Physical Rehabilitation - DeWitt

Welcome to Genesis Physical Rehabilitation at DeWitt. We specialize in offering programs that meet the needs of patients requiring physical, occupational and speech therapies. Our goal is to integrate services to improve the functional level of each patient. We strive to expand services to provide convenience and state of the art technology while maintaining a small town feel. We take pride in offering these services for outpatients, inpatients and at home.


Genesis Medical Center DeWitt

  DeWitt Physical Rehabilitation1118 11th Street
DeWitt, IA
563-659-4266 (fax)

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Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional hours arranged as needed.


We also offer services to Central Community School District in the form of athletic training services, physical therapy screenings and Power Sports Performance, which is our athletic enhancement program for athletes of all ages. We feel it is extremely important to support our community by offering these services outside the clinic. This allows us to develop long lasting relationships that help us to provide you with excellent care.

Outpatient services are available for patients who have moderate to severe physical limitations and who can travel to receive care. Back, soft tissue, sports medicine, and work-related injuries are the most frequent ailments referred to outpatient therapy.

Other ailments commonly treated in an outpatient setting include:

  • Spinal dysfunction
  • Chronic pain
  • Pain from motor vehicle accidents or other trauma
  • Cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Hand injuries, surgeries or splinting needs
  • Joint replacement and revisions, (Most common total hip or knee)
  • Nerve injuries
  • Amputations
  • Neurological disorders
  • Soft tissue disorders
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Speech disorders

To meet our goal Genesis Physical Rehabilitation at DeWitt provides our patients with the most up-to-date therapeutic services and help the patient return to either their prior level of functioning or to increase their level of functioning. The center provides outpatient and inpatient physical therapy, outpatient and inpatient occupational therapy and outpatient and inpatient speech therapy. All of the services are provided by highly educated physical therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants and speech therapists. All of our therapists stay abreast of the latest techniques and technology in their respective fields by regularly attending continuing education courses. The therapists are supported by a friendly staff of administrative assistants.

Please allow our new state of the art 2,600 square foot facility to serve all of your outpatient physical therapy, outpatient occupational therapy and outpatient speech therapy needs.


Joseph Garrison, PT, DPT

 Joseph Garrison, DPT

Title: Physical Therapist and Clinic Supervisor for DeWitt

School and Year of Graduation: Pittsburg State University 2005, B.S. in Biology; St. Ambrose University 2007, DPT

Began with Genesis: 2010

Specialization/Certification: Joe specializes in general orthopedics, post-surgical rehab, spine therapy, and sports medicine. Joe has experience in a wide variety of settings including inpatient rehab, skilled care, and outpatient orthopedics.

Community/Recreational Activities: Joe is currently working as the Physical Therapist at Central High School in DeWitt, offering physical therapy screens and treatment to enhance Central Saber athletes at practice and during competition. Joe is licensed in Iowa and Illinois. 

Laurie Harrison, PT, MPT

Laurie Harrison, MPT

Title: Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 1993, MPT

Began with Genesis: 1994

Specialization/Certification: Laurie has experience in treating as a generalist with a special interest in geriatrics. She is certified as an APTA Clinical Instructor. She has experience treating in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, and also in long-term care. She enjoys treating neurologic and orthopedic diagnoses.

Laurie Lechtenberg, OTR/L

 Laurie Lechtenberg, OTR/L

Title: Occupational Therapist

School and Year of Graduation: College of St. Catherine 1990, OT

Began with Genesis: 2003

Specialization/Certification: Laurie has experience in Cardiac, ICU, Pulmonary, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation units. She has worked at both the therapist level as well as being a Rehab manager for many years. At the DeWitt location Laurie provides services for inpatients, outpatients, skilled care, nursing home, and home health services. She is able to work with a variety of diagnoses and is trained in Bioness H200 neuromuscular re-education for neurological population.

Brenda Johnson, OTR/L

 Brenda Johnson, OTR/L

Title: Occupational Therapist

School and Year of Graduation: College of St. Catherine 1998, OT

Began with Genesis: 2000

Specialization/Certification: Brenda works with orthopedic and neurological patients. In addition, she is trained in Bioness H200 for the upper extremity. Brenda is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and spends some of her time in the LIFT (Learning Independence For Tomorrow) program at the Bettendorf clinic.

Community/Recreational Activities: Brenda began with Genesis in March of 2000. She works at a variety of Genesis outpatient locations including Bettendorf, Davenport, DeWitt, and Eldridge. Brenda also works in an inpatient setting at DeWitt and Genesis West.

Mike Owens, MACCC/SLP

Mike Owens, MACCC/SLP

Title: Speech Therapist

School and Year of Graduation: Augustana College 1988, B.A.; Western Michigan University 1989, SLP

Began with Genesis: 1989

Specialization/Certification: Mike has an experience treating in a variety of patient settings including; inpatient, acute, skilled, home health, and outpatient. Mike treats a range of diagnoses including: aphasia, swallowing, dyparthria, cognitive/linguistic, functional reading, voice and memory for both geriatric and pediatric patients. He specializes in the adult geriatric field.

Community/Recreational Activities: Mike spends his time as a Speech Pathologist for DeWitt and Silvis hospitals and nursing homes along with floating to Bettendorf and Davenport when needs arise.

Danielle Jessee, PT, DPTDanielle Jessee, PT, DPT

Title: Physical Therapist

School and Year of Graduation: Saint Ambrose University 2011, DPT

Began with Genesis: 2012

Specialization/Certification: Danielle specializes in the treatment of general orthopedics and neurological conditions along with vestibular disorders and TMJ pain. She has experience treating in both the outpatient and inpatient settings, and also in long-term care.

Community/Recreational Activities: Danielle is originally from a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, and currently she lives in Davenport, Iowa. When she was a student at St. Ambrose University she studied physical therapy and played on the tennis team. In her free time, Danielle enjoys playing tennis, running, and lifting weights.


Initial Paperwork

To better understand your current condition, Genesis Physical Rehabilitation will request the completion of our history and intake form at your initial visit. For your convenience, please feel free to print and complete this document prior to your appointment. If you choose to complete the paperwork in advance, please be sure to bring the completed history and intake form to your initial evaluation.

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