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Meet the Rehab Team

The Valley County Health System Rehabilitation Services team is made up of enthusiastic, compassionate, and knowledgeable therapists, technicians, and office personnel who are ready to help you following an injury or illness.
Learn more our therapists and therapy assistants below.

 

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Heidi Peterson, PT, DPT, and Rehab Services Manager

An Ord, Neb., native, Heidi completed her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and minor in coaching at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She attended graduate school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. And graduated from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Heidi has been employed as a therapist at VCHS since 2008 and has been the Rehab Department Manager since 2014. Heidi has attended continuing education courses on multiple topics, including aquatic therapy, muscle energy techniques, postural restoration,sports rehab for the treatment of the shoulder and knee, and kinesiotaping.  Heidi enjoys working in the Rehab Department at VCHS because she loves to see local people from the community receive the exceptional care they deserve.  She also loves working with the dynamic and caring group of therapists and support staff.


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Lindsey Oldaker, PT, DPT

Lindsey is from Albion, Neb., and attended Chadron State College through the Rural Health Occupations Program (RHOP). She went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2010. Lindsey enjoys seeing a variety of patients and ages but most recently has been continuing her education in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation specialties. Lindsey lives in Burwell, Neb., with her husband, Melvin, and two busy children, Damien and Katelynn. She loves working in a rural community and being able to personally get to know her patients while helping them get back to their daily lives without pain or limitations.


Becky Setlik

Becky Setlik, PT, DPT

Becky has worked as a VCHS physical therapist since 2006. She’s originally from Loup City, Neb., and currently sees patients full time at the VCHS Rehabilitation Center, Loup City. Becky’s educational journey included schooling at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln with their exercise science program and earning her Doctorate of Physical Therapy through the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in 2006. She has a special interest in the postural restoration treatment approach and became Postural Restoration Certified in 2012. Becky’s husband, Tim, co-manages a feedlot northeast of Loup City; they have 3 sons: Brogan, Treven, and Loklan. Her favorite part about working at VCHS is being able to serve the people of her hometown and working with a fun, energetic, and talented team of professionals and support staff.


Sara Smedra

Sara Smedra, PT, DPT

Sara was born and raised in Loup City, Neb., and following graduation attended Briar Cliff University for one year before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Kearney to complete her bachelor’s degree. I attended graduate school in Denver, Colorado at Sara earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colo., in May 2015. She currently lives just outside of Loup City with her husband, Bobby, and daughter, Brinley.


Erika White

Erika White, PT, DPT

Growing up near Cairo, Neb., Erika graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in exercise science and went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2011. She has had further training in kinesiotaping, sacroiliac dysfunction, shoulder impairments, postural restoration, and myofascial release techniques. Erika enjoys working at VCHS due to the great rehab team and diversity in the caseload.


Melissa Kokes

Melissa Kokes, PTA

Melissa is originally from Carroll, Neb., and graduated from Wayne High School. She graduated from Northeast Community College in 2011 with an Associate of Applied Science degree as a physical therapist assistant. Melissa enjoys enjoys using myofascial release techniques when treating patients, which she learned from a continuing education course. Melissa enjoys seeing the variety of patients at VCHS and working with the great staff.


Sabrina Naprstek

Sabrina Naprstek, PTA

Sabrina is a 2012 graduate of the physical therapist assistant program at Northeast Community College. She has worked in the acute care environment since graduation and returned to work at VCHS in May 2016. She has taken courses in lymphedema therapy, interdisciplinary stroke rehabilitation management, muscle energy techniques for the cervical spine, and kinesiology taping. Sabrina grew up in Chandler, Ari., and moved to Nebraska in 2006. She lives in Ord with her husband, Tylr, and their two sons, Isaac and Tyson. She enjoys working with her co-workers and patients in the VCHS Rehab Department. She loves to see her patients improve and get to know them personally.


Jamie Copsey

Jamie Copsey, OTR/L

Jamie is from nearby Taylor, Neb. She attended Doane College for her undergraduate education and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Jamie went on to earn her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of South Dakota. Jamie has completed continuing education courses specific to geriatrics and hand therapy. She and her husband, Dustin, who ranches near Burwell, Neb., have two young children, Dugan and Leah. Her favorite part about working at VCHS is the patients she is able to help and her coworkers.


Brenda Lansman

Brenda Lansman, OTR/L

A native of Ord., Neb., Brenda earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and went on to receive her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University.  Brenda is certified in physical agent modalities and has advanced training in hand therapy.  Brenda feels privileged to be able to serve her hometown community, saying, “There is nothing like being a part of a small town. I truly enjoy getting to work with familiar faces and having the opportunity to meet new people from the Ord and the surrounding community.”