UnityPoint Health - Meriter - Therapy West


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Masking & Visitor Guidelines

Before visiting this location, please read our visitor & masking guidelines.

Hours & Directions

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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Supporting You Every Step of the Way

Our Physical and Occupational Therapy programs provide comprehensive, customized therapy services to adults and children of all ages. Our therapists pride themselves on staying up to date with the latest evidence and treatment concepts. You can be sure that your health and wellbeing goals will be prioritized within an evidence-based treatment plan. Our team includes highly educated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, occupational therapists, and a friendly, knowledgeable front desk staff who all work together as a team to make your visits to our clinics efficient and helpful.

Whether you are experiencing an orthopedic or neurological injury, UnityPoint Health - Meriter therapists are there for you every step of the way. With extensive experience treating everything from that nagging foot pain to post-operative care to recovering from a traumatic brain injury, you'll find the care you need at our clinics.


Additional Services & Treatments Available

  • Astym Therapy
  • Body Weight Supported Gait Training with Lite Gait
  • Driver Readiness
  • Insomnia or Sleep Dysfunction
  • Low Vision
  • Lymphedema
  • Orthopedics
  • Physiotherapy Scoliosis Specific Exercise (PSSE)
  • Return to Work
  • Wheelchair Fitting / Mobility Training

Preparing for Your Appointment

Physical therapy without a referral (Direct Access) may be approved by your insurance for certain diagnoses. Otherwise, a referral from your provider is necessary to obtain physical, occupational and speech therapy services. If you are looking for a specific approach or treatment plan, please ask the scheduling staff to schedule you with a therapist that meets your described needs.
Most health insurance policies include coverage for occupational therapy. If you have questions about your coverage, contact your insurance carrier. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit.
What to Expect
  • Evaluations are generally 60 minutes in length with subsequent visits being 30-60 minutes depending on your therapy type and diagnosis
  • Please plan to arrive for your evaluation 15 minutes early to allow time to check in and fill out intake forms
  • Please dress in comfortable activewear whenever possible

Meet Our Team

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Melissa Howard, OT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Physical Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy

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Lynette Rajterowski, OTR/L CHT

Occupational Therapy, Hand Occupational Therapy

Mary Kirchberg
Mary Kirchberg, CLT, OT

Occupational Therapy

Carolyn Kammen
Carolyn Kammen, PT

Physical Therapy

Kristy Beyer
Kristy Beyer, PT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

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Kerryne Kraemer, DPT

Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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David Lippi-Guerron, DPT, PT

Physical Therapy

John Bayer
John Bayer, PT

Physical Therapy

Ashley Dederich
Ashley Dederich

Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy