Mahaska Health Occupational and Physical therapy in Oskaloosa provides comprehensive services for patients with disabilities, injuries or pain in Mahaska County and surrounding areas. Our goal for our patients is to relieve pain, improve lost function and promote healing.

Physical therapy – deals with the prevention and treatment of disability, disease and injury for all ages. We develop a personalized treatment plan incorporating various forms of therapeutic exercise, muscle re-education techniques, balance activities and education to help you decrease pain and regain strength and mobility.

Occupational therapy – uses goal-directed activity to evaluate and treat people whose ability to function is impaired by normal aging, illness, injury or disability. We work with inpatients, outpatients and home health patients focusing on the promotion of functional independence, prevention of disability and maintenance of wellness.


Patients are treated based on a referral by their provider. Check with your primary insurance carrier to determine if a physician referral is needed.
Mon – Fri
7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Occupational & Physical Therapy Services

We treat a variety of orthopeadic conditions including but not limited to:
• Post total joint replacements
• Low back pain and neck pain/disorders
• Hand and upper extremity post-surgeries, fractures
• Tendon injuries
• Tendonitis
• Nerve compressions, carpal tunnel and tennis elbow, tumors/cysts
• Arthritis
• Post-surgical bone and tendon repairs
• Fractures, sprains and strains
We also provide pre-operative visits to educate patients on:
• What to expect after surgery
• Initiating exercise to improve outcomes of surgery
• Pre-education on walker and crutch use

For patients with nervous system injuries and disorders including:

Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Spinal Cord injuries
Post Polio Syndrome

Provided for children age newborn to 18 years and may be in addition to school-based therapies. Treatments may include developmental activities for balance and coordination as well as daily cares and care giver education.
Diagnoses treated may include:
• Developmental delays
• Torticollis (twisted neck)
• Cerebral Palsy
• Down’s Syndrome
• Dystrophies
• Brain injury
• Spinal cord injury
• Spina Bifida

Treatment in an aquatic (water) setting is used to provide low-impact activity to improve strength and mobility while reducing pain. Mahaska Health is proud to partner with the Mahaska County Y to provide this program.
Diagnoses treated may include:
• Arthritis
• Total joint replacements
• Spinal stenosis
• Post spinal surgeries
• Fibromyalgia

Located in the inner ear, the vestibular system is a vital component of the balance system. It tells our body where we are in space to maintain balance and prevent falls.

Diagnoses treated may include:
• Vertigo/dizziness
• Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV)
• Labyrinthitis, Vestibular Neuritis

A gentle manual therapy used to access the body’s connective and related nervous system tissues.
Diagnoses treated may include:
• Migraines and Chronic headaches
• Spinal pain and disorders
• Chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia
• Tension Myositis

For patients experiencing swelling in a portion of the body, usually the arm or leg. Patients may be assessed in the following areas:
• Range of motion
• Girth measurements
• Skin condition/stages
• Sensation
• Pain
• Functional capabilities
Therapy interventions may include:
• Patient education of the anatomy of the lymphatic system
• Manual node clearing
• Manual lymph drainage techniques
• Compressive bandaging
• Exercise program
• Education in skin care
• Compressive pumps
• Compressive garmet fitting