What’s a physical therapist?
Physical therapists (PTs) are experts in movement. They use education, exercise and hands-on care to help you improve symptoms, prevent problems and live well.
Conditions we treat
Turn to our PTs when you experience:
Reasons to get physical therapy
Working with a PT may help you:
- Avoid opioids and other pain medications.
- Avoid surgery.
- Improve outcomes after surgery.
- Move more easily and fully.
- Manage pain.
- Recover from and prevent injuries.
- Take an active role in your care.
Direct access to PTs
Get care sooner when you choose ProHealth for physical therapy. Many of our physical therapy services are available without a doctor’s referral. That means you can schedule an appointment when you need it – and start on a path to pain relief more quickly. Ask about same-day and next-day appointments at our locations in Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, New Berlin, Oconomowoc, Pewaukee and Waukesha.
Feel confident that you’re getting high-quality physical therapy care. Benefit from the experience, deep knowledge and advanced skills of PTs with specialist certification in:
Physical therapy treatments
Partner with your PT to create a customized treatment plan. Depending on your condition, needs, goals and preferences, your plan may include:
- Active release technique (ART) – Combines hands-on therapy with your body’s natural motion to break up scar tissue and improve your range of motion.
- Biofeedback therapy – Helps you gain control over body functions like heart rate and muscle tension.
- Cold laser therapy – Uses low levels of light energy to promote healing.
- Craniosacral therapy (CST) – Releases tension through gentle touch therapy, especially around your skull and spine.
- Dry needling – Helps release tense muscles and promotes healing.
- Electrotherapy – Delivers safe, mild electrical impulses to a specific area to promote muscle relaxation, support healing and promote tissue growth.
- Heat therapy – Eases pain and relaxes muscles.
- Manipulation and mobilization – Uses hands-on techniques to improve function and ease pain in the spine, a joint or soft tissue.
- Soft tissue mobilization – Uses manual therapy to relieve pain and improve function.
- Spinal decompression – Stretches your spine to release pressure and ease pain; also known as spinal traction.
- Therapeutic taping, including neuromuscular taping (NMT) – Uses strips of special tape to improve mobility and support your joints.
- Ultrasound therapy – Provides deep heating to muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments.
Aquatic physical therapy
Feel more comfortable and relaxed when you exercise in our warm water therapy pools. If aquatic therapy is part of your physical therapy, you may benefit from:
- Body weight support that makes it easy to move and improves flexibility.
- Less pain during exercise.
- Less pressure on your joints.
- Gentle water resistance that helps you build strength and endurance
- Reduced risk of falling during exercise.
Trust ProHealth for safe, evidence-based aquatic physical therapy. Our team includes PTs who hold a Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency (CAPTCC).