About Us

At Hands On Physical Therapy and Advanced Massage Therapy, we believe there is no set prescription for wellness for any given condition or diagnosis. We do believe there is unique pathway for each individual that leads them to their optimum health.  Our “one therapist for one hour” manual therapy approach has made us a unique model of excellent client care by our highly trained staff.

We utilize manual therapy techniques as a primary tool for decreasing pain and correction of structural and muscular imbalances.  As balance is restored, we are able to effectively retrain functional movement patterns with personalized movement and strengthening programs.  Restoration of musculoskeletal balance is key to what makes us unique and different from most Physical/Occupational Therapy practices.  Without the manual therapy approach the dysfunctional pattern is strengthened thereby causing more pain and dysfunction.

The Hands On Approach

In our lifespan we travel through many stages of development and throughout those stages we span the continuum of health and sickness. Wherever you happen to be on that continuum, we are committed to creating a plan with you that aids in consistently achieving your optimal health and well being.

We utilize The John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach as our primary manual therapy tool to restore function and vitality to the body along with many other advanced manual techniques including but not limited to: Cranio sacral therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Lymphatic drainage, soft tissue mobilization, and dry needling technique. Our therapists have various  areas of specialty including Women’s and Men’s Health.

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One on one attention

A therapist is with the patient from the beginning to the end of each treatment.
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Consistent care

Patients have consistent care with a therapist providing treatment at each visit for 45-60 minutes.
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Holistic Integration

Integration of hands on manual therapy (including spinal structural work & advanced myofascial release techniques) with functional activities, home exercise, and patient education.
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Individualized Treatment

Treatment plans are individualized and customized to each person’s needs. All staff therapists are specialized in advanced manual therapy techniques and participate in continuing education classes on an ongoing basis. The effectiveness of treatment plans can be assessed at each visit, and immediate changes made when needed.
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Patient Education & Participation

A direct approach teaches the patient about their injury and their body which motivates them to be an active participant in their care and increases the probability of a good long term prognosis.
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Specialized Treatment

We offer specialized treatment of male and female pelvic health problems by evaluating strength, length and function of the pelvic floor muscles. We utilize manual therapy, behavioral modification techniques, pelvic floor strengthening and stretching with diet and lifestyle changes to restore pelvic floor function.

Who We Serve

Hands on Physical Therapy and Advanced Massage Therapy is able to treat a very wide age range. The Myofascial Release technique specifically addresses connective tissue, which spans from head to toe without interruption.  It’s a whole body technique and is effective and gentle enough for infants and elderly and powerful enough for athletes with muscle imbalances as well as everything in between. Examples of people we serve include but aren’t limited to:

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Acute and Progressive Pain

We see a range of acute and chronic issues including sports injuries, work related injuries, new injuries from accidents, or from simply “over-doing it”.
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Women's and Men's Health

We utilize a wide range of manual therapy tools and techniques to address chronic pain, acute pain, and sexual health issues in men and women.
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Infant Health & Wellness

Some issues we treat in infants utilizing cranio-sacral therapy include toriticollis, phagiocephaly (misshapen head), chronic ear infections, colic and tongue and lip tie.

We commonly treat the following diagnoses:

  • Acute & chronic back pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Cumulative Repetitive Trauma Syndrome
  • SI dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Radiculopathies – upper or lower extremities
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Women’s and Men’s Health
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pre- and Post-partum care
  • Incontinence

Meet Your Therapists

Katrina Barton, PT, Cert DN | Clinic Owner, Physical Therapist

Katrina did her undergraduate study in dance and biology respectively at TCU and Texas A&M University. She graduated in 1986 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University, HSC. Her experience includes acute care, burn and wound care, work hardening, orthopedics and manual therapy. Prior to coming to Hands on Physical Therapy, she had extensive manual therapy training with Ola Grimsby, P.T. and started her journey in Myofascial Training in 1987.

She treats numerous pelvic dysfunction diagnoses such as urinary and fecal incontinence, organ prolapses, all variations of pelvic pain, rectal pain, constipation, prostate problems, pre and post surgery candidates, post cancer treatment, post partum problems, coccydynia and pelvic muscle imbalances. Her experience also includes treating chronic pain, fibromyalgia, acute pain, headaches, complex medical problems and scar tissue adhesions.

Katrina has been with Hands on Physical Therapy since 1995 having taken over 250 hours of John Barnes Myofascial Release training, as well as completing skill enhancement training at the Myofascial Release treatment Center in Paoli, PA. She periodically assists in teaching some of these courses still. Through the Upledger Institute, she has taken classes for Cranio-sacral therapy, Somato-emotional Release and Lymphatic Drainage. She has 20 years experience in Male and Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with advanced training through the APTA, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute, Gail Wetzler, PT, Alcove Education and various other independent educators who are experienced therapists. She holds the CAPP-Pelvic Certification (Certified Advanced Pelvic Professional) through the America Physical Therapy Association.

She is empty nesting with her husband after they successfully got their three daughters through college!

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Patricia Saathoff, L.M.T.

Patricia has been part of Hands On’s treatment team for over 20 years. She has completed over 1000 hours of Continuing Education with John Barnes, Myofascial Release. She also has advanced training in postural correction, body mechanics correction, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage therapy, reiki and hot stone massage.

This experience allows each treatment to be tailored to you, addressing your specific concerns while utilizing the whole body approach.  Patricia provides massage therapy for health in an effective and compassionate manner.  She is dedicated in supporting your health and wellness. She considers her therapy an art and life philosophy and would be honored to be a participant in your healthcare.

