Monument Physical Therapy - Gering

 
 

Monument Physical therapy is a therapist-owned practice specializing in delivering individualized care for patients both young and old for treatment of disorders of the body.  We have been serving the Scottsbluff/Gering Valley since November of 2009 in which we started with one physical therapist and one office employee.  Now we employ 7 professional staff including 3 Physical Therapists, 3 Physical Therapist Assistants, and an Athletic Trainer.  We have “on the job trained” technicians, an office manager and a receptionist as well as a satellite location in Morrill, NE. 

We are excited to offer rehabilitation services including post-operative care, stroke rehabilitation, women’s health, pediatrics, and aquatics.  We also provide treatments such as dry needling, Graston technique, and kinesio taping to offer our clientele the latest and most advanced procedures in manual therapy available for faster and better results.  Monument Physical Therapy’s Athletic Trainer provides coverage for three of the local public schools during athletic events and treatment before and after games to keep area athletes at the top of their game. 

Our goal is to provide the most complete care for each individual patient and to make every person that walks through our doors to feel like they are the most important person through our excellence in customer service.

Location Details


Address: 3315 North 10th Street, Gering, NE 69341
Hours: Fitness - Mon - Thurs: 5:30AM - 6PM, Fri: 5:30AM - 5PM  |  Therapy - Mon - Thurs: 7AM - 6PM, Fri: 7AM - 5PM
Fax: 308-633-5365
Michael Moravec, PT, DPT, OCS

Clinic Supervisor


I first decided to be a Physical Therapist when I was 13 years old.  Young?  Yes, but I have always had a desire to know how the body works, and how I could make it work better!  From that age on, I have only strengthened my passion for helping people feel better without the need for surgery or medication through getting my doctorate. As my passion continues to grow, I am now working to obtain my certification in manual therapy (COMT) by the International Academy of Orthopaedic Medicine (IAOM) in order to can give my patient’s the latest and most effective evidence-based treatment for their orthopedic problems.

Education:

  • 2001 - Bachelors of Science in Human Biology – Chadron State College
  • 2004 – Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association – Orthopedic Section Member

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Level II Intramuscular Therapy (Dry Needling)
  • Graston Certified
  • Wound Care Certification trained
  • Sports Medicine Therapist
  • Level III Kinesio Taping Trained
  • CarFit Technician

Working toward Certifications as:

  • COMT – Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Hometown: David City, NE

Family: Wife: Lisa Sons: Logan, Luke, Mitch, Ben

Hobbies: Ice Fishing, Hunting, watching kids’ sports, Running

 
Meghan Pollnow, PT, DPT

Sophomore year of high school, I tore my ACL playing soccer.  During my time as a patient following surgery, I became interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy.  I am most passionate about working with patients in orthopedic and neurological populations, and am grateful to be in a field where I am able to connect with so many people.  I am dedicated to providing the best care to each of my patients.  I relocated to Scottsbluff from Lincoln, Nebraska to join the Monument Physical Therapy team in July of 2015.

Education:

  • 2012 - Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science – Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • 2015 – Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Nebraska Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • CarFit Technician
  • Women’s Health
  • Level I Intramuscular Therapy (Dry Needling)

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Hobbies: Hiking, Kayaking, Snowboarding, and camping

Lisa Todd, PTA

I have always been amazed at how the human body works!  That amazement and curiosity led me to become a physical therapist assistant. I have had the opportunity to work in many different settings including acute rehab, inpatient care, skilled care, home health and currently out patient.  I am very committed to helping my patients get better.  I feel strongly that reaching people on a personal level is as important as the personal touch I give them.  I am skilled at helping my patients getting better with manual therapy. I feel I am very blessed to be able to do something I love for a living.  I am also blessed to be able help and heal my patients.

Education:

  • 1988 – Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistance – Colby Community College

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Graston Certified
  • Myofascial Release
  • LSVT BIG Therapy Certified Clinician
  • “Stepping On” Falls Prevention trained
  • CarFit Technician

Hometown: Minatare,NE

Family: Husband: Travis, Daughter: Caitlin and Husband Jake, Son: Jordan, Grandchild: Tatum          

Hobbies: Reading Camping, Cycling, Spending time with family

 
Josh Hill, PTA

While in high school I injured my shoulder playing football and required physical therapy.  This was followed by multiple track injuries that also required PT treatments.  I began my studies in college focusing on Exercise Science.  During that time, I worked as a physical therapy technician in an outpatient physical therapy clinic and realized that my passion was in rehabilitation.  That was when I began pursuing my career in Physical Therapy Assistance. 

