"Physical Therapy is the restoration of movement and movement is life"

Welcome to the Physical Therapy Center of Rhinelander where physical therapy has been provided in a private, comfortable setting for over 25 years. Your therapist works with you one to one. The treatment plan involves your whole self and goals are individualized to you.

Please feel free to drop us a line to see if there is anything we can do to help you on your road to recovery.

How can Physical Therapy Help You?

Physical therapy will first get you out of pain. If the problem is acute such as a sprained ankle or a tendonitis of the shoulder, modalities such as ultrasound may be used to decrease swelling and inflammation. Treatments to promote soft tissue healing are given. You are taught how to best care for yourself at home. Chronic problems such as neck pain, back pain or headaches are evaluated to find possible causes of the pain. These pains often respond to release of restrictions in the muscles, ligaments and tendons (myofascial release) and exercises. The exercises prescribed include stress reduction exercises. The breath is used to further release restrictions and enhance the relaxation response. Pain that is 10 to 20 years old is often alleviated or at least better managed with physical therapy.

As pain is decreased restoration of range of motion is begun. You will play an instrumental part in this phase with your home program of specially designed exercises. Your home program will be progressed to include muscle strengthening and endurance exercises. Your functional goals will be addressed. Whether you’d like to be able to put your own socks on, walk with good balance or return to your favorite sport, physical therapy can help you.

Our Staff

Jean Keuer, PT

Jean Keuer, P.T. graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1968 with a B.S. in Physical Medicine and a Certificate in Physical Therapy. She practiced in a hospital setting for 17 years. She opened the Physical Therapy Center of Rhinelander, Inc. in 1985. Jean has always been interested in low back and neck pain. She studied orthopedic techniques to understand and treat these all too common problems. In 1988 she began study of CranioSacral Therapy. She has continued to study and to practice this technique since then. This has greatly expanded her ability to assist with low back pain, neck pain and /or headaches as well as other conditions treated with physical therapy.

Dr. Crystal Urban ND, MSOM, L.Ac

Dr. Crystal Urban earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, the oldest fully accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. The school is located in Portland, Oregon. This program of Classical Chinese Medicine emphasizes a holistic spirit and philosophy through the use of acupuncture, herbs and Qi Gong. Dr. Urban is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Wisconsin. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls.

In 2001, after 10 years on the west coast, she returned to her native Wisconsin and founded Gentle Healing Acupuncture & Natural Medicine, S.C. in Eagle River, Wisconsin. Dr. Urban blends the tools of both Naturopathic and Oriental Medicine to meet the patients' individual needs to assist them in their healing.

Please visit her website at: www.gentlehealingacupuncture.com