Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT)

Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) is a manual therapy involving Grade 4 Mobilisations and Grade 5 Manipulations of joints in the foot and ankle. FMT helps improve foot function by gently stretching the joints of the foot and ankle, reducing any stiffness and potentially increasing the available range of motion. Joints are isolated and treated individually, often in a particular sequence, although certain joints may be selected for assessment and manipulation in specific conditions or if time is short. Mobilisation may increase synovial fluid which is vital for lubrication of the joints, break up adhesions causing stiffness, improve balance and proprioception, and relax muscles whose tendons associated with the joint through activating golgi tendon organs, a type of sensory mechanoreceptor in the joint capsule, and the golgi tendon reflex.

Generally, FMT is not painful or uncomfortable, although people may sometimes feel a little aching or discomfort for a day to two following treatment, as is often the case with manual therapies. In fact, many people find it very relaxing. It can be helpful in many difference conditions, including Plantarfasciopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, osteoarthritis, Cuboid syndrome, and many others.

Treatments are usually provided on a weekly basis during the initial stages, often for 2-6 weeks, until your symptoms have improved enough to warrant less frequent appointments with people often coming for 3-4 sessions per year to maintain the benefit once they are feeling better.

FMT Appointments = £43 for 30 mins

If you are interested in booking an appointment or have any questions, please contact me via the link below.

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