Published on January 24, 2021

Patients in rehabilitation.

Physical, occupational and speech therapists help with pain and movement

You don’t have to live with recurring pain, weakness or reduced function from an injury, illness or repetitive motion. Rehabilitation professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists, can help you heal, overcome pain and regain movement.

Therapists can help you avoid surgery and prevent injury and re-injury from sports or everyday life. They also treat people who have had a stroke or have issues stemming from COVID-19, cancer, pulmonary or heart disease and other medical diagnoses.

Rehabilitation specialists have the education and training required to treat a wide range of conditions. Some also earn certifications allowing them to provide specialized care.

Depending on the issue, you or a family member may benefit from:

  • Occupational therapy to help with safe and independent performance of daily tasks and activities.
  • Physical therapy to help decrease pain and increase strength, balance and movement.
  • Speech therapy to ease communication difficulties or trouble eating and swallowing.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation to help build skills and strength, and address issues with balance, speech and eating.
  • Geriatric rehabilitation with focus on helping adults 65 and older live as fully and independently as possible.
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation for nonsurgical treatment of incontinence, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse and pain.

When physical therapy is needed for orthopedic or musculoskeletal conditions, appointments can be made directly, without a provider’s order. Pediatric, geriatric, neurologic, cancer, vestibular and pelvic floor therapists are available to see first-time or returning patients without a provider’s order as long as they are seeking care for a previously diagnosed condition.

Direct patient referrals are accepted at several of ProHealth Care’s outpatient Rehabilitation Services locations. Convenient same-day and next-day appointments are available in Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Muskego, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha. Virtual visits may also be available for some health issues.

To ensure an even safer experience for patients during the pandemic, ProHealth’s rehabilitation clinics are screening employees and patients for COVID-19, requiring masks and cleaning high-touch areas frequently.