Ankle Injury / Sprain
Hallux limitus / Rigidus
Osgood Schlatter's Disease (knee pain)
Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain, arch pain)
Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
Pump Bump (lump on heel)
Severs Disease (heel pain)
Heel pain – Arch pain – Plantar Fasciitis
Fore foot pain – metatarsalgia – mortons neuroma – Intermetatarsal bursitis
Knee cap pain (Runners Knee)
Calf pain / strain
John Cookson is qualified to provide direct mobilisation and manipulation of the joints and soft tissues of the lower leg and foot. As a podiatrist John feels that this is invaluable to provide an holistic approach to treatment of both acute and chronic issues affecting his clients from the knee down.
Joint mobilisation is a manual therapy intervention, a type of passive movement of skeletal joints within the foot and ankle complex. Mobilisation using the latest techniques can rapidly improve injury healing times and also provide relief from pain in the foot and ankle. Many people suffer from functional problems because the joints within the foot are not working correctly.
Often 2-3 mobilisation sessions can enhance function and improve biomechanics.
There are lots of soft tissue structures around and within the foot and ankle that can benefit from direct soft tissue manipulation. This can help with pain relief and also speed up recovery.
John can work with the soft tissues in the foot to help with injuries such as plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinosis, metatarsalgia and posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.