Kearney Family Physical Therapy – Ortho Clinic
Our physical therapy clinic is located in the basement of the health complex with Kearney Orthopedic and Brad Rodgers Family Practice. We strive to provide a very integrative treatment solely focused on our patients individually.
Our therapists are trained and certified in a variety of specialties, including: manual therapy to improve range of motion of joints, reduce pain, and promote mobility, neuromuscular treatments to focus on patients who are challenged with balance and vertigo, core strength to focus solely on the stability of the lumbar spine, along with dry needling to assist with trigger point release, Graston and cupping to improve soft tissue mobility. Our therapists use a variety of therapeutic exercises, devices, and procedures to improve muscle strength, range of motion, posture, balance, and coordination.
3500 Central Ave, Suite D
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
Physical therapy services include an in depth evaluation with therapeutic interventions designed to improve, develop, correct, rehabilitate, and/or prevent the worsening of physical functions that have been lost, impaired, or reduced as a result of acute or chronic medical conditions/injuries
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Home Health Therapy Services through Good Samaritan Home Health
- Balance and Mobility
- Orthopedic Therapy
- Diabetic/Parkinsons Therapies
- Impact and Concussion Testing
- Pain Management/Relief
- Serenity/Woman’s Health
- Manual Therapy
- Graston Technique
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Vestibular Therapy
- Work Hardening/Screens
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Brett Shipp: Physical Therapist
Brett grew up in DeWitt, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney for his undergraduate and to Creighton University to obtain his advanced degree in Physical Therapy. He became a Physical Therapist because he knew from a very young age that he wanted to go into a profession where he could help people. He was also given the opportunity to shadow a Physical Therapist and he immediately fell in love with the profession. His favorite part of his day is getting the opportunity to work with people of all different backgrounds and helping patients achieve their goals and/or get them back to the activities they love and enjoy. When Brett has free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, being at the lake and cycling. A quote he lives by is, “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” -Steve Prefontaine
Kelsey Land: Physical Therapist
Kelsey Land grew up here in Kearney and went to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha to obtain her advanced degree in Physical Therapy. Her passion for athletics and the rehabilitation process following an injury in high school was where her interest and excitement for Physical Therapy originated. It grew into a love for helping others meet and exceed their physical goals. She especially enjoys the connection formed with others when she as a therapist educates and empower patients to reach their full potential. In Kelsey’s spare time she likes running with her golden doodles, Marley and Luna, traveling with her husband and playing women’s volleyball. A quote she lives by is, “Be tough minded, but tenderhearted” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Stacy Dahlgren: Physical Therapist Assistant
Stacy is from small town Nebraska- Tobias (120 people) she received her undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and went to Colby Community College for her Physical Therapist Assistant license. She has a passion for exercise and she enjoys helping others implement good habits to improve strength/fitness to better their health and to promote longevity. Stacy also knew she wanted to have a family so she wanted a job that allowed her the flexibility to be a mom and to have the opportunity to help others with their health. Her favorite part about her day is working with a variety of patients with different injuries to improve their quality of life; as a therapist it’s her goal to challenge patients to be stronger than they were prior to their injury. When Stacy has free time he enjoys spending time with her husband and children, being a health and fitness coach, playing golf, running, hiking, biking, reading, cooking/baking with her family (husband/children) and going on trips. Stacy lives by a few quotes-
-Exercise doesn’t get in the way of life, it adds to the value of life.
-No matter what happens in life, be good to people, being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
-If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
Amanda Klingelhoefer: Office Manager
Elizabeth Klinginsmith (Liz): Physical Therapist
Liz Klinginsmith grew up in Seward, Nebraska and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney for her undergraduate in Communication Disorders and obtained her advanced degree in PT at the University of Nebraska Medical Center UNMC. She went into her career path as she thought she wanted to be a Speech Pathologist throughout all of her undergrad career and realized before she graduated that she wanted to be more hands-on working with patients and mobility. Her favorite part of her day is listening to patients’ stories and helping them improve their quality of life. In her spare time she enjoys trying new breweries/restaurants with her husband. A quote she lives by is, “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis