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Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Services at the MidAmerican Energy RecPlex

Des Moines University Clinic Physical Therapy is the exclusive provider of physical therapy and athletic training services for the MidAmerican Energy Company RecPlex.

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The RecPlex Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Center Space

The Center occupies 5,000 square feet with a dedicated 2,000-square-foot gym space to support physical therapy services, group and individual sport specific training, community education and wellness programming.  The space also has two semi-private and two private treatment rooms, allowing our therapists to meet the diverse therapy needs of patients seen at this location.

DMU has invested in state-of-the-art equipment including high speed treadmill and harness system, Biodex isokinetic testing, functional weight training and balance equipment.

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Meet the team

Services we provide

  • Athletic and Sport Performance

    Our experts diagnose movement issues using wearable technology and motion analysis to assess the biomechanics of sports activity. Improved mechanics decrease strain and improve movement and overall performance.

  • Surgical Recovery

    Our therapists help clients recover from surgeries to regain mobility and improve their strength, balance and overall well-being.

  • 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.
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  • Running and Cycling Injury Rehabilitation

    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 vestibular system disorders.
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  • ACL Management

    Our therapists specialize in ACL management from prevention to post-operative management and return to play assessments. Our athletes deserve the best, that’s why we take an individual approach to training. Once appropriate, each athlete is assessed via Biodex isokinetic testing and function performance drills to restore confidence and return them to the activity of their choice.

  • Concussion Rehabilitation

    The concussion management program includes baseline testing, community education, and post-concussive assessments. Once concussed, each individual receives a custom treatment plan to facilitate a return to learning, sport, and other activities.
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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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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Diabetic Care and Injury Prevention

    Physical therapy can help promote healthier mechanics by improving strength and range of motion to help reduce the risk of falling.

  • Long Covid Recovery

    The effects of long covid can cause muscle weakness, balance deficits, limited lung capacity, pain, and overall decreased function. Physical therapy can assist with addressing these impairments and providing education to improve your overall quality of life.

  • ASTYM Therapy

    ASTYM is an augmented soft tissue massage used to restore movement and reduce pain following soft tissue injury/dysfunction.

I’ve had past experience with several physical therapy clinics but never with Des Moines University. I have to say that my experience with Des Moines University was, by far, the best I’ve ever experienced. The support staff personnel, both in the downtown and West Des Moines locations are extremely proficient, kind, and caring. They are top notch!

My physical therapist, Sharon Johansen, was the best therapist I have ever had the privilege of working with. She offered a wealth of information, exercises, and practical tips that, in short time, brought me significant improvement and pain relief. She not only took a sincere interest in my case, but she was also very personable and kind. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone seeking competent and effective physical therapy with a personal touch.

Bill Mogolov, Clinic patient

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State of the art Space

For additional information or inquiries, please call 515-271-1725 or email
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