DENALI PHYSICAL THERAPY: ANCHORAGE, AK

orthopedic and sports physical therapy

Denali Physical Therapy, Anchorage, Alaska is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice that specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment. Our treatment is based on state-of-the-art medical technology along with hands-on care. Our proven manual treatment techniques combined with modern equipment yields optimal results.

Our goal is to create an environment to help optimize your body’s ability to heal. Having prompt, appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery, which means returning sooner to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports.

We accept most insurance including Medicare and Worker’s Comp.

TWO CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN ANCHORAGE

We Offer:

  • Orthopedic physical therapy
  • Sports physical therapy
  • Evaluations within 24-48 hours
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Personalized care with treatment tailored for each patient
  • Licensed therapists
  • Specialized treatment programs
  • Friendly and open environment
  • Convenient locations with easy access and parking

Contact our Midtown Office: (907) 563-2122 or our Boniface Office: (907) 563-2141 with any questions regarding therapy services, insurance plan participation or to schedule an appointment.

Services

Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Manual Therapy
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE’s)
  • Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning
  • Fit for Duty Exam
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Licensed with WorkSTEPS
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Industrial Rehabilitation

Including Functional Capacity Evaluation & Work Hardening Programs.

Industrial Occupational & Physical Therapy

Denali Physical Therapy, in Anchorage, Alaska, provides high quality care to injured workers by creating a rehabilitation program that is tailored to that individual’s job. We have recently expanded our premier clinic in Anchorage to accommodate the rehabilitative needs of the industrial athlete. At Denali Physical Therapy we offer:

Denali Physical Therapy Work Hardening Program:
A highly structured, goal oriented treatment program that improves work related functional abilities. We provide a skilled approach of graded exercise activities and education. It is a 4-6 week program attended 4-8 hours a day. It includes a progressive exercise program, graded job simulation activities, and patient education on injury prevention. It helps participants resume appropriate work behaviors such as attendance and punctuality.

New Hire and Injured Worker Employment Testing:
We use the WorkSTEPS Employment Testing program. The program complies fully with teh EEOC guidelines for the application of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services include job analyses, post offer employment testing, upper quadrant (carpal tunnel) tests, fit for duty exam.

 

Job Analysis:
Job analysis consists of the WorkSTEPS representative visiting job sites to perform hands-on evaluations of physical requirements of employees. This usually entails physically measuring/weighing objects, photographing particular body positions/equipment used to perform job tasks, and filming workers performing job tasks.

 

Post-Offer Basic & Comprehensive Tests:
These tests are administered after application, interview and hire.  This test may not be performed until the employer has made a conditional job offer and must be completed before the individual begins work.  The employer can require the candidate to demonstrate the capability to safely perform the essential functions for the specific job position, and may also collect medical information at this ‘post-offer’ stage.

 

Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE):
The FCE process consists of an evaluation which documents the patient’s current ability to perform work from a physical, medical, behavioral, and ergonomics perspective. It is a process which should be included on every patient who has sustained a job related injury prior to returning to work. The FCE can be ordered by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, chiropractors and other medical professionals.

 

Post-Employment Testing (Fit for Duty):
There are various operational scenarios where an employer may require a post-employment functional employment test. Such testing may or may not include medical measures, depending upon whether such medical measures are “job related and consistent with business necessity.” The EEOC sets forth situations when a medical examination of an employee may be “job related and consistent with business necessity” as follows (partial list).
  1. When the employer observes reliable, objective evidence of current performance problems indicating that the employee may not be able to perform essential job functions or may post a direct threat to the health and safety of the employee or others because of a medical condition.
  2. When an employer has a “reasonable belief that an employee’s ability to perform essential job functions will be impaired by a medical condition or that she will post a direct threat due to a medical condition”.
  3. When an employee seeks return to work after being on leave for a medical reason if the employer “has a reasonable belief that an employee’s present ability to perform essential job functions will be impaired by a medical condition or that s/he will post a direct threat due to a medical condition”.
  4. When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation.

 

Upper Quadrant (Carpal Tunnel) Test:
The upper quadrant (UQ) testing is a battery of medical tests that focus on the upper extremities and the cervical region. The goal of the UQ testing is to identify a post-offer candidate that may have pre-existing signs and symptoms that need further evaluation by a qualified medical physician.

Forms

Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form Packet

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Pain
Neck Disability

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter

Physician Use

Physician Use

Prescription Form
This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.

FAQ

For Additional Questions Please Contact Us At (907) 563-2122

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.

Testimonials

“Denali Physical Therapy Anchorage is very helpful to your needs. With my busy schedule, they worked with my work hours. The people there are pros at what they do. If you need therapy this is the place to go.”

J. Edades

“My doctor suggested therapy for my shoulder pain. I chose one that my wife was using with our insurance. I’d recommend Brian and staff at Denali PT. They were attentive and helpful. The improvement and results were much better than what I expected. I wasn’t expecting much, but the exercises and therapy proved to be very helpful. The increased flexibility and range of motion and reduction in pain are astonishing. I’d recommend this type of therapy and this rehab clinic to others.”

H. Miller

“I’m glad I was referred to Denali Physical Therapy. The staff is great, I made great progress, and I am extremely happy with the results.”

M. Kelley

“Brian and his staff gave me excellent care. His staff was courteous to me and the service was great.”

K. Jordan

“The staff at Denali PT was wonderful. I would recommend you send all of your patients there for care! The Staff was wonderful, I actually looked forward to my PT afternoons. I am glad I am better, but sad I will not be back.”

J. Myers

“I feel 100% better! If I were to ever need PT again this would be the first place I would call!”

L. Haroldsen

“It has been my experience at Denali Physical Therapy that the staff was very professional. All treatment was excellent. I would recommend this facility to anyone.”

C. Walking Eagle

“Denali PT worked out well for me. It’s a good location, easy to get appointments when I needed. They were great about working me in although I didn’t have much time before leaving town. They were great about just doing the work I needed and not a bunch of other stuff. He (Brian) was a good listener to my physical situation. I would refer others to him”

M. Arend

“I am very pleased with the progress in just two weeks of therapy. My leg is much straighter and stronger. My stride is back to normal. Thank you, Brian, for providing such effective therapy. I will continue the exercises to maintain the progress.”

B. Ward

“Clearly, Brian knows his stuff. My ankle feels so much better. I was so impressed with my progress that I suggested my wife com in to get help with her knee. Thanks again for your help.”

C. Rice

“They (Denali PT) were super friendly and knew what they were doing! I highly recommend them for future referrals! Thanks again.”

R. King

“This clinic showed superb care and true consideration towards their clients and is an inspiration for others in healthcare to emulate.”

S. Ordoyne

“Thanks for sending me to Denali Physical Therapy. Brian helped me get back on my feet. I appreciate the assistance – Thanks so much!”

M. Andrew

“I have had a wonderful experience at Denali Physical Therapy. Brian is great. I now have the exercises & stretches to keep my back strong.”

A. Akers

“It was impressive to us that Brian Malone attended Candace’s initial visit with our doctor. His direction and guidance of her prescribed physical therapy proved very thorough and efficient, giving her challenging workouts toward her strengthening goals! He runs a #1 practice!”

The Mauldins

“I recommend this place! My knees are much better – have almost no pain on stairs now. I’ve never been to physical therapy before so I can’t really compare, but this worked out well for me. (Pun intended!)”

B. Arehart

“The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was glad I was referred to this clinic.”

T. Lomelin
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