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Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy

Cody Regional Health Rehabilitation Programs

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Close to Home

To contact Cody Regional Health rehabilitation services, call us at 307-578-2452 Monday through Friday between 8 am to 5 pm. Desk staff will be on break from 12 to 1 pm. Our rehab facilities are located at both our West Park Hospital Campus and Cathcart Health Center Campus.

For some injuries and illnesses, a longterm recovery plan is necessary in order to complete the healing process. Cody Regional Health’s rehabilitation programs are designed to address the physical limitations that can result from a medical condition even after the short-term treatment has finished. In rehabilitation, you work one-on-one with physical, occupational or speech therapist and create a personalized therapy program. Our rehab programs are available for patients in long-term care, home health, and outpatient services. We are the only therapy provider in Cody that offers physical, occupational, and speech therapies under one roof.

Creating Your Rehab Program

There is no “one size fits all” treatment in rehabilitation programs. Injury and illness affect everyone differently, and the physical limitations patients experience can be drastically different. This is why Cody Regional Health rehabilitation therapists take the time to get to know patients, learning more about their condition, medical history, life at home and goals for the future. With these factors in mind, they can create a program that targets recovery to meet your specific needs.

Rehabilitation typically consists of one or a combination of physical, speech, and occupational therapies:

  • Physical therapy – provides services to develop, maintain and restore people's maximum movement and functional ability. Physical therapy can help people at any stage of life when movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, diseases or disorders.
  • Occupational therapy – the therapeutic use of occupations, including everyday life activities (ADLs), to support performance and participation in an individual’s environment. Occupational therapy services are provided for habilitation and rehabilitation of individuals to promote health and wellness. Occupational therapy addresses the physical, cognitive, psychosocial, sensory-perceptual and other aspects of performance to support engagement in occupations that affect physical and mental health, well-being and quality of life.
  • Speech therapy – focuses on the therapeutic treatment of impairments and disorders of speech, voice, language, communication, and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, asses, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Meet Our Team

Brittany Asay

Brittany grew up in Montrose, Colorado. She attended the University of Northern Colorado for her undergraduate degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Sciences. She then attended Idaho State University to receive her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Brittany’s professional interests include services for adults and in the areas of dysphagia (disordered swallowing), dementia care, speech and/or language disorders resulting from stroke, and traumatic brain injury, as well as services for children including early identification and intervention of speech and language disorders of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, and developmental delay or language and speech skills.

Brittany’s personal interests surround her family, which include her husband, Levi, and dog, Apollo. The trio enjoy hiking, backpacking, canoeing, and fishing. She also enjoys baking, reading, yoga, and visiting her family in Colorado.

Ronald Cross

Ronald Cross has been the Physical Therapist Assistant at Cody Regional Health for since 2016, working as a PTA since 2013. Through his tenure as a PTA he has predominantly served in hospitals and Long Term Care Centers, focusing on acute rehabilitation and restorative programs. In 2017 he attended an Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute seminar to familiarize himself with new treatment techniques in aquatic Physical Therapy. These techniques expounds on the pronounced benefits of pool therapy, due to the relative density, buoyancy, and hydrostatic pressure of water as an exercise medium. These, along with the benefits provided by the fluid dynamic properties of water, are a benefit to the human body in resistance, assistance, and support to the pulmonary and cardiac systems.

Monique Kennan PT, MPT, CSCI, SFMA cert., FMT cert.

Monique has been a Wyoming licensed physical therapist practicing physical therapy since 2001. She received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin and her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Monique is a clinician certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) through Functional Movement Systems. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Instructor (CSCI) as well as an IASTM Practitioner with Certification in Fascial Movement Techniques (FMT). Special interests include manual therapy and exercise based outpatient orthopedics, myofascial release, Kinesiotape and Leukotape techniques. Her evaluation and treatment emphasis is based on advanced dynamic anatomy with biomechanical movement analysis to finding dysfunction. Currently, she is pursuing the Certified Integrated Manual Therapist certification (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars. Monique also has experience in inpatient acute care, long-term care/skilled nursing facility, home health.

Laura Laughlin, PT

Laura graduated from St. Louis University in 1980 and has been providing physical therapy services ever since. After that many years practicing, she feels she almost has it down! At CRH her area of concentration is home health where she enjoys the unique challenges of working in the home setting.

