Foot Mobilisation Therapy- how it can help stiff joints move more freely
Many people find their joints get stiffer as they age. The expression ‘use it or lose it’ certainly applies here – if a joint becomes stiff and you stop being able to move it through its full range of motion, then it will only become stiffer. Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) can help to break that cycle. Watch this video and read our case study to find out more:
I’d like to share the story of one person who has felt the benefits of having his feet mobilised on a regular basis.
Mr H, a sprightly 87 year old gentleman, had complained for some time that his feet felt stiff and ‘dead’. When he got into bed they also hurt for a short time before they settled down. He seemed an ideal candidate to try my new techniques on and I demonstrated the moves at the end of his usual appointment.
At his next appointment, Mr H told me that his feet had felt great after the mobilisation, but only for a short time. We decided to try a course of weekly treatments over 6 weeks. The process takes 6 weeks as that is how long it takes the soft tissues (tendons, ligaments and joint capsules) to renew themselves – there is no point making the joints more flexible if the old tissues are pulling the joints back into their old positions.
We now have just one more session to go. Mr H has diligently followed the very simple exercises that I have given him to do, twice daily for 5-10 minutes. After 3 weeks he could feel a significant difference and after 5 weeks he is able to wiggle his toes, flex his ankles and has lost the ‘dead’ feeling. His feet are much more comfortable when he gets into bed and he has also noticed that he feels more confident when driving as he is able to move his clutch foot more easily and is getting better feedback from the foot. Needless to say, he is delighted!
We can help you too!
If you would like to get your feet ‘switched back on’, to keep you active and less prone to falling, or are just fed up with feet that feel tired and achy, why not book a session to try for yourself? Do call us on 01926 563555.