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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

If you or a loved one experiences disability due to a disease, disorder or injury, count on the expertise of Avera’s physical medicine and rehabilitation providers in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen and Pierre, SD to guide you toward the most complete recovery possible.

Comprehensive Care for Holistic Rehabilitation

Avera Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists provide care aimed at recovery of the whole person by addressing physical, emotional, medical, vocational and social needs. They do this by overseeing a team of rehabilitation professionals including physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, nurses, psychologists, social workers, speech-language pathologists and more.

Restore Function with Advanced Services

Whether you need inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation, you can take advantage of our services including:

  • Acute spine care to evaluate and manage acute or subacute spine pain
  • Electrodiagnostics (EMG/NCS) to evaluate radiculopathy, plexopathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral nerve injuries, or to characterize peripheral neuropathies
  • Impairment ratings
  • Independent Medical Examinations (IME)
  • Pain assessment and recommendations
  • Spasticity management
  • Worker's compensation to manage delayed recovery after work-related injuries

Injections for Pain Management

To help you manage pain, our team can also recommend and administer a variety of safe and effective injections, such as:

  • BOTOX injections for spasticity and neuromuscular disease
  • Facet blocks
  • Greater and lesser occipital nerve blocks
  • Intra-articular steroid injections
  • Intra-articular viscosupplement injections (Hyalgan or Synvisc)
  • Intrathecal pump management
  • Lumbar epidural injections
  • Lumbar sympathetic blocks
  • Sacroiliac injections
  • Trigger point injections

Prosthetics & Brace Clinic

If you or a loved one has had an amputation or stroke, or uses a prosthetic device or brace, look to our Prosthetics & Brace Clinic for personalized orthotic care. You’ll benefit from our multidisciplinary team that includes a physician, physical therapist and prosthetist/orthoptist. Together, they’ll:

  • Assess prosthetic or orthotic needs
  • Evaluate psychical mobility and provide education on its proper use and care
  • Provide care and recommendations for skin and pain management concerns
  • Assist with improving activity and quality of life

Moving Health Forward

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.

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