Nick began working as a Physical Therapy Technician in 1995 after graduating from Doane College. He also coached Track and field at his alma mater producing a national champion and six All-Americans as a result from his tenure as head throwing coach from 1995 to 1997. Nick received his Master of Physical Therapy in May of 2000 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and has practiced in Lincoln since 2000. He furthered his education in 2005 receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy also from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Nick became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2002. He applies the principles of progressive resistive exercises and aerobic conditioning to patients ranging from the geriatric population to collegiate athletes.
Nick’s clinical areas of interest include rehabilitation for the aging athlete and the younger developing athlete. Proper postural alignment to decrease back and neck pain is a foundation of his ergonomic assessments. He applies these same principals of training to all patients to improve activity level, general health, quality of life and everyday function. Manual Therapies including myofascial release, joint mobilizations and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation are hands-on techniques he uses daily. Nick’s professional focus is helping patients develop a healthy exercise approach that decreases the chance of injury and disease over a lifetime.
Nick feels very fortunate to be able to serve patients as a Physical Therapist and is committed to the development of the next generation of clinicians. Nick has been a clinical instructor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center for over 12 years and currently serves on the admissions board for the UNMC Physical Therapy Department. He has been mentoring young, aspiring professionals since 2000. He has seen many of them achieve exceptional accolades including Regent’s Scholarships and The Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, the highest scholastic honor presented annually by the American Physical Therapy Association.
Nick and his wife, Amy have two young sons, Jack and Sam. He continues to compete in open track meets throwing shot put and discus. He enjoys spending time with his family, lifting weights, writing music, playing guitar, working on home improvement projects and flying radio controlled model airplanes.
Stefanie earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2007. She went on to attend the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program through the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and graduated in 2012.
While attending Physical Therapy school, Stefanie had a close family member diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. That experience sparked an interest in the fields of breast cancer rehabilitation and lymphedema therapy. It also brought to her attention the vast need for education about breast cancer and its after-effects, as well as the need for lymphedema therapists. She attended the Klose Training and Consulting Lymphedema Therapy Certification Course in 2013, becoming a certified lymphedema therapist.
Stefanie spent her first years of practice treating patients in the fields of outpatient orthopedics and home health care. Most recently, she has focused her practice on the treatment of patients with lymphedema and swelling related to trauma or surgery. She is devoted to helping people with breast cancer regain a sense of independence and control over their diagnosis.
Stefanie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, and the UNMC Alumni Association.
Stefanie and her husband, Jon, have two young sons, Henry and Theodore (Theo). She enjoys spending time with her boys, golfing, boot camps, yoga, reading and spending time with her family at the lake in the summer.
Renee, a Hebron, NE native, pursued a Bachelor of Medicine degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and continued with her dream attending the University of Nebraska Medical Center, earning her Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006.
Renee has extensive experience in many areas as she displays a passion for assisting patients of any age and with various diagnosis. She began her career in Grand Island, NE, developing a love for out-patient rehabilitation at a sports clinic as well as specializing with pediatrics at the Children’s Rehab Center. Additionally, being closely associated with her sister’s battle with cancer, Renee became intrigued with reaching out to those going through cancer and developed a cancer rehabilitation program for those anticipating, currently going through, and following cancer treatments. She has educated others regarding indications for physical therapy to increase their strength, assist with range of motion primarily prior to and following surgical interventions, strengthen pelvic floor musculature for incontinence associated with prostate and cervical cancers, proper breathing techniques for lung cancer, as well as neuropathy commonly noted with cancer treatments. This quickly became a passion of hers and carried this into developing another cancer rehab program at the Carson Cancer Center in Norfolk, NE while employed there as well.
Renee enjoys working with the pediatric population who have experienced neurological or orthopedic difficulties, as well as those not meeting motor milestones or difficulty with motor planning or coordination. Additionally, Renee has been trained with vestibular rehabilitation and also enjoys assisting those with balance problems, prosthesis training, and pre- and post- operative patients.
Renee’s ultimate goal is to be an inspiring physical therapist to empower those she works with to reach their most full potential.
Renee has further continued her pursuit of helping those with cancer by becoming a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CCET) accredited throught the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Cancer Society (ACS).
In her free time, Renee enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is active with her church.
Amberly graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with her Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2002 and then her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2005. Since then she has taken numerous continuing education courses on topics such as biomechanics of running and throwing, manual therapy techniques, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, rehabilitation of athletes and foot orthotics. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing hands-on techniques and exercise prescription.
She enjoys teaching Physical Therapy students in the clinical setting and staying connected professionally with her Physical Therapy peers. She is a Certified Clinical Instructor and Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars.
Vince earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2018. Prior to attending graduate school, Vince attended the University of Missouri where he earned his Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Spanish. Vince also worked as a certified Personal Trainer and Special Olympics coach during his undergraduate career.
Vince employs a hands-on, functional approach to physical therapy implementing his knowledge as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Spanish-speaking abilities. His treatments include manual therapy, teaching proper movement patterns, and implementing exercise to overcome pain and functional limitations. He is also passionate about nutrition and promotes whole-person health to assist patients with achieving their goals.
Vince enjoys traveling, cooking, playing soccer, and meeting new people, especially when he can practice his Spanish speaking skills. He brings a fresh approach to physical therapy and empowers patients of all ages and abilities with the tools necessary to get them back to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Amanda Aksamit earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree from Southeast Community College in Lincoln. She graduated with distinct honors from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2016. Since graduating Amanda has completed numerous continuing education courses focusing primarily on areas of the shoulder, knee, foot, spine and the pelvis.
Amanda Aksamit utilizes hands-on manual techniques and functional strengthening to aid in her patients’ success. Her clinical areas of interest include shoulder rehabilitation, knee
injuries, and low back and hip pain. In order to achieve her patient goals of returning to prior level of function, Amanda is driven to learn new techniques of physical therapy. To avoid disruptions and the demands of everyday life, Amanda is available during evening hours for working individuals and students.
Debbie graduated in 2006 from Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, with an integrated Holistic Health Practitioner certificate. Her training at Mueller included certification in Thai, Shiatsu, Sports, Prenatal, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massage. She began gravitating toward medical massage after getting her first job under Dr. Stephen Krant, a prominent plastic surgeon who specialized in breast reconstruction after cancer. With his guidance and encouragement, Debbie went on to further certify as a lymphedema therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2007. She worked closely with Dr. Krant for 2 years, and with his team became an active supporter of San Diego’s breast cancer community.
Debbie went on to practice at San Diego’s fastest growing massage therapy clinic, finding another niche in sports massage and Table Thai. She participated several years doing massage at the Rock and Roll marathon, and continued to do lymphatic work on athletes with prior surgeries and injuries. She met her Nebraska-born husband in San Diego, and after having their daughter, they decided that Lincoln was the ideal place to raise their family. She is currently enrolled in the PTA program at Southeast Community College, and is excited to continue her career in wellness with Complete Physical Therapy.
Debbie received her certified oncology massage therapist certificate in 2016. Her passion for helping those who currently have or have had all types of cancer drove her to obtain this elite massage certification. She is currently the only massage therapist in Nebraska with this certification.
Anna Zach a native of Long Beach, California graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biogeography. In 2003 she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. Although she misses the California weather she loves the community she has found in Lincoln with her husband and her son.
Anna completed her Registered Yoga Teacher training in the Inner Power tradition through Yoga World Reach. As a teacher it is her honor to help clients discover the benfits of Yoga such as flexibility, decreased stress, body awareness, mental clarity, and physical recovery associated with the practice of Yoga. The first time Anna experienced yoga, she described the practice as restoration of youthful memories including the simple pleasure of joy in the present moment, quiet reflection, laughter, and physical mobility of years gone past.