What is Foot Joint Mobilisation? It is the replacement of the bones in the foot. There are 28 bones and 33 muscles in each foot and if anything is misaligned it has an impact on they whole body how it functions and its balance. I often describe Foot Joint as Chiropractic for the Feet.
How Do I Do It? There are three steps to the treatment, firstly you will soak your feet in a footbath, this is simply to begin to warm the feet and relax the muscles. Next you will roll your feet on a wooden reflexology foot roller this continues the muscle relaxation process. Then comes the mobilisation which is a series of moves to activate each joint in the foot. I will often do some massage of the foot/ankle/lower leg as we move through the treatments, the reason for this is as we loose movement in our feet we loose movement in our ankles and calf muscles.
What Changes Can It Povide? well......this amazing little treatment will help with many things. The very first thing people often notice is they feel more stable on their feet and their feet feel lighter and more relaxed. People often report the feel more flexible in their feet and ankles, quite quickly. Longer term you might expect changes like less pain throughout your body, your feet feeling stronger, more of an awareness of how your feet are feeling, and maybe even a change in the shape of your feet.
What Can Foot Joint Mobilisation Help With? Some of the conditions foot joint mobilisation will help with include
- Flat Feet/High Arches
- Burning Feet
- Curled/Hammer Toes
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Severs Disease
- Injury Recovery - broken/strained/sprained feet/ankles/legs
When is Foot Joint Mobilisation Not OK? There are actually very few times where foot joint is not ok to use but here they are:
- after an osteotomy (surgical bunion removal)
- Broken bones or fractures of the or foot Pins or plates holding bones together
Extra Things To Note:
This is not a painful treatment but a couple of the moves can be uncomfortable as I move the foot in ways it doesn't regularly move in.
The treatment actually changes/improves the way your foot goes on the ground.
The treatment takes only half an hour
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