(May 2008) – 21st Century Rehab, PC is pleased to announce the opening of their newest clinic in Carlisle. They are located next to SNAP Fitness at 125 North 1st Street. The decision to open at this particular location in Carlisle was due in large part because of the relationship formed with SNAP Fitness. “It makes perfect sense to have these two businesses together because we hope to serve a lot of the same clients” stated Steve Cassabaum, owner and physical therapist at 21st Century Rehab, PC. “Both businesses strive to improve the health and well-being of their clients so the relatioship is a natural cooperative.”

21st Century Rehab, PC believes that all people of Iowa should have local access to basic health services and therapy is no exception. Carlisle is fortunate to have access to quality services and believe therapy will be a great compliment to the great healthcare and sense of community that is currently being provided to the residents of Carlisle. It will be convenient for people to stay in Carlisle for therapy versus driving all the way into Des Moines. Patients should always be aware that they have a choice in their therapy provider. We always strive to provide high quality one on one therapy to our patients and work on helping the community through our involvement in the Chamber, school, and local civic groups.

The clinic will initially be primarily staffed by Steve Cassabaum who is the president and owner of 21st Century Rehab, PC. Initially the hours of operation will be Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 and Friday’s 1:00 to 4:00 and by appointment. 21st Century Rehab plans to find the perfect fit of a permanent clinic director who will reside in the community and staff he clinic full time

Steve has almost 20 years of physical therapy experience and obtained both his B.S. and M.S. in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis after finishing his undergraduate degree at Wartburg College. Steve also is on track to graduate with his post-professional, Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in 2008-09. Originally from New Sharon, Iowa, Steve practiced in St. Louis from 1989 to 1995 primarily in outpatient orthopaedics with a specialty in TMJ, facial pain and chronic pain physical therapy. In 1995 Steve and his wife, Michelle moved back to Iowa and started 21st Century Rehab, which provides physical, occupational, and speech therapies in 9 different communities throughout central Iowa, including four county hospitals and 5 free-standing private clinics in Altoona, Grimes, Indianola and Madrid and now Carlisle. 21st also provides athletic and sports coverage to eight central Iowa high schools as well as occupational medicine services to many community businesses.

“We have been so welcomed to Carlisle by its businesses and residents and look forward to being a strong community member for a long time."

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