Foot mobilisation in the foot and ankle is a specifically designed form of manual therapy involving the passive movement of a joint in an effort to regain its mobility and achieve a therapeutic effect. Our podiatrists gently mobilise the joints to allow them to function more appropriately, and re-establish good muscle function.
During foot mobilisation, the stiff or poorly positioned joints of the foot and ankle are gently taken through their normal range of motions to aid the body in creating physiological changes to postural alignment. This therapy is often used to treat a wide range of complaints including foot/leg pain, muscle cramps and ankle instability.
Is foot mobilisation painful?
Not typically, however, you will feel pressure as the podiatrist moves the joint through its range of motion and this may elicit some mild tenderness.