Certified McKenzie Method
Root Cause Analysis
Gait/ Running Analysis
Guided Theraputic Exercises
Re-structuring of tissue/ muscles
Sport Specific Therapy
Postural Assessment/ Re-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)
Ankle and Foot pain
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.