Testimonials

It seemed that every time I get over one injury, get healthy for a week, the very next week I would tweak or pull something else. This past Thursday, we were scrimmaging at the end of practice and I felt something pop in the back of my leg. Thankfully, practice was ended shortly after I got hurt. I saw Dr Carter the next day, and he immediately knew what had happened, and was able to treat me for a large tear in the fascia of my hamstring. The treatment was very painful, as he pushes and manipulates the injured area, but I left the ONE treatment being able to run (which he had me do in the parking lot after the session).

He did a complete analysis of my body and showed me all of the problem areas that were leading to my injuries. I have worked with physical therapists in the past, through college, and after, and I have never ever been more impressed. If not for Jarod Carter, I wouldn’t be fit to play this weekend, and who knows how long I would be out.

~ AJ, Professional Soccer Player

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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

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After running a half marathon, my knee was still painful 1 month later.  I tried several conservative treatments at home without relief and then decided to see Jarod for some Manual Physical Therapy and was painfree in a week (3 treatments).  Having worked as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and now completing my medical degree at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, I would have to say that Jarod’s knowledge of the musculoskeletal system and how to properly restore normal function is as good, if not better, than most of the Osteopathic Physicians I have worked with.  If you have a musculoskeletal injury, this is the guy to see in Austin, Tx.  I am excited to have such a consummate professional to refer my patients to next year.

~ Dr. Carter B,  Austin, TX

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If you’re in pain-a little or a lot-Jarod is the solution! I had a long standing back issue that I’d given up on ever resolving.  Jarod spent time with me observing how I walked and moved, asking questions and then worked on my back.  I am pain free for the first time in years!  He identifies the issue quickly, he’s thorough and he really cares about his patients.  He worked with my mom when she was in town to visit and she had great success too!  She’d been to many doctors, Physical Therapists and pain management clinics and Jarod was the first person able to offer her results.  His method is different than other Physical Therapists–he gets results and you get relief!  What more can you ask?

~ Pam Y, Austin, TX

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In 2008, I was referred by my General Practitioner to a sports medicine physician for a worsening condition with my left shoulder.  Over a period of about 18 months my shoulder became more and more painful and inflexible. I could not reach behind my back or easily put on a shirt at that point.

The sports medicine physician suspected a torn rotator cuff and ordered two different MRI’s – one without contrast and then one with contrast dye.  The tests confirmed that it was NOT a rotator cuff issue and I was referred to a another sports medicine doctor – a shoulder specialist at a large prestigious sports medicine practice in Austin.

The new doctor took one look at my shoulder and declared that I had bursitis and proceeded to give me a cortisone injection (so painful I passed out in his office) and predicted I would be cured by morning.  This prediction proved to be wrong and he sent me to his in-house Physical Therapist for the traditional shoulder exercises to see what would happen.

I eventually shared my saga with my friend Jarod Carter who listened to my story and immediately suspected that I had a condition called a Frozen Shoulder.  He explained that he had recently studied some innovative treatments for this frustrating condition and offered to treat me.  Jarod began a series of manual adjustment and massage treatments on my shoulder about once a week.  Within six weeks I was pain free and had regained normal mobility in the shoulder and two years later no symptoms have returned.

Jarod was knowledgeable and dramatically more effective than the two specialists I saw.  His treatment actually fixed the problem. Dr. Carter has a kind and compassionate bedside manner and you know the first time you meet him that he really cares about the well being of his patients.  You are truly in good hands when you put yourself in his care.

~ Mark L,  Austin, TX

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I highly recommend Dr. Carter to anyone I know who is experiencing muscle pain or injury.  I’ve seen Dr. Carter for injuries and pain associated with my TMJ issues, and he has been amazing.  Once, right before I was supposed to go on an extended business trip, I sprained my ankle.  I made an appointment hoping that he might be able to relieve some of the pain.  I was surprised, however, that after one session he had completely restored the full range of motion on my sprained ankle and eliminated all of the stiffness and pain I had been experiencing from that sprain. I had no idea that was even possible!

~Alex H, Austin, TX.

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Jarod is so professional and asks so many questions to understand all your joint, muscle or tissue issues. He could not be more thorough. His method is very different than traditional Physical Therapists. His goal is to get you at 100% within a couple appointments, unlike other therapists that have you come back for months to get bette, which makes me happy since I don’t have to spend the time or money on countless appointments! His method works. Now, I will say, it is pretty painful. But oh my gosh, it is so worth it. And he is a good conversationalist and helps you almost forget about the pain.

