CHI Health St. Mary's Therapy

The therapists at St. Mary’s bring a wide range of knowledge and expertise to Nebraska City and the surrounding communities. To find out more about what physical and occupational therapy can do for you or a loved one, call (402) 873-8918, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists help patients overcome disability, adapt material or equipment for ease of use, or recommend changes to an individual’s daily environment. Many also work to help prevent patient injury.

Occupational Therapy

Who can benefit from occupational therapy?

  • Individuals recovering from a surgery such as a total joint replacement, carpal tunnel release, fracture repairs, or tendon repairs
  • Individuals with work-related injuries such as elbow, wrist, or hand pain as well as repetitive use injuries
  • Individuals who require education or environmental modifications after an injury or illness
  • Individuals who have experienced cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or any other neurological disease that affects motor control or decreases independence
  • Individuals recovering from amputations
  • Individuals with impairments related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, or other diseases or disorders
  • Individuals who function as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating diseases

Our philosophy

  • Individualized therapy sessions and continual modifications to the treatment program
  • Team-oriented environment with constant interdepartmental communication
  • Evidence-based practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise
  • Continuation of individualized home exercise program (facilitated with a 30-day pass to the Ambassador Wellness Center upon discharge)

Physical Therapy

Who can benefit from physical therapy?

  • Athletes who have suffered an injury and are working to return to sport
  • Athletes who are trying to prevent injury
  • Individuals recovering from a surgery such as a total joint replacement, rotator cuff repair, or ACL reconstruction
  • Individuals with work-related injuries such as neck pain, back pain, or repetitive use injuries
  • Individuals with poor balance who are at risk for falling or have had a fall or other balance-related accident
  • Individuals who have experienced cerebral vascular accidents (strokes), traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or any other neurological disease that affects motor control
  • Women suffering from incontinence, pelvic pain, pregnancy-related discomfort, or other women’s health issues
  • Individuals recovering from amputations
  • Individuals with impairments related to multiple sclerosis, arthritis, cerebral palsy, or other diseases or disorders

Our philosophy

  • Individualized therapy sessions and continual modifications to the treatment program
  • Team-oriented environment with constant interdepartmental communication
  • Evidence-based practices with an emphasis on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise
  • Continuation of individualized home exercise program (facilitated with a 30-day pass to the Ambassador Wellness Center upon discharge)

Our Therapy Staff

Morgan Baier, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Jerry Bockman, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy

Jacque Borer,

Occupational Therapy

Mitchell Hagedorn, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy

Jenna Henrichs, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapy

Abbee James, MS Ed, CCC-SLP

Speech Pathology

Brant Loose, PT, DPT, TPI-M3/J2/F2, FMS, SFMA, YSAS

Physical Therapy

Jennifer Marolf, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy

Abby Mathis, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Jenna Pelchat, OTR/L, OTD

Occupational Therapy

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Support staff

Tammy Harrah

Tammy is the office coordinator for CHI Health St. Mary’s therapy department.  She transitioned into the therapy department in the fall of 2018.  Tammy has been a part of CHI Health St. Mary’s and CHI Health Clinic St. Mary's for 30 years.  Her passion is interacting with others and helping in any way she can.