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Bryan Outpatient Rehabilitation Team

Bryan West Campus Therapists

linda jeffery

Linda Jeffery, manager, Bryan West Campus outpatient rehabilitation and pediatric rehabilitation

Areas of Expertise: Linda Jeffery, MAA, OTR/L, outpatient expertise include treating neurologic and orthopedic diagnoses, hand therapy including post-operative rehab, and fabrication of custom hand splints.

Education and Experience: Linda received her bachelor's degree in occupational therapy from Creighton University and her master's degree in administration from Doane College. She began working in the Lincoln area in 1992 and joined Bryan Health in 1998.  She is the manager for outpatient rehabilitation services on Bryan West Campus and inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation services on Bryan East campus.

traci carey

Traci Carey, Physical Therapist

Areas of Expertise: Traci Carey PT, DPT, outpatient expertise include treating spine and orthopedic diagnoses and amputees, manual therapy and Graston-technique trained, shoulder rehabilitation and gait/running analysis. 

Education & Experience: Traci earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a doctorate in physical therapy at University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2004.  She has worked in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine, inpatient acute, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and home health settings.

laura corbridge

Laura Corbridge, Physical Therapist 

Areas of Expertise: Laura Corbridge provides comprehensive vestibular balance testing services and pulmonary therapy. She specializes in treating those with neurological disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke and other progressive neurological disorders. She also treats patients with chronic lung conditions.

Education and Experience: Laura earned her masters degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa in 1999. Laura has had advanced training in balance and vestibular rehabilitation including Neurocom Balance master integration training and Emory University's certification of vestibular competency. 

alec johnson

Alec Johnson, Occupational Therapist

Areas of Expertise: Alec Johnson, OTD, OTR/L is focused on treating those with neurological and orthopedic difficulties. Alec also is certified in physical agent modalities, Saebo and LSVT BIG for those with Parkinson's disease. 

Education and Experience: Alec earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in human resource development with a communications minor. Alec then went to Creighton University in Omaha where he earned his doctorate in occupational therapy. He is a member of the Nebraska Occupational therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. 

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Heather Kalkwarf, Physical Therapist

Areas of Expertise: Heather Kalkwarf, PT, DPT, is certified in level one functional dry needling.

Education and Experience: Heather earned her bachelor's degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in exercise science and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medial Center.

amanda austin

Amanda Austin, Speech Language Pathologist

Areas of Expertise: Amanda Austin, MS, CCC-SLP, works with children with speech and language issues and traumatic brain injury patients. 

Education and Experience: Amber earned bachelor's and master's degrees in speech and language pathology from the University of Nebraska. She has worked with alternative and augmentative communication devices, children with autism and individuals that have sustained traumatic brain injury and stroke. She also has helped those with swallowing and speech difficulties, and memory and cognitive deficits. 

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Amber Jara, Speech Language Pathologist 

Area of Expertise: Amber Jara, MA, L-CCC-SLP, focuses on early intervention, severe speech sound disorders and family centered therapy. The majority of her practice has been working with children from birth to age 5 with a variety of diagnoses. 

Education and Experience: Amber received her bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and master's degree in speech and language pathology at Wichita State University. Since graduating she has worked with adults and children in a variety of settings, including home health, early intervention, outpatient clinics and telehealth. 

Dan Kasparek

Daniel Kasparek, speech language pathologist

Area of Expertise: Daniel Kasparek, MA, CCC-SLP is certified in Vital Stimulation for swallow recovery and LSVT LOUD for those with Parkinson's disease. 

Education and Experience: Daniel earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and master's degrees in both linguistics and speech-language pathology at the University of Kansas. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings gaining experience in swallowing disorders, voice disorders, stroke recovery, cognitive-communication disorders and degenerative diseases. 

polly kubik

Polly Kubik, Physical Therapist, Vestibular Therapist

Area of Expertise: Polly Kubic, PT, works with neuro-rehabilitation patients. She provides comprehensive vestibular and balance testing services as well as prosthetic training for amputees. 

Education and Experience: Polly is a 1995 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has done post-graduate studies in balance and vestibular rehabilitation including vestibular certification through emory University; Neurocom Balance master integration training' and community based fall prevention work. 

Terry Maly

Terry Maly, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Terry Maly, MA, PT, ATC, is focused on rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, as well as post-operative rehabilitation of extremities. 

Education and Experience: Terry graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a bachelor's degree in education; he then went on to receive a master's degree in health and recreation and athletic training from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He received his degree in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska. 

julia reed

Julia Reed, Physical Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Area of Expertise: Julia Reed, MS, DPT, CLT, is a licensed physical therapist as well as a certified athletic trainer. She also is certified through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies as a lymphedema therapist. 

Education and Experience: Julia completed a bachelor's degree in exercise science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in athletic training at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has worked in both outpatient orthopedic and acute care settings. 

Bryan East Campus Therapists

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Stacey Anderson, Occupational Therapist

Area of Expertise: Stacey Anderson, OTR/L, CPST, practices many treatment methods including water therapy, and is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician specializing in safety restraints for special needs children. 

Education and Experience: Stacey earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree in occupational therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She has worked with children as on the pediatric unit, the pediatric ICU and the neonatal intensive care unit.

julie mcdaniel

Julie McDaniel, Speech Pathologist

Area of Expertise: Julie McDaniel, MS, CCC-SLP, focuses on working with premature infants and children with swallowing disorders and feeding tolerance issues. 

Education and Experience: Julie received her bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in speech and language pathology from the University of Nebraska. Since graduating she has worked in skilled nursing, acute care and outpatient pediatrics, including working with alternative and augmentative communication devices and children with autism. She also has worked in acute rehab with stroke and traumatic brain injury patients, and helping those with swallowing and speech difficulties, and memory and cognitive deficits. 

laura neneman

Laura Neneman, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Laura Neneman, PT, DTP, is passionate about working with children and families to improve gross motor skills. She also works in acute rehabilitation with patients with orthopedic traumas and medical complications to maximize function and restore mobility. 

