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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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, 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, 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.