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Pediatric Rehabilitation

 

Our pediatric therapists help children reach their highest potential by working on developmental skills while allowing kids to play and have fun.

 

Our new pediatric gym is designed for children of all ages to improve skills and daily quality of life for children and families. Co-treatment is available for optimal outcomes.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists assist children in acquiring the skills they need to optimally perform daily tasks and the "job" of being a child. These include areas of play, upper extremity and fine motor skills, self-help skills, social interaction, sensory processing skills, and emotional/behavioral regulation.

We provide treatment for:

  • Sensory processing difficulties
  • Feeding difficulties - SOS-trained therapist available
  • Fine motor and visual motor delay
  • Social skills and emotional regulation
  • Difficulty with self-care skills
  • Cognitive delays
  • Poor core strength
  • Handwriting
  • Poor bilateral coordination
  • Hand-Eye Coordination 

Emily Foland, MOT, OTR/L

 

Emily Foland earned her Bachelor of Rehabilitation Studies in May 2016 and her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree in May 2017 from College of Saint Mary, Omaha. She completed clinical rotations at Children's Rehab Center in Grand Island and Mid America Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. She began working at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center after graduation.

While Emily enjoys working with patients of all ages, she has a special interest in the pediatric population.

A Doniphan native, Emily now lives in Lincoln with her husband, Cory. They enjoy spending time outdoors and being with friends and family.

Brooke Jensen, OTD, OTR/L

 

Brooke Jensen earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Degree in December 2013 from Creighton University, Omaha. She began working at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in May 2015.

Brooke has a special interest in working with the pediatric population with sensory processing disorders as well as feeding, and is Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) certified. Brooke also works with patients with upper extremity orthopedic conditions as well as patients with neurological deficits including those with Parkinson’s, and is LSVT BIG certified.

Brooke and her husband, Josh, live in Pickrell with their sons. She enjoys an active lifestyle and is a fan of Kansas City Royals baseball.

Tiffany Wallman, OTR/L

 

Tiffany Wallman earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy Degree from Creighton University in 1996.  She previously worked at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center from February 2007-2019 and returned to BCHHC in August 2021.  Tiffany has a special interest in pediatrics and completed a Level I Intensive Mentorship at the STAR (Sensory Therapy and Research Center) in 2012.  Originally from Beatrice, Tiffany lives in rural Beatrice with her husband, Craig.  They have four children.  She enjoys spending time outdoors, attending her children’s activities, staying active, and being with family and friends.

 


Physical Therapy

Physical therapists help children to be more independent with mobility by focusing on coordination and postural control.

We provide treatment for:

  • Delays in rolling, crawling, sitting, walking
  • Poor balance
  • Abnormal gait/walking
  • Generalized strengthening
  • Torticollis treatment
  • Orthotic consultation
  • Gross motor development
  • Coordination
  • Posture/Body Alignment

Kristin Riekenberg, DPT

 

Kristin Riekenberg earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013. She began working at Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in 2014.

She enjoys working at BCHHC for many reasons, but perhaps her favorite is the variety of patient types she gets to see. Since starting work at the hospital, she has attended training for treatment of vestibular disorders such as vertigo as well as several pediatric courses to advance knowledge of therapeutic interventions for pediatric conditions.

She lives in Beatrice with her husband, Brian, and their children.

 


Speech Therapy

Speech language pathologists help children develop functional communication, as well as diagnose and treat speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing disorders which may result from illness or injury.

 

Joseph Neri, MS, CCC-SLP

 

Joe Neri earned his Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma. He began working for Beatrice Community Hospital and Health Center in October 2015.

He works primarily with pediatric patients.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, running, and being outdoors.

 


Orthotic Services & Adaptive Equipment 

  • Can assist with arm splints, braces for feet, and other positioning devices.
  • Can assist in finding and providing compensatory or adaptive devices such as communication aids that work best for a child to increase their independence and quality of life.
  • Can assist with finding and providing appropriate wheelchair and other positioning devices for optimal and safe positioning.

Would my child benefit?

We encourage you to visit with your family doctor or pediatrician regarding whether physical, occupational and/or speech therapy would be beneficial for your child.

With your doctor’s prescription, we can help your child while having fun at the same time.

 

 

 

402-223-7341

 

4800 Hospital Parkway
Beatrice, NE 68310

 

 

 

Physical Therapy

 

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