Our Providers: Brian Peterson, PT, Cert MDT, Cory Nielson, DPT, TPS, Julie Aeschliman, DPT, Megan Cason, PTA, CLT, and Jaime Martin, PTA

Physical Therapy

Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics Physical Therapy staff are dedicated to providing quality skilled care to improve your quality of life. Therapists strive to stay current in advances in therapy, provide a welcoming environment, and help their patients achieve their goals in the most timely manner and with the best quality of care.

To schedule an appointment, please call the Keokuk County Hospital & Clinics at (641) 622-1180.

Physical Therapy (PT) patients are treated for the following conditions (list not inclusive):

• Orthopedic and neurological conditions
• Vertigo
• Fall prevention
• Lymphedema
• Acute and chronic Pain
• Sports/work injuries
• Injury prevention
• Obesity

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Our Physical Therapy Staff

Brian Peterson, PT, Cert MDT, has been with KCHC since the Summer of 2015. He is an alumni of Northwest Missouri State University, the Univesity of Iowa, and obtained his PT degree from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, CA. He became certified in the McKenzie mechanical diagnosis and therapy system in 2004. Brian also became certified in Dry Needling in October 2022. Professional interests are orthopedics, BPPV and vestibular conditions, and the spine.

Brian and wife, Sandy, live in Fairfield, IA. He is a long standing Hawkeye wrestling fan, PEZ collector, disc golfer, and likes to catch big fish.

Cory Nielson, DPT, TPS, joined the KCHC therapy team in 2021. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University. He then graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Des Moines University with academic honors. Cory enjoys helping people with a wide variety of physical challenges but has a particular passion for helping individuals with complex and chronic pain conditions. He received advanced training in pain neuroscience from Purdue University, Evidence in Motion, and the International Spine & Pain Institute and is a certified therapeutic pain specialist. Other professional interests include pediatrics, geriatrics, and headaches. He is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese and enjoys providing treatment in these languages.

Cory and his wife, Rachel, live in Washington with their children Sarah, Mary, and Joseph. Together, they enjoy sports, biking, fishing, gardening and volunteering in their church.

Julie Aeschliman, DPT, graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 2004 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Her professional interests include women’s health, BPPV, geriatrics, balance training, and orthopedics. She is level I certified in Pelvic Physical Therapy, which is focused on treating incontinence in women. Julie became LSVT BIG certified in August 2022.

Julie lives in Ottumwa with her husband, Todd and two sons. She enjoy spending time with her family, biking, exercising, kayaking, camping, and watching sports, particularly college basketball and football.  

Megan Cason, PTA, CLT, has been part of the KCHC PT team since 2008 and enjoys working in a rural community where she can treat patients in a variety of settings (outpatient, inpatient, and home health) and at all stages of life. She obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree from Kirkwood Community College in 2006 and became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose Training in 2019. Her professional interests include, lymphedema, orthopedics, pediatrics, and sports rehab. 

Lymphedema is a true passion of Megan’s as she can help patients restore their health and improve their quality of life quickly. She knows from experience how life long management of Lymphedema is vital to staying healthy. She is committed to educating the patient and family in self care management for a successful transition from the clinic to home.     

Megan and her husband, Shane, enjoy raising their 3 children on their farm outside of Sigourney. Outside of work Megan enjoys supporting her children’s activities, volunteering in their church and 4-H Clover Kids club, camping, crafting and the Iowa State Fair.  

Jaime Martin, PTA, has been with the KCHC PT team since 2006. Jaime graduated from Indian Hills Community College, Physical Therapist Assistant Program with an A.A.S degree, in 2006. She serves on the Indian Hills Community College PTA Advisory Board. She has obtained additional training specializing in the McKenzie Method for treatment of back and neck pain. Her mission is to get her patients moving again so they can get back to living life.  Her areas of interests include back and neck pain, orthopedics, and post surgical.

Jaime lives in rural Jefferson County with her husband, Thad. They have two adult children. She enjoys being outdoors, walking with her dogs Boone and Mila, and working on their farm.