The outpatient rehabilitation program at CHI Health Good Samaritan is managed by Kearney Physical Therapy. We offer physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services to allow patients to return to work, sports, and improve their overall quality of life. Our services are individualized to the needs of each patient and provide one-on-one care with a licensed therapist for each session.
Outpatient rehabilitation services are provided from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our department is located on the third floor, just west of the main elevators. Wheelchair transportation is available upon request.
To schedule an appointment, call: (308) 865-7183. A doctor's order or referral is needed.
Whether following illness or injury, scheduled procedure or trauma, our inpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services are here to help.
Services are often prescribed for patients who have had strokes, accidents involving back or head injuries, broken bones or disabling disease. A care plan is developed on initial evaluation to work towards goal of improved functional independence. Treatments including functional training, exercises and modalities are provided to work toward your goals. We work closely with your care team to recommend adaptive equipment, functional strategies and future therapy needs.
Rehabilitation services are provided in every unit of the hospital from orthopedics, med/surgical, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary, intensive care and neurology. Patients in our Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation unit have the highest intensity of therapy provided. Following dismissal from the hospital, patients can continue with their rehabilitation with our outpatient services or home health as appropriate.
The Inpatient Rehabilitation Program is located on the third floor of Good Samaritan, offering the patient convenience and full access to the numerous physician specialties prepared to treat many types of physical injuries and disorders.
Contact Us or Make a Referral
For more information about Inpatient Rehabilitation and/or admission to the Inpatient Rehabilitation unit, please call (308) 865-7187.
Physical Medicine and Rehab
A physiatrist is a physician who has specialized training in physical rehabilitation. Physiatrists are physicians who treat a wide range of problems from sore shoulders to spinal cord injuries. The focus of the specialty is on restoring function to people. A physiatrist may treat patients directly, lead an interdisciplinary team, or act as a consultant. This specialty serves all age groups and treats problems that touch upon all the major systems in the body.
Physiatrists offer a broad spectrum of medical services. They do not perform surgery. Physiatrists may prescribe drugs or assistive devices, such as a brace or artificial limb. They also use diverse therapies such as heat and cold, electrotherapies, massage, biofeedback, traction and therapeutic exercise.
Physical therapists examine, evaluate and treat patients who have conditions that affect an individual's ability to move freely and without pain.
Occupational therapists help individuals with physical, cognitive or developmental challenges that interfere with daily living. We strive to meet the needs of our patients and their caregivers while providing the highest quality of care in their recovery from injury or illness.
Speech/language pathologists (speech therapists) assess and assist adults and children in regaining optimal communicative or swallowing functions through various individualized treatment modalities and education.
Kearney Physical Therapy operates two convenient outpatient locations in Kearney:
- Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
3219 Central Avenue Suite 105
- 2707 2nd Avenue