Therapy Services

Therapy ServicesThe therapy services department at Story County Medical Center, in partnership with 21st Century Rehab, offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services which includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. In addition, athletic training services are provided for local area high schools.

The professional staff consisting of athletic trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and rehab aides work closely with physicians to develop an individualized approach to treatment planning, with an emphasis on education, wellness and injury prevention.

Services include treatment for:

  • Back, Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Hip, Knee, Ankle or Foot Pain
  • TMJ Disorders, Headaches, or Facial Pain
  • Arm, Wrist or Hand Problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Pain and Dysfunction Related to Arthritis
  • Balance Impairments or Vertigo
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Occupational Health


The Therapy Services Department is located on the Story Medical South Campus at 640 South 19th Street in Nevada.

Appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm. Extended hours are available by appointment to accommodate work schedules.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (515) 382-7008 or toll free (888) 522-9820

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists are licensed healthcare professionals who will perform a detailed evaluation and assessment of your health problem resulting from an injury or disease. Based upon this information and general health history, we will then develop a treatment program that will get you the highest level of function in the least amount of time.

Generally, the patients we see need an ongoing strength or flexibility program in order to keep this condition under control. This will give you the tools to manage your health problem long after discharge from our services.

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy staff is highly skilled in treatment that focuses on helping people achieve independence in all areas of their lives. In addition to dealing with an individual's physical well-being, our occupational therapists address psychological, social and environmental factors that may hinder an individual's functioning in different ways.

A wide variety of people can benefit from occupational therapy, including the following: work-related injuries, limitations following a stroke or heart attack, fractured bones or other injuries from falls, sports injuries or accidents, as well as arthritis, multiple sclerosis or other serious chronic conditions.

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. By evaluating the speech, language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing skills of children and adults, our speech therapists determine what communication or swallowing problems exist and the best way to treat them.