“My husband and I were in a car accident in June of 2016.
I had a fractured hip, fracture near my knee, knee reconstruction,and nerve damage in my leg causing my foot to have limited movement. I started slowly with physical therapy in early November at Jefferson County Hospital in Fairfield, Iowa. As my therapy progressed my therapist, Matt Wickert, suggested that I start Astym therapy. He explained that David Kreuter, a therapist assistant certified in Astym treatment, would start the program to help the pain in my leg due to scar tissue.This treatment would help my numbness as well as my balance issues.
A few days after the third Astym treatment, my balance has remarkably improved. I see steady improvement, where I don’t use a cane anymore and I can rise to a standing position without holding onto furniture. My fear of falling is gone. I am able to walk now with much improved mobility and the pain near the surgical site is almost gone. Thanks to the Astym therapy, I am getting my life back.
When I went to P.T. on Monday, the therapists were amazed that my balance, mobility, and movement of my toes has improved so much. They were really excited for me. It’s been a long time coming, but now I feel so energized. Now I know I will be whole again.” — Jane Adrian of Richland, IA
In JCHC Physical Therapy department, we work as a team to assure the highest level of quality care. The most important member of this team is you, the patient. The outcome of your treatment is based on your participation. Physical Therapists use both physical and educational means to help the patient reduce aggravating symptoms and improve his or her ability to function. — David Kreuter, PTA, ASTYM
"Jefferson County Health Center has a phenomenal, well-trained staff." Robert Huebner, patient
Though Robert Huebner has family who work in the medical field, he is an admitted “medical procrastinator.” Consequently, he was in serious condition by the time a recent illness sent him to the JCHC Emergency Room. But thanks to the life-saving efforts of Dr. Goodwill and the ER team, Robert is now on the road to recovery.
Fairfield resident Terry Derby was recently diagnosed with diabetes and prostrate cancer. He had this to say about his treatment at Jefferson County Health Center:
“After leaving the University of Iowa hospital I was fortunate to be able to continue my rehab here at JCHC. Every department – from the time you walk in at the front desk, to Physical and Occupational therapy, to the dietary department and the entire nursing staff – was wonderful. A special thank-you to Jennifer in Speech Therapy who was so kind and caring.”
On November 20, Chris Johnson of Fairfield began to experience gastrointestinal bleeding while out of town. Fearing a long wait in a Des Moines hospital emergency room, he made the decision to travel back home to Jefferson County Health Center
Though the JCHC ER was busy that day, Dr. Goodwill and staff were able to examine Chris within fifteen minutes. The exam proved his condition was more serious than he had originally thought.
"Thank you JCHC for the correct diagnosis and the immediate treatment of my stroke. When time was of the esssence they worked professionally and efficently to get me the drug that preserved the quality of my life ."
If you have any of the following symptons, note the time of the day, and go immedialty to E.R.