Physical and Occupational Therapy
Whether you are recovering from surgery or need to strengthen or heal a painful or injured joint, our physical therapy department is conveniently located on the Orange City Area Health System main campus and designed with your total healing in mind.
The facility is staffed with 11 physical therapists and assistants, and houses state-of-the-art equipment and technology in a spacious, naturally-lit environment. We also feature the only therapy pool and resistance pools in the area – for safe and effective water-based exercise and therapy.
The Science of Healing
Physical therapists help people with orthopedic conditions such as low back pain or osteoporosis; joint and soft tissue injuries such as fractures and dislocations; neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or Parkinson’s disease; connective tissue injuries such as burns or wounds; cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and workplace injuries including repetitive stress disorders and sports injuries.
Whether you are recovering from surgery or need to strengthen or heal a painful or injured joint, our physical therapy department is conveniently located on the Orange City Area Health System main campus and designed with your total healing in mind. The facility is staffed with 11 physical therapists and assistants, and houses state-of-the-art equipment and technology in a spacious, naturally-lit environment. We also feature a the only therapy pool and resistance pools in the area – for safe and effective water-based exercise and therapy.
The Art of Caring
The individualized, “hands on” approach that characterizes physical therapist care is highly valued by patients. When a physical therapist sees a patient for the first time, he or she examines that individual and develops a plan of care that promotes the ability to move, reduces pain, restores function, and prevents disability. The physical therapist and the patient then work side-by-side to make sure that the goals of the treatment plan are met.
Occupational therapy is therapy based on performing the meaningful activities of daily life (self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction), especially to enable or enhance participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.
Occupational therapy is for individuals of all ages – to improve skills that help them perform daily tasks at home and at school, at work and at play. Our therapists look at the whole picture when it comes to an individual’s treatment – his or her abilities, the tasks to be performed, and the environment in which the task takes place. Chances are, you or a family member will need occupational therapy at some point in your life. Learn more about the value of occupational therapy, across the lifecycle, so you are ready to seek the right treatment when the time comes.
Services We Provide
- Manual Therapy including Mobilization and physical therapy joint manipulation
- Individualized Therapeutic Exercise Programs
- Job Function Analysis
- Functional Capacity Evaluations
- Warm-up Programs
- Aquatic Therapy
- Ergonomic Evaluations
- Electrical Stimulation
Call 737.5234 for information, a tour, or to schedule an appointment. Or talk to your doctor about options for improving your quality of life with a custom-designed physical or occupational therapy program.
Jacqueline Tapper, Physical Therapist Assistant
Education: University of Northern Iowa; Clarkson College
Nancy Turek, Physical Therapist
Focus: Home Health
Education: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system encompassing four family medicine clinics, sports medicine clinic, behavioral health clinic, award-winning hospital, birth center, surgical center, radiology and laboratory services, occupational health services, specialty outreach services, physical and aquatic therapy, home health and hospice, a retirement community, and a senior care center. The health system campus – designed with privacy and total healing as its foundation – is situated on 37 acres, including a pond with fountain, a healing garden, and a field of prairie grasses and wild flowers adjacent to the PuddleJumper Trail.
A team of 19 family medicine providers, along with dedicated nurses, medical specialists, and 500 support staff, are committed to serving the region with the Core Values of Integrity, Commitment to Excellence, Dedicated Colleagues, and Extraordinary Customer Experience. Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, one of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the U.S., and a Women’s Choice Award recipient for Outstanding Patient Experience.