When bones are unable to work in their normal range of motion, foot pain will often take place. Mobilisation of feet can be effectively used, to reduce knee pain, hip pain, and back pain. Poor posture can often be a result of poor foot function. The reasons for this are not all ways totally obvious at first. But the function of the lower limb bones and foot bones will often have a very large effect on posture. Very often the distribution of weight between both feet is affected, and the resulting strain on one particular foot can be very large. At Hip2Toe podiatry at our Cairns podiatry surgery, we will carry out a full examination and assessment of your lower limb and your foot bones, to establish exactly what incorrect function may be taking place in these bones. This is not a painful procedure to have mobilisation of the bones carried out. But correct function of these bones can very often only take place when mobilisation is used to correct their function. Changes can very often be noticed after one treatment, and sometimes additional treatments are required to improve foot and lower limb function. We’re able to carry these mobilisations on children, adults and the elderly. Very often in competitive sports, bones can have their correct biomechanical function affected and result in poor athletic performance. Very often with a set of mobilisation appointments, athletic performance can be improved. So please come and see us at Hip2Toe Plus, and we shall work towards getting you back to the more functional and more comfortable gait or walking style, as soon as possible. Jeremy Hawke has had over 17 years of advanced musculoskeletal training, addressing sports injuries, workplace injuries, accident and trauma podiatric medicine, and treatment of conditions relating to arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, diabetes, and general medicine conditions relating to podiatric medicine.
Frequently asked questions?
Are mobilizations painful?
The movements of bones in the feet are carried out with light pressures, and rely on the bones being placed in the correct planes of motion to assist them in moving to new positions. It is an advanced musculoskeletal procedure, so it requires time and patience for the Podiatrist to wait until the bone is ready to shift.
How many mobilizations are normally required?
Changes are often noticed after one single session of mobilization. Where there has been long periods of chronic pain, more sessions may be required. Approximately 4-6 sessions may demonstrate the largest significant gain in comfort and improved function. Follow up monthly visits are often recommended to allow ongoing benefits of the mobilizations.
How do mobilizations work?
Very often fibrocartilaginous structures between bones can decrease the range of motion that bones can function in, and mobilization techniques allow these limitations in range of motion to be addressed. This can create big changes in the quality of biomechanical function in the lower limb.
What do the feet feel like after being mobilized?
A feeling of lightness is often noticed in the feet, with reductions in the levels of pain ranging from good to total reduction in pain.
It is not uncommon for people to have limited knowledge about the practice of mobilizing joints. Very often this is because of the advanced musculoskeletal skills not being widely advertised. Corrections can also be made to ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders and arms, where locomotion has affected their function. In addition to these corrections, dry needling or medical acupuncture can be used with or without Low level laser therapy, as adjuncts to the mobilization and corrections carried out. Please come in for an assessment to find out which combination of therapy would be most suitable, by ringing us or making online booking via our website. If you are travelling from overseas or interstates to see us, please discuss this with one of our friendly receptionists so we can arrange suitable appointments during your stay.