Physical Therapy

Manual Therapy:

Hands-on treatment including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilizations, stretching, and muscle energy techniques to restore functional mobility and reduce symptoms.

Therapeutic Exercise:

Specific exercises to improve strength, range of motion, and functional ability.

Neuromuscular Reeducation:

Techniques to restore balance, proprioception, and nervous system function.


Gameready vasopnuematic compression to reduce swelling, Ice Packs, Hot Packs, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Iontophoresis.

We have specialists in
the areas of:

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Decreased Strength
  • Hip Pain
  • Loss of Mobility
  • Knee/Leg Pain
  • Lack of Balance
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Work Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Injury
  • Carpal Tunnel Injury
  • Orthopedic Injury

TMJ Dysfunction

Do you have pain with chewing or talking? Do you have a constant click or pop in your jaw? Most people are unaware that physical therapy can eliminate jaw pain, and even more are unaware that your jaw pain may be coming from muscular tension in your neck. We utilize hands-on manual techniques and straight forward education to reduce and abolish debilitating jaw pain.

Work Conditioning

Returning to work after injury can be intimidating. Typically, work conditioning is performed after physical therapy for worker’s compensation cases has finished. Let us design an individualized program to restore movement, strength, and functional tolerance to allow you to work at your full capacity.

Graston Technique

The Graston technique is one type of Instrumental-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Graston utilizes multiple stainless steel instruments to scan soft tissue and treat any areas of restrictions. The instruments allow practitioners to determine the appropriate use and pressure used to break up the restrictions. In addition, Graston practitioners will use the instruments to eliminate any restrictions from the other body parts that may be contributing to your pain.

By combining this technique with corrective exercise, stretching, and modalities clinicians can help the healing process in rebuilding the appropriate tissue.

The treatment time for each restriction is approximately 30-60 seconds per spot, while bruising and pain are avoided to provide comfort for the patient.

Graston may be incorporated in the treatment of:
Achilles Tendonitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tennis Elbow
Golfer’s Elbow
Lumbar Strain/Sprain
Patellofemoral Dysfunction
Plantar Fasciitis
And many other pathologies

Postural Restoration Interventions (PRI)

This approach addresses underlying biomechanics which can often lead to symptoms of pain and dysfunction. All mechanical influences on the body that restrict movement and contribute to improper joint and muscle position are considered, examined, and assessed.

Manual and non-manual techniques are utilized to restore proper alignment of the body while proper respiratory dynamics are considered. Treatment encompasses prevention and lifetime integration for long-term successful outcomes. Each individual patient will be provided with a specific program designed to fit his or her specific needs.

Active Release Techniques (ART) For Lower Extremities

ART is a patented, state of the art, soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.  Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves.  Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.


If my doctor refers me to physical therapy, can I choose Makovicka/Sylliaasen Physical Therapy?

Yes. Your care is your choice. You have the right to select any physical therapist you feel will provide you with the best care. Private practice physical therapy is one of the most cost effective care models.

If I am injured at work and workman’s compensation is paying for my care, can I choose Makovicka/Sylliaasen?

Yes. You should indicate to your employer or worker’s compensation provider your desire to receive care at the facility of your choice.

Does Makovicka/Sylliaasen take my insurance?

Yes. We accept all insurance plans. We will verify your benefits prior to your first visit so you will know what your responsibilities are.