A Lincoln native, Charissa, completed her undergraduate work with a Bachelors of Science in athletic training with a minor in Spanish at Nebraska Wesleyan. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Arizona. After physical therapy school, she returned to Lincoln to be closer to family.
Charissa has completed numerous continuing education courses in Postural Restoration, Kinesiotaping, mobilization of the cervical and thoracic spine, and is certified in Active Release Technique for the spine. Charissa is also a certified athletic trainer and uses this experience to assist patients in returning to a high level of play. She has many years of experience working with athletes of all levels, as well as the general population with spine, knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. Specialized treatment techniques include traditional therapies along with integrative dry needling, myofascial release, fascial release using cupping, and muscle energy techniques for joint mobilization.
Charissa is married and has three sons and one daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s sporting events, camping, and living an active lifestyle including running, completing half marathons, and weight lifting. She has used her love of running to coach Girls on the Run for many seasons.