Medical Services

Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

The Clarinda Regional Health Center Rehabilitation Department offers Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy. CRHC Rehabilitation programs are offered as both In-Patient and Out-Patient services provided with a physician's referral.

For questions or scheduling questions call the Rehabilitation Department at (712) 542-8224. To email questions to our Rehabilitation Department click here.

Physical Therapy treatment often consists of exercises and modalities for strengthening and healing of injuries or pain in all areas of the body such as the shoulder, back, hips, knees and feet. Therapists also work with patients to improve their balance and walking abilities. Aquatic Therapy is available on an Out-Patient basis and is done in the pool at the Clarinda Lied Center.

Occupational Therapy treatment is provided for injuries and pain in the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Occupational Therapists conduct evaluations to improve ergonomic practices within the workplace. The OT will also make recommendations for home safety modifications, as well as adaptive equipment to improve safety and independence with activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing.

Speech Therapy treatment includes assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Speech, language, and swallowing difficulties can result from a variety of causes including stroke, brain injury or deterioration, developmental delays or disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, voice pathology, mental retardation, hearing loss, or emotional problems. Our speech therapist will develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient's needs.

The Rehabilitation Department is located in the south end of the hospital. Appointments for the PT/OT Department are scheduled between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. The Speech Therapist is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment.

 

Personal Training Program

What can you expect from the personal training program?

  • Periodic fitness assessments and evaluations
  • Individualized exercise program
  • Quality professional guidance and assistance
  • Safe, balanced workouts with proper technique
  • Motivation and accountability
  • Combination of strength, cardiovascular, balance, and flexibility training
  • Nutrition education
  • Comfortable workout environment

Nikki Rengstorf, BS, CPT, is a Northwest Missouri State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Wellness. Nikki has 9 years experience working in the health and wellness field. She has 5 years experience as a NETA-Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor.

Appointments can be made with Nikki by calling the Rehabilitation Department at (712) 542-8224.

 

rehabilitation staff

Peggy Marriott, PT

Peggy Marriott, PT, received her B.S. in Biology/Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University. She received a Masters of Physical Therapy and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is certified to make sole support orthotics and is an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Class Instructor. Peggy is also certified in hippotherapy (the use of horses in Physical Therapy), has advanced training in Myofascial Release, and has experience with pediatrics, stroke, aquatics, sports, geriatrics, and patients in the inpatient, outpatient, nursing home and home health setting.

Kevin Ketter, PT

Kevin Ketter, PT, received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Kansas University.

Jill Smolczyk, PT

Jill Smolczyk, PT, received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of South Dakota. She received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Sue Smith, OTR/L, CLT

Sue Smith, OTR/L, CLT, graduated from Creighton University. She is an Ergonomic and Lymphedema specialist. Sue is able to offer Lymphedema massage and exercise for post-mastectomy and lymphatic system drainage. In addition to her OT experience, Sue has extensive training in ergonomics, fitting workers to the workplace using proper body mechanics. Sue is also able to make recommendations for use of adaptive equipment to increase their independence with daily living skills. She is also trained for SAEBO Flex Splint Therapy for post-stroke patients.

Travis Miller, Speech Therapist

Travis Miller is a certified speech pathologist having received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Iowa and his Master of Science in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Ed Beatty, PTA

Ed Beatty is a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). He graduated from Colby Community College in 1991 with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. Ed is licensed in Iowa as a PTA and spent 4 years in the U.S. Air Force (1984-88) as an Emergency Medical Specialist at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Mike Hartman, PTA

Mike Hartman is a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA). He is a graduate of Clarkson College . Mike works with hospital inpatients, outpatients and home health patients.

Lora Hicks, PT Tech/Secretary

Lora Hicks an Iowa Western Community College graduate. Besides helping with office duties Lora is also responsible for the PT Maintenance Program for patients who no longer benefit from therapy but need to maintain their present exercises.

Adam Lawrence, PT Tech/Secretary

Adam Lawrence has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. Besides helping with scheduling, Adam assists the PT, OT and Speech Therapy Staff.