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Rehabilitation Services

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.

Rehabilitation

Therapist intervention includes providing prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, intervention, management, counseling, and follow-up services of the following disorders:

  • Orthopedic, sports and generalized therapy
  • Hegg Physical TherapistsPain management
  • Industrial medicine and work hardening
  • Visual-perceptual training
  • Cognitive training
  • Neurological and balance training
  • Ergonomic assessments and postural training
  • Wound care
  • Pelvic pain and incontinence issues
  • Receptive/expressive language restoration
  • Hand therapy
  • Provision of alternative communication devices and strategies
  • Lymphedema and swelling management
  • Cancer related rehabilitation
  • Swallowing studies
  • Perinatal (pregnancy related) therapy
  • Wheelchair seating and positioning
  • Home assessments for safety
  • Adaptive equipment training and recommendations
  • Apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and voice disorder recovery
  • Self care and home management training
  • Compression garment fitting
  • Wheelchair and mobility training
  • Visual perceptual deficits
  • Functional retraining for activities of daily living
  • Sensory integration training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Prosthetic/orthotic training and splinting/bracing
  • Feeding management
  • Energy conservation
  • Aural rehabilitation for the hearing impaired
  • Pessary fittings for vaginal prolapse and pre-term labor
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Custom foot orthotic fabrication
  • Kinesiotaping

Physical Therapy

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.

Nicole Samuels, MSPT, CLT-LANA, CWA, MLD/CDT CKTP Instructor

Nicolle SamuelsDirector of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy/Biology – 1997, University of South Dakota
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy - 2001, University of South Dakota

Areas of interest/specialization

  • Certified Lymphedema (swelling) Therapist – Lymphedema Association of North America
  • Certified Wound Specialist – American Academy of Wound Management
  • Certified Complete Decongestive Therapy Instructor – Academy of Lymphatic Studies
  • Certified Compression Garment Fitter – numerous vendors
  • Educating Medical and Physical Therapy students as well as the general public
  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner

"I enjoy treating patients with wounds and swelling issues because I can visually see the improvements. Treatment is rewarding as patients often feel as though they’ve ‘tried everything and been everywhere’ before receiving successful care."

Amber Jansen, DPT

Amber JansenPhysical Therapist

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science – 2006, Augustana College
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – 2009, University of South Dakota

Areas of interest/specialization

  • Women's health
  • Incontinence and pelvic pain
  • Chronic pain

"I am passionate about helping people of all ages hindered with pain and functional limitations return to doing the things they love the most. I enjoy using a variety of treatment strategies tailored specifically to each individual in order to meet patient goals for returning to their normal lifestyle."

Sara Nelson, DPT

Sara NelsonPhysical Therapist

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology – 2007, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – 2010, University of North Dakota

Areas of interest/specialization

  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

"I am excited to learn about vestibular rehab and learn new treatment strategies. I also enjoy treating all other diagnoses and like watching their progression."

Jessica Rozeboom, DPT

Jessica Rozeboom, DPTPhysical Therapist

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish - 2009, South Dakota State University
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – 2012, Mayo School of Health Sciences

Areas of interest/specialization

  • Orthopedics

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy interventions enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent—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. 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.

Danielle Rowland, MS, OTR/L

Danielle WyntheinOccupational Therapist

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology-Health Professions - 2007
    Northwestern College
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy -2010
    The University of South Dakota

Areas of interest/specialization

  • Hand/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
  • Ergonomics
  • Sensory Integration

"I love being able to assist patients in regaining or learning new skills necessary for participation in meaningful daily occupations. I also enjoy being challenged to provide patient's with therapy that is purposeful and engaging, focused specifically on activities they enjoy."

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologyis 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.

Patty Halse, SLP

Speech Therapist

Education

  • Master's Degree in Communication Disorders – 1988, University of South Dakota

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • Swallowing
  • Communication deficits in the geriatric population

Recent training includes strategy to increase communication with Dementia patients, tube feeding in the elderly and informed consent for the Dysphagia patient in rehab/palliative care.