Orthopedics | Sports Medicine | Worker’s Compensation

At Northwoods Physical Therapy, our number one priority is the patient. We strive to provide individualized treatment with hands-on, compassionate care. We do not rush our patients or our clinicians. Rather, we perform comprehensive evaluations and encourage patient input for treatment planning and goal setting.

Our philosophy is to provide the highest quality therapy through personalized care and education. We support creative and individualized intervention. Our personalized approach ensures patient comprehension and will enhance proper treatment progression to secure the best outcome for our patients. In order for full return to an active and healthy lifestyle, the patient must be involved and educated in the recovery process.

We accept most insurance including Medicare & Worker’s Comp.

Some of the areas we specialize in include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports medicine
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Balance and fall prevention
  • Industrial rehabilitation
  • Cancer related fatigue
  • TMJ
  • And more!


Personalized care & education

Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.

We Offer:

  • Evaluations Within 24-48 hrs
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
  • Licensed Therapists
  • Specialized Treatment Programs
  • Friendly and Open Environment
  • Convenient Location with Easy Access and Parking


Northwoods Physical Therapy is a Certified Fit2wrk Facility. For more about our Industrial Rehabilitation Program please visit the work comp section of our website.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

Physical Therapy is the treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones or joints by means of physical agents – heat, light, water, manual stretching and exercises. Stroke, arthritis, fractures and nerve damage are common conditions treated. The type of treatment needed is prescribed by a physician and carried out under the supervision as a licensed physical therapist. The goal of therapy is to prevent pain or further injury. Therapy may include training different muscles to compensate for ones that have been damaged. Exercises, stretching and pain management modalities are prescribed as treatment for various conditions. Physical therapy is important in sports, not only as part of the conditioning program, but also in treating injuries.

Northwoods Physical Therapy specializes in the care and treatment of athletes at any level (Youth, High School, College, Recreational & Professional)

Each clinic is staffed with highly qualified professionals including Licensed Physical Therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers educated in functionally based exercises as well as agility and coordination drills necessary to progress an athlete from injury through return to play.

At Northwoods Physical Therapy, we encounter seniors daily in the clinical setting. Based on our exposure to seniors, we are able to play a roll in fall prevention. Patients are assessed for strength, balance, gait abnormalities, functional elements and footwear. Studies show that approximately 5% of falls by older adults result in a fracture. 25% of patients over the age of 65 with hip fractures lose significant function and 50% experience a decrease in mobility.

Our program consists of:

  • Evaluation – Including self assessment of general health, blood pressure and heart rate, lower body strength, balance test and aerobic endurance test.
  • In-clinic and home exercises
  • Re-evaluation – a report summarizes the efffect of the four week program.

Cancer related fatigue is a feeling of extreme tiredness and is usually accompanied by other symptoms. CRF is a debilitating condition that can seriously affect your health and quality of life. Most importantly it can significantly interfere with your home life and may limit the effectiveness of chemotherapy cycles. It is the number one complaint of cancer patients and it is a nearly universal problem affecting 78% to 96% of those undergoing treatment.

Our licensed physical therapists provide specialized therapeutic services that address the needs of CRF patients. Therapy sessions last approximately 30 minutes to one hour depending upon the patient’s tolerance. Average number of visits a week is 2-3. The physical therapy program is concurrent with the cancer therapy and may last throughout the entire treatment phase. CRF is a very complex problem that requires a thorough physical therapy evaluation, where a team approach with the physician is maintained.

Don’t fret. With the GoodHealth30 transitional program you can continue to use the facility equipment to exercise after being discharged from treatment. For a low cost you can use the facility equipment Monday through Friday during our business hours in a friendly environment with familiar faces for a maximum period of 20 consecutive business days or four consecutive weeks. This program invites our clients to utilize our exercise gym in order to maintain their level of conditioning. In the promotion of independence the client is encouraged to practice exercise and training principles learned during treatment.

Worker’s Compensation & Rehabilitation

Fit2wrk Certified Facility


Northwoods Physical Therapy provides high quality care to injured workers by creating a rehabilitation program that is tailored to that individual’s job. We partner with a national network of providers, Fit2wrk, to further enhance our treatment of the work comp population. Northwoods offers:

  • Physical Rehabilitation for the Industrial Athlete
  • Educational and Preventative Services
  • Personalized approach to industrial rehabilitation.

From prevention to post-injury rehabilitation and safe, sustained return to work duties, we provide an integrated approach to ensuring overall client satisfaction. Our licensed therapists will review your specific needs and co-develop programs designed to expedite your return to work, as well as positively impact future injury costs.

Our experience in Worker’s Compensation and Disability complimented by our national network of partners, ensures quality care, client-focused solutions, and communication. We are available to meet with you and work towards creating individualized programs.

For more information about Fit2wrk and it’s approach to offfer a full continuum of care please visit (clicking this link will take you to another site).


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form Packet

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Pain
Neck Disability

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


“Lori was exceptional. I had a huge improvement and was very happy I came.”

“I felt at home and it was easy to communicate with her.”

“Lori was very thorough and attentive throughout my (prenatal) therapy. She tailored a workout plan specifically for my needs while keeping my “condition” in mind. I will refer others to this clinic without hesitation.“


“Everyone was so helpful!”