Physical Therapy

Skilled physical therapy services at Jenkins Living Center are provided by:

Kari Holden - Physical Therapist

Kari L Holden attained her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from USD in 1998. Kari’s has experience with individuals from 1 to 101. She has considerable experience in orthopedics, women's health, wound care and most notably long-term care, including Parkinson’s related cares. Kari evaluates and creates treatment plans with the team to educate individuals on how to regain their strength and return to living their best life.

Susie Benike - Physical Therapy Assistant

Susie graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute with an Associates of Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 1997. She has been an active staff therapist for our Rehab Department and has also been a member of the APTA. Susie has been dedicated to Jenkins Rehab for almost 25 years with experience in geriatric rehabilitation including orthopedics, neurology, balance, and weakness. She is a LSVT BIG Certified Clinician specializing in symptom prevention and treatment of patients with Parkinsons Disease. Susie is a Credentialed Clinical Instructor involved in the supervision of therapy students.

Layle Nawroth - Physical Therapy Assistant

Layle graduated from Lake Area Technical Institute with an Associates of Applied Science degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2000. She is a long time resident of Watertown and has been employed at Jenkins for over a decade. Layle joined the Rehab Team in 2001 as a skilled Physical Therapist Assistant and a Team Leader for the Restorative Nursing Program. She is a past member of the APTA with specialized training in Pilates, Balance, Urinary Incontinence, and Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions. Layle is also a student mentor through the LATI Physical Therapist Assistant program.

Our dedicated Physical Therapy staff provides skilled, quality care in a relaxed and inviting therapy gym. Jenkins has a full-time staff including a certified geriatric specialist, and two exceptional physical therapy assistants with 20 years of experience. These professionals provide a flexible schedule for our patients while maintaining a high level of care.

At Jenkins Living Center Physical Therapy services focus on:

  • Performing a comprehensive evaluation
  • Neuromotor examination, strength testing, gait and balance assessments
  • Treatment plan designed with the patient to address goals
  • Improve mobility and ensure safety
  • Balance training, therapeutic exercise, wound care
  • Ultrasound and electrical stimulation