Kearney Family Physical Therapy with Kearney Clinic

Here at Family Physical Therapy, our therapists offer a wide variety of specialties tailored to help with your individual needs. Conveniently located in the basement of the Childrens Hospital/ CHI Health Clinic formally known as Kearney Clinic. We offer care that is truly an individualized experience yet with a taste of group therapy. At this specific clinic we strive to development a professional and personal relationship with all our patients. 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 Family Physical Therapy has to offer.

211 W 33rd St., Suite A
Kearney, NE
Phone: 308.236.5884
Fax: 308.236.9621

Services

Specialized areas:

Our therapists offer specialized services in several areas including vestibular rehabilitation, balance and mobility, pediatric therapy, specialized manual therapy techniques, taping techniques for pain, swelling and posture correction, and much more!

Alter-G, Family PT’s Anti-Gravity Treadmill is located at this location. This is a revolutionary way for unweighted technology for Rehabilitation. Great for post-op patients to athletes injuries, from elderly to the obese. Also great for strengthening muscle weakness and or gait. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is great for treating lower extremity movement dysfunction and training with less impact. It can take up to 80% of the load off their lower body, in precise 1% increments, encouraging motion without pain.

Services List

  • 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 Thearpy
  • Graston Technique
  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Work Hardening/Screens
  • Testing

Our Staff

(Back row, pictured left to right)

Nellie Van Ranken: Physical Therapist Assistant

Nellie is from Amherst, NE and went to Colby Community College. She went into the field due to her love for helping people. Her favorite part of her day is spending time with her patients and manual therapy. When she has free time she enjoys baking, spending time outside and quality time with her daughters. A quote she lives by is, “Do your best and God will bless the rest.”

Scott Arens: Athletic Trainer

Scott grew up in Crofton, NE and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He went into the career path he did because when he was growing up  he played sports and knew he always wanted to be around athletics. He feels it was very rewarding being able to take someone that is unable to do much due to an injury and getting them back to do everything. His favorite part of his job is creating all the relationships with his patients/athletes. In his spare time he enjoys anything and everything sports related, boating and hanging out with his family. His quote he lives by is, “Lets rock and roll.”

Matthew Shipp: Physical Therapist

Gregg Dahlgren: Physical Therapist

Gregg is from Bertrand, NE and went to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for his undergraduate and got his advanced degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He went into the field due to injuring his ankle in high school playing basketball. He had went to a PT and was impressed by the care and liked the philosophy of physical therapy. He educated himself on the profession and found his passion. His favorite part of his day is the day to day interaction with working with his patients. In his spare time you will find him running, golfing, coaching sports, playing basketball or spending time with his family and friends. A quote he lives by is, “On the road to success, you can be sure of one thing… there is never a crowd on the extra mile.”

Bryce Mason: Athletic Trainer

Bryce is from Bertrand, NE and went to the University of Nebraska at Kearney. He went into the field because he wanted to help get athletes back to doing what they love and to help them do so in the most efficient and safe way possible. His favorite part of his day is meeting the new people along with being able to stay connected to sports. In his free time you will find him playing sports and doing anything that is related to being outside. A quote he lives by is, “It is what it is. But, it will be what you make it.”

Ryan Meyer: Physical Therapist Assistant

Ryan grew up on a farm east of Scribler, NE and went to Wayne State College and Clarkson College. He went into the field due to always having an interest in physical therapy after personally needing it following a surgery on his knee and hip from sports injuries. His favorite part of his day is making connections with his patients and being able to see that he had an impact on their lives by helping them get better. In his spare time he loves anything outdoors such as golf, fishing, hunting, slow pitch softball, sand volleyball and he also enjoys family time and bowling. A quote he lives by is, “Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”

Rogene Rasmussen (Ro): Occupational Therapist

Ro grew up in Amherst, Nebraska and went to Mid Plains Community College and got her advanced degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center.  She became a therapist due to her grandma having a stroke when she was in high school and she came to live with her family and they took care of her. It was at that point in her life she knew she wanted to go into the health care field. Her favorite part of her day is coming to work every day with amazing co-workers and watching people become pain free, stronger, safer and more independent. In Ro’s free time she enjoys anything outdoors, walking, riding horses and watching rodeos. A quote she lives by is,  “Helping one person might not change the world, but it could change the world for one person.”

(Front row, pictured left to right)

Emily Koski: Tech

Emily is from Kearney and obtained her undergraduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and is currently working towards her masters in Speech Language Pathology at UNK. She wanted to go into this career path as it gives her the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life through different ways of communication. He favorite part of her job is the reward from seeing a patients reaction when they achieve something they didn’t think was possible. Whether it is working with a child and their speech sounds or an adult who is recovering from an accident, those moments are life changing. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to concerts, traveling or spending time outdoors. A quote she lives by is, “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Kaitlin Petri:  Office Manager

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