Podiatry

Imagine what it would be like to feel free of pain or stiffness? Or finally, achieve the peak performance you know you are capable of.

FSM is the next generation of elite-level Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Myotherapy service in the Outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

With over 60 years of combined experience, we’ve helped over 5000 patients live a more active and happy life.

At FSM we believe in exercise as medicine and a holistic approach to physiotherapy for cure and prevention. Our team of Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Myotherapists & Pilates, and GLA:D practitioners collaborate to determine the best possible outcome for your treatment and recovery.

Our focus is to set you on the path to a pain-free, active lifestyle.


Podiatrists at Freedom listen and treat the true cause of your problem

We walk on average 128,000km in a lifetime – more than 3 times around the world! We expect our feet to go the distance with us, but unfortunately they cannot be replaced like a pair of shoes.  At FSM, we care for your feet as we understand they are an investment to your future.

Our Podiatrists are highly trained practitioners whom complete a 4.5 year degree at University.

Podiatrists can help all concerns of the lower limb ranging from a sprained ankle to help correcting a bunion, or help with corns or warts.

What to expect in your appointment

Your podiatrist will discuss the health problems you’re experiencing and work with you to develop a detailed treatment pathway. We will focus on 3 key areas:

  • Results:What are my goals and why are they important to me?
  • Reality:What is wrong with me? What caused it? How is it impacting me personally?
  • Roadblocks:What is stopping me from where I want to be and where I am right now? How long will it take me to get better? How can I help myself?

Your treatment plan is goal-based so that we can track your progress and so that you never feel like you are lost or lack momentum. We have state of the art treatment rooms with a minimum of 30-minute appointments so that your experience is thorough, not rushed, 1:1 and focused.

Treatment methods at FSM

Manual Therapy: This skilled hands-on treatment is commonly used to mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction.

Dry Needling: An effective technique used to release trigger points (tight or overworked areas of a muscle). It works by targeting the trigger points with acupuncture needles in order to restore range of motion (ROM), reduce pain and enable more effective movement.

Exercise prescription for Sports Injuries: Used to Empower, Educate and Enhance you beyond the consult. You are taught specific exercises to manage your symptoms and become the best version of you outside of the treatment time so long-term real changes are achieved.

Prolotherapy: Our This is a safe and effective treatment for pain and inflammatory conditions. It involves the injection and relieves pain and promotes tissue healing by stimulating an inflammatory response. This helps to deposit new fibres and results in repair and increased strength.

Shockwave: A great alternative to a cortisone injection it promotes a healing response to assist the body in repairing the concern. Great for tendon related issues.

Custom Orthotics: Designed to align the foot and ankle in the most anatomically efficient position for reduced pain and increased performance in Sport.

Problems we solve

With Sports Physiotherapists, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, and Myotherapists all working to a common goal of educating, empowering and enhancing you, we give you exactly what you need to get back moving better, feeling pain-free fast and performing at your best, including:

Services to help you include:

  • Sporting Injuries
  • Biomechanical and Video Gait Analysis
  • Bunions
  • Heel Pain
  • Children’s Feet
  • Injury Prevention Strategies

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics
  • Dry Needling
  • Shockwave Therapy
  • Nail & Skin Care (including minor nail surgery)
  • Diabetes