Connie grew up on a farm between Lindsay and Humphrey, Nebraska. She attended the College of Saint Mary in Omaha and was pursuing a double major in biology and chemistry, and a minor in psychology when she was accepted to the physical therapy program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Connie received her Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She graduated with honors and received the Mary McMillan national award for excellence in physical therapy studies. Connie was 1 of 25 in the United States to receive this prestigious award. Connie originally worked for 6 years in a facility that exposed her and gave her experience in multiple areas of patient care which included post-surgical rehabilitation including foot and ankle, knee, hip, spine, and shoulder with an emphasis in total joint rehabilitation.
Connie is best known for her spinal rehabilitation including disc derangement, facet dysfunction and sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction. Connie’s success in treating patients can be attributed to her ability to evaluate movement dysfunction, soft tissue dysfunction, and biomechanical imbalances. Connie has an overabundance of experience with multiple treatment diagnoses and treatment techniques. Connie uses applied science and biomechanical theories along with integrative treatment techniques to treat patients successfully. Treatment techniques include traditional therapies along with postural restoration, integrative dry needling, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, soft tissue remodeling using gua sha tools, postural taping, kinesiology taping, and soft tissue mobilization using cupping techniques. Connie has a team of colleagues provide a wide variety of training techniques that can be used in co-treating. Many of Connie’s patients get a team approach in order to provide multiple treatment techniques to further progress the recovery of her patients.