Manual Therapy

What is manual therapy?

The cornerstone of our approach to physical therapy here at Carter Physiotherapy is manual therapy. Manual therapy is defined as “application of an accurately determined and specifically directed manual force to the body, in order to improve mobility in areas that are restricted; in joints, in connective tissues or in skeletal muscles.” We have trained for years in myofascial work in order to provide the best quality tissue work to our patients. Our approach to manual therapy sets the stage for a quick healing response that allows you to get back to your life quickly.

How much manual therapy will my condition require?

The amount of work needed will be related to the amount of time you have this problem as well as several other factors. The more acute the problem, the quicker we see changes. These changes are typically seen in a few visits. The more chronic a problem is, the more time we will need to see significant change in your condition. Please don’t allow your condition to worsen before doing something. Contact us today to get you back to your life pain free.

Why shouldn’t I just go to a massage therapist to treat my condition?

While we are a big proponent of massage therapy and often have send our patients to get regular treatment, physical therapists are uniquely trained to assess and evaluate the musculoskeletal system and injury. We are very interested here at Carter Physiotherapy on the source of your pain rather than just treating the symptoms. Whether it is knee pain while running or low back pain while picking up your kid, we have skill set you need to get back to your life quickly.

Will I be sore following manual therapy?

It is not uncommon to have a little soreness following treatment. This usually subsides within 24-48 hours. If it persists beyond 48 hours, please contact us right away to let us know so we can adjust our future treatments to match your body.

See what our patients have to say about our manual therapy we provide

Jarod Carter is such a talented Manual Therapist, I travel from out of State to get his treatments. I have been to numerous Physical Therapists in many cities over the years and I truly believe he is one of the best in the country.

~ Miles R, Washington DC

I had a great experience with Carter Physiotherapy. I was referred to them by my physical therapist in Lubbock,Tx . After doing some research, I drove all the way to Austin and I am very glad I did. Over the past 3 years I’ve had Achilles and hip surgery which has created constant back pain. I personally worked with Ben. He took interest in my injury history and asked numerous questions about the previous treatments I have tried. 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. We did an assessment of strength tests on my affected areas and located which muscles and groups needed attention. After doing that, I laid back and let Ben do his magic. I did a 2 hour session and could feel results as soon as we finished, these results held up the next day and allowed me to move forward in my rehab and physical training.

— Blake C