Rehabilitation is an important factor in treating many medical problems. If you're recovering from joint replacement surgery, a torn muscle or a sports injury, our rehabilitation professionals can help you heal quickly and completely, so you can resume normal activity.
Our team of physical medicine and rehabilitation professionals will help you achieve the highest function and independence.
Some of the Common Types of Problems Seen in Our Clinic:
Meet Our Physical Therapists:
Dr. Bret Kruthoff, PT, DPT, ECS, ATC, RVT, RCP
With more than 25 years experience, Bret is an expert in many areas of rehabilitation. “I was introduced to the world of therapy when I was a high school track athlete and suffered a hamstring injury,” shared Bret. “A physical therapist helped me return to track and qualify for the state meet so I knew that was a career I wanted.” Bret has earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Temple University. He is a clinical electrophysiologic specialist, certified respiratory therapy/respiratory care practitioner and a registered vascular technologist. Bret’s special interests include electromyography/nerve conduction, orthopedics and sports medicine. “Helping people feel better and return to doing the things they enjoy is the most rewarding part of my career,” expressed Bret.
Dr. Rebecca Gesell, PT, DPT, ATC
Rebecca (Becky) Gesell joined Mercy as a physical therapist in 2014. Becky is a 2011 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in athletic training. She then attended Clarke University where she graduated from in 2014 graduate with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Becky enjoys providing customized treatment programs that meet each of our client’s individual needs. She also performs the epley maneuver to treat vertigo. "Seeing patients make such great improvement under the care of our staff is very satisfying," shared Becky. "We definetly believe in 'mind over matter'. People don't realize how much they can or should push themselves. Therapy does push the patient but in the end, we see awesome results."
Dr. Troy Loeckle, PT, DPT, RCP, RVT
Troy has 17 years of experience in physical therapy and provides the highest quality of care. Troy attended the University of Minnesota where he received his Bachelors of Physical Therapy. In 2010, he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Des Moines University. Troy is a registered vascular technologist, certified in respiratory therapy/respiratory care practitioner and a clinical instructor. Troy’s special interests include orthopedic services and vestibular (balance) rehabilitation. “The biggest misconception about physical therapy is that it hurts. We commonly see people already in pain so some of our treatments will cause temporary soreness,” explains Troy. “This soreness is safe and often considered a normal part of the process, however this should only be temporary. We take great strides in trying not to hurt patients with or techniques and to make them as comfortable as possible.”