Creighton Pediatric Therapy

EMPOWERING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES TO OVERCOME AND ACHIEVE.

At  Creighton Pediatric Therapy, our team of occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech therapists is dedicated to providing unparalleled patient care in the Jesuit tradition of community, service and care for the whole person.

We work together with families in an inviting and friendly clinical setting to develop individualized treatment plans that go beyond quality care. We strive to build personal relationships with everyone we serve.

 Creighton Pediatric Therapy

We are proud to serve as a premier community partner with the Pediatric Occupational Therapy Residency and Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Programs at Creighton University. Through these programs, we strengthen clinical expertise in pediatric therapy and improve the therapy experience for children and their families.

How to Find Us

Our address is 17055 Frances Street, Suite 103, Omaha, NE 68130.

We are located just northwest of 168th and Center in the Lakeside area. From the intersection of 168th and Center, go a few blocks north on 168th and turn left (west) at the Frances Street stoplight.

Please enter through the south (main entrance). Families with special mobility needs should use the accessible entrance on the west side of the building.

Pediatric Therapy Map

In addition to individual therapy sessions, we offer coordinated sessions with multiple services, including small-group camps and programming and informational sessions on selected topics of interest.

In our child and family friendly clinical space, we strive to provide a personal touch through the entire therapy experience. We welcome feedback from families to continually enhance our programming and services.

Creighton Pediatric Therapy

Creighton Pediatric Therapy

Mission & Goals

Our Mission

Creighton Pediatric Therapy will be a center of excellence in occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy for clinical services, research and education.

Our Goals

  • Provide high quality, evidence-based, family-centered care
  • Educate and support parents of children with special needs through training opportunities at the clinic and within the community
  • Provide a comprehensive health care program to the community focusing on improving wellness, enhancing quality of life, empowering families and bringing hope
  • Contribute to the body of evidence through clinical research
  • Serve as a resource, training and diagnostic center for sensory integration services
  • Serve as a resource, training and diagnostic center for feeding and swallowing services

Join Our Team

We welcome applications for the following positions:

1. Physical Therapist - Please see the position description and application documents.

2. PRN Speech Pathologist – Please see position description and application documents

Meet our team

Kelly NelsonKelly Nelson, PT, DPT, PCS, CWS
Clinic Director, Physical Therapist, and Director, Pediatric PT Residency Program

Kelly has been a board-certified specialist in pediatric physical therapy since 2002. Her patients have ranged in age from premature infants to young adults in schools, hospitals, and outpatient clinics over the last 16 years. Kelly is a credentialed clinical instructor whose passion is to encourage student and resident development and by doing so,  foster optimum care for children and their families. Another area of interest for Kelly is wound management for children who have sustained traumatic, surgical, and infectious wounds; she obtained her wound management specialty certification in 2014. She teaches coursework in the entry level PT program at Creighton within the pediatric curricular thread and in integumentary content.

Lisa JordanLisa Jordan, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist, Coordinator of the Feeding and Swallowing Program and Mentor, Pediatric OT Residency Program

Lisa is an occupational therapist with 19 years of experience specializing in pediatric feeding and swallowing diagnostics and intervention. She has worked in pediatric inpatient units treating medically fragile infants; in outpatient programs; and with multidisciplinary physicians to treat the child effectively. She has advanced clinical training and extensive experience with instrumental evaluations including videofluroscopic swallow studies and flexible endoscopic evaluations.  She is also certified in pediatric VitalStim Therapy.

Marisa SevickMarisa Sevick, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Marisa graduated from Washington University’s Doctor of Occupational Therapy program in December of 2013. Marisa has always enjoyed working with children of all ages. Shadowing at a pediatric therapy clinic and volunteering at weekend respites for children with disabilities, in college, ignited her passion for wanting to be a pediatric occupational therapist! Marisa is looking forward to spending her time during this residency advancing her clinical practice skills with the pediatric population in many specialty areas.

