Our Services:Rehabilitation Services of Chadron Community Hospital offers a wide variety of programs to meet our patients needs. We see patient throughout the life span ranging from pediatric to geriatric. Our department offers treatment related to back and neck injury/pain, injuries to the extremities, post-surgical problems, sports injuries, work injuries, female health problems, deconditioning, neurological problems related to ageing and a variety of other health issues. We also have aquatic therapy available. All operations are based out of Chadron Community Hospital. We also have a satellite clinic in nearby Crawford, NE. Services are provided by physical and occupational therapists as well as through athletic training. Speech language pathology services are provided as needed through an arrangement with Regional West Medical Center of Scottsbluff, NE.
Our Physical Therapy program continues to provide care within the inpatient and outpatient environment. We also provide physical therapy to area nursing homes and in the patient's home through Home Health. Physical Therapist work with patients to help restore lost motion, strength, and functional mobility secondary to some form of injury, disease process or surgery. Physical therapist are trained in the use of therapeutic exercise, manual techniques and various treatment modalities to help achieve their treatment goals.
Our Occupational Therapy services includes a full-time occupational therapist. Occupational therapists work with people to help them achieve independence for activities of daily living. Treatments include home safety and work site evaluations, training and education in self-care and home management, adaptive and assistive technology recommendations as well as treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries including custom splinting.
Our Sports Medicine Program remains active within the community and surrounding region. We routinely provide coverage of high school sports practices and events. Evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries are also performed in the clinic. In addition, our staff works with Chadron State College when needed to help with the rehabilitation of injured athletes. We also routinely provide "sports medicine clinics" where athletes within the region can have a sports related injury evaluated. Anyone ranging from the organized competitive athlete to the "weekend warrior" is welcome to participate. Details pertaining to our "sports medicine clinics" can be obtained by contacting our office at 308-432-0232.
Our Pediatrics program has included both outpatient, medical model therapy and school-based, educational therapy. Outpatient therapy encompasses a spectrum of diagnoses, from orthopedic to neuromuscular to genetic in nature and is provided at the request of referring physicians. The focus in outpatient pediatric therapy is the child's medical condition and associated impairments. Here we work to help a child realize their full potential. Direct, one-on-one treatments are provided focusing on goals set forth in a plan of care.
Our Aquatic Program is housed at Motel 6 here in Chadron. This program is aimed at patients across the life span and throughout the continuum of medical diagnoses. Pool-based therapy can be used as a stand-alone treatment or to augment a land-based physical or occupational therapy program in the clinic. Aquatic therapy rarely involves true "swimming" as many may think. Rather, the aquatic setting is used to create a warm, humid, buoyant environment where patients are able to complete exercises often too difficult or painful on land.
Keith Blaylock, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Keith has been a practicing physical therapist since receiving his Masters of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 1990. In 2008, he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. He has worked for both Rapid City Regional Hospital and Regional West Medical Center. He has also worked in private practice as a physical therapist and also manager of Industrial and Sports Medicine at Scottsbluff Physical Therapy Associates. Keith has experience working with acute care, geriatrics and industrial medicine. He has special interest in orthopedics and sports medicine with certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He has been certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (ATC) since 1994.
Bobby Griese, PT, DPT, CSCS
Bobby graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2002. In 2005 he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNMC. Bobby recently completed his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA. Over the last 5 years Bobby has been involved in numerous positions with the American Physical Therapy Association. He also worked in Omaha and Lincoln, NE before moving to Chadron. His areas of interest are orthopedics with emphasis on the knee and ankle, and sports medicine.
Eser Graham-Marski, PT, DPT
Eser graduated in 2009 with his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy form Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Prior to that Eser received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Exercise Science from Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas. Eser and his wife, Roxie, enjoy living close to family members in Crawford. Eser has special interest in geriatrics, acute care, orthopedics, and serves Chadron and as primary therapist in Crawford. He enjoys nature, photography and spending time with family.
Jera Boeslager, PT, MPT
Jera received her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Findlay in Ohio, May 2010, having previously worked as a physical therapies assistant for 5 years in Colorado Springs, CO and at Chadron Community Hospital for 6 years. Her areas of interest within the practice of Physical Therapy include Orthopedics, geriatrics, and pediatrics, in addition to Aquatic Therapy.
Patty Calhoun, PT
Patty graduated from UNMC in 1985. She has worked in Kearney, NE, and Council Bluffs, IA, and was the Director of Rehabilitation at Greene County Medical Center. She enjoys working with geriatrics, neurological rehab, and home health patients.