We provide Foot Mobilisation Technique services
The practice of Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) is a manual therapy aimed at improving foot and leg function. FMT targets joints of the foot and ankle which are in a poor alignment, stiff or dysfunctional and aims to gradually realign and restore the way they move. This is achieved through a series of ‘hands on’ treatment sessions, similar to what can be experienced in an osteopathic, chiropractic or physiotherapy setting. As the foot is a complex unit with many small bones and joints, the practitioner requires highly specialised FMT training so as to isolate the correct joints and with great skill and accuracy, to free these up.
These must be performed in consecutive appointments designated by your podiatrist, so as to prevent the soft tissues (joint capsules, ligaments etc.) from returning to their pathological positions that originally caused the injury or malalignment.
It’s important to know that FMT is not a ‘quick fix’ treatment option. Proper FMT treatment involves a number of treatment sessions over a couple of weeks and then additional ongoing care based on the symptoms of the patient.
The Treatment Process
- Assessment – Before we begin any treatment, we first conduct a thorough assessment of your needs.
- Diagnostic – If we need more information, we may send you for further examinations, such as having an x–ray. This will help in determining the best treatment for you.
- Treatment – The healing begins.