Rehabilitation

Our experienced and specialized therapists utilize state of the art equipment and techniques to treat a wide range of conditions through physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Services are provided from pediatric through geriatric ages and may include hospital based, home health, and outpatient rehabilitation. Our philosophy is to provide individualized and patient-centered care in a rural environment, while also offering highly specialized interventions that are unique to the area.

Physical therapy is the evaluation and treatment of injuries or impairments in order to prevent, correct, minimize or alleviate physical injury. Physical therapy is a health care profession which provides services to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout life. Physical therapy is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well being.

Interventions your therapist may utilize:

  • Adaptive equipment training and recommendations
  • Apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and voice disorder recovery
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired
  • Cancer related rehabilitation
  • Cognitive training
  • Compression garment fitting
  • Custom foot orthotics
  • Dry Needling
  • Energy conservation
  • Ergonomic assessments and postural training
  • Feeding management
  • Functional retraining for activities of daily living
  • Hand therapy
  • Home assessments for safety
  • Industrial medicine and work hardening
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Lymphedema and swelling management
  • Neurological and balance training
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson’s Treatment
  • Pelvic pain and incontinence issues
  • Perinatal (pregnancy related) therapy
  • Prosthetic/orthotic training and splinting/bracing
  • Provision of alternative communication devices and strategies
  • Receptive/expressive language restoration
  • Self care and home management training
  • Sensory integration training
  • Swallowing
  • Swallowing studies
  • Torticollis treatment and management
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Visual-perceptual training
  • Wheelchair and mobility training
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Wound care

 

Occupational therapy interventions enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health or live better with illness, injury or disability. Occupational Therapy incorporates meaningful and purposeful occupation to enable people with limitations or impairments to participate in everyday life. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life with the greatest level of independence and satisfaction. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enhancing the individual’s ability to participate, by modifying the environment, or by adapting the activity to better support participation.

Speech-language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person’s speech, language, cognition, voice, or swallowing. Therapy includes rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits resulting in difficulty with and/or swallowing. Speech-language pathologists address people’s speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and language needs.

About Nicolle Samuels, MSPT, CLT-LANA, CWS, CKTP, MLD/CDT Instructor

Specialties
– Wound Management
– Lymphedema/swelling
– Custom compression garmet fitting
– Kinesiotaping

Certifications
– Certified Wound Specialist
– Lymphology Association of North America – Certified Lymphedema Therapist
– Certified Garment Fitter
– Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
– Certified Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner

Education
– Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy, The University of South Dakota
– Master of Science in Physical Therapy, The University of South Dakota

“I take pride in leading our excellent team of therapists and support staff at Hegg’s state of the art rehabilitation and wellness center.  I continue to treat patients clinically and enjoy working with the entire medical team to find solutions for chronic wounds and swelling conditions.”


About Sara Nelson, PT, DPT, Aq

Specialties/Certifications
– Certified Aquaticist (Aq)
– Master Trainer for Matter of Balance
– Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization certified

Education
– Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
– Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of North Dakota

“I enjoy my job because I enjoy getting to know my patients and help them achieve their goals and hopefully improve their life.”


About Jessica Hansen,DPT, CKTP

Specialties/Certifications
– Orthopedic conditions
– LSVT BIG program for Parkinson Disease
– Dry Needling
– Women’s Health
– Bilingual

Education
– Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, South Dakota State University
– Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Mayo School of Health Sciences

“I enjoy helping people realize they can improve their strength and function no matter their age or condition, and return to living their best life.”


About Nicolas Albers, PT, DPT, MTC

Specialties/Certifications
– Certified in Manual Therapy
– General Orthopedics
– Blood flow restriction training
– Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

Education
– Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of South Dakota
– Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota

 


About Brock Bills, DPT, ATC

Specialties/Certifications
– Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization certified
– Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
– Sports and active population

Education
– Bachelors in Athletic Training, Augustana College
– Doctorate in Physical Therapy, University of South Dakota

“I enjoy working with a wide range of ages and diagnoses to help improve their function and decrease pain to ultimately achieve their own specific goals.”


About Danielle Rowland, OTD, OTR/L, CEES

Specialties/Certifications
– Upper Extremity Orthopedic Rehabilitation
– Ergonomic evaluations/WorkWell Specialist
– Sensory Intervention for children and adults
– Dementia Care Specialist
– LSVT BIG Parkinson’s Clinician

Education
– Bachelors of Arts in Biology-Health Professions, Northwestern College
– Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy, The University of South Dakota
– Doctor of Occupational Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

“As an Occupational Therapist we look at the whole person and how we can better facilitate function for optimal engagement in meaningful everyday activities. It’s exciting to be able to collaborate with people of various ages and backgrounds to enhance their quality of life and optimal performance.”


About Patty Halse, MA, CCC-SLP

Specialties/Certifications
– SOS – a feeding program for children to help them successfully transition to table food
– LSVT LOUD – a speech intelligibility program for adults who have Parkinson Disease
– VITALSTIM – a neuromuscular electrical stimulation therapy to enhance swallow in adults
– Dementia and the Capacity for Learning, with special interests in neurological diseases
– Dysphagia
– Head/NeckCancer
– Neurological Disorders

Education
– Speech Language Pathology, University of South Dakota

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