Skeptical about foot mobilisation therapy? Here’s the proof to convert you!

Posted by Daniel Fitzpatrick on August 18, 2016

Alternative Foot Solutions is the only group of podiatry practices to specialise in foot mobilisation therapy. The great thing about this therapy is that it helps our patients avoid surgery, avoid orthotics and alleviate pain without drugs.

As a result, not only are we one of the busiest practices in Australia, but many people travel long distances to consult us. In fact, we did an internal audit and found that over 45 per cent of our patients travelled for over 45 minutes to see us. We also constantly receive enquires about our services from all over the world.

Given that we are one of only a few practices to specialise in this area, it’s not surprising that many people ask, ‘If this is so good, why doesn’t anyone else do it?’ To be perfectly honest, I don’t know — you would have to ask other practitioners. Another question that we are often asked, is, ‘Where’s the evidence?’

This is a fair question, but it’s funny that the person asking it might not ask a similar question when getting orthotics. Mobilisation therapy is very widely practised around the world and the benefits it has for our bodies are well documented; however, orthotic prescription is much more widely spread, even though there’s actually far less evidence to support what many orthotic practitioners are doing. In no way am I implying that orthotics should not be prescribed, but their prescription, like that for many foot treatments, depends on the needs of the patient.

If you are a sceptic, or would just like to know more about foot mobilisation, this offer is for you — for the next month, we are offering a free assessment. Give us a call on (02) 8966 9300 to make a booking at either our city or our Manly practice.

Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation Reference List

These articles support what we do at Alternative Foot Solutions.

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