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Rehabilitation Services Team
Greater Regional Rehabilitation provides a wide range of therapy services to southwest Iowa to meet your unique needs. We offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy for outpatient, inpatient, home health, and nursing facilities.
Free Sports Injury Screenings
For all area high school athletes
Regardless of the sport, injuries may occur and prompt treatment encourages recovery, helps relieve pain, restores motor function and improves strength and mobility.
Our Sports Medicine team consists of a licensed athletic trainer, physical therapist and occupational therapy, depending on the type of injury.
Our team will work with your family’s physician to coordinate care, speed your recovery and facilitate any referrals needed.
Therapists perform initial free assessments Monday through Friday or Saturday mornings by appointment. Minors need accompanied by a parent on the first visit. Same-day or next-day scheduling is often possible but appointments allow the staff to plan for your arrival and serve you most efficiently.
Should ongoing care be necessary, the athlete’s physician will be contacted for treatment orders and payment modality will be established.
- Work-Related Injuries
- Home Evaluation
- Adaptive Equipment
- Aquatic Therapy
- Wound Care
- Pain control
- Strengthening Exercises
- Sports Injury Rehab
- Work Rehab
- Vestibular Rehab
- Speech (Adult/Pediatric)
- Cognition Disorder
- Voice Disorder
- Swallowing Disorder
Levels of Care
Inpatient care is provided to patients who remain in the hospital before, during, and after receiving healthcare services.
Outpatient care describes medical care or treatment that does not require an overnight stay in a hospital or medical facility. Often patients that are discharged required follow-up care and services.
Home Health Care
Helping individuals live independently given the limits of their medical condition. It may involve helping the person improve his or her ability with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and eating. Or it may include rehabilitation for cooking, cleaning, and other housekeeping jobs.
Hospice care is defined not only by the services and care provided, but also by the setting in which these services are delivered. Hospice care may be provided in your home or in a special facility.
Mike Bargstadt, PT, ATC - Director of Rehabilitation Services
Mike graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Athletic Training (ATC), then went on to receive advanced degrees from the University of Iowa in Exercise Science and the University of South Dakota in Physical Therapy (PT). He recently completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine. Mike enjoys working in all areas of orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, bracing and work related rehabilitation.
Eric Forquer - Physical Therapist
Eric graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in biology, then earned his Master's of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa. He has skills in orthopedics, wound care, home care, and geriatric rehab.
Denise Squires - Physical Therapist
Denise graduated from Grand View University and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University. She has experience in geriatrics, home care, acute care and orthopaedics.
Andrea Skellenger - Occupational Therapist
Andrea earned her bachelor's degree in Community Health with an emphasis in substance abuse from Iowa State University and a Master of Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University. She is currently attending Creighton University where she is pursuing her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. Andrea's skills in splint fabrication, hand therapy, and is certified in lymphedema therapy.
Merry Ann Swank - Rehabilitation Technician
Merry Ann assists the therapists throughout their daily needs with patients. She provides activities for all skilled nursing patients.
Travis Miller - Speech and Language Pathologist
Travis received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Iowa in Political Science and earned a Master of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology from the University of Southern Mississippi. During the past four years, Travis has worked with the geriatric population, providing speech, language, cognition, and swallowing-dysfunction therapy.
Chris Leonard- Certified Athletic Trainer, ATC, CSCS
ChrisLeonard is a nationally certified athletic trainer, licensed in the state of Iowa and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with degrees in Animal Science and Athletic Training. His athletic training assignments while at ISU included football, men’s track and field, men’s hockey and Ames High School. Following graduation, Chris worked at Waco High School as an athletic trainer and also worked as an athletic training intern with the Dallas Cowboys.
Nancy Parker - Secretary
Nancy coordinates calls into the department and assists patients as they enter the Rehab Department. She provides scheduling for therapist along with collaborates with other physicians for patient treatments.
Vision, Mission, and Values
Greater Regional Rehabilitation Services will be the rehab provider of choice in southwest Iowa by exceeding the expectations of individuals, families and healthcare providers. Greater Regional Rehabilitation Services will be the employer of choice, promoting professional development, teamwork, friendly coworkers, and rewarding work.
The heart of Greater Regional Rehabilitation Services is superior hands-on care and education to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in southwest Iowa. Our focus is excellence.
Respect, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence, Teamwork
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday - By Appointment
If you are needing another time not listed please call to schedule an appointment at 641-782-3510 or email: rehab2@GreaterRegional.org.
We are located on the Greater Regional Medical Center campus through the Main Entrance.