Occupational Therapy

Our occupational therapists are available by appointment, Monday thru Friday. To schedule an appointment, please call (641) 622-1180.

Appropriate referrals include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

• Acute and chronic pain
• Weakness
• Hand/wrist fractures
• Carpal Tunnel
• Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
• Arthritis
• Tendonitis
• Cognitive decline
• Home safety
• Driving safety

Occupational Therapy (OT) seeks to help patients with deficits and disorders which limit their ability to perform their basic activities of daily living (examples: eating, bathing, dressing, bathroom transfers, etc).

OT assesses and treats deficits in the patient’s physical capacity (primarily focused on the upper extremity) as well as their sensory, cognitive, and perceptual capacities. We address the total picture by educating family and caregivers, and making recommendations to increase the safety and accessibility of the home.

Our Occupational Therapy Staff

Elizabeth Labadie OTR/L, hails from Lincoln, NE.  She earned her Masters of Occupational Therapy from College of St. Mary. As a provider of quality patient-centered care, Elizabeth has experience working in outpatient, inpatient and skilled nursing facilities with pediatrics and geriatrics. With a focus on providing compassionate, ethical care for all people, particularly those who are vulnerable to compromised health and quality of living, Elizabeth enjoys working with people across the lifespan, with a special interest in orthopedics.

Samantha Gerace, COTA-L, obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree from Kirkwood Community College in 2011 and began her career in skilled nursing. She currently has experience in skilled nursing, outpatient, acute care, and home health. Samantha has a passion and love for geriatric care. 

Outside of work Sam and her husband, Chaz, enjoy wood working and staying active. They have 2 little boys, a dog, a cat, a Guinea pig, and a hedgehog!