Cerissa Longshore

OFFICE COORINATOR

Hey there! I am Cerissa; a Wyoming native, wife, mother, natural born caregiver, lover of country jams and our great outdoors.

My interest in the medical field expanded tremendously with my daughters’ Dravet Syndrome diagnosis in June of 2012. I have spent numerous hours by her bedside in and out of hospitals, working with therapist on speech, physical and occupational therapy.

I attended Northwest College in spring of 2017, completing the Medical Assistant Program. I began working for Cody Regional Health in December of 2017 as a Rehabilitation Technician, In the Fall of 2018; I was the interim Office Coordinator and accepted the full time position as of December 2018 beginning my new career with Cody Regional Health as the Office Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Service Department.

I believe in providing patients with compassion and the reassurance of knowing someone cares about their road to recovery from an illness or injury.

I am grateful to be a part of the Rehab team here at Cody Regional Health and look forward to helping others in our community and surrounding areas.

Heidi Mayton

Heidi Mayton is the Rehab Director and licensed Occupational therapy at Cody Regional Health. Heidi graduated from the University of Mary with a Master’s degree in Occupational therapy in 2009. Heidi enjoys working with patients of all ages to improve their quality of life. Over her career she has worked with patient in multiple settings including: outpatient, rehabilitation, inpatient, long term care and home health. In 2015 she received her Lymphedema Certification from the Norton School of Lymphatics. Through this certification she is able to treat patients with lymphedema using specialized techniques to optimize their care and outcomes. Heidi’s other certifications and continuing education include: Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Kinesio Taping KT1 & KT2, IASTM Practitioner, dysphagia care for adults, Donatelli’s shoulder method of assessment and treatment, Geriatric therapeutic exercise and Introduction to hand therapy.

Laura Miller, PT, DPT

Laura earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in 2016 and has a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University. Laura joined the Cody Regional Health Rehab team in 2017 after she and her husband relocated from NW Montana. She has particular interest in acute and critical care, but also is responsible for treating patients in skilled nursing/long term care and out-patient rehabilitative services. She is excited to continue furthering her education and career to meet the rehabilitative needs of those served by CRH.

Cheryl Roberts

Cheryl Roberts graduated in 2012 with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health sciences in Southern California. She graduated with an emphasis on manual therapy and since then went on to become certified in Neuro-IFRAH, a treatment approach specialized for those recovering from stroke and brain injury. Cheryl has worked throughout the United States in a variety of setting including acute care, critical care and ICU, inpatient rehab, outpatient therapy, skilled nursing, home health and long-term acute care. She moved to Cody, WY in 2018 to join the Cody Regional Health rehab services team where she is excited to continue building her professional skills and enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer.

Jackie Schumacher

Jackie Schumacher joined the Rehab team in January 2018 after a lengthy career in the bookkeeping field.

She enjoys her role as Office Coordinator at the Outpatient Physical Therapy Office in the Cathcart Building.

Jessica Uptmore

Jessica grew up in Loveland, CO. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Colorado in kinesiology in 2001. She recently moved to Cody, WY. In July of 2018. She has experience working as a personal trainer, restorative aide, group fitness instructor, and para-professional with the school district. Professional interests include helping others achieve their goals, accomplish what seems impossible in everyday life, and continue to apply her knowledge of therapy in her work. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, mountain biking, camping and travelling.

Kristin Wait

Kristin Wait is our Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant/Licensed here at Cody Regional Health and has been a part of our Rehab team since May of 2014. Kristin graduated from Brown Mackie College in Fort Wayne, Indiana with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy in 2013. Kristin has experience in Long Term Care Rehab, Acute Care/Inpatient, Outpatient, and Home Health. Recently, Kristin took a credited course in Office Ergonomics in Dallas, Texas and now completes our in-house ergonomic assessments. Kristin is very empathetic to all her patients and their families and truly enjoys helping others to recover and/or regain independence in their daily lives while helping the families to learn how they can help the patient as well. Kristin strives to treat her patients to the best of her abilities and/or get the help they need and deserve.

  • Mission

    To provide extraordinary healthcare to those we serve by people who care.

  • Vision

    The first choice for those who aspire to heal, be healed and lead healthier lives.

  • Key Values

    Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Innovation and Collaboration.