Physical Therapy



Call (402) 472-5000
or Stop by the University Health Center

Department Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Call (402) 472-5000


Covered by UNL Student Fees

Receive a consultation to learn about the benefits of physical therapy.

If you have charges, you may use your insurance. The Health Center participates with most insurance companies. Please bring your insurance card and NCard. 30 days after your visit, your charges will automatically be transferred to your UNL student bill on MyRED. You also have the option to pay at time of service. More information

Patient Eligibility

  • UNL Students
  • UNL Faculty and Staff

About Our Services

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy offers the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, bones and joints.

Common Patient Issues

  • Back & Neck Pain
  • Chronic Dysfunction
  • Motor Vehicle Injuries
  • Muscle Tension Headaches
  • Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Sports Injuries

Referral is Required

University Health Center or personal medical provider referral is REQUIRED for treatment.

  • What is Physical Therapy? Watch This Video

  • What to Expect at Physical Therapy

  • Using Insurance for Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy Education Center

Our Physical Therapy Providers

Jane Austin

Jane Austin, PT

Department Head, Licensed Physical Therapist

B.S., Physical Therapy, Wichita State University
B.M.E., M.M., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Experienced in: Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab, Post-Surgical Rehab, Sport Injuries, Manual Therapy and Postural Restoration

Jane enjoys spending time with her husband and family, music, swimming, yoga, gardening, cooking, and a variety of arts and crafts. Jane is a volunteer at Homestead National Monument of America and for Bryan Medical Center. Jane was an instructor at UNMC-Physical Therapy.

Ron Schmidt

Ron Schmidt, PT, MA

Licensed Physical Therapist

B.S., Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
M.A., Health Education, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Experienced in: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Injury Prevention/Ergonomics, Wellness/Health Promotion, Cardiac Rehab

Ron enjoys spending time with his bride of 38 years, 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and 4 cats. He also enjoys the outdoors, gardening, flowers and all of God’s creation, especially the mountains in Colorado. Ron's many other interests and hobbies include woodcarving, lapidary, rock collecting, reading, genealogy, history, cooking and eating.

Jenny Meints

Jenny Meints, PTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Missouri Western State University, Graduated 2006

Experienced in: Outpatient Care, General Orthopedics, Sports Rehab

Jenny enjoys health and fitness and appreciates helping others improve their health and fitness at the same time. Jenny grew up in rural Nebraska and enjoys helping on the farm. She also loves photography, working out and spending time with her family and friends.

Melissa Coichahoske

Melissa Coichahoske

Physical Therapy Technician