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Gwen Neilsen Anderson Rehabilitation Center

Gwen Neilsen Anderson Rehabilitation Center offers people in the Magic Valley and surrounding areas the highest level of inpatient treatment for neurologic and orthopedic injury, impairment, or disorder. We assist patients 14 years of age and older who’ve had a stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, an amputation, or other trauma, as well as patients living with neuromuscular diseases like multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, or cerebral palsy. 

All of our rooms are private and designed to specifically enhance the safety, comfort, and independence of patients recovering from or adapting to an injury or illness. Our team offers:

  • Intensive physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy
  • Specialized 24-hour rehabilitative nursing care
  • Daily oversight by a medical doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation (also known as a physiatrist)
  • Individualized case management provided by a licensed social worker

Your rehabilitation plan will be managed by a team of providers who meet regularly to provide you with the best care. Your family will also be included in your recovery process to ensure that you and everyone involved in your care will feel confident and supported when it’s time for you to leave our rehabilitation center. 

Research shows that recovery is optimized when rehabilitation care is located close to home. Having your loved ones nearby and feeling comfortable in your environment helps the healing process. To learn more about the exceptional care offered at Gwen Neilsen Anderson Rehabilitation Center, read our outcomes report and our strategic plan.

  • Location & Contact Info

    775 Pole Line Rd. W.
    Twin Falls, ID 83301
    (208) 814-3755

    Accepting New Patients

    Yes
  • Before Your Visit

  • For Current Patients

  • After-hours & Weekends

    Visiting hours will be determined by your physician and care team, and may vary over the course of your treatment. The hospital can be reached at any time by calling (208) 814-3700.

  • Photo Gallery

    Check out our state-of-the-art facility and equipment.

  • Blog Post

    Stroke Rehabilitation and Support Helps Patients Gain Strength and Confidence

  • Article

    Spinal Cord Injury: Adapting Your Home

  • Article

    Stroke Rehabilitation

Providers

  • Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Aimee Abel, OT works with adults with various medical conditions and physical/neurological diagnoses in acute and inpatient rehabilitation. She especially enjoys working with clients with neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury, and brain injury. She has completed additional training in Neuro-IFRAH™, Bioness®, and constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT).

    Aimee earned her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of North Dakota. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Speech Therapy

    Biography

    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.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Biography

    Jonathan D. Myers, MD is a board-certified physiatrist (a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation), with expertise in a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal conditions, and is currently the medical director of rehabilitation services for St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center. 

    His areas of clinical interest and expertise include spasticity management, spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, working with amputation and limb deficiencies, and cerebral palsy and other movement disorders. Dr. Myers is himself a spinal cord injury survivor and uses his personal experience to better relate to his patients.

    In August 2016, Dr. Myers and a group of St. Luke's Rehabilitation colleagues climbed Mount Borah to raise awareness regarding balance rehabilitation and raise the funding necessary to bring a balance machine to the Magic Valley.

    Watch local news coverage of Dr. Myers' Mt. Borah experience

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Occupational Therapy

    Biography

    Jason Urry, OT treats a variety of conditions, with special interest in neurological conditions. He is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) and Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist (CSRS). He has also completed training for Kinesio Taping® and various Neuro-IFRAH™ techniques.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Biography

    Jessica Ziebarth, DO has expertise in spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, spasticity management, osteopathic manipulation, amputation, prosthetic management, adaptive equipment, wheelchair seating, early-mobility-in-the-hospital setting, post-ICU rehabilitation, and performing arts medicine. 

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

Conditions

  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    A forceful head motion or impact causing a brief change in mental status with lingering side effects.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

    A forceful head motion or impact causing a change in mental status.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    A condition affecting the brain and spinal cord that impacts muscle control and strength, vision, balance, and more.

  • Stroke

    Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.

Classes & Events

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Support Groups

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  • Help yourself adjust back to life after a stroke by attending this supportive and informational group for stroke patients and their families.