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Big Stone Therapies Joins SCBH to Provide Inpatient and OutPatient Rehabilitation Services

Big Stone Therapies, Inc. is pleased to partner with Swift County-Benson Hospital to provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Big Stone’s services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy services.

The Big Stone Therapies rehabilitation department at SCBH is led by Clinic Manager, Neil Feist, PT. Neil’s responsibilities include managing daily operational functions, overseeing staff, and providing physical therapy services to patients. Its physical, occupational, and speech therapy staff will work to meet the demands of the Swift County-Benson area.

The physical therapists provide a full-spectrum of care to help patients regain strength, mobility, and functionality. They offer treatment for outpatients and inpatients including, but not limited to: orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation; hip, shoulder, knee, and ankle rehabilitation; walking or balance disorders; back and neck disorders; joint and muscle pain; arthritis management; stroke rehabilitation; Parkinson’s issues; other neurological issues; and work-related injury rehabilitation.

The occupational therapy team helps outpatients and inpatients function to the best of their ability in activities of daily living. Services include, but are not limited to hand therapy (elbow, wrist and hand); home safety assessment; upper extremity functional exercise (coordination, strengthening, range of motion, and sensory training); activities of daily living retraining (for home or work); and adaptive equipment recommendations; wheelchair evaluations; and cognition and memory assessments.

The speech-language pathologist works with the full range of communication and its associated disorders. The speech therapist evaluates and treats speech, language, and swallowing disorders in outpatients and inpatients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Therapies for swallowing disorders, stroke impairments, voice disorders, cognition and memory deficits are offered.

Individuals who are considering if they might benefit from outpatient rehabilitation services can talk to their doctor about a referral to Big Stone Therapies or call Neil Feist, PT, Rehabilitation Manager at 320-843-1340.  Anyone on the rehabilitation staff will be happy to explain the process of obtaining a referral.

Big Stone Therapies, Inc. operates 20 clinics in Minnesota and South Dakota. The clinics are either contracted through hospitals and long-term care facilities or are stand-alone, private clinics. Big Stone locations include Appleton, Baxter, Benson, Browns Valley, Farmington, Graceville, Hendricks, Ivanhoe, Madison, Marshall, Minneota, Morris, Olivia, Ortonville, Thief River Falls, Wheaton, and Zumbrota in Minnesota and Milbank, Sisseton, and Watertown in SD. The company was formed 22 years ago by physical therapists Wade VanDover and Paul Treinen. VanDover, CEO, and Treinen, COO, continue ownership in the company today along with Roman Taffe, CAO, and Angela Meyer, Vice-President of Long-Term Care.

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