Physical Therapy



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


Current Hours

Monday - Friday
8 AM to 5 PM

About Our Services

The University Health Center's Physical Therapy team is lead by 2 experienced, licensed physical therapists.

Physical Therapy offers the:
  • Evaluation
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation
of Injuries and Conditions affecting:
  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Joints
University Health Center or personal medical provider referral is REQUIRED for treatment.

Common Problems We Help With

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

What to Expect at Physical Therapy
  • History
  • Posture
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Function
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

How is the University Health Center Physical Therapy department different from off-campus providers?

  1. Priced for the Student Budget - In comparison to local providers, our visit costs are - on average - about 50% less.
    Students who have paid their UNL student fees receive physical therapy at a reduced rate, which means that those students who have paid their fees will pay less than those who haven’t paid their fees.

  2. Individualized Care - Our appointments are generally longer and more individualized than other clinics, allowing you more quality time with your therapist.

Pricing, Billing & Insurance

The University Health Center is a Preferred Provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna/Coventry, and UnitedHealthcare.

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.

  1. Contact your insurance company about your specific coverage and have this information prior to your first appointment.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Therapeutic Exercises (per 15 minutes) $40

Our 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.

Traci Carey

Traci Carey, PT, DPT

Licensed Physical Therapist

B.S., Exercise Science, University of Nebraska
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Experienced in: Outpatient Orthopedic Rehab, Post-Surgical Rehab, Sports Injury with Running Injuries, Graston Technique Trained for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Manual Therapy, Balance and Vestibular Training

Traci graduated from UNMC in 2004. In her spare time she enjoys time with her 2 children and husband, volunteering as a volleyball coach and for NPTA, kickboxing, volleyball, and running.

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.

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