Rehab Services

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The Morrison Community Hospital rehabilitation department offers inpatient and outpatient therapies to individuals needing physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Our rehabilitation team is highly regarded and referred to by many area physicians and facilities.

P.T. Mon-Fri 7:00-5:30, Sat 8:00-12:00
O.T. Mon-Fri 6:00-4:30

Physical Therapy

  • Basic mobility training (bed mobility, transfers, ambulation)
  • Management of pain, swelling, joint stiffness, muscle spasm and contractures
  • Improve mobility and flexibility
  • Develop muscle strength
  • Improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance
  • Retraining of balance and coordination
  • Treatment of Vertigo, Dizziness
  • Improve posture and body mechanics
  • Wound Care
  • TMJ disorders
  • Adaptive equipment (walkers, canes, etc.) prescription and training
  • Orthotic (braces, splints, shoe inserts, etc.) and prosthetic devices prescriptions, training and application as appropriate
  • Home exercise programs, fitness, and wellness

Occupational Therapy

  • Training on self care and home management (dressing, grooming, eating, bathing, cooking, money management, housekeeping)
  • Adaptive equipment for activities of daily living
  • Upper extremity range of motion, strengthening and coordination
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Conditioning program
  • Home Assessments
  • Sensory integration
  • Neuromuscular reeducation
  • Wheelchair/scooter fitting, positioning and training
  • Orthotics (upper extremity splits, etc.)
  • Improvement of arousal, attention, and cognition

Why Choose Us?

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Rehab Staff

Our rehabilitation department is able to offer more intensive in-patient rehabilitation than most nursing homes due to our special Critical Access Hospital designation. This designation allows us to spend more time with our patients and allocate more resources. Because of this, our average in patient length of stay time is half of what a patient would average at a nursing home based skilled care unit. This means we can get a patient healthier and back home quicker.

Skilled patients are seen six days a week, Monday through Saturday. We have licensed therapists on the premises at all times and therapy is provided by licensed staff rather than on-the-job trained individuals.

Our Staff
Pedro (“Peter”) Becerra, DPT, is a certified orthopedic rehabilitation specialist by the American P.T. Association board of specialties. He is also a credentialed clinical instructor by the APTA, for students from St. Ambrose University, Midwestern University and Blackhawk College.

Diane Ritenour, P.T., specializes in wound healing and clinical rehabilitation.

Joy Johnson, OTR/L, and Daniel Howard, OTR are certified occupational therapists. They specialize in upper extremity rehabilitation, wheelchair prescription, and rehabilitation of activities of daily living. Occupational therapists often visit the patients’ home prior to their discharge from the Skilled Care unit and perform a functional assessment of any modifications or adaptations needed for safety and functionality at home. They also provide clinical training for students from the Brown Mackie COTA program.

Other staff members include: Amy Craft, PTA; Amber Carson, Massage Therapist; Stacy Sawyer, SLP; and  Brenda Wainwright, PTA.