Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation (FMT)

Get back on your feet & active with Foot Mobilisation & Manipulation.

Did you know that each foot has 33 little joints? Each of these joints plays a pivotal role is allowing our feet to move and adapt to the surfaces we walk on day in, day out!  When one (or many) of these joints is not functioning effectively it can limit our overall movement and ability to stay active.

Our team of Podiatrists have undergone postgraduate study in Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) as part of a comprehensive treatment plan to enable these 33 little joints to move and function efficiently.

Foot Mobilisation Therapy is a hands on treatment technique that gently helps maximise the efficiency of joints by isolating each joint and moving it through it’s range of motion.  The treatment is similar to the mobilisation and manipulation your Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor would do for other areas of your body (eg. back, neck etc).  This treatment is coupled with a home exercise program to optimise mobility and stability of these joints.

Is FMT the right treatment for me?

Good question… FMT is not a silver bullet. FMT is used in combination with addressing the other causative factors (reasons) as to why you have the pain/discomfort.

FMT is effective for a lot of conditions of the foot, ankle and further up the leg. The common ones we see great outcomes for are; Heel pain (plantar facsiosis / plantar fasciitis), Bunions (Hallux valgus), Arthritis, Bursitis, Neuromas, Achilles tendinosis, Sesamoiditis, Shin pain (Medial tibial stress syndrome), Sports injuries, Tired and sore feet.

For the best outcomes, FMT is performed by your Podiatrist at more frequent intervals to begin with and extends out as mobility and return to activity is achieved. Also, no need to fear, FMT treatment is generally not a painful treatment although you can be a little sore or tender after the treatment as the joints begin to move more freely.

FAQ's

What is involved in an initial appointment?
What should I bring?
Do I need a referral?
Do you accept all health funds?
Is there a cancellation policy?
What is involved in an initial appointment?

Your podiatry appointment with consist of:
Listening – We listen to understand you, what activities you enjoy, how you problem presented and how it affects you.
Accurate diagnosis – We may need to refer you for diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray, ultrasound or pathology.
Assessing & addressing the causative factors – We settle your pain & address the reason why it presented.
This allows us to develop a personalised management plan, where we can determine your goals diagnosis, timeframe & management.
We are here to help guide you along the way!

What should I bring?

Footwear – Runners, work, casual, everyday shoes. They all help us, help you.
Orthotic devices – If have or have previously worn orthosis please bring them to the appointment.
Previous Results – If you have had imaging/results, please bring them with youl.
Referral – A referral is not required to see a podiatrist. Though if you have one, please bring it along.
Clothing – We will be getting you do some walking/running as part of your assessment. Dress appropriately if possible.
Medicare card, Insurance card – Where applicable, we can process your rebates at the clinic.

Do I need a referral?

For private podiatry clients. no referral is required so you can book in straight away. If you have a workcover injury, DVA, Medicare EPC or 3rd party insurance claim then a referral is required.

Do you accept all health funds?

We have HICAPS facilities at all our clinic locations, this allows  us to be able to claim all private health insurances on the spot. Please remember to bring your card with you.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We understand that life gets hectic and doesn’t always go to plan! Our therapists are in demand though so if you are unable to make your appointment then someone else misses out too. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please inform us at least 6  hours prior as per our late notice fee policy.

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