What is Foot Mobilisation Therapy?
Foot Mobilisation Therapy or FMT is a very effective form of joint mobilisation, using manipulation techniques, to treat many foot alignment and biomechanical issues. Foot Mobilisation Therapy is widely used by health professionals to restore normal joint function and range of motion.
Misalignments in the feet and lower limbs can increase pressure and stressed through the joints, often leading to pain, arthritis and poor foot function. This can result in adaptations to walking style, that can lead to knee, hip and lower back strain.
The ultimate goal of Foot Mobilisation Therapy is to correct these underlying joint and structural alignments, maintain mobility and improve strength, balance and foot posture, getting you back to the activities you love and reducing the risk of future injury.
During Foot Mobilisation Therapy the joints of the feet are gently taken through their normal range of motions, to aid the body in creating physiological changes to postural alignment.
This gentle, specific and painless technique stimulates the body’s ability to repair and restore itself, helping to reduce pain and inflammation.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy begins with regular and intensive treatments for the first month to help treat the pain and inflammation. Strengthening, stretching and proprioception exercises are then incorporated to ensure that changes made during the sessions are long lasting.
Once the inflammation and pain has reduced and you build up strength within the lower limbs and feet, there is less need for regular appointments.
In some cases this form or therapy can make you less reliant on traditional methods of treatment like orthotics, surgery or pain relief medication.
What Can Foot Mobilisation Therapy Treat?
Foot Mobilisation Therapy can be used to treat many conditions of the foot and ankle. These include, but are not limited to:
- Sinus Tarsi
- Arch Pain
- Ankle Sprains and Instability
- Achilles problems and calf pain
- Shin Splints
- Foot cramps
- Hammer and clawed toes
- Heel Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
- Pain in balls of feet
- Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
- Patello-femoral syndrome
- Hallux Limitus/Rigidus
If you are suffering from painful feet or lower limbs and feel like you have exhausted all treatment options, then maybe Foot Mobilisation Therapy can finally help you!