Physical Therapy in Clive

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Top-Rated Physical Therapists in Clive

If you’re seeking specialized physical therapy, particularly for vestibular disorders, our clinic is the perfect destination for you. Every member of our team is not only professionally trained and licensed but also well-equipped in the latest diagnostic tools, including the use of infrared goggles. These goggles play a crucial role in diagnosing vestibular disorders by allowing us to visualize eye movements that are typically unseen, providing us with a deeper insight into the nature of the disorder.

Beyond our advanced diagnostic capabilities, our team offers a range of therapeutic treatments like dry needling, suitable for various injuries or conditions. You can trust our reliable solutions and professional service to ensure that your body is well-maintained.

We take pride in designing individualized and personal physical therapy treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs. Furthermore, our physical therapists are dedicated to providing comprehensive education to empower you with knowledge about improving your health and preventing future injuries. Choose us for an unparalleled commitment to your wellbeing.



Personalized Care from Our Team

At our clinic, we understand that no two people are exactly the same. This means that even if injuries affect the same body part, they can manifest differently from one person to another. To ensure we provide the most accurate diagnosis, especially for vestibular disorders, we utilize advanced diagnostic tools like infrared goggles when necessary. Our expert medical team will evaluate your condition and develop a tailored treatment plan to get you back to optimal health. Throughout your journey with us, our dedicated staff will provide personalized attention and guide you through each visit, ensuring you feel informed and cared for.

Our Proven 4-Phase Recovery Program

It can be frustrating and overwhelming when you’re in pain and don’t know where to turn for help. Our physical therapy experts will work with you one-on-one to identify the root cause of your pain and create a personalized treatment plan that will reduce your pain quickly. We’ll also provide you with helpful resources like exercises and pain reduction tips so you can continue to progress even after leaving our clinic. On average our patients see a significant reduction in pain in 6 visits or less.

We all know that reducing pain is important, but sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated after the initial relief. It can be tough to keep up the momentum after your pain has subsided. You may feel like you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get moving again. During Phase II, we help you regain your mobility, flexibility, and strength so you can continue on your path to success. With our help, you’ll be primed for future performance and able to prevent injury.

You’ve been sidelined by an injury and you’re eager to get back to your old self as soon as possible. It’s frustrating when you’re injured and can’t do the things you love. Sitting on the sidelines is hard, especially when everyone else seems to be moving on without you. That’s where our physical therapists come in. We’ll help you rehab your injury so that you can get back to your old self as quickly as possible. With our personalized treatment plans and experienced therapists, we’ll have you feeling like yourself again in no time.

You’ve just suffered an injury and the last thing you want to do is go through the pain again. It’s normal to feel concerned that the injury will occur again. In fact, most people worry about this very thing. That’s why our physical therapists make sure that you are equipped with the tools needed to prevent any future injury. We’ll help you recover quickly and safely so that you can get back to your life as soon as possible.

Success Stories & Testimonials

Meet Our Team

Dr. Annette Smith

Physical Therapist

Morina Vongsa

Dr. Morina Vongsa

Physical Therapist

Kaylee Kayser

Physical Therapist



Concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that occurs as a result of a blow or jolt to the head. This injury can cause a range of symptoms, including headaches, dizziness, memory loss…


Cupping is not a new therapy although it had a recent surge in popularity as high profile athletes have been seen with the characteristic large red dots on their skin during sporting events. 


Dry Needling is a treatment technique often used by physical therapists to relieve pain. It requires using a sterile acupuncture needle that is inserted through the skin into muscles, tendons…

Orthopedic Therapy

Orthopedic physical therapy is a specialized field of physical therapy that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Orthopedic physical therapists work with..

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a great first-line treatment for most muscle and joint problems. Clinically proven to reduce pain and dysfunction, physical therapy also saves you time and money too.


Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy is a specialized type of physical therapy, is used to treat vestibular disorders. This therapy often includes manual head maneuvers, as well as a progressive…

Live Pain Free in Clive

Our team understands that you want to live an active lifestyle that is comfortable and capable. Your body must work in order to achieve that. You are experiencing pain, injury or weakness, which can make you feel confused and frustrated.

