Gretna Family Physical Therapy

At Family Physical Therapy of Gretna we strive to provide a fun and professional atmosphere.  Our therapists are specialized in a wide variety of therapy treatments including pain reduction, balance/fall training, wound care, prosthetics, pediatrics and many more.  We also offer Occupational and Speech therapy to provide a very comprehensive and effective approach.  We work closely with local physicians to provide fast easy scheduling and accept all walk-ins.  Feel free to contact us or stop in to view our clinic.  We look forward to working with you and your family.

820 Village Square
Gretna, Nebraska 68028
Phone: 402-932-0747
Fax: 402-991-5685

 

Services

Our therapists are specialized in a wide variety of therapy treatments including pain reduction, balance/fall training, wound care, prosthetics, pediatrics and many more.

Services Offered

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Balance and Mobility
  • Diabetic/Parkinsons Therapies
  • Home Health
  • Impact and Concussion Testing
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Orthopedic Therapy
  • Pain Management/Relief
  • Testing
  • Manual Therapy
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Testing

Our Staff

(Back row/upper level, pictured left to right)

Nicky Holtam: Physical Therapist Assistant

Nicky grew up in Neligh Nebraska and then moved to Illinois. She went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Methodist College. She went into Physical Therapy because it is the only form of medicine where you use your body’s own tissue to heal itself. Her favorite part of her day is celebrating the successes of every session, in every day with her patients and families. It doesn’t get any better than to be a part of watching a parent see their baby roll over, sit, or crawl for the first time, especially when they’ve worked so hard to get to that point. In her spare time she enjoys being active in her three boys’ events, reading, shopping and traveling- especially to warmer climates! Nicky’s quote she lives by is, “Celebrate the small things in life because to some those small things are huge accomplishments.”

Mandi Herlein: Physical Therapist

Mandi is from Omaha, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  She always knew she wanted to go into a career where she could help people, but it wasn’t until she watched a pediatric therapist help a delayed child from China learn to crawl. There is nothing like both the challenge and the reward of working with kids with disabilities and teaching them skills they will continue to utilize every day. Her favorite part of her day is being able to play all day and provide kids with various types of mobility they may never have experienced before. In Mandi’s spare time she enjoys running, be outside, spending time with her Visla and has her hands full being a first time parent to a baby boy. A quote she goes by is, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass.. it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

Carrie Wilson: Physical Therapist

Carrie lived in Dunlap, IA until 2nd grade when they moved to Blair, NE.  She went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received her advanced degree from Rockhurst University in Kansas. She always wanted to be in the medical field so in high school she did observations with a Physical Therapist and found a love for the field. She loves that every day is a different day with different patients and loves to see the excitement on her patients face when they meet their goals. In Carrie’s spare time she loves spending time with her three children whom love sports so they do a lot of activities in baseball, basketball and soccer. She also enjoys boating, water skiing, and swimming. A quote she lives by is, “Dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ve never been hurt, sing like nobody’s listening, live like its heaven on earth.”

Jessica Dietze: Office Manager

Jessica grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She has always worked in office settings, but was looking for something more rewarding. Tree Top Therapy/Family Physical Therapy has always been near and dear to her heart after her daughter was a patient shortly after we opened the clinic. One of her favorite parts of her day is getting to know the patients and their parents. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, researching topics of interest, baby-wearing, dabbling with crafts and bargain shopping. A quote she lives by is, “Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.”

Rachel Weakland: Speech Therapist

Rachel grew up in Grand Island, NE and went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and got her advanced degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She became interested in speech therapy when she worked as a rehab tech during high school. She loved the interactions between the therapists and children. Her favorite part of being a speech therapist is seeing how happy children are when they meet their goals. In her spare time she loves watching movies, reading, going to concerts with her family and friends. A quote she loves is, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

(Second row, bottom level)

Emily Webb: Speech Therapist

Emily grew up in Wilmington, IL., 60 miles south of Chicago. She got her undergraduate from Augustana College and her advanced degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She was able to observe a speech therapy session and fell in love with the idea of helping people communicate. Her favorite part of her day is that there is so much variety in the patients that she works with. There is such a large range of skills needed to be able to communicate, and she loves seeing patients connect to their world by gaining these skills. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling, bike riding, reading and attending concerts. A quote she lives by is, “If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, and you will fill yourself with hope.”

Alexis Neugebauer: Rehabilitation Tech

Alexis grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a tech to gain out-patient experience before applying to an OT/OTA program. Her favorite part of her job is how many warm fuzzies she gets every day from working with dozens of pediatric patients. In her spare time she enjoys hot yoga/barre classes and taking her dog Bubba for a walk. A quote she lives by is, “Live simply. Love generously. Learn Constantly.”

Caroline Anderson: Occupational Therapist

Caroline is from Omaha, Nebraska  and went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She enjoys rollerblading, crochet, spending time with family and watching her parents dog Maisy. Caroline’s grandmother had a fall and broke her hip and her Occupational Therapist was Caroline’s inspiration to go into her career field. Her favorite part of being a therapist is finding a use for any toy in therapy to promote skills. 

Michelle Westengaard: Occupational Therapist

Chelli grew up in Grand Island and Red Cloud, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and got her advanced degree from the College of Saint Mary. She went into the field because she loved the flexibility and the endless possibilities with Occupational Therapy. She loves meeting so many unique and fun individuals and families. She also feels like there is always something new for her to learn and grow.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, reading and playing board games. A quote she lives by is, “You give good, you get good.”

Kaiti King: Occupational Therapist (Not pictured)

Kaiti grew up on a farm near Central City, NE and went to Creighton University. She went into her field to make this wild world an easier place to be for her patients. She wanted to be able to do the things that keep us healthy and happy, and feels some people just need a little help in learning how to do those things. Her favorite part of her day is building a relationship with her patients and their families. She loves learning about different backgrounds, interests and what makes each patient unique . In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, being outside, live music, and great food! A quote she lives by is,  “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” –A. A. Milne

Therapy Dog- Benelli, whom is a registered therapy dog that helps Kaiti during OT sessions to motivate kids and provide emotional/behavioral support.

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