328 West Conan Street, Ely, Minnesota 55731

Rehabilitation Services

The Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital rehabilitation department is a multidisciplinary team composed of both physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Our licensed therapists offer quality care through state-of-the-art treatment techniques for patients of all ages.

Our rehabilitation department also has a satellite office in Babbitt with flexible hours to accommodate patient needs.

Ely Appointments


Babbitt Appointments


We can help with the treatment of:

  • Can help patients suffering from headaches, migraines, facial pain, cervical pain, fibromyalgia, back pain, soft tissue dysfunction.

Service provided by Joe Keranen

  • This therapy treatment consists of complete decongestive therapy, manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, skin care, and appropriate exercises
  • Focuses on removing swelling from arms and legs my moving lymphatic fluid out of affected limbs
  • Can help patients with breast cancer or who are post-surgery or radiation

Service provided by Katelyn Rice

Occupational Therapy (OT) treats a wide array of diagnoses. They specialize in treating upper extremity dysfunction including: 

  • rotator cuff dysfunction
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • golfer’s elbow
  • joint replacements
  • stroke
  • pediatric developmental issues.

Sports injuries and work injuries are all treated to maximize your return to play or work.

The OT department will conduct personalized job site analysis, work hardening, ergonomic assessments and on-site educational seminars for groups or businesses.

Even if you haven’t had one of the injuries listed above, you may be having trouble completing small tasks such as opening doors and jars, putting on your socks, etc. Our OT department can help you regain your independence with adaptive devices and education after a home assessment.

Call 218-365-8755 for more information.

  • Manipulates pelvic floor muscles to restore strength and function
  • Biofeedback can assist in the treatment of urinary incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse and help children who struggle with constipation, daytime urinary accidents or bed wetting

Service provided by Elizabeth Brandriet

Physical Therapy (PT) is the treatment and prevention of illness and injury by physical means to help people achieve their highest level of function following injury, illness, or surgery. PT helps people lead more active and independent lives. 

  • help improve circulation
  • restore motion
  • relieve pain
  • strengthen muscle
  • prevent injury
  • improve balance
  • promote healing.

Goals are achieved through the use of stretching, exercise, physical modalities, manual therapy and soft tissue mobilization, and functional training techniques. Physical therapy treats a wide range of diagnosis including the following:

  • Back injury
  • Balance impairments
  • Neck injury
  • Sports injury
  • Stroke
  • Post-surgical (joint replacement, laminectomy, fusion, arthroscopy, etc.)
  • Work injury
  • And many more.
  • Identifies deficit areas in children’s sensory processing system
  • Can help with diagnosis and treatment of Autism, ADHD, Dyspraxia, and generalized sensory processing difficulties

Service provided by Katelyn Rice

Meet Our Rehab Team

  • Debra Bradt, PT CHT
  • Liz Brandriet, PT
  • Toni Dauwalter, PT
  • Kaylie Gerzin, OTD
  • Nate Kallberg, COTA
  • Joe Keranen, OTR CIDN, Rehab Team Leader
  • Katelyn Rice, OTR CLT
  • Jessica Slaughter, Rehabilitation Assistant
  • Connie Sugg, PT
Therapy sessions are available by appointment and can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.