The Clarinda Regional Health Center Rehabilitation Department offers Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy. CRHC Rehabilitation programs are offered as both In-Patient and Out-Patient services provided with a physician’s referral.
For questions or scheduling questions call the Rehabilitation Department at (712) 542-8224. To email questions to our Rehabilitation Department click here.
The Rehabilitation Department is located in the south end of the hospital. Appointments for the PT/OT Department are scheduled between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. The Speech Therapist is available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment.
Physical Therapy treatment often consists of exercises and modalities for strengthening and healing of injuries or pain in all areas of the body such as the shoulder, back, hips, knees and feet. Therapists also work with patients to improve their balance and walking abilities. Aquatic Therapy is available on an Out-Patient basis and is done in the pool at the Clarinda Lied Center.
Occupational Therapy treatment is provided for injuries and pain in the hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. Occupational Therapists conduct evaluations to improve ergonomic practices within the workplace. The OT will also make recommendations for home safety modifications, as well as adaptive equipment to improve safety and independence with activities of daily living such as dressing and bathing.
Lymphedema is a blockage that prevents fluid from draining well, and the fluid buildup leads to swelling in the arms or legs. This swelling is due to a blockage in your lymphatic system, which is part of your immune system.
The rehabilitation program covers the following areas:
- Pre-Surgical Assessment
- Post-Surgical Skilled Therapy
- Lymphedema Therapy
- Lymphedema Education
- Lymphedema Massage
- Lymphedema Bandaging
- Lymphedema Vasodilation Pump
- Exercise Program
- Recommended stretches to increase active range of motion
- Scar massage and management
- Wound Management (Provided by CRHC’s Wound Clinic)
Speech Therapy/ Language Pathology
Speech Therapy treatment includes assessing, diagnosing, treating, and helping prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Speech, language, and swallowing difficulties can result from a variety of causes including stroke, brain injury or deterioration, developmental delays or disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, voice pathology, mental retardation, hearing loss, or emotional problems. These conditions can be found in new-born infants to the elderly. Our speech therapist will develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient’s needs. Most appointments are by physician referral.
If you have ever experienced breathing difficulties, heart related problems, or have a sleep disorder, you may have utilized one of the services offered by the Respiratory Therapy Department at Clarinda Regional Health Center. Pulmonary Services include oxygen therapy, aerosol drug therapy, chest physiotherapy,nasotracheal suctioning, intubation, mechanical ventilatory support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Cardiac Monitoring Services include electrocardiograms (EKG), exercise and drug stress testing, 30day event monitoring, and 24hr heart monitoring. Diagnostic Testing Services include arterial blood analysis (ABG), pulmonary function testing, sleep disorder testing, and pulse oximetry.
Sleep Study: If you suffer from loud snoring, disrupted sleep, or daytime sleepiness, your sleep activity may be to blame. A sleep study involves spending the night in our sleep lab, attached to electrodes and other machinery which monitors your brain activity, heart rate, breathing rate, and body movements while you sleep. The results of this testing can help us diagnose any problems and help with recommending treatment.
Kenda Frenzel, PT
Kenda is a Nebraska native, hailing from the small town of Auburn, NE. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Medicine in May of 2018. She spent three years studying Spanish at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln in order to get her prerequisites for physical therapy school (Go Big Red!). Prior to working at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Kenda had experiences studying under rehabilitation specialists at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in the long-term acute care unit, aquatic specialists at CHI Lakeside Hospital, and outpatient specialists at CHI St. Mary’s in Nebraska City and Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome, AK.
Kenda enjoys working with patients of all ages, ranging from birth to geriatrics. She is certified in Functional Dry Needling Level 1 and Level 2, as well as SFMA Certified. She enjoys spending time reading, playing with her dog, and converting all Iowa Hawkeye fans to Huskers.
Emily Wood, PT
Emily grew up in Tabor, so she is a native of southwest Iowa. She attended Iowa State University receiving her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health. She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University. Emily enjoys working with a variety of patient types including outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, post surgical rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation. She has obtained a certification in LSVT Big, which is a program developed to assist patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease recalibrate their bodies to move more like they used to with emphasis on big amplitude movements.
Prior to working at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Emily gained a variety of experience working with specialists in rural outpatient orthopedics in Atoka, Tennessee and Hartfield Virginia, neurological and aquatic specialists at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City, MO, and inpatient neurological rehabilitation at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending Iowa State sporting events (Go Cyclones), and spending time her friends and family.
Robert Hess, PT
Robert Hess is a native of Clarinda, Iowa. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Professional Zoology (Pre-Med). Robert graduated from the University of Iowa with his Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December of 2016 and has worked at Clarinda Regional Health Center since February 2017. He enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, watching Hawkeye football, and spending time with family and friends.
