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Optimize Physical Therapy

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Optimize physical therapy: Trainer working with young athlete

 

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation designed its Optimize sports injury rehabilitation program for athletes who want to continue their physical therapy and rehabilitation program after their medically-based physical therapy program.

 

About Optimize

  • Optimize physical therapy appointments are one hour.
  • Appointments are not billable to insurance.
  • The cost for Optimize physical therapy is $150, due prior to the appointment.
  • Credit cards are accepted.

Post-rehabilitation Exercise Program

The post-rehabilitation exercise program is designed to meet the exercise, strength, speed, agility and endurance needs of athletes returning to sport after injury. This program is for patients who have completed their physical therapy but:

  • Have not achieved all of their personal rehabilitation goals
  • Want ongoing guidance as they continue through their sport season or training

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation assists in “bridging the gap” by providing a guided and structured transition from your rehabilitation program to a safe return to sports and an active lifestyle. Our physical therapists and athletic trainers have medical knowledge and extensive rehabilitation experience. They carefully assess and develop a safe and effective exercise plan specifically for you based on your individual needs.

Lower Extremity Performance Testing

Our lower-extremity performance testing assesses recovery from injury, identifies future injury risks and allows a more detailed performance training plan/program. Tests include

  • KT1000
  • Y-balance
  • Biodex strength assessment
  • kiio force sensor assessment
  • Force plate jump test
  • Force plate hop test
  • Force plate running
  • Functional hop tests

Upper Extremity Performance Testing  

Upper-extremity performance testing assesses recovery from injury, identifies future injury risks and allows a more detailed performance training plan/program. Tests include

  • Upper extremity Y-balance
  • kiio force sensor assessment
  • Force plate push-up test
  • Functional throwing tests

Athletic Physicals/Checkups

Athletic physicals are focused orthopedic evaluations that occur once or twice per year assessing your movement and joint concerns. Our physical therapists work with you to determine the best action plan. The plan may involve: