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.
The cornerstone of our approach to physical therapy here at Carter Physiotherapy is hands-on “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.”
Our approach to manual therapy sets the stage for a faster healing response, greater mobility, and helps get you back to the active lifestyle you desire as quickly as possible.
Therapeutic exercise is an integral piece of our practice and the results you will get with our treatment. While our manual therapy techniques provide a window of opportunity with improved pain and range of motion, it’s therapeutic exercise that utilizes that opportunity to regain strength, speed healing, and resolve harmful compensations that you’ve developed. Ultimately, movement is the best medicine for most of the injuries and pain that we treat.
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 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.
Want to find the best solution for your pain or injury? Making the best choice requires asking these vital questions about any treatment options you’re considering.
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