Alternative to Orthopedics in Central Wisconsin

The Limitations and Implications of Orthopedics

Many individuals seeking alternative medicine or those who firmly believe in the body's innate healing ability are often presented with conventional solutions like steroid injections, painkillers, muscle relaxers, or surgery.

However, they may be hesitant to accept these temporary fixes or drastic interventions that can alter their lives. Procedures like back fusion, once undertaken, are irreversible and can significantly impact bodily functions.

While orthopedic expertise is invaluable in diagnosing injuries and interpreting imaging results, there's sometimes an overemphasis on terms like "tear," "strain," "damage," or "degeneration," leading to an assumption that the body and its structures won't heal on their own. Contrary to this belief, most conditions have the potential for recovery with the right support and interventions tailored to enhance the body's natural healing processes.

When seeking solutions for musculoskeletal issues, understanding the difference between physical therapy and orthopedics is crucial. Physical therapy focuses on improving movement and function through exercises, manual therapy, and education, addressing a wide range of conditions like sprains, strains, and sports injuries.

Choosing between the two depends on the nature and severity of the condition, treatment goals, and individual preferences, with both aiming to help individuals unlock their full potential and achieve optimal musculoskeletal health.

In addition to conventional orthopedic treatments, incorporating non-invasive techniques like Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy can significantly aid in rehabilitation when used in conjunction with skilled physical therapy. PEMF therapy has been shown to promote tissue repair, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain, providing a gentle yet effective approach to healing. However, it's important to acknowledge that in some cases, surgeries may be necessary after exhausting other therapeutic modalities and non-invasive techniques. Conditions such as cancers, accidents, and irrefutable damage may require surgical intervention to achieve optimal outcomes

At Team Therapies, our dedicated physical therapists not only bridge the gap between injury and recovery but also strive to ensure our customers feel their best. Our tailored treatment plans are designed to not only address the immediate issues but also to prevent future injuries and enhance overall well-being. Trust us to offer personalized guidance and help you discover the best option between physical therapy and orthopedics.

Enhancing Well-Being: The Power of PEMF Therapy

Pulse PEMF is a holistic full-body cell energizing modality that is non-invasive and has benefits for decreasing pain, improving range of motion, and providing natural energy to the body.
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Surgery Can Be Avoided

In the realm of physical therapy, we understand the pivotal role played by the nervous system as the body's primary control system. This insight is particularly significant for individuals considering back fusion surgery due to degenerative disc issues.

Rather than immediately resorting to surgical interventions, our approach focuses on harnessing the power of soft tissue therapy treatment. Through this method, we can effectively modify the forces and stresses exerted on the spine, leading to notable improvements in alignment and relief from pain symptoms. This proactive approach not only slows down the degenerative process but also empowers individuals to establish a stronger foundation of function.

With dedicated physical therapy interventions aimed at optimizing neuromuscular function, individuals can significantly delay the need for surgery or even avoid it entirely, thereby minimizing the potential risks associated with surgical procedures.
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The Team Therapies Difference

Where personalized care and a holistic wellness focus come together to accelerate your rehabilitation experience.

No Insurance, No Problem

At Team Therapies, we empower YOU to take charge of YOUR well-being. Your health is your greatest asset, and we champion your autonomy in choosing your path to wellness. With us, YOU decide whom to work with, the timing, and the duration of your therapy – no intermediaries, no permissions required. It's all about YOU.

Personalized Care in the Comfort of Your Own Space

Dr. Christian Biegel and her team bring quality and convenient healthcare to your doorstep. We believe in ‘aging in place’ and go above and beyond to improve your quality of life both in and out of the home. For those who desire an out-of-home experience, Team Therapies has a location in Wisconsin Rapids.

Geriatric and Parkinson’s Specialist

Dr. Christian Biegel PT, DPT, GCS is 1 out of 55 Board Certified Geriatric Specialists in the state of Wisconsin. She specializes in the age group of 65+ and can provide thorough answers and insights into concerns with aging and changes with movement. She is also LSVT-BIG certified and promotes improved and safer movement for those with neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease.

Wellness Services

We offer an exclusive range of Wellness, Ergonomic, and Home Safety Assessments, setting us apart from standard 'big box' therapy clinics. Led by Dr. Christian Biegel, our services include specialized treatments such as sinus drainage, desk/office massage, comprehensive ergonomic assessments for both home and office environments, invigorating full-body stretching sessions, Home Safety Assessments, circuit workout training, and cutting-edge PEMF therapy. Experience personalized care tailored to your unique needs with us.

