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202 S. Park St.
Madison, WI 53715

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Physical & Occupational Therapy

Our Physical and Occupational Therapy programs provide comprehensive, customized therapy services to adults of all ages. We provide the highest quality therapy services using the latest concepts in the field within an atmosphere that promotes health and well-being. 

Our experienced staff is committed to providing professional and compassionate care. Our therapists, therapy assistants and support staff work as a team to help you achieve your goals and enhance your quality of life.

Physical Therapy

Common Diagnosis

Injuries treated by the experts at our physical therapy range from over-use to traumatic injuries including post-surgical and non-surgical rehabilitation. Our staff is qualified to provide care for injuries of the extremities shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot/ankle, as well as the spine. Some of the common injuries treated include:


  • Back and neck pain 
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome 
  • Rotator cuff & biceps tendonitis 
  • Tennis & golfers elbow tendonitis 
  • Hip bursitis 
  • Patellofemoral knee pain 
  • Achilles tendonitis 
  • Plantar fasciitis 
  • Ankle sprains
  • Post-Surgical

  • Cervical/lumbar fusions
  • Cervical/lumbar decompression
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder scope
  • Shoulder decompression/AC joint
  • Total knee replacement
  • Knee scope
  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Ankle reconstruction
  • Treatment Options

    Your first therapy session is generally 60 minutes, during which you and your Physical/Occupational therapist will review your pertinent medical history and discuss your current concerns. Next your therapist will conduct a thorough musculoskeletal examination, assessing your:

    • Posture
    • Range of motion (ROM)
    • Flexibility
    • Joint mobility
    • Strength
    • Body mechanics and movement patterns

    Following the examination, your physical therapist will provide you with a summary of your musculoskeletal limitations and how it impacts your current injury. With this information, you and your (physical/occupational) therapist will develop an individualized treatment plan and set specific goals to meet your personal needs.

    Follow-Up Visits

    Additional visits will be scheduled based on your individualized treatment plan. During your follow-up visits your therapist will implement the various treatment interventions that were agreed upon during your initial evaluation. 

    Return to Function - Functional Restoration

  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Manual Therapy - mobilization, manipulation, massage
  • Ultrasound/phonophoresis
  • Electrical stimulation - TENS, ETPS
  • Traction
  • Iontophoresis
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Posture and body mechanics training
  • Balance training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Peripheral Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
  • Kinesiotaping (Pilates, MET, DTM)
  • Functional training
  • Core strengthening and stabilization
  • Education

    Patient education is a critical component of treatment and will be apart of every therapy session. Discussion may include the following:
  • Your diagnosis and prognosis
  • Treatment options
  • Proper technique to use with exercises
  • Proper posture and body mechanics
  • Strategies to prevent future injury
  • Our goal is not only to treat your injury, but also to teach you how to live healthy and prevent injury.

    Occupational Therapy

    At our Occupational Therapy, our therapists help you return to the "work of daily living." Services include:

    • Post-injury neuro-rehabilitation for diagnoses such as stroke, head injury, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions
    • Treatment of orthopedic conditions related to neurological deficits such as frozen shoulders
    • Self care/home management evaluation and deficit treatment
    • Driver's readiness evaluation
    • Rehabilitation for visual impairment/low vision
    • Complex community re-entry evaluations
    • Functional safety evaluations for mothers
    • Hand Therapy
    • Return to Work
    • Lymphedema

    Treatments & Modalities

  • Evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Energy conservation
  • Adaptive equipment assessment/training
  • Functional mobility
  • Functional cognition/perception deficit treatment
  • Splinting
  • Coordination/incoordination
  • Sensory-motor re-education
  • TENS
  • Surface EMG for motor control
  • E stim
  • Ultrasound
  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Edema control
  • How can Occupational Therapy benefit me?

    The focus of all occupational therapy, regardless of the specialty area, is to promote improved function and independence.

    Your occupational therapist will provide a thorough evaluation and discuss your goals. Whether you want to be able to return to your job, care for your child, resume driving or live independently in your home, your occupational therapist will work with you to develop a personalized plan.

    He or she will guide you through treatment step by step to maximize your ability to perform the skills that you need in able to achieve your goals.

    Specialty Therapy Programs