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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:

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: OCS (Orthopedic Certified Specialist)

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

mbuchholz@mercycare.org

Kim Jaeger, PT, ATC

Kim JaegerAthletic Trainer

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics and sports medicine

kjaeger@mercycare.org

Brian Jones, PT, OCS

Brian JonesOCS, PT Supervisor

Cerfications: 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

Karen Mauss, PT

Karen MaussCertifications: PNF; certified in Hippotherapy through PATH.

Professional Interests:
Neurologic, pediatric, pulmonary, and Hippotherapy

kmauss@mercycare.org

Brad Mensen, PT, DPT, ATC/L, CSCS

Brad Mensen, PT, DPT, ATC/L, CSCS

Athletic trainer and certified strength & conditioning specialist

Professional interests:
Sports and orthopedics, injury prevention, performance enhancement programs, therapeutic neuroscience education

bmensen@mercycare.org

Angi Miller, DPT

Angi Miller

Professional Interests:
Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, CVA rehab, gait instability and general orthopedic rehabilitation.

anmiller@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 PlaggeClinical Manager of Therapies

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

Professional Interests:
Vestibular, oncology, neurology patients

nplagge@mercycare.org

Suzanne Wood, PTA

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

Video pharygograms only available at Mercy Medical Center location.


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Mercy Medical Center (Physical/Spine Therapy)

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:

Eric Jacobs, PT, Cert.MDT

Eric JacobsMechanical Diagnosis and
Therapy of the Spine
(McKenzie Method)

Professional interests:
Assessment of the spine,
teaching people self-management of their back
and neck pain.

ejacobs@mercycare.org

Benjamin Kurt, PT

Benjamin Kurt

Cerfifications: LSVT BIG

Professional interests:
Lower back pain, shoulder pain, orthopedic and post-surgical rehabilitation, oncology-related effects.

bkurt@mercycare.org

Kiersten McKie, DPT

Dave Neira, PT

David NeiraCertifications: Clinical Competency in vestibular rehabilitation.

Professional Interests: Vestibular, pulmonary rehabilitation and orthopedics.

dneira@mercycare.org

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

Contact:

Stacey Schares, PT

Stacey Schares

Certified lymphedema therapist.
Level 1 competency,
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular
Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics and vestibular
rehabilitation.

sschares@mercycare.org

Conditions Treated at This Location


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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

Professional Interests:
Outpatient orthopedics, sports injury rehabilitation

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

Contact:

Tom CahalanTom Cahalan, PT

Provides Aquatic Therapy

Professional Interests:
Sports, orthopedics, running, amputees, aquatics.

tcahalan@mercycare.org

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.