Our Team

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Owners


Janice Niemeyer, PT


LIVING THE DREAM...

"From a young age, I was certain of three things: One, I wanted to be in healthcare; two, I wanted to be my own boss; and three, I wanted to help people improve their general health. Today, as one of the founders/owners of Hastings Physical Therapy, I enjoy the many aspects of physical therapy and being an active member in my community. I'm fulfilling my dream of being a good healthcare advocate."

  • BS: Physical Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • BA: Biology, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
  • CE: Myofascial Release I, Myofascial Unwinding, Duane Saunders' FCE System, Matheson Functional Job Analysis, Urinary Incontinence
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State) Orthopedics, Private Practice & Women's Health Sections


Sean Vonderfecht, MPT, OCS, Certified MDT


MAKING A DIFFERENCE...

"I chose a career in healthcare because I love working with people. Plus, my family is very healthcare-oriented. I chose physical therapy specifically because I played sports in high school and college and was a physical therapy patient myself. As a therapist, I believe my most important objective is to provide maximum functional outcomes for our clients in a fun and relaxed manner. I feel I really make a difference in a lot of peoples' lives."

  • MA: Physical Therapy, The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN
  • BA: Biology, Concordia University, Seward, NE
  • OCS: Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Cert. MDT: Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy of the Spine
  • Other Special Certifications:
    McKenzie Evaluation and Treatment of the Spine (A-D);
    Isernhagen Work Systems in FCE;
    Functional Job Analysis & Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State) North American Spine Society McKenzie Institute
  • Presenter at North American Spine Society Annual meeting in Exercise Booth 2014 & 2015.


Scott Bjerke, OTR/L, CHT


GETTING YOU BACK TO WORK...

"When people ask me what I do for a living, I am proud to say that I am an occupational therapist specializing in hand care. I know how much people rely on their hands at work. That's why I take great pride in being able to help people return to work after an injury."

  • BS: Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • BS: Biology with Environmental Health Emphasis, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
  • CE: Surgery & Rehabilitation of the Hand with Emphasis on Elbow & Shoulder Injuries;
    Contemporary Concepts in Wrist & Hand Rehab;
    2010 Hand Therapy Symposium: Surgery and Rehab of the Hand with Emphasis on Trauma
  • Certifications: Certified Hand Therapist ;
    Superficial, Deep and Electrotherapeutic Agents
  • Member: American Occupational Therapy Association (National & State)

Physical Therapists


Danielle Klein, PT, DPT, Cert. LSVT-BIG


MAXIMIZING PATIENTS' ABILITIES

"I've known from a young age that I wanted to work in healthcare, and after seeing several family members receive physical therapy, I knew it was the right area for me! I love working with people to maximize their ability to perform daily tasks and seeing their happiness when they show improvements."

  • Undergraduate Studies: Speech - Language Pathology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • DPT: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • CE: Kinesiotaping Fundamentals and Advances;
    Comprehensive Treatment of the Shoulder;
    Baby Steps: Building Ambulation Interventions for the 0-3 Population with Posture and Movement Dysfunctions;
    Applied Techniques of Manual Therapy, Mobilization of the Cervical and Thoracic Spine & Ribs
  • Certifications: LSVT-BIG specializing in Parkinson's Disease
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National and State)


Emily Divine, DPT


EMPOWERING OTHERS...

“I have always been fascinated with the human body and decided physical therapy was the perfect career for me at a young age after being a patient myself. The more I have experienced how much of an impact physical therapy can have on the lives of others the greater my passion has grown. I believe it is important to give others the tools to help themselves improve the way they move to continue living happy, healthy, and active lifestyles.”

  • DPT: University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • BS: Health Sciences, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State)


Hailey Damrow, PT, DPT, CBIS


HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED CARE...

"I have always had a passion for helping those who are hurting, and knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. Physical therapy is the perfect fit for me! I love helping both adults and children get back to the activities they enjoy through movement and exercise."

  • DPT: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • BS: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE
  • CE: Balance, Stroke and Brain injury Rehabilitation. Treatment of vestibular and dizziness impairments. Burn injuries and Management.
  • Certifications: Certified Brain Injury Specialist
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Associations (National and State)


Lindsey Krull, PT, DPT


IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PATIENTS...

"I have always known that my future would be in the medical field where I could express my compassion for others in a life altering profession. My interest in physical therapy began during my participation in athletics. I observed the great dedication therapists put forth in efforts to return teammates and friends to doing what they enjoyed most. My passion for the profession grew considerably when I realized it provided a chance to create meaningful, personal relationships with patients through trust and reliability. As a physical therapist, my primary goal is to improve the quality of life for patients and help them find solutions to their challenges."

  • DPT: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • BS: Biology and Minor in Public Health, University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
  • Continuing Education:
    “Management of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults”;
    “TeamSTEPPS Training for Healthcare Professionals”;
    “Making Correct Decisions: Accurate Diagnosis & Appropriate Test Selection”;
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State)

Physical Therapy Assistants


Sherri Stroh, PTA


GOING THE EXTRA MILE...

"I enjoy what I do, especially the camaraderie with all sorts of different people. What keeps me going are my patients, and that's a big part of why I always try to go the extra mile to meet their needs."

  • BS: Fitness & Leisure Management, University of Nebraska, Kearney, NE
  • AD: Physical Therapist Assistant, Colby Community College, Colby, KS
  • CE: Pilates, Myofascial, Functional Rehab of the Shoulder
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State)


Rachel Haskins, PTA


CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER...

"I chose to be a part of the healthcare field because it allows me the opportunity to make a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy the therapy experience and being able to see my patients progress and see their lives change for the better because of what I do."

  • AD: Physical Therapy Assistant, Clarkson College, Omaha NE
  • AA: Central Community College, Hastings NE
  • Continuing Education: Fall Prevention and Balance
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National & State)


Shayla Frakes, PTA


HELPING OTHERS...

"I have always enjoyed helping others, so I knew I wanted a career were I could positively impact lives. I believe making connections and building trust help when it comes to a patient's motivation."

  • PTA: Physical Therapy Assistant, Northeast Community College, Norfolk, NE
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association (National and State)

Front Office



Babz Moffatt, Office Manager



Annie Wissing, Billing Specialist



Lynette Shea, Reception and Scheduler



Carissa Chandler, Marketing and Scheduler



Bailey Hansen, Coding and Insurance Specialist



Brady Rutt, Physical Therapy Technician



Macy Heise, Physical Therapy Technician


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Give us a call for more information, or to schedule your appointment: (402) 462-2665