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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

Melissa Buchholz

Orthopedic certified specialist 

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics and Vestibular Rehabilitation

mbuchholz@mercycare.org

Dustin Huinker, PT

Dustin HuinkerLevel 1 competency,
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular
Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Sports and Orthopedics;
Overhead Thrower
Mechanics; and
Performance Enhancement
Programs

dhuinker@mercycare.org

Kim Jaeger, PT

Kim JaegerAthletic Trainer

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics and sports;
Knees, ankles, shoulders
and spines

kjaeger@mercycare.org

Brian Jones, PT

Brian JonesOrthopedic Certified
Specialist. Level 1
competency, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics and Sports
Medicine

bjones@mercycare.org

Karen Mauss, PT

Karen MaussCertified in Hippotherapy
(children riding horseback
while receiving physical
therapy). Level 1
competency, Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Outpatient neurological rehab,
pediatrics and pulmonary rehab

kmauss@mercycare.org

Nichole Plagge, PT

Nichole PlaggeCompetency in Vestibular
Rehabilitation for the
treatment of patients with
dizziness and balance
disorders. Level 1
competency, Proprioceptive
Neuromuscular Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Treating Neurologic, Vestibular
and pulmonary patients

nplagge@mercycare.org

Conditions Treated at This Location

Physical Therapy:

Occupational Therapy

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

Speech Therapy

  • Speech and Language - Adult and Pediatric/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

Spine PT
Phone Number:

(319) 861-7743

Contacts:

Eric Jacobs, PT, Cert.MDT

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

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

ejacobs@mercycare.org

Megan Laing, PT

Megan LaingProfessional Interests:
Back and neck care, orthopedic
and neurological rehabilitation
Provides McKenzie Method

mlaing@mercycare.org

Dave Neira, PT

David NeiraCompetency in Vestibular
Rehabilitation for the
treatment of patients with
dizziness and balance disorders.
Level 1 competency,
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular
Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Orthopedic, neurological and
vestibular rehabilitation

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

Stacey Schares, PT
Certified lymphedema therapist. Level 1 competency,
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular
Facilitation.

Professional Interests:
Orthopedics, women’s health,
and vestibular rehabilitation.
Works with the Mercy Women’s
Center doing pelvic floor training
for incontinence.

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 Johnston

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 and Orthopedics; shoulders, knees, ankles
and spine

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.