Boone County Hospital

Rehabilitation Services

Patient Resources

Our Department

Brian O'Tool / Jake Stotts, Co-Directors
(515) 432-7729

By helping patients understand the nature of their medical condition and their role in its management, Boone County Hospital Rehabilitation Services strives to return patients to an optimal lifestyle.

Some disabling illnesses or injuries that may require use of the rehabilitation center include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Injury
  • Burns
  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary Conditions
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Joints
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Neuropathy
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Sport Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Wound-care

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy incorporates the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability. It helps people learn or relearn the skills essential to everyday life. The goal of occupational therapy is to return people to maximum independence and improve their quality of life.

Occupational therapy provides specialized training in the areas of exercise, fine motor tasks, self-care skills, and retraining for acute and chronic medical conditions, helping patients to return to their previous level of independence. Our occupational therapists work closely with the patient, the patient’s family, and his/her physician to develop an individualized treatment plan that best suits the patient’s needs.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with a wide variety of diagnoses and injuries dealing with orthopedic and neurological disorders. Our team helps improve patients’ strength, balance, endurance, and range of motion to achieve maximum possible independence.

Experienced therapists utilize the highest quality equipment available for patient care. Treatments include functional mobility training, therapeutic exercise, pain management, wound care, custom foot orthotics, and education on daily living activities. Appropriate application of modalities, such as moist heat, ultrasound, whirlpool, paraffin, and massage to decrease pain and therapeutic exercise, are important to achieve the individual goals established by the patient/therapist/physician team.

An athletic trainer is on the Physical Therapy staff and covers sports at the Des Moines Area Community College in Boone.  The athletic trainer, as well as other physical therapists, cover area high school athletic events.

Occupational and Physical Therapy for Kids

Children of any age can benefit from occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT).  Some common diagnoses for children that may need therapy are developmental delays, birth injuries, traumatic injuries (brain or spinal cord), sensory processing disorders, broken bones or other orthopedic injuries, learning problems, autism, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.  OT and PT are great for children falling behind their peers to help develop fine and gross motor skills, sensory motor/processing skills, and visual motor skills/hand-eye coordination so they can become more independent with self-care skills, school readiness, and social/play participation.

A physicians referral is needed for OT and PT for kids.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy provides evaluation and treatment of language, cognition, voice, articulation, fluency, and swallowing to children and adults with delays or disabilities. It helps each person work toward increased functioning and independence in their daily lives by providing therapeutic strategies that are specific to each person’s needs. Our speech pathologist works with each individual to establish goals and develop a program to achieve maximum results.

Speech pathologists specialize in human communication, its normal development, its disorders, and the prevention of future disorders. Our speech pathologist can identify, assess and provide treatment for individuals with speech, language, cognitive/communicative, and swallowing disorders.

Other Services Offered:

  • Dry Needling
  • Geriatric Care 
  • Graston Care
  • Home Care
  • Lymphedema Services
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Rehab
  • Pediatric Rehab
  • Sports Injury/Concussion Rehab
  • TMJ
  • Vestibular Rehab
  • Women's Health
  • Workmen's Comp/Work Screen

Rehab Services in Ogden

The Ogden Rehab Clinic has moved to a new location at 245 West Walnut Street in Ogden.  The clinic offers physical therapy services.  For more information about physical therapy, see the description above.  To schedule an appointment at the Ogden Rehab Clinic, call (515) 275-4920.

For an appointment for any of the above therapies at the Boone location, please call Rehab Services at (515) 432-7729;
for the Ogden location, call (515) 275-4920.

  "I appreciated that my therapist listened to me and offered encouragement.  Keep that up!  I think many medical professionals lack what your team has.  Many thanks!" — Patient comment

Boone County Hospital
1015 Union Street
Boone, IA, 50036
T: (515) 432-3140
Email: lschmidt@bchmail.org
About Us
Boone County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that has been serving the healthcare needs of Boone County and the surrounding communities since the early 1900s. Our mission is to improve and enhance the health and well-being of those we serve.
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