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What is FMT?
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.
FMT treatment focus is to provide clients with long lasting improvements in their foot or leg pain. This gentle and painless technique stimulates the body’s inherent desire to repair & restore itself.
Kristi Boles and Renay Clarke have done further training in Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT) with Mr Ted Jednak.
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.
Ted Jedynak, podiatrist, studied and trained with one of Dr Hiss’ students, Dr Harvey Lampell, in 1994.
Since then, Mr Jedynak has specialised exclusively in Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT). He has developed and refined the assessment and treatment techniques for successful foot mobilisation and regularly presents at conferences and workshops to teach colleagues the science and art of Foot Mobilisation.
Conditions FMT Treats
Biomechanical & musculo-skeletal disorders of the foot & leg result from abnormal compensation of the affected structures. Joint dysfunction will cause compensation of related structures such as bones, cartilage, muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves and blood vessels.
Correcting joint dysfunction with FMT will aid the treatment of the following conditions:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Heel Spur Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Hallux Valgus
- Cuboid Syndrome
- Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
- Digital Contractures such as Hammer Toes
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle sprains
- Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
- Shin Splints
- Patello-femoral syndrome