The human foot and ankle is a strong, complex and brilliant  mechanical structure comprising 26 bones, over 100 ligaments, 20 intrinsic (foot) muscles, and attachments for 12 extrinsic (leg) muscles.

It has to support us in stance, for walking,  running and jumping. The forces in running can exceed 3 times our body weight, and with all these forces acting on the bones and soft tissues – it is almost inevitable that joints will frequently become displaced or subluxed.

Specialised foot and ankle mobilisation techniques can effectively treat locked of subluxed foot joints – allowing these joints to move freely: this may help relieve foot pain and also allow foot orthoses to work properly.

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