Liz Klekman

Liz graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in journalism and creative writing. Five years later, she
returned to Texas State University to complete prerequisites in pursuit of entrance into the
physical therapy graduate program. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019.

Liz had the unique opportunity to focus the majority of her internships on pelvic floor
rehabilitation and advanced manual therapy techniques. Her continuing education has been
dedicated to furthering her knowledge of the pelvic floor and the intricacies of the myofascial
system. Liz spends her free time with her husband and son and traveling as much as possible.

Bentley O’Quinn, PT, DPT

Bentley was born in Austin, TX and raised in Durango, CO. He returned to Austin in 2010 where he attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2014. There he focused on biomechanics and the physiological response of the body to exercise and activity. Bentley completed his clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Texas State University in 2019. His clinical experience includes acute care in a surgical hospital, generalized outpatient orthopedic, manual therapy, and sports specific therapy.

His treatment style focuses on the use of manual therapy including spinal and extremity joint mobilizations and manipulations and soft tissue mobilization in addition to the use of specific exercises to restore proper alignment, mobility and stability. He has extensive experience with the use of movement screens and diagnosis in movement dysfunctions to guide treatment. Bentley believes in a patient specific approach to physical therapy to reach patient’s goals and improve overall quality of life.

When not working Bentley enjoys being active in and around the Austin area, you can often find him running around Lady Bird Lake, playing pickup soccer, or cooling off at Barton Springs. He also enjoys cheering on Chelsea FC, the New England Patriots, and his Texas Longhorns.

Meet Our Staff

Lesly Batemon, Business Office Manager

Lesly Batemon has been the business office manager since May of 2018, and has worked at Hands On Physical Therapy for 4 years.

Lauren Sanford, Client Advocate

Lauren has been working with Hands On since 2018, she is our Client Advocate.

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Testimonials

"Hands On Austin is simply amazing! I injured my neck a week ago playing soccer. Three herniated discs, and more pain than I’ve ever experienced before in my neck. With a single visit to my Hands On LMT Patricia, the difference was immediately noticeable. She was able to loosen up my neck muscles in just the right way to allow everything to reset itself over the next few days. 5 days later everything is back in place and the pain is gone. I was blown away that we were able to achieve such great results after one session. Even better, Patricia took the time to share some of her knowledge and insights with me to explain other techniques I can use to care for my body. Hands On has earned a happy customer for life! Thanks so much for what you do!"

- Sean, Advanced Massage Therapy

"How do these folks do what they do?! It is not magic, it is science administered by angels. For 3 plus years I have received the benefits of their greatness. One chronic SI Joint problem that had plagued me for most of my life has not visited me now for all of those 3 years. I am a very active yoga practitioner, an old long distance runner, cyclist, outdoor kind of guy that thinks he knows what is right about my body mechanics. A neck injury from a yoga practice caused my Medical Doctor to refer me to them. From absolutely no movement in my neck, significant pain with major impact to my work and my sleep, in a short amount of time, the skilled providers at Hands On solved the problems with my neck and most importantly they taught me what to do to prevent it from happening again...”

- Mike James, Physical Therapy

"Hands On has made a huge difference in my life over the last 6 years. My initial treatment was for severe back and leg pain. Subsequently over the years I have experienced problems caused from age and a car accident. The therapists were able to help with and in some cases alleviate problems where I thought my only recourse was surgery. This is an organization that I have and will continue to recommend time and time again. Everyone from the therapists to the office staff are professional, personable. They all really care and invest themselves in helping find a solution to your needs.”

- Mary Wood, Physical Therapy

"As I grow older, my body does too! I have shoulder, back and neck issues, as well as emphysema. I used to hurt day and night, couldn’t sleep and was miserable. My specialist recommended Hands On and after my first visit I felt better. The whole idea of facial release, the benefits of improved posture, all the things I’m learning about my body and how to feel really well . . . amazing. Everyone at Hands On is professional, kind, helpful, supportive and concerned for my well-being. I wish I had discovered them when I was a child!”

- Pat Ramsey, Physical Therapy

"I came to HOPT with a twisted body and pelvic rotations, up slips, and pain throughout my body. I quickly found that my body responded positively to myofascial release therapy, and all the therapists at HOPT are truly amazing. It's not an over night fix, but it can be a permanent one. I now have a new pain free body and thus a new life. I would give HOPT 10 stars on a 5 star scale.”

- P.T., Myofascial Release Therapy

"After my doctor did a PRP procedure on my knee, he recommended I go to "Hands On" Therapy. I was not familiar with the Myofascial Release technique. After speaking with a couple patients who gave raving reports of their progress, I felt I was at the right place. The therapist explained the Myofascial Release technique to me and enteredmy case history into the computer- Every time I have an appointment I've been impressed that each therapist has already reviewed my case. She sees my progress from their very thorough records. After gentle hands-on treatments to release fascial restrictions and doing the exercises they prescribed for me, my knee area is stronger and the pain level has dramatically decreased. I'm very pleased with my progress. The office staff is also very efficient. Every appointment I've had has been on time, almost to the minute. Now that's amazing! A thank you to all at "Hands On" Therapy,”

- Lorraine Stromberg, Myofascial Release Therapy

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301 Hesters Crossing Road, Suite #160 Round Rock, TX 78681