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Physical Therapy

Regional West’s Rehab Center is the only rehab clinic in the area to provide both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy. Because we offer a full range of care, our patients enjoy a seamless transition from being a hospital patient to continuing rehab after their dismissal. In fact, some staff members work with both inpatients and outpatients, so you will see familiar, caring faces throughout your rehab journey.

Rehab Center’s physical therapists have advanced training in numerous areas, including:

  • Manual therapy
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Spinal rehabilitation
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Assistive technology
  • Rehabilitation ultrasound imaging for spine rehabilitation
  • Wound care

Our strengths

  • Our goal is to see each new referral within 24 hours of the initial request. 
  • Clinical expertise of Rehab Center staff is unmatched in the region. Many of our therapists have specialty certifications and our size allows therapists to focus on specific areas of practice. The Rehab Center is the only local clinic with therapists who are specialty certified in the areas of orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Two therapists are certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), one practicing in pediatrics and one with adult neurological patients.  
  • We are the only physical therapy clinic in the area with a therapy pool. 
  • Our testing and rehabilitation equipment is unrivaled in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming, which allows us to provide the most complete diagnosis and treatment to our patients. Our equipment includes a Balance Master, isokinetic testing and rehabilitation, and ultrasound imaging for rehabilitation. 
  • Because we are a full-service rehabilitation clinic, our patients can receive multiple therapies in one visit, and have care coordinated by our therapy professionals. You just have to make one phone call and we’ll take care of the rest. 
  • The Rehab Center is located in the same building or adjacent to most physician offices so you’re not spending precious time driving all over town to physician and therapy appointments.

What role does a physical therapist play in my care?
A physical therapist (PT) is an expert in movement. The Rehab Center’s physical therapists often work in concert with our occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists to help patients achieve their goals to move better and maximize their function. These goals may range from activities such as being able to get up from a chair, to returning to the basketball court after an injury.

Physical therapists evaluate each patient and determine what problems need to be addressed for the patient to improve and meet their goals. Our therapists use a variety of treatments to improve our patients’ conditions:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Balance training  

Education plays a major role in physical therapy. Patients are provided with information about their specific condition as well as topics such as posture, body mechanics, and exercise.

Meet your physical therapists and physical therapist assistants
Inpatient Physical Therapists
Cynthia Almquist
Sara Dana
Gene McDowell
Amy Mikesell, Certified in Wound Care
Lori Mikesell (Also pool therapy), Certified in Geriatrics
Nichole Nelson

Inpatient Physical Therapist Assistants
Adrian Jantzi
Jeff Koza (Also pool therapy)       
Terri Yanke

Outpatient Physical Therapists
Charlene Bevins, Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment
Karen Dunovan, Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist; Certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment 
Scott Edwards, Cerified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Kristin Heimerman
Jim Holscher (Home Health)
Dawn McKown, Certified Assistive Technology Professional; Certified Athletic Trainer
Nichole Nelson
Henri Preels (Spine Clinic), Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy
Brent Rawlings, Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist; Certified Manual Physical Therapist

 



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