Here at Carter Physiotherapy, we make lots of training videos for our own staff as well as for other PTs around the world. And we sometimes share them on our blog so those suffering needlessly can see how hands-on manual therapy can help people return to the active lifestyles they want and deserve.
If you are dealing with pain and would like to know how we can help, call or text us at (512) 693-8849.
Below is one such video showing an example of treatment techniques for chronic neck pain.
Treating Neck Pain with Cervical Soft Tissue Mobilization with Active Patient Movement
I was in a traumatic car accident involving an 18-wheeler and had shoulder and neck pain for months. I went to one PT, and while I experienced some relief, I still had spasms and cramping. Carter Physiotherapy’s Manual Therapy really took the tension out of my muscles, and they took the time to explain what they were doing and why. Combined with some weight-lifting and improved posture, I’ve felt better ever since.
KARIE M, AUSTIN, TX
(please excuse grammatical errors and the conversational nature of the transcription):
“First, we’re going to do a retest. The patient does some of those movements again while I work on the neck. So let’s have the patient look straight down to the right. Earlier, the patient was pointing and showing her symptoms. Through my thumbs, I feel the lines of tension and follow them down. The patient looks back up and I repeat the procedure, this this time diagonally to the right. Lastly, have the patient repeat the painful movement and see if she feels and moves better.”