State-of-the-art Rehabilitation Gym in Franklin

The Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital Franklin Campus has a new and improved rehabilitation center, enhanced with more therapists and equipment.

Ascension SE Wisconsin Rehabilitation Therapy Center

At Ascension, your care team includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. We work together to deliver care that is right for you. Many of our therapists have additional training and certifications and deliver specialized therapies:

  • Orthopedic certified specialists (OCS)
  • Certified in Dry Needling (CMTPT)
  • Certified hand therapists (CHT)
  • Lymphedema therapists
  • Pediatric therapists for children with speech difficulty
  • Pelvic health specialists for continence problems using biofeedback and other therapies
  • Specialists in sports injury rehab and performance
  • Therapists specializing in headache and chronic pain management
  • Vestibular therapists for adults with balance and dizziness disorders


Ascension licensed therapists provide treatments to help improve function, mobility, swelling, and chronic pain. For outpatient therapy appointments, our Rehabilitation Center is conveniently located on the first floor of the hospital.

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).

Receive one-on-one care with an experienced therapist

Ascension Southeast Wisconsin Hospital Franklin Campus Rehabilitation Therapy CenterYou and your therapist work together to create an individualized plan of care that best fits your needs. Our rehab center provides a natural, healing environment in a state-of-the-art facility. We help lessen your pain and work to reach your goals. Our care team educates you about your condition, so the therapies we provide build upon your home exercises. Then we celebrate your milestones and encourage you to keep moving forward to get you back to doing what you love to do. Our experienced therapists treat a wide range of injuries and health conditions affecting every part of the body. We use non-surgical therapies, including dry needling, aqua therapy and other devices to aid in your recovery. Health conditions we commonly treat include:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance disorders
  • Bone fractures, ligament sprains, joint pain, and tendon injuries
  • Chronic pain management, arthritis
  • Hand and arm injuries, including carpal tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Lymphedema
  • Pediatric speech and swallowing concerns
  • Pelvic health issues (OAB and continence)
  • Shoulder impingements

At Ascension Franklin, we listen to understand your health needs to deliver care when and where you need it.

Therapists specializing in chronic pain management

The facility pool at Ascension Southeast Wisconsin Hospital Franklin Campus Rehabilitation Therapy CenterManaging migraines, headaches and chronic pain helps you heal and get stronger. Our therapists address your physical, emotional and mental stress with personalized therapies and exercises to help improve your quality of life.

The aqua therapy pool is one of our special therapy areas. We also have a rehab gym that includes customizable performance training equipment.

Sports injury rehab and performance training

Our therapists specialize in sports injuries whether you play and individual sport or a team sport. We treat youth and adults and provide personalized care plans for your sports and health goals. We’ll educate you about how to prevent overuse injuries, like a golf swing or stance that is affecting your back and shoulders or other repetitive motions that prevent you from strengthening easily injured muscles. Our Rehab Gym includes a variety of targeted, performance training equipment. We focus on your performance goals and provide encouragement and support to meet them.

Cancer support with lymphedema therapy and fitness

Rehabilitation therapists work with your cancer care team to help improve your physical and emotional recovery. We have therapists who specialize in lymphedema therapy for localized swelling. At this therapy center, we customize therapeutic exercises to help you fight fatigue and build strength. Our occupational therapists help patients with therapies that address memory loss, concentration problems and fine motor skills affected by your cancer treatment.

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, cash, or credit card. 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 an appointment, please call 414-325-4850.

Massage Therapy

Professional massage therapy is more than a relaxing experience. Under the care of our trained massage therapists, you can experience rejuvenating, long-term health benefits.

Massage therapies are proven to reduce muscle tension, pain and stress. They can improve your joint flexibility, circulation and even the strength of your immune system responses. And over time, better awareness of your mind and body can benefit your total health.

Because all bodies are different, we offer a variety of techniques, from gentle massages to deeper manual techniques.