In many cases when you sprain your ankle and go to a Physician, they will tell you that you just have to rest it and ice it till it gets better. They may require you to wear an uncomfortable boot for a few weeks. Hopefully they will at least suggest Physical Therapy; but then at the PT clinic you get some modalities and do a bunch of exercises you could mostly do on your own, and the whole process still takes weeks-months before you’re back in the game.
Again, it doesn’t have to be that way! At Carter Physiotherapy, rare and highly effective Manual Therapy techniques are used to significantly reduce your recovery time. There is no reason that a mild-moderate ankle sprain should be painful and stiff for multiple weeks. Severe sprains that would normally takes 2-3 months to heal using conventional approaches can usually be resolved in less than a month at Carter Physiotherapy. Don’t believe us? Here’s another video of a patient who had a severe ankle sprain and was put in a boot and crutches for 3 weeks and told to rest. He still couldn’t walk without a limp, let alone run at his first appointment. 4 treatments later he was running and playing soccer again.
What about this treatment approach is different and so much more effective than others? Most healthcare practitioners focus primarily on treating a specific set of ligaments in the ankle after a sprain. These ligaments certainly need treatment but what they often do not know is that an ankle sprain affects every tissue from the knee down (and often above the knee as well). Furthermore, if a practitioner does understand the need to treat the entire lower leg, it does not mean they are equipped with the techniques/skills that produce the results seen in the videos above. Our treatments involve a combination of deep myofascial release techniques, joint mobilization/manipulation, stability/balance re-education, and therapeutic exercises.
Another reason so few treatments are needed at Carter Physiotherapy is that patients receive a full hour of one-on-one care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in every treatment session … no techs or assistants provide any care, no modalities are used, and you will not do exercises in the clinic that you can complete on your own time.
Here are some excerpts of what patients have to say about ankle sprain treatment and results at Carter Physiotherapy.
So if you’ve hurt your ankle and still have pain, stiffness, or an unstable feeling, what are you waiting for?! Don’t sit on the sidelines thinking you “just have to wait for it to heal.” You have other options!
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call 512-947-3705
*Please note that it is Texas State Law that Physical Therapy treatment cannot be performed without a referral from a licensed medical practitioner, which can be a variety professionals: Physicians (MD, DO), Physician’s Assistants, Dentists, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Podiatrists, and Chiropractors.