Soft Tissue Mobilisation Forest Hill, Mt Waverley, Doveton, Blackburn, Burwood East

Lefort Podiatry provides soft tissue mobilisation therapy to the local Forest Hill, Doveton, Blackburn, Burwood East & Vermont communities.

Soft Tissue Mobilisation is a manual therapy consisting of rhythmic stretching and deep pressure to the soft tissue of the lower leg, ankle and foot.


Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia (a fibrous sheet or band of tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body).


A number of factors such as foot posture, activity levels and body weight can overload the soft tissue resulting in pain and injury. The soft tissue can become inflammed, develop adhesions (the tissue basically sticks together) and scar tissue and the fascia can become thickened reducing the range of motion of the joints and increasing pain.

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How Does Soft Tissue Mobilisation Help?

The goal of Soft Tissue Mobilisation is to restore normal texture to the tissue and reduce associated pain.


This is achieved by:

  • restoring range of motion to stiff joints and improve flexibility of muscles
  • relieving muscle tightness, spasms or restriction which reduces pain
  • improving muscle tone and balance
  • reducing stress on bones and joints
  • assisting in the removal of toxins and waste products to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness
  • increasing healing rate by promoting increased blood flow to the soft tissue
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What Conditions Does Deep Tissue Mobilisation Address?

Deep tissue mobilisation is effective for any conditions involving lack of mobility and/or pain within the soft tissue.


Common examples include heel pain, chronic ankle pain, shin splints and calf / Achilles pain.


Soft tissue mobilisation is also recommended to help the feet adapt when adjusting foot posture with prescription Orthotics.

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