At SOLE THERAPY we are one of the first podiatry practices to use Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) as a manual therapy. This therapy in combination with our acupuncture and dry needling techniques have been widely researched and can help reduce pain and dysfunction naturally. These therapies can be used in isolation or combination depending on your individual case and care plan recommended by your podiatrist here at SOLE THERAPY. Foot Mobilisation Therapy and Dry Needling are specifically designed to improve range of motion of joints and muscles as well as reducing swelling and promote healing.
What is Foot Mobilisation Therapy?
Foot Mobilisation Therapy is a manual therapy that was specifically designed to improve foot and ankle function by targeting stiff, mal- aligned or dysfunctional joints to improve the function of your lower limb.
What are the benefits?
This form of manual therapy involves finding & treating the cause of your pain rather than just the symptoms. Each bone and joint in the foot/ankle is individually assessed. Each joint is then taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and promote fluid production. This allows the body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve foot posture. Joint integrity, foot posture and muscle strength is improved.
Does it hurt?
No, FMT is a gentle therapy and should not be painful. Patients find FMT relaxing.
What is Dry Needling?
Dry needling is an evidence based therapy where a thin acupuncture needle is inserted into an area of muscle that has developed a trigger point. Trigger points are hypersensitive area of muscles with a palpable nodule or ‘knot’. They can cause significant pain and movement problems. The aim of the treatment is to relax and release the trigger point, reducing associated pain. Dry needling can also assist in reducing swelling and promote healing.
These therapies have help thousands of our clients recover from injury and live a pain free lifestyle naturally without the need for drug and surgical intervention.