Therapy & Rehabilitation


Whether you’re recovering from an injury, recuperating after surgery or living with a chronic, degenerative condition, your home for orthopaedics is here to help. Through stretches and exercises, your physical and occupational therapists have the tools and insights needed to push you toward wellness –– restoring your mobility and modifying your training to match your comfort level.

Our physical therapy facilities in Peoria and Pekin are equipped with machines that help you exercise your problem areas, supervised by therapists who work closely with your doctors. Since our doctor’s offices and physical therapy facilities are within the same buildings, your specialists can easily communicate their care plans to your therapists. Here, everyone works closely together to make you feel better and stronger faster.

Athletes receiving sports medicine treatment can look forward to regaining as much of their range of motion as possible. At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, athletes see medical professionals who were once in their shoes, active individuals who know what it takes to push oneself to the next fitness level.


How Physical Therapy Helps You Heal

At Midwest Orthopaedic Center, our physical therapy program includes:

    • Manual therapy –– the practical techniques that maximize joint movement and range of motion
    • Soft tissue therapy –– the hands-on manipulation of body tissue, like massage and myofascial release that loosen tense muscles and restrictive mobility
    • Electrotherapy –– the use of electrical energy that stimulates muscles and reduces pain
    • Ultrasound –– the therapeutic heating of tissues to promote blood flow and healing
    • Heat and cold application –– the standard way to improve circulation and protect cells after injury
    • Exercise programs and progression –– physical stretches, machine exercises and isometric activities that restore range of motion
    • Aquatic therapy –– water-based activities, set in our heated pool
    • Occupational therapy –– treatments for hands, wrists, fingers and shoulders that help you overcome issues getting in the way of your day-to-day life

Please note, our rehabilitation program accepts most standard insurance plans. If your orthopaedic treatment is covered by your provider, your physical therapy (or at least a portion of it) may be covered as well.

With a fully equipped weight room, a gymnasium, a heated pool, massage tables and a team of licensed therapists, Midwest Orthopaedic Center is the place to restore your abilities.

Who We Help

Our licensed physical therapists and trainers work closely with area athletes from the following organizations, helping them recover from in-game injuries and regain the skills that take their teams to victory.

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Central Illinois Elite Volleyball Club
Dunlap High School
Elmwood High School
Illinois Central College
Illini Bluffs High School
Limestone High School
Midland High School
Midwest Central High School
Morton High School
Pekin High School
Peoria Heights High School
Peoria Mustangs Hockey Club
Peoria Rivermen
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Tournament of Champions
Washington High School

Meet Our Patients

Mark Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
After having a severe spinal injury and being told I may never walk again, 85 percent of the time I'm now walking without a cane. Without Dr. Mulconrey, I would be wheelchair-bound. Dr. Mulconrey's welcome at my dinner table anytime.

Mark Fleming

A spine patient who loves to grill –– from Laura, IL.

Marty Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
I'm a referring physician and a patient. Throughout my career, I worked with several different orthopaedic groups and Midwest Orthopaedic Center was the absolute best.

Dr. Marty Stachniw

A retired orthopaedic surgeon and hand, knee and shoulder patient who loves the outdoors –– from Galesburg, IL.

Alicia Ruemelin Midwest Orthopaedic Patient
Dr. Bell helped me stay on top of my back problems — always with quick, attentive service. He even got a second opinion from another specialist within the practice. Everything I need is all under one roof.

Alicia Ruemelin

A back patient who loves to play and coach volleyball –– from Morton, IL.

I wish I had my surgery years ago. I've been so surprised and so elated that I have gotten that full motion back. Within six months, I was walking all around Arches National Park.

Michèle Marshall

A knee replacement patient who loves to hike –– from East Peoria, IL.

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Call Us to Set Up an Appointment

Peoria (309) 691-1400

Pekin (309) 691-1400

Get Hours & Location Info

Midwest Ortho First Walk-In Clinic Hours: M-F 9am-6pm | Sat-Sun 9am-noon