At St. Luke's Rehabilitation, we offer physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy for Twin Falls and the surrounding region. We provide you with personalized care following an injury or surgery, and can also help you manage a chronic condition. Our areas of specialty include:
Miranda Austin, PT, MPT, NCS, CBIS has a special interest in neurologic disorders. She is an American Physical Therapy Association certified neurologic clinic specialist (NCS) and an American Brain Injury Association certified brain injury specialist (CBIS). Miranda works with patients who have suffered from brain injuries, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis.
Miranda earned a master's degree in physical therapy from Eastern Washington University.
Joy Crist PT, MPT, GCS, Cert. MDT specializes in geriatrics and disorders of the spine including back pain, neck pain, and spinal cord injuries. She is also an experienced general orthopedic clinician.
Joy earned a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska. She has been board certified in geriatrics and has advanced certification in mechanical diagnosis and therapy through the McKenzie Institute.
Vanessa Harris, DPT specializes in pelvic health physical therapy, treating incontinence and pelvic pain conditions. She has attended special training for pelvic floor strengthening including biofeedback assisted retraining. She is passionate about working with people with neurological disorders to prevent falls and help them regain functional mobility through exercise.
Vanessa earned a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University.
Meagan Higbee, MA, CCC-SLP serves adults with a wide range of communication, cognitive, and swallowing disorders in the acute care and inpatient rehabilitation settings. She specializes in stroke and brain injury rehabilitation and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). Meagan especially enjoys working with clients in areas such as language, memory, attention and concentration, organizational strategies, and problem solving to increase their ability to function at the highest level of independence possible. She also has experience in providing treatment for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and is Vital Stim certified.
Meagan obtained her bachelor's degree in communication science and disorders from the University of Wyoming. She earned her master's degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Iowa.
Coreen W. Keller MPT, CWS, CBIS, CSRS specializes in neurological rehabilitation and has an interest in wound care. She has received professional certifications for certified wound specialist (CWS), certified brain injury specialist (CBIS), and certified stroke rehabilitation specialist (CSRS). She currently sees patients in the hospital for inpatient rehabilitation.
Coreen earned a master's degree in physical therapy at the University of Utah.
Carmen M. Sidlaruk, MS, CCC-SLP specializes in evaluation and treatment of adult swallowing, voice, and cognitive/language problems following brain injury from stroke or external forces. She is passionate about the treatment of swallowing problems due to head and neck cancers, and retraining vocal and speaking patterns secondary to neurologic diseases or vocal abusive behaviors.
Carmen has earned Lee Silverman Voice Treatment certification, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, and is registered as a modified barium swallow impairment profile user for standardized instrumental evaluation of swallowing.
Leslie Silvester, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS has specialized in several fields of adult rehabilitation, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, attention, memory, voice, and dysphagia.
Leslie earned her master's degree from Idaho State University. In her free time, she enjoys mind-body connection.
Cole Small, PT specializes in acute care and outpatient rehabilitation for adults, with particular interest in critical care and vestibular rehabilitation.
Cole earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Idaho and completed a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Idaho State University.
Jennifer Thomas, OTR/L, CLT specializes in both inpatient acute care rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. She is a lymphedema-certified therapist with most of her practice focused on treating lymphedema and the lymphatic system. Jennifer is also interested in vision therapy, neurorehabilitation, and general physical disabilities.
Jennifer earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from the College of St. Scholastica and is certified through the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Inflammation of the joints in one or more areas of the body. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
This common condition affects more than 80% of us at some point, and is not usually indicative of a serious spine problem.
A forceful head motion or impact causing a change in mental status.
A forceful head motion or impact causing a brief change in mental status with lingering side effects.
A condition affecting the brain and spinal cord that impacts muscle control and strength, vision, balance, and more.
Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.