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Rehabilitation Services

Van Buren County Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department is known throughout southeast Iowa for its excellence in patient care. Services are provided to acute, skilled and long-term care inpatients as well as our outpatients and home-bound patients.

Physical Therapy

Our Physical Therapy Department develops, coordinates and utilizes plans of care for individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury. Physical Therapy focuses primarily on those individuals whose potential or actual impairment is related to neuromusculoskelatal, pulmonary and cardiovascular systems. We evaluate our patients and select the most appropriate plan of care to maintain, improve or restore their health.

We offer exercises for increasing strength, endurance, coordination and range of motion; stimuli to facilitate motor activity and learning; instructions in activities of daily living and the use of assistive devices; and the application of physical agents to relieve pain or alter the physiological status.

The physical therapy department is staffed by two physical therapists, two physical therapist assistant and a clerical aide. The department is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy provides services to adults and children to facilitate improved communication, swallowing, and cognitive skills such as memory, concentration and problem solving. Speech therapists evaluate a patient’s ability to communicate and function at his/her maximum potential.


If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-319-293-8709