Helping you get back to living

Physical Therapy

Hours: Monday–Friday, 7am–7pm

When you are struggling with limited mobility or pain due to illness, injury, arthritis or muscle stiffness, physical therapy is a game-changer.

Physical Therapists diagnose, manage and treat a broad range of injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Utilizing a variety of medical equipment and modalities, as well as manual skills, the primary goals of physical therapy are to:

  • Reduce pain
  • Restore mobility
  • Improving function
  • Rebuild fitness levels
We effectively treat and manage orthopedic issues through a variety of services and programs, including:
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Post-Operative Total Joint Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Orthotics/Splinting
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Sports Specific Training
  • Return to Sport Program
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Do I need physical therapy?

If you are having difficulty moving around due to pain, loss of range of motion or decreased strength, you could benefit from working with a physical therapist.

How often should I go to physical therapy?

A typical physician prescription or referral to physical therapy is for a frequency of 2 to 3 times per week. While each individual frequency will vary due to diagnosis and extent of injury or disorder, you can usually count on being asked to attend therapy at this consistency.

How long should physical therapy last?

In general, you should attend physical therapy until you reach your PT goals or until your therapist—and you—decide that your condition is severe enough that your goals need to be re-evaluated. Typically, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks for soft tissue to heal, so your course of PT may last about that long.

What should I wear to therapy?

Loose fitting clothing—shorts for a lower extremity or back injury, short sleeves for upper extremity injuries. Please wear or bring appropriate shoes, i.e. sneakers.

How long does each session last?

Your appointments may last between 30 minutes and one hour. This time depends on your diagnosis and state of progress.

Therapy at DMOS is a Personalized Approach

Your physical therapy team includes your physician, your therapist, and most importantly, you. Together we work to achieve your goals and gain the maximum functional recovery through a variety of services and programs:
  • Evaluation
  • Exercise Programs
  • Custom Fabricated Splints (static and dynamic)
  • Wound Care Management
  • Scar Management
  • Modalities (thermal and electrical)
  • Strengthening Programs
  • Pain Education
  • Physical Therapy Services

DMOS Orthopaedic Centers specializes in physical therapy for orthopedic and sports injuries. At DMOS, you can count on receiving the most comprehensive orthopedic care available. With a collaborative approach led by the expertise of our surgeons and supported by our specialty trained Physical Therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs), we will work with you or your loved one to create a plan for getting back to work, play and life.

If pain or injury is keeping you or someone you care about from living a free and purposeful life, don’t wait to see if it will get better over time. Let us show you a science-based and intentional approach to getting back to living through physical therapy.

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Taking care of you from neck to toe

Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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Our doctors have advanced training in their respective specialties

All of our doctors are Board Certified or Board Eligible. Additionally, our Physician Assistants and Physical & Hand Therapy teams are the best in their field which allows DMOS to be the preferred choice for comprehensive orthopedic care in central Iowa.