Foot and Ankle Mobilisation

What are foot mobilisation techniques (FMT)?

Foot Mobilisation techniques (FMT) is a manual therapy specifically developed to improve your foot and ankle function by targeting stiff, mal-aligned or dysfunctional joints to improve the function of your lower limb. This form of manual therapy involves finding and treating the cause of your pain rather than just the symptoms, by individually assessing each bone and joint in the foot and ankle and using your own body’s natural repair process to reduce pain and improve foot posture.

Foot and ankle mobilisations can be used in the treatment of:

  • Ankle sprains and instability

  • Bunions

  • Claw, mallet, retracted and hammer toes

  • Cuboid syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Morton’s neuroma

  • Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Improving orthotic therapy outcomes


Outcomes of treatment can include:

  • Allows the body to naturally repair itself through mobilising restricted joints to promote joint fluid production

  • Returns bones and joints to their optimal position which allows chronic musculoskeletal injuries to heal

  • Improves joint integrity, foot posture and muscle strength