Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine

Welcome to Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine at 53rd and Eastern, a center for orthopedic excellence. Our new state of the art facility is designed to allow the therapist to deliver the most up to date physical and occupational therapy to all individuals. The center features tools such as an underwater treadmill, indoor pitching mound, and track running lanes to help patients return to their prior level of functioning or to increase their current level of performance.

Location

Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine 

1702 East 53rd Street
Davenport, IA 52807
563-421-9660
563-421-9679 (fax)

53rd and Eastern


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Hours

Hours:

6:20 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Monday - Thursday
6:20 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Friday

Treatment

At Genesis Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, therapist deliver specialized, one on one care for patients with muscle, tendon, ligament, joint injury or pain as well as post surgical recovery. All therapy services are provided by highly skilled physical and occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, and athletic trainers. All of our therapists stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology by regularly attending continuing education courses focused on their area of specialty. As a center for orthopedic excellence many of our therapists are certified orthopedic specialists. Therapists have focused education in the treatment of all orthopedic conditions as well as the safe, accelerated, sport-specific rehab of the athlete to return to competition. The therapists are supported by a friendly staff of administrative assistants.

Conditions commonly treated at the orthopedic and sports medicine center include:

  • Neck and back injuries/pain
  • Knee and hip injuries/pain
  • Ankle and foot injuries/pain
  • Elbow and shoulder injuries/pain
  • Hand/wrist fractures and tendon injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post surgical rehab
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Ligament strains, muscle sprains and fractures
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular (TMJ) pain
  • Vestibular disorders (dizziness)
  • Amputations
  • Balance Difficulties
  • Generalized weakness and deconditioning
  • Burns
  • Overuse injuries

Specialized services and programs offered:

  • Immediate post-injury athletic screens
  • Throwing and running video analysis
  • Sport-specific treatment plans
  • Safe and accelerated return to athletic participation
  • Power Sports Performance
  • Sportsmetrics™ ACL Injury Prevention Program
  • Return to Golf Program
  • Indoor pitching mound
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Orthotic casting
  • Laser Therapy

Please allow our staff to serve all of your outpatient physical and occupational therapy and sports medicine needs. If you would like to make an appointment, or if you have any questions, please contact us at 563-421-9660.

In addition, please feel free to view the clinic in action at the following YouTube link: http://youtu.be/rTiFibAhP8c

Staff

Kathryn Ellsworth, PT, OCSKathryn Ellsworth, PT, OCS

Title:  Physical Therapist and Clinic Supervisor

School and Year of Graduation:  Buena Vista College, 1995; St. Ambrose University, MPT, 1998

Specialization/Certification:  Kathryn earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006 and is currently completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at St. Ambrose University. She enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions and has special interest in assisting injured workers and athletes of all ages to successfully obtain their goals. She is also a Sportsmetrics™ certified trainer of the clinically proven ACL injury prevention training and return to play program. Kathryn is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Orthopedic section of the APTA.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Kathryn grew up in Knoxville, Iowa, and now resides in Davenport, Iowa, with her three boys. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, bicycling, camping and traveling.

Amy Castro, PTAmy Castro, PT

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  University of Montana, BS in Physical Therapy, 1987

Specialization/Certification:  Amy has worked in various types of rehab settings including acute care, neuro-rehab, home health, nursing home and outpatient orthopedic. Amy enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions, with areas of special interest and expertise to include TMJ Dysfunction, headaches as well as patient with dizziness (vestibular rehab). She also brings personal experience and expertise in training the triathlete.

Community/Recreation Activities:  Amy resides in Bettendorf with her husband Jeff, and their two children, Kiana and Kyler. She enjoys swimming, bicycling, running and motivating others to achieve their goals.

Bridget Blunk, PT, OCSBridget Blunk, PT, OCS

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  Augustana College, BA in Biology and Spanish, 1999; Washington University in St. Louis, Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, 2001

Specialization/Certification:  Bridget earned her Board Certification in Orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2009. She has many years of experience working as a physical therapist and specializes in utilizing manual therapy treatment techniques for the treatment of all types of orthopedic conditions and pathologies. She is an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association, participating locally in the Iowa Chapter's southeast district and nationally as a member in the Orthopedic section.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Bridget was raised in Edgington, Illinois, and now resides in Bettendorf with her husband, Richard, and her two sons, Alex and Sam. She enjoys spending time with her family, going to local events, bicycling, and hiking. 

