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When to Use GHC-SCW Physical or Occupational Therapy

Whether you’re suffering from a chronic condition or a new injury, GHC-SCW physical therapists (PT) and occupational therapists (OT) can help. If you’re in pain, getting help through physical or occupational therapy is important for your long-term health. We can help you work toward gaining mobility and independence.

PTs and OTs are musculoskeletal experts. That means they are trained to check and treat a variety of injuries affecting your muscles, bones, joints, tendons and more. Our PTs and OTs believe in whole-person care, so they’ll help you address how your injury or condition affects your life. They’ll work with your primary care provider and care team to develop your treatment plan.

What GHC-SCW Physical Therapists (PTs) Treat

PTs focus on improving your ability to move your body. We treat a variety of conditions, some of which are listed below. In most cases you do not need an order from your primary care provider (PCP).  When an order is required, talk with your PCP to see if physical therapy would be appropriate.

  • Concussion (needs an order)
  • Constipation (needs an order)
  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Dizziness/Vertigo/Balance Issues (needs an order)
  • Headaches
  • Hypermobility Issues/POTS
  • Incontinence (needs an order)
  • Jaw or TMJ Pain
  • Joint and Muscle Pain/Injury
  • Pelvic Pain (needs an order)
  • Persistent Pain
  • Pinched Nerves/Disc Issues
  • Post-Operative Care​ (needs an order)
  • Running Analysis
  • Sports Injuries

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, call (608) 662-5060.

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What GHC-SCW Occupational Therapists (OTs) Treat

Occupational therapy focuses on helping you get back to all your daily activities. For all conditions, you’ll need an order from your primary care provider to see an OT.

  • Adaptive Equipment for Self-Care
  • Arm, Wrist or Hand Pinched Nerves
  • Compression Garment Fittings
  • Elbow, Wrist and Hand Post-Operative Care
  • Hypermobility Issues/POTS
  • Injury in Your Elbow, Wrist, Hand and Fingers
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Lymphedema
  • Post-Mastectomy Complications

Call (608) 662-5060 to schedule your appointment.

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Urgent Care Physical Therapy at Capitol Clinic

Urgent Care physical therapy provides same-day or next-day care for injuries that have happened in the past two weeks. Our PTs will check your injury and help you decide the next treatment steps. This might include additional Physical Therapy treatment or referral to another medical provider.

How to Get Care

Our Urgent Care physical therapy is by appointment only. You can call the PT/OT department at (608) 662-5060 to determine if you can be seen at Urgent Care. Or, you can contact your primary care clinic to help determine if Urgent Care PT is right for you. You can ask to be screened by a nurse.

Healthy Joints Program and Class​es

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Do you have knee or hip stiffness and pain? Have you been diagnosed with osteoarthritis in your hip or knee joints? GHC-SCW offers two options for you to choose from to help manage your symptoms and flare-ups instead of surgery.

Program: Patients with hip and knee arthritis who are 46 or older can join an individual Health Joints program. You’ll start with an in-person physical therapy evaluation followed by a virtual dietitian visit.

Call (608) 662-5060 to talk to someone about the Healthy Joints Program.

Class: Join PTs and a registered dietitian for an interactive class about how to manage hip and knee arthritis. This is not an exercise class. We’ll teach you how to understand your pain and manage it through a healthy diet and give you some exercise principles to practice on your own.

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Other Physical and Occupational Therapy Classes

GHC-SCW offers additional classes tailored to help manage special issues, strengthen bodies and maintain healthy movement. Unless noted, you do not need to see a GHC-SCW physical therapist (PT) before beginning one of these classes. Ask your PT about these classes at your next session.

Call (608) 662-5060 to learn more about these classes.

In this interactive session, you'll learn important information about managing your knee and hip arthritis with a PT and Registered Dietician.
This class is designed to help beginners learn how to properly take care of their backs and keep them strong. A referral from a PT is necessary to participate in this class.
This class is designed for those who have completed the Spine Stabilization Class (Beginner). Build on what you learned in the beginner class to help keep your back balanced and strong. A referral from a PT is necessary to participate in this class.
This class is designed for those who have recently sustained a lower body injury or who are recovering from surgery and are eager to get back to the sports and physical activity. A referral from a PT is necessary to participate in this class.
This class will help members with chronic pain learn to manage their symptoms.

PCP Orders

You will need your provider to put in an order for physical therapy from your primary care provider if you:

  • Have a fracture
  • Need post-operative care
  • Have filed workman’s comp claims
  • Have been in a vehicle accident
  • Have soft tissue or tendon tears
  • Have neurological conditions such as balance disorders or pelvic floor conditions.

Your PCP will talk to you about your injury and put in an order for you to be able to get care.

You will need an order for any occupational therapy from your primary care provider before you receive any care. You can ask your PCP for a referral by calling your clinic or sending a GHCMyChartSM message to your provider

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Free Online Presentations

Through DreamBank at Spark, GHC-SCW PTs and OTs have presented on a few topics. Click on the links below to view them: