What is Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT)?
The Foot and Leg Clinic stay ahead of the times and focus their method of fixing feet and body posture by practising Foot Mobilisation. Foot mobilisation therapy is a very specific method of mobilising the foot, ankle, and lower limb, to create drastic results.
Instead of wearing foot orthotics to change foot posture, and therefore improve position and function of all the joints of the lower limb, we achieve this through a series of ‘hands on’ Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) treatment sessions.
How does a Foot Mobilisation work?
FMT identifies which of the many foot joints are stiff and sitting in the wrong position.
Improves mobility and promotes fluid production around the small joints of the feet by breaking adhesions/restrictions around these joints.
Returns bones and joints to their original/best position.
Allows the body to naturally repair itself.
Improves joint function, foot posture, knee posture, hip posture.
Improves muscle function of the foot and leg, by invigorating the nerve messages sent from the brain to lower limb muscles.
Reduces excess tissue stress and allows the body to naturally repair itself
Foot Mobilisation therapy (FMT) has been around for many years and is well practised by clinicians of different disciplines. This method of treatment is recognised by podiatry registration boards and insurance companies, and is included in scientific clinical studies.
The Foot and Leg Clinic have studied FMT and are excited to introduce this wonderful method of fixing feet to as many of the Scottish public as we can. We are keen to spread the word of this revolutionary method of improving foot posture and eliminating body pains, WITHOUT the need to wear foot orthotics…ever!
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) is not the same as the more general method of foot mobilisation. Clinicians at The Foot and Leg Clinic are trained in the more general foot mobilisation method, however they rarely practice this in favour of FMT, which is much more specific. FMT targets joints of your foot and ankle, which are stiff, poorly aligned or dysfunctional, and aims to gradually restore the way they work. Unlike other treatment methods, this method of foot therapy identifies and treats the source of your pain instead of treating the symptoms. We assess the position and function of each of the tiny bones and joints of the foot and once highlighted the problem, we perform FMT to realign the bones and joints, advise on a specific muscles strengthening programme, and use the body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve foot posture. A better foot position will then create a better knee, hip, and spinal posture, and allow the muscles that surround these joints to also perform better. Ultimately, the body will work better!