How We Know It Works

Not enough evidence for you so far?  Check out these published research articles on the effect of foot mobilisation:

J.W. Brantingham., G. Globe., H. Pollard., M. Hicks., C. Korporaal., W. Hoskins. 2009. Manipulative Therapy for Lower Extremity Conditions: Expansion of Literature Review. Vol. 32, pp 53-71. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

D.G. Cashley., L. Cochrane. 2015. Manipulation in the Treatment of Plantar Digital Neuralgia: A Retrospective Study of 38 Cases. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine.

Fujii., D. Suzuki., E. Uchiyama., T. Muraki., A. Teramoto., M. Aoki., S. Miyamoto., 2010. Does distal tibiofibular joint mobilization decrease limitation of ankle dorsiflexion? Vol. 15, pp 117-121. Manual Therapy.

J.P. Gilbreath., S. L. Gaven., B. L. Van Lunen., M.C. Hoch. 2014. The effects of Mobilization with Movement on dorsiflexion range of motion, dynamic balance, and self-reported function in individuals with chronic ankle instability. Vol 19, pp 152-157. Manual Therapy.

C.J. Holland, K. Campbell, and K. Hutt,. 2015. Increased treatment durations lead to greater improvements in non-weight bearing dorsiflexion range of motion for asymptomatic individuals immediately following an anteroposterior grade IV mobilisation of the talus, vol, 20, pp, 598-602. Manual Therapy.

S. Lopez-radreiguez., C. Fernandez de-las-Penas., F. Alburquerque-Sendin., C. Rodreguez-Blanco., L. Palomeque-del-Cerro. 2007. JImmediate effects of manipulation of the talocrural joint on stabilometry and barpodometry in patients with ankle sprain. Vol. 30, pp 186-192. Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics.

D. Lubbe., E. Lakhani., J.W. Brantingham., G.A. Globe., C. Korporaal. 2015. Manipulative therapy and rehabilitation for recurrent ankle sprain with functional instability: A short-term, assessor-blind, parallel-group randomized trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

M.A. De Resende., L.M. Teixeira., T. Pires., R.D. Silva. 2013. Immediate effect of a single anteroposterior talus mobilization on dorsiflexion range of motion in participants with orthopedic dysfunction of the ankle and foot. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

J. Vaillant, A. Rouland, A., P. Martigne., R. Braujou., M. J. Nissen., J.L. Caillat-Miousse., N. Vuillerme., V. Nougier., R. Juvin. 2009. Massage and mobilisation of the feet and ankles in elderly adults: Effect on clinical balance performance. Vol. 14, pp 661-664. Manual Therapy.

J.Vaillant., N. Vuillerme., A. Janvey., F. Louis., R. Braujou., R.Juvin., V. Nougier. 2008. Effect of manipulation of the feet and ankles on postural control in elderly adults. Vol. 75, pp 18-22. Brain Research Bulletin.

C.Venturini., M. Moller Penedo., G. Henrique Peixoto., M.Heleno Chagas., M. Loureiro Ferreira., M. Antônio de Resende. 2007. Study of the Force Applied During Anteroposterior Articular Mobilization of the Talus and its Effect on the Dorsiflexion Range of Motion. Vol. 30, pp. 593-597. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.

J.M. Whitman., J.D. Childs., V. Walker. 2005. The use of manipulation in a patient with an ankle sprain injury not responding to conventional management: a case report, vol. 10, pp. 224-231. Manual Therapy.

Conditions Foot Mobilisation helps:

  • Plantarfasciitis
  • Heel Pain
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Shin Splints
  • Stiff joints
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Tight calf
  • Weak calf
  • Back pain
  • Tendinopathy
  • Stress fractures
  • Cuboid syndrome
  • Achilles tendinopathy