At Accelacare Physical Therapy, we believe that in order to provide the highest quality therapy in the area, our therapists must be the most highly trained. That is why our physical therapists are fellowship trained in orthopaedic/manual therapy or in the process of completing their fellowship. A fellowship trained manual therapist is a physical therapist who has completed a credentialed manual therapy program and fulfilled the required clinical training hours under an expert clinician. Our physical therapists are trained through The Manual Therapy Institute located in Austin, Texas. The program takes 3 years to complete and focuses on the advanced evaluation and treatment of spinal, shoulder, hip and knee dysfunctions, although other musculoskeletal conditions are covered in detail as well. We believe that the advanced problem solving skills gained from completing a fellowship program are extremely beneficial when treating complex conditions that often involve multiple body parts.
Physical Therapists are problem solvers and movement experts. Our main objective is to identify the cause of your problem and correct it. Most chronic dysfunctions are the result of repetitive movements or sustained postures that lead to muscle imbalances and faulty movement patterns. Painful injuries or surgery can also lead to faulty movement patterns when the painful area is immobilized or when the body compensates to lessen the pain. These faulty movement patterns and muscle imbalances need to be corrected since they often do not go away with rest, medications/injections or even surgery. Thus, it is very important for us to perform a detailed evaluation to identify any muscle imbalances or faulty movement patterns.
At Accelacare, our clinicians have advanced training in manual therapy and neuromuscular re-education for the treatment of acute and chronic problems. Manual therapy is the hands-on assessment and treatment of all types of tissue dysfunctions including joints, muscles, nerves and soft tissues. The latest research and evidence consistently favors the use of manual therapy techniques in conjunction with specific strengthening exercises for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries rather than modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation.