture accurate measurements of the patient’s feet. These scanners are an extremely precise device measuring thousands of different points of the contours of the foot.

Although 3D lasers are perceived as the latest in technology and one of the most accurate measuring systems for orthotic devices, it is our opinion that no measuring system can surpass the knowledge of an experienced practitioner.

Anna Balcombe has the skill and expertise as a practitioner for your diagnosis, and uses the latest in Laser technology to achieve the ultimate orthotic device.

Laser Surgery