What is dry needling?

Dry needling is a technique that utilizes a small acupuncture-type needle to reduce muscular and connective tissue dysfunction, minimize pain, improve recovery and reduce soreness. This technique may or may not include the utilization of electrical stimulation as well.

What conditions can dry needling help with?

We utilize dry needling with most clients. Frequent conditions we address with dry needling can include, but are not limited to, low back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, joint pain or stiffness, and sciatic nerve pain. This is included in your physical therapy session.

Do you offer telehealth services?

Yes. Clients have the option of virtual appointments for physical therapy and personal training. We also offer remote programming, personalized to your goals, fitness level and accommodating any orthopedic concerns.

Can I exercise while pregnant?

Yes. Exercise, including strength training, weight lifting, and cardio are safe and beneficial while pregnant. This includes forms of exercise such as CrossFit, boot camps and running. We offer both in-person personal training and remote programming directly to an app on your phone to guide you in this journey.

What are some CrossFit workouts/exercises I can do while pregnant?

This depends on how far along you are and any symptoms you may be experiencing such as pain, pressure or leaking. As you progress through pregnancy, you may need to make modifications to accommodate your growing belly. This may include things such as a wider stance when you deadlift, completing push ups from an elevated surface or performing ring rows instead of pull ups. If you are unsure where to start, schedule a free discovery call to discuss ways we can assist you in-person or remotely.

What are some CrossFit workouts/exercises I can do postpartum?

This depends on your prior level of fitness and factors such as your type of delivery and symptoms you may be experiencing. Many women can begin some form of exercise as early as 2 weeks postpartum. We specialize in helping women return to exercise postpartum, and offer personalized remote programming, virtual or in-person training to achieve your goals.

How do I return to exercise postpartum?

We begin to work with women as early as 2 weeks postpartum either in-person or virtual. Many women prefer remote programming in the early weeks postpartum, where one of our women’s health specialists will create a personalized plan for you. This allows you to exercise at home as your schedule allows, and may include exercises such as breath control, pelvic floor activation and light midline strengthening.

What should I do if I am having lower back pain?

Lower back pain is very common and can vary from general soreness to severe pain. A physical therapy evaluation is the best way to assess your pain and treat your specific symptoms. Prior to your evaluation, it is best to avoid complete rest and to continue to remain as active as you can tolerate – whether that’s short walks, light biking or gentle stretching/mobility exercises.

What exercises should I do if I am having low back pain/soreness from deadlifting?

When it comes to lower back pain caused by deadlifting, we recommend avoiding complete rest and working on light mobility exercises to encourage blood flow and tissue movement – ie. cat/cow, hip hinge, thoracic rotations, bird dogs. Should low back pain symptoms persist, we recommend scheduling an evaluation to better individualize a rehab plan.

Can physical therapy help resolve my TMJ?

Yes. TMJ is a joint and muscle dysfunction which can lead to symptoms such as jaw or facial pain and soreness, difficulty opening or closing your mouth, jaw clicking and headaches. Our physical therapists are all experienced in treating individuals with TMJ dysfunction.

What should I do if I have knee pain when performing squats and lunges?

The reasons for knee pain with squats and lunges can vary for every individual. We believe that complete rest and avoidance of a movement is never the best strategy when it comes to training injuries or acute pain. Depending on the tissues that are irritated or injured, specific exercises can be prescribed to help reduce pain/sensitivity and allow for safe return to all movements in and out of the gym.

Should I be seen for physical therapy or personal training?

We recommend scheduling a free discovery call with one of our physical therapists to discuss the best route for you. Both services are offered virtual or in-person. Many clients transition to personal training or remote programming following completion of physical therapy.

Why should I see a pelvic floor physical therapist?

Pelvic physical therapists specialize in treating both women and men with symptoms or conditions affecting the pelvic region. Common symptoms include pelvic pain, pressure, low back pain, urinary leakage, constipation, or painful intercourse. This includes women who are pregnant or postpartum. These evaluations and treatments sessions can be completed in-person or virtual.

Why don’t you take insurance?

Being a cash based physical therapy practice allows us to dedicate more time to your individual care. Current insurance reimbursement rates force most companies to treat multiple patients at once and may even deny the performance based treatments we take pride in providing to our clients. We believe that the individuals who see us deserve better. We work for our patients and clients, not for insurance companies, and will not allow them to dictate your care.

If you would like to submit proof of your session with us to your insurance for out-of-network reimbursement, we would be happy to prepare and provide you with a superbill.

Do I need a referral from my doctor to see you?

Because we are out-of-network, we do not require an order from your physician to address any issue you may be having. Furthermore, in the state of Wisconsin, no referral is needed to see a physical therapist (Direct Access). If you are unsure if we are appropriate to come see without your doctor’s referral, please feel free to give us a call to discuss.

What is cash-based physical therapy?

Cash-based physical therapy is out-of-network physical therapy practice – meaning we do not accept insurance. We do however accept HSA and FSA as a form of payment for any and all expenses. We are also able to provide a superbill to submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement if requested.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA)?

Yes, absolutely! We accept HSA and FSA as a form of payment for any expenses.

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(414) 768-2504




2715 S Gladstone Pl. Suite C
Milwaukee, WI 53207