Kearney Family Physical Therapy – Balance and Mobility Clinic
At our Balance and Mobility Clinic we offer a friendly atmosphere where each patient will receive one-on-one care and we will work closely with the patient’s family and doctors to create an individualized program to maximize their outcome. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies for multiple different types of illnesses and injuries. Our speech therapists treat people with difficulty swallowing, voice production, stuttering, social skills and cognitive deficits. Here our physical therapists work with clients suffering from vertigo, balance and ambulation issues, decreased lower extremity strength, and pain in the lower extremities, back, neck and shoulders. Occupational therapy works with individuals having difficulty completing daily home and work tasks, pain in the upper extremities, and weakness in the upper extremities. Having three therapy disciplines at this location allows us to offer well rounded rehabilitation for any individual.
We are committed to helping our patients regain function and independence that may have been lost due to neurological conditions. We provide fast and easy scheduling and are often able to see walk-in visits as needed. Please stop by any time to learn more about the programs we offer.
615 West 39th Street
Kearney, Nebraska 68845
Our Occupational Therapists work specifically with pelvic floor issues. This can include bowel or bladder incontinence, urgency, frequency, and hip, low back, perineal or pelvic pain.
Our Physical Therapists have had further training to treat people suffering from vertigo, Parkinson’s disease and lymphedema as well.
Our Speech Therapists are able to offer VitalStim for accelerated strengthening, restoration of function and to help the brain re-map the swallow.
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike
- Sport Cat Balance Machine
- Pelvic Floor rehab
- Gait and transfer training
- Balance Screens
- Home assessments
- Vestibular Therapy- Vertigo
- Customized splinting
- Wheelchair positioning/assessments
- Adaptive equipment training
- Manual Therapy
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Pain Management/Relief
- Serenity/Woman’s Health
(Back row, pictured left to right)
Crystal Hinrichs: Speech Therapist
Crystal is from Kearney, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She went into speech so she could help others communicate. Her passion is to help her patients so they interact with their loved ones and regain swallow function to make meal times an enjoyable social event. Her favorite part 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, or 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.”
Kathee Norseen: Office Manager
Kathee grew up in Lexington, NE she went to Annapolis Maryland Community College for one year and then came to Kearney to finish her college career. Later on she went to Lincoln Myotherapy Institute in the Grand Island branch. She likes working with people, she thinks it is fun to get to know people/patients even if it is only for a short period of time. Getting to know all of the patients is very rewarding to her. In Kathee’s spare time she enjoys walking with her dog Romeo, riding her bicycle, reading, crochet and knitting. A quote she lives by is, “Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” -Dr. Seuss
Ann Shirley: Occupational Therapist
Ann is from Kearney, Nebraska and got her undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and obtained her advanced degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center. She became a therapist because when she observed an Occupational Therapist in high school she saw a gentleman raise his arm the highest he had since his stroke. She saw how happy it made him and his therapist and she decided then she wanted to do the same thing. Her favorite part of her job is being able to help people recover from an illness or injury so the person is able to complete their daily living, work tasks and hobbies as independently as possible. When Ann has spare time she enjoys running, volleyball, playing with her son and hanging out with family and friends. A quote she lives by is, “What matters to you” not, “What’s the matter with you?”
(Front row, pictured left to right)
Amber Morris: Tech
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 people. 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
Josie Lee: Physical Therapist
Josie grew up in Sutherland, Nebraska and got her undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and went to the University of Nebraska Medical Center to obtain her advanced degree in Physical Therapy. She decided to become a Physical Therapist because she wanted to help people and in physical therapy she gets to see her patients regularly and build relationships with them while helping them achieve their goals. In Josie’s free time she enjoys running, home remodeling/decorating and spending time with her son and husband. A quote she lives by is, “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he would never be found out.” -Thomas Babington Macaulay
Amanda Roberts: Physical Therapist Assistant
Amanda grew up in Fulda, Minnesota and went to the University of South Dakota & Lake Area Technical Institute. Her mom works at a hospital and when she was in high school she got the opportunity to spend time shadowing different departments and ended up spending most of her time in the therapy department. She likes being active and loves having a job where she can help others be active as well. In her spare time you will find her horseback riding, hunting, swimming, golfing, spending time with family and being outdoors. A quote she lives by is, “Treat others the way you want to be treated.”