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Get evaluation and treatment by a licensed physical therapist without obtaining a referral.

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UW Health physical and occupational therapists in Madison, Wisconsin, offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services.


Our Programs


Aquatic Physical Therapy: Services are offered in our Research Park warm water pool or lap pool. The water relieves pressure on the spine and lower extremities, which is useful for people with weakness or arthritis in their spine or legs. Learn more


Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation: Our physical therapists assess patients and develop treatment strategies to counter the effects of dizziness and faulty balance. Learn more


Drivers Assessment Program: We partner with Adaptive Experts, LLC to provide a standardized assessment of the skills necessary to operate a motor vehicle.  Learn more


Facial Retraining: Helps patients with facial paralysis learn to re-establish and/or re-coordinate the muscles of the face through a series of individually-tailored movement patterns. Learn more


Hand and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation for people recovering from an injury, illness, surgery or disease affecting the upper extremities. Learn more


Inpatient Rehabilitation: UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital offers specialized programs for people who have experienced stroke, brain and spinal-cord injuries, amputations, complex orthopedic injuries and other conditions requiring inpatient rehabilitative services. Learn more


Lymphedema and Venous Edema: Comprehensive rehabilitation for people experiencing lymphedema or venous edema. Learn more


Neurological Therapy and Neuromuscular Retraining: Therapy for adults with disorders and diseases including stroke, traumatic brain injury and cognitive disorders. Learn more


Orthopedics: Therapy for adults with orthopedic problems affecting the spine or extremities. 


Pediatric Rehabilitation: Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists at American Family Children's Hospital provide a multidisciplinary approach to your child's rehabilitation, including evaluation and treatment of children with developmental disabilities and neuromuscular diseases, treatment of spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, evaluation and management of cerebral palsy and nonverbal learning disorders, and more. Learn more


Pelvic Floor Disorders: Orthopedic physical therapists at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, have advanced training and expertise in working with patients who have pelvic floor disorders. Learn more


Prosthetic Rehabilitation: We have a multidisciplinary clinic that addresses the needs of patients who have undergone amputation. Learn more


Spine Physical Therapy: Rehabilitation for patients with back or neck pain that interferes with home, work or recreational activities. Learn more


Sports Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation for orthopedic injuries sustained by competitive and recreational athletes. Learn more


WorkCare: Treatment for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A streamlined appointment process for the injured worker. Learn more