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About Us: McCook Therapy and Wellness

Helping you reach your goals is our priority.


At McCook Therapy and Wellness our mission is to “Move You to Wellness” by combining skilled rehabilitation services with our 24 hour fitness/wellness facility. The primary goal of McCook Therapy is to help you recover or retain the functionality you deserve. As an independent practice, our clients are our number one concern and priority.


McCook Therapy and Wellness is our area’s only therapy clinic equipped with a 24-hour fitness facility. This allows for the ability to continue on your path of wellness after you have achieved your therapy specific goals providing “specialization not just generalization”. Individuals seeking wellness and fitness training can progress with their workout program with the comfort of having experienced therapists and coaches on staff to help with any fitness questions or concerns. You will never be overlooked or underappreciated in our clinic. Our offices are conveniently located with excellent parking and facilities for your comfort and convenience.


Providing you with the best therapists to get you moving.

AMY HEUMILLER, OT/L  |  Occupational Therapist

A native of Salem, South Dakota, Amy graduated from Salem High School in 1985. She received her prerequisites at South Dakota State University in Brookings, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree for Occupational Therapy in 1990 from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated Cum Laude from Creighton and has been a practicing licensed Occupational Therapist since 1990.

Amy has experience in several areas including but not limited to Outpatient Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Long Term Care, Home Health, and Pediatrics. Amy has received specialized training in Shoulder and Hand rehab, Medically Complex disease management such as Cardiopulmonary and Cancer rehab, and is a Master Clinician in Dementia Care for those with cognitive decline from Alzheimer's, Stroke and Head Injuries.


When not helping her clients, Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, supporting local athletics and community efforts, Shine Dance, crafts, and reading. Amy, her family continue to make Salem their home.

PAIGE HEIBERGER, PTA  |  Physical Therapy Assistant 

A native of Clear Lake, SD, Paige graduated from Deuel High School in 2013. She attended Lake Area Technical Institute where she graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program in 2015. Paige has experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy. Her special interests include sports medicine and rehabilitation, balance training, and knee pathology.


Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, golfing, and hunting.

TISHA SECHSER, COTA  |  Occupational Therapy Assistant

A native of Salem, South Dakota, Tisha graduated from McCook Central high school in 2014. She attended Lake Area Technical Institute where she graduated from the Occupational Therapy Assistant program in 2017. Tisha completed her first Level II fieldwork here at McCook Therapy and Wellness where she gained knowledge and skills in orthopedic and stroke rehab. She completed her second Level II fieldwork at the Hartford, Humboldt, and Lennox schools where she worked with children ranging from 1 to 18 years old. Tisha is enjoys working with pediatrics in areas such as fine motor development, sensory integration, and emotional regulation. She is also quite passionate about the senior population as she has been running the Senior wellness programs for 5 years. She started with 2 classes and now has 5 and counting!

Outside of work, Tisha is raising her two sons with her husband in Montrose. She enjoys spending her time with family and friends!

Steph Heumiller, PT, DPT, ATC |  Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer
Jenny Hofer, PT, DPT |  Physical Therapist
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