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    Denali Physical Therapy: Anchorage, AK

    Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

    Denali Physical Therapy, Anchorage, Alaska is an outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice that specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in a friendly and encouraging environment. Our treatment is based on state-of-the-art medical technology along with hands-on care. Our proven manual treatment techniques combined with modern equipment yields optimal results.

    Our goal is to create an environment to help optimize your body’s ability to heal. Having prompt, appropriate treatment can contribute to a faster recovery, which means returning sooner to work, daily activities, hobbies and sports.

    We accept most insurance including Medicare and Worker’s Comp.

    Two Convenient Locations in Anchorage

    We Offer:

    • Orthopedic physical therapy
    • Sports physical therapy
    • Evaluations within 24-48 hours
    • Flexible scheduling
    • Personalized care with treatment tailored for each patient
    • Licensed therapists
    • Specialized treatment programs
    • Friendly and open environment
    • Convenient locations with easy access and parking

    Contact our Midtown Office: (907) 563-2122 or our Boniface Office: (907) 563-2141 with any questions regarding therapy services, insurance plan participation or to schedule an appointment.


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

    Orthopedic Physical Therapy

    Neck & Headaches
    Low Back/Spine Conditions
    Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction

    Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

    Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
    Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
    Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
    Sports Performance Enhancement
    Personal Training
    Endurance Training
    Manual Therapy

    Worker's Compensation / Rehabilitation

    Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE’s)
    Post Offer Employment Testing (POET)
    Work Rehabilitation
    Work Hardening/Conditioning
    Fit for Duty Exam
    Industrial Consultation
    Licensed with WorkSTEPS

    Specialty Programs

    Balance/Fall Prevention
    Cancer Related Fatigue Program
    Therapeutic Massage
    Vestibular Rehabilitation

    Industrial Rehabilitation

    Including Functional Capacity Evaluation & Work Hardening Programs.

    Industrial Occupational & Physical Therapy

    Denali Physical Therapy, in Anchorage, Alaska, provides high quality care to injured workers by creating a rehabilitation program that is tailored to that individual’s job. We have recently expanded our premier clinic in Anchorage to accommodate the rehabilitative needs of the industrial athlete. At Denali Physical Therapy we offer: 

    Denali Physical Therapy Work Hardening Program:
    A highly structured, goal oriented treatment program that improves work related functional abilities. We provide a skilled approach of graded exercise activities and education. It is a 4-6 week program attended 4-8 hours a day. It includes a progressive exercise program, graded job simulation activities, and patient education on injury prevention. It helps participants resume appropriate work behaviors such as attendance and punctuality. 

    New Hire and Injured Worker Employment Testing:
    We use the WorkSTEPS Employment Testing program. The program complies fully with teh EEOC guidelines for the application of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our services include job analyses, post offer employment testing, upper quadrant (carpal tunnel) tests, fit for duty exam.
    Job Analysis:
    Job analysis consists of the WorkSTEPS representative visiting job sites to perform hands-on evaluations of physical requirements of employees. This usually entails physically measuring/weighing objects, photographing particular body positions/equipment used to perform job tasks, and filming workers performing job tasks. 
    Post-Offer Basic & Comprehensive Tests:
    These tests are administered after application, interview and hire.  This test may not be performed until the employer has made a conditional job offer and must be completed before the individual begins work.  The employer can require the candidate to demonstrate the capability to safely perform the essential functions for the specific job position, and may also collect medical information at this ‘post-offer’ stage.
    Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE):
    The FCE process consists of an evaluation which documents the patient’s current ability to perform work from a physical, medical, behavioral, and ergonomics perspective. It is a process which should be included on every patient who has sustained a job related injury prior to returning to work. The FCE can be ordered by physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse case managers, chiropractors and other medical professionals.
    Post-Employment Testing (Fit for Duty):
    There are various operational scenarios where an employer may require a post-employment functional employment test. Such testing may or may not include medical measures, depending upon whether such medical measures are “job related and consistent with business necessity.” The EEOC sets forth situations when a medical examination of an employee may be “job related and consistent with business necessity” as follows (partial list).
    1. When the employer observes reliable, objective evidence of current performance problems indicating that the employee may not be able to perform essential job functions or may post a direct threat to the health and safety of the employee or others because of a medical condition.
    2. When an employer has a “reasonable belief that an employee’s ability to perform essential job functions will be impaired by a medical condition or that she will post a direct threat due to a medical condition”.
    3. When an employee seeks return to work after being on leave for a medical reason if the employer “has a reasonable belief that an employee’s present ability to perform essential job functions will be impaired by a medical condition or that s/he will post a direct threat due to a medical condition”.
    4. When an employee requests a reasonable accommodation.
    Upper Quadrant (Carpal Tunnel) Test:
    The upper quadrant (UQ) testing is a battery of medical tests that focus on the upper extremities and the cervical region. The goal of the UQ testing is to identify a post-offer candidate that may have pre-existing signs and symptoms that need further evaluation by a qualified medical physician.


    Patient Forms

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

    New Patient Registration Form Packet

    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

    Monthly Newsletter

    Physician Use

    Prescription Form
    This copy may be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to the clinic. DO NOT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION.


    For Additional Questions Please Contact Us At (907) 563-2122

    Can I choose where I want to have therapy?

    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.

    Do I need a physician referral to receive therapy?

    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 physician’s referral for therapy to be covered. We also offer treatments, services or products that do NOT require a referral and are available on a self-pay basis.

    Does your facility accept my insurance?

    We participate in the majority of major health insurance plans including Medicare and Worker’s Compensation. Please contact us prior to your first visit to see if we participate with your specific health plan.

    Does your facility submit claims to my insurance company?

    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 First Visit:

    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.

    What do I bring on my first visit?

    – 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.

    What do I wear?

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

    How long is each visit?

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

    How often do I go to treatment?

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


    Denali Physical Therapy:

    751 East 36th Ave, Ste 100/101
    Anchorage, AK 99503 
    T: (907) 563-2122
    F: (907) 563-2123

    Mon – Thurs 8:00am – 6:00pm
    Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

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    Denali Physical Therapy:
    Anchorage North

    360 Boniface Parkway, 27A
    Anchorage, AK 99504 
    T: (907) 563-2141
    F: (907) 563-2163

    Mon, Wed, Fri  8:00am – 5:00pm
    Tue & Thurs 9:00am – 6:00pm

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