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Hours

Monday:6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday:6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday:6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday:6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday:6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday:Closed

Featured Services

Physical Therapy
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Hand Therapy
Hand Therapy Certified
Occupational Therapy
Athletic Training Services
Sports Medicine
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About
At Select Physical Therapy, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. 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 be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience that promotes healing and recovery in a safe, compassionate environment. Call or request an appointment and experience the power of physical therapy today.
Our Team

Tami Gawtry, P.T., DPT

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.

Janet Lebsack, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS, CLT

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 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 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 patients feel empowered and getting back to activities they love.

Brenna Wetzel , DPT, P.T.

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 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 and 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.

Abby Gillard, P.T., DPT, CSCS

Abby earned a bachelor's degree in classical archaeology in 2001 from Dartmouth College and doctorate of physical therapy in 2009 from Columbia University. Abby's special interests include sports medicine, women's health, hands-on therapy and injury prevention. She is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

Kyle Bailey, OTR/L

Kyle graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science in 2015 from The University of Nebraska Omaha and doctorate of occupational therapy in 2019 from Creighton University. He chose to become an occupational therapist because he enjoys helping people regain independence in their daily life. His passion lies in treating upper extremity injuries and conditions and helping people return to work.

Carter Trager, P.T., DPT

Carter earned a bachelor's degree in health and exercise science at Central College and doctorate in physical therapy at Clarke University. Carter enjoys working with athletes of all ages and post surgical procedures, helping them return to the playing field and an active lifestyle.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Recovery and Reconditioning
  • Telerehab
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • Spine Program
  • TMJ/TMD Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Women's Health
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia Treatment
  • Headache Treatment
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Osteoporosis Management
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Prenatal/Postpartum Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchair Seating and Mobility Clinic Services

Hand Therapy

  • Hand Therapy
  • Hand Therapy Certified
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Arthritis / Osteoarthritis Program
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Orthotics Upper Extremity - Hand/Arm

Sports Medicine

  • Athletic Training Services
  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management
  • Athletic Movement Index (AMI)
  • Golf Program

Work Health

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return-to-Work Program
  • Work Conditioning
  • Ergonomic Programs
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening
  • Fire Department / First Responder Services
  • Utilization Management System

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Foot Orthotics
  • Spinal
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Community

At Select Physical Therapy, our experienced clinical team will design an individualized plan of care that aligns with your specific goals in mind. 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 be part of the community and are committed to providing each patient with 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.

Community Involvement

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 the official sports medicine and physical therapy partner for USA Triathlon.

Programs

We are proud to offer the following services:

  • Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Walk-In Injury Clinics
  • Elite Performance Training
  • dorsaVi Movement Testing
  • Recovery Programs
  • Play it Safe Injury Prevention Programs
News & Events

Golf Program

January 21, 2021
Select Physical Therapy in Norwalk is proud to offer a Functional Golf Program. Our physical therapist, Brad Earp, DPT, ATC, CSCS, is a certified golf specialist through the Gray Institute. This program is designed for golfers to improve their swing, power and improve their overall game. This program is great for beginners, experienced golfers or anyone having aches and pains while golfing. Please call 515-985-5577 if you are interested in learning more. 

Recovery and Reconditioning

February 22, 2021

Select Physical Therapy is now offering Recovery and Reconditioning for those recovering from the COVID-19 virus.

Many individuals are also compromised by a variety of acute and chronic conditions, such as emphysema, after effects of the flu and cardiovascular disease. As you or your loved ones recover from COVID-19 or other debilitating illnesses and conditions, you may be left with varying levels of deconditioning and weakness. 

We understand this is a scary and challenging time. Our compassionate team of clinical experts can help you continue to heal through our Recovery and Reconditioning Program.  

Inaugural Strive for Excellence Winner

March 07, 2021

Select Physical Therapy - Iowa City would like to congratulate Helen Adams. Helen is the winner of February's Strive for Excellence contest in Iowa City.  She was able to achieve our top score as measured by Strive home exercise program by demonstrating the highest commitment to her health and personal goals. We are proud of Helen's dedication and hard work.

Manual Therapy

March 11, 2021

Hands-on therapy or manual therapy techniques, like cupping, dry needling and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobility, are used to help decrease pain and increase mobility for patients. Discover a few of the most effective manual therapy treatments, brought to you by Select Physical Therapy.

Check out this video on our specialty services page to learn more. 

Running Injury Prevention Clinic

April 22, 2021

Iowa City clinicians had a great morning partnering with Heartland Sole and Top Shape Gym to work with area runners on injury prevention and performance improvement. Participants learned new ways to involve warm-up, strength training and running form to meet their goals for the upcoming outdoor season.

If you missed it, and would like to hear more about how to be injury-free this summer, reach out to our Iowa City team at 319-248-6800 or [email protected]selectmedical.com.

National Physical Therapy Month

October 01, 2021

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Thank you to all of our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants for everything they do. Our therapists are passionate about helping others return to activities they enjoy. Our therapists treat a variety of conditions and are offer a safe way to improve function and reduce pain. Please stop in and see us and help us celebrate our therapist. 

October: National Physical Therapy Month | Direct Orthopedic Care

Iowa City Run for the Schools

October 24, 2021

Select Physical Therapy was proud to sponsor Iowa City Schools Run for the School recently. We applaud all the runners who braved the cold and wet weather to help make our schools some of the best in the state. Select Physical Therapy has supported this wonderful event for the past six years. 

Iowa City Sponsoring Hawkeye Turkey Trot

November 04, 2021

Select Physical Therapy of Iowa City is proud to sponsor the Hawkeye Turkey Trot with Heartland Soles. Join us for this inaugural event at City Park on November 25. In addition to a Tot Trot and a 5K run, there will be a food drive benefiting the Iowa Food Bank. Please bring some canned goods for this great organization. If you are unable to join us but would like to contribute a food donation, please drop off your donation at our Iowa City center.

 Please visit the Hawkeye Turkey Trot website at https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/IowaCity/HawkeyeTurkeyTrot or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HawkeyeTurkeyTrot.com.