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Foot Mobilisation: What is it and where did it come from?

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on May 27, 2015

Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) is a technique that improves the function and alignment of the foot through gentle mobilisation in conjunction with exercises. Treatment is tailored to the patient, depending on the level of care needed. Unlike other treatments, FMT does not prescribe a patient’s footwear. It allows freedom of choice when it comes to shoes and to activity, and it improves quality of life. Foot mobilisation addresses the cause of the issue and helps to make the patient self-sufficient in the long term.

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Arthritis Ain’t What It’s Cracked up to Be…

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on May 20, 2015

Osteoarthritis affects one in five people, and is Australia’s major cause of pain and disability. The cost to our economy is estimated at more than $23.9 billion each year in medical care and indirect costs such as loss of earnings and lost production; not to mention the negative effects on people’s quality of life. Helping arthritis sufferers to help themselves will alleviate some of these costs and will diminish the number of patients relying on powerful drugs.

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