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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.


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


5264 Council Street NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


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

Kim Jaeger, PT, ATC

Kim JaegerProfessional interests: orthopedics, sports medicine

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.

Karen Mauss, PT

Karen Mauss

Certifications: PNF; certified in Hippotherapy through PATH

Professional interests: Neurologic, Pediatric, Pulmonary, and Hippotherapy

Kiersten McKie, DPT

Kiersten McKie, DPT

Professional interests: Neurologic and general orthopedic patients

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

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

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

Ashley O’Hern, PT, DPT

Ashley O'Hern

Professional  Interests: Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Performance Enhancement Programs

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

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)


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)


7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Outpatient PT
Phone Number:

(319) 861-7776


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.

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.

Dave Neira, PT

David Neira

Certifications: Clinical Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

Professional interests: vestibular, pulmonary rehabilitation and orthopedics.

Conditions Treated at This Location

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MercyCare Marion (Physical Therapy Only)


3701 Katz Drive
Marion, IA 52302


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

Phone Number:

(319) 899-2178


Stacey Schares, PT

Stacey Schares

Professional interests: Orthopedics and vestibular therapy

Conditions Treated at This Location

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Core Fitness - North Liberty (Physical Therapy Only)


1395 Jordan Street
North Liberty, IA


By appointment
Monday through Friday

Phone Number:

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


Natalie JohnstonNatalie Johnston, PT

Professional interests: Orthopedics and sports rehabilitation, running

Conditions Treated at This Location

  • Ortho/Sports/Musculoskeletal

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Aspen Athletic Club (Physical Therapy Only)


2120 Edgewood Road SW
Cedar Rapids, IA


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

Phone Number:

(319) 398-6006


Tom CahalanTom Cahalan, PT

Provides Aquatic Therapy

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

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

Vary by location;
see below.