Hi, I’m Dr. Carla Colella, a physical therapist, and owner of Oconomowoc Physical Therapy. I opened OPT in 2017 to make a difference in physical therapy. I want you to feel comfortable, heard, understood, not rushed, and that you are in the hands of a very capable clinician.

I earned my doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., held a board certification as an orthopedic specialist (OCS) for 10 years, and assist in teaching post-graduate physical therapy students.

OPT helps patients from all walks of life from ages 20s to 50s. Tell your story, go through a thorough examination, and voice your input on the plan of care. Your exam will help determine the causes of your pain or issue, which may not be in your musculoskeletal tissues.

Patients and clients mainly come from Oconomowoc, others from the Lake Country area (Nashotah, Hartland, Delafield, Merton, Sussex, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wales, Ixonia, and Watertown), while others come from anywhere between Milwaukee, Madison, and Whitewater. Concierge/in-home care may be available for those in Oconomowoc.

As a resident of Oconomowoc for 10 years, I enjoy quality time with my husband, dog, and our two young kids. You’ve probably seen us playing at the parks, at all of our festivals, or paddling around on the water. 

So, take the first step to being better in your body.

What To Expect During an Appointment

Experience the ease of having all of your communication with your provider, Dr. Colella, with no go-betweens. There are no assistants or aids at Oconomowoc Physical Therapy. 

The cosy office is located just to the left inside the double doors.

There will be more talking than you’re used to as there are minimal to no intake forms, and one of the most thorough examinations you’ve ever had.

Clothing that allows access to the skin atop the area being treated is much appreciated.

There is no overlap of appointments- your time is precious. Appointments will be made as needed per our joint plan.

Each session includes: a patient recap since last session, pre-testing and prioritization of the plan for the day, treating, post-testing, more treating, more post-testing, functional integration.

Check out this video to see an entire treatment session at Oconomowoc Physical Therapy compressed to under 6 minutes to see what an example of one patient’s manual/hands-on treatment looks like.

Be sure to subscribe to Oconomowoc Physical Therapy’s YouTube Channel for more information. 

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After filling out the online form, Dr. Colella will reach out to you to schedule your evaluation and answer any questions you may have. After the evaluation, Dr. Colella will create an individualized treatment plan just for you.


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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
4:15 pm – 6:30 pm
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