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Physical therapy

We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to customize a plan to treat your individual goals, challenges, and needs.  Whether your goals involve pain reduction, enhanced strength and flexibility, improved balance, or need to return to work or sport, we are here for you.

Pre- and post-surgical conditions

Physical therapy can assist with preparation prior to surgery and help return patients to their fullest functional capabilities after surgery.

  • Joint replacement.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Hip replacement.
  • Back surgery.
  • Neck surgery.
  • Shoulder surgery.
  • Ankle surgery.

Injury-related conditions

  • Personal injuries.
  • Work-related injuries.
  • Motor vehicle injuries.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Hand injuries.
  • Fracture injuries.

Neurological conditions

Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Physical therapists help patients with TBI regain functions such as:

  • Getting in and out of bed.
  • Changing their position in bed.
  • Sitting down.
  • Rising to stand.
  • Walking.
  • Using a wheelchair.

Spinal cord injuries

Physical therapy typically consists of strengthening exercises, stretching, transfer training, wheelchair mobility training and gait/walking training.

Parkinson's disease

LSVT BIG therapy is a research-based approach for patients with Parkinson's disease. Exercises are executed by specially trained therapists to facilitate larger-amplitude muscle movements and increase balance in both sitting and standing. This teaches the patient to modify movements for greater muscle control and transitions the patient to an independent home exercise program to continue to apply activities learned in therapy.

Improvements with LSVT BIG therapy can include:

  • Faster walking with bigger steps.
  • Improved balance.
  • Increased trunk rotation.

Stroke

Physical therapy focuses on assisting the patients to use limbs that have been weakened or paralyzed due to stroke. The goal is to ultimately return patients to their fullest functional capabilities.

Multiple sclerosis

Physical therapy can help with:

  • Balance problems.
  • Clumsiness.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Fatigue.
  • Pain.
  • Weakness.
  • Strategies to save energy.

Geriatric conditions

Fall prevention

Balance testing and fall prevention for seniors to decrease falls risk.

Home safety

Discussion of how to keep seniors safe in the home and decrease falls risk.

Osteoarthritis

Teach patients joint protection exercises to improve walking and range of motion and decrease pain.

Sacroiliac dysfunction

Assessment of movement or nonmovement rotation of pelvis and treatment with manual therapy and core stabilization exercises. Also used for pregnancy-related back pain.

Pediatric conditions

Torticollis

Tightness to muscle in neck, typically caused in utero. Treatment includes stretching, handling techniques for caregivers, gentle manual therapy, and assisting baby to meet and achieve developmental milestones.

Developmental delay

Assess and assist with improving gross motor skills such as:

  • Running.
  • Jumping.
  • Hopping.
  • Skipping.
  • Balance.
  • Coordination.
  • Endurance.

Sports injuries

Overuse injuries or traumatic acute injuries, such as ankle sprains.

TMJ

Teach specific exercises to decrease pain and clicking to jaw, along with manual therapy techniques.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)

BPPV produces a sensation of spinning called vertigo, and it occurs suddenly with a change in head position. Physical therapy will use special exercises and maneuvers to help relieve dizziness.

Commonly asked questions

I have an injury; can I make an appointment?

Yes, but there are a few things that need to be done first.  Before making your appointment, you will need to see a doctor who will evaluate your needs and write an order for you to start therapy.

Will my insurance cover this?

Individual insurance policies vary. It is the individual's responsibility to call their insurance provider to discuss coverage. When talking to your insurance provider, inquire about limits on visits and whether prior authorization is needed.

In the state of Minnesota: A patient may be treated by a physical therapist without an order or referral from a physician, chiropractor, dentist, or podiatrist or nurse practitioner for up to 90 days, but always check with your insurance provider to see if services will be covered without a physician referral.

How long are the appointments?

Your first visit will be scheduled for 60 minutes, and any additional visits will be between 30 and 45 minutes.