• Physical Therapy at Shape Method
  • Pelvic Floor and Orthopedic PT with Dr. Toussaint Biondi

Physical Therapy

Shape Method Offers In-House Physical Therapy Through licensed Physical Therapist Dr. Toussaint Biondi.

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a licensed health care profession that corrects, prevents, or alleviates acute or prolonged movement dysfunction or pain of anatomic or physiologic origin. Physical therapy can help clients recover from an injury, relieve pain, prevent future injury, or manage a chronic condition. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to improve foundational health and quality of life!

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy encompasses the many different types of hands-on techniques your physical therapist may choose to target your issue. Soft tissue mobilization (similar to massage), joint mobilization (similar to chiropractic), and dry needling (similar to acupuncture), are some of the techniques your PT may incorporate into your plan of care depending on your goals and clinical presentation.

What do you treat?

Women’s Health

Pregnancy, postpartum recovery, and perimenopause present unique challenges for the core and lumbopelvic complex. Manual therapy, movement, and foundational health strategies have been shown to improve symptoms like weakness, abdominal separation, pain, and leakage. We help you feel more like you!

  • Pregnancy

    • Birth prep

    • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

    • Symphysis pubis dysfunction

    • Pelvic girdle pain syndrome

    • Carpal tunnel

    • Sciatica

    • Neck and back pain

    • Joint pain

  • Postpartum

    • Diastasis recti abdominis

    • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck prep)

    • Pelvic organ prolapse

    • Scar adhesions (cesarean or perineal)

    • Neck and back pain

    • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis (mommy thumb)

    • Return to running

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

    • Urinary incontinence

    • Urinary urgency or frequency

    • Pelvic pain

    • Painful intercourse

    • Genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GUSM)

Orthopedics

As a board-certified specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Toussaint treats head to toe. From TMJ dysfunction to plantar fasciitis, we can help.

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rotator cuff tendinopathy (shoulder pain)

  • Gluteal tendinopathy (hip pain)

  • Knee pain

  • Foot/ankle pain

  • Spine pain

  • Sciatica

  • Osteoporosis

  • Post-operative rehab

  • TMJ dysfunction

  • Return to sport

Oncology

Cancer treatment often involves surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. As such, nerves, muscles, joints, and lymphatics in the area of treatment may be impacted. Manual therapy and specific exercise have been shown to improve symptoms like stiffness, pain, scar tissue adhesions, weakness, deconditioning, and swelling following cancer treatment. Strength training and aerobic conditioning have been shown to improve both bone density and cognitive function.

  • Lymphedema

  • Mastectomy/lumpectomy related shoulder pain

  • Brachial plexus irritation

  • Radiation fibrosis

  • Scar tissue adhesions

  • Chemotherapy related deconditioning

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

How do I book a session?

Call, text, or email to schedule! We offer 15-minute complimentary phone consultations.

toussaint@shapemethodpilates.com

Phone: 512.270.0273

Fax: 512.277.6014

Dr. Toussaint Biondi of Shape Method

Dr. Toussaint Biondi

Physical Therapist & Director of Therapeutic Pilates Program

Toussaint Biondi, PT, DPT, OCS is a women’s health physical therapist specialized in Pilates-based pelvic rehabilitation in Central Austin. She received her Doctorate in Physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas and her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with focus on antenatal and postpartum rehabilitation. She holds certifications in Pilates, pelvic rehab, dance medicine, oncology, lymphedema, TMJ dysfunction, and dry needling.

In 2021, after personally struggling with issues like diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary dysfunction she founded ATX Pelvic Health, https://www.atxpelvichealth.com/. Pregnancy and birth are hard on the pelvic floor and abdominal wall. These muscles deserve the same focused rehab we would give any other orthopedic injury. It is her company’s mission to empower women with tools and knowledge to feel 100% their best during pregnancy, birthing, and the perimenopause transition.

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