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The professional staff with Family Physical Therapy strives to give the best of care to all patients at Mt. Carmel, Mother Hull and other surrounding communities across Nebraska . We offer personalized care for all of your Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy needs at these locations. The licensed staff at Family Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive treatment plan for all levels of care.  Our goal is to see each patient through their therapy treatment to restore function and recover to their fullest extent.

Services

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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Tina Schmitz: Physical Therapist Assistant

Tina grew up on a farm by Naper, NE and went to college at Northeast Community College to obtain her Physical Therapist Assistant license. She went into the field because she wanted a career where she could make a difference and feel accomplished. Her favorite part of her job is meeting new people and seeing them reach their goals. When Tina has free time she likes going for walks, arts and crafts and anything outdoors. Her quote that she lives by is, “Everything happens for a reason.”

McKenzie Behrendt: Occupational Therapist

McKenzie is from Filley, Nebraska by Beatrice and got her undergraduate at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and obtained her advanced degree from Creighton University. She enjoys anything outdoors, volleyball and pretty much anything that consists of a game. McKenzie job shadowed positions across the spectrum and realized she loved getting people back to what they enjoyed doing and what was important to them. She loves the teaching aspect and the relationships she builds with clients.  Her favorite part about her job is hearing the patients stories and seeing the smile that spreads across their face when they meet a goal. A song she feels like represents herself is, Life’s A Dance  by John Michael Montgomery.

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.”

Tosha Werkmeister: Speech Therapist

Joe Almazan: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

Joe grew up in Gibbon, NE and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Central Community College in Grand Island. He became a therapist because he always wanted to help people. His favorite part of what he does is seeing our patients reach their goals in order to improve their quality of life. He also enjoys meeting new people and their families. When Joe has spare time he likes spending time with family and friends and playing sports, especially volleyball. A quote he lives by is, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine

Our Staff

(Pictured from left to right)

Tosha Werkmeister: Speech Therapist

Miranda Sheets: Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

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.”

Becca Taylor: Physical Therapist Assistant

Becca is from St. Paul, Nebraska. She went into the field because she wanted to help people achieve and maintain a better quality of life as they age. Her favorite part of her day is seeing people’s excitement when they are able to return home. In Becca’s spare time she enjoys spending time with my family and friends, baking and doing different kinds of crafts and refurbishing. A quote she lives by is, “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Ann Shirley: Occupational Assistant

Ann is from Kearney, Nebraska and received her undergraduate at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received her advanced degree from the University of Kansas University Medical Center. She decided this was the field she wanted to go into when she observed an Occupational Therapist in high school and she saw a gentleman raise his arm the highest he had since his stroke. She saw the satisfaction in his face and knew that was what she wanted to do. 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. In Ann’s spare time she enjoys running, volleyball, playing with her son and hanging out with family and friends. A quote she lives by is, Occupational therapy practitioners ask, “what matters to you” not, “what’s the matter with you?”

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