Manual foot therapy

Manual Therapy

Podiatrists are trained to perform foot mobilizations. They are able to perform an articular evaluation of your feet as well as any symptoms felt. Following this evaluation, the podiatrist designs a personalized treatment plan to improve the articular architecture of your feet.

Manual foot therapy with a podiatrist

The podiatrist performs gentle and precise foot manipulations to help improve your feet’s functioning and alleviate your pain. You will thus benefit from optimal biomechanics. Your feet will be better adapted to your daily activities: walking, running, golf, etc.

Techniques used

Below are some of the techniques used at a podiatry clinic:

  • Functional integrated therapy (IFT)
  • Foot Mobilization Technique (FMT)
  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Neuro-proprioceptive taping
  • Conventional taping

These techniques are not automatically taught to all podiatrists. These are technical skills that podiatrists decide to acquire in order to specialize. It should be noted that these techniques are equally valid. Depending on their preferences, podiatrists will use the one(s) they deem appropriate to your condition.