Sports and Spine Physical Therapy for UW Students

For sports physical therapy, call (608) 265-7500. For spine physical therapy, call (608) 265-3341.
Since 1994, UW Health Sports Medicine physical therapists have been treating University of Wisconsin students at University Health Services (UHS). Through a unique arrangement with UW Health Sports Medicine, sports and spine physical therapists offer services for orthopedic injuries.
  • An hour-long initial evaluation, including a comprehensive interview and physical examination (wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes)
  • One-on-one rehabilitation program with a physical therapist designed to fit your specific needs and goals
  • Education and injury prevention - we work with you so that you can return to your sport or activity as possible and avoid future injuries
Getting Treatment
Any UW student can receive physical therapy at UHS. Before you get started you will need the following: 
  • Physician referral: Please make sure you bring a written physician referral to your first appointment.
  • Insurance authorization: The Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) covers physical therapy services at UHS. If you do not have SHIP, please contact your insurance company to verify that your physical therapy services will be covered.
  • Health History form (pdf): New patients for Sports Medicine Physical Therapy can speed up your process by filling out this form and bringing it with you.