Jay Richard, PT, MPT, OCSJay Richard, PT, MPT, OCS

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  Iowa State University, 1989; University of Iowa, MPT, 1993

Specialization/Certification:  Jay earned his Board Certification in Orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2006. Jay has many years of experience working as a physical therapist and specializes in treating clients with orthopedic injuries and post surgery recovery. He enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions. He has a special interest and expertise in working with athletes of all levels. Jay also has focused training in treating the runner, to include video analysis to assist in their rehab and improve their performance.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Jay lives in Davenport with his wife, son, and two dogs. He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, church involvement, bible study, and running.

Justin Hillebrand, DPTJustin Hillebrand, PT, DPT

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  Loras College, BA in Sports Science, 2007; Clark College, DPT, 2010

Specialization/Certification:  Justin specializes in treating all types of orthopedic conditions and post surgery recovery. He has a special interest in working with athletes of all levels.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Justin was born and raised in Dyersville, Iowa, and currently resides in Davenport with his wife. In his free time, Justin enjoys spending time in nature, hunting and fishing, attending classic rock concerts and Hawkeye football games. 

Karl Stratman, PTKarl Stratman, PT

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  Truman State University, BS in Exercise Science, 1993; St. Ambrose University, MPT, 1997

Specialization/Certification:  Karl has many years of experience working as a physical therapist and enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions. He has a special interest and expertise in working with the athlete of all levels, specifically with throwing injuries, to include video analysis to assist in their rehab and improve their performance. He is also a Back to Golf certified therapist and leads individual and group training programs.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Karl resides in Davenport with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children. He enjoys golfing, coaching baseball and watching the Cubs.  

Kerri Johnson OTR/L, CHTKerri Johnson OTR/L, CHT

Title:  Occupational Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  St. Ambrose University, BS in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology, 1994

Specialization/Certification:  Kerri obtained her certification as a Board Certified Hand Therapist in 2005 and has focused her career in the treatment of orthopedic hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. She enjoys treating repetitive trauma disorders and surgical repairs of the hand and wrist. She is also an active member in American Society of Hand Therapy (ASHT).

Community/Recreational Activities:  Kerri is originally from Davenport and currently resides in Bettendorf with her husband, son, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family, running, volleyball, spin class, and traveling.

Kirsten Ukleja, PT, DPT

Kirsten Ukleja, PT, DPTTitle:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  Saint Louis University, DPT, 2011

Specialization/Certification:  Kirsten received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She enjoys treating a variety of patients and diagnoses, such as neurological conditions, sports injuries and work related injuries.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Kirsten loves to do any outdoor activity, especially in Colorado, her favorite vacation destination! She enjoys hiking, skiing, tennis, and running.

Mark Pischke OTR/L, CHT

Mark Pischke OTR/L, CHTTitle:  Occupational Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  St. Ambrose University, 2001 and OT in 2003

Specialization/Certification:  Mark obtained his certification as a Board Certified Hand Therapist and has focused his career in orthopedic hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. Mark is certified in the ASTYM system and enjoys treating all cumulative trauma disorders and surgical repairs of the hand and wrist.

Community/Recreational Activities:  In his free time, Mark enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Mike Green, PTA

Mike Green, PTATitle:  Physical Therapist Assistant

School and Year of Graduation:  St. Ambrose University, BS, 2001; Black Hawk College, PTA

Specialization/Certification:  Mike enjoys treating all types of orthopedic conditions and specializes in the rehab and return to play of athletes of all levels. He is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist assisting in decreasing work injuries.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Mike grew up in Cherokee, Iowa, and now resides in Davenport with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing golf.

Scott Dickman, PT, CSCSScott Dickman, PT, CSCS

Title:  Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation:  University of Northern Iowa, BA Biology, 1994; MA Exercise Science, 1999; University of Iowa, Physical Therapy, 1999

Specialization/Certification:  Scott has many years of experience working as a physical therapist and enjoys working with all types of orthopedic conditions. He utilizes manual therapy treatment techniques for management of all orthopedic conditions and pathologies. His areas of special interest and expertise include TMJ dysfunction, spinal pathologies, foot and ankle pathologies and orthotics. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist which provides him with greater expertise for successful rehab and performance improvement of the athlete. He is an active member of the APTA, currently serving as the chair of the ethics committee of the IPTA.

Community/Recreational Activities:  Scott and his wife Janelle reside in Eldridge with their three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, involvement in church, camping, hunting and other outdoor activities.

Forms

Initial Paperwork

To better understand your current condition, Genesis Physical Rehabilitation will request the completion of our history and intake form at your initial visit. For your convenience, please feel free to print and complete this document prior to your appointment. If you choose to complete the paperwork in advance, please be sure to bring the completed history and intake form to your initial evaluation.

Contact Us

For more information about our sports therapy services, please contact:

563-421-9660
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