Rehab & Therapies 

Services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Big Stone Therapies, Inc. is pleased to partner with Appleton Area Health to provide inpatient, outpatient, and long term care rehabilitation services.

Physical Therapy provides a full spectrum of care to help patients regain strength, mobility, and functionality. They offer treatment for including, but not limited to: orthopedics, post-surgical rehabilitation; joint rehabilitation; walking or balance disorders; back and neck disorders; joint and muscle pain; sports injuries, arthritis management; stroke rehabilitation; chronic pain related issues, dementia; chronic headaches, concussion rehabilitation, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological issues.

 

Occupational Therapy focuses on improving your ability to perform activities of daily living. Services include, but are not limited to hand therapy (elbow, wrist and hand); home safety assessment; upper extremity functional exercise (coordination, strengthening, range of motion, and sensory training); activities of daily living retraining (for home or work); and adaptive equipment recommendations; wheelchair evaluations; cognitive and memory assessments and as well as treatment for lymphedema.

 

The Speech-language Pathologist works with the full range of communication and its associated disorders, evaluates and treats speech, language, and swallowing disorders in outpatients and inpatients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Therapies for swallowing disorders, stroke impairments, voice disorders, cognition and memory deficits are offered.

 

Individuals who are considering if they might benefit from outpatient rehabilitation services can talk to their doctor about a referral to Big Stone Therapies or call 320-289-8503.

Kelly Wittenebel

Clinic Manager

Kelly and her husband Bart have five children:  Hayley, Alyssa, Sydney, Layton, and Avery.  The live on a farm near Nassau, MN.  Kelly earned her B.S. in HPER Teaching, biology and Athletic Training at South Dakota State University.  She earned her A.A.S. in Physical Therapist Assistant at Lake Area Technical Institute. 

 

She is FMS Certified – Level 2, a Graston Technique ® Therapy Provider, certified in SLVT BIG, Workwell trained, certified in Concussion Management and a member of both NATA and APTA.  Her professional interests include occupational health, sports medicine, and concussion management and treatment.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys playing sports, going to ball games, 4H, exercising, and school/church activities.

Melissa Drobny

MS, CCC-SLP

Melissa grew up in Graceville, MNH.  she lives in Madison, MN with her husband Patrick and daughter Sophia.  Melissa earned her B.S. in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and her M.S. in Speech Language Pathology at MSUM. 

 

She is LSVT LOUD Certified, is Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile Certified and is a member of ASHA.  Her professional interests included dysphasia and articulation and in her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time at the lake, volunteering in the community, and reading.

Alyssa Knodel

COTA

Alyssa is from Hutchinson, Minnesota and now resides in Appleton. Alyssa earned her A.A.S in Occupational Therapy Assistant at Lake Area Technical Institute. She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and is starting up a new lymphedema program here in Appleton.

 

Her professional interests include Lymphedema, neurological conditions, and pediatrics. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities, golfing, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

Kellie and her husband Taylor live in Appleton.  She is a graduate of Lac qui Parle Valley high school and earned her A.A.S in Physical Therapist Assistant at Lake Area Technical Institute. 

 

Kellie is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and is a Graston Technique ® Therapy Provider.  Her professional interests include orthopedics and geriatrics and in her spare time she enjoys running, doing DIY projects, summers at the lake and spending time with family.

Kellie Larson

PTA, CLT

Emily was born and raised in Minnesota and enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling, reading, watching old movies and listening to music.

She earned her B.A. in Biology from St. Olaf Collage and her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Drake University.  Emily is a member of AOTA and MOTA.  Her professional interests include stroke, brain injury rehabilitation, chronic & progressive conditions, and industrial modifications.

Emily N.

OTD, OTR/L

Jordan was born and raised in Madison, MN.  Her parents are Terri and Terry who farm and raise pigs west of Madison. She has an older sister who is married with 2 little kids and a younger brother. She is engaged to Brandon Bornhorst and will be getting married in September of 2020.

Jordan attended University of Minnesota, Morris to earn a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and Sport Management and the University of Mary to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her professional interests include Women's Health and Geriatrics.

In her free time Jordan enjoys participating in rodeos, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and watching and participating in sports. 

Jordan Bornhorst

DPT

Ashley Holm

Clinic Admin Assistant

Ashley and her husband Gustav have two children.  In her free time, Ashley enjoys painting and spending time with family and friends.

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