Rehabilitation Services


Recovering from an illness or injury can be a long and frustrating process. At Mitchell County Regional Health Center, we work closely with your and your family to set and meet rehabilitative goals through evaluation, treatment, education and follow-up care. Our rehabilitation experts work hand-in-hand to provide you with the best care close to home.

Speech Therapy

Our Speech Language Pathology Department provides a wide range of diagnostic, consultative, treatment and education services to children and adult populations with communication and swallowing impairments.

Pediatric Speech Therapy works with children with difficulties due to:

  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Autism
  • Cleft Palate
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Neurological (Brain) Injury
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders
  • Reading Disorders and Dyslexia
  • Social Skills
  • Speech and Language Delays
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Disorders

Adult Speech Therapy works with adults with difficulties due to:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Cognitive-communication Disorders
  • Dysarthria
  • Neurological Impairments due to: ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, etc.
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Voice Disorder

Pediatric Speech Therapy Treatment Programs:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • AEIOU Feeding Therapy
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing program for Apraxia of Speech (DTTC)
  • Fluency treatment for Stuttering
  • LSVT Loud
  • Treatment for Phonological Processes
  • Speech and Language Treatment

Adult Speech Therapy Treatment Programs:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing Program for Apraxia of Speech (DTTC)
  • Diagnostic Testing of the Swallow Function
  • Dysphagia Therapy
  • LSVT
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Stuttering Modification Techniques
  • Voice Treatment


Want to learn more?

Our therapists would love to connect with you and answer any questions you may have about conditions that may benefit from Speech Therapy services and how to obtain services. You can reach out directly to the contact information below, or you can set up an appointment with your local provider who will help with recommendations.


Kelly Steimel, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Phone: 641.732.6082



Jessica L. Hemann, MA/CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Phone: 641.732.6027


Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapy experts evaluate and treat those with impairments that limit their activities of daily living. We will work with you to increase your independence by developing or relearning skills relate to your daily routines. You and your family are active participants in the treatment process and are included in establishing goals for your therapy.

Services we offer:

  • Upper Extremity strengthening, neuromotor Re-education and coordination
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Home Safety Education
  • Cognitive Evaluation and treatment
  • Perceptual evaluation and training
  • Seating/positioning
  • Splinting
  • Hand rehabilitation
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Instruction in joint protection
  • Instruction in work simplification

Physical Therapy

The physical therapy department provides service to a wide range of patients, from young children to older adults. Patient services include an evaluation, development of a treatment plan with goals set, patient education, and ongoing assessment to maximize outcomes. Our rehabilitation experts work hand in hand to provide you with the best care close to home.

What are the benefits of Therapy?

  • Therapy can help reduce the source of your pain
  • Therapy can help improve or restore your ability to move
  • Therapy can help reduce or eliminate the need for long-term prescription medication use

Services we offer:

  • Balance/Proprioceptive Training
  • Community Education
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ergonomics
  • Gait training
  • ImPACT Concussion testing
  • Iontophoresis
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
  • Patient Education
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Running Assessments
  • Skilled or Swing bed (during hospital stay)
  • Sports injuries
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Traction (back and neck)
  • Ultrasound
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Cardiac Rehabilitation is an exercise and education program for persons who have experienced a cardiac event. The program is designed to help people with cardiovascular disease feel confident that they can safely exercise and gradually return to their previous or and improved lifestyle. Our cardiac rehab staff will develop a rehab program aimed at improving your overall health and reducing your risk of future heart problems.

Who is eligible for cardiac rehab?

Men and Women of all ages can benefit from cardiac rehab. You are eligible if you have had:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart failure
  • Bypass surgery/valve surgery
  • Balloon procedure
  • Stent placement
  • Stable angina
  • Heart Transplant

What benefits will I receive form cardiac rehabilitation?

  • Feel better faster so you can return to previous activities
  • Incorporate a regular exercise program into your daily routine
  • Increase your strength and endurance
  • Reduce risk for future heart problems
  • Reduce stress

What happens during my cardiac rehab sessions?

During phase II cardiac rehab a cardiac monitor will be in place during your sessions so that the cardiac rehab nurse can carefully watch your heart rate and any changes in your heart tracing while you are exercising. They will also check your blood pressure frequently during the session to make sure your blood pressure responds appropriately to exercise. The exercise time and intensity begins at a low level and is slowly increased throughout the program as your body becomes more conditioned.

Another important aspect of the phase II program is risk factor reduction through education about risk factors and lifestyle modification. Education sessions are held while you are exercising or after exercise during your cool down period. You are given the option to visit with a dietician during your time in cardiac rehab to better understand a heart healthy diet.
Cardiac Rehab nurses stay in close contact with your physician throughout your phase II program and relay any concerns or problems to them promptly.

During phase III, you are supervised but not monitored on the cardiac monitor. You will have access to the same equipment you used in the phase II program. You are responsible for monitoring your heart rate and recording your exercise each day you attend. The nurse is available to check your blood pressure or initiate further monitoring if problems occur. You should report any problems to the cardiac rehab nurse.

MCRHC has been recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the fourth time MCRHC has received this national honor.

Awarded honorees are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To determine the 2024 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charges, and financial efficiency.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community and critical access hospitals nationally. There is no application process and recognition is solely based on performance data.

MCRHC previously received Top 100 honors in 2018, 2019 and 2023.