Physical therapy at OCMH offers a wide variety of treatment interventions for individuals experiencing functional limitations, weakness, pain, and other health and movement related conditions. Some of the conditions that are evaluated and treated in physical therapy include:
Acute Injury, Sprains, Strains
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Dizziness, Vestibular Impairments
Generalized Weakness or Deconditioning
Musculoskeletal and Joint Pain
Neck pain and Headaches
Neurological Rehab for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, etc.
Pre-op and Post-op Rehabilitation for Joint Replacements and Orthopedic Surgeries
Sports Injury Recovery
Physical therapy services are also provided to hospitalized patients (inpatients). Inpatients often need skilled therapy to improve their functional strength, endurance, and balance to allow for a safe return home as they recover from illness. Our team provides skilled care and works with the medical providers and nursing team to improve the healing potential of inpatients at OCMH.
Meet the Team
Aaron Geist, PT, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN
Education: Osborne High School, 2009
The University of Kansas - Exercise Science (BS), 2013
The University of Kansas Medical Center - Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), 2016
Aaron was born and raised in Osborne, KS. After graduating from OHS he attended KU and KUMC, graduating in 2016 with his DPT degree. Aaron began his role as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at OCMH in 2017. In 2019 Aaron earned his Diploma in Osteopractic, which is a post-graduate training program in the use of spinal and extremity thrust manipulation, ultrasound-guided dry needling, instrument assisted manual therapy, and differential diagnostics of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Aaron is excited about the equipment now available in the Rehab Department, including multiple resistance training stations, new treadmills and recumbent steppers, and aquatic therapy.
Alyssa Bienhoff, PTA, CLT
Education: Harvard High School, 2010
Doane University - Exercise Science (BS), 2014
Clarkson College, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), 2015
Alyssa grew up in Trumbull, NE. After graduating from high school she earned her bachelor’s degree at Doane University, and she was a high jumper on the college track team while at Doane. After earning her PTA degree from Clarkson College, she worked for several years in the Hastings, NE area before beginning at OCMH in 2018. Alyssa completed intensive training to become a credentialed Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) in 2019. Recently, Alyssa began using the Dolphin Neurostim system for the treatment of acute and chronic soft tissue pain. She also has completed RockTape® courses and has experience using taping techniques for athletic injuries and pain reduction. Alyssa currently resides in Kensington, KS with her family.
Linda French, Rehab Aide
Education: Rocky Mountain High School,1982
Colorado State University
Linda grew up in Fort Collins, CO then attended Colorado State University where she was on the swim and diving team. She moved to Osborne, KS in 1985. Linda was a clerical worker at the Sharpe Clinic for 30 years, beginning in 1989. In 2019 Linda began working in the PT/Rehab Department. Her experience working in a medical clinic is extremely helpful when it comes to patient care in the Rehab Department. Linda completes registration for new patients, maintains patient scheduling, measures the department quality assurance standards, helps keep the rehab area in pristine condition, and so much more.
Occupational Therapy services are also offered at OCMH. Occupational therapy helps improve individuals’ ability to function independently in daily life activities that may have become limited by injury, illness, or surgery. Interventions often include restoration of fine motor skills, personal hygiene, equipment recommendations and training, etc.
Speech Language Pathology services are offered to assess, evaluate, and treat communication and swallowing disorders. Speech deficits can occur in children and adults, and can result from certain medical or neurological conditions. Individuals with diagnoses such as aphasia, dysarthria, dysphagia, literacy deficits, or cognitive and social communication disorders can benefit from speech therapy treatment.