Rehabilitation

Sports Injury Rehab, Getting You Back into Action

Throughout Ascension Wisconsin, our therapists and athletic trainers give you the expertise you need to rehab from a sports injury.

Sports Injury Rehabilitation in Wisconsin

From north to south, you’ll find an Ascension Wisconsin rehabilitation clinic near you in the Rhinelander, Fox Valley, and Southeast regions. Many of our physical therapists, occupational therapists and athletic trainers are athletes too, and understand your pain and frustration from being taken out of the game. In Wisconsin, patients have direct access to physical therapy with some provisions. Referral is not required for conditioning, injury prevention, improving biomechanics, and treating musculoskeletal injuries (excluding acute fractures or soft tissue avulsions).

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High Patient Satisfaction Scores

Ascension Wisconsin Rehabilitation has on average a 98 percent patient satisfaction score.

Overall, Ascension Wisconsin Rehabilitation has on average a 98 percent patient satisfaction score. The Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) assessment ranks rehabilitation centers nationally based on the likelihood of patients meeting or exceeding outcomes. FOTO scores give you a glimpse into our patient experience.

Our patients report consistent functional improvements after every visit. They score our rehabilitation clinics among the best in the nation.

Columbia St. Mary's foot and ankle award

Patients with foot and ankle conditions rank our physical therapy sessions in the top 8 percent based on Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO) assessment, improvements per visit, Ascension Columbia-St. Mary’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2018.

Achieving Sports Performance After Injury

Doing the same kicking, throwing or swinging movement can cause repetitive motion injuries to the joint and muscles. We treat all types of sports-related and recreational injuries from severe ankle sprains to bone traumas and ligament tears. Our non-surgical treatments improve the healing process and focus on getting you back to peak performance.

Ascension physical and occupational therapists and athletic trainers are at our outpatient clinics, in our Ascension hospitals, at partner YMCAs, and in orthopedic and sport medicine centers, including Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.

By providing a wide range of treatments, our patients at any age get customized and compassionate care. You’ll find innovative therapies and modalities including reduced weight-bearing devices such as the Zero-gravity system. Ultimately, it’s the expertise of our therapists and our coordinated efforts with your doctor that makes a difference.

Ascension Rehabilitation’s Team Approach

Just like in the sports you love, we have the rehab equipment and skills you need. Together, we make a winning team. Our physical therapists, occupational therapists, and athletic trainers work closely with the orthopedic surgeons, sport medicine doctors, and physiatrists as part of your total health plan.

Here’s a sampling of our specialties:

  • Alter-G training and running analysis
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Ankle and foot pain therapies
  • Concussion-related therapies for whiplash
  • Customized splinting and bracing
  • Dry needling
  • Post-fracture rehab
  • Injury prevention education
  • Joint inflammation and tendon treatments
  • Kinesio taping
  • Meniscal injury recovery
  • Muscle injury rehab
  • Shoulder impingement therapy
  • Targeted exercises for strength and conditioning
  • Zero-gravity system for weightbearing injuries

Game Day Sports Injury Care

Ascension Sport Medicine doctors and athletic trainers provide sports injury care during a game and at practices. Wisconsin schools, colleges, sports clubs, and athletic centers contract with us for athletic training and sport medicine services.

Learn about preventing sports injury >

New Pre-Pay Program for Therapy Services

Don’t let rapidly changing healthcare insurance plans stop you from getting the physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech-language services you need. The Ascension Wisconsin Rehabilitation pre-pay program enables you to pay for services rendered with check or cash based on $30 per unit of service.

This option provides greater flexibility for patients with different types of insurance coverage:

  • High deductibles
  • A treatment plan that requires limited therapy visits
  • Services not covered by your insurance plan, for example, dry needling or some pediatric therapies
  • Self-pay based on your needs at that time

Patients of all ages can participate in the pre-pay program. For more information, contact an Ascension Wisconsin Rehabilitation Clinic or Hospital near you.