Jennifer CordesJennifer Cordes, OTR/L
PRN Occupational Therapist

Jen Cordes is an Occupational Therapist who grew up in Omaha. She graduated from Creighton University and has over 20 years experience. Pediatrics has always been a special interest for Jen and  over the years she has enjoyed working with children of all ages and abilities.  She has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings to include: clinics, schools, and home based programs. Jen is looking forward to getting to know your child and family  and working together to maximize learning, development, independence, and health.

Jennifer GlazerJennifer Glazer, MA, OTR/L
PRN Occupational Therapist

Jennifer is an occupational therapist with over 15 years experience serving children in the schools and early intervention programs. Jennifer is level 1 certified in the Handwriting Without Tears assessment and intervention and has extensive experience with bringing fine motor and sensory input strategies to the classroom. Jennifer works part time as a lab assistant in Creighton’s OTD program. Jennifer is also certified in teaching kids yoga and is passionate
about incorporating yoga therapy into her practice.

Stacy WongStacy Wong, PT, DPT, PCS
Physical Therapist, Coordinator of the Aquatics Program, Mentor, Pediatric PT Residency Program, and Center Coordinator of Clinical Education

Stacy is a 2010 graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Creighton University, and she earned her pediatric specialty board certification in 2014. Stacy has been working in the outpatient pediatric setting for the past 5 years, and has experience working with individuals of all ages ranging from premature infants to adults with developmental disabilities.  In addition to pediatrics, Stacy has experience and training in aquatic therapy techniques to facilitate desired functional outcomes. Besides her passion for working with children, Stacy also has a passion for student and resident education.  Stacy is a certified clinical instructor and mentor in Creighton University’s Pediatric Residency Program, and enjoys being able to share her knowledge and learn from the collaborative nature of student/resident education.

Kayce MarshKayce Marsh, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Kayce received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Since receiving her DPT degree in 2010, she has gained pediatric experience in outpatient, home and school settings in Omaha and surrounding areas. She has worked with patients of all ages, but holds a strong interest in therapeutic intervention for infants and toddlers. Kayce is dedicated to helping children improve their functional abilities and overall quality of life through achievement of gross motor skills, with a focus on walking and early developmental tasks. She has completed additional training on infant handling, torticollis treatment, the application of Neuro-Developmental Treatment strategies, and the use of play in pediatric therapy.

Kristina PeterkinKristina (“Tina”) Peterkin, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Kristina has over 18 years of experience in pediatric speech language therapy. She had her Certificate of Clinical Competence conferred by The American Speech Language Hearing Association in 1996.  Kristina has worked in a variety of settings including private clinics, schools, and early childhood programs. She has worked professionally with children with Developmental Delays, Autism, Articulation/ Phonology Disorders, and Fluency Disorders. Kristina has presented in Nebraska and Iowa regarding the use of sign language to enhance language development. Kristina is dedicated to providing speech language therapy that fits each child and their family’s specific needs.

Lori Davis RussellLori Davis Russell, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Lori Davis Russell has been a speech/language pathologist for over 23 years in the public schools.  Twelve of those years have been primarily working with children in her favorite age group:  those who are not yet of school age.  She has also worked in rehabilitation settings and preschools secondary to her primary school-based positions thereby giving her a wide range of experiences.  Lori is strongly interested in aiding children to achieve competency as communicators, which can only happen when she partners with their caretakers.

Amanda Aksamit, MS, CCC-SLP

Amanda Aksamit, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Amanda graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Amanda  has worked extensively with children with autism, expressive/receptive language impairments, and articulation/phonology disorders.  Amanda’s passion is to help children communicate with peers and adults.  Her areas of interest include social language, augmentative  and alternative communication, assistive technology, and language-based literacy deficits.  Amanda finds family collaboration instrumental when helping children work toward their communication goals. 

