We help active people in Austin
quickly recover from injury
so they can keep playing their sport,
exercising, and enjoying life …
free from painkillers and surgery

We help active people in Austin quickly recover from injury so they can keep playing their sport, exercising, and enjoying life … free from painkillers and surgery

Is Pain Or Injury Keeping You From The Active Life You Deserve?

If you’ve found your way to this page, it’s likely that you have some sort of injury, pain, or movement limitation.

Perhaps you’re having a hard time deciding on exactly what to try first?

Or maybe you’ve already tried various treatments but you’re still in pain?

Many of our clients find us after their physician told them “you just need to rest,” but rest alone wasn’t the answer and every time they tried to be active again, the pain would return.

Many have been given pain pills and muscle relaxers but don’t like using them, don’t want to become dependent on them, and know that those things are not treating the true causes of their pain.

Some have tried physical therapy before but were at a clinic where they just repeated a bunch of exercises they could do on their own time, and the physical therapist rushed from one patient to the next … rarely using any hands-on manual therapy or spending much one-on-one time with them.

Some have relied on their personal trainer or massage therapist to fix the problem even though those professionals don’t have the training or legal scope of practice to diagnose and treat complex pain/injury.

Some have even had surgery that didn’t solve the problem, and occasionally made them even worse.

Does any of the above sound like your current situation? …


You Are Not Alone

If you can relate to any of the above scenarios, please know that you are not alone. Here are a few statements from people, probably a lot like you, who were in pain and found answers with our unique, one-on-one care and hands-on approach:
I can’t believe how long I struggled (pretty sure it was over 2 years) to figure out what was wrong with my leg (and, gosh, how many awful drugs I took to help me live w the pain!) and then BOOM! Carter Physiotherapy almost magically heals me. I know I’m technically not fully healed yet. I still have a ways to go but in the big picture, I’m healed when you compare where I was to where I am now. You have given me my life back!!!! Mary G

Austin, TX

After trying multiple Physical Therapy places that accepted my insurance and having negative to incredibly negative experiences at each of them (30 short minutes of people so obviously checked out, attention divided, giving me some exercise worksheets and sending me on my way, etc), I decided I’d go see a PT that doesn’t bill my insurance in hopes that I’d get better care. BEST DECISION EVER. This is the first time in 3 years that I feel like I have an understanding what’s going on in my body and what we’re doing to solve the problem. Sarah H

Austin, TX

After doing some research, I drove all the way to Austin and I am very glad I did. Over the past few years I’ve had achilles and hip surgery that has created constant back pain … We talked for almost an hour before we got started with any therapy. I appreciated this because most doctors and therapists I had previously seen took no interest in what I had to say. Once we got started with hands-on therapy, I could immediately tell that this was a unique style of treatment. Blake C

Lubbock, TX

A number of things set us apart from other physical therapy clinics and treatment approaches in Austin, TX:

Full-hour treatment sessions of one-on-one care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Rare and highly effective hands-on Manual Therapy techniques from nationally accredited Manual Therapists.

A holistic approach to treating the entire person for a more complete and lasting return to the active life you desire.

Whether it’s a new injury or a long-term chronic issue, we treat pain and injuries from head to toe and are happy to discuss your situation over the phone to assess if it’s something we can help you with.

Click the button below to schedule a Free phone consultation with one of our therapists.

Call (512) 693-8849 if you’d like to speak with someone right now. Just a short phone call with a therapist and we’ll be able to get a good idea of what’s causing your pain and explain the best options to get rid of it.


Ben Shook

Ben Shook

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Manual Therapist, Certified in Dry Needling

Ben earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 2010. His strong interest in Hands-On Manual Therapy led him to acquire an advanced Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM).

Prior to joining Carter Physiotherapy, Ben was an apprentice for over 3 years learning biomechanics and custom foot orthotic fabrication, clinical applied kinesiology, a wide variety of soft tissue and joint manipulation techniques, as well as eastern medicine philosophies and treatment systems. He has also trained with world-renowned teacher Dr. Yun Tao Ma in trigger point dry needling. His treatment approach is eclectic in nature but rooted in a strong evidence-based background.

Ben enjoys good food, beer, scenery, and running. He married his wife Meredith in 2014. She is also a physical therapist.

Jarod Carter

Jarod Carter

Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Manual Therapist

A native of Austin, Texas, Jarod attended The University of Texas where he was a Diver on the National Champion UT Swimming and Diving Team. After graduating with High Honors in Kinesiology, he attended The University of St. Augustine, due to its reputation as a leader in Manual Therapy training. In 2005, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, and graduated Valedictorian of his class. He then pursued an aggressive continuing education path, and became a Certified Manual Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Jarod’s passion for traveling has coupled well with the opportunity to study both formally and informally in multiple countries including Australia, Italy, Germany, Panama, and Spain. Throughout his career, he has also worked with incredibly skilled mentors who have taught him rare Manual Therapy techniques that result in rapid and astounding results.

Jarod is the author of two books to help physical therapists launch successful private practices. He enjoys surfing, dancing, traveling, and spending time with the girl of his dreams whom he married in April 2015.

Click the button below to schedule a FREE phone consultation with one of our therapists

Or call (512) 693-8849 if you’d like to speak with someone right now. With just a short phone call, we will be able to get a good idea of what’s causing your pain and explain the best options to get rid of it.

Not ready to chat?


No problem … but at least get some free information that can help guide you to making the best decision about resolving your pain/injury.

In fact, by knowing the “5 Must-Ask Questions To Finding the Best Solution For Your Pain,” you will be much more likely to find the highest quality care for your specific issue, and avoid making decisions that you regret. Click the button below, enter a few bits of information, and these vital questions will be in your inbox in minutes.

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