Iowa State University offers physical therapy and sports medicine services designed to aid in the rehabilitation of Iowa State students, faculty and staff members who have suffered injury or illness, including sports related ailments.

The physical therapy and sports medicine department is located in the upper level of Thielen Student Health Center with free patient parking available.

Appointments

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have questions, please call (515) 294-2626.

If you’d like, you can complete the Physical Therapy New Patient Information Form in advance and bring it with you to your first appointment.

Where to Find Us

The physical therapy and sports medicine department is located on the second floor of Student Health. Just take the stairs or elevator to the second floor, and we’re the first department you’ll see.

Insurance

Physical therapy and sports medicine is available to persons of all ages. Health insurance varies drastically in regards to whether a patient needs a provider referral to go to physical therapy. Health insurance not only differs by insurance carrier, but also by plan. We highly encourage students to check with their insurance provider ahead of time to ensure they will cover any charges for the visit to physical therapy.

If you have coverage through the Students & Scholars Insurance Program, SSHIP, you do not need a referral to make an appointment.

Injury and Equipment Information

The physical therapy and sports medicine staff strives to stay on the cutting edge of the science and research available in physical therapy evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation.  We offer a wide array of rehabilitative techniques and equipment to help you regain full physical and performance function.

We explore best practices from around the country to provide you with the most up-to-date rehabilitation techniques, tools and equipment.

Rehabilitation Protocols

Successful rehabilitation may require strength and stretching exercises for you to perform at home. These exercises should be performed under the instruction of a physical therapist in conjunction with physical therapy care to minimize the chance of additional injury.

Our Equipment

Choose from the list below to view a video on each piece of rehabilitation equipment we use to help you recover from an injury:

Staff

The physical therapy and sports medicine staff have years of experience in treating a variety of conditions. We have a wide array of rehabilitative techniques to help regain full physical and performance function.

Each member of the physical therapy and sports medicine team is licensed in the State of Iowa.

Brent Bowser, PTA

Jill Jensen

Nathan Kleckner, PT

Physical Therapist

Dabney Larson Hargrafen, PT, SCS, ATC