skip navigation

Rehabilitation Services

Fall River Health Services Rehabilitation department offers comprehensive care for patients suffering from short or long-term illness, include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. FRHS is committed to helping each patient reach their rehabilitation goal.

Services are provided in various settings, including
inpatient (acute and swing bed care), outpatient, nursing home, school districts, and at times, in the home.


Pediatric and Geriatrics patients, Orthopedics, Aquatic Therapy, Neurological Diagnoses, Sports Medicine, Home Exercise Programs, Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain and Lymphedema.

Don't limit your everyday activities, let our skilled therapists help you recover from an injury to regain function, obtain personal goals and develop coordination and motor skills for a full recovery. Schedule your appointment today at 605.745.8920. FRHS has our community at heart.

Contact Us Here

FRHS Rehabilitation Team

Ashean Bacon PT, DPT, TPS

Ashean graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in Baguio City, Philippines, 2006. In 2019 she received her Doctorate Degree of Physical Therapy from University of Montana-Missoula. She recently earned the esteemed Therapeutic Pain Specialist certification, the highest clinical competency of evaluation and treatment of pain that a practitioner can earn through Evidence in Motion with Purdue University. Ashean has been practicing for 17 years in various setting including acute setting, outpatient, nursing home and has a special interest in geriatrics and orthopedic conditions. Ashean has lately expanded her education to specialized and become skilled in the integration of pain neuroscience education, graded motor imagery, neurodynamic, clinical reasoning and practicing evidence-based medicine, pacing and behavioral change to help patients with chronic pain.

Jessica Metzger - Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)

Jessica graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2016 with her Physical Therapy Associate degree. She has been practicing for seven years in a multitude of settings including nursing homes, outpatient, aquatic therapy, pediatrics, and acute settings. She enjoys working with a wide variety of age ranges and with orthopedics.

Kathy DiDomenico - Cardiac Rehab Registered Nurse (CR-RN)

Kathy Graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing in Erie, PA in 1980. She became a Cardiac Care and ICU Nurse and joined the Traveling Nurse Corp where she had assignments in Texas and Colorado. She stayed in Cortez, Colorado and worked in a Trauma ICU for 11 years. During which received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the University of Colorado in 1985. She moved to SD in 1995 and worked in Cardiac Rehab, ER and ICU in Spearfish and Sturgis. In 2002, Kathy moved to Sioux Falls and worked in Avera Hospital System and Heart Hospital in Cardiac Care and Cardiac Rehab. She is happy to be back in Cardiac Rehab here in Hot Springs. In her spare time Kathy enjoys volunteer work for the American Legion and Keep Hot Springs Beautiful, riding Harley with her husband and playing with their two dogs.

Summer Miller - Occupational Therapist (OT)

Summer received her Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota, as well as her undergraduate degree and minor from UND. Summer's special interests include upper extremity orthopedic rehab and pelvic floor therapy. She is happy to be back in South Dakota after being out of state for college as she was raised on a ranch in Harding County, SD. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing with her family.

Ann Parsells, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA, CCC-SLP

Ann received her Masters in Speech Pathology Degree from Hampton University in 1991. In 2002, she earned an additional Master of Special Education/Adolescent Emotional Disorders from Hampton University. Ann served as a clinical service provider position with TheraCare in Custer. SD, assisting the Hot Springs School District, Fall River Hospital, Castle Manor Nursing Home and the B-3 Program up until 2009. In 2010, she added additional services that included STAR Academy, Martin Hospital and Nursing Home, Birth-Three and Home Health. Ann has more than 30 years of experience in teaching, providing clinical supervision in medical settings for graduate clinicians, skilled intervention for children and adults in acute care, geriatrics, and outpatient services. Ann's vision as a therapist in the community is to serve and promote quality of life to include communication skills, self-esteem, aging with dignity and innovative interventions for the whole-body wellness.


Fall River Health Services is a non-profit corporation of professional team members committed to excellent, quality and patient focused healthcare for the whole person. We provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual, family, and significant others. We are committed to our patients, employees and our public.