Iowa and Nebraska

Brett Raasch
Brett Raasch

At Select Physical Therapy, we work hard to create a positive clinical and customer service experience for our patients. To help our patients reach their recovery goals in a safe and compassionate environment, our experienced therapists develop an individualized plan of care. Each plan is designed to get you back to activity, back to work and, most importantly, back to life.

Experience the power of physical therapy today with Select Physical Therapy!

For more information, please contact me directly at [email protected]

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  • Community Details
    Athletic Training

    Call or email an athletic trainer with any questions you have about an injury at 515-393-9760 [email protected]. Responses will take place within one business day.

    Select Physical Therapy provides athletic training services to many local schools, sports partners and community events. We are committed to keeping athletes healthy and on the playing field. Please look for us at these events.

    Select Physical Therapy is proud to partner with and provide athletic training and physical therapy services to:
    Programs We Offer
    Complimentary Injury Screens

    Don’t let injuries slow you down! Make an appointment with Select Physical Therapy for a complimentary orthopaedic injury screen today! Injury screens are for athletes of all ages participating in any sport. After your injury occurs, we will sit with you to briefly review your symptoms, discussing your health and how any pain or an injury may be impairing your lifestyle or performance. If physical therapy is deemed necessary, we will recommend treatment and care and create a return-to-play plan specific your needs. For immediate assistance or more information, call 402.333.0539 or visit our center located on the 2nd floor of Prairie Life Fitness.


    • Select Physical Therapy
    • 2275 S. 132nd Street in Omaha, NE 68044


    • Mondays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    • Wednesdays 5 – 7 p.m.

    Sign up at the Front Desk in the Prairie Life Fitness lobby or call 402.333.0539!

    Concussion Rehabilitation

    Select Physical Therapy offers concussion rehabilitation for anyone suffering from a concussion. Throughout the United States, it is estimated that nearly four million concussions occur each year. Select Physical Therapy's comprehensive concussion management program offers specially trained experts who provide individualized concussion evaluations and rehabilitation programs fr children and adults. Statistics show that as concussion symptoms begin to decrease, physical therapy has been proven to help recover balance, gaze stability, focus, gait, and mood.

    Our clinicians:

    • Are kept up-to-date using the Berlin Guidelines, the world's foremost authority on concussion management.
    • Perform a comprehensive examination, including a multi-system assessment using exertional, ocular-visual, vestibular and cervical evaluation components that stratifies patients into 'individualized' treatment plans.
    • Determine if post-acute symptoms are originating from the physiology of the concussion, ocular or vestibular systems, cervical pathology, anxiety and/or migraine influences.
    • Utilize clinical trajectories to address objective abnormalities found upon examination with realistic outcome parameters and timeframes.
    • Create a complete and individualized rehabilitation program, from acute injury to full return-to-play/work.
    • Have access to and traned knowledge of computer-based neuro-cognitive and neuro-motor testing/treatment tools.
    • Provide detail communication with key health care providers to assist in making and supporting appropriate medico-legal decisions.

    Walk-In-Clinic - Join us Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at our center located at 450 Laurel St. in Des Monies or 710 E 1st Street in Ankeny for a walk-in clinic to discuss your concussion symptoms or concerns.

    Call our Downtown location at 515.323.6485 to be scheduled or transferred to a center nearest you.

    Dry Needling

    Dry needling services are now being offered at our Johnston location by Kevin Lennemann. Dry Needling (DN), also known as intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT)/Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), is a modern Western medical modality. DN is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points. It is NOT acupuncture.

    DN allows muscle spasms to relax and inhibits pain at a local and systemic level. Patients typically report immediate pain relief that can last a few hours to a few weeks to allow for restoration of normal muscle function. Frequency of DN treatment is different for each individual and used with other modalities and exercises in the center.

    Patients will be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist and a personalized plan of care will be designed to meet individual needs. Together, we will establish clear goals and begin treatment in a positive and encouraging environment.

    Most patients will feel soreness from a few hours to two days, which is the normal response from dry needling. Bruising is expected sometimes within blood vessel areas. Any time needles are used there is a risk of infection. However, our highly trained therapists use a single packed, disposable and sterile needle during treatment.

    Conditions that Benefit from Dry Needling

    • Low back and neck pain
    • Shoulder and arm pain, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, impingement
    • Hip and leg pain, sciatica, muscle strain, calf-tightness/spasm
    • Foot and ankle sprain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis
    • Headache, face and jaw pain
    • Fibromyalgia…And more!
    Injury Walk-In Clinic

    Select Physical Therapy offers Injury Walk-In Clinics. These are for any age, any athlete, and any sport. After your injury occurs we provide injury assessment and explanation, recommendation for treatment and care, return-to-play plan, and same day orthopedic physician and physical therapy consults as needed.

    No referral or appointment needed*.


    Ankeny - 710 East 1st Street, Ankeny, IA 50021- call 515-965-5311

    Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Des Moines - 450 Laurel Street, Des Moines, IA 50314 - call 515-323-6485

    Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    *The complimentary consultation is not a clinical service and not available for persons with Medicare or other federal health insurance plans. However, if you are a Medicare or other federally insured patient, please call to see if Select Physical Therapy can help you manage your pain. As always, please consult your physician to see if a specific medical condition is appropriate for physical, occupational or speech therapy. No cost evaluation does not create a health care provider-patient relationship.

    Note: Significant injuries may require X-rays or other diagnostic testing (MRI, CT scan, etc., medical braces, physical therapy and orthopaedic physician appointments. The additional testing, equipment and appointments will be billed through the patient's insurance or be paid by the patient.

    LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease

    Select Physical Therapy in Waukee now offers LSVT BIG for patients with Parkinson's disease. For those individuals who have just been diagnosed with Parkinson's, or those who have been living with the disease for awhile now, schedule your appointment today to see how the LSVT BIG program can dramatically improve your quality of life!

    LSVT BIG has been shown to improve ratings on tests of motor functioning in people with Parkinson’s disease following treatment. Physical gains include:

    • Faster walking with bigger steps
    • Improved balance
    • Increased trunk rotation
    • Decreased time spent on self-care tasks

    Contact Select Physical Therapy for more information!


    Muscle Activation Technique

    We offer Muscle Activation Technique at our River City location in Omaha, NE. They are one of three locations to offer this in all of Iowa and Nebraska.

    Muscle Activation Technique is a specific and unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction. Loss of muscle contraction results in a decreased range of motion, and therefore decreased physical performance. Range of motion testing can indicate which muscles have decreased contractibility and precise forces are applied to restore that muscle’s efficiency.

    Our certified specialist is trained to perform several force application techniques that can restore function and strengthen weak muscles. In no time at all, you will be performing your daily activities with ease.

    Play it Safe Program

    Select Physical Therapy now offers a comprehensive rehabilitation, performance and prevention program known as the Play It Safe Program. Our physical therapist, in conjunction with a licensed athletic trainer, will use your movement analysis data to build a performance and prevention plan tailored to you.

    Cutting Edge Performance Technology

    • DorsaVi™ revolutionary wireless wearable sensors and the ViPerform™ Athletic Movement Index (AMI) aim to measure exactly how you move to assess weakness tightness and movement patterns that contribute to poor performance and lead to potential injury.

    Benefits of the Play It Safe Program

    • Monitors and improves an athlete’s form, movement and efficiencies
    • Testingidentifies potential risk and improves performance
    • Seamless transition in return to play following injury
    • Can be implemented for individuals or groups
    • Report generated for each test
    • Video review and personalized analysis performed for each athlete
    • Performance analysis can be done in clinic or on field of play

    Implementation in Athletics - two-part program

    Pre-practice dynamic warm-up - eight minutes:

    • Activates core, hips, glutes
    • Improves flexibility and body control

    Post-practice routine - fatigue-state training - 15-20 minutes:

    • Emphasizes core and hip strength/stability with dynamic single limb exercises.
    • Enhances movement quality when fatigued

    Call us today at 515.323.6485 to learn more about the DorsaVi Movement Suite and pricing and to schedule your assessment.

    Select Kids Pediatric Therapy

    Through our Select Kids Pediatric Therapy programs, we help children live better through the power of physical, occupational and speech language therapy. Our highly trained clinical team will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child.

    Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients and their parents, our therapy team will assist your child in achieving their highest potential for participation in school, activity and life.

    We are committed to providing an exceptional experience that promotes healing and development of motor, social and communication skills that enhance your child’s participation in desired family, community and school activities. We apply the latest pediatric treatments in a play-based environment to ensure each child, from birth to 21, gets the care they need.

    For more information or to request an appointment for your child today, please contact our Select Kids Pediatric Therapy center by calling 515.963.4528.

    Sports Injury Hotline

    Select Physical Therapy in Iowa provides 24-hour access to our Sports Injury Hotline.

    If you have questions or concerns regarding the treatment of common injuries or conditions, prevention of injuries or suffered a recent injury and are unsure on what you should do next, please call the Select Physical Therapy clinical team at 515-393-9760. An athletic trainer will return your call within 24 hours.

    Community News
    Bubbles, Books and Band-aids
    Iowa Ortho and Select Physical Therapy recently teamed up for their annual Bubbles, Books and Band-aids drive. Over 500 pounds of toys, bubbles, bandages, books and other items were donated to Mercy Children's Hospital. These items will benefit the…
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    October is National Physical Therapy Month
    We're Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month!Join Select Physical Therapy as we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM)! The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) hosts NPTM each October to recognize how physical therapists and…
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    Run Safe App
    Our sports medicine team is proud to announce the launch of our medically-based Run Safe Program and App. This program was created as a foundation for athletic success by building strength, endurance and confidence. The Run Safe App was developed…
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  • Services & Offerings
    Our highly-respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services that maximize functionality and promote well-being.  We develop individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals.  Our commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated by our high-quality clinical care, positive interaction with patients, complete and timely communication to physicians and case managers, patient education programs, convenient locations and prompt appointment availability.  We offer the following programs and services:
    • Physical Therapy
    • Speech Therapy
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Aquatic Therapy
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Hand Therapy
    • Low Back Rehabilitation
    • Lymphedema
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Senior Wellness
    • Sports Performance
    • TMJ Care
    • TMJ Rehabilitation
    • Women's Health
    • Gait Analysis
    • Pediatric Therapy
    WorkStrategies® Program

    Today, America's employers are very much at risk - paying nearly one billion dollars per week in workers' compensation costs.  Through the WorkStrategies® Program, our main objectives are to: reduce the frequency and severity of injuries; achieve higher levels of employee functionality; and reduce the employer's TOTAL workers' compensation costs and lost work time.

    We partner with employers, case managers, claim managers, TPAs, and insurance companies to provide innovative an cost-effective SOLUTIONS for the prevention and treatment of work-related injuries.

    The WorkStrategies® Program offers the following services:

    • Acute (Work-site) Physical & Occupational Therapy
    • Care Management Office
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Injury Prevention & Ergonomics
    • Post-Offer Employment Testing
    • Work Hardening and Work Conditioning
  • Patient Forms
    Patient Information Forms
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    Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
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