Assisted Living

Family Physical Therapy provides Occupational, Physical and Speech therapy in surrounding senior living communities that provide independent livings and assisted living options. We provide an evaluation, plan of care and treatment plan for all patients. We also review personalized exercise programs regularly in order to meet the changing needs of our patients. We work one on one with each patient and strive to get the best style of life for any and all.

Services

We provide services for a variety of Assisted Livings in Kearney and our surrounding communities.

Maintaining balance is essential for carrying out activities of daily living such as washing, dressing, getting in and out of the car and walking up stairs. Not only might a balance problem affect your ability to carry out these and other tasks, it also puts you at an increased risk for falls.

Our staff is committed to provide quality, effective balance restraining programs designed for the prevention of falls and improvements in balance, mobility and coordination. We will conduct a complete musculoskeletal exam and our therapists with perform an inventory of tests designed to measure gait and balance.

Each patient will receive a highly customized therapy program unique to his or her specific limitations and capabilities. Our therapists will teach the patient strategies to compensate for balance deficits to ensure safe, independent mobility for a healthy lifestyle.

Services List

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Our Staff

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Tori Garcia: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Tori is from Cambridge, NE and graduated from Central Community College in Grand Island. Growing up she had always known she wanted to work in a field where she could help people. After shadowing both an Occupational Therapist and COTA, she instantly knew that was the career path she wanted to take. One of her favorite parts of her job is that there are so many opportunities to work with a wide variety of people and every day is always different. It’s always amazing to watch people reach their goals and get them back to doing what they love. Her favorite part of her job is being able to build a relationship with each and every patient she gets to work with. In Tori’s free time she likes spending time with her family and friends, baking, camping, and anything outdoors in the summer time. A quote she lives by is, “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Rogene Rasmussen (Ro): Occupational Therapist

Ro grew up in Amherst, Nebraska and went to Mid Plains Community College and got her advanced degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center.  She became a therapist due to her grandma having a stroke when she was in high school and she came to live with her family and they took care of her. It was at that point in her life she knew she wanted to go into the health care field. Her favorite part of her day is coming to work every day with amazing co-workers and watching people become pain free, stronger, safer and more independent. In Ro’s free time she enjoys anything outdoors, walking, riding horses and watching rodeos. A quote she lives by is,  “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”

Our Staff

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Megan Harms: Physical Therapist

Megan is from Grand Island, NE and got her undergraduate from South Dakota State University and her advanced degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She received physical therapy in high school for a basketball injury and learned first hand how beneficial it is and was. Her favorite part about her day is having the opportunity to improve a persons life. In Megan’s spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and golfing. A quote she lives by is, “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”

Amber Morris: Tech, Exercise Classes

Amber grew up in Benkelman, NE and went to McCook Community College and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She went into her career path because of the passion she has for fitness with a focus of helping patients. She loves helping people reach their fitness goals and assisting proper form and technique to avoid an injury. She especially enjoys teaching her group exercise classes at the assisted living homes. In Amber’s spare time she enjoys spending time with family, fishing, softball and basketball. She loves being outdoors in the summer and going to baseball games as well. A couple quotes she lives by  are, “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Gandi
“I have an irrepressible desire to live till I can be assured that the world is a little better for my having lived in it.” -Abraham Lincoln

Rogene Rasmussen (Ro): Occupational Therapist

Ro grew up in Amherst, Nebraska and went to Mid Plains Community College and got her advanced degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center.  She became a therapist due to her grandma having a stroke when she was in high school and she came to live with her family and they took care of her. It was at that point in her life she knew she wanted to go into the health care field. Her favorite part of her day is coming to work every day with amazing co-workers and watching people become pain free, stronger, safer and more independent. In Ro’s free time she enjoys anything outdoors, walking, riding horses and watching rodeos. A quote she lives by is,  “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”

Crystal Hinrichs: Speech Therapist

Crystal is from Kearney, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She became a Speech Therapist so she could help others communicate so they can interact with their loved ones and regain swallow function to make meal times an enjoyable social event. Her favorite parts of her job is hearing a child say his/her first words, helping a patient with severe aphasia utter their first words following a severe stroke or a TBI and being able to give a patient that has had difficulty swallowing their first cup of ice water. A quote she lives by is, “Cherish every moment.”

Gayle Combs: Physical Therapist Assistant

Gayle grew up in Pulaski, Iowa where she got her Physical Therapist Assistant license from Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa. She started out as a therapy tech in high school and her supervisor was a PTA and she showed Gayle how much fun you could have while working and making a difference in the lives of patients. She especially enjoys helping the patients who say “I can’t” be able to say “Now I can…” and loves making them a believer in how therapy works. She also loves getting to know her patients and their families personally. In Gayle’s spare time she enjoys outdoor activities and going to sporting events with family and friends, especially Royals baseball games. She also loves walking and biking Kearney’s hike/bike trails. A quote she lives by is, and “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all things; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Corinana Horkey:  Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant