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Orthopedics & Sports Performance

Let our rehabilitation experts help you improve your game or get you back in it.

Aquatic Therapy

Wheaton Franciscan Rehab Services offers the Aquaciser underwater treadmill system, which is the perfect therapy tool to combine hydrotherapy and aerobic exercise while providing low impact and high resistance. Patients who suffer from low back pain or have had surgery for lower extremity injuries or joint replacements may benefit from using the Aquaciser to transition to functional activities and exercises outside of the water.

The Aquaciser system is avaiable at the Elmbrook Medical Arts Center, Wauwatosa Campus, Brown Deer Campus and the St. Francis Medical Arts Pavilion.

Golf Performance

Do you want to hit farther, improve your form and avoid injury? Our Golf Performance Program helps you get into the swing of things by addressing four areas:

  • Flexibility – Increase rotation for a full golf swing and reduce the risk of injury
  • Stability – Increase balance and control for a consistent swing
  • Optimum Strength – Increase your strength for your swing
  • Power – The key to longer drives

The first session is 90 minutes, with 60-minute follow up sessions.

To make an appointment, call 414-647-7678.

Massage Therapy

Massage offers skilled, compassionate touch by professionally trained therapists. All Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare massage therapists are graduates of an accredited school and are licensed by the State of

Massage is beneficial to men andwomen of all ages. Some
documented benefits are:

  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Improved immune system response
  • Improved circulation
  • Strengthened muscle tone
  • Reduced mental and physical fatigue
  • Reduced stress
  • Decreased chronic tension and pain

Types of Massage Offered

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofacial Release
  • Reflexology

Appointment Lengths

Massage appointments range from 30 to 90 minutes. Basic heated stone massages are scheduled for 60 minutes.


Massage therapy is offered at our Rehabilitation Services clinics on Layton Avenue in Milwaukee and S. 27th Street in Franklin. Services vary from site to site.

To learn more about massage therapy, pricing, confirm services and to schedule an appointment, please call 414-389-3023 in Milwaukee and 414-325-4850 in Franklin.

No tipping is allowed at any Wheaton Franciscan massage facility.

Post-Operative Therapy

Following an injury or surgery, orthopedic rehabilitation improves your quality of life by reducing pain and increasing your mobility, flexibility and strength.  

At Wheaton Franciscan Rehabilitation Services, you will work with musculoskeletal specialists such as physical therapists and/or occupational therapists. They understand your injury or surgery and the resulting pain, which means you'll receive compassionate, targeted treatment that helps you get going again.  

Running Enhancement Program

Whether you're just curious about your running style or coming off an injury, all runners want to achieve the same things: run faster, run farther, recover quickly and stay injury-free.

Biomechanical asymmetries and deficiencies can make achieving those goals problematic. Our Running Enhancement Program can assist you in achieving your goals by offering a complete biomechanical assessment, including video analysis of your running gait and a custom training program.

Running Performance Evaluation

After setting up your analysis appointment you will receive a packet to help you record your running and training history, which will assist the therapist conducting your evaluation. On the day of the evaluation you can expect:

  • A review of your running and training history
  • A musculoskeletal evaluation as well as function movement assessment that will look at posture, blaance, flexibility, functional strength and core stability
  • A video analysis of your running gait utilizing a digital camera

The information gathered at this session will be reviewed by the therapist. At your follow-up session, we'll go through the video with you and you will receive a copy. We will also go through a training program that has been custom designed for you to address deficits and imbalances that may be impacting and limiting your running potential. The program may consist of, but isn't limited to, flexibility exercises, strength work and core stabilization training.

Suggestions may also be given regarding treatment to address tissue tightness, footwear and the potential need for custom orthotics, as well as advice to return to running if you're just recovering from an injury.

Follow-up sessions or treatments may be advised to progress your program and further address any musculoskeletal imbalances.


Initial Evaluation (includes evaulation date and follow-up): $100
Individual Follow-Up Sessions: $75

Your sessions may be eligible for insurance coverage (to be discussed with the therapist).

To schedule an appointment, please call 414-259-7292.

Spine Therapy

Wheaton Franciscan Rehabilitation Services offers a comprehensive approach to back, neck and spine problems. Our caring experts begin with a thorough evaluation of your problem and your overall physical status.

Based on your individual needs a personalized treatment plan will be developed to meet your goals. Treatments of spinal conditions typically balance hands on manual therapy techniques with tailored exercises for flexibility, strength and posture along with education.

For More Information

For further information or to make a referral, please call us at one of our convenient outpatient rehabilitation services locations.

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