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Physical Therapy Institute

PHYSICAL THERAPY INSTITUTE

The Physical Therapy Institute is a comprehensive outpatient physical therapy center offering high-quality, affordable, one-on-one therapy sessions. The Institute highlights the expertise of the Midwestern University faculty physical therapists and provides an exceptional clinical educational experience for our Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) students.

The mission of the Physical Therapy Institute is to return patients to the highest level of function and wellness possible utilizing evidenced-informed and science-based practice that is combined with compassionate care and outstanding, individualized service.

INDIVIDUALIZED CARE

Each patient at the Physical Therapy Institute is evaluated to determine his or her individual concerns and goals. Unique treatment plans are based on a thorough assessment of the underlying movement or neuromuscular problem. Each plan includes home exercises and instruction in functional activities to maximize the patient’s involvement in treatment. Manual therapy and exercise techniques are utilized to address the specific dysfunction identified in the evaluation. We partner with our patients with the goal of putting them back in control of their movement capability.

ABOUT PHYSICAL THERAPY

The overall vision of the physical therapy profession is to “Transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human condition.” (http://www.apta.org/Vision/). The Physical Therapy Institute is dedicated to this vision.

Physical Therapy can be a less expensive alternative to prescription drugs or surgery. Many conditions can be treated with our conservative approach to care. If surgery is required, physical therapy can assist you in preparing for surgery and returning to maximum function after surgery.

The Physical Therapy Institute believes in an interprofessional approach to care and will work closely with your physician and other healthcare providers to coordinate treatment.

APPOINTMENTS

To schedule an appointment or inquire about our services, call 623-537-6000. Daytime and evening appointments are available.
Rehabilitation is a collaborative process, and appointments should be cancelled/rescheduled only when absolutely necessary. If you need to cancel or change an appointment, please call 623-537-6000.
Patients who fail to attend their scheduled appointments or who consistently arrive late may be dismissed from the clinic.

GENERAL SERVICES

The Physical Therapy Institute addresses many types of orthopedic conditions. Treatments include postural training, body mechanics, joint mobilization/manipulation, strengthening, flexibility, pain reduction, coordination training, gait training, and correction of faulty movement patterns. Diagnoses treated include back and neck pain, joint pain and dysfunction, post-surgical orthopedic conditions, and sports injuries.

SPECIALTY SERVICES

The Physical Therapy Institute includes specialty programs that provide care for patients with the following conditions. If your diagnosis is not listed below, call us to see how we might help you.

CHRONIC PAIN
Chronic pain affects more Americans than stroke, cancer, diabetes, and coronary heart disease combined. Dr. Mark Kargela is a therapeutic pain specialist and lectures locally and nationally on chronic pain.
The focus of our chronic pain program is to partner with our patients to learn their unique stories and develop tailored treatment plans to return them to their valued life activities that are limited by pain.
We treat diagnoses such as fibromyalgia, complex regional pain syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, POTS, chronic back/neck pain, arthritis, failed spine surgery, whiplash, neuropathic pain, and others.

BACK AND NECK PAIN
The spine program at the Physical Therapy Institute is an evidence-informed, science-based approach to helping patients reduce pain and regain movement.
Manual therapy treatments include soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and manipulation. Therapeutic exercise programs are customized for each patient to allow them to build their fitness and strength to be able to perform their valued activities with less pain and more enjoyment.

We treat diagnoses such as sciatica, bulging/herniated discs, degenerative joint disease, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, “pinched nerves,” radiculopathies, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, and other conditions.

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