Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists help restore and improve your physical function.

Therapist with patient on treadmill

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Injuries, physical impairments and disabilities can affect your movements.  Physical therapy helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level by decreasing pain, making you stronger and helping you move better.

The goal of the Medical Associates Physical Therapy department is to provide treatment for patients that will help make daily tasks and activities easier. Physical Therapists are experts in movement and are highly trained to evaluate a patient's condition, and design and implement an individualized treatment program.

A treatment program may include:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Exercise programs for strength, stretching, balance
  • Home-based programs
  • Self-care techniques
  • Modalities
  • Hands on application

Medical Associates Physical Therapists practice in collaboration with referring healthcare providers from other disciplines including primary and specialty care providers. Patients may also access our physical therapists through self-referral.

Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Services

Working together with Tri-State Occupational Health, we provide the educational and rehabilitative resources to effectively prepare an employee for safe transition back to the workplace. Through a multi-disciplinary team approach, both employer and employee participate in a variety of activities that focuses on restoration of productivity. We help guide the employee to set realistic, attainable goals through a rehabilitative-centered program that emphasizes education and prevention of reinjury, on-site job analysis and simulation of the work setting, and the continued involvement of the employer.

  • Injury Prevention Education
  • Work Hardening/Work Conditioning
  • Functional Capacity Testing
  • Job Simulation
  • Pre-Placement/Post-Offer Assessments
  • Ergonomic Assessment & Recommendations
  • Job Site Analysis
  • Therapy Services
Physical Therapy Manager:
Shawn Thiele, P.T., A.T.C.
West Campus
Medical Associates Clinic
1500 Associates Dr.
Dubuque, IA 52002
1240 Big Jack Road
Platteville, WI 53818
10988 Bartell Blvd.
Galena, IL 61036
Hours of Service:
WEST CAMPUS - By Appointment
Monday through Friday 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Monday 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
Wednesday 7:00AM - 5:30PM
Thursday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
Friday 7:00AM - 3:00PM
GALENA OFFICE - By Appointment
Monday 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 7:00AM - 12:00PM
Thursday 7:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 7:00AM - 4:00PM
Physical Therapy