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Posture Podiatry Mobilisation & Manipulation

About Mobilisation & Manipulation

Foot Mobilisation

The benefits of foot mobilisation are many, and the feeling of walking on air afterwards can be amazing.

Mobilisation and Manipulation therapy has been performed by allied health practitioners for decades. Foot mobilisation can be essential for improving function and relieving foot and leg pain. 

It works by improving the mobility and congruency of joints in the feet, which in turn allows muscles to work more efficiently around those joints. This establishes better movement pathways and can help to relieve chronic pain. 

The podiatrists at Posture Podiatry are trained to gently mobilise joints to allow them to function more appropriately, and re-establish good muscle function.

Mobilisation can form a vital part of your overall treatment which ultimately leads to improved mobility, better balance, effective pain relief and better performance.

tom kolesnik mobilising the foot and ankle

Mobilisation Facts

Before starting mobilisation treatment for the first time, it’s important to know that muscles will act to protect the joints from further damage. This means muscles can further restrict joint movement when pain exists. This often exacerbates the cycle of compensation and pain.  

tess carey mobilising the foot and ankle

We sometimes need to interrupt the cycle of pain by mobilising the joints. This then helps to allow the muscles to function better.

The body is complex in that there are 33 joints in each foot, 20 muscles in your lower leg, 20 muscles in each foot, chains of joints and muscles winding their way through your entire body. 

… It is likely that with all this complexity the right neurological messages are not getting through. 

Our podiatrists can assess the mobility of the joints in your feet to uncover restrictions and possible causes of pain. We can then provide treatment to allow better communication between your joints and muscles.

There sometimes needs to be a shift in your function to allow you to get on top of things and alleviate your painful symptoms. This is where specific mobilisation and exercises can help.

What to expect in your consult?

On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary mineral foot bath with essential oils or a beautiful herbal tea. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)

You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.

Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.

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