RehabVisions Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine uses therapeutic exercise, specialized equipment and a variety of the latest techniques to treat injuries and conditions of all kinds.

We are dedicated to continuing treatment for our patients. Our clinic is open and adhering to meticulous protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also offer telehealth visits for patients to continue their care from the comfort of home. Read more about our safety procedures, or call us with any questions.












Working with patients who have recently had surgery or who have suffered an injury is a major part of what a physical therapist does. Our therapists are skilled in treating all orthopedic conditions. They will listen to you, assess your needs, and create an individualized plan to help you minimize pain, regain movement, and feel more like yourself again.

We see people of all ages for a variety of issues including:

  • Sports injuries, strains, sprains
  • Fractures
  • Joint surgeries
  • Tendon repair
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis

Neurological Disorders/Stroke

Our physical therapists are trained in the care of neurological and neuromuscular disorders. We listen to you, evaluate your needs, and create a comprehensive plan to help you feel and function better.

We can treat a variety of issues including:

  • Strokes
  • Brain injuries
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Developmental delays/disorders

Sports Rehab

Our therapists are skilled in treating all sports conditions. We use the most current technologies and evidence-based treatment methods to help you regain strength and movement and get you back to your sport.

We can help with:

  • Ankle and knee injuries
  • Shin splints
  • Tendinitis (tennis elbow)
  • Pulled muscles, strains
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • ACL tears

Balance and Vestibular Disorders

Problems with balance, dizziness, unsteadiness and difficulty walking cause many people to limit their activities and can greatly affect one’s quality of life. At RehabVisions, our therapy staff have specialized training in treating all types of balance and vestibular-system disorders including:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Concussion
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Migraine-related dizziness/vertigo
  • Balance and difficulty walking
  • Postural control

Pain Management

Pain, whether chronic or acute, can be frustrating and debilitating. Low-back and neck pain are common ailments for many people. Studies have shown that physical therapy is the most effective first step in reducing or eliminating this type of pain.

We see people of all ages for a variety of issues including:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Sciatica

Work Fitness

We ensure a safe workplace and healthy workforce through work fitness, skilled therapy interventions and specialized return-to-work training. We can offer a comprehensive battery of performance-based tests that are used to determine ability for work, activities of daily living or leisure activities.

We provide:

  • Work conditioning programs
  • Return-to-work testing
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE)
  • Pre-employment screenings


Rehab Director Al Laubenthal, PT has provided physical therapy services to the Marengo area for the past 11 years. He has 18 years of PT experience since he graduated from St. Ambrose University in 2002.

Carrie Karsten is RehabVision’s Administrative Assistant. She has been with RehabVisions since 2014.

Jenn Osborn, PTA, graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2006. She has been practicing in the Marengo area for the past 11 years.



Backpack Safety Tips

By Jolie Koesters

Al Laubenthal, PT | Clinic Manager A backpack that isn’t used properly can cause back problems or even injury. Children — or anyone wearing a backpack — should follow these […]

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August 31, 2021

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Pain-Free Gardening

By Jolie Koesters

Al Laubenthal, PT | Clinic Manager With spring at the doorstep and the promise of longer days ahead, many are eager to get into their yards to bring their gardens […]

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April 20, 2021

How to Prepare for Your Physical Therapy Visit

By Jolie Koesters

Al Laubenthal, PT | Clinic Manager Physical therapy is one of the most conservative and least intrusive approaches to managing health issues. Adhering to your treatment plan and following the […]

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March 30, 2021

When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up

By Jolie Koesters

Whether dealing with an unprecedented Arctic chill or simply a cooler than normal winter day in Iowa, colder weather impacts how we exercise. It can be hard to motivate yourself […]

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February 22, 2021

8 Ways Physical Therapists Can Help Post-COVID Patients

By RehabVisions Marengo

Physical therapy can be a great service for patients recovering from COVID-19. Here are eight ways that physical therapists can help: Aerobic training to improve cardiovascular and pulmonary health while […]

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November 20, 2020

5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

By RehabVisions Marengo

Physical therapists aren’t just for people who are injured or have had surgery. They can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are five reasons why you should consider […]

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October 26, 2020

How RehabVisions Works to Keep Patients and Staff Safe

By RehabVisions Marengo

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to be front and center in the news and in the thoughts of many people, other health issues have not gone away. People are still […]

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September 18, 2020

Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

By RehabVisions Marengo

The weather is hot, the gym is closed or open with restrictions, and you’ve been relaxing—enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is […]

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August 11, 2020

Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

By RehabVisions Marengo

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place for improvements. […]

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July 14, 2020

Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By RehabVisions Marengo

Over the past months, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen your physical therapists yet, […]

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June 14, 2020



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