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.
One on one attention
Patient Education & Participation
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:
Acute and Progressive Pain
Women's and Men's Health
Infant Health & Wellness
We commonly treat the following diagnoses:
- Acute & chronic back pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Neck pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cumulative Repetitive Trauma Syndrome
- SI dysfunction
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Radiculopathies – upper or lower extremities
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement
- Women’s and Men’s Health
- Pelvic Pain
- Pre- and Post-partum care
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!
Patricia Saathoff, L.M.T.
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 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
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
Lauren Sanford, Client Advocate
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