Barbara Palas, MPT, SCS, ATC
Accepting New Patients
- 70 Patient Ratings
North Ames Office
3815 Stange Road
Ames, IA 50010
Barb is such an amazing physical therapist- she is terrific at pinpointing the root cause of the issue and great at addressing it. She is extremely capable and knowledgable and knows exactly what to do to fix the issue. This is first time that I am seeing her for my shoulder issue, but she has helped me in the past over the years for other joint issues. I feel lucky to be able to work with her to address my shoulder pain.
March 24, 2023
Very helpful Physical Therapist; improved physical function and reduced pain, as a result of physical therapy.
March 18, 2023
Barb is exceptionally knowledgeable, professional, and caring with attention to detail.
February 21, 2023
Barb always explains the treatment program very clearly and has a very positive attitude while doing so. I find this very encouraging.
January 5, 2023
Very helpful, works hard to fit you, great listener and problem solver
December 8, 2022
Barb is very knowledgeable and professional which puts you completely at ease with the exercises she asks you to work on.
December 6, 2022
Takes time to really understand injury and problems associated to tailor treatment for best outcome.
November 23, 2022
Knowledgeable, prepared, and kind.
October 18, 2022
Barb is SO INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE and SO GOOD at what she does!! She amazes me every time with how she recognizes the mechanism of injury and what to do to correct that with her PT. She is kind and thoughtful and gives 150 percent of herself to all her patients! I truly don’t know what I’d do without her!!!
October 7, 2022
Barbs professional approach, advice and caring could not be more appreciated. I felt so much better after seeing her and confident that things will get better under her care.
October 6, 2022
Excellent treatment. Barb has been helping me for a long time and is an integral part of my pain management. She is a great diagnostician and provides helpful information for healing.
October 3, 2022
Barb is very friendly and knowledgeable...makes you feel comfortable immediately!
August 31, 2022
Barb is an excellent PT. She always has her clients best interests in mind and truly cares about them, both physically and mentally.
August 25, 2022
Provider Barb Palas assessed, analyzed the pain in my hand and treated with expertise and professionalism. Barb was “solutions oriented.” Thank you!
August 24, 2022
Barb has such a great understanding of muscles, connective tissue, & much more than I know to say. She has observational skills to assess the clients she helps. I trust her & respect her. And I know that the orthopaedic department has great respect for her. I come away from treatment with an understanding of the why’s & wherefore’s of stretches & exercises I’m given. She is brilliant.
July 11, 2022
Barb Palas is kind, knowledgeable, wonderful physical therapist!!
June 24, 2022
I don’t know that I have enough room to write all the wonderful ways Barb Palas helped our daughter throughout the last couple years. She taught her so many amazing things, built her strength up, encouraged her on the tough days, and made her laugh and smile each session! Because of her, our daughter has decided that her path in life is to become a Physical Therapist so she can help others like Barb! We could not be more proud and are so incredibly thankful for Barb!!
May 31, 2022
I appreciate how thoroughly Barb explains condition & treatment plan.
May 23, 2022
She’s knowledgeable, thorough, helpful and works really hard to see you when needed despite how busy she is. She has helped both me and my family with a wide variety of issues. She stays up to date on current medical practices.
April 30, 2022
Barb Palas is the most qualified, competent, and caring therapist I have ever known or used!
April 14, 2022
Barb was amazing. She has a very calming demeanor and is easy to talk with. She was able to pin point areas that needed to be addressed and did so with precision and patient comfort forward actions. I am very glad I am able to work with her and the staff at McFarland PT North.
March 31, 2022
Barb Palus and her PT Team at the North Clinic continue to exceed my expectations. The entire team from the reception desk to the treatment area demonstrates an amazing culture of being professional, capable, personable and caring. I have benefited from their care and feel blessed to have this resource available. Barb provides the leadership and sets an example for her team to follow. Thanks!
March 28, 2022
Barb is a very skilled, personable, compassionate PT. She is “real” and is easy to connect with. She is always seeking to improve her skills and also seems to have good communication with the docs.
March 17, 2022
Barb Palas was professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Her expertise, treatments and exercises are helpful for symptoms and improve the quality of my health.
December 30, 2021
Barb has an uncanny ability to encourage and correct in a way that is empowering. She also is a great diagnostician and can figure out what muscle needs attention to help with movement and reduce pain.
December 9, 2021
General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Orthotic Fabrication/ Assessment, TMJ
Joined McFarland Clinic
Education & Professional Certification
- State of Iowa Licensure; National Athletic Trainer Association, 1995
- Sports Certified Specialist; ATC
Northwestern, Orange City, IA,
- BS - 1983-1987
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- Masters of Physical Therapy, 1987-1989
- Mary Greeley Medical Center, Ames, IA
- Dreyer Medical Clinic, Aurora, IL;
- Zabloki VA Hospital, Milwaukee, WI