Mount Vernon


Center Point

Massage Therapy

Fitness / Special

"I was able to return to sports and perform just as well as before my injury." - K. Werderman


Same day appointments!

We offer a specialized fitness center where we work hand-in-hand with our Physical Therapists. We have Certified Personal Trainers on staff to work one-on-one or just get you started with any of your health and fitness goals. We also offer weight loss assistance with our Metabolic Testing, which is a simple 10 minute test that tells you how many calories your body burns at rest.

Call for more information about our Marion office: 319-373-7311

Karry Hodge writes, "P.T. does not stand for pain and torture. I have been visiting the staff at Marion Physical Therapy on and off for eight years. My first visit was because I couldn't raise my right arm. After a few visits I was back to normal arm movement. Since that time, I've returned for physical therapy on a neck injury, two knee replacements, arthritis in a hip, and a broken wrist. The staff at Marion Physical Therapy are wonderful to work with. They are very knowledgeable, kind, and gentle. They will offer suggestions and exercises to help you recover faster from an injury or surgery. I bring my aching joints and muscles to Marion Physical Therapy. I recommend these therapists to anyone looking for help to live a pain free life." If you need physical therapy, want to get in shape, or are interested in our services, get in touch. Like Karry and like our hundreds of satisfied clients, you'll be glad that you did.

Jean Hammill, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, ATC, received a BS degree in 1969 in education and taught and coached track, basketball and softball for 7 years. She received her bachelor's degree in 1979, a master's degree in PT in 1993 from the U of I, and her clinical doctorate from St. Ambrose University in 2005. She has been board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association since 1996. She is a nationally certified athletic trainer. Jean has been active with the Iowa Physical Therapy Association serving on the board of directors, as vice president and as president. She has 37 years of experience. She founded Marion Physical Therapy in 1996.

Gregory O' Brien, DPT, CSCS, is the Director of Rehab at the Marion Physical Therapy and Ability Physical Therapy clinics as well as the Coordinator of Clinical Education. He has degrees in Exercise Science, Fitness & Human Performance, and is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2009 and then began working in a local hospital-based physical therapy group before starting here at Marion Physical Therapy. Greg enjoys spending time with his wife Megan as well as family and friends during his free time.

Wendy Verge, PTA, PNF Certified, received her Associate's degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant from St. Petersburg College, FL, in 2008. She has worked at a local hospital group in Inpatient Physical Therapy, as well as continuing to work at several local nursing homes. Wendy joined the therapy team at Marion Physical Therapy in March 2015.

Sarah Jones, is the Operations Manager for Marion Physical Therapy. She is also the Billing Manager for all the clinics and has been part of the Marion Physical Therapy family for over 11 years. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and friends. When she is not chasing around her toddler, she likes to watch football... or just relax.

Midge Rollins, Office Assistant, started in 1996 as an office manager and is now a part time office assistant.

Lois Ocenosak graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2007 with a BS in Biology. She has worked with the Marion Physical Therapy company since 2003 as Office Support and Physical Therapy Tech. She enjoys a variety of work at the Marion, Center Point, and Mount Vernon Clinics as she fills in for other employees on vacation.

Sadie Sell, LMT, is the Office Manager, Billing Assistant and Licensed Massage Therapist in the Marion office. She is a 2013 graduate of Carlson College of Massage Therapy in Stone City, Iowa. Sadie takes pride in the challenge of tailoring her body work specifically to the person she is working with. Some of the modalities she incorporates are Swedish/Relaxation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Orthopedic and Myofascial Release. Sadie has two children and a Cocker Spaniel, enjoys being involved in extracurricular activities with her girls and loves being outdoors.

Chris Will, B.A., NASM – CPT, SFS, graduated from the University of Iowa in 2005 with a B.A. in Health Promotion. He began his career as a certified personal trainer in Denver, CO, working for 24 Hour Fitness, Life Time Fitness and Colorado Athletic Club. After 5 years in Denver, Chris moved back to Iowa in 2010 and has been at Marion Physical Therapy since 2013. Chris is passionate about helping his clients achieve their goals, whether athletic, fitness and enjoys helping patients and clients transition between the two. Chris enjoys playing and watching all sports, running several fantasy football leagues, and spending time with friends and family. He works out of the Marion Ability Fitness office.

Ben Johnston, LMT, joined Ability Physical Therapy in May of 2014 as a Licensed Massage Therapist and PT Tech. He graduated from Carlson College in 2011 and has worked for a couple of chiropractors and at Salon 30 prior to finding his home here at Ability Physical Therapy in Mount Vernon. His passion lies in helping people understand how their bodies work, how inflammation can be naturally reduced, and give tools to use at home when pain stops them from living life. He is available at both Mt. Vernon (Monday – Friday) and Marion (every other Wednesday).

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Marion Physical Therapy
999 44th St., Suite 10000 | Marion, IA 52302
319-373-7311 | Fax: 319-373-7313 | MarionPhysicalTherapy.com

Staffed hours:
Monday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: By appointment only

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