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
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. Through the Upledger Institute, she has taken classes for Cranio-sacral therapy, Somato-emotional Release and Lymphatic Drainage. She has more than 20 years experience in Male and Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with advanced training through the APTA, Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute, Alcove Education, Gail Wetzler, PT and various other independent educators who are experienced therapists. She is CAPP (Certified Advanced Pelvic Professional) certified through the American Physical Therapy Association. She periodically lectures on pelvic floor physical therapy and treatment in the DPT program at Texas State in Round Rock.
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.
Her experience includes training in pelvic health, oncology/ lymphedema, general orthopedics, pre/post-surgical concerns, therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, myofascial release, balance and stability training. Post-graduate education includes advanced training in pelvic health from Herman and Wallace, Pelvic PT Rising, Institute for Birth Healing, and Medbridge.
Liz has expertise in a variety of pelvic health conditions including painful bladder, endometriosis, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction abdominal pain, constipation, tailbone pain, rectal pain, and perinatal and postpartum issues. She also has experience in a variety of chronic pain syndromes. Liz is dedicated to individualized, patient-centered care that addresses the whole person.
Liz and her husband are happily in the thick of parenting their little boy while trying to find the time to travel as much as they can.
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.
Karen Genovese, PT
The majority of her career has been spent practicing in San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country area. Following a recent move to Round Rock, she has now joined the staff of Hands on Physical Therapy. Over the years Karen has served in roles of management as well as direct patient care. Her passion is definitely treating her patients, getting to know them as individuals, treating the whole person, constantly striving to put together the pieces of the puzzle in order to most effectively help each patient to be the best they can be.
Over the years most of Karen’s continuing education has been in the area of orthopedics. She started her training in John F. Barnes myofascial release in 1989. In addition to her MFR training, she has also completed over 120 hours of instruction in Jin Shin Jyutsu which is a form of acupressure used to treat pain and dysfunction. Utilizing these two forms of treatment has been extremely beneficial in helping people with chronic pain conditions as well as those who have not shown significant improvement with traditional physical therapy approaches.
When not working Karen enjoys cooking, gardening, traveling and playing the keyboard. She also loves spending time with her husband John, their two children and three grandsons.
Meet Our Staff
Lesly Batemon, Business Office Manager
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"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...”
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- 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