- University of Nebraska-Lincoln students
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff
Hours of Service
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: ClosedMAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Services Covered By Student Fees
- One physical therapy consultation
Comprehensive Physical Therapy to Get Your Life Back to Normal
Nebraska Medicine–University Health Center Physical Therapy offers the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, bones and joints. The Nebraska Medicine Physical Therapy team at the health center is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and individualized treatments focused on return to quality of life and success in daily activities. Referral from a medical provider is required for treatment.
Issues We Treat:
- Back & neck pain
- Chronic dysfunction
- Motor vehicle injuries
- Muscle tension headaches
- Post surgical rehabilitation
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sports injuries
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 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 on campus.
Ask what percentage or amount they will cover if you receive physical therapy at the 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 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 Nebraska Medicine Physical Therapy Providers
Darcie Christensen, PT, DPT, ATC
Licensed Physical Therapist
B.S., Exercise Science & Athletic Training, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
DPT, Des Moines University
Experienced in: Orthopedic care, manual therapy of spine and extremities, sports medicine injury, assessment and sports rehab and cancer rehabilitation
Darcie enjoys being active with health and fitness through running or fitness classes. Traveling to new areas of the country is something Darcie enjoys when time allows. She loves time with family back on the farm, along with spoiling her niece and nephews, and is an avid Husker fan.
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 and cardiac rehab
Ron enjoys spending time with his bride of 38 years, three grown children, three grandchildren and four 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
Experienced in: Outpatient care, general orthopedics and 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.