About Us

Sun Physical Therapy specializes in manual therapy.

Sessions are one-on-one and the patient is always the center of attention.

We provide individualized care that is tailored to each patient.

Whether this is your first experience with an injury or you are coping with chronic pain, Sun Physical Therapy is here for you.

Sun Physical Therapy is
an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy practice serving the Austin, Texas area. Sessions are one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist. We offer private treatment rooms.

Our services include a long list of manual therapy options – from Trigger Point Dry Needling to manual lymph drainage massage and beyond. We also offer skilled neuromuscular guidance and the most effective therapeutic exercise prescription.

Physical therapy sessions incorporate state-of-the-art therapies to meet each patients’ unique needs. Treatments evolve to keep pace with the changing needs of patients. Our goal is to work as efficiently as possible to assist you in meeting your health and wellness goals.

Think of your physical therapist as your guide to a healthier, more pain-free way of life. We’d be happy to advise on how to incorporate wellness practices into your daily routine, how to better manage your condition, and how to stay pain-free and avoid injury into the future.

Whether you are new to physical therapy or coping with a chronic pain condition, Sun Physical Therapy is here for you. We want therapy to be stress-free, empowering, and fun.

Conditions Treated

We treat many conditions including those listed here. For more information about how Sun Physical Therapy can address any of the conditions below or others, please Contact us. We’re happy to answer your questions.


  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic joint instability
  • Conditioning and Fitness programs for seniors
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures
  • Hypermobility / Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-operative care
  • Post COVID-19 rehabilitation
  • Stress fractures


  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprains / strains
  • Foot / toe pain
  • Plantar fasciitis


  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain / Temporomandibular dysfunction
  • Migraine
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash injury


  • Shoulder dislocation / labral tear
  • Lateral epicondylitis (“Tennis elbow”)
  • Medial epicondylitis (“Golfer’s elbow”)
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Adhesive capsulitis / Frozen shoulder


  • Thoracic spine pain / dorsalgia
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Post-operative spinal procedures
  • Rib dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis


  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal radius fracture
  • Hand / wrist pain
  • Ring Splint Fitting / Ordering


  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and / or post-operative care
  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Hip bursitis
  • IT Band syndrome
  • Knee arthroscopy (post-operative)
  • Knee pain
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury and / or post-operative care
  • Meniscus partial tear / tear
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • Total knee replacement (pre- and post-operative care)
About the owner

Sophia Maines:

Sophia received her physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has practiced in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Texas.

Her goal always has been to provide the most effective care to patients. She began her career in Cambridge, MA, where she worked primarily with faculty, staff, and students of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her clinical focus included running analysis and targeted manual therapy and exercise for runners.

She became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and APTA-certified Orthopedic Specialist in 2012.

After working in outpatient orthopedic clinics in the Austin area, she moved to Bethesda, MD, in 2015 to work for Jan Dommerholt, an expert in the field of myofascial pain syndromes, chronic pain and trigger point dry needling.

She became a Certified Manual Trigger Point Therapist. Her clinical focus included the treatment of patients with temporomandibular dysfunction, hypermobility syndromes, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and chronic pain.

In 2017 and again in 2023, she contributed to the revision of Janet Travell and David Simon’s book “Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual.” Look for Sophia’s work on the chapters on the latissimus dorsi and teres major muscles.

Sophia established Sun Physical Therapy in 2017.

Sophia treats all areas of the body, including the jaw, shoulder, spine, hip, knee, and foot/ankle. She has undergone advanced training in CranioSacral therapy from the Upledger Institute, Fascial manipulation (Luigi Stecco), Craniofacial dysfunction (CRAFTA) (Myopain Seminars), Active Release Technique, manual therapy from the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, LSVT Big Therapy from LSVT Global.

In her free time, Sophia enjoys weight training, being outdoors and spending time with her daughter.

Our location

location with
Ample Free Parking

Located on Pecan Park Boulevard, near the
intersection of N FM 620/45 and HWY 183.

Schedule a Consultation Today

A consultation is a 15-minute one-on-one session, by phone or in person, with a licensed physical therapist to discuss your injury and learn about treatment options. 
We are happy to answer all of your questions.

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15-minute one-on-one, in-office session to discuss your injury & learn about treatment options.