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Avera Therapy

When pain and stiffness increase the difficulty of doing the things you love, Avera Therapy is here to help. Whether it is a recent sprain, a sports injury or arthritis, Avera Therapy can help you move better, feel better and live better.

Our rehabilitation teams are found across the region and provide a broad range of services including physical, occupational and speech therapy.

  • Physical therapy treats injuries and diseases using therapeutic exercise and other hands-on techniques that focus on alleviating pain and improving posture, strength, endurance, balance, coordination and joint mobility.
  • Occupational therapy treats issues that arise from a disruption in a person’s occupations. Occupation is everything that people do to occupy themselves including taking care of personal needs, activities that allow one to enjoy life, achieving developmental milestones or work. Occupational therapy can increase independence with a variety of diagnoses including: Parkinson’s disease, stroke, painful hands and arms, spinal cord injury, diabetes, congenital heart failure, mental illnesses, dementia, Alzheimer’s, developmental delays, autism, lymphedema, wounds, fractures, joint replacements, etc.
  • Speech therapy addresses issues with communication, memory, problem solving, swallowing, sound production, stuttering and voice for all ages.

Therapy Services

At Avera Therapy, we focus on the patient, customizing treatment plans for each individual’s needs. Our goal is to lessen pain, improve movement, restore strength and reach goals.

Therapy services

  • Women’s health
    • Incontinence
    • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Hand therapy
    • Carpal tunnel
    • Tendon conditions
    • Nerve conditions
    • Arthritis/inflammation
  • Orthopedic rehabilitation
    • Post-joint replacement surgery
    • Common orthopedic injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Lymphedema management
  • Pediatric therapy
    • Developmental delays
    • Injury
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Sports therapy
    • Concussion
    • Injury
  • Change in mobility
    • Wheelchair sitting
    • Walkers / canes and crutch assessments
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Dizziness
    • Balance
  • Occupational health
    • Ergonomics
    • Injury prevention
    • Job placement assessments
    • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Neurologic rehabilitation

    • Stroke
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease management /LSVT Big and Loud program

Locations & Therapy Providers



Avera Holy Family Hospital

826 N. Eighth St.
Estherville, IA 51334
Phone: 712-362-6118
Fax: 712-362-6331

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Molly Jo Anderson, PT, MPT, Manager of Rehabilitation Services
  • Laura Edmonds, MA CCC/SLP
  • Heidi Farquhar, MA CCC/SLP
  • Rory Johnston, OTR/L
  • Rachel Anderson, PTA
  • Sandra Teachout, PTA


Floyd Valley Hospital Avera

714 Lincoln St. NE
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-3377
Fax: 712-546-3472

Monday – Wednesday, Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Jerry De Wit, PT
  • Troy Henrich, PT
  • Genise Jentz, PT
  • Tarah Kooima, PT, DPT
  • Anthony Peyton, PT
  • Steph Raih, PT, DPT
  • Sheri Ahlrich, OTR/L
  • Erin Schroeder, OTR/L
  • Linda Timperley, OTR/L
  • Alison Vlieger, OTR/L
  • Alissa Brady, MA.CCC-SLP
  • Treva Graves, MA.CCC-SLP
  • Connie Hanson, MA.CCC-SLP
  • Amanda Conrad, PTA
  • Julie Schwickerath, PTA
  • Nichole Thoms, PTA

Rock Valley

Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera

1202 21st Ave.
Rock Valley, IA 51247
Phone: 712-476-8080
Fax: 712-476-2710

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Mallory Boor, PT, DPT
  • Sara Nelson, PT, DPT, Aq
  • Jessica Rozeboom, PT, DPT, CKTP
  • Nicolle Samuels, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA, CWS, CKTP
  • Danielle Rowland, MS, OTR/L



Big Stone Therapies, Inc.

Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center
300 S. Bruce St.
Marshall, MN 56258
Phone: 507-537-9172
Fax: 507-537-2728

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Jade Baxley, PT, DPT
  • Janet Bottelberghe, PT
  • Joe Brockway, PT, DPT
  • Laura Mikkelsen, PT, DPT
  • Andrew Schotzko, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Amanda Beranek, OTR/L
  • Jill Jacobs, OTR/L
  • Melinda Steffl, OTR/L
  • Jody Oetken, MA/CCC-SLP
  • Abbey Olson, MS/CCC-SLP
  • Traci Pagel, MS/CCC-SLP
  • Kristen Almich, PTA
  • Gail Beck, COTA/L
  • Jill Runia, PTA
  • Nate Thomsen, PTA


Pipestone County Medical Center & Family Clinic Avera

916 Fourth Ave. SW
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-6054
Fax: 507-825-6148

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Debbie Reinert, PT, MPT
  • Matt Rollag, PT, DPT
  • Theresa Stangle, PT, DPT, CKTP
  • Marit Sterud, PT, DPT
  • Lori Dump, OT
  • Brenda Hulstein, OT
  • Martha Femrite, PTA
  • Kim Uilk, PTA



Avera Creighton Hospital

1503 Main St.
Creighton, NE 68729
Phone: 402-358-5732
Fax: 402-358-5940

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Thomas Ostronic, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Joan Lilly, OTR/L
  • Suzanne Gubbels, PTA

Speech Therapy is available but contracted.


Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital

300 N. Second St.
O’Neill, NE 68763
Phone: 402-336-5165
Fax: 402-336-2963

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Blake Bollwitt, PT
  • Cameron Everitt, PT
  • Elliot Neuheisel, PT
  • Jenny Pfeiffer, OT
  • Amy Scott, OT
  • Kim Ahlers, PTA
  • Alison Olson, PTA
  • Holly Young, OTA

South Dakota


Avera St. Luke’s Therapy Center

805 First Ave. SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Phone: 605-622-5878
Fax: 605-622- 5888

Monday – Thursday | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Weekend outpatient therapy available by special appointment only.

  • Chris Albrecht, PT, DPT
  • Carl Bot, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Chad Falken, PT, MPT, SCS, ATC
  • Jason Gauer, PT, MPT, PRC
  • Michelle Johnson, PT, MPT
  • Scott Kram, PT, OCS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • Sherry McNulty, PT, MPT, CEEAA
  • Tonya J. Myers, PT, MPT
  • Leonard Suel, PT, DPT


Avera Therapy - Brandon

103 N. Splitrock Blvd.
Brandon, SD 57005
Phone: 605-582-3908
Fax: 605-582-3349

Monday – Friday | 7:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Deb Eberspacher, PT, MPT
  • Kathy Koehn, PT, MPT
  • Julia Schlekeway, PT, DPT


Avera Medical Group Brookings, A Department of Brookings Health System

400 22nd Ave.
Brookings, SD 57006
Phone: 605-697-7336
Fax: 605-697-9618

Monday – Thursday | 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Monica Haar, PT, DPT
  • Ashley Hubregtse, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Kip Kludt, PT, MPT
  • Chuck McCullough, PT, DPT, CEES, CHT
  • Kim Holzer, PTA
  • Alexis Thuringer, PTA
  • Dodie Walsh, PTA

De Smet

Avera De Smet Memorial Hospital

306 Prairie Ave. SW
De Smet, SD 57231
Phone: 605-854-3329
Fax: 605-854-3161

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Gale Anderson, PT, DPT
  • Patti Larson, PT, ATC
  • Kelsey McCune, PTA

Dell Rapids

Avera Dells Area Hospital

909 N. Iowa Ave.
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
Phone: 605-428-2445
Fax: 605-428-2412

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Ron Tibke, PT, Manager
  • Megan Kaufman, PT, DPT


Eureka Community Health Services Avera

410 Ninth St.
Eureka, SD 57437
Phone: 605-284-2661
Fax: 605-284-2574

Monday – Friday | 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Miriam Hughes, PT, DPT, CLT


Avera Flandreau Hospital

214 N. Prairie St.
Flandreau, SD 57028
Phone: 605-997-5681
Fax: 605-997-2380

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Jody VerHey, PT, MPT, CSCS
  • Julie Stroup, PT, ATC
  • Elsie Schwing, PTA


Avera Gregory Hospital

400 Park Ave.
P.O. Box 408
Gregory, SD 57533
Phone: 605-835-5190
Fax: 605-835-5479

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Jennifer Hannifan-Diekmann, PT, MPT
  • Justin Hood, PT, DPT, ATC
  • McKenzie Randall, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Sandy Oleson, OTR contracted
  • Tania Witt, CCC-SLP contracted
  • Jada Sundquist, PTA


Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital

300 W. Fifth St.
Miller, SD 57362
Phone: 605-853-0350
Fax: 605-853-0331

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Tim Haiar, PT, DPT
  • Amber Saienga, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Noelle Tvedt, PT, MPT
  • Heather McDonnell, PTA
  • Bobbi Joe Peterson, PTA


Avera Advanced Physical Therapy

409 S. Ohlman St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: 605-996-4552

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – By appointment

  • Jeff Lee, MPT, ATC

Avera University Physical Therapy

2100 N. Kimball St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Phone: 605-996-8712

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Weekends – By appointment

  • Jon Kludt, PT
  • Craig Magee, PT
  • Chris Marek, PT, ATC
  • Ben Nebelsick, PT
  • Amy Weier, PT


Avera St. Benedict Health Center

401 W. Glynn Drive
Parkston, SD 57366
Phone: 605-928-3311, ext. 179
Fax: 605-928-4418

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Occasionally open until 5 p.m.)

