Foot mobilisation is a treatment technique where a trained Podiatrist moves the joints of your foot and lower limb throughout the target joints’ range of motion. This is done for a variety of reasons.
When you injure yourself often the tissue and fascia become ‘sticky’ from the injury or lack of movement of the area. This can lead to the tissue, whether it be: bones, ligaments, or muscle fibres, to ‘stick together’. This is called Adhesions, when adhesions form they disrupt the natural movement of the tissue and cause altered biomechanics (Movement).
We use mobilisation and manipulation techniques to target stiff joints, free up movement and allow for optimal function. This will help you get back on your feet quicker.
Foot mobilisation can be useful after surgery or in people who suffer with ‘tight’ or restricted joints, soft tissue disorders, or athletes.