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Your Journey – the Care Journey

At the Foot & Leg Centre, we go through a number of steps in order to provide you with the best solution for your foot and leg pain.

Step 1: The Initial Consultation – Understanding Your Problem

When we initially meet, we get to know you. We identify your concerns, obtain relevant personal and medical history and previous treatments you have tried.

We complete a postural evaluation and hands-on testing of your joints. We may recommend you have x-rays taken. X-rays are the most accurate way to identify whether the bones of your feet have been displaced.

Step 2: The Report Visit

During this visit, the practitioner will explain what is causing your problem, explain the results of your x-rays (if applicable) and recommend a treatment plan for you. You will find out how long your treatment will take, how much it will cost and any questions will be answered. You may receive your first treatment on this visit also.

You are then armed with all of the information to make an informed decision about how to fix your problem, ensuring a long term solution.

Step 3: Your Treatment Begins – FMT & Corrective Exercises

This will involve following the treatment plan and includes both Foot Mobilisation Therapy and Corrective Exercises. Together these two treatments work to support your body’s optimal natural restoration process. Every treatment session provides you with the benefits of:

  • Attaining mobility within the joint by ridding the joint area of adhesions and removing obstacles to immobility.
  • Increasing postural stability by motivating the effectiveness of the body’s proprioceptive (balancing) system.
  • Increasing the strength of the muscles that surround the joint by promoting the nerve to muscle messages that promote strength.
  • Pain communication to the brain is lessened by stimulating the joint.

FMT is very efficient in terms of the time it takes to produce results. With treatment lasting a few minutes, benefits can be felt for 48 to 72 hours. Positive effects will be felt for longer once the treatment is repeated.

Corrective Exercises help to stabilise the joints, increase muscle strength and stretch the muscles. You will receive a tailored Corrective Exercise program, specific to your problems, with links to video demonstrations and handouts for each exercise.

Step 4: Post-Therapy Review

We need to know how you and your body are responding to the treatment. For this reason, we routinely check on how things are going following therapy. Where applicable, before and after x-rays are examined to work out the level of structural correction that has occurred.

Step 5: Maintenance Care

Once the true cause of your problem has been corrected and your body is now functioning at its optimum, the practitioner will recommend a Maintenance Plan to you. Just like seeing a dentist to ensure your teeth and gums remain healthy, your practitioner will recommend a Maintenance Care Plan for you. This ensures your feet and legs remain in an optimal condition, supporting your body through the activities you love to do!

 

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  Level 2, Suite 4, 58 King William Street, Kent Town, South Australia 5067
  8239 0800

  5 Cowper Street, Glenelg, South Australia 5045
  8294 0100