  • Heather Hisek-Prunty, PT, MPT, CKTP, LLCC
  • Denise Leischner, PT, DPT, CKTP
  • Rebecca Shultz, PT, DPT
  • Amanda Whittington, PT, DPT


Avera St. Mary’s Hospital

801 E. Sioux Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-224-3426
Fax: 605-224-3426

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Teresa Duncan, PT, DPT, EMT
  • Darcy Jones, PT, MPT, ATC
  • Debbie Holland, PT
  • Janet Kahler, PT
  • Brian Poelstra, PT, ATC
  • John Rounds, PT, DPT
  • Joanne Sarringar, PT
  • Ann Shoup, PT, MPT
  • Amy Weller, PT, MPT
  • Kayla Grutz, MS, OTR/L
  • Carrie Larson, MS, OTR/L
  • Jill M. Richardson, OTR/L
  • Jackie Protexter, MA CCC-SLP
  • Becky Gruba, LMT
  • Denea King, LPN
  • Becky Bergeson, RN
  • Sharon Litton, COTA/L
  • Deb Osier, PTA
  • Nikki Schnabel, PTA


Platte Health Center Avera

601 E. Seventh St.
Platte, SD 57369
Phone: 605-337-1500
Fax: 605-337-2670

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Matt Maxon, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Mark Petersen, PT, DPT, ATC


Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital Avera

600 Billars St.
Scotland, SD 57059
Phone: 605-583-6110
Fax: 605-583-4557

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Erin Odens, PT, MPT

Sioux Falls

Avera Balance and Dizziness Clinic

1325 S. Cliff Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-322-5039

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Greg Fendrich, PT
  • Kristi Hupp, PT

Avera Johnson Aquatic Center

800 E. 21st St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-322-5047

Monday, Wed., Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Avera Therapy – Plaza 2

1301 S. Cliff Ave., Suite 402
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-322-5147
Fax: 605-322-5085

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Greg Fendrich, PT
  • Kristin Lohnes, MS, PT
  • Nancy Rausch, PT, MPT
  • Brian Wienk, PT, ScD, COMT
  • Staci Wietfeld, PT, DPT, OCS

Avera Therapy – Avera Sports

1601 W. 44th Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-322-3278
Fax: 605-322-5191

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Alisa Darling, PT, DPT, ATC
  • Jay Eidsness, PT
  • Roy Osborn, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Avera Therapy – Education Center

810 E. 23rd St., Suite 2000
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-322-5123
Fax: 605-322-5174

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Tracee Ellwein, PT, MPT
  • Ali Koopmans, PT, DPT
  • Matt Leedom, PT, DPT
  • Stephanie Myers, PT, DPT
  • Drew Schelhaas, PT, MS
  • Katie Teveldal, OTR/L
  • Bethany Cramblit, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Tina Jacobsen, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Jennifer Stewart, MS, OTR/L

Avera Therapy – CORE Hands

2908 E. 26th St., Suite 108
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Phone: 605-322-4263
Fax: 605-322-4264

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Stephan Kulzer, OTR/L, CHT
  • Rhonda Lockwood, OTR/L, CHT
  • Andrea Ransom, OTR/L, CHT
  • Katie Teveldal, OTR/L

Avera Therapy – Fitness Center

3400 S. Southeastern Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Phone: 605-322-5350
Fax: 605-322-5340

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Tracey Askew, PT, MPT
  • Amy Borgen, PT
  • Dana Bumann, PT, MPT
  • Kelly Hipple, PT, DPT
  • Terry Schaap, PT, MHS, OCS

Avera Therapy – South

1910 W. 69th St.
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Phone: 605-322-5285
Fax: 605-322-5287

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Dave Ulmer, PT, MHS, OCS
  • Paula Williams, PT, DPT

Avera Therapy – West

4901 W. 41st St., Suite 2
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-322-5075
Fax: 605-322-5079

Monday – Tuesday | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Jamie Boomgarden, PT, ATC
  • Bob Cogley, PT, DPT, CSCS
  • Paula Jones, PT
  • Sara Groher, PT, MPT


St. Michael’s Hospital Avera

410 W. 16th Ave.
Tyndall, SD 57066
Phone: 605-589-2135
Fax: 605-589-3288

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Steve Mach, PT
  • Ann Rohlfing, PT, DPT


