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Team Physical Therapy in Bethalto, IL is a physical therapist owned and operated clinic specializing in general orthopedics. We are experienced in offering effective, customized treatment and care for a wide variety of conditions and injuries.

Our physical therapy services are based on proven science and include a mix of modern modalities and traditional hands-on manual therapy.

Modalities we offer on site include electrical stimulation, hot and cold packs, ultrasound, and iontophoresis.

We also have access to decompression as well as lumbar flexion-distraction tables.

We also provide manual therapy techniques and develop exercise programs tailored to your individual needs.

Within our facility in the Axis Spinal Care building at 416 W. Bethalto Drive, Dr. Matt Labertew offers chiropractic services and Carey Eveans, a licensed massage therapist, offers massage therapy.

Following is a list and description of some of the services provided at Team Physical Therapy:


Team Physical Therapy provides treatment to ease the discomfort of arthritis.

Three of the most common conditions we treat are rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic disease characterized by the inflammation of the membranes lining the joints which cause pain and stiffness, osteoarthritis, a progressive degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage, and juvenile arthritis, an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children aged 16 and under.

Regular physical therapy has been found to reduce inflammation and restore mobility.

Back Pain

Team Physical Therapy in Bethalto has a solid reputation for our effectiveness in treating patients who have endured chronic low back pain for a significant amount of time.

Almost 90 percent of people experience some degree of back and neck pain in their lives.

In some instances, it is a temporary pain from a sudden injury or accident, but in many cases it becomes chronic. Living with pain and restricted movement seriously impacts quality of life and ability to pursue your interests fully.

Physical therapy has been found in many scientific studies conducted over the years to be an effective treatment for back and neck pain, and in preventing its recurrence.

In many cases, chronic pain that is addressed early can be eliminated and long-term problems and surgery avoided.

Using modalities, manual therapy and prescribed exercises, we will work with you to find relief from your pain and strengthen your back.

We work one-on-one with you to assess, treat, educate and empower you to recover and return to your normal active life.

Neck Pain

More than 50 percent of people in the United States experience severe neck pain at some point in their lives. It can impact our ability to do our work and conduct our normal daily activities.

We will work with you to determine the source of your pain and devise a program of therapy to help reduce inflammation and pain and restore mobility as quickly as possible.

We are experienced in treating the neck pain that results from whiplash as well as sports injuries and other conditions that can lead to debilitating neck pain.

Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Patients who participate in physical therapy following surgery have been found in scientific studies to recover faster than those who do not.

Regardless of the type and location of your surgery, physical therapy afterwards can help you return to active living as quickly as possible. In total joint replacement surgery, physical therapy is an effective means of building your strength and ensuring complete recovery.

We have experience and skill in treating patients following a wide variety of orthopedic surgeries such as total hip and knee replacements, lumbar and cervical disc surgeries, fracture repair and numerous arthroscopic procedures for the knee, shoulder, hip and ankle.

Our physical therapy coupled with a customized exercise program that continues at home as well as at our clinic will help you regain your strength and maximum movement as quickly as possible.

Balance Issues Including BPPV

Balance impacts every part of our daily activities, from bending over to put on our shoes to washing our hair to driving our cars to suddenly standing up after a period of sitting. We rarely think about it until we develop problems with our balance system and our lives are suddenly disrupted and we become at serious risk of falling.

When patients suffer from vertigo, imbalance, dizziness, frequent falls and migraines, it is often a symptom that their vestibular system, or balance system, is not functioning properly.

Balance disorders can shorten our attention spans, disrupt our normal sleep patterns and cause excessive fatigue. People suddenly impacted by balance issues can inexplicably have difficulties completing even the simplest of tasks.

Our physical therapists can provide therapeutic techniques to help restore your balance system and help you return to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible.

Aided with your medical history and any reports from your physician, we can perform tests to determine your ability to maintain your balance and your risk of falling.

