Comprehensive Care

JRMC Rehabilitation is the only adult rehab facility in Jamestown to offer physical, occupational and speech therapy. Our certified staff participates in ongoing training; ensuring we deliver the best knowledge, skill and care to meet your needs.

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Sports Medicine

Therapists at JRMC are all licensed and experienced in each of their respective fields. Our professional staff includes licensed physical therapists, licensed occupational therapists and a licensed speech-language pathologist. We work as a team with your surgeon, local physician and/or social worker beginning with pre-surgical care to outpatient services providing continuity of care for you.

JRMC Rehab takes pride in helping people. Our staff takes the time to get to know our patients, listen to their concerns, answer any questions and help each patient make informed decisions that are right for them. All employees at JRMC are empowered to make THE difference in the lives that they serve.

The following is a list of services provided by JRMC Rehabilitation. If the type of therapy that you need is not specifically listed, call us at the number below to see if that type of therapy is available.

AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill®
JRMC is one of only two AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills in North Dakota. The advantage of this treadmill is its ability to allow you to be mobile at a fraction of your body weight. The AlterG  is used to help recover from surgery, rehabilitate after an injury or maintain exercise in order to combat the diseases of aging.

Arthritis
There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. This painful condition creates stiffness and swelling in the joints and can affect people at any age. JRMC Rehab provides a wide assortment of tools and techniques that are used to offer comfort and return of function for the arthritic patient.

Balance and Dizziness
Balance and dizziness disorders are the leading cause of falls among people 65 and older in the United States. These falls cause more than 200,000 fractured hips a year. However, this disabling condition is not limited to the older population. The care for balance-related symptoms is highly specialized.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
If certain movements of your head cause vertigo (the sensation of spinning) you may be experiencing a symptom of an inner ear problem.

Direct Access for Physical Therapy
Direct Access for physical therapy provides patients the ability to receive services from a licensed physical therapist where and when he/she may choose, without having to first obtain a prescription or referral from a physician if their insurance allows. For more information on direct access, visit thephysical therapy page.

Free Injury Screenings
If you have been hurt at work or play and you’re not sure if you should be seen by a physician, set up a free injury screening with JRMC Rehab.

Free Speech & Memory Screenings
If you or someone you know is having trouble with speech, language or memory, set up a free screen with JRMC Rehab.

Hand Therapy
The specialized care of hand and upper extremity injuries is available at JRMC Rehab. Our occupational therapists are able to help with therapy and/or splinting so that recovery from injury is as quick as possible.

Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT)
Also known as the LOUD program, this therapy is specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease to improve vocal loudness and vocal quality that is often lost due to the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.

Lymphedema
Slowed or blocked movement of fluid through the lympahatic system is the cause of lymphedema. It may occur following surgery, radiation therapy, infection or trauma. Lymphedema can affect the arm, leg, neck, face or genitalia. Symptoms include swelling, heaviness, firmness, achiness or pain. Specialized therapy for reducing and managing lymphedema is available at JRMC.

Manual Therapy
Most therapies are a combination of modalities and hands-on techniques. The skilled art of hands-on therapy (manual therapy) is beneficial for increasing range of motion, blood supply and early muscle function. Learn more about occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Myofascial Release
The use of manual stimulation of the face and throat to decrease pain and/or improve voice and swallowing function is myofascial release. This therapy is used often for head and neck cancer patients.

Neurologic Conditions
Disease and injury to the neurological system can be life altering. It is important for the therapist to have an understanding of how to influence the neurological system following an injury in order to obtain the best outcome. JRMC Rehab staff includes experts in the care of this condition. Learn more about speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is a unique field of practice with special emphasis on the restoration of activities of daily living. Through the development of muscle function and the use of assistive devices, daily living activities become easier to perform. Occupational therapy also can provide a great deal of assistance in making the work site a safer place to be. Learn more about occupational therapy.

Orthopedic/Spine Care
The care and function of bones, muscles and joints require a unique understanding of motion and what demands that motion places on the body. Various therapies are available at JRMC for the care of muscles and joints. Injuries to these structures can be caused by work or recreation. JRMC Rehab staff includes experts in the care of joints and the muscles that surround them.

Pain Management
There are many factors that contribute to the onset and continuing occurrence of pain. JRMC Rehab works alongside your physician to provide unique, gentle and progressive therapies for the treatment of pain.

Physical Therapy
Physical therapy services are available at JRMC. Most of the services described on this page are components within the field of physical therapy. JRMC Physical Therapy staff is made up of experienced therapists with training in a variety of specialty fields. Learn more about physical therapy.

Post Surgical/Post Trauma Rehabilitation
JRMC Rehab staff has specialized training in post surgical care. The care after a surgery or trauma is a critical healing time. The rehab staff works with the surgeon and/or physician to be able to modify the care process to meet specific restrictions or requirements that your condition requires.

Postural Restoration
We often attempt to influence the natural function of the human body with well intended exercises or treatment methodologies that simply do not match up well with normal function. Postural Restoration is a very unique approach that recognizes the relationships of all systems within the human body and understands the needs to maintain those relationships during the therapy process.

Speech Therapy
Speech therapy provides treatment for children and adults who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, voice and swallowing. Speech therapy at JRMC can support those who may suffer from stroke, swallowing difficulty, memory impairments, language delay, complications following head, neck and throat cancer, and complications following traumatic brain injury. Learn more about speech therapy.

Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
JRMC provides athletic training exclusively for Jamestown High School. Our athletic trainer works closely with the school nurse, physicians, local orthopedics and rehabilitation teams to help provide the student-athlete with the highest quality healthcare possible. Our team is there to maintain the safety and welfare of all who participate in athletics at Jamestown High School. Let us help you return safely to the field of play. Learn more about sports medicine.

