• Austin Physical Therapy

    “Not So Traditional” Physical Therapy… Feel the Difference!

The Austin Physical Therapy Approach

  • Reposition

    Inhibit muscle chains working out of balance

  • Retrain

    Facilitate new motor patterns to hold more symmetric positions

  • Restore

    Ability to restore normal function with reciprocal movement patterns on each side of our bodies

Scientific foundation for your relief and recovery

At Austin Physical Therapy, we rebuild your physical health with tried, true, and proven therapy techniques based on the science of human anatomy. This therapy method is unique and carefully developed to provide maximum pain relief to optimize your strength, range of motion, and give you the most complete return to normal physical activities possible. Our therapy can be the building-blocks to not only your full recovery, but beyond!

Your body is a network …

Your musculoskeletal system is a complex network of bones, joints, muscles, and supporting tissues such as:  tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. When you sustain an injury or have impaired movement, a variety of structures can be affected. In fact, the interconnected nature of this “network” can cause compensatory postures, muscle tension, musculoskeletal imbalances, and pain which may develop in areas other than the “real” problem.

“Abnormal forces” can affect your recovery

Most pain, impairment, and injuries typically result in muscle “guarding,” or have an influence on other tissues. This exerts abnormal forces on joints, muscles, and supporting structures. This can trigger muscle overuse and muscle-tension problems that affect your overall posture, range of motion, and flexibility or mobility. Ultimately, pain can develop at the site of muscle contraction. This means your body’s healing processes may be inhibited or delayed… especially if the underlying problems are never addressed or treated.

Using YOUR body to heal YOUR body

The Austin PT method is built on the concept that your relief and recovery depend on treating your problem and the effects it can have on the rest of your body. We use hands-on therapy, in-clinic, and at-home exercises to correct your presenting problem, and any underlying imbalances or issues including, but not limited to: muscle-tension, postural issues, or muscle imbalances. More specifically, we use “opposing” muscles to relax the tension to achieve neutral posture and full flexibility, so healing and pain reduction can occur.

Many methods combined for your recovery

Because your pain or injury is unique, our treatment is an adaptive hybrid approach. Here are some of the many therapy approaches and techniques we will use to treat your problem and restore your natural musculoskeletal balance for optimum healing:

  • Postural Restoration Techniques
  • Fitness & health education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise programs
  • Custom orthotics
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Iontophoresis
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • Workplace assessments
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Results-Driven Physical Therapy

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling involves the use of a small needle applied to a muscle in the region of a trigger point. Your therapist will assess trigger point location and apply TPDN to achieve a local twitch response to release muscle tension and pain. This is an evidence-based practice that is supported by research. TPDN is an effective tool to relieve soft tissue and joint pain and can be effective in gaining ROM.

Dry needling is a tool in the context of a larger assessment. When you come to Austin PT for Physical Therapy you will receive an assessment to see if TPDN is an effective part of your plan of care. It is most effective to use this treatment in combination with a comprehensive plan to address underlying muscle imbalance or joint dysfunctions that could contribute to the onset of the trigger point.

Your Physical Therapy is Your Choice

When your doctor refers you to physical therapy, you have the right to choose where you go.  Austin Physical Therapy is committed  to earning your trust and honoring your choice by providing outstanding, innovative, personalized therapy that focuses on you. Austin Physical Therapy accepts ALL Major Insurance plans, flexible payment plans, cash programs for no insurance.

Call (256) 883-9494