After a thorough diagnosis to determine the source of your balance disorder, we will custom-design a treatment program for you to help you get back to your normal way of living.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other Overuse Syndromes

While Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in wrists is well known, physical therapists treat that and a number of other overuse syndromes that result from patients using one part of their body in a repetitious manner. People playing computer games, working long hours on assembly lines, athletes, musicians, and photographers are particularly prone to these disorders. It occurs when one part of the body is injured from over-exertion.

The conditions often focus on a joint and affect the muscle, bone, tendon or bursa of the joint.

All overuse syndromes can be effectively treated with physical therapy, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and bursitis.

Dislocations, Fractures, Sprains and Strains

A dislocation is an injury to a joint, the place where two or more of your bones come together. When it happens, the ends of your bones are forced from their normal position. It is a painful injury and one which deforms or immobilizes your joint temporarily. Dislocations occur most often in the shoulder and fingers but can occur in elbows, knees and hips as well.

A fracture is a crack or break in your bone. It occurs when more pressure is applied to the bone than it can withstand. Fractures frequently are the result of falls.

Sprains occur when excessive force is applied to a joint and damage results to the ligaments that hold the bones together. Ankles, knees and fingers are the most common sprain injuries.

Strains refer to the tearing or stretching of a muscle or tendon. The tendon connects the muscles to bones.

Physical therapy in all of these instances can not only help to reduce inflammation and pain, but to help your injury heal and regain strength to prevent the injury from recurring.

Hand Injuries

By initiating physical therapy sessions promptly after a hand injury, surgery, disability and disease, you can significantly reduce complications due to scar tissue, joint stiffness and nerve irritation.

Team Physical Therapy has experience and expertise in helping patients suffering from injuries or diseases that impact their hand, wrist, arm, elbow or shoulder.


Almost 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches, of which 28 million are afflicted with migraines. Most of us have headaches at some point in our lives, but normally they disappear on their own.

However, some headaches become chronic and start to have a serious impact on our quality of life. Migraines can stop people from going about their daily routines and make them desperate for relief.

Other kinds of headaches can include sinus, tension and cluster headaches.

Physical therapy has been found to be effective in reducing headaches and helping people return to their normal, active lifestyle.

Multiple Sclerosis

Weakness, spasticity and loss of balance impacted by people with multiple sclerosis can often be eased with physical therapy.

MS is a disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. Its cause is still unknown.

Physical therapy, coupled with disease-modifying medications, has been found to help prolong mobility and strength in people impacted by MS.


A disease of the bones, osteoporosis can be a painful disease that changes a person’s life and keeps them from doing their routine activities.

It occurs when we lose too much bone, make too little bone, or both. The result is that a person’s bones become fragile and weak and prone to break from even a minor fall or bump.

Patients with osteoporosis can often be helped greatly by physical therapy to help strengthen their bones.

Sport Injuries

Working individually with recreational or semi-pro athletes who have sustained sports injuries, we work effectively to help people return to their favorite sports as quickly as possible and to prevent injuries from recurring.

We have experience in treating a number of sports specific injuries from tennis elbow to golfer’s shoulder to runner’s knee. We will create a custom program to help you recover from your strain, sprain or fracture.

We offer effective rehabilitation and assessments to help you move back to your active lifestyle without sustaining recurring injuries.

Work Injuries

Our licensed physical therapist has a wide range of experience treating injured workers, offering them a full range of rehabilitation services.

We will meet with you initially to assess your injuries and recommend a customized course of treatment. We will be team players with your physician and surgeon or other members of your health care team to ensure we take a holistic approach to your recovery.

We will work with you and your employer to help you return to your workplace as quickly as possible, including making suggestions about work hardening programs to get you ready to return to your place of employment.

Auto Accidents

Team Physical Therapy will work with your physician and auto insurance provider to assist in your recovery following motor vehicle accidents.

After assessing your injuries and any recommendations from your physician, we will discuss a course of physical therapy with you that will be designed to help you reach a recovery from your sprains, strains and fractures as quickly as possible.