Rehabilitation Services

The Rehabilitation Department strives to provide quality, comprehensive therapy services to assist both inpatients and outpatients in achieving their highest level of function. The caring staff of the Rehabilitation Department assists patients who have lost mobility regain and improve their ability to perform daily activities at home, in the community or in physical activity (sports).

Windom Area Health Physical Therapy also provides services to the Mountain Lake Clinic.

For more information, contact the Rehabilitation Department at 507-831-0634.


Physical Therapy Services

  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Arthritis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Bursitis/Fasciitis/Tendonitis
  • Prosthetics
  • Fractures
  • Back Pain
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Strengthening
  • Range of Motion
  • Pain
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Posture Principle Training
  • Body/Lifting Mechanics Training
  • Worksite Ergonomics Evaluation
  • High School Athletic Screens
  • Impact (Concussion) Testing
  • Work Hardening
Additional Treatment Options:
Dry Needling Procedure

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Total Joint Replacements
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Bursitis/Tendonitis
  • Fractures
  • Pain
  • Hand Therapy
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Sensory Integration
  • Vision Retraining
  • Post Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Activities of dail living
  • Strengthening
  • Range of Motion
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Driving Assessments
  • Sensory Feeding

Speech/Language Therapy Services

  • Dyslexia
  • Cognition
  • Voice
  • Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing
  • Dysarthria: Difficulty speaking, caused by muscle weakness
  • Aphasia: Loss of the ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage

Other Programs

Power & Acceleration

Session 1 and 2 of 2023 student participants.
Session 1 and 2 of 2023 student participants.

The Power & Acceleration Program is offered to local middle and high school students grades 6-12 for 8 weeks every summer, specializing in speed, agility, plyometric, and strength training.

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can do what others can't."

Sports Medicine

Joel Riordan (center) at Windom Eagles
Football Game.
Joel Riordan (center) at Windom Eagles Football Game.

In the 2022-2023 school year, Windom Area Schools implemented having on-site Sports Medicine services for their student athletes, provided by the Windom Area Health Rehabilitation team. Our Sports Medicine Team has been present at all home High/Middle school varsity, junior varsity, and B-squad sporting events. They provide first aid and emergency care, taping, injury evaluations, and more to student athletes throughout the seasons.

In addition, if students have an injury at practice, their coaches can have them organize a visit for a free examination by the Rehabilitation team at Windom Area Health.

Soup Walk

Laridee Herding and Mitch Boeck serving soup and chili at the 20th Soup Walk.
Laridee Herding and Mitch Boeck serving soup and chili at the 20th Soup Walk.

Since 2002, the Windom Area Health Rehabilitation Department has organized the Soup Walk, an event to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month in October and encourage physical activity and community involvement.

Those who come to the event are asked to take a short walk and then sit down and enjoy homemade soup, chili, and dessert bars with some warm coffee or cider. The event has continued to grow throughout its 20+ year run and we look forward to serving the Soup Walk for many years to come.

Meet the Staff

Click the name of each staff member to learn more about them!

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Nicole Sammons, OTR/L
Nicole graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse in 2001. Nicole's therapy interests include orthopedics, Parkinson's Disease and neurological rehabilitation. Nicole is married with four children and enjoys sporting activities and time with her family and friends.

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