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1-800-916-1836 | 100 Healthy Way, Olivia MN 56277

Services

Therapy Services

Clinical Excellence

Big Stone Therapies Logo for BST PageFrom the moment a patient walks in our doors, the staff at Big Stone Therapies is there every step of the way helping to make the patient’s experience exceptional. Our friendly receptionists help guide patients through paper work, contact insurance companies, and schedule future appointments at the patient’s convenience. During appointments, our care teams work together to help meet the patient’s goals in our clean and friendly environment. Our services don’t end at the patient’s last appointment; we are here as a resource for any future rehabilitation needs.

Commitment to Rehab

Our therapists are passionate about helping patients meet their recovery goals. Staying current with industry standards and new rehabilitation approaches is paramount. Many of our therapists hold one or more advanced certifications in their respective disciplines. Furthermore, our clinic has a high-standard and specialty rehabilitation equipment that allows our patients to fully and safely recover.

Specialties

Depending on your diagnosis, your physician may prescribe specialty rehabilitation services to aid in your recovery. We are pleased to offer a variety of specialty services for physical, occupational, and speech therapies for all ages!

Athletic Training

Athletic Training is an intensely personal experience. When someone is hurting or their body isn’t working the way it should, Their main goal is returning to their normal way of life. That’s why we focus on people as individuals. We only succeed when they resume a healthy, active lifestyle, and that's our goal for each patient and getting there comes down to one-on-one care. Our patients typically work with a care team from start to finish. We take time to really understand your needs and goals to develop effective treatment plans. We work to remote obstacles that stand between each patient and success by listening – really listening – when patients have concerns and problems.

At Big Stone Therapies, our athletic trainers and therapists work with athletes of all ages in the prevention, assessment, and/or treatment of athletic injuries. Whether the patient is a student athlete or ‘weekend warrior,’ our therapists evaluate athletic injuries and customize a treatment plan that will help get the athlete back in the game quickly and safely.

Currently our athletic trainer has partnered with BOLD & RCW Schools providing on-field services to ensure student athletes compete safely during games and practices and return to play safely following an injury. Is your school interested in partnering with Big Stone Therapies? Please contact Pete Amberg at 320-523-3470.

Check out our programs we offer:

Athletic Trainer

Casey Lewandoski, ATCCasey Lewandoski, ATC

Family

  • Casey grew up in Fairbanks, AK and now lives in Olivia, MN.

Education/Certifications

  • B.A. in Athletic Training, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • NATA Member

Professional Interests

  • Rehabilitation of the shoulder and knee

Personal Interests

  • Baseball, Hockey and Outdoor Activities

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is an intensely personal experience. When someone is hurting or their body isn’t working the way it should, Their main goal is returning to their normal way of life. That’s why we focus on people as individuals. We only succeed when they resume a healthy, active lifestyle, and that’s our goal for each patient and getting there comes down to one-on-one care. Our patients typically work with a care team from start to finish. We take time to really understand your needs and goals to develop effective treatment plans. We work to remote obstacles that stand between each patient and success by listening – really listening – when patients have concerns and problems.

Big Stone Therapies offers occupational therapy services at RC Hospital & Clinics designed to help people of all ages recover, maintain, or return to activities of daily living. Following a physician’s order, our occupational therapists evaluate the patient and customize an individualized treatment plan that may include exercises related to home or work activities and the use of adaptive equipment.

Occupational Therapy Team

Angela Cole, OTR/L

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, College of St. Catherine’s, St.Paul
  • Volunteer for MN Valley Riding Academy at Lee-Mar Ranch, Granite Falls
  • LSVT Big Certified

Professional Interests

  • Therapeutic horseback riding, adults and Geriatric therapy

Personal Interests

Walking, horseback riding, spending time at the lake, working in the yard, and spending time with family and friends

Angela and her husband Nathan reside near Olivia. They have two children and run a small trucking company

Karletta Marwede, OTR/L

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
  • Member of AOTA and the MN Occupational Therapy Association

Professional Interest

Elbow, wrist, and hand injuries, lymphedema, pediatrics, geriatrics and wheelchair management

Personal Interest

Snowmobiling, gardening, canning, and spending time at the lake with family

Karletta and her husband Cal reside south of Bird Island where he farms. They have twin boys: Keaten and Colton

Julie CoonsJulie Coons, COTA, CLT, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Family

  • Julie grew up in Anoka, MN and resides in Olivia, MN. She has an adult son.

Education/Certifications

  • A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant, Anoka Hennepin Technical College & Anoka Community College
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Professional Interests

  • Pediatrics, Lymphedema

Personal Interests

  • Outdoor activities, riding her Harley, relaxing at the lake, and weekend vacations

Pediatric Therapy

Big Stone Therapies at RC Hospital & Clinics provides pediatric therapy services to children of all ages with a wide range of rehabilitation needs. Using an interdisciplinary team of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, we offer services designed to help the pediatric patient function at his or her highest level. Working together with the child’s care team and family, our therapists will design a plan of care customized to help reach his or her maximum potential.

Pediatric physical therapy services help children with injuries, illnesses, or diseases develop, regain, or improve their ability to move. Assessments include:

  • Range of motion
  • Function
  • Coordination
  • Muscle strength
  • Motor skills
  • Working with newborns: Colic, Acid Reflux, Toricollis, and More!

