Whether it’s for an injury, a recent surgery or chronic pain, physical therapy can be critical to a speedy and lasting recovery. That’s why we have our own in-house physical therapy department in our Clive, Iowa, main office.
Physical therapists assess your unique needs and then develop a plan to help you regain strength and mobility. They’ll recommend specific exercises, stretches and techniques — and help you learn the right ways to do them.
Physical therapy can help you:
- Maintain a good range of motion. Stiff muscles and joints can make everyday activities like climbing stairs or reaching above your head difficult (if not impossible). Stretching helps you develop the needed range of motion to do the things you need to do.
- Prevent scar tissue buildup. Scar tissue is your body’s natural response to injury or surgery. However, if you don’t regularly stretch (and in the correct way), this scar tissue could limit your recovery. In some cases, a buildup of scar tissue can require surgery.
- Regain strength. If you’ve used certain parts of your body less due to a medical condition, a physical therapist can help you safely rebuild your strength — so you can do the things you want to do.
- Prevent future problems. You don’t need to be injured or have surgery to benefit from physical therapy. In fact, physical therapy can help you avoid injury and surgery by correcting posture issues, boosting muscle mass and increasing flexibility.
Usually covered by insurance
Because physical therapy is so important to your recovery, it’s generally covered by insurance. (But it’s a good idea to check with your insurance company just to be on the safe side.)
free injury screenings
We all know that moment. You're working out or participating in a sport, and Pop! Ow!!
If you think you have a sports injury, our physical therapy department can help. Just give us a call at 515-440-2678, and ask if you can come in for a free injury screening. They'll assess your condition and let you know if you should see a doctor or if you just need to get off your feet for a while.