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Floyd Valley Hospital

Floyd Valley Hospital
714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031

Physical and Occupational Therapy

The valuable final product of the Floyd Valley Hospital Physical Medicine Department is a patient who has decreased pain, improved function, has been educated so he/she can maintain his/her condition, and feels that he/she has been cared for as a unique and important individual.

Contact the Physical Medicine Department at 712-546-3377 or 800-642-6074 x3377 or email.


  • A spacious 1500 square foot gym area with state-of-the-art rehabilitation equipment right at Floyd Valley Hospital
  • Six physical and three occupational therapists with skills in varying specialties and expertise
  • Dedicated staff that provides competent, customized and caring treatment to decrease pain, improve function and assist patients in maintaining or improving their condition after treatment
  • A facility open from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, but with therapists available as a patient's needs arise
  • Staff may provide services for inpatients, outpatients or through the Home Health Department
  • Therapists provide services to the community on-site, at special events, give wellness and injury prevention presentations and conduct ergonomic evaluations at local companies and businesses
  • Equipment available includes: strength training equipment, the ADL (assisted daily living) lab and the unweighing device for rehabilitation of strokes, head injuries and spinal stenosis

Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

  • Arthritis
  • Athletic injuries
  • Back and/or neck pain
  • Brain injury and stroke rehabilitation
  • Ergonomics, workplace assessment and treatment of injuries
  • F.A.S.T. (Functional Agility Speed Training) - ground-based athletic performance enhancement program
  • Home Health Industrial Medicine - workman's compensation
  • LSVT BIG (Parkinson's Disease Therapy)
  • Lymphedema
  • Neck and/or back pain
  • Oncology Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine for schools and game coverage
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation (Inner ear disfunction)
  • Women's Health Issues (Incontinence Training and Osteoporosis)

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Activities of Daily Living Lab (ADL Lab)
  • Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hand Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Feeding Clinic
  • Sensory Integration
  • Use of Adaptive Equipment

Therapists and Their Concentrations

Jerry DeWit, PT

Degree:  Masters of Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University

Began in Physical Therapy:  1994

Special Interest:  Stroke Rehabilitation

Hobbies:  Basketball and Golf

Troy Henrich, PT

Degree:  Masters of Physical Therapy from Saint Ambrose University

Began in Physical Therapy:  2002

Certifications:  DSI Work Solutions Certified

Special Interest:  Orthopaedics, Ergonomics and Vertigo Treatment

Hobbies:  Exercise, Hunting and Fishing

Genise Jentz, PT

Orthopaedics, Pediatrics and Vestibular Rehabilitation

Tarah Kooima, PT, DPT

Degree:  Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University

Began in Physical Therapy:  2012

Previous Experience:  Clinicals in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics and Neurology

Special Interest:  Orthopaedics

Hobbies:  Golfing, Running and Traveling

Anthony (Tony) Peyton, PT

Arthritis, Athletics, Ergonomics, Orthopedics and Workplace

Stephanie Raih, DPT

Geriatrics, Orthopedics and LSVT BIG (Parkinson's Disease)

Amanda Conrad, PTA

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Julie Schwickerath, PTA

Degree:  Physical Therapy Assistant Certified through Western Iowa Tech Community College

Began in Physical Therapy:  1999

Previous Experience:  Have been employed by Therapeutic Health Services through Floyd Valley Hospital since 1999

Special Interest:  Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Home Health and Nursing Home visits

Hobbies:  Gardening, Fishing and Golf

Nichole Thoms, PTA

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Sheri Ahlrich, OTR/L

Degree:  Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy from College of Saint Catherine

Began in Physical Therapy:  1998

Previous Work Experience:  Home Health in Omaha, NE and Ames, IA; Nursing Facilities in Omaha, NE; and On With Life in Ankeny, IA

Special Interest:  Neurology, Physical Disabilities and Home Health

Hobbies:  Family (including my spouse and 3 children)

Erin Schroeder, OT

Neurologic, Pediatrics and Pediatric Feeding Clinic

Linda Timperley, OT

Geriatrics, Pediatrics and Pediatric Feeding Clinic

Alison Vlieger, MSOTR/L

Degree:  Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of South Dakota

Began in Physical Therapy:  2011

Special Interest:  Upper Extremity Rehabilitation, Hand Rehabilitation and Stroke Rehabilitation

Hobbies:  Digital Scrapbooking, Volleyball, Cooking / Baking and spending time with my kids (3yo and 7 mo)