Education:

  • 2002 - Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assistance – Clarkson College

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Nebraska Coaching Certification 2010
  • Sportsmetrics Certification 2010
  • Niel-Asher trained for treatment of Frozen Shoulder 2010
  • CarFit Technician

Hometown: Grand Island, NE

Family: Wife: Sundee, Children: Cora, Teà, Easton

Hobbies: Being outdoors with family, swimming, biking, playing in the snow

 
Toni Hulinsky, PTA

Throughout high school and college, I was very active in competitive running.  I ended up becoming a patient at one point in my running career and after seeing how much physical therapy helped, I realized at that moment that I wanted to pursue a career in physical therapy and help people of all ages recover from injuries as well.   I couldn’t be happier with my choice, every day I learn something new from my patients and find pure joy out of helping patients achieve something that is important to them.  In the end I have gained some of the greatest friendships.

Education:

  • 2012 – Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science – Concordia University
  • 2014 – Associates of Science in Physical Therapy Assistance – Clarkson College

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Physical Therapy Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • CarFit Technician

Working toward Certifications as:

  • Kinesio Taping certification
  • Pediatrics

Hometown: Bayard, NE

Family: Fiancé: Nate

Hobbies: Spending time with family and puppy Oakley, being at the lake in the summer, running for fun, and being outdoors.

 
Austin Freeburg, ATC Sportsmetrics Certified

Growing up a coach’s kid I’ve been around sports my entire life and as a result have seen my fair share of injuries. I was intrigued by the recovery and rehabilitation process, which is how I developed a passion for helping athletes return to sports after an injury. It is rewarding for me to work with an athlete and help them return to a sport at or above their level of performance prior to injury. I also enjoy the ability to work with athletes in the injury prevention aspect of sports through Sportsmetrics and strengthening and conditioning. I enjoy being around athletes that share the same passion and drive as myself to become greater at a sport they enjoy.

Education:

  • 2009 – Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion – University of Wyoming
  • 2010 – Athletic Training Certification

Board Certifications:

  • Nebraska Board of athletic Training
  • National Athletic Trainers Association Board Certification

Professional Society Memberships:

  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Nebraska State Athletic Trainers Association

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Sportsmetrics 2012
  • ImPact Trained Athletic Trainer 2014

Working toward Certifications as:

  • Strength and Conditioning Certification – IYCA
  • Physical Therapist Assistant

Hometown: Torrington, WY

Family: Wife: Jessica, Children: Jayson, Alexa

Hobbies: Spending time with family, being outdoors, running

 

Services Offered



Latest News & Info


CarFit Event coming soon!


By Amanda Libsack - July 8, 2016

Coming to Monument Physical Therapy in Gering, NE!  We are offering a 1 day clinic for older drivers to come have their vehicles checked out to make sure they are safe on the road!  Saturday July 23rd from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.  Contact us at 308-633-5361 if there are any questions!! 

Spring Up the Bluff Relay Winners!


By Amanda Libsack - April 26, 2016

Congratulations to the Monument Physical Therapy team for taking home first place in the Spring Up the Bluff relay this past weekend held at the Scotts Bluff National Monument.  Each member carried the baton for a distance up the bluff to the summit.  It was a fun time had by all.  Team members included:  Mike Moravec, Amanda Libsack, Meghan Pollnow, Toni Hulinsky, Austin Freeburg, and Luke Moravec. 

Morrill Clinic In the news!


By Amanda Libsack - April 15, 2016

The Morrill Clinic was able to participate in the Annual Morrill Business Expo once again with Lisa Todd, PTA and Amy Banghart running the booth.  This event is a great way for businesses in the small community to come out and represent themselves and get the word out to the public about what we do and where we are!  

We've been busy with Health Fairs Lately!


By Amanda Libsack - April 15, 2016

Amanda and Meghan from the Gering Clinic represented our clinic talking about Women's Health at the Bi-Annual Girls Day Out Festival in Gering, NE.  What a great turn out to spread the word about our newest treatments for Women's health.  

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