We now offer extended hours in our rehab services department. If you could benefit from an appointment outside of regular business hours, call 641-446-2219 to learn more.

Whether you are recovering from a fall, illness, or surgery, the Decatur County Hospital Rehabilitation Team offers comprehensive treatment plans to help you get back on your feet. Our team offers Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy services including:

  • Inpatient/skilled therapies
  • Lymphedema and wound care
  • Neurotherapy
  • Orthopedics and sports injuries
  • Speech disorders
  • Vestibular therapy
  • Pediatric rehab


Whether you are recovering from a fall, illness, or surgery, Decatur County Hospital Physical Therapy offers comprehensive and individual treatment plans to help you get back on your feet. Depending on your individual needs, physical therapy can help you with flexibility, balance, strength, endurance, and coordination.

Physical therapy may be recommended for the following:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Orthopedic Injuries including knees, ankle/foot, shoulders or hips
  • Fractures
  • Arthritic Conditions, e.g., Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Wound Care
  • Lymphedema
  • Vestibular Disorders (Dizziness)
  • Pain Management
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work Related Injuries


At Decatur County Hospital, our occupational therapy department focuses on helping people regain or learn new skills to improve their ability to function as independently as possible.

Occupational therapists at DCH develop a personalized treatment approach for patients with conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Developmental delay
  • Diabetes
  • Neurological disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sports injuries
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Upper extremity disorders
  • Work related injuries

Occupational therapy may focus on areas such as:

  • Bathing, dressing, feeding skills, handwriting, and social skills
  • Home safety evaluations
  • Managing a checkbook
  • Meal preparation
  • Pain management
  • Splinting
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Workplace ergonomics

If you feel you or your family member may benefit from occupational therapy but do not see a specific condition or focus area, please call the rehab department at 641-446-2219 to inquire.


Speech therapists are contracted by Decatur County Hospital to improve the quality of life for individuals experiencing problems with speaking, understanding, swallowing or hearing. Therapists work to treat these disorders and minimize the isolating and frustrating impact they often have. Speech therapy services include:

  • Adult and child speech disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Our goal in the speech therapy department is to return patients to their prior level of function and improve their quality of life.


Lymphedema is general swelling of the legs or arms often associated with removal of or dysfunction of the lymph nodes. With physician guidance, lymphedema can be managed with early diagnosis and diligent care of the affected limb. Decatur County Hospital is dedicated to providing lymphedema services in order to improve quality of life for many people living with this disease