Foot Mobilisation Technique ‘FMT’ is a proven alternative treatment solution, that uses the ‘hands-on’ techniques of joint mobilisation, combined with corrective exercises, to fix the structural cause of foot, heel, ankle, leg, knee, hip & back pain, reducing the need for orthotics, surgery or medication. Foot Mobilisation has its roots in manipulative therapy, which is a long established technique widely used by the physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathic professions.

The first foot and ankle manipulative techniques were developed in the 1920s by American Dr John Martin Hiss, a student of manipulative therapy. Dr Hiss went on to open clinics across America, where osteopaths, podiatrists, chiropractors and medical doctors worked side by side to treat foot problems.

The philosophical basis of FMT is that ‘everything works best when it’s in the right position’ and the body is innately always trying to repair & restore itself. FMT helps the body help itself more effectively.

Physiologically and anatomically, a body is better off when it is free from subluxation (joint displacement).

FMT is specifically designed to reduce subluxation in the foot and leg.
This provides the body with greater functional capacity to:

  • heal and repair
  • respond to the forces of gravity, movement and physical events.

It's interesting that today, with the greatest scientific developments in the history of healthcare, more people are seeking ‘alternative’ options for the health.

FMT is a response to the often asked question: ‘Isn’t there something else I can do apart from orthotics?’

While FMT is relatively new within podiatry, the principles of FMT have been used by physiotherapists and chiropractors for decades. It just hasn’t been used exclusively to treat biomechanical disorders of the foot & leg, up until now!