Milwaukee Physical Therapy
Starting August, 2012
Pete Balik, PT joins Freedom Physical Therapy in Fox Point
Welcome to the newest addition to Freedom Physical Therapy Services – Pete Balik. Pete comes to Freedom with a broad range of experience in orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine.
Pete graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Physical Therapy degree. He has been practicing since 1995 and was owner and head physical therapist at Active Care Rehab from 2001 to 2012 before joining Freedom. He has had a wide variety of experiences in physical therapy including treatments for headaches and facial pain, post-operative conditions, spinal rehabilitation, shoulder, knee and ankle injuries and therapies for peripheral neuropathies. He is trained in the casting and construction of orthotics and supportive devices as well as in examination of high speed video recording to identify athletic and biomechanical traits and insufficiencies.
Pete has been an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1993. He also served as the Legislative Chair for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association and has traveled to Washington D.C. for federal conferences to lobby and advocate for patient’s rights and Medicare changes.
Pete has lectured at Concordia University, and University Wisconsin Milwaukee on topics ranging from temporomandibular disorders and treatments to general conditioning and injury prevention. Pete has also been trained and certified by both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and by USA Triathlon. He has also competed in over 30 triathlons and has won Clydesdale division championships in California, Texas, and Wisconsin.
As with the other therapists at Freedom, Pete’s treatment style involves a hands on approach with emphasis on manual therapy to speed healing and improve function as quickly as possible. He works to provide each patient the tools and education they need to take ownership of their own treatment.
Please join us in welcoming Pete as the newest expert therapist at Freedom. We are very lucky to have added him to our team.