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Therapy Locations

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Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

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Bryan LifePointe
7501 S. 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512

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Crete Area Medical Center
2910 Betten Drive
Crete, NE 68333

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Merrick Medical Center
1715 26th St.
Central City, NE 68826

Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy

Sports physical therapy is a specialized practice that focuses on prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement for those who are physically active.

At Bryan outpatient rehabilitation, our sports physical therapists bring experience and specialized care to help restore your physical ability.

Common Sports Injuries Treated

Cervical strain/sprain
Brachial plexus irritations

ACL injuries
Collateral ligament sprain
IT band irritations
Jumper's knee
Meniscal injuries
Patella-femoral syndrome
PCL sprains

Leg, Foot and Ankle
Achilles tendinitis
Ankle sprains
Hip pain and impingement
Plantar fasciitis
Shin splints
Turf toe

Shoulder and Arms
Adhesive capsulitis
Rotator cuff impingement
Rotator cuff tendinitis
Shoulder instability
Tennis elbow
DeQuervain’s Syndrome
AC joint arthritis and injury


The practice of sports physical therapy includes interventions that help prevent injuries; if an injury occurs, it helps you continue your pursuits with minimal disruptions. Areas of this practice include:
  • Pre-participation screening
  • Equipment recommendations
  • Cardiovascular fitness programs


Our sports physical therapists are highly skilled in evaluating active and chronic injuries. A hallmark of this practice is assessing surgical and non-surgical injuries in order to help you safely return to activity.

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Treatment and rehabilitation of neuromusculoskeletal injuries is at the center of sports physical therapy practice. In a team approach with physicians, our sports physical therapists design and implement programs to manage your disorders no matter your age or physical abilities, including your physical disabilities.

Performance Enhancement

Our sports physical therapists can help you improve your performance in a variety of ways. The foundation of performance enhancement is provided by a thorough evaluation of the body, including muscles, joints, heart and lungs. The results of this evaluation are compiled to outline strengths and weaknesses in your physical profile. This is used to create a specific training regime for you. Follow-up evaluations can determine further training program changes. 

Areas of deficiency in:
  • Flexibility
  • Muscular strength
  • Endurance
  • Aerobic/anaerobic systems

Schedule an Appointment Today

Bryan Medical Center:
To schedule an appointment, call 402-481-5121
For information and questions, call 402-481-9445

Crete Area Medical Center:
To schedule an appointment, call 402-826-6541

Merrick Medical Center:
To schedule an appointment, call 308-946-3015

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Justin Hash, physical therapist

Justin Hash, PT, MTC, CSCS, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned his physical therapy degree at Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minn. He completed his certification in manual therapy from the University of St. Augustine. He has expertise in treating spine pain, orthopedic and sports injuries and hand injuries, using tools that include creating custom splints, functional dry needling, gait analysis and creating custom foot orthotics. He treats injuries with a focus on returning to work. 

Provides therapy at: Bryan LifePointe Campus

Neal ThomsenNeal Thomsen, physical therapist

Neal Thomsen, MPT, ATC earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned his physical therapy masters degree at the University of Southern California. His experience includes serving as a Cornhusker State Games medical committee member. Neal has been involved with the the Nebraska Schools Activity Association (NSAA) championship events as an athletic trainer. His expertise includes sports medicine, orthopedic injuries and post surgeries, manual therapy, aquatic therapy and youth sports injuries.

Provides therapy at: Bryan LifePointe Campus

Terry Maly

Terry Maly, physical therapist

Terry Maly, MA, PT, ATC, 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. His professional focus has been on rehabilitation of orthopedic and sports-related injuries, as well as post-operative rehabilitation of extremities. Terry has worked with Nebraska athletics including football, baseball and wrestling.

Provides therapy at: Bryan West Campus

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Brad Howe, physical therapist

Brad Howe, MS, PT, 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, and his other work specialties include orthopedics, sports medicine, back pain and vertigo/vestibular rehabilitation. 

Provides therapy at: Crete Area Medical Center

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Lance Kuhlman, physical therapist

Lance Kuhlmann, MPT, DPT, 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. After working in outpatient orthopedics and a rural hospital setting he returned to Elon University to earn his doctorate in physical therapy. He has been practicing for 15 years specializing in orthopedics and sports medicine. He became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist nearly 10 years ago with the American Physical Therapy Association. He also is Graston Certified and enjoys implementing that in his practice. His professional focus includes post-operative rehabilitation, working with athletes, orthopedic injuries, spine rehab and work injuries.

Provides therapy at: Crete Area Medical Center

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Jeff Schultz, physical therapist,
director, rehabilitation services,
Crete Area Medical Center

Jeff Schultz, PT, received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. His special interests at work include geriatrics, general orthopedics and acute and skilled medical-surgical patients.  

Robb SchnitzlerRobb Schnitzler, PT, Astym Certified

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. He has worked at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota, Grand Island Physical Therapy, and for the past 25 years has provided care at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital. He received Astym certification in 2015. He enjoys working with patients in outpatient rehab, acute care, and skilled nursing settings. His professional focus includes orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, sports medicine, geriatrics, back and neck rehab, and work injuries.

Provides therapy at: Merrick Medical Center

Melissa Gragg, MPT Melissa Gragg, MPT

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. She has extensive experience in Nervo-based therapies such as CVA, TBIY, and SCI. She also is certified in level one functional dry needling. 

Provides physical therapy at: Merrick Medical Center

Joshua Salinas, MA, ATC 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. Before joining the Merrick Medical Center team as an athletic trainer, he worked at Nebraska Medicine, providing athletic training services during the 2016 Olympic Swim Trails and to Bellevue East High School.

Provides therapy at: Merrick Medical Center


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