Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: What is it & Who Can Benefit From it?

Blog Post: January 11th, 2021 Jamie Rabe, Doctor of Physical Therapy According to the American Urogynecologic Society, 1 in 4 women over age 20 will experience some type of pelvic floor dysfunction including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, or fecal incontinence in their lifetime.  Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when organs that reside in the pelvis … Continued

Do I Need a Referral for Physical Therapy?

Blog Post: January 4th, 2021 By Matt Wanderscheid, Doctor of Physical Therapy This is a question that we get asked daily, so I thought I’d take advantage of our new blog to help clarify this question. As with most things, there is no clear cut answer, but I will do my best! Iowa, like the … Continued

The $5,000 Shoe Box

Have you ever seen what a $5,000 shoe box looks like? It might surprise you. Recently I had the opportunity to work with a patient who had been experiencing significant foot pain for years. They had been suffering from pain on and off, and unfortunately, by the time they came to see me, they had … Continued

Women’s Health: Incontinence and How to Improve

Do you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, run or jump? Have you stopped being active because you leak urine when you do these activities? Do you find yourself mapping out the nearest bathroom when you’re leaving your home? Is it challenging to make it to the bathroom in time when you get the … Continued

25th Anniversary Press Release

On June 26th, 2020, 21st Century Rehab, PC will be celebrating 25 years of providing therapy services to communities and patients throughout Iowa. 21st Century Rehab, PC has grown from humble beginnings into what is now: a physical therapist-owned company with 13 locations throughout Iowa and over 95 employees. These 13 locations include clinics at … Continued

April News- COVID-19, Videos & Telehealth

A Letter from our Vice President and Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jason Horras “WOW have things changed in only a few weeks for everyone in the US and around the world! At 21st Century Rehab, we want to first make sure that you and your family are safe during these unprecedented times. As PT’s and OT’s, we have … Continued

Don’t Just Sit There…

An increasing number of business leaders and employees spend their days sitting, often in front of computers, rarely taking the necessary breaks to help their minds and bodies perform at optimum levels. Our bodies, by nature, were meant to move. But as our culture and work tasks have changed, employees sit more. Seventy percent of … Continued

A Physical Therapist’s Experience with Headaches

Half the world’s population has headaches! These headaches range from mild headaches that resolve on their own, to severe migraine headaches and chronic severe headaches. In the 30 years I have been seeing patients, almost half of my patients have come with the diagnosis of headache. Based on research and my own experience, physical therapy … Continued

What is Dry Needling?

Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use to treat muscle pain and headaches. The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle, known as trigger points. Dry needling is not acupuncture, a practice based on traditional Chinese medicine and performed by acupuncturists. Dry … Continued