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Manning Regional Healthcare Center is proud provide a wide variety of rehabilitation services. We offer both inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services as well as occupational and speech therapy. Physical therapy services are offered from 7:00a.m.-5:00p.m. on Monday and Wednesday; 7:15a.m.- 7:00p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m. on Friday. Occupational therapy and speech therapy are available as needed.

In physical and occupational therapy numerous modalities of treatment are offered including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, paraffin, hot pack/cold pack, biofeedback, therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activity, ADL training, gait training, manual therapy, mobilization, traction, patient education, TENS prescription, neural muscular reeducation, etc. Rehabilitative services are provided to patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. All personnel are licensed in the State of Iowa and can provide therapeutic services for a wide range of diagnosis for all age populations.

Call (712) 655-2072 to schedule an appointment for any rehab service.


Amanda Arneson, MOTR/L
Occupational Therapy

MRHC’s Occupational Therapist, Amanda Arneson, MOTR/L has experience treating a wide range of diagnoses. She will focus on treating not just the diagnosis but treating the person as a whole in order to reach their functional goals. 

Arneson offers occupational therapy services for adults who have difficulties with routine care such as brushing their teeth, getting dressed, feeding themselves breakfast, or driving to work. She also provides pediatric care which consists of ensuring that children are meeting developmental milestones and progressing as they should. Geriatric services are available as well. Arneson has experience working in local nursing homes and brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to geriatric care. She will work to get elderly people stronger and back home to be able to live independently. 

After graduating from Audubon High School in 2012, Arneson received her master’s in Occupational Therapy at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. Arneson and her husband live in Audubon with their two children. She enjoys spending time with family as well as doing anything outdoors.

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Sadie Schwartz, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech Therapy

Sadie Schwartz , M.A. CCC-SLP offers speech therapy services at MRHC that can address issues with speaking, reading, listening, writing, thinking, and swallowing. 

Schwartz graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Dakota in 2016. She worked for Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency (AEA) in Eastern Iowa for three years while her husband was in dental school. Sadie and her husband, Dr. Derek Schwartz, dentist at Manning Dental, moved to Templeton in 2019. Sadie currently works full-time as a Speech Therapist for Green Hills AEA.

Speech therapy services are offered on an as-needed basis. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call (712) 655-2072

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Taylor Nelson, Taylor Nelson, PT, DPT
Physical Therapy

Taylor Nelson, PT, DPT is an Iowa native, excited to be back working close to home as the Physical Therapist and Director of Rehab. Nelson and his wife are originally from Exira. After spending two years in Maine they made our transition back to the area. "I’m looking forward to starting our family here, getting to know the community and taking the hospital to a new level with PT services,” he shared.

Taylor Nelson, PT, DPTNelson is a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist, which uses an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. He also specializes in orthopedic type conditions, implementing a multifaceted approach, including hands on and exercise treatments to help patients achieve their rehab goals.

After graduating from Central College in 2015 with a degree in Health and Exercise Science, Nelson obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England in 2019. He then worked as a physical therapist at Proactive Physical Therapy in Lewiston, Maine for two years.

A knee injury in high school requiring extensive rehab inspired Nelson to pursue a career in physical therapy. “The whole rehab process and having a good experience is what led me to this field. Especially in small towns, we’re kind of limited on how many healthcare professionals we have here. We didn’t really have the option of driving to Omaha or Des Moines for everything, so that’s what made me interested in coming back to this area – just having a place for everyone to receive high-quality, evidence-based care here.”

Evidence-based practice includes the integration of best available evidence, clinical expertise, and patient values and circumstances related to patient and client management, practice management, and health policy decision-making, according to the American Physical Therapy Association.

Physical therapy can help those with back, neck, muscle and joint pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, stroke, sprains and strains, orthopedic or sports related injuries, weakness or loss of motion, body misalignments and more.

MRHC also offers additional rehabilitative services such as occupational, speech and respiratory therapy. Occupational therapy provides services for people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental, or psychological impairment, need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Respiratory therapy addresses COPD, acute respiratory distress syndrome, bronchitis, sleep apnea and more. Speech therapy can address issues with speaking, reading, listening, writing, thinking, and swallowing.

To schedule a rehabilitative appointment at Manning Regional Healthcare Center, call (712) 655-2072.

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