There are many different variations of PT, as well as chiropractic.
Although costly, many times its worth trying different approaches to personally experience how your body responds.
This is especially true if the therapist uses manual hands on techniques (highly recommended), many times, exercises alone, yoga, or even Pilates wont heal you if your muscles/tendons are to stiff to move into those positions. If that is the case, then manual muscle release (many variations) will make active exercise and different stretching techniques like yoga more possible to do.
My muscles were stuck to each other in many areas, I had to release these one by one , before any real moving exercise was possible. With out that, yoga and even Pilates injured me further. Note: I was an extreme case and realize most here were not like that. But if you are like that, do some variations of muscle release first- incorporating with deep massage (hurts) will help too. No pain no gain sometimes.
Eiren- read your post again, yes , your descript
ion sounded a lot like mine with the rope like tendons, regular PT did nothing, as PT does not fix tendon issues very well- they hardly address them at all.
A combination of PT , chiro, and muscle release- trigger point release, Gaston Technique, and Active Release Technique would help you. Goggle these on you tube to see what they are- they fix tendons. Once tendons are fixed, then muscles can be addressed by strength training.
Tendons first. Why regular PT is not taught this is a mystery. The further away you get from "conventional PT", the better the treatment results usually are.
Post Edited (astroman) : 12/15/2017 12:05:22 PM (GMT-7)