What to expect

Our Mission

Our goal at Thera-Dynamics Physical Therapy is to provide quality care to enhance physical health, quality of life, and wellness of our patients in the Greater Milwaukee region.

Common Treatments

Therapeutic Exercise/Strengthening, Manual therapy, Cardiovascular training, Neuromuscular re-education/Balance training, and Therapeutic Modalities: hot/cold packs, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis.

Our Staff

We have a multi-lingual staff waiting to help you. Our professionals speak:
• Spanish
• Hmong
• Serbian
• Arabic


YOUR FIRST VISIT

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of your first appointment to complete your new patient paperwork (or you can download and print it out here). This paperwork will include information about your injury, current functional limitations, and medical history. For your first visit, be sure to:

• Bring your insurance card or insurance information
• Bring your photo identification card
• Wear comfortable clothes (loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating)
• If your physician requested physical therapy, please bring referral or prescription



Frequently Asked Questions

On your first visit, your physical therapist will evaluate your condition and identify the source(s) of your pain. Your initial evaluation will include a thorough examination of muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament, bone, and body tissues/organs as they pertain to your physical complaints or limitations.
After your evaluation, your therapist will develop a treatment program that will often address physical deficits, such as:
• strength
• posture
• flexibility
• neurological status
• joint motion
• functional limitation with activities of daily living.

Treatment may include the use of manual therapy techniques and exercises. Recovery modalities may be used to decrease swelling, decrease pain and/or soothe injured muscles. You will also receive instruction in a home exercise program which may include:
• education on proper body mechanics
• posture to prevent re-injury
• exercise instruction
• general self-care.

The initial evaluation will typically last approximately 45-60 minutes. Subsequent appointments are scheduled for approximately 60 minutes. Please arrive 5 minutes before each appointment. If you are unable to keep an appointment, please give us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation.

a. Insurance card or insurance information

b. Photo identification card

c. Wear comfortable clothes

d. If your physician requested physical therapy, please bring referral or prescription

Comfortable clothing, preferably loose fitting clothing so your therapist may expose the involved area/region for evaluation.
This will be variable based upon the treatment plan set by you and your therapist. You may need one visit or up to months of care. The length of your care depends on your diagnosis, severity of symptoms, medical history, etc. You will be re-evaluated on a regular basis to ensure your appropriateness for continued care.
In most cases, health insurance will cover your treatment. We accept all insurances including commercial insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Worker’s compensation claims, motor vehicle accidents, and personal injury cases. We also offer flexible payment options. Be sure to speak with our receptionist so we can help clarify any coverage questions or concerns you might have.
Therapeutic massage may be a part of your treatment. Physical therapists are trained in a variety of technique that may help with your recovery. Your therapist will often take a multi-modal approach to your treatment.

a. Wisconsin is a direct access state, meaning you can access a physical therapist for an evaluation, examination, and intervention without a referral from a physician or other health care provider in order to receive physical therapy services

b. Some health insurance policies, still require physician referrals for physical therapy, we advise you to check with your individual policy – or call our office and we can assist you



Thera-Dynamics Locations

TDPT - West Allis

8800 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: 414-541-1118

TDPT - Milwaukee

3727 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 414-541-1118