UnityPoint Health - Jones Regional Medical Center

Jones Regional has complete rehabilitation services available on site, which include occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

These services are available for patients in the hospital, in the home through Community Health of Jones County, and on an outpatient basis with a physician referral.

Rehab services are commonly involved with improving a person’s function following surgery, total joint replacement, stroke, work injury, car accident and other orthopedic and neurological problems. Services are available for all age ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Most insurance plans will cover therapy with a referral from your physician. Please call your insurance to inquire about your plan.

If you have had an injury, a decrease in your strength or balance capabilities, or are experiencing communication and swallowing issues, we may be able to help.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy works to help individuals achieve independence in their lives despite disabilities. This involves people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead productive and satisfying lives.

  • Self-care activities
  • Hand injuries
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Activity modification
  • Energy conservation
  • Fine motor activities
  • Stroke
  • Memory problems
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Home safety assessments
  • Brain injury
  • Cognitive evaluation
  • Lymphedema
  • Women's health
  • Incontinence

Each patient first gets an individualized evaluation by an occupational therapist at which time a treatment plan and goals are established based on the person's needs and activities. We inform your physician of the treatment plan and of your progress with treatment.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy includes the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility.  If you have an injury or illness that results in physical impairment or loss of function, our physical therapist can help.

Each patient first gets an individualized evaluation by a physical therapist at which time a treatment plan and goals are established based on the person's needs and activities. We inform your physician of the treatment plan and of your progress with treatment.

Specialty services include:

  • LSVT Big for Parkinson's
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Vertigo
  • Sports injury screening

What to expect at your first appointment?

What to wear: We recommend that you wear shorts or loose pants that you can roll up, a tank top (depending on your injury location) and comfortable shoes. You will be moving around and your therapist will need to see and assess the injured area.

Paperwork will be provided when you arrive to your appointment. The paperwork you complete provides your therapist with important information regarding your medical history and current diagnosis. This information can help when tracking your progress throughout your treatment.

Question and Answer: You and your therapist will sit down and discuss your current conditions together. This will include questions regarding your diagnosis such as what happened and when, what increases/ decreases your symptoms and what goals you have.

Tests and measures: Your therapist will gather various measurements. Specifically your therapist will look at your motion, flexibility, strength and perform special tests indicated for your diagnosis. These results will help your therapist assess your condition and determine your treatment plan.

Education and scheduling: After collect information, your therapist will discuss their findings and help you understand "why" something is happening. The treatment plan moving forward, goals and what to expect from your therapy sessions will be discussed. Based on the treatment plan the therapist will help determine a schedule frequency that works with and for you.

Home exercises: Your therapist will likely give you a few exercises on day one. This is important to jump start the treatment plan. Your compliance and participation with these at home exercises will help you reach your therapy goals.

Speech Therapy

Speech Language Pathologists help patients of all ages with communication and swallowing issues. They work to increase a person's ability to express their thoughts, ideas, and wishes. In speech therapy we help with:

  • Stuttering
  • Difficulties making sounds
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts
  • Difficultly finding words
  • Voice disorders
  • Memory deficits
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Stroke
  • Head injury
  • Communication devices
  • Pediatric phonological disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Pediatric feeding

Jones County Area Parkinson's Support Group

First Wednesday of Each Month | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
JRMC Therapy Gym

Join us to learn more about Parkinson's Disease. Our goal is to host the group in a variety of formats, including group discussions, books and videos, educational presentations and social gatherings.