At Des Moines University Clinic, our providers are experts in movement and are passionate about helping you improve function and performance in work and leisure activities.
Our physical therapists treat pain through movement, hands-on care and patient education that elevate your treatment and optimize your recovery. We have a state-of-the-art facility with private rooms and open gym space designed to be comfortable and inspiring.
Schedule an appointment with us by calling 515-271-1717. Our hours are Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
We also offer a variety of exercise classes, including yoga, pilates, tai chi and general strength building aimed toward enhancing your balance, flexibility and overall activity levels.
What is physical therapy, and what does a physical therapist do?
Physical therapists perform various types of physical therapy, but all focus on the whole body as a system to observe how your posture and movement impact day-to-day activities. When daily life is altered because of an injury, accident or medical condition, we help provide solutions for our patients and their families for all of their rehabilitation needs: aches and pains, sports rehabilitation, prenatal and postpartum care, post-surgical care, generalized strengthening, balance retraining, and pain management.
We empower you with knowledge and awareness of the body and will support you on your journey to recovery for a healthier, happier life.
The benefits of physical therapy are countless. Our program and providers can help with the following conditions:
- General weakness, muscle and joint pain
- Persistent/chronic pain
- Back and Neck
- Shoulder, elbow and hand
- Hip and knee
- Ankle and foot
- Running and cycling related injuries
- Dizziness and vestibular problems
- Balance and fall prevention
- Pregnancy and postpartum care
- Pelvic pain and incontinence
- Neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
Beyond typical physical therapy treatments, we also specialize in:
“The PT immediately took an interest in me as a person, not just my pain. I was educated on the human nervous system along with specific exercises. I felt empowered to manage my condition and improve the quality of my life.”
Janet, Des Moines University - Physical Therapy patient