UI Hospitals and Clinics

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists help you improve your ability to move and function so you can take part in your daily activities. Physical therapists can help you prevent an existing injury from getting worse as well as provide treatment to help prevent injury and illness.

Therapists work with people of all ages who require assistance due to illness, injury or developmental delay.

Services Offered

Aquatic therapy can help patients with:

  • Chronic pain  
  • Compromised balance
  • Congestive obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Eating disorders  
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Obesity  
  • Orthopaedic conditions (pre-existing)
  • Range of motion limitations
  • Rheumatologic arthritis  

Hand rehabilitation helps patients who have:

  • Amputations  
  • Carpal tunnel  
  • Congenital defects
  • Fractures  
  • Nerve damage
  • Rheumatoid arthritis  
  • Sprains  
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Tendonitis

Lymphedema therapy includes:

  • Manual lymph drainage
  • Compression
  • Bandaging
  • Garments
  • Pneumatic pumps
  • Exercise
  • Education
  • Risks
  • Prevention
  • Management
  • Skin and nail care

Neurologic rehabilitation can help patients with:

  • Balance disorders
  • Brain injury  
  • Brain tumors  
  • Geriatric disabilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Spinal cord injury  
  • Stroke recovery  

UI Spine Center

Sports therapy

Temperomandibular joint therapy (TMJ) can help patients with:

  • Oral habit modification education
  • Postural education
  • Neck and facial muscle exercise

Vestibular rehabilitation can help patients to:

  • Decrease dizziness
  • Improve gaze stabilization
  • Improve balance by retraining sensory and motor aspects of postural control
  • Increase overall activity level

Women's health therapy can help patients with symptoms and conditions that include:


  • Evaluation and treatment of pain during or after pregnancy
  • Instruction in exercises, positioning, and proper body mechanics after a C-section
  • Instruction in safe pre-natal exercise programs
  • Care during bed rest for high-risk pregnancies
  • Pelvic floor muscle training during pregnancy or after delivery


  • Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Evaluation and treatment pelvic pain
  • Post-operative education regarding safe return to activity and proper body mechanics

Chronic Pain Management

  • Instruction in pain management through exercise for pelvic pain


  • Instruction in exercise post-mastectomy/breast surgery
  • Lymphedema  
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Location and Contact

Rehabilitation Therapy, 0733 Pappajohn Pavilion
Elevator I, Lower Level
(319) 356-2663

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