YOUR CHOICE FOR EVIDENCE BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION
Physical Therapy | Orthopedics | Sports Medicine
Sport & Spine Clinic of Auburndale & Marshfield is an outpatient physical therapy practice that specializes and treats many physical impairments and conditions. We are a team that is dedicated to providing the highest quality care in a friendly and supportive environment. Each patient receives personalized treatment that is based on the most current medical technology. Our state-of-the-art equipment combined with manual techniques continue to yield optimal results for patients.
Since 2001, physicians have referred their patients to Sport & Spine Clinic of Auburndale & Marshfield for the unique quality of care provided by our staff. Our therapists are licensed by the State of Wisconsin. In addition, members of our staff have specialized certifications and have compiled years of specialized treatment techniques and experience.
We accept most insurance plans including Medicare & Work Comp.
A PROUD MEMBER OF CENTRAL WISCONSIN THERAPY ALLIANCE
Joining together to bring you the best care in central and northern Wisconsin
- Flexible Scheduling
- Personalized Care with Treatment Tailored For Each Patient
- Specialized Treatment Programs
- Friendly and Open Environment
- Convenient Locations with Easy Access & Parking
Merrie DeGrand, PT
The director of Sport & Spine Clinic of Auburndale, received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1989. Since then she has practiced physical therapy for several respected Physical Therapy clinics in the area, including St. Joseph’s Hospital, Theracare, Marshfield Health & Fitness, Riverview Hospital and Genesis ElderCare. During that time, she has developed strong professional and personal relationships with physicians and patients around the area. Merrie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association (WPTA ). Merrie is a Strength Training Specialist with the experience to treat people of all ages with individual programs tailored to their specific needs. At Sport & Spine Clinic of Auburndale we strive to work with all health professionals to make your rehabilitation process effective and enjoyable while maintaining a professional clinic within your community.
Merrie is one of the only practitioners in the area trained in visceral mobilization. This is a specialty with gentle touch to promote healthy movement of the organs in the abdominal cavity.
Our highly trained staff treats every patient as if he or she is a family member or personal friend. We realize that as a consumer, you have a choice as to where you receive your rehabilitation care. We would be grateful for the opportunity to assist in your recovery.
Additional programs are available. Contact us for information on additional or specialty programs you may need.
- Neck & Head Aches
- Low Back/Spine Conditions
- Surgical Repairs/Reconstruction
- Manual Therapy
- Injury Assessment, Treatment, Education & Prevention
- Knee, Shoulder, Foot and Ankle Rehab
- Overhead Athlete (Throwing Injuries)
- Sports Performance Enhancement
- Personal Training
- Endurance Training
- Work Rehabilitation
- Work Conditioning/Hardening
- Ergonomic Analysis
This is a specialty with gentle touch to promote healthy movement of the organs in the abdominal cavity. Such diagnoses visceral mobilization may be able to assist with are:
- Scar Tissue
- Past Surgeries
- Bile Duct Issues
- Hiatal Hernia
- Other Irregularities
- Balance/Fall Prevention
- Therapeutic Massage
- Women’s Health
- TMJ Dysfunction
For Additional Questions Please Contact Us
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 physician’s 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.
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.
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.
- Karen, Marshfield
“Coming to Sport & Spine of Auburndale & Marshfield was a whole new experience for me with PT. I felt well informed about what was being done and why. I was not given print offs of exercises and told to go home and do them as I was at another facility. The exercises were well taught and I knew what needed to be done at home. Each visit I was pushed a little harder but if I was in a lot of pain on a particular day, Merrie took the time to try to relieve the pain instead of pushing me to do certain exercises. When I talk about Merrie to others I say she has “Magic Hands”. Office staff also very professional & kind.”
- Linda, Marshfield
“Very friendly, courteous, professional therapists. Helped me very much- Thank you! Very helpful, friendly receptionist!”
- Victoria, Marshfield
"Merrie is the best therapist available! She knows her stuff and had a magic about her. Thanks."
"Thank you for being so awesome taking such great care of me."
"Everyone was very helpful and friendly. I loved my experience here!"
" Merrie and her staff are excellent at what they do. This is the second time I have seen Merrie and her staff in the last 12 years. She is very precise on what she does. They are ANGELS!"
"What Merrie did for me was awesome! A great therapist!"
"I have used the Sport & Spine Clinic in the past. 1st time in Marshfield facility and Brittany N. Very good experience, very professional - knew exactly what to do. Thanks."
- Joyce, Auburndale
- Jane, Auburndale