Explore how various types of therapy, including MOG (Medically Oriented Gym) can help prevent and treat chronic disease.
"We were looking for a personalized strength/cardio workout, and this has met all our expectations. Ron's A1C has dropped two points since the beginning of the program. I have been having some lower back pain and it is improving each day with stretches and exercise. The employees are great and always there to assist when needed. We would recommend this program to anyone wanting to feel stronger and healthier. - Julie R.

Chronic Diseases

Do you know that chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and costly health conditions in the United States? According to the National Institute of Health in 2018, nearly half (approximately 45%, or 133 million) of all Americans suffer from at least one chronic disease, and the number is growing. More than two thirds of all deaths are caused by one or more of these five chronic diseases: heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes. Identifying these diseases and offering support in the form of education and treatment of functional declines in strength, balance, and endurance can improve the quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases.

During your first appointment at 21st Century Rehab, you will meet with a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in treating your condition. A full assessment will take place and you will be educated on the cause of your symptoms as well as treatment options. An individualized program will then be determined between you and your PT to best address your functional deficits and help to promote a better quality of life based on what is important to you.

We treat: Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome), Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Arthritis (RA, OA, and Gouty), Heart Disease, CHF (Congestive Heart Failure), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Atherosclerosis, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Dementia, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Cancer

MOG (Medically Oriented Gym)

Do you, a family member or friend have chronic diseases like Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), Cancer, or Parkinson’s Syndrome?  Do you realize that exercise is the best way to treat the decline in strength and function associated with these types of disease? Exercise can improve A1C levels in persons with Diabetes, improve lung function and strength with COPD or other lung diseases, help with weight loss, and promote physical recovery in Cancer patients.  However, individuals with these types of conditions often need more supervision and help for proper monitoring and supervision when exercising. 

The MOG (Medically Oriented Gym) at 21st Century Rehab locations offer proven exercise protocols that include proper assessment, vital sign monitoring, and exercise progression that allow individuals battling chronic diseases to improve strength and function and promote a better quality of life. The constant supervision and expertise based on functionally oriented exercises offered in the Medically Oriented Gym provide the necessary support for individuals to be successful in overcoming the physical issues associated with chronic diseases.

We treat:  Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, COPD, Cancer (During Treatment & After), Parkinson’s Diseases, Deconditioning Associated with Aging, and many other conditions.

Chronic Diseases & MOG Specialists

Abbey Metzger

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Abbi Mathis

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Ashley Friday

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Osceola

Austin Ollinger

Physical Therapist Assistant, (PTA)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Beth Meyer

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Carlisle

Brooke Shelquist

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Chad Kuehl

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Clint Lutterman

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Danielle Weber

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Greene County Medical Center

Deb Morton

Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, (PT/ATC)
Greene County Medical Center

Dillon Anderson

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Osceola

Eric Holton

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Carlisle

Eric Palmer

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Jamie Rabe

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Boone

Jason Horras

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Jess Nelson

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Jessica Stickel

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Jill Buesch

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Madrid

Justin Plum

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Knoxville Hospital and Clinics

Keith Wrich

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Franklin General Hospital

Kevin Bultena

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Van Diest Medical Center

Kristin Engels

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Franklin General Hospital

Laura Ebert

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Lauren Brandt

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Lauren Plum

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Laurie Andrews

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Van Diest Medical Center

Lindsay Bierbaum

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Lynzy Lentz

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Matt DeWall

Owner, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Matt Johnson

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Indianola Physical Therapy

Matt MacDougall

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Matt Myers

Certified Athletic Trainer, (ATC)
Story County Medical Center

Matt Wanderscheid

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Carlisle

Micah Hayek

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Natalie Theroux

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Osceola

Rachel Swisher

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Dallas County Hospital

Sam Imholte

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Wayne County Hospital

Steve Cassabaum

President, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Story County Medical Center

Steve Olsen

Clinic Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Altoona

Susan Woodle

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Greene County Medical Center

Trina Stone

Doctor of Physical Therapy, (DPT)
Franklin General Hospital