Meet our Therapy Team

​Our mission is to provide physical, occupational, speech, and lymphedema therapy services to members of the community. The IOOF Community Therapy Center therapists are certified in Accelerated Care Plus (ACP), a program that compliments traditional therapy modalities.

​Call our Therapy Center today at 641-424-5716.

Myrna Jorgensen (PTA)

Jennifer Groen (Executive Director of Operations/PTA) ONR

Myrna Jorgensen (PTA)

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Physical Therapy​

The physical therapy team uses exercise and various therapeutic techniques to help patients increase strength, improve mobility and alleviate pain.

Physical therapy helps with:

  • Pain
  • Walking
  • Transferring
  • Balance
  • Bed Mobility
  • Joint & Muscle Dysfunction
  • Orthotic & Prosthetic Training
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Assessing home, job, and community for improved safety and independence

Occupational Therapy​

The occupational therapist uses exercise and various therapeutic techniques to help patients regain daily living skills that have been impaired by an injury or illness.

Occupational therapy helps with:

  • Home Management Skills (i.e., cooking, cleaning, money, medications, etc.)
  • Pain & mobility of shoulders, arms, and hands
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Bathing & Toileting
  • Self-feeding
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Bed & Chair Positioning
  • Splinting of arms & hands
  • Assessing home, job, and community for improved safety and independence

Speech Therapy

The speech-language pathologist provides specialized programs for patients with swallowing difficulties, communication and voice disorders, as well as cognitive difficulties.

Speech therapy helps with:

  • Chewing & Swallowing
  • Speech articulation
  • Language concepts
  • Voice
  • Stuttering
  • Ability to comprehend others
  • Thought Organization
  • Reading & Writing
  • Problem Solving
  • Memory
  • Alternative Communication

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is an acute or chronic swelling of an extremity or part of the body caused by a deficiency in the flow of lymph fluid from the area due to:

  • Surgical removal of lymph nodes (i.e. mastectomy or prostate surgery)
  • Congenital (born with) defect of having too few, impaired, or absent lymphatics or lymph nodes
  • Destruction of extensive lymphatic pathways due to trauma, surgery, or radiation

Persons with mild to severe lymphedema need formal treatment provided by an occupational therapist certified in lymphedema treatment.

Treatment can involve:

  • Exercise programs
  • Wound and skin care
  • Lifestyle adaptations
  • Specialized massage
  • Compression bandages and/or sleeve

Our therapists are specially trained in ACP, Accelerated Care Plus. ACP has allowed us to treat patients with state-of-the-art technology, resulting is outstanding results and quick recoveries.

Accelerated Care Plus and our therapists pride themselves on returning patients to their prior level of functioning following any life-restricting injury or illness. ACP has individualized programming that addresses pain management, stroke recovery, arthritis, neuropathy, carpel tunnel, heart health, and many other individualized programs.

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