What is Fascial Manipulation Therapy (FMT ) ?

FMT is an evidenced based treatment which we utilise at Prestwich Gold Standard Foot Clinic. The therapy can reduce pain in the back and lower limb. The treatment involves manual massage at specific anatomical points within the lower back and lower limbs. The treatment can help to restore normal glide within tissues which can help restore lower limb pain free function.


How does the treatment work ?

FMT is a manual therapy involving localised specific sites which when treated can reduce pain above or below areas treated. For example sciatic pain radiates down from the buttocks into the thigh and in severe cases into the underside of the foot. A typical approach to treating such pain may include treating sites above and below the actual site of pain . By isolating a specific area of fascia which connected to a specific limitation of movement the therapist can help restore normal  function within an affected area. Through an approriate manipulation of a precise site reduction in pain can be achieved .

How are the team at Gold Standard trained to provide FMT ?

Currently FMT is a recognised method of treating and restoring painful movement.

Louise Stuart MBE successfully completed FMT training in April 2019. She has since demonstrated successful outcomes in her patients on a daily basis.


How was the Fascial Manipulation Therapy – Stecco method developed ?

The Stecco Method of FMT has been developing over more than 40 years. Years of clinical experience backed by substantial scientific research  have established FMT as a worldwide recognised therapy for treating musculoskeletal pain.


What back and lower limb conditions might respond to FMT ?

. Lower back pain

. Sacroiliac pain

. Sciatic type symptoms

. Pain around the hip

. Knee pain

. Thigh or leg pain

. Pain in and around the ankle

. Plantar fasciitis

. Achilles tendinitis

What conditions may prevent the use of FMT ?

. Possible or confirmed malignancy

. Those prescribed anticoagulants

. Suspected or confirmed fractures

. Tendon ruptures

. End stage arthritic disease