Rehabilitation Services

"Restorative services are crucial for individuals to maintain function. Many of our campus residents are able to return home or to a lower level of care once they've received physical therapy on a more intense level, which Millennium Therapy’s staff has helped us provide."

 

"Each therapist of the Millennium Therapy team is trained in areas specifically geared toward the elderly. They help create patient-specific plans which also benefit our in-house physical therapy department employees - allowing them to better serve the residents on a daily basis."
- Nancy Mills, St. Luke's Director of Health Services -

 

"Our staff brings to the table many years of professional experience covering a broad spectrum of services and training specifically tailored for each resident's physical needs." "The Millennium therapists work with patients and their health care providers to establish healthy, attainable rehabilitation goals."

 

"An individualized plan of care is developed to meet the specific rehabilitation needs of each resident. Whether the objective is improving strength and endurance, increasing resident's ability to complete activities of daily living, cognition, speech, swallowing, or a combination, the therapists create a comprehensive rehabilitation program focused on total body care, injury preventions, as well as a safe and timely return to living comfortably."
- Carrie Sloan, Millennium Therapy Rehabilitation Team Leader –

 

The rehabilitation services offered by St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. are provided by Millennium Rehab & Consulting Group, Inc., dba Millennium Therapy, a longstanding and reputable organization. Millennium Therapy is an Iowa owned and operated Therapy Services Company large enough to provide a stable relationship, yet small enough to give honest, true attention. The Millennium Therapy team at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. has the ability to react quickly to customer needs. Physical therapy is offered along with occupational and speech therapy services under arrangement via a number of licensed, highly trained, and experienced therapists and assistants. The Millennium Therapy division with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. develops a variety of specialty programs based on each client’s needs. These include, but are not limited to: dementia, osteoporosis, vision, women’s health, geriatric, occupational, massage, exercise, neuromuscular, orthopedic, lymphedema management, speech pathology, swallowing, restorative care, water therapy, and Medicare part A and B services. Each Millennium Therapy staff member serving at the St. Luke campus is certified within his or her respective field, providing precise rehabilitation for each individual.

 

Rehabilitation Management

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Carrie Sloan, DPT, CEEAA

Physical Therapist/Team Leader

Carrie has been with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since October 2010.

She attended college at St. Scholastica located in Duluth, MN receiving her Master's in Physical Therapy in 1998. In 2006, Carrie graduated from Creighton University located in Omaha, Nebraska with a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She then went on to further her education in May 2011 by completing the certification for Expert in Exercising the Aging Adult (CEEAA). Other additional training Carrie possesses include the following: Complete Decongestive Therapy for Lymphedema management, Osteoporosis, and women's health (urinary incontinence and pelvic pain).

Carrie has been working with the geriatric population in various settings since her 1998 graduation from St. Scholastica. In 2010, she moved into a full-time team leader position in addition to being a Physical Therapist for the St. Luke campus.

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Gary Hansen

Speech Language Pathologist

Gary first became part of the dedicated staff at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. in the early 1990s and now serves as St. Luke’s Speech Language Pathologist through the established relationship made with Millennium Therapy.

He was born and raised just south of Spencer, Iowa. Upon graduation from Sioux Valley Community School, Gary went onto the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota, where he received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Minors in French, Psychology, and Special Education in 1979. In 1988, he went onto further his education at Moorhead State University located in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he obtained a Master's of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology with an emphasis on Special Education in 1991.

Gary has been in the health care industry for many years. He has education, training, and experience with adults, geriatric individuals, children, inpatient, outpatient, home patient, and skilled nursing facilities. He has worked with mentally ill geriatric patients at South Dakota Human Services Center, children, adolescents, and adults at Hope Haven, and served as the Program Director at Friendship, Inc. for two group homes for severely-profoundly disabled children and adults. Gary has also worked for various contract rehabilitation companies in Northwest Iowa for the past 20+ years.

Currently, he lives in Estherville, Iowa with his wife. They have two adult sons; one works in Estherville, Iowa and the other in Spencer, Iowa.

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Dawn Feltner

Occupational Therapist

Dawn has been with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since May 2011.

Dawn attended Central College located in Pella, IA where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. She then went on to further her education at St. Catherine located in St. Paul, MN obtaining a Master’s of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy.

She has been working in Long Term Care for the majority of her career with experience in orthopedics, neuro, wheelchair positioning, vision, dementia care, mental health, and splinting/hand therapy.

 

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Kim Thompson, COTA/L

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Kim has been with St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since February 2011. Two years prior, Kim worked as a P.R.N. in North Central Iowa.

She graduated from Kirkwood Community College in 1983.

Kim has been exposed to various areas of practice including: long term care, chiropractic, school, and vision therapy.

Her specialized training includes: neuromuscular techniques utilized for work injuries, rotator cuff injuries, whiplash, and other muscular injuries.

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Melinda Talbot

Physical Therapy Assistant

Melinda has served at St. Luke Homes & Services, Inc. since April 2013, when she joined Millennium Therapy.

Originally from Texas, she moved from Minneapolis to Emmetsburg. Melinda earned her Physical Therapy Assistant degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, in 2006. She worked for the University of Minnesota Medical Center at Fairview in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and at West Bend Care Center in West Bend, Iowa, prior to joining the St. Luke campus.

When not at work, Melinda likes to camp, backpack, fish, hike and bicycle. She ran her first triathlon in 2012 and hopes to continue with this hobby.