Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT)
What is Foot Mobilisation Therapy?
Foot mobilisation therapy (FMT) is a manual technique that mobilises the joints of the feet 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 alignment.
Could Foot Mobilisation Therapy Help You?
Research has shown that Foot Mobilisation Therapy is effective in the treatment of conditions such as:
- sprained ankle (1) – click here to read our blog post on sprained ankles;
- non specific foot pain (2); and
- plantar fasciitis (3).
Foot Mobilisation Therapy may also be of benefit if you are suffering from:
- Sore calf muscles;
- Achilles problems;
- Heel pain;
- Sore arches;
- Aching balls of the feet;
- Foot cramping;
- Clawed toes and hammer toes,
Patients that have undergone FMT may also notice indirect improvements and relief of lower back pain, hip, thigh and knee pain. This is due to the restoration of foot joint function and the alignment of the bones in your feet.
In some cases, FMT may provide patients with an alternative option to orthotics or surgery.
Foot Mobilisation Therapy in the Redlands
Foot Mobilisation Therapy was introduced to Australia about ten years ago, and is only offered by a small number of podiatry clinics.
In fact, Trevor Lane was the first podiatrist in the Redlands to provide this helpful therapy.
So if you feel like you have exhausted all options when it comes to fixing your feet, call us on (07) 3207 4736 or book online with Trevor today, to see if FMT could be helpful for you.
- Loudon JK, Reiman MP, Sylvain J. The efficacy of manual joint mobilisation/manipulation in treatment of lateral ankle sprains: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2014;48:365-370. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23980032/
- Hains G, Boucher PB, Lamy AM. Ischemic compression and joint mobilisation for the treatment of nonspecific myofascial foot pain: findings from two quasi-experimental before-and-after studies. J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2015;59(1):72-83. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25729088/
- Grim C, Kramer R, Engelhardt M, John SM, Hotfiel T, Hoppe MW. Effectiveness of Manual Therapy, Customised Foot Orthoses and Combined Therapy in the Management of Plantar Fasciitis—A RCT. Sports. 2019; 7(6):128. https://doi.org/10.3390/sports7060128