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Outpatient Rehabilitation

Whether you've been discharged from the hospital or referred by a physician, your Mercy rehabilitation team will work to restore or optimize function and community integration.

Outpatient services are available for patients who have moderate to severe physical limitations and can travel to receive care. On your road to recovery, you may work with the following professionals:

These professionals can address neurologic, orthopedic and sports injuries; industrial rehabilitation; and work conditioning. We also have certified hand therapists to address specialized needs. Our speech therapists can address voice and swallowing issues.

What to Expect

The first visit will include an evaluation by the therapist. The findings will be discussed with you and a treatment plan will be developed based on your needs.

What to Wear

To allow for easy access to the body part being treated, clothing should be comfortable and loose-fitting.

Locations

Outpatient Rehabilitation services are offered at multiple facilities. Please expand the location menu below to view the conditions treated at each facility. To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (319) 861-7778.

Mercy Health Plaza

Location:

5264 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Hours:

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Time varies with services offered)

Phone Number:

(319) 398-6020

PT Contacts:

Melissa Buchholz, PT, OCS

Melissa Buchholz

Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist)

Professional interests: Vestibular, spine, post-operative knees/shoulders

mbuchholz@mercycare.org

Kim Jaeger, PT, ATC

Kim JaegerProfessional interests: orthopedics, sports medicine

kjaeger@mercycare.org

Brian Jones, PT, OCS

Brian Jones

PT Supervisor

Certifications: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and member of APTA.

Professional interests: Sports Medicine and Wellness utilizing a combination of manual therapy techniques with therapeutic exercise.

bjones@mercycare.org

Kelsey Kolb, DPT

Kelsey Kolb

Professional interests: Neurology, general orthopedic rehabilitation, injury prevention, balance and fall prevention.

kkolb@mercycare.org

Karen Mauss, PT

Karen Mauss

Certifications: PNF; certified in Hippotherapy through PATH

Professional interests: Neurologic, Pediatric, Pulmonary, and Hippotherapy

kmauss@mercycare.org

Kiersten McKie, DPT

Kiersten McKie, DPT

Professional interests: Neurologic and general orthopedic patients

kmckie@mercycare.org

Audrey Mensen, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Audrey Mensen, PT, DPT, ATC/L

Professional interests: General orthopaedic conditions, neurological rehabilitation, pediatrics, therapeutic neuroscience education

amensen@mercycare.org

Ashley O’Hern, PT, DPT

Ashley O'Hern

Professional Interests: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Programs

aohern@mercycare.org

Nichole Plagge, PT

Nichole Plagge

Clinical Manager of Therapies (Plaza, Main Campus, Hall Perrine Cancer Center)

Certifications: LSVT BIG, PNF Level 1, Clinical Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation

Professional interests: Vestibular, oncology, neurology patients

nplagge@mercycare.org

Genoa Martin, PTA

Genoa Martin, PTA

Melissa Ressler, PTA

Melissa Ressler

Conditions Treated at This Location

Physical Therapy:

Occupational Therapy

  • Neuro/Ortho/Hand Therapy/Industrial Rehab/Work Conditioning

Speech Therapy

  • Speech and Language - Adult/Cognitive Therapy/ Swallowing Diagnosis and Therapy/Voice/Vocal Cord Dysfunction

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Mercy Medical Center (Physical Therapy & LSVT Big and Loud)

Location:

701 10th Street SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

(4th Floor - Park at the
North end of Level 4
in the ramp at 8th Street
and 8th Avenue)

Hours:

7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Outpatient PT
Phone Number:

(319) 861-7776

Contacts:

Benjamin Kurt, PT

Benjamin Kurt

Certifications: LSVT BIG

Professional interests: low back pain, shoulder pain, orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease, oncology related effects.

bkurt@mercycare.org

Kasey Meneely, DPT

Kasey Meneely

Certifications:

Professional interests: Neurology, health promotion/wellness

kmeneely@mercycare.org

Dave Neira, PT

David Neira

Certifications: Clinical Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Professional interests: vestibular, pulmonary rehabilitation and orthopedics.

dneira@mercycare.org

Nate Kepros, PTA

Nate Kepros, PTA

Melissa Ressler, PTA

Melissa Ressler

Conditions Treated at This Location


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MercyCare Marion (Physical Therapy Only)

Location:

3701 Katz Drive
Marion, IA 52302

Hours:

7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Phone Number:

(319) 899-2178

Contacts:

Stacey Schares, PT

Stacey Schares

Professional interests: Orthopedics and vestibular therapy

sschares@mercycare.org

Genoa Martin, PTA

Genoa Martin, PTA

Conditions Treated at This Location


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MercyCare Prairie Creek

Location:

777 76th Ave. Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Hours:

7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday;
7:30 a.m. to noon Friday

Phone Number:

(319) 558-0358

Contacts:

Kim Jaeger, PT, ATC

Kim Jaeger

Professional interests: orthopedics, sports medicine
kjaeger@mercycare.org

Conditions Treated at This Location

  • Ortho/Sports

Core Fitness - North Liberty (Physical Therapy Only)

Location:

1395 Jordan Street
North Liberty, IA

Hours:

By appointment
Monday through Friday

Phone Number:

(319) 665-2177 or
(319) 398-6006

Contact:

Natalie JohnstonNatalie Johnston, PT

Professional interests: Orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, running

njohnston@mercycare.org

Conditions Treated at This Location

  • Ortho/Sports/Musculoskeletal

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Aspen Athletic Club (Physical Therapy Only)

Location:

2120 Edgewood Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA

Hours:

7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Phone Number:

(319) 398-6006

Contacts:


Tom Cahalan, PT

Tom CahalanProvides Aquatic Therapy

Professional interests: sports, orthopedics, running, amputees, aquatics

tcahalan@mercycare.org

Jason Lewis, PTA

Jason Lewis, PTA

Genoa Martin, PTA

Genoa Martin, PTA

Conditions Treated at This Location

  • Ortho/Sports/Musculoskeletal
  • Aquatic Therapy Evaluation

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Contact Information

Locations: See below

Phone Number:
(319) 861-7778 for scheduling

Hours:
Vary by location;
see below.