Appointments: 515-271-1700

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

Please do not call or visit your normal provider. Instead, Polk County residents should call 2-1-1. If you have an upcoming appointment at the DMU Clinic please call in advance. More information is available on DMU's coronavirus response website.

On-Site Availability

Family Medicine, Foot and Ankle, and Physical Therapy are taking patients on-site.

Telehealth Availability

All departments with the exception of Radiology are offering telehealth services. Please contact your provider through the patient portal or by calling.

Des Moines University Clinic | Physical Therapy Clinic

Physical Therapy Clinic 515-271-1717

Accepting on-site appointments.

For telehealth appointments, please call to schedule.

Des Moines University Clinic | Physical Therapy Clinic

Our providers are experts in movement and passionate about helping you improve function and performance

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.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are now offering virtual health appointments. Find more information or call to schedule your appointment today.

Conditions We Treat

  • Chronic pain recovery

    The DMU Clinic team will work with you to treat symptoms and pain associated with chronic conditions or injuries.
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  • General weakness, muscle and joint pain

    Our therapists assess and treat injuries and conditions all over the body, including the back and neck, shoulder, arm and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

  • Running and cycling injury rehabilitation and sports performance

    At the Running and Cycling Clinic, our experts will diagnose movement dysfunction utilizing wearable technology and motion analysis to assess the biomechanics of running or cycling. Improved mechanics will decrease strain and improve your performance.
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  • Vestibular disorders and dizziness

    We specialize in effectively treating dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, imbalance and other disorders of the vestibular system.
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  • Balance and fall prevention

    Physical therapy can help address changes in balance, strengthen muscles, and improve your overall physical health to keep you active and well.

  • Dry needling

    In addition to physical therapy, dry needling is a treatment option that promotes blood flow to underlying tissues to treat pain, muscle impairments and movement disability.
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  • Pregnancy and postpartum care

    The musculoskeletal system changes significantly during and after pregnancy. Our therapists work with you to optimize function throughout your pregnancy and recover after your little one arrives. Common treatments include pelvic, back and hip pain along with urinary incontinence.

  • Pelvic pain and incontinence

    Pelvic health conditions, such as pain, incontinence, urinary urgency or frequency and constipation are all treatable with physical therapy and can improve quality of life. Our therapists are trained in biofeedback therapy to treat men, women and children with pelvic floor dysfunctions.
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  • Neurological conditions

    Our therapists can help you recover from and manage symptoms of neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and others.
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  • Lymphedema

    Physical therapy can help minimize the swelling, pain and movement issues associated with lymphedema. Our therapists treat your symptoms and give you the tools to manage them on your own.
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  • Manual therapy

    Through the use of manual, hands-on techniques, we will help you improve the mobility of your soft tissues and joints, decrease pain and sensitivity, and restore your ability to move and function at your best.
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Know pain, know gain: Chronic pain management

By Shane McClinton, D.P.T.

Every injury comes with a typical timeline for pain and recovery. When pain continues beyond that timeframe, it’s considered chronic. Also, if you’ve had pain on most days for more than three months, you suffer from chronic pain. But there …

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Safe Shoveling: Ergonomics to help prevent snow shoveling injuries

By Kate Cardamon, M.P.T.

Winter weather is here, and it’s never too early to prepare for the freezing temperatures, ice and snow. Take the time to make sure you’re safe on slick, icy surfaces to make the most of the wintery months ahead. The …

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Treat your body well during holiday travel

By Kari Smith, D.P.T.

Travel can throw your body out of whack. It’s difficult to maintain regular nutrition, physical activity and sleep routines for you and your family while traveling, but with purposeful planning you can still feel your best while away from home. …

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Meet Our Providers

Our providers aim to give you an exceptional experience and the highest quality care.

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