Rehab & Sports Medicine

Winneshiek Medical Center offers comprehensive rehabilitation services for people of all ages and conditions. Our team strives to help individuals with injury or disease restore movement and function.  Our compassionate rehabilitation care considers the needs, abilities and objectives of each patient.

Our highly-trained staff includes:

  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Hand Therapists
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialists
  • Sports Clinical Specialists
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Registered Nurses

Winneshiek Medical Center offers direct access to Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine services without a doctor’s referral. Call 563-387-3031 to make an appointment.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is therapy to help reduce pain and restore movement and function in individuals dealing with injury, disability, or disease. Physical therapists work with people of all ages, including newborns, children and adults. Physical therapists perform a thorough evaluation to determine and individualized treatment plan based on the needs of each patient. Treatments may include therapeutic exercise to increase range of motion, flexibility, strength and endurance; manual treatments including mobilization and manipulations; functional training; and modalities for treatment of pain inflammation, or edema.

Learn more about Physical Therapy at Winneshiek Medical Center

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists have a primary focus on functional activities that individuals complete during their daily lives.  Occupational therapists assist individuals with the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques and alternative methods to complete activities of daily living more independently.

Learn more about Occupational Therapy at Winneshiek Medical Center

Speech Therapy

At Winneshiek Medical Center, speech pathologists treat dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and provide stroke rehabilitation, therapy for fluency disorders such as stuttering, and, in collaboration with the ENT, treatment for voice disorders that plague people who spend their lives over-using their voices (teacher, singers, etc.)

Speech pathologists hold at least a master’s degree and are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. A speech pathologist can be trained to work in a medical setting (such as a hospital, nursing home, or rehabilitation center), or in the academic setting, (the school system or at the collegiate level).

Learn more about Speech Therapy at Winneshiek Medical Center

Athletic Training

A certified athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

Visit our Athletic Training page to learn more about services offered through Winneshiek Medical Center.

Back to Action

If you wish to continue your exercises after you have been discharged from therapy, talk to your physical or occupational therapist about our Back to Action program. Back to Action is a program that allows you to continue using Winneshiek Medical Center’s equipment to help build strength and endurance after your therapy has ended.

Cardiac Rehab

Cardiac Rehab is a specialized exercise and education program for people who have experienced a heart attack, by-pass surgery, stent placement, valve replacement, live with chronic stable angina, live with heart failure, have had a heart transplant or are currently on an LVAD.

Visit our Cardiac Rehab page to learn more about services offered through Winneshiek Medical Center.

Pulmonary Rehab

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD can be caused by smoking, or long term exposure to lung irritants such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust. Signs and symptoms of COPD include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.

The purpose of pulmonary rehab is to improve or alleviate patients’ symptoms, optimize their daily function, and improve their disability from chronic respiratory disease.

Pulmonary rehab is a supervised exercise program where each individual is progressed slowly to improve lung capacity and health. After completion of the program, the patient may choose to continue with our Phase III program which allows you to keep coming and using the equipment at the hospital under supervision. Phase III is not covered by any insurance or Medicare, and costs $30.00/month for two months.

At Winneshiek Medical Center, pulmonary rehab is provided by respiratory therapists.

To enroll in pulmonary rehab, you must receive a written order by your physician and meet the criteria following pulmonary function tests.

Neurologic Rehab

Our multidisciplinary team, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology, provides intensive and extensive care for individuals who have sustained a stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, brain tumor, and other neurological disorders.

We create an individualized treatment plan for each patient through all phases of care – including acute care while in the hospital or long term care facility, to outpatient care after discharge, to home. Our goal is to help each individual achieve his or her maximum potential and functional independence.

Where you'll find us

The Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic is located in Decorah, with satellite Clinics in Ossian, Calmar, and Cresco, Iowa and in Spring Grove, MN.

901 Montgomery Street
Decorah, IA 52101

112 E. Main Street
Ossian, IA 52161

115 North Maryville
Calmar, IA 52132

114 N. Elm Street
Cresco, Iowa 52136

Spring Grove
107 West Main
Spring Grove, MN

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine provides athletic training services to these area schools:

  • Decorah High School
  • Mabel-Canton High School
  • Spring Grove High School
  • Turkey Valley High School
  • South Winneshiek High School
  • Postville High School
  • Luther College

Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine provides services to residents in area long-term care facilities:

  • Aase Haugen Homes in Decorah, IA
  • Barthell Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah, IA
  • Wellington Place in Decorah, IA
  • Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, IA
It’s rewarding as a physical therapist to see patients return to an active lifestyle and complete their normal daily activities without pain.
Megan, Physical Therapist
Rehab & Sports Medicine Stories
WMC Cresco Rehab Clinic opens for patients August 30
August 20, 2021
WMC to open a Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic in Cresco
May 13, 2021

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