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Select Physical Therapy in Iowa

Brett Raasch
Brett Raasch
P.T., ATC

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
    Community Involvement
    Select Bike Ride

    Select Physical Therapy recently hosted a bike ride with the physicians and staff from Iowa Ortho. The riders had perfect weather and fun day exploring 40 miles on the Des Moines area trails. We were able to include our Downtown and Waukee centers.

    Bike Ride

    Partnerships
    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.

    Partnerships
    Select Physical Therapy is proud to partner with and provide athletic training and physical therapy services to:
    Programs We Offer
    Concussion Rehabilitation

    Select Physical Therapy offers concussion rehabilitation. Throughout the United States, it is estimated that nearly four million concussions occur each year. Select Physical Therapy's comprehensive concussion program offers specially trained experts who provide individualized concussion evaluations and treatment programs for 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.

    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 (DN), also known as intramuscular manual therapy/trigger point dry needling, is a procedure in which filiform needles are used to deactivate myofascial trigger points and reduce pain. It is NOT acupuncture.

       

      Elite Performance Training

      The Elite Performance Training Program is high intensity training designed for advanced athletes to improve speed, strength, power, explosion and reaction time.

      Program specifics:

      • 1-on-1 training
      • Partner training
      • Small group training
      • Team training
      • Pre-season speed/agility
      • Performance enhancement
      • In-season maintenance
      • ACL Play It Safe Program

      DorsiVi Athletic Movement Index Testing (now included in the program):

      • Objective data
      • 3D video analysis

      Recommended before testing: Pre-injury baseline testing

      Ages: Rising Elite 10-14 years, Elite 14-18 years, College Elite 18 years+

      Registration: To register for Elite Performance Training, please call or text Maka at 847.691.2928 or Nick at 507.525.1636. They will work with athletes to determine a training location.

      Injury Walk-In Clinic

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

      No referral or appointment needed*.

      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.

      NormaTec Recovery

      Select Physical Therapy offers many options to help active individuals recover. One tool that we offer is the NormaTec Recovery Boots. The NormaTec PULSE Recovery Systems are dynamic compression devices designed for physical recovery and rehabilitation. All of our systems use NormaTec's patented PULSE technology to help athletes recover faster between training and after performance. With this technology, athletes can recover quicker and get back to the activities they enjoy doing. We offer recovery memberships or one time sessions. Please call 515.323.6485 for any questions or to make an appointment.

      Normatec

      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.

      Saturday Injury Walk-in Clinic

      Select Physical Therapy and Iowa Ortho are partnering to provide Injury Walk-in Clinics on Saturdays throughout the fall. You can avoid long waiting rooms and expensive co-pays. The clinics will be for treating acute conditions for all age groups, including:

      • Strains sprains, minor dislocations and closed fractures
      • Painful swollen or injured joints of the ankle, back, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee, neck and shoulder
      • Sport-related injuries

      Location: 450 Laurel St. Des Moines, IA

      Dates: August 24 through October 26

      Time: 8 to 10 a.m.

      Phone: 515-323-6485

      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.

      Vestibular Rehabilitation
      Our clinicians in Johnston have recently completed specialized training in diagnosis and treatment of vestibular dysfunction. We will develop an individualized treatment plan that includes exercises to strengthen posture, gait and components of the balance system, such as eyes, ears and legs. During the treatment process, a home exercise program may be designed and implemented specific to the tolerance, physical condition and diagnosis of each patient.
      Community News
      Iowa Healthiest State Walk
      Select Physical Therapy - Iowa City is proud partner with Top Shape Gym to participate in Iowa's Healthiest State Month. Healthiest State walks will be held across the state on October 2 at noon to raise awareness for a healthier life style. Join us…
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      Select Physical Therapy is opening a new outpatient physical therapy center in Adel and Norwalk this Fall!
      Select Physical Therapy locations in Adel and Norwalk are excited to welcome you. Stop by to tour our new centers and meet our therapy teams. Our highly trained clinical team takes pride in providing outstanding customer service, excellent patient…
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      Iowa Trail Run Series
      Select Physical Therapy is proud to partner with the Iowa Trail Run Series. Select Physical Therapy will have clinicians at the trail runs providing pre- and post-run stretching, injury prevention, injury screens, education and first aid. This is…
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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
      Please print, complete, and bring with you at your first appointment:
      Important information for your review (information will be discussed at your first appointment):
    • Center Locations