Vertigo/Vestibular Rehabilitation
JRMC Rehab is equipped to care for the patient who suffers from vertigo or vestibular issues. Forty percent of the population over the age of 40 will experience symptoms dealing with dizziness. Many of these symptoms can be successfully treated with therapy.

Vital Stim
An FDA cleared method to promote swallowing through electrical stimulation. The goal of this method is to strengthen swallowing muscles and improve motor control of the swallow.

Women’s Health
JRMC Rehab provides physical therapy evaluation and treatment for specific health needs of women. Treatment is available for pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic pain, bladder or bowel leakage, voiding dysfunction, constipation, pregnancy and postpartum conditions, along with many others. We are fortunate to have well trained therapists who are available to assist you in your treatment.

Meet Our Team

Tracey Anderson, MPT
Rehab Manager
Tracy Anderson has been at JRMC since 1998. Tracy has a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She has special training and focuses treatments in Postural Restoration techniques. Tracy also has training in strain/counterstrain, the pelvic girdle, NDT and gait analysis.
“The best part is making people’s lives better daily.”
Tracy says...
Cody Champagne, DPT
Physical Therapist
Cody Champagne joined the team at JRMC in 2010. He graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. Cody has specialized training in manual therapy techniques. He has completed internships at facilities specializing in work with post-surgical Division I college athletes and neuro-rehabilitation with patients dealing with TBI, strok, Parkinson's and paralysis.
"I get to help people. As physical therapists, we have the opportunity to improve a person's quality of life."
Cody says...
Stephanie Erlandson, DPT
Physical Therapist
Stephanie joined the rehab team in 2017. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2017. Her main interest is in outpatient physical therapy. She has her EMR certification. She specifically enjoys working with the lower extremity and with people who run, but loves working with and helping patients who have any diagnoses.
"Every day is a new challenge! I commit myself to excellence each day with my patients."
Stephanie says...
Adrienne Spieker, MS, LATC
Athletic Trainer
Adrienne Spieker provides full-time coverage of Blue Jay Varsity athletics. Her services include prevention of athletic injuries, providing immediate care of athletic injuries, designing rehabilitation programs and advice on injury self-care.
Adrienne says...
Rebecca Gussiaas, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Becca joined the JRMC team in 2015. She is originally from Carrington, ND. She attended Minnesota State University Moorhead for her undergrad and graduate degrees. Becca is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT), Vital Stim and Myofascial Release for neck, voice and swallowing disorders.
"I chose speech therapy to help others find their 'voice.' Communication makes the world go round!"
Becca says...
Paula Marker, MPT
Physical Therapist
Paula Marker has been at JRMC since 2014. She graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mary in 2004. She has special training in Postural Restoration techniques. She uses a wide variety of modalities and manual therapy techniques to treat various orthopedic diagnoses.
"I wanted to make a difference in people's lives. The small goals we help our patients achieve often make a world of difference."
Paula says...
Susan Matthiesen, MS, CCC-A
Audiologist
Susan Matthiesen brought audiology services to JRMC in 1996. Originally from Charleston, SC, she has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science, both from Minot State University. Her services include hearing evaluations, newborn hearing screenings, industrial screenings, hearing aid fittings and repairs, workshops and custom ear protection devices.
"Communication stirs thoughts, educates, connects, and is vital to educational, social and emotional health. As an audiologist, I have the ability to help people communicate with greater ease."
Susan says...
Lucas Morken, DPT
Physical Therapist
Lucas Morken joined the team at JRMC in 2011. He has Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. His main interest is outpatient physical therapy. Lucas has special training in treating low back pain and total joint replacements. He also has a personal training certification from NCCPT.
The gratitude a patient expresses after overcoming an obstacle makes me enjoy working in healthcare."
Lucas says...
Michelle Rexin, MPT
Physical Therapist
Michelle Rexin joined the JRMC team in 2014. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 1999. Michelle has experience as a physical therapist primarily in the acute care and rehab setting.
Michelle says...
Leann Ripplinger, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Leann Ripplinger joined the team at JRMC in 1998. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1995 with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy with minors in gerontology and psychology. Leann has experience working in acute, sub-acute, outpatient, swing bed, home health and hospice settings. She has provided contract services to Alpha Opportunities, working with individuals with a variety of developmental and physical disabilities. She is a trained CarFit event coordinator and has helped organize several public events in Jamestown. Leann has special training in visual deficits/vision rehab, understanding dementia, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation treatment and hand rehabilitation.
"I love to connect with individuals to help them through difficult and scary times."
Leann says...
Julie Schulz, PT
Physical Therapist
Julie Schulz has been on the team at JRMC since 1998 and has over 27 years of experience as a physical therapist. She graduated from Mayo Clinic Physical Therapy program in 1987 and has a BS degree in Athletic Training from NDSU. Julie has special training in manual therapy techniques including muscle energy, visceral manipulation and neural manipulation. She has special interest in core stabilization and spine/pelvic pain and dysfunction.
"I have been blessed. There is so much reward and satisfaction in watching someone go from being frustrated and in pain to a happy, functional individual and knowing you had a part in it."
Julie says...
Amy Walz, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Amy Walz joined the team at JRMC in 2009. She received her major in Psychology from UND in 1999 and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2001. Amy is currently the chairperson for the North Dakota State Board of Occupational Therapy Practice. She is also an active member of the AOTA and the ND OT associations. Amy has worked in a variety of settings ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, hand therapy rehab and a range of acute and chronic diagnoses in outpatient, inpatient and home health/hospice settings. She has special training in low vision, wound care and is a certified lymphedema therapist.
"As healthcare providers, we have the honor of helping others. By positively influencing the human spirit, it recharges ourselves in return."
Amy says...