By Kristen Miller
DASSEL, MN Located directly on Highway 12 in Dassel, Phenomenal Rehabilitation is now closer to home for its physical therapy patients.
Owner Craig Butturff, along with fellow provider, Nichole Roiko, are both licensed physical therapists specializing in outpatient deep tissue therapy.
Phenomenal Rehabilitation, which also has an office in Howard Lake, is different from the average physical therapy provider.
Instead of half-hour appointments, Phenomenal Rehabilitation patients receive one-hour sessions, which allows Butturff and Roiko to get to know each patient and their individual needs.
This is a Christian-based organization under the management of Stellar Health.
Its approach to true healing is through the mind, body, and spirit, according to Butturff.
“If any one area suffers, they all suffer,” he said.
“Our ultimate objective is for the patient to get healthy and stay healthy,” Butturff said.
Both Roiko and Butturff have extra training in women’s health, such as lower back pain during pregnancy.
Butturff’s strongest background is in the lower back and he has extra training in workers’ compensation cases and sports medicine.
Cokato resident and marathon runner Mike Lawyer said Butturff has “worked wonders” for him in a number of athletic-related injuries.
In the summer of 2007, Lawyer tore a calf muscle during a 26-mile marathon, a race he was using to train for a 100-mile marathon.
While in the sixth mile of the race, Lawyer tore his calf muscle, but continued the next 20 miles to the finish line.
At that point, Lawyer was devastated, thinking there would be no way he could run in the 100-mile race that was just six weeks away.
Lawyer turned to Butturff, who worked on the torn calf muscle getting it back to where it needed to be in order for Lawyer to run the race.
“He performed some pretty aggressive techniques on it,” Lawyer said. “He knew my history and time frame and he got it going where I was able to compete in the 100-miler without any calf issues.”
“He did some wonders,” Lawyer commented and would definitely recommend Butturff’s work to others.
As far as insurance, more than half of the insurance companies allow for direct access to physical therapy without a physician’s referral, according to Butturff.
Phenomenal Rehabilitation also works with many of the health care professionals in the area oftentimes.
“Our emphasis is on patient care,” he said. “We have a mission that goes beyond staying in business.”
The new rehabilitation clinic is located across from Schmidty’s in Dassel and is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., or according to patient needs.
Butturff is excited to be back in the community of Dassel, which once was the home for Butturff and his family.
“I’m very excited to do business in Dassel. The people are very nice here,” he said.
For more information, visit them online at www.phenomenalrehab.com or call to schedule an appointment at (320) 275-1304.