I met Jarod at a sporting event where he was offering free injury evaluations. I had pulled my hamstring muscle 2 months prior (trying to go too far in my splits- oops!) and it had never gotten better. I tried leaving it alone for a couple weeks, stretching it, heating pads, ice, etc and nothing worked. So when I saw Jarod, I thought, “Hey, what the hell. Might as well try this.” He told me that within 5 minutes, he would be able to make about 50% of the pain go away. I was skeptical. But he was wrong-it was like 70% better! In 5 minutes! I was sold. I wanted to get to 100% so I booked an appointment with him. Two appointments (plus those 5 minutes) later, my hamstring is 100% now. He even gave me a list of exercises and stretches to do at home.

Whenever I have an ache, pull a muscle, or otherwise hurt myself, Jarod will be the first person I call.

Kudos!!

~ Jackie P,  Austin, TX

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Hi , my name is Juanita.  I had been living with lower back pain for about 1 1/2 years before I met Dr. Jarod Carter.

I went to a chiropractor for a year of treatments.  Towards the end of the year with the chiropractor that nagging lower back pain was still present.  So when the chiropractor wanted me to sign up for another year of treatments I said, ” No, thank you “, it’s time to try something else.

My daughter had informed me that one of her friends is a Physical Therapist and that I should give him a try.  That’s when I met Jarod.  Boy was I glad I took my daughter’s advice.  From the very first treatment that nagging lower back pain started to diminish.  Now I am able to walk at a fast pace like I used to before the pain.  With just three of Dr. Carter’s treatments and advice about what exercises to perform I am on the way to feeling like my old self again.  No more constant lower back pain.  Dr. Carter’s treatments have also helped me with my knees and my neck.

I am so very satisfied with Dr. Carter’s treatments and end results.

Thanks again Jarod.

~ Juanita F,  Round Rock, TX

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I absolutely recommend my therapist, Jarod Carter. Jarod is simply extraordinary. I had lost the function of my right shoulder due to wearing a brace on my fractured right humerus for more than three months. The fracture had not yet healed, but the orthopedic surgeon felt we could start PT before my shoulder got any worse. And so, after calling the surgeon to be sure exactly what type of stress my arm could tolerate, Jarod began working his magic, which led us to this week and my fully-functional right shoulder.

Jarod is very, very good at what he does. He is insistent without being demanding. He is funny and charming and just the perfect person to cajole me into doing those home exercises. He made me feel that he cared about me as an individual, not just as “the right shoulder” or “the fractured humerus.” He tailored his hands-on treatments and my exercise routine to my physical ability and mental state as we went along, and turned what could have been a tedious and painful ordeal into something I actually looked forward to each week.

~ Linda A,  Austin, TX

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Dr. Carter is awesome. I had issues with my hip from running so I went to see him. I had initially gone to my general doctor, a sports doctor, and then finally to Dr. Carter. I was happy that he told me I shouldn’t stop doing what I loved to do: run. He is so knowledgeable and friendly too. He worked on my hip a couple of times and I have never had a problem since and still run.

~ Laurie H,  Austin, TX

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I came to see Dr. Carter after my fiancé went and saw him for an ankle injury that had bothered him for years.  After 3 visits he was playing soccer and tennis several times a week and happier than ever.  As I was training for a marathon I started having some trouble with my knee.  I suspected the IT band, but stretching did nothing to ease the pain.  I went and saw Dr.  Carter and he immediately noticed that my hips needed strengthening on one side, which was causing the IT band to strain and hurt.  He did one treatment on me, gave me an in-home exercise program, and suggested that I get orthotics made to further help my situation.  That night after one treatment I ran a fast 6 miles pain free!  I went for two more treatments to have the orthotics made and to work a bit on the problem knee.  I have continued the at-home exercises and still remain pain free!   I’m so glad I went to Dr. Carter!

~ Sarah H, Austin, TX

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I highly recommend Carter Physiotherapy. I saw Jarod last year when I started having some pain in my wrist and elbow. I was surprised how well he found the exact muscles that were bothering me and had some interesting techniques to fix the issue. Some say it’s a little painful but I gladly put up with a little pain to get rid of what was becoming a chronic condition. After the first session most of the at-rest pain was gone and after the second the stress-related pain left too. He suggested ways to correct the condition from reoccurring and I haven’t had a problem since.

~ Jeremy K,  Austin TX

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I went to Dr. Carter because of sciatica. I’d already had treatment by another Manual Therapist, which definitely helped, but I just wasn’t able to rid myself completely of nagging and occasionally painful effects. I should also add that I hadn’t been able to run for nearly a year because it would always re-aggravate the sciatica, and plane rides or car rides caused pain. After several treatments I have ZERO sciatica pain. Not only that, but he helped correct a toe injury that has bothered me for many years. I should add that as a patient I had – and still have – responsibilities in the treatment. Nearly every day I do the stretches and exercises Jarod prescribed. Those are an important part of successful treatment. I’m back to running 10-12 miles a week. Incredible! Give Jarod a call if you have an injury. He is a gifted therapist!

