Our team of physical therapists has over 45 years combined experience serving the Ankeny Community. Our objective is to provide top quality rehabilitation and compassionate therapy that focuses on you, the patient, as well as your injury.

Ankeny Physical Therapy was founded on the premise of quality, hands-on, personalized service. It is our belief that injuries and illnesses are more easily treated if our patients /clients are comfortable in their surrounding and confident in our professional abilities. Through detailed examination of the musculoskeletal system, problem areas are identified and corrected with the philosophy of getting patients/clients back to their highest possible level of functioning in the quickest safest manner possible. Whether you have back or neck pain, a work or leisure related injury or a sports performance problem, we take significant pride in providing a holistic approach to your physical therapy needs. We augment traditional physical therapy services with manual therapy techniques and functional training to maximize your outcome.

Our Programs in Detail:

Sports Medicine


Back to Work program




Free Core Strengthening and Cardio Fitness Class






personalized care & education


ankeny_aaronAaron Christiansen, MS, PT, Director

Aaron is a native of Early, Iowa. He received his B.S. from Iowa State University and then attended Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center where he received his M.S. in Physical Therapy. Aaron joined Ankeny Physical and Sports Therapy in 1998. He has professional interests in manual therapy, sports medicine, vestibular rehabilitation and industrial rehabilitation.

Aaron routinely consults with local industries and area sports teams providing performance enhancement and injury prevention programs. He has served as an adjunct instructor for Des Moines University Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program and has also published research in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Aaron is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth sports in Ankeny, and church activities at St. Paul Lutheran in Ankeny.

Aaron and his family reside in Ankeny.


Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.

  • Strains/Sprains
  • Neck & Head Aches
  • Low Back/Spine Conditions
  • Arthritis/DJD
  • Tendonitis
  • Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
  • Manual Therapy
  • Prenatal/Post Partum
  • TMJ
  • Hand Therapy
  • Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
  • Athletic Training Outreach
  • Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
  • Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
  • Sports Performance Enhancement
  • Personal Training
  • Endurance Training
  • Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Post-Offer Employment Testing
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Industrial Consultation
  • Ergonomic Analysis
  • Balance/Fall Prevention
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Related Fatigue Program
  • Cold Laser
Ankeny Physical & Sports Therapy is offering FREE INJURY SCREENS to those experiencing pain.
*Not applicable to patients in federal or state funded programs such as Medicare or Medicaid.
* Injury screening is a consultation and does not involve a physical therapy evaluation or treatment.


Patient Forms

Patient Forms

For your convenience, you may print and complete these forms prior to your first visit.

New Patient Registration Form Packet

Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter


Functional Outcome Questionnaires

Please fill out the appropriate survey prior to your first visit.

Arm, Shoulder and/or Hand Pain
Low Back Pain
Lower Extremity Pain
Neck Disability


For Additional Questions Please Contact Us At (515) 965-1422

Yes. The choice of where you receive therapy is always yours. While the majority of our patients come to us by physician referral/recommendation, many clients request to see us due to our strong clinical reputation in the community.

We operate in a direct access state where, if your insurance plan authorizes self-referral to physical therapy, a physician referral is not necessary for you to be seen by a licensed therapist. Please check with your insurance though as many health insurance plans require a physicians referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services and/or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

As a service to our patients, we will gladly file claims with your insurance company on your behalf. In order to appropriately submit these claims, we will need to obtain a copy of your insurance identification card to ensure that we have the necessary information.

Your therapist will conduct an evaluation of your condition lasting between 60-90 minutes. The evaluation is necessary to create a program designed specifically to address your needs for a maximum recovery.

– Referral slip from your medical doctor
– Your medical insurance card
– Your ID
– If you are getting therapy as a result of a worker’s compensation claim or an automobile accident, you will also need to bring your claim information, including claim number.

Please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to fill out any necessary paperwork.

We recommend comfortable clothing such as sweatpants or shorts, a T-shirt or tank-top and sneakers.

Each visit will last 60 – 90 minutes on average. Times vary due to the treatment and exercises being performed.

The regularity of your visits will be determined after your initial evaluation, but most patients have 3 visits each week scheduled.


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