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Foot Mobilisation Therapy in Adelaide

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Foot mobilisation therapy (FMT) is a hands on therapy that mobilises the joints of the feet and ankles and helps restore normal joint function and range of motion. During FMT 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.

That’s the technical explanation but what does that really mean? It’s very common for various joints in the foot and ankle to become stiff either due to getting older or as a result of previous injury such as a sprained ankle. When a joint becomes stiff, 2 things can happen – the first is that the stiff joint may become painful. The second problem is that our bodies compensate for a stiff joint by placing greater strain on other joints or areas. This may lead to further pain.

So foot mobilisation simply helps to increase movement within a joint to relieve pain and improve function. It forms part of an overall treatment plan to help you get back to moving pain free and enjoying your activities quicker.

 

Professional Foot Mobilisation Therapy in Adelaide

What to expect at your consultation

When you see one of our Podiatrist’s at Healthy Life Foot Clinic, you’ll not only feel welcomed but confident in their care.

We’ll initially take the time to learn about you and your problem and how it’s affected you and what it’s stopping you from doing. We will then take a thorough history and perform a detailed examination to determine what’s wrong and the cause of your problem.

Part of the examination will involve observation of your walking which may also include the use of video or Gaitscan (this measures the pressure applied under your feet). We may also refer you for further xrays or ultrasound if indicated.

Finally, we will give you a plan which will clearly detail what the problem is, why it’s there and what we will do to get you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible. Treatment will vary according to your problem but may include a combination of hands on therapy (foot mobilisation and dry needling), strapping, exercise, footwear advice, laser, orthotic therapy and general foot care.

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