Physical Therapy

The Iowa Clinic physical therapy team  utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatments, physical exercises and hands-on modalities to begin the rehabilitation process at the onset of injury or pain.

By definition, physical therapy is a unique science and art that utilizes a wide variety of procedures to restore function to the body, reduce pain and help prevent future injury. When daily life is altered due to an injury, accident, chronic medical condition or re-injury, we realize we are responsible for helping to put our patients’ lives back on course.

Locations & Directions

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9706
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1410 SW Tradition Drive, Suite 290
Ankeny, IA 50023

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The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9706
Mon-Thurs: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Patient Information

The Iowa Clinic physical therapy team works hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients.  Our priority is to help you reach your recovery goals through an individualized plan of care. Every patient is different, so our physical therapists will  spend time listening to your needs and concerns to ensure the best possible outcome. Each plan is designed to get you back to your normal activities, back to work, and most importantly, back to life.

 

 

 

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Services & Treatments

Conditions

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Arthritis Injuries
  • Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint pain
  • Disc Injuries
  • Muscular strains
  • Joint Pain & Dysfunction
  • Joint Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Post-Operative Treatment
  • ROM Deficits
  • Weakness
  • Pain
  • Gait and Balance Deficits
  • Women’s/Men’s Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Incontinence
  • Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Floor Weakness
  • Testicular Pain
  • Genitofemoral Compression
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • BPPV
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Pink Ribbon Program
  • Post-Mastectomy
  • Post-Lumpectomy
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sports and Running injuries

Treatments

  • Stretching and/or relaxation exercises
  • Posture Education and Lifting Techniques
  • Strengthening
  • Stabilization exercises
  • Muscle Re-education
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Functional Strengthening
  • Manual Therapies
  • Mobilization treatments
  • Muscle Energy techniques
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Myofascial Release
  • Upper Extremity Lymphedema
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Dry Needling
  • Internal Biofeedback/Surface electromyography (EMG)
  • ASTYM
  • Gait Training/crutch training
  • Cupping
  • Balance Exercises

Patient Stories

Physical Therapy Saves Career

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Lisa Carter had just opened her own personal training company when back pain threatened her career. "It wasn't just a little muscle pull," says Lisa Carter, 45, recalling the pain that kept her from doing her job just over a year ago. Carter ultimately learned that she had a bilateral fracture on her vertebrae, a herniated disc, and sciatic nerve issues. Before that, however, "I had seen another…
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Your Local Health | Written by BJ Towe Breast cancer is the second deadliest form of cancer in women--but it doesn't have to be. Over the past two decades, death rates attributed to “the beast” known as breast cancer have been trending downward. Scott Hamling, M.D., a Breast Surgeon with The Iowa Clinic, attributes this national trend to two key factors: Increased awareness of breast cancer, leading to earlier detection and treatment. Advancements in breast…
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Contact

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9706
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1410 SW Tradition Drive, Suite 290
Ankeny, IA 50023

Get Directions

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9706
Mon-Thurs: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Fri: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Get Directions