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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.


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


    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.

    Nicolle Samuels, MSPT, CLT-LANA, MLD/CDT Instructor, CWS, CKTP

    Director of Rehabilitation and Wellness Services


    • 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."

    Sara Nelson, DPT, Aq

    Physical Therapist


    • 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
    • Certified Aquaticist
    • Pediatrics
    • Certified Aquaticist
    • Certified Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner
    • Matter of Balance - Master Balance Trainer

    "I love working with the patients in our state-of-the-art pool. I am always amazed how people can move easier and have less pain while in the water."

    Jessica Rozeboom, DPT, CKTP

    Jessica Rozeboom, DPTPhysical Therapist


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

    Areas of interest/specialization

    • Bilingual
    • Orthopedics
    • Pelvic Health
    • Parkinson's Treatment (LSVT BIG clinician)
    • Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner
    • Trained in Functional Dry Needling
    • Certified Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner

    "I enjoy working with a variety of patients; from individuals dealing with orthopedic issues, to those who want to improve their movement despite their Parkinson's disease. I enjoy communicating and working with people to help get them back to their daily life and doing what they want to do; whether it's playing sports or getting up from a chair."

    Nicholas Albers, PT, DPT

    Physical Therapist


    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – 2012, University of South Dakota
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – 2015, University of South Dakota

    Areas of interest/specialization

    • Orthopedics
    • Certified sound assisted soft tissue mobilization practitioner
    • Return to work rehabilitation and functional job evaluations

    “I enjoy working with a wide range of orthopedic issues from the neck all the way down to the foot. Low back pain and chronic pain are areas that particularly interest me. The human body is meant to move and I love helping people reach their full potential to achieve pain free movement.”


    Occupational therapy interventions enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health 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 with the greatest level of independence and satisfaction. 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, CEES

    Occupational Therapist


    • Bachelor of Arts in Biology – Health Professions – 2007, Northwestern College
    • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – 2010, The University of South Dakota
    • Doctorate of Occupational Therapy – 2015, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

    Areas of interest/specialization

    • Hand/Upper Extremity Rehabilitation
    • Ergonomics (Certified Ergonomic Evaluator Specialist)
    • Sensory Integration
    • Parkinson's Treatment (LSVT BIG clinician)
    • Certified Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Practitioner

    “Working with people of all ages is rewarding, as I am able to assist them with meaningful participation in activities throughout their lifespan. I am encouraged by the human spirit and willpower to achieve their goals and overcome life’s obstacles.”


    Speech-language pathology is 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, MA, CCC-SLP

    Speech Therapist


    • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders – 1985, South Dakota State University
    • Master of Art in Speech Language Pathology – 1988, University of South Dakota

    Areas of Interest/Specialization

    • Dysphagia
    • Head/Neck Cancer
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Swallowing
    • Communication deficits in the geriatric population
    • Vital Stim

    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.


    Don't let the stresses of your day get you all knotted up! Get relaxing relief with a therapeutic massage from our specialists at Hegg Memorial Health Center Massage Therapy.

    Our therapeutic massage therapists are available to provide relaxation and relief from muscle tension and stress. Therapeutic massage can be an important part of a personal health and fitness program. Massage has powerful healing qualities that can help counteract the debilitating effects of under use and overuse of our bodies by mobilizing the body's natural and healing resources.

    Benefits of Therapeutic Massage Treatments

    • Relief from stress
    • Relief of muscle tension and stiffness
    • Reduction of muscle spasm
    • Enhance overall well being
    • Nourish the skin
    • Improve blood pressure and circulation
    • Increase lymph fluid circulation
    • Improve range of motion
    • Reduce mental and physical fatigue
    • Improve sleep

    Pre-Natal Massage

    Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. Not only is it a healthy way to reduce stress, it also promotes overall wellness and relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy (backache, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling).

    Our therapist takes extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable. The bodyCushion system is designed to provide optimal support and comfort for pregnant women when lying in the face down position.

    Our patients have found comfort during their pregnancy by receiving pre-natal massages.

    "I love that I can lay on my stomach at 36 weeks and receive my massage with no pressure at all!"


    Schedule your appointment at the Hegg Rehab & Wellness Center front office, call (712) 476-8080, or online. Services are available to Wellness Center members and non-members.

    Sessions are available in 30 minute intervals up to 90 minute sessions.

    We want you to benefit from the full treatment session, so be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in and dressing time. If you will be late, please call us. If you are late, this will shorten your session.

    Gift Certificates

    Gift certificates may be purchased for any of our services and expire twelve months from the date of purchase.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    How should I dress?

    You should wear loose fitting clothing so you can expose the area that we will be evaluating and treating. For example, if you have a knee problem, it is best to wear shorts. For a should problem, a tank top is a good choice, and for low back problems, wear a loose fitting shirt and pants, again so we can perform a thorough examination.

    How long will each treatment last? How often will I need to visit?

    Treatment sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes per visit. You may need one visit or you may need months of care. It depends on your diagnosis, the severity of your impairments, your past medical history, etc.

    Why is physical therapy a good choice?

    More than half of all Americans are suffering from pain. Whether it is a recent episode or chronic, an ABC News/Stanford study revealed that pain in America is a serious problem. However, many do not even know that physical therapists are well equipped to not only treat pain but also its source.

    Physical therapists are experts at treating movement and neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. Pain often accompanies a movement disorder, and physical therapists can help correct the disorder and relieve the pain.