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Foot Mobilisation Expert Chatswood Sydney CBD North Shore Sports Podiatrist
The Footwork Clinic: For Expert Foot Mobilisation; Prioritising Long-Term Correction & Optimum Patient Health
Are you suffering from sore and aching feet or ankles, painful bunions, arthritis, achilles tendinosis or other leg or foot disorders? Have you repeatedly tried therapy which has not brought you solutions or eased what has developed into chronic pain or mobility problems?
The professional team of highly trained practitioners at The Footwork Clinic are confident they can bring you real solutions to these kinds of mobility problems through their tailored and pain-free foot mobilisation techniques (FMT).
Foot mobilisation is a gentle ‘hands-on’ treatment technique that diagnoses and corrects misalignment of the foot and ankle.
Misalignment of joints in feet lead to many serious mobility symptoms and issues, including those mentioned – as well as numerous others.
The Footwork Clinic’s Principal Sports Podiatrist, Mark Lin, explains that the misalignment means the joints of the feet are not moving freely within their optimal position. This means supporting structures such as muscles, tendons and ligaments are forced to compensate – this causing much of the pain and discomfort being experienced by people with the kinds of conditions mentioned and commonly treated at the Roseville clinic. Lin explains:
“We guide the body to heal itself by testing and adjusting all 26 bones and 33 joints in your foot — in order to restore the normal joint range of motion and function.
“We aim to help patients to feel better, move better and perform better — in most cases without medications, surgeries, use of orthotics or change of footwear.”
The joint goals of treatment for patients are to:
- Minimise recurrence of pain and injuries
- Improve body function & optimise performance
- prevent and de-celerate onset of degenerative changes
With FMT as the optimal treatment methodology applied at The Footwork Clinic to treat musculoskeletal conditions of the foot and leg, the aim is “to get to the root cause of the problem and guide the body to heal properly and completely”.
Typical negative symptoms that patients seek treatment for occur due to “an interference to the (body’s) healing process”, explains Lin. This interference can arise “from scar tissues, biomechanical stress, structural misalignment, active trigger point or repetitive strain.”
So the practice’s hands-on treatment techniques for patients help to eliminate this interference to (enable) healing.”
In a private consultation incorporating FMT, the foot/ankle joints would typically be taken through their natural motions to break up adhesions and restrictions within a targeted area identified as preventing the joint to operate at its best position.
A treatment would usually then be combined with recommendation of some simple, but specific, corrective exercises to perform at home — both allowing and enabling the patient to contribute to the improvement of their targeted condition and later, enabling them to maintain that improvement after a round of consultations is complete.
The Foot Mobilisation Techniques applied at the clinic have been proven in their ability to:
- Improve joint mobility by breaking up connective tissue adhesions and restrictions around joints
- Improve postural stability (including in the elderly) by stimulating the body’s proprioceptive systems.
- Improve muscle strength by invigorating the efferent nerve messages from the brain to the relevant muscles.
- Reduce ‘pain messages’ sent to the brain by stimulating specific joint mechanoreceptors
With potential gains like these for patient-health (ie: outlined above), FMT approaches used by the clinic’s expert podiatrists often extend to providing relief for patients to other parts of the body – to other areas of the body that were being affected correspondingly from the identified misalignment – this of course being an additional benefit and win-win for patients.
Joint Mobilisation/Manipulation is a long established hands-on therapy widely recognised and used by health practitioners including chiropractors, physiotherapists and osteopaths. What sets The Footwork Clinic apart, Lin maintains, it’s “how we prioritise the correction and rehabilitation of the feet and legs in order to restore the body’s (overall) movement and function.”
“This effectively optimises an individual patient’s health, rather than just applying a “band-aid” approach to symptoms.”
To achieve such optimum results for patients, foot mobilisation techniques are combined with what Lin describes as “revolutionary, multi-modal, evidence-based treatment modalities that sets this practice (and its practitioners) apart”.
“We objectively track the progression of an intervention and not just by subjective assessment and the level of pain,’ he explains.
“Our latest evidence-based assessment system allows us to collect meaningful data that convert to an accurate treatment plan for each patient.”
So – if traditional treatment methods have previously not worked for you, a consultation with one of the expert sports podiatrists at The Footwork Clinic could mean a world of difference for you.
“Using our advanced musculoskeletal techniques, with a special focus on diagnosing and treating foot and ankle pain, we are the experts in lower limb pain and injury treatment,” says Lin, “and we are committed to providing holistic health care to make a real difference for our patients.”
Offering a range of advanced treatment methods and hands-on healing techniques, The Footwork Clinic can assist with any foot pain or injury you may have. The Footwork Clinic is situated in Chatswood on Sydney’s North Shore and in Sydney’s CBD.
The Footwork Clinic takes top-quality care seriously and is your go-to source for any running related injuries. For further information, visit the The Footwork Clinic – Leading Sports, Podiatry, Foot And Lower Limb Corrective Services to book online, or call Mark Lin or his friendly team on +61 2 9131 6891.
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The information contained in this guide is provided in good faith and is not intended to be nor is it to be used as a substitute for any sort of professional, medical or podiatric advice. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a podiatrist. Any users should always seek the advice of their podiatrist, or other qualified healthcare providers before commencing any treatment.
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The information contained in this article is based on the authors’ opinion only and is of a general nature which is not indicative of future results or events and does not consider your personal situation or particular needs. Professional advice should always be sought relevant to your circumstances.
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