Physical Therapy

Sarah DeWaard said her father was a great influence on her entering the healthcare field. The Burlington native lives an active lifestyle and desires the same for her patients. It is that passion that brought DeWaard to Mahaska Health as a physical therapy assistant. “My dad is a physician who influenced me towards the healthcare…

Physical Therapy

Helping someone make their way back from illness, injury or accident plays right into physical therapy assistant Kaitlyn Letzring’s hand. She is dedicated to providing care to patients at Mahaska Health’s physical and occupational therapy department. “I’ve always wanted to end up in a profession that would allow me to help others,” said Letzring. “Working…

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Physical Therapy

Paige Reynolds, PT, DPT, coming to us from the Keystone State of Pennsylvania, has brought her talents in physical therapy to Mahaska Health. The native of Pittsburgh said she is so excited to make a difference in the lives of patients in our community. “I have always been very fascinated with the human body and…

Physical Therapy Director

Ryan Rowley, MPT, Physical Therapy Director, has been practicing as a Physical Therapist for over 25 years. He finds fulfillment in educating individuals on ways they can decrease pain and improve their overall health. Whether it’s strength-improving exercises, mobility-advancing techniques, or education on proper postural positioning, Ryan loves seeing patients return to their daily activities…

Lara looks at what each patient can gain from physical therapy. Lara takes pride in helping her patients regain strength and improve mobility with less pain as well as relearning functions after injury or illness. Lara emphasizes that gains look different for everyone, and it’s important to celebrate your unique successes. Her equal love for aquatic rehabilitation, acute care, and neuro rehabilitation aid in providing a full picture of help she can offer individuals.

Tammy Lorentzen, PTA, CLT, finds fulfillment in seeing positive changes made in her patient’s lives. Physical Therapy has allowed her the opportunity to work hands-on with patients and achieve their functional goals. For Tammy, she always knew she wanted to work in healthcare, and working at Mahaska Health provides her the opportunity to serve her…

Lauren Terpstra, PT, DPT, CLT, values the opportunity to teach people how to be physically aware of their body and the way it moves. She finds incredible fulfillment in playing a part in restoring a person’s overall function and quality of life, decreasing their pain, and helping them return to doing the things they love…