Therapy and Performance Center
What Makes Us Different
1 on 1 care, individualized plans, staff with over 60 years combined experience, efficient plans, and resources to minimize time and keep costs down.
Movement is Medicine!
Physical Therapy is an evidence-based profession that combines the latest research, clinical experience, and patient input for the optimal patient experience.
Neck and Back
Elbow, Wrist, and Hands
Physical Therapist, Therapy Services Manager
Doug ThompsonPhysical Therapist, Therapy Services Manager
Doug Thompson: Doug attended Muscatine Community College in Muscatine, Iowa where he obtained his Associates in Science Degree before transferring to the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He then continued on to Des Moines University where he graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. He worked shortly at Keokuk County Hospital in Sigourney, Iowa before landing here at VBCH as the Rehab Manager since May of 2015. Doug enjoys working with all types of patients here at VBCH. In his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching youth sports, archery and hunting.
Carisa AllisonPhysical Therapist
Carisa Allison graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1999. She then attended Des Moines University, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2002. Carisa began her work here at VBCH in 2002. In her free time, Carisa enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Matt WickertPhysical Therapist
Matt Wickert: Matt received his Doctorate of physical therapy from Des Moines University in 2014. Matt has spent the last 8 years commuting to Southeast Iowa Hospitals. He lives in Memphis, MO with his wife and kids. He started with Van Buren County Hospital in October 2021.
When Matt is not working, he enjoys the outdoors with his family and friends. During the school year, many nights are spent at sporting events watching his kids. In his downtime, he likes to spend time hunting, fishing, and boating with friends and family.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Heidi ScottPhysical Therapy Assistant
Heidi Scott: Heidi graduated with her Associates in Science Degree and Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Degree from Sanford Brown College in St. Louis Missouri. She has been working as a PTA at VBCH since 2000. In her free time, Heidi enjoys walking with her dog, reading, attending her children’s sporting events and spending time with family and friends.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Sara EgglestonPhysical Therapy Assistant
Sara Eggleston: Sara attended Culver-Stockton College to major in Athletic Training and play softball. She then earned her Masters in Athletic Training at University of Northern Iowa and was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the softball team, dance team, and spirit squads. She worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer covering all sports at Eureka College in Central Illinois before making her way back to this area in which to attend school at Indian Hills to further her education and become a PTA. Shortly after graduation, she started working part-time at Exceed Physical Therapy in Kahoka, MO, Universal Therapy Group in Fairfield, IA, and Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, MO. In November of 2015, she began working at VBCH.
When Sara is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, attending sporting events, yard work, and enjoying the outdoors. She is a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, and loves to watch fastpitch softball as this is a lifelong passion of hers. She describes herself as a “crazy cat lady”, and is a proud Auntie to her nephew Jameson.
Rehabilitation Administrative Assistant
Tonya AndersRehabilitation Administrative Assistant
My name is Tonya Anders, residing in Memphis, Missouri. I have two teenage children, Kaden, 19 who is attending college at Mizzou and Emma, 16, who is a junior in high school.
I graduated high school in 1994 and then went on to college and graduated as a Medical Transcriptionist from IHCC in Ottumwa, IA. I worked at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis for 16 years before working at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois for 6 years. Both jobs allowed me to gain a lot of experience in my profession, but with the evolving healthcare field and less need for transcribers, it was time to change positions once again and that led me to VBCH. In February of 2020, I became an employee at VBCH as the Rehabilitative Administrative Assistant for the therapy department. I can honestly say I really enjoy my job and have a fantastic team to work with.
A few fun facts about me is that while I was a medical transcriptionist, I was able to type over 100 words per minute with at least 98% accuracy and I love to find new recipes to try as I love to cook.
Focuses on the treatment of the hand and upper extremity as well as activities of daily living (dressing, bathing, and grooming); comprehensive home and job site evaluations; adaptive equipment (canes, walkers, etc.) recommendations and training.
Some common orthopedic conditions treated include but are not limited to:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Can see conservative & CTR post op
- CMC Arthroplasties
- Custom Splints and Orthotics
- De Quervains
- Dupuytren’s Release
- Fractures – Joint Stiffness
- Hand Wrist Pain
- Lateral Epicondylitis
- Medial Epicondylitis
- Scar Management
- Tendon Injuries
- Arthritis – Can help with self-care management and adaptive equipment
Evaluate and treat patients with difficulty swallowing, speaking and assist with cognitive
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Adult Apraxia
- Speech Sound Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Child Speech Development Delays
Speech Disorder Treatments
Many speech disorders cannot be cured, but by receiving speech and language therapy with a licensed speech pathologist, many children, and adults can improve their speech or adapt to alternative communication methods.
Speech therapists can help individuals learn the correct way to make a sound, including when and how to move their mouth and tongue, practice saying certain sounds, learn to tell when a sound is correct or wrong, and use sounds in longer sentences. Speech pathologists can give children and adults exercises to improve their speech. Additionally, other medical or mental health care might be necessary depending on the type of speech disorder.
Speech disorders impact children and adults from all walks of life. But these disorders don’t have to stand in the way of their communication, education, and careers. Licensed speech pathologists can help individuals improve their speaking, and when helpful, learn to use augmentative and alternative communication methods.
Forms and Resources
First Visitor Forms
304 Franklin Street
Keosauqua, Iowa 52565
Department Phone: 319-293-8715
If you can’t make it, please let us know! We have others that could be seen sooner if you are not able to get here. We understand life happens. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we may not be able to see you, or it may be an abbreviated session.
Astym treatment is a physical therapy treatment that regenerates healthy soft tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and eliminates or reduces unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions. AT VBCH we have two Physical Therapists that are ASTYM certified. If you are interested in these services give us a call at: 319-293-8715 to learn more!
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