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. 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.

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Athletic Training

Speech Therapy

Sports Medicine

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 N.D. 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.

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 to 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 the physical therapy page.

Dry Needling
Dry needling inserts thin monofilament needles into the muscle. This releases shortened bands of muscles, decreases trigger point activity and reduces pain. It can benefit anyone dealing with pain, acute or chronic that is from a neurologic or muscular origin. No solution is injected, which is why the service is called “dry needling.” Dry needling is not covered by insurance and costs $30 for a 15 minute session.

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.

Slowed or blocked movement of fluid through the lymphatic 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/Pelvic Floor Therapy
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

Tracy Anderson, MPT
Rehab Manager, Physical Therapist
Tracy Anderson has been at JRMC since 1998. She has a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mary, in Bismarck. She has special training and focuses treatments in Postural Restoration techniques. Anderson 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...
Sherry Benson, DPT
Physical Therapist
Sherry Benson joined the rehab team in 2020. She graduated with a Bachelors in Athletic Training in 2015 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2018 from the University of Mary. Benson enjoys working with a variety of patients from sports medicine to geriatric. She has completed advanced training in dry needling through NDI and likes to use a manual approach to her treatment sessions. Benson enjoys helping patients reach their goals and live life to the fullest.
"The best part about being a physical therapist is getting to know our patients. We are able to have quality one on one time where we can truly listen to our patient's concerns and become someone they can trust."
Sherry says...
Lauren Burningham, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Lauren Burningham joined the JRMC team in 2018. She is originally from Macklin, Saskatchewan. She attended Briecrest College and Seminary, as well as Minot State University for her undergraduate degrees. Burningham completed her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Vermont. Burningham enjoys working with patients of all ages, from birth to geriatrics. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) and in the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program.
"I love having the opportunity to empower, educate and encourage others as they find their voice."
Lauren 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. Champagne 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, stroke, 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...
Shelby Jager, DPT
Physical Therapist
Shelby Jager joined the team at JRMC in 2019. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Jamestown in 2017. Jager has experience working with geriatric patients in a SNF/TCU setting. She enjoys helping patients of all ages to achieve their goals and maximize their potential.
"I have this great opportunity to influence my patients, to inspire change, to help them heal and to share in their success. What could possibly be more rewarding than that?"
Shelby says...
Brittany Kilgore, DPT
Physical Therapist

Brittany Kilgore joined the rehab team at JRMC in 2022. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Jamestown in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021 from the University of Mary. Brittany enjoys working with a variety of patients spanning from all ages with a variety of diagnoses. She is dry needling certified through EIM, which facilitates pain management. She also has her LSVT BIG certification which is program specifically for Parkinson's Disease or other neurological conditions

"The greatest thing about being a therapist is empowering and educating the patients and teaching them they have the capabilities to care for themselves."
Brittany says...
Kaiann Yatskis, DPT
Physical Therapist
Kaiann Arellano joined the rehab team in 2021. She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Jamestown in 2018 and went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of North Dakota in 2021. She also holds an ERA certification. Kaiann has a passion for physical activity and helping others realize their own capabilities and strength.
"I enjoy guiding individuals of all ages through rehab in order to restore their ability to perform all activities, whether that be returning to their sport or walking up the stairs."
Kaiann 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 Bismarck, 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...
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. Ripplinger 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. Ripplinger has special training in visual deficits/vision rehab, understanding dementia, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation treatment, Parkinson's wellness recovery services, and hand rehabilitation.
"I love to connect with individuals to help them through difficult and scary times."
Leann says...
Rachel Savageau, DPT
Physical Therapist
Rachel Savageau joined the team at JRMC in 2020. She graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck with a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science in 2009 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. Savageau has experience treating a variety of diagnosis form pediatrics to geriatrics, primarily in the outpatient setting. She enjoys utilizing manual therapy techniques and Functional Dry Needling as an adjunct to her treatment sessions. She thoroughly enjoys meeting each patient and helping them reach their goals.
"I am passionate about helping patients achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. I take pride in providing the best care possible and look forward to our journey together!"
Rachel says...
Amy Walz, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Amy Walz joined the team at JRMC in 2009. She received her major in Psychology from the University of North Dakota, in 1999, and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University, in 2001. Walz 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...
Kayla Willer, DPT
Physical Therapist
Kayla Willer joined the rehab team in 2018. She graduated with a Doctorate in Physical therapy from the University of Mary in 2018. Her main interest is working with the geriatric population, especially on balance and fall prevention. She is LSVT BIG certified to help assist patients with Parkinson's disease. Willer is happy to help patients of all ages and diagnoses to reach their goals.
"It's rewarding as a physical therapist to be able to get to know patients personally, understand their goals and potential roadblocks and work together to reach their goals. How rewarding to have a meaningful impact on someone's life."
Kayla says...