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Kearney Tree Top Therapy- Located next to Family Practice

At Tree Top Therapy, we provide skilled services in a safe and child friendly atmosphere tailored to children with special needs. We offer specialized outpatient services in occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Our therapists strive to create a fun and safe environment for children to develop and grow their newly learned skills. We provide fast and easy scheduling and are often able to see same day walk-in visits as needed. Please stop by any time to learn more about what Tree Top Therapy has to offer.

620 E 25th Street, Suite 7
Kearney, NE
Phone: 308.455.1781
Fax: 308.455.1782

Services

Our therapists offer a wide variety of specialties including infant prematurity, torticollis, car seat fitting and safety, vestibular rehabilitation, sensory integration, feeding aversion, pediatric LSVT LOUD, pivotal response treatment and much more!

Tree Top Therapy is also a TIPS provider clinic for premature infants.

Services List

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
    • Gait analysis
    • Developmental delays
    • Special needs therapy including cerebral palsy, autism, downs syndrome, and many more
    • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
    • Muscle weakness
    • Vestibular rehabilitation
    • Sports injuries
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
    • Sensory integration
    • Reflex integration
    • Handwriting
    • General fine motor skills
    • Feeding
    • Self-care skills
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy
    • Articulation
    • Receptive/Expressive Communication
    • Feeding/swallowing difficulties

Our Staff

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(Back row pictured from left to right)

Kellie Gossman: Physical Therapist

Shelby Paxton: Physical Therapist Assistant

Shelby grew up in Stuart, NE and got her Physical Therapist Assistant license from Northeast Community College. She knew she wanted a career in helping make a difference in someone’s life. She feels it is very rewarding to help people attain or regain their goals. Her favorite part about being a PTA is getting to watch the progress of all her patients as well as building relationships with each one. In Shelby’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading and running. A quote she lives by is, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Henry Ford

Matt Kenny: Physical Therapist

Matt is from Red Cloud, Nebraska and got his undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and went to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his advanced degree in Physical Therapy. He chose Physical Therapy as a career because he wanted a career where he could help people. Therapy is such a unique opportunity to get to work together with patients towards achieving their goals. He especially likes meeting new people and helping them reach their goals so patients are able to return to their normal life and/or even possibly better than before they came and saw us. In Matt’s spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends. A quote he lives by is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Cassie Fish: Speech Therapist

Cassie grew up here in Kearney and got her undergraduate and an advanced degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  She knew speech pathology was the perfect profession for her when she saw her passions of critical thinking and giving back to others merge into meaningful work. She especially enjoys how each day brings new challenges, new gains, and always leaves her with a smile on her face. In Cassie’s free time she is a frequent goer to country concerts, she enjoys playing volleyball and golf,  she is an avid traveler, but also loves to cozy up at home and read a great book next to her puppy, Boston. A quote she lives by is, “Be honest. Be kind. Be Silly.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Alisa Pecka: Occupational Therapist

(Front row left to right)

Logan Payne: Physical Therapist

Logan grew up here in Kearney and graduated from Rockhurst with her undergraduate with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science and received her advanced degree in Physical Therapy from UNMC in Omaha.  She had physical therapy when she was a senior in high school following a knee injury. She really enjoyed her time in physical therapy and developed a close connection with her PT.  Her favorite part about being a Pediatric Therapist is watching kids grow and develop gross motor skills. Their faces seem to light up when a new task is accomplished. In Logan’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, enjoys the outdoors whether its out on the lake, on a walk, or outdoor target archery. A quote she lives by is, “No ‘Payne,’ no gain” (Hint: Last Name).

Kaitlin Petri: Office Manager

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.”

Lydia Lusk: Physical Therapist Assistant

Casey Kenny: Speech Therapist

Casey is from Roseland, NE and went to the  University of Nebraska at Kearney. Growing up she always knew she wanted a job where she could help other people. She feels you can’t beat moments like helping a child learn to say his first words, seeing the excitement in a child learn to say his first words and or seeing the excitement in a child’s face when they learn how to say a speech sound correctly. She also really enjoys helping an adult reach their prior level of function. Her favorite part of her day is feeling like she has made a difference in someone’s life. In Casey’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and getting away for shopping trips with the girls in her family. A quote she lives by is, “In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.”

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