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Des Moines Downtown

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:Closed
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 her patients feel empowered and getting them 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. 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.

Karen Speicher, OTR/L, CHT

Karen specializes in hand therapy and industrial rehabilitation and has completed extensive training and certification in hand therapy, ergonomic evaluations, job analysis and functional capacity evaluations. She has completed comprehensive worksite assessments and conducted ergonomic consulting for diverse businesses including manufacturing, first responders, office/data entry and health care.

Emma Nye, DAT, LAT, ATC

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.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Telerehab
  • Dry Needling
  • Fall Prevention Program
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • 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
  • 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
  • Injury Prevention
  • Onsite Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening

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

Telerehab Appointments

April 08, 2020
Our centers are still open during this difficult time and taking all the precautions to make sure our staff and patients are as safe as possible. If you do not feel comfortable coming to a center for care during this time, we are now offering telerehab services so that you can easily connect with one of our licensed therapists through web-based technology that is HIPAA compliant. Please call to learn more.