Optimal Physical Therapy

Ground was broken last month for the new Optimal Physical Therapy building on Elm St. From back, left are: Steve Wilke, city manager and Mick Ulrich, contractor Ulrich Builders. Front: Tiffany Virag, PT; Nathan Hoover, DPT; Jennifer Jeschke, DPT and owner; Karen Anderson, PTA and Grace Ward, patient care coordinator.

Optimal Physical Therapy is growing and broke ground on a new 6,400 square foot facility last month on Elm Street in a new planned business district in Lake Mills.

The business started by Dr. Jennifer Jeschke, PT, DPT in 2005, has grown out of several locations over the past 13 years and is currently located at 809 N. Main St.

Optimal Physical Therapy will be located in a new commercial building owned by Jeschke and business partner Mick Ulrich of Ulrich Builders who is developing the property. The building will have 2,200 square feet available for additional businesses.

The business district was partially landlocked before the development of the property where Culver’s is located in 2016.

The new space will allow the business to expand services including an endless pool for aquatic therapy and swim performance training, unweighted underwater treadmills for return-to-run and other injury recovery programs, expanded work rehabilitation and conditioning services and a host of other fitness and wellness programs. Plans are also in development to add massage therapy, psychotherapy and counseling services and other adjunctive wellness services.

Jeschke says she wants to expand her business to give people better access to wellness and counseling services.

“The new facility will increase accessibility to physical therapy, wellness and other specialty health services that previously required local residents to travel distances to Madison or Milwaukee,” Jeschke said. “Physical therapy is a ‘direct access’ profession in Wisconsin, meaning that anyone can seek a physical thereapy consult without acquiring a physician order first.”

Commonly treated diagnoses include arthritic and muscle aches and pains, back and neck problems and balance disorders that can result from neurologic disease, concussion or vertigo.

“Optimal Physical Therapy is a private practice that prides itself on client-focused and personalized care,” she said.

The practices’ mission is, “To create a space and culture that makes recovering from an injury fun and motivating and feel like part of our family.”

Those interested in learning more about Optimal Physical Therapy can go to www.optimalphysicaltherapy.com or call 648-2400.

The opening of the new business is expected early next year.

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