Physical & Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapists (PT) and Occupational Therapists (OT) are musculoskeletal experts
who are trained to evaluate and treat a variety of orthopedic injuries and
determine what is needed to provide optimal healing. Our Therapists strive to
treat the whole person when addressing a patient's needs and concerns. They
will work with your Primary Care Provider (PCP), and your other health
practitioners to ensure you are receiving the best care for your injury or
can find our Physical and Occupational Therapy providers by going to https://ghcscw.com/clinic-provider-search and choose “Physical
Therapy" or “Occupational Therapy" and then click “Search."
Therapists are trained to evaluate and treat directly without referral in most
instances (See Below).
What Our Physical Therapists Treat:
Joint and Muscle Pain/Injury
Dizziness/Vertigo/Balance Issues (Need Order from PCP)
Pelvic pain (Possibly Need Order from PCP)
Incontinence and Constipation (Need Order from PCP)
Sports Injuries/Running Analysis
Pinched Nerves/Disc Issues
Concussion (Need Order from PCP)
Provide Custom Foot Orthotics
What Our Occupational Therapists Treat: (all need orders from PCP)
Joint and Muscle Pain/Injury in the Elbow, Wrist, Hand and Fingers
Post Mastectomy Complications
Provide Compression Garments
Provide Adaptive Equipment for Self-Care
Post-Operative Care in Elbow, Wrist and Hand
Pinched Nerves in the arm/wrist/hand
Healthy Joints Program
PT/OT Department is partnering with Sports Medicine, Health Education, and
Complimentary Medicine to help patients with Hip and Knee Arthritis. Patients
will start with an in-person Physical Therapy Evaluation followed by a virtual
Dietitian visit. These are done on Monday mornings.
you are 46 or older, you can call 608-662-5062 to be screened and set up an
Click HERE to learn more about our Healthy Joints Program.
Urgent Care Physical Therapy at Capitol Clinic
If your injury occurred in the past 2 weeks, contact us at
608-662-5060 during normal business hours and after hours, please call Nurse connect at 608-662-7530 to determine if Urgent Care Physical Therapy is right for you. This service is only provided at our Capitol Clinic.
- Urgent Care PT provides same day or next day services for injuries that have occurred in the past two weeks.
- For most issues, you
do not need to see your Primary Care Provider (PCP) first. When you call to schedule an appointment, you will be transferred to a nurse who will screen your symptoms to determine if Urgent Care PT/OT is right for you.
- Therapists who work in Urgent Care PT/OT are trained to recognize injuries that are out of their scope of practice. If after completing an evaluation it is determined that you need a service that a PT or OT is unable to provide, the therapist will refer you to the appropriate medical provider.
Free Online Presentations
In partnership with DreamBank at Spark, therapists from our
department have done free community educational presentations. Click on the
links below to view them.
Physical Therapy Classes
An individual appointment with a PT is required before beginning PT classes. If you are currently receiving PT for a knee, ankle or back condition, an additional appointment may not be necessary. These classes are designed to help prevent or reduce back pain by strengthening and stretching your core, back, and hip muscles.
Spine Stabilization Classes- Instructor: Gina Droessler, LPTA, CSCI, CPI
8-Week Beginner Class: Now in Person
Pheasant Branch room at Sauk Trails Clinic on Tuesdays from 5:45PM - 6:45PM. Cost is $35.00 member & $40.00 non-member.
- Starts 9/14-Nov 2
- Masks required
- Limit of 7 Attendees
- A pre-appointment with Gina is no longer needed to start the beginner class.
6-Week Advanced Class: Online Via Zoom
Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:15PM - 2:15PM
- Starts 7/27-9/30
- No class 8/19, 8/24, 8/26, 8/31 and 9/2
- Unlimited number of patients with zoom
To register for a class, you must have an initial Physical Therapy appointment. You can schedule an appointment by calling (608) 662-5060. If you are seeing a therapist already, please talk to him or her for more details and to help determine which class would be best for you.
Benefits of Therapy
Addressing your pain immediately after an injury occurs is important for preventing the development of persistent or disabling conditions. Prolonged pain can cause changes to your nervous system and your perception of pain which can make the pain feel more intense.
Our therapists will work with you to come up with a treatment plan that works best for you and will teach you how to be as independent as possible.
orders for PT are not required except for fractures, post-operative
care, filed workmen's comp claims, motor vehicle accidents, soft tissue or
tendon tears, neurological conditions such as balance disorders; and pelvic
orders for OT are required for all conditions before an evaluation can
take place. You
may request a PCP order for PT by calling your clinic or sending a GHCMyChartSM message to your
Physical & Occupational Therapy Clinic Locations
675 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53703
Weekday hours vary
Scheduling line (608) 662-5060
Fax: (608) 252-1419
5249 East Terrace Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
Weekday hours vary
Scheduling line (608) 662-5060
Fax: (608) 441-3283
Princeton Club West PT/OT Clinic
8054 Watts Rd.
Madison, WI 53719
Mon 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Tues - Thurs 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Scheduling line: (608) 662-5060
Fax: (608) 662-5061
Urgent Care PT Capitol Clinic
Weekdays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Scheduling line (608) 662-5060.