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Pain Management: Upper Body


We work with patients at all stages of pain, whether it comes on suddenly after an injury or has slowly increased with a chronic condition, we want to help you recover the function you have lost and get back to the activities you miss.


These are some of the most common conditions we see patients come to Core Physical Therapy to find treatment for, but it is not an exhaustive list. Contact us to see if physical therapy might be right for your pain.

Neck & Back Pain

  • Headache with Neck Pain
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • TMJ
  • Spondylosis
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Whiplash
  • Status Post Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis

Spine Pain

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Pain
  • Bulging Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Pain
  • Cervical Pain
  • Headaches
  • Fractures of the Spine

Shoulder Pain

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendonosis
  • Labral Tears
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Subluxation/Dislocation
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Elbow, Wrist & Hand Pain

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Contusions
  • Bursitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis

I highly recommend Core Physical Therapy. Alex Spencer is a rock star!! Due to a back injury, I could barely bend at the waist on my first visit. Thanks to Alex, I have seen much improvement after a few visits. She is very knowledgeable, caring and explains everything well. Each visit I’m also provided with new stretches to try at home or as I’m traveling for work.

Jeff F

Mike at CorePT is excellent and I couldn’t recommend his services more. He is compassionate and works hard to understand his patients’ individual needs. If you’ve tried physical therapy at other offices with no success, this is the place for you — Mike has a unique practice style that goes beyond treating/minimizing the symptoms. I’ve been working with him for 3 months and my recurring shoulder pain is completely gone! I’m seeing additional benefits from my treatment at CorePT including increased mobility, better athletic performance, and improved posture.


I went from pain when walking to pain free in two visits! Love that they were able to target that what hurt- an area in my back- was just a symptom of the real issue- a stuck rib up front. Through extremely gentle manual manipulation in the giant, quiet office + at-home breathing techniques, I’m back to normal activity. Thanks, Laura & Ellen!


“I visited Dr. Wims in the West Des Moines office to help with back and shoulder issues.  She took the time to listen to my updates every visit and address any changes in my conditions.  Always made sure I was comfortable with the treatments she was giving.  The front office staff was always helpful and courteous as well.  I am grateful for their services and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for PT.”


I have been going to Core for about 3 weeks now seeing Justin. In just a short 3 weeks my recovery has been amazing. I have full use and motion of my shoulder with no pain pills or other medications. Would and have recommended them to friends and family.


“Noel Turk at Core Physical Therapy has helped me with my chronic Fibromyalgia symptoms. She’s gentle, thorough, and extremely knowledgeable. Therapy with Noel has allowed me to take her work into my Pilates instruction, and maximize its benefits. My range of motion, and pain level has decreased with sessions at Core. Thank you, Noel!! Please make an appointment ASAP with this wonderful doctor!”