Manipulative therapy (osteopathy and chiropractic)
Gait analysis and clinical assessment may highlight specific joint abnormalities which can benefit from manipulation. Joints that do not move freely through their full range of motion are generally termed dysfunctional.Joint Mobilisation involves controlled gliding movements at various joint positions to restore normal joint motion. It helps to improve restrictions in joint tissue and therefore increases range of motion, reduces pain or both. Occasionally with more chronic and extensive restrictions some joints benefit from joint manipulation where the movement is more forceful and rapid. When required The London Podiatry Centre works with specialists in this field who are able to consider the gait results in their treatment approach.