Outpatient Therapy

Therapy for All Ages

Physical, occupational and speech-language outpatient therapy services are conveniently located in the Nelson Wellness Center at Grand Arbor.

Private therapy treatment rooms, a collection of strength/cardio AdobeStock_35128894.jpegequipment plus the warm water pool offers outpatients the perfect opportunity to heal and regain their well-being after a specific injury, condition or set-back. Outpatient Therapy can also help active adults maintain their well-being using preventative measures and techniques.

Therapists work with patients to build confidence and create a lifestyle designed for active living.


Outpatient Therapy at Grand Arbor
(320) 759-4616
4403 Pioneer Road SE | Alexandria, MN 56308

A Few Examples of What We Provide:

  • Experienced, highly trained, caring therapists who specialize in active adult and geriatric populations
  • Therapy orders acted upon within 48 hours of initial contact
  • Flexible scheduling

Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapy (PT) is all about improving functional movement. Physical therapists are experts in the way the body moves. They use treatment techniques, along with fitness and wellness strategies to help facilitate a healthier, more active lifestyle for patients of all ages.

Conditions commonly treated in PT include:

  • Cervical/neck pain
  • Back pain or strain
  • Arthritis
  • Pre and post-surgical patients
  • Balance, strength and/or endurance issues
  • Sports related injuries
  • Neurological disorders including Parkinson’s, MS, and CVA

Aquatic Therapy (PT)

Grand Arbor’s warm water pool (88-89 degrees) provides the perfect environment for aquatic physical therapy. Nearly everyone can benefit from exercise in the water, however, this form of therapy is especially beneficial in the following ways.

Benefits of Aquatic PT include:

  • Increases blood flow to muscles
  • Increases awareness of movement
  • Decreases pain
  • Reduces muscle guarding
  • Promotes relaxation to ease stiff joints and increase movement
  • Provides safety for challenging movements and balance
  • Reduces swelling

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapy (OT) brings a broad perspective to the evaluation and treatment of patients, including their physical condition, sensory perceptions, cognitive abilities, emotional state and spiritual dignity. Occupational therapists can customize interventions to improve a person’s ability to perform daily activities, despite physical limitations or barriers.

Treatment in OT may include:

  • Activities of daily living analysis and training
  • Fine and gross motor coordination
  • Range of motion and strengthening
  • Wheelchair and positioning assessments
  • Home or environmental modifications
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and training

Speech Therapy (ST)

Speech Therapy (ST) includes the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders related to speaking, swallowing and communication. Speech therapists commonly work with patients who have neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Alzheimer’s.

Our speech therapy team works with patients so they can communicate effectively and express themselves in daily life. They also help patients by evaluating and collaborating with physicians, nursing staff and caregivers to determine the safest textures for eating and drinking.

Treatment in ST may include:

  • Dysphasia and difficulty swallowing
  • Cognitive testing and retraining
  • Articulation
  • Stuttering
  • Voice therapy
  • Vocal quality
  • Breath support
  • Dysarthria (slurred speech)
  • Assessment and training in alternative communication devices
  • Aphasia
  • Home or environmental modifications
  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and training

Specialty Programs

Outpatient Therapy at Grand Arbor takes an innovative approach to ensure that patients receive the best specialized care for their condition. The below programs were developed by experts in the therapy field and our skilled team has been thoroughly trained in each one.

Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) BIG and LOUD

People with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions will see their movements become slow and their voice become soft, hindering their ability to communicate effectively. Knute Nelson specializes in providing innovative and effective treatments for physical therapy (LSVT® BIG) and speech therapy (LSVT® LOUD). Knute Nelson is one of the few organizations that has certified clinicians in both programs.


VitalStim Therapy is designed to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow.

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