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Services Provided

Our primary mission is to provide you effective and high-quality physical therapy treatment to reduce and eventually eliminate any type of pain you are experiencing to enhance your overall physical function.  Advanced examination, communication and decision making skills that are built on the foundations of professional and scientific education facilitate the provision of effective and efficient care.
Recovery begins with understanding.  Understanding begins with education, and nobody knows your body better than you.  Our therapists are highly trained to listen and ask the right questions to engage in a collaborative care approach, where we work together to meet your rehabilitation goals.  
 We provide patient management, consult with other care providers on neuromusculoskeletal conditions ranging from simple to complex, and provide recommendations and interventions in the area of health and wellness.  


Services Include:
Certified McKenzie Method
Joint mobilization/Manipulation
Mechanical Assessment
Root Cause Analysis 
Gait/ Running Analysis
Guided Theraputic Exercises
Re-structuring of tissue/ muscles   
Sport Specific Therapy
Postural Assessment/ Re-Education
Patient Education
Screening for Prevention

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy:

When someone suffers from a neuromusculoskeletal disorder, an exercise and movement re-education program may be sufficient to restore full pain free movement, function, and return to full activity.  However, in some cases, soft-tissue and joint restrictions are present, resulting in these same interventions being painful or, worse, aggravating to the condition.  In these instances, an Orthopaedic Manual Physical therapist can provide hands-on techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal function of soft tissues and joints.

At McAllen Physical Therapy, we provide this "hands on" Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy treatment to treat acute and chronic symptomatic conditions in body regions included the head, neck, back arms and legs. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movements (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist's resistance to improve muscle activation and timing.  Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.

Following these interventions, OMPT therapist can prescribe and implement the most effective individualized exercise and movement re-education program to maintain and improve health. 



We treat  conditions related to mechanical disruption, trauma, physical conditions, and sports injuries, such as: 
Spinal Pain (neck, thoracic, and lumbar)
Joint Pain 
Muscular Pain
Sports-related Injuries
Work-related Injuries
Tendon pain
Shoulder pain
Knee pain
Hip pain
Ankle and Foot pain
Headaches/TMJ
Post-surgical Rehabilitation


 

Finding the right therapist:

By selecting an OMPT-trained practitioner, a patient will receive optimal care that is effective and fiscally responsible.  This is particularly important if the patient has limited resources, has limited visits covered by health insurance, is seeking conservative treatment that may preclude the need for surgery, or in cases where surgery is required, is seeking treatment to enhance their outcomes. 

To find or verify American Academy Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist, go to  www.aaompt.org.

Fortino Gonzalez, PT, Dip MDT, FAAOMPT, OCS  

McAllen Physical Therapy