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We help athletes and active adults resolve pain, recover from injury, and return to their active lifestyle.
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Physical Therapy

Waukee, Iowa

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Is pain or injury keeping you from doing the things you love?

Are you avoiding exercise due to the fear of getting hurt?

Have you tried other medical providers with minimal success?

We help athletes and active adults overcome pain and injury without stopping activity.

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The Fortitude & Freedom Process:

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Book FREE Discovery Call

Book a FREE Discovery Call or Movement Screen

Click on any "Book FREE Discovery Session" button to set up a time to speak with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

"Free Discovery Call" to have your provider call you at that time to discuss your situation in detail in order to provide you clarity about your problem and determine how we can best serve you.

If you prefer to meet in person, book a  
"Free Movement Screen" where you can discuss your problem in more detail and receive a complimentary movement analysis!


Schedule a 1-Hour Initial Evaluation

Your appointment will always be a full hour
1-on-1 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

At the initial evaluation, you will gain a
clear understanding of your current problem, the root cause, and the solution to resolving it for good. 

We will establish a clear plan of care to start
relieving pain, correcting the underlying root cause of the pain, and providing you the skills and tools necessary to keep your pain gone for good.

Carry Out a Plan to Crush Your Goals

Most people complete their plan of care in 5-10 visits spread out over a   3-4 month period.

plan of care will include 3 Phases:

1-Relieve the pain.  We take the first couple sessions to calm down the injured tissue.

2-Correct the root cause of the pain.  When you're feeling better, we start correcting the deficits that caused the pain in the first place.

3-Develop Resiliency.  We then ramp up activity to safely return to, or exceed your prior fitness level or activity goals.


Imagine living the life you want without anything holding you back.

Let us be your guide to an active, healthy lifestyle.

Wade S.

"I have a hereditary condition that causes lower back pain, hip pain, and limited mobility.  I saw Jake to help with an incident that caused me to throw my back out.  I was experiencing pain, discomfort, and very limited mobility.  He was very personable and wanted to understand not only my current situation, but also my underlying condition and other causes.  I felt heard and understood and we were able to discuss my short-term and long-term goals for my back and hip.  He was able to assist in identifying the problem areas and worked to stretch and strengthen those areas.  I felt significantly better after the first visit and am stronger and more flexible now due to the exercises and recommendations he gave. 

I found Jake’s personality, professionalism, and ability to identify my issues to be exactly what I was looking for.  I view him as a trusted therapist for any needs I have in the future.  I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of physical therapy services."

Taylor D.

"Before visiting Jake, my neck and shoulders were always tight and I was getting headaches constantly. It was hard to focus on day to day tasks and I was struggling. Thank goodness I was able to be seen by Jake. I left my first appointment already feeling so much relief! He is so knowledgeable and talked me through everything he was working on in my neck, shoulders, and back. He also gave me easy and quick stretches I was able to do at home to help improve my pain and build my muscles. I am so thankful for Jake and his skillset.  Because of him, I am having significantly less headaches and am able to function better throughout my day!"

Allie D.

"I woke up one morning with extreme pain in my knee that wasn't going away.  It was a sharp pain that shot up into my thigh and made daily tasks painful to accomplish. There had been a few times where my knee had given out going up and down stairs but it always resolved on its own.   Jake did such an amazing job listening to my concerns and making me feel hopeful about being able to fix my knee.  That first appointment, I was blown away by how knowledgeable Jake was and how he was able to connect the problem with my knee with old injuries in my ankle.   Jake set me up with exercises to do at home that were easy and whenever I had questions, Jake was easy to communicate with and I knew he was invested in helping me.   I feel like I have made so much progress in my time with Jake.  I would highly recommend Jake at Fortitude and Freedom!  You will leave feeling cared for and listened to and ultimately you will have a physical therapist who is invested in helping you heal. "

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