Physical therapy Services

Whether you’ve recently been injured or you’ve been in pain for years, our physical therapy services can very likely help … even if you’ve tried other forms of treatment. A number of things set us apart from most physical therapy clinics and treatment approaches in Austin, TX: Full-hour sessions of one-on-one care with a Doctor of Physical Therapy, highly effective hands-on Manual Therapy techniques, and a holistic approach to treating the entire person for a more complete and lasting return to the active life you desire.

You won’t waste time laying on heat packs at our clinic, or doing exercises you could do on your own time. You won’t be handed off to techs or assistants, and you won’t receive treatment from someone treating other patients at the same time. Your care will never be influenced by what an insurance company will pay for, and we will never tell you to “just rest and take the pain meds your doctor gave you.” At Carter Physiotherapy, you get the full attention of your nationally accredited and certified Manual Physical Therapist, focused on one thing: getting you back to the activities and lifestyle you deserve, without pain or limitations.

How do we reach that goal so consistently? Scroll down to see the variety of services we use to do so.

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.

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is great complimentary piece of our practice here at Carter Physiotherapy. We view it as critical to your success as a patient. Ultimately, movement is the best medicine for most of the ailments we see. We fully believe that in order to be successful with any musculoskeletal condition that appropriate exercise will ultimately lead you to a better place of healing and keep you from getting injured in the future. Find out today which exercises could be beneficial to you to get you healthy and keep this injury from coming back.

Running Analysis

We here at Carter Physiotherapy are experts at working with runners and analyzing their gait. We utilize high speed cameras to assess your form and find out anything that could be leading to your current injury or future injury. Our technology allows us to draw exact angles from multiple angles to determine any issues with your running form. Being able to see yourself run from multiple angles will allow as a runner to make subtle changes to your form which will help improve your efficiency and reduce risk of injury. Don’t let that nagging pain keep you off the trail.

Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics are foot support placed in your shoes to help the foot and ankle move normally, thereby reducing wear and tear to the foot and joints above so you can remain active and mobile for life!

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry needling, or intramuscular therapy, is a technique designed to help treat musculoskeletal or myofascial pain. It involves inserting a small needle into specific areas called ‘trigger points.’ These ‘trigger points’ are tender, irritable spots in fascia and muscles, and palpable nodules in taut bands of tissue. The results are often immediate and noticeable improvements in both pain, range of motion, and you ability to move.

Mobility & Injury-Risk Assessment

Do you ever deal with same injuries over and over again only for them come back when you finally think you have healed up? Have you stopped doing activities that you enjoy because you fear that the same pain or a new pain will appear? Don’t let those same old injuries keep you from the things you love.

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