Manual Therapy (MT) is a range of therapeutic techniques commonly used to treat soft-tissue pain or disability. This broad range of modalities typically involves manipulation and/or mobilization of the joints and tissues in injured areas. The pressure and movements help break up scar tissue while bringing oxygen and blood flow back to the area. Although MT is sometimes painful during treatment, patients often experience lasting therapeutic relief. The main benefits associated with manual therapy include decreased muscle pain, enhanced blood flow, relaxed soft tissues, and improved joint function. The healthcare providers at Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine emphasize these benefits, making us a popular option for manual therapy in Austin.
Our providers typically incorporate MT treatment into Chiropractic and Physical Therapy care plans. This helps patients find more immediate relief while aiding the body’s response to long-term physical medicine and rehab programs. Moreover, the wide array of manual therapy treatment our providers use allows them to choose those best suited to each patient’s specific needs. These include:
Our manual therapists are trained in an array of techniques, which allows them to tailor treatment to each patient’s needs. Moreover, it gives them options when modifying treatment plans to improve results. It is for this reason that many patients elect to continue with MT for maintenance purposes after their initial plan of care ends. This personalized approach to care has helped us achieve positive outcomes for patients with varying health complaints.
Incorporating manual into the patient’s plan of care aids the body’s response to treatment while helping restore functionality. Furthermore, it can provide immediate relief in many cases for muscle stiffness, soreness, and inflammation. This can result in enhanced sleep, decreased tension, improved blood flow, and more. Because of its broad application, manual therapy can provide deep relief for a wide variety of conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
While many health insurance carriers cover manual therapy in Austin, Austin Preferred also offers various modalities at the self-pay rate. Call (512) 442-2727 for more information or to schedule an appointment at our Westlake clinic. Moreover, you can visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.
Q: What is manual therapy?
A: Manual therapy refers to an array of therapeutic techniques commonly used to treat soft-tissue pain or disability by mobilizing injured tissues.
Q: Can Manual physical therapy help treat my medical complaint?
A: Although MT is useful in treating numerous issues, our providers must still evaluate each patient’s condition before recommending it as part of the plan of care.
Q: Does health insurance cover manual therapy in Austin?
A: Most health insurances cover manual therapy, while we also offer it at the self-pay rate for those without coverage.
Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred as my manual therapy clinic in Austin?
A: Our providers offer a wide variety of MT techniques, which allows them to use the option(s) best suited to meet each patient’s needs.
Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.