• Vascular Disease Screening...

    Screening for Carotid, Peripheral Artery Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm requires only a few minutes.

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    We treat each patient with a caring personalized approach and see each problem in its own unique way.



Special Medical Services is a physical therapist owned rehabilitation and diagnostic service business located in the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa. Special Medical Services has been serving the residents of Charles City and the surrounding Floyd County area with consistently superior care since its origination in 1969. We treat each patient with a caring personalized approach and see each problem in its own unique way. You will find our professionals to be caring and highly knowledgeable and our facilities to be modern and inviting.


In addition to a hands-on approach, we encourage each patient to take an active role in their own care and treatment plan. We work with each patient to educate them about their own unique problem and provide them the necessary tools to allow them to assist in their treatment plan. It has been shown that when patients are actively involved they are better equiped to prevent future recurrences.


Physical Therapy

As a staple in our community, Special Medical Services takes great pride in providing effective physical therapy services. We create a tailored plan for each patient designed to improve motion, reduce pain and swelling, increase strength and endurance, restore function, and prevent re-injury.

Respiratory Therapy

Special Medical Services' Respiratory Therapists (RT) are specialists in airway management, nebulization treatments, and acid-base balance.

EMG/Nerve Conduction

The typical electromyographic examination consists of two testing procedures: nerve conduction examination (NCS), a needle examination (EMG). Most EMG examinations take an average of 1-2 hours.

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound is an imaging exam that uses ultrasound to evaluate real time blood flow through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck.


"Coming back from a shoulder injury:......."

"If you ask the professionals at Special Medical Services what are the top two diagnoses they treat, it probably comes as no surprise that back pain is No. 1. Would you have guessed, however, that shoulder pain problems rank second?"

... See the full article from the Press

"Coming back from an ACL tear:.........."

"We saw there was a problem and something that needed to be addressed. Since it has been shown that females jump and land differently, the focus on the prevention program was to teach them to jump and land in a more correct, or ACL-safe, manner... See the full article from the Press


Jaci Reid

Jaci Reid

  • Jacilyn (Jaci) Reid, from Greene, suffered a horrible stroke on December 29, 2009. Her road to recovery resulted in life altering disciplines and came through Special Medical Services of Charles City.
  • "Special Medical Services' care is outstanding......I recommend Special Medical. Their care and treatment is second to none."

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Contact Special Medical Services

800 11th Street
Charles City, IA 50616
Phone: (641) 228-6344
Fax: (641) 257-4339
Email: info@charlescityphysicaltherapy.com

Clinic Hours

Mon-Fri, 7:30am - 5:00pm