Physical Therapy

You’ll get there.

We’ll get you back to work, back to play, and back to life.

Physical therapists help people reduce pain, restore mobility, and improve balance. Our expert physical therapists will partner with you to provide a treatment program that meets your health needs, personality, and abilities.

Direct Access

Sprained ankle? Sore muscles? You can see a physical therapist right away, without a doctor’s referral.

Aurora BayCare offers direct access* to all our physical therapists. If you have aches and pains or are struggling with a recurring injury, don’t wait. Make an appointment with a physical therapist for fast evaluation and treatment.   

Advantages of Direct Access:

  • More convenient
  • Prompt, specialized attention
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • You choose your physical therapy provider

Physical therapists are well-qualified to recognize when patients should be evaluated by other healthcare professionals. We will suggest a referral to other specialists when necessary. And, with your permission, we will send our treatment evaluation to your physician and work in partnership with their recommendations.

Same Day Appointments

To achieve the best outcome, get your injury evaluated as soon as possible after it occurs. Same-day appointments are available for acute pain and recent injuries.

Evidenced Based Treatment

At Aurora BayCare, we practice evidence-based physical therapy EBPT. This means our treatment models are informed by relevant, high-quality research, in conjunction with our clinical expertise and your personal treatment choices.


Physical therapists are highly-trained healthcare professionals, with extensive clinical training. Many of our physical therapists hold Doctor of Physical Therapy level training. You can choose your physical therapist, just like you would choose a doctor or dentist.

*Direct access is made possible by a legal provision in Wisconsin which allows patients to be treated by a licensed physical therapist, without obtaining a physician referral. Determination of insurance coverage is specific to your policy. Workers compensation and medical assistance recipients still require a referral.

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