Elizabeth Camp, MS, CCC-SLP

Elizabeth Camp, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders in 2008. Since that time, she has worked with children of all ages and abilities. Elizabeth has worked with children in outpatient  clinics, schools, and hospitals. She has a passion for working with children and their families to help children become functional communicators. She has experience working with children with receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, articulation/phonological  disorders, dysphagia, autism, developmental delays, and fluency disorders. 

Lisamarie HugoLisamarie Hugo, CPPM
Clinic Manager

Lisamarie has worked in the healthcare profession for 15 years and was recruited in January 2012 to help open Creighton Pediatric Therapy.  As clinic manager, she is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the clinic.  With her professional strengths in medical billing, collections and healthcare management coupled with her dedication to providing excellent customer service, she is part of a healthcare team that prides itself on providing excellent quality of care and improving the lives of patients and their families.  In addition to a variety of administrative and caretaker roles in healthcare, Lisamarie has been a certified medical billing and healthcare collection specialist, patient accounts director and is actively pursuing a degree in health administration and policy from Creighton University.  She is a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).  Lisamarie is delighted to be part of an organization that prides itself on strong values, education, community support and being an expert resource for parents.

Rebecca SmithBecky Smith
Clinic Support Specialist
Becky has an associates of applied science degree in business administration and has worked in the healthcare profession for 7 years.  Becky is dedicated to providing excellent customer service for  patients and their families, and her passion comes from wanting to make a positive impact on their lives.  Becky’s favorite part of working for Creighton Pediatric Therapy is watching the children thrive.  Becky is very happy to be working for Creighton University,  an organization with the values, education, and commitment to the community that are so important to her.
Erin RhodesErin Rhodes
Clinic Support Specialist
Erin is the newest member of our team in the role as Clinic Support Specialist.  Erin has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health.  She has worked  in pediatrics for 15 years and healthcare for 10 years.  Erin is excited to join the Creighton community and to work with the pediatric population.

Lily LehtoLily Lehto
Student Clinic Technician

Lily is one our newest student clinic technicians at Creighton Pediatric Therapy.  She is currently in her junior year at Creighton University and a double major in marketing and exercise science.  She has plans to attend physical therapy school after graduation with interests in pediatric and inpatient therapies.  When Lily is not working or studying for classes, she enjoys yoga and running.

Allison WhiteAllison White
Student Clinic Technician

Allison is one of our newest student clinic technicians at Creighton Pediatric Therapy.  She graduated from Drake University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology, and is currently a student in Creighton University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  Allison’s time volunteering with the Children’s Cancer Connection and Blank Children’s Hospital has fueled her passion for helping children succeed and thrive, and is extremely excited for this opportunity at CPT to combine her enthusiasms for physical therapy and children.  Upon graduation, Allison aspires to take her passion and knowledge to become a board certified Pediatric Care Specialist.  Outside of physical therapy school and CPT, Allison enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her newly-certified therapy dog!

Parent Testimonials

  1. I was so impressed with the progress my child was making in feeding therapy that I decided to start him in OT, speech, and PT here as well. All of the therapists are very patient with my child and adapt their teaching strategies to his developmental level. It has also taught me a great deal and has given me tools to work with him at home (Katina).
  2. Stacy is amazing with my child. I appreciate all that she does! (Mikki).
  3. Lisa is wonderful. She listens to us and addresses our concerns. Her practical suggestions for home have helped improve our son’s growth and development. My son loves to see her! We have tried other clinics/providers and she is the only one he connects with (Sara).
  4. Everyone is courteous and friendly. We love the new space! (Megan).
  5. Kaity has been wonderful with my child. I appreciate the way she interacts and works with her and feel that now her physical strength and abilities have improved, along with her confidence. We will both miss Kaity! (Jaime about our previous pediatric PT resident).
  6. Kelly is amazing. I was pleased and very impressed (Christina).
  7. Stacy and Kaity are so great to work with. I always appreciate the conversations we have (Jennifer).
  8. We had an exceptional experience with Kelly. She was personal and attentive and truly cared! (Lindsay).