Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT)
Foot mobilisation techniques (FMT) are a form of manual therapy that involves gentle manipulation and mobilisation of the joints and soft tissues in the foot and ankle. FMT aims to improve the function and alignment of the foot, thereby alleviating pain and enhancing overall foot mechanics.
These techniques are performed by a trained healthcare professional, such as
a podiatrist. The podiatrist uses hands-on techniques to assess and treat various conditions affecting the foot, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, flat feet, and ankle instability.
FMT can help in several ways:
- Pain reduction: By improving joint mobility, reducing inflammation, and releasing tight soft tissues, FMT can help reduce foot and ankle pain.
- Improved joint function: FMT techniques aim to restore proper joint alignment and mobility, allowing the foot to move more efficiently and effectively.
- Enhanced foot mechanics: by improving joint function FMT can improve overall foot biomechanics, leading to better posture, balance, and gait.
- Prevention of future injuries: By optimising foot mechanics and function, FMT can help prevent or minimise the risk of future foot and ankle injuries.
It's important to note that FMT should be performed by a qualified professional after a thorough assessment of your condition. They will develop a personalised treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals.
Here at Your Foot Doctor, we use FMT in conjunction with an individualised treatment plan including a targeted exercise program.
Please feel free to BOOK ONLINE to see one of our experienced Podiatrists or Call (08) 8562 1700 to schedule an appointment and discuss your options. Together we will find the right solution to alleviate your pain.