Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
Strength, Mobility, Function, Life.
Muscles and joints tend to lose strength and stability over time. Physical therapy can prevent muscle atrophy, decrease risk of falls, and maintain independence.
These treatments focus on essential joint, muscles, tendons, and ligaments and work to improve mobility and relieve pain.
Functional Dry Needling
Our therapists use drying needling to treat pain and movement issues. This can help relieve pain associated with joint issues, migraines, TMJ, carpal tunnel, disc issues and more.
Speech therapy treats speech impediments, voice disorders, and issues with swallowing. It works to strengthen the muscles used in speech.
Physical therapy for children helps to improve mobility and treat physical limitations associated with injury or disease.
Our warm therapeutic pool promotes muscle relaxation and helps decrease pain and spasms. Aquatic therapy can positively impact movement, strength, and function.
This therapy involves exercises that help to manage dizziness and balance issues. It helps to relieve symptoms of vestibular disorders such as vertigo, stroke, and post concussion syndrome.
Sports medicine focuses on recovering from a sport or exercise related injury while also preventing future injuries.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
This treatment helps to improve symptoms of pelvic floor conditions such as urinary incontinence, constipation, and pelvic organ prolapse.
Occupational Therapy or OT works to improve your ability to perform activities of daily living and help manage changing symptoms from a chronic condition or disability.
Meet our Therapists
Nicole Loucks, PT
Nicki Loucks graduated from University of North Dakota in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy and has worked in rural healthcare all of her career. She has been employed with St. Luke's Medical Center since 1988, starting out as the only therapist in a 70 miles radius. Nicki has been involved in patient care for all ages and by default, is now assuming more department management duties. She has been a long-time advocate for active lifestyles at any age.
Nicki's passions away from work involve trail running, Harley rides, pheasant hunting and gardening, especially when they are done with family, friends or her 4-legged companions.
Kayla Jacobs, DPT
Growing up in Chinook, MT, Kayla knows exactly how rural communities like Crosby can be special. She played sports in high school and continued with Rec leagues in college. Through sports, she grew a love of physical activity and this led her to a career in physical therapy.
Kayla attended the University of Mary and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She enjoys seeing patients of all ages and especially enjoys working with children. Kayla also provides wound care treatment for diabetic ulcers, pressure wounds, burns and other skin ailments.
Kayla resides on a farm near Noonan, ND with her husband, Morgan. They have 2 boys and enjoy farm life.
Janae Maier, DPT
Janae received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 2013 and she began working at St. Luke's Medical Center in 2019.
Janae enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities, as well as postoperative and chronic conditions. She has additional interest in vestibular therapy and is certified in LSVT Big for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease and another neurological diagnoses.
Janae is a native of Divide County and currently lives on the Nygaard farm near Wildrose with her husband, Dan, and sons Joseph and James. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, hunting and both watching and play sports.
Benny Harms, Therapy Dog
Chelsea Haaland, SLPP
Andrea Keever, OTR