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The rehabilitation team of professionals at the Brown County Hospital is dedicated to returning you to your full functional activities in the shortest possible time. Our programs are individually tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our Rehabilitation Team includes professionals from both Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.

In April 2008, Rehabilitation Services moved into a brand new state-of-the-art facility.  The new department has over 2,300 square feet with a large gym area, an office, private treatment rooms, a whirlpool/wound care room, a patient education area, and a handicap-accessible restroom.  We have several new exercise machines and equipment including a treadmill which incorporates reverse and downhill walking, a Free Motion bilateral upper and lower extremity strengthening unit, Airforce bicycle ergometer, Cybex orbital ARC trainer, electric parallel bars, BOSU dome and pro fitter units for dynamic balance training and a multiuse whirlpool unit.


The Physical Therapy Department treats a large range of problems from neck and back pain to sports injuries. Recent surgery, auto accident, balance or walking problems, generalized or specific weakness, work injury, urinary incontinence, or joint problems are all indications for physical therapy.  We also do complete lower extremity biomechanical evaluations and custom orthotic fittings.  As well, we treat women’s health issues including incontinence and pelvic pain and are expanding into a wide variety of wound care. 

Physical therapy can be scheduled by calling the Brown County Hospital - 402-387-2800.

Our department consists of Bryan Doke, PT, DPT Manager, Tara Domkowski PT, DPT, Lisa Pinney, PTA and Hazel Chase, PT aide..  Hazel will be available to schedule your appointment or arrange a pre-visit phone consultation with a therapist. She is knowledgeable about daily activities in the physical therapy department and will be able to answer scheduling questions.

On your initial visit to physical therapy, you will be evaluated by either Bryan Doke or Tara Domkowski, licensed physical therapists. Your evaluation will be specially tailored for your particular problem and any other physical concerns that you may have. A program based on your evaluation will be formulated in consultation with your physician. A home program and clinical visits will be scheduled to meet your needs in the quickest, most efficient manner.

Our Hours are: M-T-W-F 7:30 am - 6 pm and Thur 8:00am - 6:00 pm

Physical Therapy is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, essentially all private insurance, and worker’s compensation.

Why not function at your optimum level? If you have a problem, contact your therapist.

Front:  Lisa Pinney PTA, Tara Domkowski, PT, DPT.  Rear:  Bryan Doke PT, DPT, Hazel Chase, PT Aide.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy works with any problem or disability which impairs a person's ability to function in day-to-day activities. These problems may include self-care such as getting dressed, returning to a job, or performing leisure activities. An Occupational Therapist is able to evaluate wheelchair needs and make custom upper extremity splints. Individualized programs for occupational therapy patients will be designed by licensed occupational Therapists contracted through the Brown County Hospital. Scheduling for Occupational Therapy will be done through the Brown County Hospital physical therapy department.

Speech Therapy

Speech pathologists provide treatment for language, cognitive and vocalization problems, as well as evaluation of swallowing difficulties. Patients are evaluated by a licensed Speech Pathologists. The Speech Pathologist is contracted through the Brown County Hospital. Scheduling for Speech Therapy may be done through the Brown County Hospital physical therapy department.