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    Select Physical Therapy specializes in rehabilitating acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions. We have a passion for treating low back pain, neck pain, work-related injuries, auto accidents, sports-related injuries, arthritis and other conditions. We take a hands-on approach using manual therapy, exercise and education to help you develop, maintain and restore your function and optimize your quality of life.

    Our highly trained staff will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for you. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients, our therapy team will give you the advantage in recovery.

    We are proud to serve your community and are committed to providing each person an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call to request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.

    Call or email an athletic trainer with questions 24/7 about any injury. This service is available for athletes of all ages at 515-393-9760 or [email protected]. Responses will take place within one business day.

    Now available - dry needling! Dry needling (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.

  • Our Team
    Tami Gawtry, P.T., DPT
    Tami Gawtry
    Tami is a physical therapist who specializes in foot and ankle biomechanics and treating running-related injuries. She wants to help her patients reach their goals and get back to their activities.
    Abby Gillard, P.T., DPT, CSCS
    Abby Gillard
    Abby earned a bachelor's degree in classical archaeology in 2001 from Dartmouth College and doctorate of physical therapy in 2009 from Columbia University. She has been with the company since June 2013. Abby's special interests include sports medicine, women's health, manual therapy and injury prevention. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and loves being active in the outdoors.
    Jared Brostad, P.T., MPT
    Jared Brostad
    Jared specializes in providing workers' compensation services such as post-offer employment testing, functional capacity evaluations, work conditioning and ergonomic workstation assessments.
    Kent Ingvalson, P.T., DPT, CSCS
    Kent Ingvalson
    Kent earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2017 from Creighton University and bachelor's degree in 2013 from the University of Northern Iowa. His interests in physical therapy include endurance athletes, concussion and general orthopaedic conditions.
    Janet Lebsack, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS, CLT
    Janet Lebsack
    Janet graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1990 with a bachelor's degree. She is a certified hand therapist, certified ergonomic specialist and certified lymphedema therapist. She has been with Select Physical Therapy since June 2016. Her passion is helping others recover from hand trauma so that they may live life to the fullest. She loves to assist others in their learning.
    Nicole Kauppila, OTR/L, CHT
    Nicole graduated from Western Michigan University in 1999 with degree in occupational therapy and received certification in 2007 as a hand therapist. She has a passion for treating patients and touching more lives through mentoring and supporting therapists through process improvement, efficiencies and creating solid physician relationships.
    Michelle Hall, PTA
    Michelle Hall
    Michelle received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Dakota and physical therapy assistant degree from Mercy College of Health Sciences. She specializes in orthopaedics, sports medicine, TMJ and total joint replacements.
    Chelsea Harper , P.T., DPT
    Chelsea Harper
    Chelsea earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Ashford University and doctorate of physical therapy from Briar Cliff University. She joined Select Physical Therapy in 2019 after doing a 16-week clinical with the company. She enjoys working with a wide variety of patients, especially post-surgical. She is passionate about helping her patients feel empowered and getting them back to activities they love.
    Brenna Wetzel , DPT, P.T.
    Brenna Wetzel
    Brenna earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and health at Iowa State University and a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Iowa. Brenna enjoys working with patients with lower extremity injuries or surgical procedures, helping them return to an active and happy lifestyle.
    Maka Stewart, LAT, ATC
    Maka Stewart
    Maka is the director of athletic training services and in charge of sports performance. She is a performance coach at our center. She earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2013 from the University of Northern Iowa. Maka has been with Select Physical Therapy since 2016. She specializes in sports performance enhancement, adult boot camps and personal training.
    Laura Williamson, MSE, PTA, LAT, ATC
    Laura earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Mankato State University, master's degree in education from Drake University and physical therapy assistant licensure from the State of Iowa. Her specialties are orthopaedics, sports medicine and total joint replacements.
    Jacob Gibney, LAT, ATC
    Jacob Gibney
    Jacob graduated from Simpson College in April 2018 and earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training. Jacob has been working with Select Physical Therapy since September 2018. He is the athletic trainer for Des Moines North High School.
    Emma Nye, DAT, LAT, ATC
    Emma Nye
    Emma serves as the sports medicine coordinator for collegiate programs for Select Physical Therapy. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2014 from Marywood University and doctorate in athletic training in 2017 from Indiana State University. She provides patient care at Drake University, and holds certifications in Graston M1 Technique and Myofascial Decompression. Emma also serves on the National Athletic Trainers Association LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, and is the District 5 Committee Chair.
    Cailey Weaver, PTA
    Cailey received a physical therapist assistant degree in 2019 from North Iowa Area Community College. She has experience in treating orthopaedic conditions, sports injuries and post-operative care. Cailey is passionate about helping her patients' reach their personal goals while also teaching them the power of movement and how to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.
    Jen Ferden, LAT, ATC
    Jen is the athletic trainer at Roosevelt High School. Prior to coming to Select, Jen worked with the football team at the University of Wyoming. She attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree.
  • Our Services
    Our Services
    • Physical Therapy
      Dry Needling
    • Fall Prevention Program
    • Fibromyalgia Treatment
    • Headache Treatment
    • Incontinence Therapy
    • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
    • Manual Therapy
    • Neurologic Rehabilitation
    • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
    • Osteoporosis Management
    • Pain Management
    • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    • Physical Therapy
    • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation
    • Spine Program
    • Stroke Rehabilitation
    • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
    • Vestibular Rehabilitation
    • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic Services
    • Women's Health
    • Hand Therapy
      Hand Therapy
    • Hand Therapy Certified
    • Joint Mobilization
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm
    • Sports Medicine
      ACL Program
    • Athletic Movement Index (AMI)
    • Athletic Training Services
    • Concussion Management
    • Golf Program
    • Sports Medicine
    • Work Health
      Ergonomic Programs
    • Functional Capacity Evaluations
    • Injury Prevention
    • Onsite Rehabilitation
    • Return-to-Work Program
    • Work Conditioning
    • Work Hardening
    • Pediatric Therapy
      Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
    • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    • Prosthetics & Orthotics
      Lower Extremity Orthotics
    • Spinal
  • News & Events
    News & Events
    • Treating Chronic Pain
      According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) physical therapy can be just as, if not more, effective at treating pain than pain pills. The APTA recommends patients seek physical therapy for chronic and acute pain as a first option,…Learn More
    • 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…Learn More

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