Education and Experience: Laura received her bachelor's degree in kinesiology and health from Iowa State university and her doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Montana. She looks forward to having the opportunity to work with your kids to meet their needs.

Bryan LifePointe Therapists

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Justin Hash, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Justin Hash, PT, MTC, CSCS, has expertise in treating spine pain, orthopedic injuries, hand injuries including creating custom splints, gait analysis and creating custom foot orthotics, work injuries with a focus on returning to work and golf-related injuries.

Education and Experience: Justin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned his physical therapy degree at Mayo School of Health Science in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his certification in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine.

polly kubik

Polly Kubik, Physical Therapist, Vestibular Therapist

Area of Expertise: Polly Kubic, PT, works with neuro-rehabilitation patients. She provides comprehensive vestibular and balance testing services as well as prosthetic training for amputees. 

Education and Experience: Polly is a 1995 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has done post-graduate studies in balance and vestibular rehabilitation including vestibular certification through emory University; Neurocom Balance master integration training' and community based fall prevention work.

neal thomsen

Neal Thomsen, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Neal Thomsen, MPT, ATC, expertise includes sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and post surgeries, manual therapy, aquatic therapy and youth sports injuries. 

Education and Experience: Neal earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned his physical therapy master's degree at the University of Southern California. His experience includes serving as a Cornhusker State Games medical committee member. 

Crete Area Medical Center Therapists

jeff schultz

Jeff Schultz, Physical Therapist, Director, Rehabilitation Services,
Crete Area Medical Center

Area of Expertise: Jeff Schultz, PT, special interests at work include geriatrics, general orthopedics and acute and skilled medical-surgical patients. 

Education and Experience: Jeff earned his bachelor's degree in physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. 

brad howe

Brad Howe, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Brad Howe, MS, PT, specializes in orthopedics, sports medicine, back pain and vertigo/vestibular rehabilitation.

Education and Experience: Brad earned a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from Midland College, and a master's degree in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical center. He has trained as a teaching assistant for postural health restoration. 

lance kuhlman

Lance Kuhlman, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Lance Kuhlman, MPT, DPT, has a professional focus in post-operative rehabilitation, working with athletes, orthopedic injuries, spine rehab and work injuries. 

Education and Experience: Lance earned a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from Hastings College, and a master’s degree in physical therapy from Elon College in North Carolina. He has been practicing physical therapy for 15 years specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine.

laura anderson

Laura Anderson, Occupational Therapist

Area of Expertise: Laura Anderson, OTD, OTR/L, specializes in treating the elderly in skilled nursing, home health and hospital-based therapies. 

Education and Experience: Laura received a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University. Laura is certified in Neuro-Development Treatment Parts I and II for stroke survivors; has her Lee Silverman Voice Treatment-BIG certification for those with Parkinson’s disease; is a CarFit technician and coordinates certifications for elderly drivers; and has her CrossFit Level 1 trainer certification.

Merrick Medical Center Therapists

christina flodman

Christina Flodman, Occupational Therapist

Area of Expertise: Christina Flodman, OTD, OTR/L, has a passion for geriatrics and dementia patients. She received LSTV-BIG certification, and enjoys implementing that in her practice.

Education and Experience: Christina earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Done College in Crete, Nebraska, and a clinical doctorate degree in occupational therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She has worked in skilled care nursing, home health, acute care and outpatient rehab settings. 

melissa gragg

Melissa Gragg, Physical Therapist

Area of Expertise: Melissa Gragg, MPT, has extensive experience in Nervo-based therapies such as CVA, TBIY, and SCI. 

Education and Experience: Melissa earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Nebraska, and a master of arts degree in physical therapy from Rockhurst University. She has worked in many settings, including acute care, acute rehab, outpatient rehab, home health, pediatric clinic, public school and skilled rehab. 

katrina lee

Katrina Lee, Speech Language Pathologist

Area of Expertise: Katrina Lee, MS, CCE-SLP, is Vital-Stimulation certified and has experience with traumatic brain injuries, strokes, neurologic disorders, swallowing, speech and cognitive disorders.

Education and Experience: Katrina earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in communications sciences and disorders from Kansas State University. She has worked in many settings, including acute care, skilled nursing and outpatient rehab, and has provided pediatric treatment in both outpatient clinics and schools.

joshua salinas

Joshua Salinas, Athletic Trainer

Area of Expertise: Joshua Salinas, MA, ATC, specializes in athletic training.

Education and Experience: Joshua Salinas, MA, ATC, earned a bachelor of science degree in athletic training and a master of arts degree in health, physical education and recreation with a concentration in exercise science from University of Nebraska at Omaha. 

robb schnitzler

Robb Schnitzler, Physical Therapist, Director, Rehabilitation Services

Expertise: Robb Schnitzler, PT, professional focus includes orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics, back and neck rehab and work injuries. 

Education and Experience: Robb earned a bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. For the past 25 years, he has provided care at Merrick Medical Center. 

kari valentine

Kari Valentine, Occupational Therapist

Expertise: Kari Valentine, OT, has a passion for working with children, and she has done specialized training in sensory processing disorder, Handwriting Without Tears, wheelchair fitting/training, adaptive equipment and Beckman oral-motor-treatment. 

Education and Experience: Kari earned a bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Since graduating she has worked in hospital inpatient care, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes and public schools. She has extensive experience in treating a wide range of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, sensory processing disorder Cerebral Palsy, chromosome abnormalities, stroke, upper extremity injury/amputation, developmental and motor delays and Down Syndrome

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