Return to Play / Injury Management

Reducing your risk of injury is one of our main goals, but in the unfortunate event where you are sidelined, we MERGE the gap from functional to OPTIMAL! Co-Owner and Director of Sports Medicine, Jason Meyer is also the owner of the leading physical therapy clinic in the Dubuque area. Dubuque Physical Therapy is open to you for sports consultations before, during or after an injury. Our main focus is to keep you healthy. We can get you healthy and THEN transition seamlessly to appropriate strength training.

Functional Movement Screen

The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a pre-participation screening tool of our sports medicine program designed to identify compensatory movement patterns that are indicative of increased injury risk and inefficient movement that causes reduced performance. With this information, you can train in a way that specific to your needs. You can train with perspective. Learn how you move today!

Sport Massage Therapy

Sports Massage therapists available by appointment as part of our sports medicine program. Call or email for information! Sports massage is reported to have many beneficial effects in athletes. Sports massage can be used pre-performance, post-performance, during training or for rehabilitation. Athletes of all levels may benefit from sports massage. If you are looking for a way to improve your athletic performance, then sports massage may be for you.

Laser Therapy

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy accelerates your body’s own natural healing process through photo-bio- stimulation. Laser therapy provides concrete benefits to your patients and your practice. Laser therapy is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions and post-surgical pain.

VibePlate Training and Therapy

Vibration therapy is a form of therapy that uses whole-body vibration to enhance physical health and well-being. The medical benefits and advantages of vibration therapy as testified by medical professionals that use the VibePlate, are tremendous. Vibration therapy and exercise on the VibePlate is becoming an everyday part of their rehab and therapy programs. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is being accepted world wide by major medical, rehabilitation and therapeutic centers throughout the world, as well as our United States Military.

Dartfish Gait Analysis

Dartfish is two-dimensional video analysis software enabling biomechanical observation, comparison and quantitative measurement of time, distance, angle and position. MERGE will film your movement (e.g.,  running), then break down your mechanics with this state of the art software. Then discuss ways to better implement proper running (or other movement) mechanics to enable you to move better, run faster AND stay healthy!