Wagner Community Hospital

513 3rd St. SW
Wagner, SD 57380
Phone: 605-384-4384
Fax: 605-384-7308

Monday – Friday | 7 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Joe Sees, PT
  • Brittany Rothschadl, DPT
  • Rhonda Kuhlman, PTA
  • Nicole Holzbauer, OT
  • Kristi Kocer, ST

Wessington Springs

Avera Weskota Memorial Hospital

604 First Street NE
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
Phone: 605-539-4549
Fax: 605-539-4580

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Jennifer Jensen, PT, DPT
  • Susan Krutzfeldt, PT
  • Lona Luke, PTA


Avera Sacred Heart Hospital

501 Summit St.
(Surgery Center entrance)
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: 605-668-8790 or 605-668-8268
Fax: 605-668-8793

Monday – Friday | 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Sandy Cope, PT
  • Michael Donner, PT, MPT
  • Brian Fedde, PT
  • Kevin O’Brien, PT
  • James Reiner, PT, DPT
  • Lisa Wolfgram, PT
  • Tammi Adam, MS, OTR/L, CLT, CPAM
  • Beryl Olson, MOT, OTR/L, LANA-CLT
  • Alex Neukirch, MS, OTR/L
  • Sara Gilmore, MA, CCC-SLP

Collaborative Services

Avera Therapy works closely with a number of other Avera entities to ensure all patients have access to care and equipment that will improve their quality of life.

Primary Care at Avera

When you come directly to Avera Therapy or your Avera primary care physician refers you to our specialists, we keep him or her up to date on your condition, care plan, goals and progress.

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Orthopedic Care at Avera

Patients who receive orthopedic care are consistently prescribed therapy as part of their recovery process. Avera Therapy helps patients after joint replacement surgery, a healed broken bone, a repaired muscle or tendon, arthroscopic surgery and more.

Learn more about orthopedic care at the following locations:

Avera Sports

Serious athletic training demands the most of the physical body. That’s why Avera Sports provides a premier, comprehensive training experience supported by the top specialists in sports medicine and physical therapy.

Find a location near you

Avera Home Medical Equipment

Avera Therapy helps patients access the proper home equipment needed for their recovery from Avera Home Medical Equipment.

Learn more


Avera Therapy offers in-home physical, occupational and speech therapy through Avera@Home to help patients recover after surgery or maintain their independence at home.

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Do I need a physician referral for physical, speech or occupational therapy?
If you need physical therapy, Avera Therapy offers direct access to its services, meaning you don’t need a physician referral for treatment; you can refer yourself. However, our speech and occupational therapy services require a physician referral.

What should I wear to my therapy appointment?
Wear loose-fitting clothing so you can expose the area we will evaluate and treat. Gowns and shorts are available if you need them. Bring tennis shoes as exercise is important for treating most disorders.

Will insurance pay for therapy?
Insurance coverage rules vary from company to company. Some insurance companies have a deductible to be met first, some have co-pays and some have both. Some insurance companies require a prior authorization before starting any therapy, but this is completed by our office staff. The majority of insurance companies have a limited number of visits per year, but this may vary by company. Our office staff will verify your benefits and we can discuss them with you. However, we encourage you to contact your insurance company for more information on your plan.

Does Medicare cover therapy?
If it is considered medically necessary, Medicare will cover therapy. A physician must approve the plan of care by reading and signing your evaluation and goals we have set for you.

What are my options for paying my co-pays and deductibles?
We accept cash, check and credit card.

How much does each visit cost?
The cost of each visit varies with each individual treatment plan. Our staff can discuss charges with you on an individual basis.

How long will each appointment be?
Arrive 15 minutes before your first appointment to complete the registration process. This appointment runs 45 to 60 minutes. The duration of subsequent visits (typically 30 to 60 minutes each) are based upon your evaluation, plan of care and condition.

How often will I come for therapy?
After your initial evaluation, your therapist will consider your condition and the doctor's order when establishing the frequency of your treatments.

How long will I need to come to therapy?
You will attend therapy sessions until you and your therapist decide that you have reached your desired level of function or that further skilled therapy would not be beneficial.

What should I bring to my first appointment?
Bring your insurance card, driver’s license and your therapy prescription (if you have one). We will copy these documents to keep on file.

What is the cancellation policy?
Notify us as soon as possible (preferably within 24 hours) of any appointment you are going to miss so we can book another patient in that appointment slot.

Helpful Links

Your therapists, physicians and staff are dedicated to providing therapy that meets national standards. Learn more from these nationally recognized therapy organizations: