Welcome to Dubuque Physical Therapy

Orthopedic, Sports & Workers’ Comp. Rehab in Dubuque, IA

At Dubuque Physical Therapy, we combine the latest technology and most effective techniques to get you feeling like new again. We are proud to welcome patients of all ages in Dubuque, IA and the surrounding communities. Our areas of expertise include preventing and treating sports and orthopedic injuries, workers’ compensation and post surgical rehab, disability exams, work hardening/conditioning, functional capacity evaluations, and more.

To improve the healing process, we use safe, specialized techniques such as laser therapy, dry needling, and Astym®. Our knowledgeable and caring staff will be with you through every stage of your rehabilitation. We work hard to give you the personal attention you need in order to maximize your recovery and get you back to a healthy and active lifestyle.

News & Updates

Community Involvement

Dubuque Physical Therapy & MERGE Performance Institute is excited to announce that we are hosting the “Dubuque Physical Therapy & MERGE Virtual High School Track and Field Meet.” All Dubuque County high school track and field athletes are invited to virtually participate in our meet that will take place between June 1st-June 6th 2020. We love our area high school track and field athletes and would like to give you a chance to show off your hard work! There will be a $250 scholarship awarded each to two seniors that will be drawn randomly. In each event, the winning male and female athlete will also receive Dubuque Physical Therapy or MERGE merchandise. A male and female “MVP of the Meet” will be chosen and will have the opportunity to choose from a free Functional Movement Screen or a running gait analysis at one of our clinics.


  • 100m
  • 200m
  • 400m
  • 800m
  • 1500m
  • 3000m

Special Events: (see Rules below)*

  • 50m Cereal Box Hurdle Race
  • Frisbee Throw
  • Toilet Paper High Jump
  • Solo Cup Broad Jump


  • All athletes MUST participate in social distancing or they will automatically be disqualified. Therefore, athletes are not allowed to compete against each other unless they live in the same household.
  • Athletes MUST follow their school district rules. This includes not competing on tracks that are currently closed. Rules provided by the IHSAA and IGHSAU must be followed at this time, including communication with coaches.
  • Athletes may run or perform an event on any surface including a track, trail, grass, or concrete.
  • You may participate in up to 4 events.

Results Submission:

  • Please email your results to amanda@dubuquept.com by 11:59pm on Saturday, June 6th. Please include your name, grade, and school you attend. Your time or distance may be submitted by an image or video of your results. Examples include: via an app (such as Strava or Garmin), watch, or live video footage. Please also list how to best contact you if you would win a prize or scholarship. By submitting your event, you are agreeing to have your name and results shared on all of our social media platforms.
  • To be eligible for prizes and the scholarship, please tag Dubuque Physical Therapy AND MERGE Performance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with a picture of you competing or your results.
  • Results will be released via Dubuque Physical Therapy & MERGE social media on June 7th, 2020. Scholarship winners will be selected via Facebook Live on June 8th, 2020.

Please contact Amanda Edwards via email: Amanda@dubuquept.com. Good luck!

*Special Events:

50m Cereal Box Hurdle Race:

The hurdles may be any object as long as it is 20in. tall (i.e. laundry basket, cereal boxes, tissue boxes). A set of 3 hurdles must be used measuring 20ft. apart. Starting line is 20ft. before the first hurdle and finish line is 20ft. after last hurdle. The race must be recorded. Scoring: fastest time for 80ft with hurdles covered. Two trials can be performed, the fastest of the two trials is recorded.


Frozen Pizza Discus:

A large frozen pizza must be used and must be thrown with your hand on top of the pizza (same as the discus throw). Scoring: Best of 3 attempts. Measure from the line you throw behind to the closest point of contact with the ground and pizza.

Toilet Paper High Jump:

Rolls of toilet paper should be used for standards and a broom or yardstick may be used for the bar. Stack toilet paper in two columns and the broom stick should lay across the top of the toilet paper. The athlete must jump over and back to starting position without knocking the broom or toilet paper over. Height is determined by number of toilet paper rolls used. Scoring: 3 attempts per height. (jumping over and back is 1 attempt). Measure by number of rolls of toilet paper used.


Solo Cup Broad Jump:

Solo cups must be lined up in front of athlete. Athlete is to broad jump (therefore no running prior to jump, as in the long jump) over the solo cups. Scoring: Best of 3 attempts.