Andrew Voss, PT
Andrew is a native of Mason City, IA. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa in 2016 and Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Science (emphasis in Athletic Training) from Iowa State University in 2005. He has a passion for outpatient sports medicine, post-operative rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, and geriatric/fall risk prevention. Andrew utilizes a “person first” approach by encouraging patients to take an active approach to their treatment and therefore empowering them to reach their individualized goals. He continues to advance his skills/training in manual therapy, modalities, and exercise progressions in combination with best evidence-based research to achieve the quickest and most desirable outcome for his patients. Andrew’s clinical experience ranges from working with collegiate and professional athletes at Iowa State University and the Colorado Rapids to patients with neurological disorders (i.e. spinal cord injury, stroke). Andrew enjoys hiking, traveling, playing pickleball, and spending weekends with family and friends.
Jordan Jennings, PTA
Jordan is a native from Stanton, Iowa. She graduated from Clarkson College with her Associate’s of Physical Therapist Assistant December 2016 and a Bachelor of Education in Exercise Science from University of Nebraska at Omaha, May 2015. Prior to working at Clarinda Regional Health Center, Jordan had experiences studying techniques of manual therapy specializing in myofascial release at Hopp Physical Therapy, chronic pain specialist within the Pain Management Program at UNMC focusing on a multi disciplinary approach for pain management with functional movement, aquatic therapy, and patient education courses. She works with patients of all ages, ranging from birth to geriatrics.
Jordan enjoys spending time with family, reading, and cheering on the Huskers (GBR!).
Mike Hartman, PTA
In 2004, Mike graduated from Clarkson College in Omaha NE with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. For the past 15 years Mike has been providing inpatient and outpatient therapy services at CRHC as well as skilled nursing and home health services around Southwest Iowa. Mike has worked as a Clinical Instructor for the PTA programs at Clarkson College and Iowa Western Community College. Mike is certified to perform Physical Capacity Profiles (pre-employment) and Fit 4 Duty (return to work) testing.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys hunting, biking, running, spending time on Table Rock Lake and following Oklahoma Sooner football.
Wendi Stenzel, OTR/L
Wendi is a native of Fremont County. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1994. She then started her career helping to develop Occupational Therapy services in Southwest Iowa and the Tri-state region. Her experience includes 25 years of working with area hospitals, care centers, assistive living facilities and home health agencies. Wendi has a strong passion to help her clients meet their personal goals, and to help improve their independence with the activities that are important to them. Her desire is to work with others on the health care team to help people learn how to maximize their independence and safety in order to stay in their desired home environment longer, throughout the challenges of medical issues and aging processes.
Wendi is certified in the LSVT BIG program, and is excited to see that this research based program helps individuals to improve mobility and movement used in everyday function and manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Wendi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, and traveling.
Sue Smith, OTR/L
Sue received her Occupational Therapy degree from Creighton University. She has pursued additional training and certifications in the following; Lymphedema certification; ergonomics, Upper extremity rehabilitation; Graston technique, LSVT “BIG” program for Parkinson’s.
Sue works closely with the orthopedic surgeons and primary medical physicians to obtain the best possible outcomes for patients. Sue has experience with patients in areas including neurological disorders, orthopedic injuries, cancer rehabilitation and a range of other illnesses and conditions. She consistently puts her patients first in all areas, making adaptions when needed to restore the maximum independence possible in all areas, ADL’s, work and leisure for all her patients.
Carrie Layden, Speech Therapist
Carrie graduated from the University of South Florida in August of 2018 with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Her clinical placements gave her the chance to work with patients and their families in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation facilities in Tampa, FL ranging from developmental delays and disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, traumatic brain injury, and stroke. Carrie holds her Certificate of Clinical competence which allows her to work with patients across the lifespan. Carrie has provided individualized services for expressive and receptive language disorders, language delays, phonological impairments, social skills, cognitive communication impairments, swallowing disorders, and voice problems. She is trained in SPEAK OUT! a therapy program to improve voice and swallowing for Parkinson’s Disease. She is trained to assess and treat swallowing difficulties in adults. Carrie also enjoys working with children who are nonverbal or struggling to use language.
Carrie was born and raised in Tampa, FL and moved to Iowa to complete her Clinical Fellowship Year with CRHC and Shenandoah Medical Center. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, reading, cooking, spending time with her cat, and traveling.
Tammy Gibson, PT Department Assistant/Secretary
Tammy is the first person that you will meet when you arrive for therapy. She schedules appointments for physical therapy, occupational therapy & speech therapy when orders are brought in or faxed and is the one who answers the phone. She ensures that at the beginning of every month we have new consent to treat authorizations. Tammy handles all the insurance authorizations for the various insurance companies, making sure that the proper paperwork gets submitted to them in a timely manner. With over 8 years of experience with insurance authorizations and billing, she is a great resource for your insurance and billing questions!
Kevin Ketter, PT
Kevin has been a practicing therapist since 1983 and has practiced in Clarinda since 1998. He primarily has been an orthopedic therapist but is also certified in vestibular rehabilitation, LSVT Big, and dry needling. Currently, Kevin serves as a home health physical therapist offering services to patients within their home to get them back to doing they things they enjoy. Kevin enjoys working in home health as it allows him to spend time outdoors in the nice weather.
Lora Hicks, PT Tech/Secretary
Lora Hicks graduated from Iowa Western Community College. Lora assists with clerical duties and makes sure all notes and files are correct and up to date. She enjoy meeting the public.