Austin Manual Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Physical therapy is a medical, hands-on approach to relieving pain and restoring function. Physical therapists are medical experts in musculoskeletal and neurological conditions and work closely with physicians.

Our physical therapists evaluate your movement patterns, identify the cause of your pain, and work to eliminate it.

While every patient’s condition and pain is unique, our physical therapist will use a variety of gentle hands-on techniques, exercises, and equipment to relieve pain quickly and restore your function to optimum levels.

The overall goal is to restore pain-free mobility and function and to prevent the injury or pain from recurring.

As a patient you have the right to receive physical therapy at any place you choose. At Austin Manual Therapy, you will receive the highest quality care while achieving the results you need.

We pride ourselves on providing a positive, encouraging environment with well-trained, friendly staff. We are confident in our ability to help you reach your goals and live a pain-free life.

Working with you and your doctor, we can discuss your options and help determine if physical therapy will be the right choice for you. Call us today to discuss your current condition or request an appointment now.

Physical therapy is not meant to hurt, but to relieve pain. However, as you restore your mobility, pain levels, at times, can fluctuate. You might experience some temporary soreness from using muscles that are weakened or recovering.

This is a normal response to therapy treatment. Good communication with your therapist will help minimize any discomfort. We want you on your way to quick pain relief and back to normal activities.

The physical therapists at Austin Manual Therapy have years of university-level coursework in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology (study of joint movement), neurology, as well as many other medical sciences.

Our physical therapists have graduated from accredited physical therapy programs and are licensed to treat in the State of Texas. Depending on the university, the physical therapy program is a doctoral degree. In addition, our physical therapists have either completed or are in the process of completing Fellowship-training through the Manual Therapy Institute.

Being credentialed in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) means that they have taken an additional two and half years of advanced curriculum and 440 fellowship hours of residency training with a Fellowed mentor to achieve advanced clinical competence.

Rest assured, your therapist is well trained to evaluate and treat your condition.

Dress comfortably with clothes that allow easy access for the therapist to examine your problem areas.

For treatments, loose fitting clothes that are comfortable for gentle exercises and supportive sneakers are often good choices to wear.

We make every effort to accommodate and to meet the demands of your busy schedule. Call us today or request an appointment.

Typically, the first session lasts for one full hour. Each session after that may be 45 to 60 minutes. The amount of time will be based on your specific needs, and your therapist will discuss this with you.

Each patient’s diagnosis is different, so together with your referring physician, your therapist will develop a plan of care that is right for you.

Your plan of care and number of visits will be determined during your first visit and explained to you by our physical therapist.

We accept cash, check, debit cards, and credit cards. We are happy to discuss payment plan options as well. It is our policy that payment is made at the time of service.

Please have your prescription when you call. This will allow us to verify your insurance benefits and provide you with an estimate of coverage.

What you should bring to your first visit:

  • A prescription (if needed) for physical therapy from your referring physician, ARNP, or PA.
  • Completed digital patient intake forms. If you prefer to fill them out on paper, please arrive 20 minutes early to your appointment.
  • In case of an automobile accident or worker’s compensation claim, also bring any case manager or insurance adjuster contact names, phone numbers, claim number, and date of injury.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete any remaining paperwork, so you can maximize your time in your evaluation.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to your problem areas.

Yes, absolutely. Once you have completed your therapy sessions, your therapist will review your continuing home program. We can make suggestions about what gym equipment may be beneficial, and what exercises would be helpful in your continued recovery.

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