Pediatric occupational therapy services help children function to the best of their abilities at home, school, or play. Assessments include:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Sensory issues
  • Self-care
  • Handwriting
  • Social skills
  • Reading therapy

Pediatric speech therapy services help children with communication, voice, learning, feeding, and swallowing issues. Assessments include:

  • Speech disorders
  • Cognition levels
  • Feeding/swallowing issues
  • Comprehension
  • Attention
  • Reading therapy
  • Voice concerns

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is an intensely personal experience. When someone is hurting or their body isn’t working the way it should, their main goal is returning to their normal way of life. That’s why we focus on people as individuals. We only succeed when they resume a healthy, active lifestyle, and that’s our goal for each patient and getting there comes down to one-on-one care. Our patients typically work with a care team from start to finish.

We take time to really understand your needs and goals to develop effective treatment plans. We work to remove obstacles that stand between each patient and success by listening – really listening – when patients have concerns and problems.

Big Stone Therapies offers physical therapy services at RC Hospital & Clinics to help people of all ages restore musculoskeletal function, mobility, and strength following illness, injury, or surgery. Our physical therapists work together with a patient’s physician to develop an individualized plan of care that may include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, and functional training.

Physical Therapy Team

Erin Flann, PT

Education/Certifications

  • B.A in Biology, Concordia College
  • M.A in Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic
  • APTA member
  • Certified Clinical Instructor

Professional Interest

  • Spine care, migraines, orthopedics, Chronic pain, and Infant Pediatrics

Personal Interest

  • Reading, riding bike, visiting with friends and spending time at the lake.
  • Erin resides in Bird Island, MN, with her husband Derek and their three children

Michelle JacobsMichelle Jacobs, PTA

Education/Certifications

  • A.A.S in Physical Therapist Assistant, St Kates
  • FMS Certified, Level 2
  • LSVT BIG Certified

Professional Interest

  • Pediatrics, Manual Therapy, General Orthopedics, and Geriatrics

Personal Interest

  • Being at the lake, fishing, reading and spending time with family and friends
  • Michelle resides in Bird Island MN, with her husband Craig and their two daughters

Taylor Huseby, PT, DPT, OCS

Education/Certifications

  • B.A in Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, UW
  • APTA Member
  • Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • SASTM Certified
  • LSVT Certified
  • Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive
  • Technique & Oral Tactile Technique Certified

Professional Interest

  • Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Pediatrics

Personal Interest

  • Traveling to areas with a Latin American emphasis, bow hunting for whitetail bucks, and playing guitar

Lacey Schipnewski, PTA

Education/Certifications

  • A.A.S in Physical Therapist Assistant, LATI
  • LSVT BIG Certified

Professional Interest

  • General Orthopedics, geriatrics, balance disorders, and Manual therapy

Personal Interest

  • Fishing, Reading, quilting, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends
  • Lacey was raised in Renville, MN where she now resides

Andrea VossAndrea Voss, PTA

Education/ Certifications

  • A.A.S in Physical Therapist Assistant Clarkson College

Professional Interest

  • Orthopedics, geriatrics

Personal Interest

  • Sewing and quilting with my grandmother, helping on the farm, fishing, reading, outdoor activities, and playing with my niece and nephews
  • Andrea grew up in Wood River Nebraska, she resides in Redwood Falls, MN with her St. Bernard Bentley Sue

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology is an intensely personal experience. When someone is hurting or their body isn’t working the way it should, Their main goal is returning to their normal way of life. That’s why we focus on people as individuals. We only succeed when they resume a healthy, active lifestyle, and that’s our goal for each patient and getting there comes down to one-on-one care. Our patients typically work with a care team from start to finish. We take time to really understand your needs and goals to develop effective treatment plans. We work to remote obstacles that stand between each patient and success by listening – really listening – when patients have concerns and problems.
 
Big Stone Therapies offers speech pathology services at RC Hospital & Clinics to help people of all ages restore, improve, or maintain communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders. Following a physician’s order, our speech pathologists evaluate the patient and customize a plan of care that may include a variety of treatments specific to the patient’s needs.

Speech Language Pathology Team

Pete Amberg, CCC-SLP, Clinic Manager

Education/ Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Disorders- Mankato State University
  • Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders – Mankato State University
  • Member of ASHA and MSHA (Speech Language Hearing Associations)
  • Adjunct Professor at MSU, Mankato
  • Vital Stim Certified
  • Beckman Oral Motor Exercises Certified
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Trained
  • PAC Certified Independent Preceptor

Professional Interest

  • Dysphagia, Voice Disorders, Gerontology, Dementia Management, Cognitive Rehab, and Reading Therapy

Personal Interest

  • Camping, being outdoors, cars, and spending time with family
  • Pete and his wife Tara reside in Bird Island. Tara is a computer software specialist. They have 3 sons Drew, Tucker, and Gage

Nikki NeisenNikki Neisen, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist

Family

  • Nikki grew up in Bird Island, MN and now lives in Marshall, MN.

Education/Certifications

  • B.S. in Communications Disorders, MSUM
  • M.S. in Communications Disorders, MSUM
  • ASHA Member
  • MSHA Member

Professional Interests

  • Pediatrics, Dysphagia, Adult Neurogenic Disorders and Reading Therapy

Personal Interests

  • Golfing, traveling, watching sporting events, spending time with family and friends

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