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(Denison, IA) – With increased demand for healing options, and a desire to offer more convenience for patients, the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation department at Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) announced it is expanding its hours and menu of services.

Kelly Wieman, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation department manager, said the changes are being dictated by patient needs.

“We’re expanding our hours from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to accommodate patients who need to come for physical therapy or rehab appointments before or after work. The extra hours will help us to meet the needs of our patients who have a difficult time scheduling from 8 to 5,” Wieman explained.

“In addition, we’ve added LuAnn Walsh, DPT, who is now our fourth full-time physical therapist.” Wieman also noted that all four of the CCMH physical therapists hold a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.

“We’re getting ready of offer a new program in the spring of 2019 called ‘Stepping On’. This is a seven-week fall prevention course. We know falls can happen anywhere when people lose their balance or because they are unfamiliar with their surroundings. By educating people how to prevent falls, we can help them stay healthy,” Wieman noted.

Wieman also added, CCMH is also expanding its women’s health program to offer more inclusive care for patients with pelvic pain or prolapse, incontinence, bowel issues such as constipation, pre-prostatectomy exercise education, and prenatal/postpartum care.

“All of the changes and additions to our Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation services are meant to offer patients more options for healing, care and education,” Wieman said. “We aim to provide convenient, quality care for anyone who would like to access our services.”