Female physical therapist manipulates a man's injured shoulder.

Physical therapy and rehab services in Wisconsin

Rehabilitation specialists with Ascension Wisconsin provide outpatient care including physical, occupational and speech therapies.

Rehabilitation care teams with Ascension Wisconsin deliver more than physical therapy (PT) for serious injuries, traumatic illnesses, or surgical procedures. We also provide treatments to help improve function and mobility, reduce swelling, and manage chronic pain. Your therapist works with you to create a personalized care plan that’s right for your unique needs. From increased flexibility to strength and endurance, we can help you get back to the activities you love.

Your care team may include physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. Ascension Wisconsin provides specialized therapies to support your recovery and common conditions, including:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Balance disorders
  • Bone fractures, ligament sprains, joint pain, and tendon injuries
  • Chronic pain management, arthritis
  • Concussion
  • Hand and arm injuries, including carpal tunnel
  • Headaches
  • Lymphedema
  • Neuromuscular disorders such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis
  • Pelvic health issues (OAB and continence)
  • Shoulder impingements
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain and spine injuries
  • Vocal cord dysfunction due to polyps, vocal cord paralysis, vocal nodules, voice misuse and breathing problems

Orthopedic rehabilitation for bone, muscle and joint care

In Wisconsin, a referral is not required for rehabilitation that focuses on conditioning, injury prevention, improving biomechanics, and treating musculoskeletal injuries (excluding acute fractures or soft tissue avulsions). Our rehabilitation services include:

  • Hand therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Spine therapy
  • Sports injury care
  • Work injury rehabilitation

Therapists specializing in chronic pain management

Having constant pain can take a toll on your health, how well you sleep, and the activities you want to do. Therapists with Ascension Wisconsin deliver personalized therapies and exercises to help manage your chronic pain. We address your physical, emotional and mental stress to help improve your quality of life. Your care plan may include rehabilitative physical therapy such as aqua therapy and performance training.

Sports injury rehab and performance training

Our rehabilitation care teams specialize in treating sports-related injuries. Whether you participate in an individual or group activity, we provide personalized care plans for your health and fitness goals. You’ll receive information on how to prevent overuse injuries, like a golf swing or stance that is affecting your back and shoulders. Your care team will provide encouragement and expertise to help you meet your performance goals.

Speech therapy for voice, communication and swallowing disorders

Many behavioral health or medical conditions can affect your voice, communication, and swallowing. Our licensed speech-language pathologists perform comprehensive evaluations and create individualized care plans for communication and cognitive disorders, breathing, voice, and swallowing impairments. Speech-language pathology services at our hospitals and outpatient clinics. In Wisconsin, a patient can self-refer for up to 30 days for speech therapy services without a doctor's order.

Rehabilitation therapy for work Injuries

Excessive hand and arm movements, standing, walking, lifting, driving, even texting and talking on the phone can cause pain. When the pain becomes overbearing and prevents you from sleeping or doing your job, talk to your doctor. With a doctor or employee health referral, physical and occupational therapists with Ascension Wisconsin will work with you to create a personalized care plan.

Self-pay 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 for a very affordable price.

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

  • A treatment plan that requires limited therapy visits
  • High deductibles
  • 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 site of care near you.