Getting You Back on Track
Transitional Care Unit at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare
Whether you are recovering from an orthopedic surgery or have experienced a fall, a stroke or a debilitating illness, it takes time to restore your quality of life. Saint Anne Extended Healthcare is a great place to get back on track.
Effective rehab helps a person function again and can enhance an individual’s confidence and quality of life. The comprehensive plan for the patient's recovery includes the individual's clinical status, personal preferences, and patient education while working with experienced health care professionals.
At the Transitional Care Unit at Saint Anne Extended Healthcare, we offer highly skilled occupational, physical and speech therapy services.
Saint Anne of Winona Rehabilitation Services - Therapy Services
Saint Anne’s professionals offer a wide variety of rehabilitative services to a broad range of patients, focusing on increasing strength and functional mobility, managing pain, improving independence in all daily activities and promoting wellness. Therapy staff treats a wide variety of patients and diagnosis. Staff at Saint Anne’s provide treatment to inpatient, outpatients and provide home care services to residents at Callista Court and those in the Winona community.
- Physical Therapy: provides support for diagnosis and management of movement dysfunction and enhancement of physical abilities
- Occupational Therapy: provides skilled evaluation and treatment to maximize independence in daily activities or function
- Speech Therapy: provides intervention to enhance or restore communication and swallowing skills
Meet the Therapy Staff
Allison Biesanz, Therapy Director/MPT
Allison received her MPT from Carroll College in 2000 and has worked at St. Anne of Winona since 2007, directing the department since 2008. She enjoys working with the diverse patient population at St. Anne’s/Callista Court, particularly patient’s with neurologic disorders, post-surgical patients, and dementia patients. Allison lives in Winona with her husband and four children. Her hobbies include baking, reading, running and attending her children’s sporting events.
Alicia Duerst, DPT
Alicia received her DPT from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse in 2012 and has worked at St. Anne of Winona since 2012. Professional interests include rehab for neurological disorders, wound care and vestibular function. She grew up in Menomonie, WI and now lives in Winona, MN with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys running, paddling, hunting, volunteering and cooking.
Karen Zibrowski, PTA
Karen graduated from Western Technical College in 2003 and has worked at St. Anne of Winona since 2007. She is a certified clinical instructor and clinical coordinator for our PTA students. She lives in Rushford, MN with her husband and three sons. Karen enjoys spending time with her family and running, with her biggest running accomplishment being completing The Tough Mudder!
Erica Hengel, PTA
Erica is a 2012 graduate of Western Technical College in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She is a Winona native and graduated from Cotter High School in 2009. Her special interests include orthopedic and stroke patients. Erica enjoys the outdoors, knitting and sewing.
Karleen Gregg, MOT, OTR/L
Karleen received her MOT from the University of Minnesota in 2013 and has worked at St. Anne of Winona since 2013. Her special interests include upper extremity rehabilitation, neurological disorders, wheelchair positioning, and educating patients in a wide variety of adaptive equipment. She grew up near Green Bay, WI, and now lives in Winona with her husband and lively puppy. Karleen enjoys hiking, reading, and cheering for her favorite sports teams, including the Green Bay Packers.
Becky Meyer, COTA
Becky is a 1992 graduate of Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. She has worked for St. Anne’s since 2011. Becky has a diverse background in multiple settings. Her interests include geriatric and the acute care population. She lives in Winona with her husband and children. Becky enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Maggie Lossen, COTA
Maggie is a graduate from Western Technical College in 2013. She has worked at Saint Anne’s since 2010 as a CNA and started working in the therapy department in 2013. She is a Winona native and graduated from the Winona Senior High in 2006. She enjoys working with a diverse patient population and helping those patients reach their max full potential. Maggie enjoys spending time with her husband and son, the river, reading, and gardening.
Amy O’Laughlin, MA, CCC-SLP
Amy graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2008 and has worked at St. Anne of Winona since 2009. Her clinical experience spans a variety of populations and settings including schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. Amy’s special interests include articulation, neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia, and communication following stroke. She is a certified VitalStim Therapy Provider. Amy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two German Shorthaired Pointers, gardening, sewing, and reading.
For more information about Rehabilitation Services at Saint Anne of Winona, please call 507-454-3621.