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Outpatient Physical Therapy at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Improving safety and mobility

UnityPoint Health offers comprehensive, patient-centered physical rehabilitation services throughout the Des Moines Metro area. Blank Children's Hospital also offers a full range of pediatric therapy services for infants, children and teens who have an injury, developmental condition or illness. Our services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology.

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants provide physical therapy rehabilitation services to improve physical strength, mobility, balance and coordination, as well as reduce pain, and avoid recurrence of future injury. The goal of physical therapy is to help patients maneuver within their environment safely and independently.

Outpatient physical therapy services include:

  • Getting in and out of bed
  • Accessing the shower/tub and toilet
  • Going up and down stairs
  • Getting in and out of chairs and other furniture
  • Getting in and out of the car
  • Wheelchair and assistive mobility device assessments

Our physical therapy program can provide significant benefits to the following conditions:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance disorders
  • Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hand injuries / Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Pre- and post-operative conditions
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Weakness or loss of motion
  • Work-related injuries

What is a Wheelchair Specialist?

A wheelchair specialist is a physical therapist who will evaluate patients to determine the best wheelchair or other assistive mobility device. The therapists at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines have many tools they can use to find the best solution for each patient, whether it is a manual wheelchair or customized power wheelchair.

Trust the Physical Therapists at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

When daily life is altered due to an injury, accident, chronic medical condition or re-injury, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines can help. With ten convenient locations throughout the Des Moines metro, you're sure to find a therapist and service specific to your needs. Please call (515) 241-4499 for more information or contact your primary physician.