~ Scott R, Austin TX

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Dr. Carter is amazing! I had been dealing with a lot of pain in my clavicle area for a little over a year. Multiple visits to orthopedic surgeons did nothing to help, nor did massage therapy, body workers, or just plain resting. A friend recommended Dr. Carter and I’m glad she did!

After the first treatment I was already feeling drastically better, and after a couple of treatments I am now 100% pain free in my clavicle! I even went back to get some help with a back issue that is now resolved. I have since referred two of my friends, both of whom have had the same great results.

Dr. Carter is professional, thorough, and genuinely caring in his approach. I cannot recommend him highly enough to anyone dealing with pain…he’s amazing!

~ Bill R,  Austin, TX

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The services Jarod Carter offers are as good as they come.  I never would have expected such quick results for pain reduction and increased movement.  Not only is he totally skillful and brilliant, he also offers a genuinely caring attitude and takes the time to explain the causes of pain and what one can expect in the future.  Working with him is an all-around enjoyable experience.  You will leave his office happier than when you walked in.

~ Vicky R,  Austin, TX

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I am 24 years old and ran into some soft tissue problems with my wrist May 2010.  After a month of exercising on my own and attempting to rehab it, I did not have much success.  I am a personal trainer, so recovering was important to me as I need my wrist to demonstrate almost every exercise I show to clients.

After one session with Jarod, the mobility of my wrist improved significantly.  I am now able to get through my job pain-free.  There is still work to be done; however, the results received from one session speak largely to the exemplar level of Manual Therapy at which Jarod operates.   As with any treatment, do not expect to be immediately cured; although, do not be surprised if it turns out to be a rapid fix.

~ John G,  Austin, TX

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I recently had a treatment by Dr. Carter for a chronic stiff neck issue that has plagued me for over 5 years. At the beginning of the treatment it was painful to turn my head from side to side and I could not begin to try and look back over my shoulder due to pain and stiffness. After several minutes of treatment, on either side of my neck and into my shoulders, I experienced a range of motion that was greatly improved and the pain had subsided. He also gave me extensive instruction on three different types of stretching exercises and how exactly to perform the motion as well as how long to hold the stretch in order to keep the problem from returning. I plan to return to Dr. Carter to continue to work out the joint and muscle tension and stiffness that has built up over the years. It was amazing to get so much relief after just one short session.

~ Vicky B,  Kyle, TX

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I was in a traumatic car accident involving an 18-wheeler and had shoulder and neck pain for months. I went to one PT, and while I experienced some relief, I still had spasms and cramping. Jarod’s Manual Therapy really took the tension out of my muscles, and he took the time to explain what he was doing and why. Combined with some weight-lifting and improved posture, I’ve felt better ever since.

~ Karie M, Austin, TX

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Dr. Carter is a miracle worker! ONE treatment with him on my neck after it was aching and cracking for weeks on end and I have had zero pain since. Amazing. My neck hasn’t popped or cracked since I saw him. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me.

~ Kara R, Austin, TX

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I had been having pain in the upper part of my left foot for four months and after seeing two doctors I was merely told to take some Advil and stay off of my foot. As a stylist, it’s very hard to stay off of your feet all day. After a great review I heard from a friend, I went to go see Dr. Carter myself. He really spends time to get to know you, your life, how and when the pain started, and where the pain is located. After fully examining my foot, he began to work on my foot and within seven or so minutes (this is my best way to describe it) he had moved the bruised and painful area out of my foot. Literally, he massaged the ball of bruise out of the center and down and out of my foot.


The amount of knowledge Dr. Carter has of the human body and all its inner workings is so extensive, but he remains the most humble and genuine doctor I have ever been to. Since he does not take insurance, Dr. Carter spends the entire hour with you discussing your problems and providing therapy. One session and you’ll be a believer.

~ Christina G, Austin, TX

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I have been doing really well since I last saw you. I have a 200 mile relay next weekend (Hood to Coast) and so far, so good with the training. I can feel my Achilles get tight after some of my longer runs, but I spend a good bit of time stretching it out like you showed me and haven’t had any problems after that. I think you also caught my IT band issue by pinpointing how I was rolling outward. Basically, you are a miracle worker… THANK YOU! I kept thinking I would have to come see you as I ramped up my training for the race next weekend, but I haven’t had any trouble yet. Of course, typical runner, I’m signed up for a 25k trail run in Nov and the 3M in January, so I still have you on speed dial #2 behind my mom. :)

~ Mary S, Austin TX