Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy services offered in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac and Fond du Lac, WI

Physical Therapy

Sports injuries, arthritis, chronic back pain, sciatica, and pain and limited mobility after surgery are just a few of the many orthopedic problems treated with physical therapy. NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, located in Appleton, Oshkosh, North Fond du Lac, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has a dedicated, on-site physical therapy facility, ensuring you have access to the essential physical therapy you need to reduce pain, recover, and rehabilitate. Call the nearest office today to schedule a physical therapy appointment.

Physical Therapy Q & A

What is physical therapy?

Physical therapy uses active and passive exercises and other treatments (modalities) to ease your pain and rehabilitate your body after suffering an injury, developing a disease, or having surgery. You can also benefit from physical therapy if you have a mental or physical disability that affects your mobility and ability to function.

How does physical therapy improve my health?

Physical therapists learn many techniques proven to cause physical changes. These physical changes promote healing and health by:

  • Increasing blood circulation
  • Accelerating healing
  • Decreasing inflammation
  • Rebuilding muscle strength
  • Improving range of motion
  • Promoting flexibility
  • Reducing stress
  • Improving balance
  • Increases stability


Maintaining movement, improving circulation, and reducing inflammation are the keys to easing your pain. 

When would I need physical therapy?

Physical therapy is a crucial treatment supporting your recovery and rehabilitation from nearly every type of musculoskeletal health problem. These are a few examples of conditions often treated by the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin physical therapists:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Joint injuries and disorders 

Physical therapists also treat poor posture and recommend ergonomic improvements that prevent muscle strains and other orthopedic problems.

What treatments does physical therapy include?

Your physical therapist serves as a team member, collaborating with your other health care providers to ensure you receive optimal treatment.

Physical therapists complete a thorough assessment, evaluate your musculoskeletal health, balance, and posture, and create a treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

These are a few examples of therapies you might receive:

  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial release
  • Vestibular and balance training
  • Preventive spine care
  • Balance training
  • Body mechanics and gait training
  • Coordination and balance exercises
  • Rehabilitation exercises

Rehabilitation exercises may include flexibility and stretching exercises, strength and endurance training, and sport-specific training.

Your physical therapy plan focuses on achieving your goals. Some people may need to regain balance so they can prevent falls, while others may need to focus on relieving pain and improving joint mobility. If you plan to return to competitive athletics, your physical therapy incorporates exercises that restore the skills and strength needed for your sport.

Physical therapy can also be necessary after surgery to promote the best and most successful recovery.

Call the nearest NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin office to schedule your next physical therapy appointment today.