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Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about Fortitude & Freedom?
Find answers to commonly asked questions about our services.

Do I need a physician's referral to work with Fortitude & Freedom?

No!  Iowa is a "Direct Access State" for physical therapy.  This means you can go directly to a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment without a referral from your doctor.  This allows you to start treatment sooner and get out of pain faster without wasting time and money on unnecessary office visits that don't help you get out of pain.

What types of treatments do you offer?

We offer injury prevention, performance physical therapy, dry needling, and remote exercise programming.

Can I do multiple types of treatments?

You can combine any of our services in order to reach your goals.  For example, if you are seeing us for injury prevention or performance physical therapy, but you also want to add on extra dry needling or remote programming, you have the freedom to add services or transition from one service to another! 

What happens during my first visit?

During your first visit, we will discuss your problem in more detail. We will also conduct a thorough examination to determine the root cause of your pain and how we plan to resolve it for good. Time permitting, we will start treatment on the first visit to provide symptom relief.

What do I need to bring to my first visit?

You don't need to bring anything to your first visit.  We just ask you to wear athletic clothing that you can move freely in and be ready for exercise!

How many sessions do I need? How often do I need to attend?

This varies between individuals and diagnoses.  Most clients see us for an average of 12-15 sessions for their initial plan of care.  Once this plan is completed and their problem is resolved, most clients continue working with us on a monthly basis to take care of their body and continue reaching new goals they set for themselves!

How do I schedule an appointment?

You can call us at 515-216-0847, email us at, or message us on Instagram or Facebook at @fortitudeandfreedom.

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