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or Stop by the University Health Center
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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
- 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.
Our appointments are generally longer and more individualized than off-campus providers, allowing you more quality time with your therapist.
What to Expect at Physical Therapy Testing
Problem Solving Explanation of impairments as related to symptoms A Plan for Correction Program of treatment interventions designed specifically to meet the therapist goals and patient goals Possible Interventions
- Education to Prevent Injury
- Exercises and Stretches
- Injury Assessment
- Isokinetic Testing
- Manual Therapy such as Massage, Joint Mobilization
- Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Postural Restoration and Education
- Treatment Modalities for pain relief
All students, regardless of whether they have health insurance or what type of insurance they have, are eligible to receive physical therapy at the University Health Center.
Contact your insurance company about your specific coverage and have this information prior to your first appointment.
Call your insurance company via the phone number on the card, and explain you have been prescribed physical therapy, and that there is a clinic here on campus.
Ask what percentage or amount they will cover if you receive physical therapy at the University Health Center. Any charges not covered by health insurance are the patient’s responsibility.
Once you have spoken with your insurance company, you can call the University Health Center Billing and Insurance Office at 402‐472‐7435 to discuss the specific costs of your visits. You can also walk-in during business hours to speak to a Billing and Insurance representative.
Our Physical Therapy Providers
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, 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, 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.
Physical Therapy Technician
B.S., Exercise Science and History, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Derrick enjoys working out and fitness as well as participating in many different sporting events such as volleyball and flag football. He also enjoys fishing, woodworking, and spending time with friends in his spare time.