Pain Symposium 2015


Thanks to everyone who attended our Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium in August!  Look for information starting in May 2016 for next year’s event!

8th Annual Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium

Husker Rehabilitation and Wellness is excited to announce registration is now open for the 8th Annual Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium!

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Location: Concordia University

Lincoln Campus

570 Fallbrook Blvd.

Lincoln, NE


Speakers this year include:

Gena Foster, APRN

David Diamant, MD

Ruth VanGerpen, MS, RN-BC, APRN-CNS, AOCNS

Michelle Spicka, DPT

Leon Hansmeier, DC

Ryan Wade, PT

Register today by clicking HERE!

(Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the sign up page and click the box titled “sign up” then click “submit and sign up”)


Contact Patty or Michelle at 402-477-3110 with any questions!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Can just learning more improve your symptoms?


A recent study published in the Journal of Urology (Urology 84:321-326, 2014) found that patients with moderate to severe interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) had significant improvement after receiving only advice and support.

This study was actually first initiated to examine the effect of a certain medication on interstitial cystitis but found that 50% of the placebo patients had over 50% improvement.  The “placebo effect” was attributed to the education and support patients received regarding their diagnosis.  So, in other words, just by finding out accurate information about their disease process (and making some simple lifestyle changes), patients improved over 50%!


This study highlights the importance of accurate education and a “Standard Advice Checklist” was created to include:

1. Validate to the patient that they have IC/BPS

2. Explain IC/BPS is a chronic disease requiring long-term health care plan

3. Encouraged water hydration

4. Recommend a bowel program

5. Explain dietary restrictions

6. Discuss sexual therapy

7. Explain stress reduction

8. Discuss support resources

If you have been diagnosed with IC/BPS, don’t hesitate to ask your health care practitioner about questions you may have.  Here at Husker Rehabilitation, we may not immediately know all the answers to your questions but we will work to research information and, if needed, refer you to someone who CAN answer your questions!

The more you know the better (and NOW that has been proven through research)!

Pelvic Physical Therapy

This is a wonderful blog post about what Pelvic Physical Therapy is and who might benefit from this specialized treatment (written by Tracy Sher who is a Pelvic Physical Therapist in Florida)!

What Is Pelvic Physical Therapy

These services are offered at Husker Rehabilitation in our North Lincoln office.

Fairbury Grand Opening Celebration

Please join Husker Rehabilitation and Wellness, PC in celebrating the opening of our new location in

Fairbury, NE


December 7, 2013

11am to 4pm

504 E Street

Fairbury, NE

This will be a great opportunity to see our NEW facility and meet our staff while enjoying good company, drinks and food!

Prize drawings every 30 minutes!

Introducing our new Fairbury, NE location!

Husker Rehabilitation and Wellness, PC is happy to announce our new location in Fairbury, NE!

Greg Cromer, PT will be serving the Fairbury area conveniently at 504 “E” Street in downtown Fairbury.

Call 402-729-2639 to schedule an appointment to see Greg!

6th Annual Pain Symposium

The Multidisciplinary Pain Symposium’s goal is to increase knowledge in the treatment of pain and examine the role of multiple different disciplines in care of complex chronic pain patients.  This year’s event will be August 20th from 8:30 to 3:30.  For more details or to register for the event, please follow this link:


We have all seen that crazy AFLAC duck over the years on commercials.  He was injured a few months ago and is currently undergoing physical therapy.  Check out his progress here:


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“Fit After 50”: A Campaign to Increase Health & Wellness in Adults 50 and Older

The American Physical Therapy Association is pleased to announce ‘Fit After 50’ from Move Forward. ‘Fit After 50’ seeks to highlight the importance of staying fit and active for those 50 years old and older. The campaign will begin October 1st in conjunction with Physical Therapy Month. For 50 days the APTA will highlight a daily program on their website for adults to get in shape and stay fit. In addition to ‘50 Ways in 50 Days’ from October 1st through November 19th, the APTA will host a Member Challenge as well as giving special attention to the Fittest Baby Boomer Cities for the next year. The goal of this campaign is to education those who are 50 and older about the importance of staying fit, active, and mobile to remain healthy and prevent the likelihood of injury.


“Fit After 50” will highlight the important role of physical therapists in the wellness of people 50 and older. As physical therapy specialists, we are specifically qualified to help Baby Boomers and over-50 adults maintain an active lifestyle and help prevent injury. We want to teach and train this group about staying fit and active as they age.


We are dedicated to working closely with our patients to provide personal rehabilitation and treatment to get people moving again. We focus on holistic and traditional remedies to treat the entire body for a healthy, active, and long-lasting life. After initial treatment, we emphasize teaching patients how to maintain their newfound health and establish good habits at home so pain is less likely to be a problem later in life. We offer our services at four clinics in three Nebraska cities, serving physicians and patients with customized and intensive rehabilitation, wellness, and preventive care therapies.


For more information, tips, and ideas on how to lead a healthy lifestyle, visit