Types of Treatment
Orthopedic & Manual Physical Therapy
Manual Physical Therapy is a hands-on technique that is used to decrease pain and improve range-of-motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles.
Mobilization and manipulation are key components of manual therapy; both techniques restore the power of movement to joints & associated muscles.
A number of TexPTS physical therapists are board certified in Manual Physical Therapy or are Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.
Who benefits from Manual Physical Therapy?
Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopedic conditions may benefit from Manual Physical Therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions: low-back pain, neck pain, muscle-tension headaches, hip and knee osteoarthritis, and shoulder pain.
Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
At TexPTS, many of our physical therapists are ABPTS board certified Orthopedic Certified Specialists. The advanced clinical knowledge and skill set that comes with a Board Certification allows physical therapists to better treat the patients in their specialty and keeps them up-to-date with cutting edge research and technology. The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. Only 3.9% of therapists in the United States are Orthopedic Clinical Specialists. More than 50% of TexPTS therapists hold this certification. We also specialize in manual physical therapy, which is an integral component of orthopedic care.
Who benefits from Orthopedics at TexPTS?
Orthopedic physical therapy is used to treat both non-surgical and post-surgical patients with the following conditions:
- Muscle weakness and imbalance
- Spinal and other joint alignment dysfunction
- Post-operative or inflammatory swelling
- Joint and muscle pain
- Tendonitis and bursitis
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Here’s what some of our patients had to say...
Even when there is not a pandemic, I think I would choose to do telehealth physical therapy because I’ve gotten great results in less time with a more flexible schedule. The ease of telehealth took away my excuses for not attending, which was half the battle.
Buck asks insightful questions and is a good listener. I feel we have established a clear picture of the issues, and continue to update this as the treatment evolves. Buck has assigned PT exercises which I see as insightful and get right to the core of the issues.
Courteous staff, excellent PTs, flexible scheduling. I highly recommend TexPTS. Excellent outcome with my shoulder therapy. Injuries happen; when anyone in my family needs a PT in the future, they’re headed to TexPTS!
The therapy I have received at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists is first rate in every regard. The entire team is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and compassionate. I have already made significant improvement in just three weeks.
I have had a great experience with everyone at Texas Physical Therapy Specialists. Such a friendly, laid back, and encouraging environment. They are on top of their game, and you can tell by the way they greet patients, work with them, and manage their team.
The folks at TexPTS are caring, thoughtful, and very professional. They truly care about your injury and want you to get better! I would recommend them highly to anyone in need of physical therapy!
The therapists, are very nice, friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Their assistants and the office staff are equally as nice and friendly. The facility is clean and spacious. All this together makes for a very pleasant rehab experience!