Newsletter September 2023 – Foot Mobilisation Therapy

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Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapy specifically developed to improve your foot and ankle function by targeting stiff, mal-aligned or dysfunctional joints to improve the function of your lower limb. This form of manual therapy involves finding and treating the cause of your pain rather than just the symptoms, by individually assessing each bone and joint in the foot and ankle and using your own body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve foot posture.

Together, joint mobilisation/manipulation and corrective exercise ensures that your body is in the best position possible to undertake its own natural repair process. Every time you partake in foot mobilisation/manipulation, you will experience:

  • Joint mobility improvements by freeing the area of adhesions and other restrictions that are preventing mobility
  • Postural stability will be enhanced through promoting the body’s proprioceptive (balancing) system to work better
  • Muscles around the joint will become stronger by increasing the muscle to nerve messages
  • The pain messages that are sent to the brain will also be decreased via joint stimulation
  • Allows the body to naturally repair itself through mobilising restricted joints to promote joint fluid production.
  • Returns bones and joints to their optimal position which allows chronic musculoskeletal injuries to heal.
  • Improves joint integrity, foot posture and muscle strength.

The best thing about FMT is that treatments can produce results that last between 48 to 72 hours. If you have treatment regularly, results are experienced for longer periods of time.

FMT can be used to treat:

  • Ankle sprains and instability
  • Bunions
  • Claw, mallet, retracted and hammer toes
  • Cuboid syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
Podiatrist Lauren gives us a first hand experience of how Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) has helped her return to the netball court. To hear Lauren’s personal experience and great outcomes listen from 1min 50 secs. What a fantastic outcome!

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