Our Process

Improve your Quality of Life in 3 Steps

Step 1


Establishing a personal connection with our clients is paramount to us. We take the time to listen, understand, and empathize with your unique needs and concerns.

Our team believes in building trust and rapport from the moment you walk through our doors. We're here to support you every step of the way on your journey to wellness.

By fostering a strong connection with our clients, we create a safe and comfortable environment where you can openly communicate and collaborate with us towards your health goals.

Step 2


Through comprehensive evaluation, we delve deep into understanding your current physical condition, challenges, and aspirations.

Our skilled professionals utilize advanced assessment techniques to pinpoint areas of improvement and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.

We believe in evidence-based evaluation methods that provide us with valuable insights to guide your treatment journey effectively and efficiently.

Step 3


Once we've identified your goals and established a plan, we embark on an active engagement process aimed at achieving measurable progress.

Our dynamic approach to therapy involves hands-on techniques, guided exercises, and continuous feedback to ensure you're fully engaged in your rehabilitation journey.

Through ongoing support, motivation, and encouragement, we empower you to take charge of your health and actively participate in your recovery process.

Success Stories


"Dr. Christian motivates me to get up and get moving! Even with the long distance and time zone change, she still reaches out. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who has pain or who is afraid of falling. You will be SO FORTUNATE to work with her!"


"I am forever indebted to Dr. B for her unwavering dedication and exceptional skills as a physical therapist. Her ability to heal not just the body, but also the spirit, is truly remarkable. The way she guided me through my recovery, pushing me beyond my limits, has forever changed my perspective on strength and resilience.  I will be eternally grateful. Thanks to Dr. Biegel for being the catalyst in my journey towards walking again."

"Our 87 year old mother has greatly benefited from the in-house therapy and wellness sessions. Mom's ability and confidence is improved and has allowed her to go to more places."

Frequently asked questions

Still have questions? Contact us.

Can I only pay with cash?

No! We accept cash, credit, debit, HSA and FSA payments and we have the capability of sending invoices to your electronic devices.

Can we do treatments outside of the home?

Yes! While the majority of clients prefer in- home visits, Team Therapies also has a stand alone clinic in Wisconsin Rapids that has a variety of weights, machines and training areas. If you need assistance problem solving how to get in/ out of a location, Dr. Biegel will help you! Church, restraunts and other places can become more accessible to you.

Why don’t you accept insurance?

Choosing to pay directly for your physical therapy unlocks numerous benefits. Foregoing insurance saves you both time and money, eliminating the need for cumbersome claim processes. With immediate access to our services, you can kickstart your physical therapy journey without delay. What's more, cash payments grant you greater autonomy, allowing you to tailor your sessions according to your needs, frequency, and duration.

By investing in your well-being through direct payment, you gain access to a more personalized and comprehensive experience. Our approach prioritizes your individual needs, offering bespoke treatment plans, extended appointment times, and a hands-on approach to therapy. Say goodbye to the restrictions and limitations imposed by insurance and embrace a journey focused solely on your health and recovery.

Can you work with someone on hospice?

Yes! Our Wellness services are expansive and consist of full body stretching and therapeutic massage and soft tissue mobilization for comfort.

Can I borrow the equipment in therapy that Dr. Biegel uses with me?

Yes! You can borrow or purchase any of the equipment that is used in therapy. Dr. Biegel will provide a link for purchase from Amazon or other distributor and show you how to implement.

What is PEMF?

PEMF is Pulsed Electromagnetic Field to provide a holistic supplement to the body that infuses the body at a cellular level. Pulse PEMF is non-invasive, safe to use for multiple injuries and illnesses as well as world renowned as a holistic and full body approach to healing. Some benefits are listed below:

  • heal and regenerate itself
  • enhance its natural recovery process
  • assist with muscle fatigue and discomfort after exercise
  • increase energy or support relaxation
  • balance the body’s interconnected systems
Can I work with Dr. Biegel even if I am not 65+?

YES! Dr. Biegel is a physical therapist that can assist anyone in their personal and therapeutic goal no matter their age.

Ready to take charge of your health and wellness journey?