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Floyd Valley Hospital

Floyd Valley Hospital
714 Lincoln Street NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
712-546-7871
800-642-6074

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.

Features

  • 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

Physical Therapists

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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Occupational Therapists

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)