We believe that you deserve a body that is fully functional. We know what it is like to be injured,which has led to our success in helping thousands of people get back to their active lives.


This is how we do it:

  1. Tell us your story.
  2. Get your customized plan.
  3. Start feeling better.
  4. Conquer your goals.

Our Physical Therapy Programs

At our clinic, we prioritize delivering high-quality physical therapy tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Our comprehensive programs are meticulously designed to guide you through your journey to optimal physical health. The process begins with pain management, where, if necessary, we utilize advanced tools like infrared goggles to diagnose vestibular disorders, ensuring a precise and accurate assessment of your condition. From there, we introduce corrective exercises to enhance your body’s strength. As you progress, functional training activities will be integrated, culminating in an injury prevention phase. This holistic approach is crucial to keep your strength up and prevent injury.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I expect during physical therapy sessions?

Physical therapy sessions typically involve an assessment of your condition, manual techniques to improve mobility and flexibility, individualized exercises and activities to help you reach your goals, education on how to prevent further injury or pain, and instruction on proper posture, body mechanics and other lifestyle changes. 

Do I need a referral from my doctor before attending Physical Therapy?

Iowa is a direct access state, meaning you don’t need a referral to see a physical therapist. A physical therapist can treat direct access patients when he or she does not perform osteopathic, chiropractic manipulation, or surgery.

What do I need to wear or bring with me?

You should dress in comfortable, loose clothing that allows you to move easily and doesn’t restrict circulation. Depending on your condition, your physical therapist may also recommend special shoes or a brace. You should also bring any paperwork related to your medical history, including x-rays, ultrasounds, and doctor’s notes.

Is there anything I can do before my appointment to prepare?

Yes! Make sure you arrive for your session well-rested so that you can give it your full attention and energy. It is also helpful if you keep track of how much pain medication (if any) you take prior to the appointment so that the physical therapist can adjust the intensity of treatment accordingly.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

Sessions typically last 30-60 minutes depending on your condition and the types of techniques used. Your physical therapist will give you an estimate when you first arrive for your appointment.

Are there any exercises I can do at home between appointments to help improve my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist may provide specific exercise recommendations for you to try in between visits, which will help speed up your recovery and progress faster toward reaching your goals. It’s important to follow these carefully and always check with your PT before starting a new exercise program if you have any questions or concerns.

What if I have questions after my physical therapy session?

Your physical therapist should be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your treatment plan before and after each visit. You can also contact the clinic directly for further assistance. We want you to get the most out of every session!

Will insurance cover my physical therapy?

Mountain Laurel Physical Therapy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance and Medicare, along with various payment options. Insurance coverage for physical therapy depends on individual policies; we assist in processing claims to help you receive reimbursement according to your plan’s guidelines.

How often will I need to attend physical therapy sessions?

The frequency of visits will depend on your individual goals and condition, but typically it is recommended that patients attend 2-3 times per week for a minimum of 4-6 weeks in order to maximize results. Your therapist will provide more details during your initial appointment.

How long will it take for me to see results?

Every person’s situation is unique; therefore the amount of time needed to reach goals varies. With commitment and dedication from both you and your physical therapist, you can expect to start seeing results within a few weeks. The more positive lifestyle changes you make, the faster your progress will be!

Will my physical therapist be able to answer any questions I have about my condition?

Yes! Your physical therapist should be available to discuss any concerns or questions you have regarding your condition or treatment plan. Don’t hesitate to bring up any issues that may arise during the course of therapy.

What if I feel too much pain during a session?

If at any time during your physical therapy session you experience increased pain, it’s important to let your therapist know so they can adjust the intensity or technique as necessary. Your therapist will work with you to make sure that treatment is comfortable and effective for you

How will I know when I no longer need physical therapy?

Your physical therapist should be able to provide guidance on when it is appropriate to stop attending physical therapy sessions based on your progress, goals, and overall health status. It’s important to listen to your therapist and continue with treatment until they feel you are ready to move on.