Cedar Valley Physical Therapy

Getting YOU back to the activities you enjoy!

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Our Mission


We at Cedar Valley Physical Therapy believe that God made every individual unique, and thus needs to be treated as such.  

We will handle all interactions with the utmost respect and integrity.  

We will work tirelessly to help every patient or client reach their God given form or potential.  

We will create an atmosphere where we will work hand-in-hand with you in achieving your healthy life style.

About Us


Why Choose Us

Whether you’re training to achieve a new fitness goal or wanting to play with your grandchildren without pain, we can help. We provide physical therapy personalized to your needs. When you choose us for services, we treat you as a person, not a diagnosis. You can trust us to listen to you, develop a cohesive plan and work constructively with other care professionals to keep you and your goals front and center.


How We Can Help You

We treat patients with any type of orthopedic injury, from head to toe. If you’re dealing with surgery – such as joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, scopes and spinal fusion – or your dealing with that nagging/chronic pain you’ll benefit from our individualized care. We also specialize in treating TMD (temporomandibular disorders affecting the jaw and facial muscles, also known as TMJ),  balance disorders, post-concussion syndrome, whiplash injuries.


See the Difference

Our exceptional therapists can help you with:

  • Functional exercise to boost flexibility, strength and coordination
  • Injury prevention and rehabilitation                  
  • Performance training
  • Athletic injury assessment and treatment
  • Balance training
  • Pain management
  • Taping and bracing
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Integrative and Functional Medicine counseling

You also have access to a variety of modalities for tissue repair and pain management, including electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, ultrasound, hot/cold therapies and cervical traction. 

Our Services

Industrial Rehabilitation


We offer a range of cost-effective services to improve the rehabilitation process for injured workers, employers, physicians,  claim managers and insurers:

  • Worker's compensation
  • Post-job-offer testing
  • Work risk analysis
  • Ergonomic assessment/training
  • Job site analysis
  • Physical demands assessment
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
  • Work conditioning

Manual Therapy


We emphasize hands-on (manual) therapy to improve tissue and joint mobility so you move, and feel, better. This also includes scar mobilization and visceral mobilization of internal organs.

Consulting and Education


Our education and consulting services include ergonomics consulting and body mechanics education to help prevent injury and protect your workforce.  Services also include an Integrative Health Assessment and Nutrition Consultations to help address other non-musculoskeletal dysfunctions.  Services are available onsite or in our clinic.

Patient Forms

To minimize waiting at your first visit, please download, print and complete the following forms in advance and
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Our Team

Owner and clinician, Todd Neighbor, PT, LAT

Todd Neighbor, PT, LAT

Todd has over 15 years of outpatient orthopedic experience.  He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2003 with a masters in physical therapy. Before that, Todd attended Iowa State University where he was a student athletic trainer for the football and baseball teams.  

The treatment philosophy of Todd and his practice is deeply rooted in his Christian faith. Therefore, he feels that everyone is a unique individual with a purpose and should be treated as such throughout their rehabilitation. This philosophy took a huge boost after he was diagnosed with Reactive Arthritis, an autoimmune disease.  That, coupled with a few other events, has sent Todd on a knowledge journey that goes beyond the traditional realms of physical therapy .  Now, he strives to incorporate his new found knowledge of Integrative Medicine into his practice.

Todd is blessed to have a wonderful wife and seven amazing children. His spare time is spent being with his family and shaping their lives to be more Christ-like. 

Diana Franklin, PTA, LAT

Diana Franklin, PTA, LAT

Diana studied athletic training at the University of Iowa and graduated in 2005. After working at a local high school and in a clinical setting, she returned to school to become a physical therapist assistant. She graduated with a physical therapist assistant degree from Kirkwood Community College in 2011 and has been working in a clinical setting ever since. 

Diana grew up in a small town north of Cedar Rapids and has continued to live there since finishing college. She lives with her husband and three dogs on a small acreage in the country, where she enjoys time with family and friends, yoga, gardening (mostly vegetables), canning and cooking, reading and walking her dogs. 

Lori Vander Velden

Lori Vander Velden

Lori Vander Velden joined Cedar Valley Physical Therapy, PLLC in May 2015 to help in our front office. Lori has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.  Before joining CVPT, Lori worked as a credit manager for a dairy company in New York until she relocated to Iowa with her husband.  

In Iowa, Lori has spent time raising their three children, working part-time as a transcriptionist, an elementary school volunteer coordinator and a PTO chair. She also directed a vacation bible school, a post-prom party and a show choir invitational. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, volunteering and reading among so many other things.  “Happy to help in whatever way I can.”

Angie McCormick, PT, NC, CSCS, Pilates Instructor

Angie McCormick, PT, NC, CSCS, Pilates Instructor

As a Physical Therapist for more than 13 years, Angie has worked with all populations in outpatient and skilled therapy settings. She is also a Balanced Body Pilates instructor and has received specialized training in nutrition. Her professional expertise and personal experience with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) enables her to help clients through pain relief, nutrition and life skills to reach new levels they didn’t think were possible.

When Angie was diagnosed with RA, she had just given birth to her third child. She could barely lift her son because of the pain. Getting out of a chair was difficult. Medications controlled the arthritis, but the side effects, both short- and long-term, led her to seek other answers. She made lifestyle changes in 2013, incorporating Functional Medicine, nutrient dense food, Pilates and Physical Therapy. Angie is now medication-free and pain-free and has completed multiple athletic events.

Angie believes we were created to thrive in this world, performing the work we were created to perform. Treating the body as a whole is the answer! To that end, she will apply her holistic nutrition certification along with Pilates and Physical Therapy to help each client find their way to his or her healthiest possible life.

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Cedar Valley Physical Therapy

740 North 15th Avenue, Hiawatha, Iowa 52233


Monday - Thursday: 7 am - 6 pm
Friday: 7 am - 3 pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed