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.