Great Lakes Physical Therapy

Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s Physical Therapy Department specializes in Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy.

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Great Lakes Physical Therapy

Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s Physical Therapy Department specializes in Orthopedic and Sports physical therapy. The Physical Therapists are experts in the provision of care for those individuals of all ages with disorders or dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedic and Sports physical therapists are skilled in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. They are experts in the assessment of movement and can help individuals move better, often with less pain, through skilled manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and patient education.

In addition the Sports physical therapy component is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement of the physically active individual. This includes pre-participation screenings, equipment recommendations, prescribed fitness programs, and much more. Sports physical therapists incorporate the most current research into their practice to help the active individual fully participate in sports.

Mike Pfeifer, PT, DPT, ATC
Physical Therapist

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At Great Lakes Orthopedics Physical Therapy 

Professional Physical Therapy Services

The following health conditions are managed by our orthopedic and sports physical therapists:

  • Management of acute sports injuries
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder problems
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-operative rehabilitation from orthopedic surgical procedures
  • Muscle strains
  • Joint sprains/pain/swelling, including knee and ankle injuries
  • Chronic pain
  • Tennis/golfer’s elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Performance enhancement
  • Injury prevention
  • Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine’s physical therapists are evidence-based health care professionals who offer cost-effective treatment that improves mobility and relieves pain, reduces the need for surgery and prescription drugs, and allows patients to participate in a recovery plan designed for their specific needs.

Improve Mobility & Motion

Our physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion. Pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more.

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Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs

While surgery and prescription drugs can be the best course of treatment for certain diagnoses, there is increasing evidence demonstrating that conservative treatments like physical therapy can be equally effective (and cheaper) for many conditions.

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Participate In Your Recovery

st_john_pt_room2The physical therapists at Great Lakes work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by our physical therapists is rarely a passive activity, and participating in your own recovery can be empowering. In many cases, patients develop an ongoing relationship with their physical therapist to maintain optimum health and movement abilities across the lifespan.