Physical therapy is a skilled treatment that helps individuals restore function, gain relief from pain, promote independent living, and understand how to prevent re-injury. Physical therapy assists people in recovering and adapting to conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Services typically include:
Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform functional activities of living.
Ergonomic assessment to determine if your work set-up is appropriate and safe for your body.
Evaluation and treatment of injuries or medical conditions that limit one's ability to move about independently.
Pre-employment and athletic screenings to assist in noting areas of weakness or injury prior to beginning a job or starting sports.
Some of the health conditions that benefit from physical therapy include:
Deconditioning due to an illness or injury.
Weakness and limited range of motion due to injuries or surgery.
Dizziness related to: BPPV, Meniere's.
Chronic conditions such as arthritis, back and neck pain, and over-use injuries.
Wound care, burns, amputations.
Traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.
Children with developmental delays or with cerebral palsy, torticollis, spina bifida, and other developmental conditions.
Athletes with injuries or who have had recent surgeries.
About Physical Therapists
Physical Therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat people who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
About Physical Therapist Assistants
Physical Therapists Assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a Physical Therapist. PTAs must complete a 2-year associate's degree and are licensed in the state of Wisconsin.
Occupational therapy is a skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing the "skills for the job of living" necessary for independent and satisfying lives.
Services typically include:
Customized treatment programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities.
Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage training.
Comprehensive physical performance testing to ensure safe and appropriate completion of work tasks.
Formal assessment and treatment of upper extremity injuries.
Fabrication of custom upper extremity splints.
Guidance to family members and caregivers.
For more information on Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy services, please contact Lynn Carlson, Rehabilitation Services Manager
, or call:
(715) 463-7253 or (800) 293-5353.