Massage: Foot Joint Mobilisation

When upright, the body is reliant on the foot for balance and stability. If any of the 56 bones in the feet are incorrectly aligned the whole body is affected. The knee can rotate inwards; this then affects the hip; which in turn affects the back, groin and stomach muscles. This abnormal stress can radiate up to the neck and shoulders as the body attempts to compensate for the incorrect alignment of the bones in the feet.

If you suffer from back pain, sciatica, hip pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, recurrent corns, swollen ankles, aching feet, claw toes, knee pain, flat feet, arthritis, shin splints, bunions, calluses, high arches, burning feet, or hammer toes, you could benefit from Foot Joint Mobilisation.

Foot Joint mobilsation is a gentle and safe alternative to joint manipulation, performed by a chiropractor. FJM is performed to release painful tension, stiffness, chronic pain, and in some cases to improve the range of motion of the ankle joint.

If you book an appointment for FJM, your treatment will consist of a foot spa, followed by manipulation consisting of basic and advanced mobilisations, thrusts, as well as traction and gliding mobilisations. After the mobilisation portion of the therapy is complete, complimentary treatments - such as certain stretching and strengthening exercises - are sometimes recommended as a preventative measure. Your FJM can be combined with a massage therapy of your choice, if desired.

The client must remain calm and loose as the mobilisation is performed, as often its accompanied by a pop when the tension is released in the joint (similar to the sound when the knuckles are cracked). A joint manipulation is often followed by a feeling of release.

Joint manipulation is typically safe to perform on most painful joint injuries, such as arthritis, however a professional should assess each patient before treatment commences.

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