At University of Missouri Health Care’s Mizzou Therapy Services, we have compassionate professionals who specialize in all areas of therapy. Our therapists work with every department at MU Health Care to help you recover faster.

Mizzou Therapy Services started in 2010 with the grand opening of the Missouri Orthopaedic Institute. We now have 16 hospital-based and outpatient locations and more than 200 therapists and administrative staff who help us provide the full spectrum of therapeutic care.

Our specialists include:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapy assistants
  • Certified athletic trainers
  • Certified strength-and-conditioning specialists

Our staff has expertise in nonsurgical pelvic pain treatments, manual therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, chronic disease management and athletic performance training. We have certified golf rehabilitation specialists, running rehabilitation and assessment, and throwing and performance evaluation.

We also provide the following services:

  • Sport-specific athletic development
  • Driving rehabilitation and on-the-road assessment
  • Concussion and visuomotor therapy

As an academic health care center, we participate in research regularly, which helps us develop innovative ways to help you recover quickly, such as the Joint Camp patient handbook, prehab and return-to-sport testing.

Our therapists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to increase your mobility and motion and get you back to your daily activities.

COVID Recovery Program

Patients recovering from COVID-19 have special needs, and they can receive specialized therapy in their own home through the COVID Recovery Program.

As a patient recovering from a hospital stay at MU Health Care, you will be automatically scheduled for up to four virtual sessions with a physical therapist and four virtual sessions with an occupational therapist. Depending on your needs, you might also see other therapists, such as speech language pathologists.

Patients who test positive for COVID-19 but don’t require hospitalization are also encouraged to participate in virtual care therapy. The only requirement is a doctor’s referral for the COVID Recovery Program.

The hour-long appointments are conducted through the Zoom video conferencing app. MU Health Care uses the HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom, so patient information is protected. MU Health Care’s language services team can provide an interpreter if patients aren’t fluent in English. Learn more about virtual visits.

The program includes breathing exercises to help patients recover sooner from the damage the virus causes to the lungs. Patients also receive personalized treatment to address problems with strength, balance, memory, thinking, speech, voice or swallowing.