What is Soft Tissue Mobilisation?

Soft tissues are the body cells that surround and support your skeletal system. They include muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and other connective tissue such as fascia. These tissues are often under stress or damaged due to flatfeet, high arches, poor alignment of your foot and ankle, or simply by rolling your ankle. Dysfunctional soft tissues in our lower limb could lead to common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis/tendinopathy, shin splints, patellofemoral pain (knee cap pain), and foot deformities such as bunions and hammer toes.

At Footwork Podiatry, we are trained in using specific instruments (also called Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation, IASTM) to diagnose and treat soft tissue dysfunction. Our techniques break down soft tissue restrictions and scar tissues that prevent the body from healing, and naturally improve the elasticity of the tissues by redirecting collagen formation, which is the main component of connective tissue in human body. We build stronger and more flexible tissues for true healing of the body, that means you will be feeling better for longer!

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This is one of our effective treatments for Plantar Heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Aching Muscles, Achilles tendon injury, shin splints, etc. Muscle weakness and lack of tissue elasticity are major causes of chronic conditions but with our instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation techniques, theses lifestyle-limiting problems can now be treated conservatively and effectively. The key to success to this treatment technique is its ability to aid in the body’s natural healing process.

It aids the body’s natural healing process by:

1) Initiating an inflammatory process
2) Breaking down fibrotic/scar tissue
3) Redirecting collagen formation (tissue remodelling)

Your therapist will guide your body to allow these healing processes occur naturally.

Most of our patients would feel immediate difference or relief with this technique, include but not limited to the following conditions:

  • Recalcitrant/Chronic Heel Pain, Heel Spur
  • Plantar Fasciitis, Arch Pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy or Injury
  • Tight and Sore Leg Muscles
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Knee Pain)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Patella Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Problems
  • Bursitis
  • Post-Surgical and Traumatic Scars

Soft Tissue Mobilisation treatment was developed by experienced medical professionals around the world through years of detailed research. Studies have showed clinical benefits of improvements in range of motion, strength and pain perception following treatment.  Footwork Podiatrists specialise in IASTM and have been trained in specific of the foot and leg conditions.

Key benefits of the treatment:

  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent
  • Decreases overall time of treatment
  • Allows faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Reduces need for medications
  • Patients can continue to engage in everyday activities

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