You have been recommended for a course of Foot Mobilisation Therapy and you are probably wondering what it is and how it will help you.
During your assessment we have seen that some of the bones in your feet are out of the optimum position for good function. This happens over time and gradually. If you think of the wheels on a car it is like when the wheel alignment is out and there will be more wear and tear on the car. To put things back into their optimum position or ‘align’ them makes them function much better again. This then reduces the wear and tear on your body and helps the symptoms settle down.
We have a 5 weeks course of treatment the first week is twice a week, followed by 4 weeks of once a week. You will be given exercises to do at home during this time also. Often we find this may be enough and the symptom is much improved by this, however occaisionally this course would need to be repeated.
You already have insoles / orthotics a part of your treatment? These are still an important part of your long term treatment. You may be advised to have occasional mobilisation treatments as part of the long term treatment also.
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