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Recover from an injury, rehabilitate from surgery or restore function with the support of the experienced and knowledgeable therapists at UnityPoint Health. With a second location in Waterloo, our team offers caring, compassionate therapy that is customized to your individual needs.
Therapy can assist a variety of health conditions. Treatment is available for:
- Outpatient Orthopedics
- Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
- Sprains and Strains
- Sports Injuries/Prevention
- Vestibular Disorders/Dizziness
- Stroke and other neurological conditions
- Hand Therapy
- Speech disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Dry Needling
- Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Physical Therapy (PT) is the practice of rehabilitation of functional mobility after an illness, injury or disease. Treatments may include gait, balance and transfer training, exercise programs, manual therapy, and possibly the use of physical modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound/phonophoresis, iontophoresis or thermotherapies. Physical Therapy also offers specialty programs for treatment of lymphedema, vestibular (dizziness) issues, and dry needling.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is skilled treatment that helps individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives. Occupational therapy assists people in developing skills necessary for independent and satisfying lives and restoration of functional skills after illness, injury or disease. OT treatments are designed to improve one's ability to perform daily activities. They may involve home and job site adaptive recommendations, performance and skills assessments and treatments, adaptive equipment recommendations, guidance to family members and caregivers, manual therapy and many other services. Occupational therapists have years of experience in hand therapy, both surgical and non-surgical cases.
Speech - Language Pathology
Speech therapy provides skilled therapy services to adults and children to facilitate improved communication, swallowing and cognitive skills. Speech language pathologists are trained to facilitate improved speech, language, voice and fluency to improve communication and are also trained to evaluate and treat swallowing disorders. Cognitive skills, such as memory, concentration and problem solving, are also skills which speech pathologists evaluate and treat to maximize a person's ability to function safely.
Do you have concerns about your child's development? Pediatric therapists at UnityPoint Health – Prairie Parkway have extensive education and clinical experience treating infants and children with a variety of conditions.
Family-centered care means you are an active participant in your child's therapy. Family is the constant in a child's life and supporting families is our primary focus. This is evident in everything we do, from scheduling appointments and setting goals to welcoming brothers and sisters at therapy sessions.
What we do
Physical therapy improves a child's gross motor skills and movement patterns and aids in the rehabilitation of functional mobility after an illness, injury or disease.
- Gross motor delays
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Gait abnormalities
- Balance or coordination concerns
Speech therapy facilitates improved communication, swallowing and cognitive skills
- Speech production
Occupational therapy improves the ability to perform daily activities
- Fine motor skills
- Self-care skills
- Sensory processing
- Visual motor skills
Feeding therapy can assist children who encounter issues gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew or swallow it.
- Difficulty with breast or bottle feedings
- Inability to transition to purees, table foods or cup
- Aversion to certain food textures or nutritional categories
- Food range less than 20 foods
- Poor weight gain or weight loss
Provider referrals and insurance coverage
It is important to talk to your pediatrician about your child's development, and a doctor referral is required to receive therapy services. Our care coordinator will work with you to determine covered services.
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics – Prairie Parkway
UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics is also located at Prairie Parkway, which makes for efficient collaboration and follow-up between therapists and your pediatrician. To schedule an appointment at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics – Prairie Parkway, call (319) 222-2903 or visit unitypoint.org/pediatrician.