Luke Carlson Physical Therapy
Allowing the spirit of kindness, generosity and healing to flow to those we treat so they can train and transform to be their best and most successful selves.
All About Luke Carlson Physical Therapy
Getting Better Together
Luke Carlson Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is a locally owned and operated, full-service, outpatient orthopedic clinic offering a wide variety of services for people in need of help getting back to feeling like themselves. To accomplish that goal, Luke Carlson Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine has a number of different services offered to assist with a wide variety of ailments. Dr. Luke Carlson has been serving the Ankeny community as a trusted Physical Therapist since 1994. Luke and his team will work with your personality to allow you to experience minimal pain and maximum results! The therapists use the newest techniques from the Gary Gray Institute as well as from the Postural Restoration Institute. You have the freedom to choose where you go for physical therapy and we want to thank you for choosing us.
What We Treat
How We Can Help
We believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function. Check out our What We Treat page to find out more.
We use a combination of biomechanical, respiratory, and neurological functional exercises to restore asymetrical patterns and limitations that can reduce the severity and complexity of chronically injured individuals. We also complement these exercises with manual therapy and education on life skills that will promote a healing environment.
Generalized Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy is often recommended or required in a number of circumstances that cover a wide variety of conditions including post-operative, chronic pain conditions, acute injuries, and sports rehabilitation.
Joint and Surgical Rehab
We are excellent providers of rehab following a variety of surgical and total joint replacements. These can include ACL reconstructions, rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle replacements, as well as countless other surgeries that require rehabilitation.
Nike Golf Performance
Nike Golf Performance focuses on assessing the physical restrictions and biomechanical faults that cause poor swing mechanics, and addressing these in order for golfers to realize their maximum potential.
Running and Gait Analysis
Using a combination of Postural Restoration and Applied Functional Science, we will determine your dysfunctions, develop a plan to improve your running/walking, and work to return you to a level that maximizes performance and prevention of injuries.
We understand the value of healthy living, and sometimes injuries can occur from healthy activies. We work with a number of area athletic clubs including CrossFit, Pilates & Yoga studios, and sports training facilities.
Luke Carlson Physical Therapy has relationships with numerous companies in the Ankeny and Des Moines area to offer relief for work related injuries.
Here When You Need Us
Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm