Jason Racca is breaking the physical therapy mold, moving beyond traditional treatment to transform lives.
The owner and founder of R3 Physio in Fort Worth not only treats specific physical symptoms, but also evaluates the entire body to find and address the root cause.
“We identify the physical symptoms and then evaluate other systems in the body to explore what could be contributing to your pain,” he said. “I might be working on a patient’s jaw, but I treat down to the tailbone because of the connections.
“We treat people with longstanding issues who haven’t responded to treatment,” he said. “We like to offer hope that there’s more out there that can be done.”
Racca founded R3 Physio in February 2020 after navigating health struggles within his own family that required unconventional treatment. It led him to read and study outside traditional physical therapy, and he realized the significance of considering the whole person in any type of medical practice.
“As you learn those kinds of things, you understand that your patients could benefit from this type of knowledge and treatment,” he said. “I’m at this point now because that’s the direction we had to go in our family.”
In addition to having a doctorate in physical therapy, Racca is also a board-certified functional manual therapist and orthopedic specialist. He’s one of four therapists in the Metroplex with a significant level of training in visceral manipulation, a hands-on therapy used to help internal organs glide smoothly within the body, relieving pain and dysfunction.
New patients should allow 75 to 90 minutes for the first appointment. It includes a thorough patient history, a physical assessment to evaluate strength and movement, and an initial treatment.
“We are what your body knows it needs,” Racca said. “Even if all other treatments have failed, we are willing to step into the impossible.”