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Physical Therapy

Helping you overcome pain, injury and disability

Our team of 40+ board-certified physical therapists is here to help you overcome any physical issues that may be causing pain or keeping you from your way of life. Physical therapy is part of St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Services, which also includes occupational therapy, speech therapy and pediatric rehab. These services are available for all ages, from newborn to end-of-life.

What does a physical therapist (PT) do?
A PT is a movement expert who can help improve your quality of life through prescribed exercise or hands-on care such as manual therapy, myofascial release and dry needling. Our therapists may also use other treatment techniques to help with retraining your muscles for better performance or improving your mobility.

What can a PT treat?
PTs can help with the following:

  • Amputation and prosthetic issues
  • Arthritis symptoms
  • Acute injury and pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance issues and fall prevention
  • Cancer rehab
  • Chronic neurological conditions (e.g. TBI, spinal cord injuries, MS or Parkinson’s disease)
  • Chronic pain
  • Concussion
  • Fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Jaw pain (TMJ disorders)
  • Joint pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Pediatric conditions (e.g. hip dysplasia, walking issues, spina bifida, etc.)
  • Pelvic floor health (female and male)
  • Pinched or irritated nerves
  • Post-stroke care
  • Posture restoration
  • Pre- and post-operative rehab
  • Pregnancy and postpartum care
  • Running analysis
  • Sports injuries and return-to-sport
  • Tendonitis and injuries to ligaments
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness
  • Work conditioning and return-to-work

What does treatment look like?
Treatment can be broken into 3 steps:

  1. A 60-minute initial assessment. In this first step, you and your PT will develop a treatment plan. This plan will be custom-made for your individual needs and goals.
  2. Appointments with your PT for 4 to 6 weeks. Treatment plans will vary, but typically look like meeting with your PT for 1 to 2 times a week for 4 to 6 weeks. These appointments can include hands-on care, exercise, education and learning activities for you to do at home. Each appointment lasts about 45 min.
  3. At-home activities and long-term recovery. Your success will largely depend on your commitment to doing the at-home activities you are given. This will require some effort and dedication on your part, but the outcome is always worth it. With these activities, you will be able to manage your condition long-term on your own.

Is PT painful?
No. PT will not be painful treatment. Our PTs meet each person where they’re at and modify methods as needed. You will never be made to do anything you don’t want to do. There are no adverse side effects to PT.

How do I know if I should see a PT?
Are you having difficulty participating in activities you enjoy or getting through your day? Our goal is for you to be able to do the things you love and be as functional as possible. If you are wondering if PT can you help you, call 218.249.6040.

Do St. Luke’s PTs work with children?
Yes, our team is able to care for a wide range of ages, from newborns to adolescents.

Physical therapy is available at these locations. St. Luke’s does not require a referral. To schedule an appointment, call 218.249.6040. To see if your insurance company requires one, call the number on your card or give us a call.

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