Husker Rehab Occupational Therapist
Melissa Cromer, O.T.
Melissa Cromer has been employed by Husker Rehabilitation as an Occupational Therapist for the past 15 years and resides in Fairbury, NE with her husband, Greg Cromer and their three children.
Melissa grew up in the heartland of NE and Graduated from Grand Island Northwest. She attended Hastings College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychiobiology. Upon graduating from Hastings, Melissa was accepted into the Occupational Therapy Program at Washington University in St. Louis and completed her Master’s degree in 1993. Remaining in the St. Louis area for 2 years she was employed by a small hospital in Crystal City, MO and later worked in an outpatient clinic before moving back to Fairbury, NE. Currently she keeps busy working part time at both Fairborn and Beatrice locations of Husker Rehab and enjoys treating patients all ages geriatric to pediatric. Melissa’s main area of treatment is upper extremity pathology including shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger and pelvic floor therapy for men and women. During her free time she enjoys outdoor activities such as golfing, gardening, running and biking.
Physical Therapist, Director of Rehab Services
Greg Cromer, M.S.P.T.
Greg has been with Husker Rehab since its founding in 1995. He was raised in Utica, NE where he participated in sports and school extra-curricular activities.
It was in high school where he was introduced to PT after sustaining a back injury. Following high school he attended Hastings College where he participated in Football and majored in psychology and biology. Upon graduation from Hastings College with his Bachelor of Arts degree he was accepted into the Washington University Medical School program in Physical Therapy. In 1991 he graduated with his Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree and began his professional career at Jefferson County Rehabilitation and Sports Clinic in Crystal City, MO just outside of St. Louis. While at Jefferson County Rehab and Sports he was responsible for on-field medical coverage for 6 high schools. In addition to his duties at these high schools he was in the clinic seeing a full load of patients and supervising 2 PTAs. In 1995 Greg and his wife Melissa moved back to Fairbury NE and launched Husker Rehabilitation and Sports Clinic initially contracting all PT, OT and speech therapy services to the local hospital. In 1999 Greg and his partner Mike Zalman opened the first Lincoln clinic followed by the Beatrice location 2 years later. Over the next 20 years Ryan Wade was added as a partner, the Fairbury clinic moved to a location downtown and additional clinics were opened in Nebraska City and Lincoln.
Greg enjoys working with all ages and diagnoses utilizing several different manual treatment approaches. Emphasis of treatment is placed on diagnosing and treating postural faults and imbalances. He has been certified in dry needling, LSVT and Graston technique. His approach to treatment focuses on hands-on manual therapy, progression of therapeutic exercise and development of a home exercise program to allow his patients to progress as their individual condition allows.
Greg and his wife Melissa currently live south of Beatrice and have 3 grown children Kalee, Jensen and Alec. In Greg’s spare time he likes to golf, camp, fish and work in the yard.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in psycho-biology from Hastings College, Hastings, NE
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Washington University Medical School Program in Physical Therapy, St. Louis, MO
- Community involvement: Fairbury Teammates, Rotary Club of Fairbury, Fairbury Concert Association, Fairbury Area Girls Softball Association, Fairbury Chamber of Commerce, Fairbury Country Club, Beatrice Country Club
Amanda was born and raised in Fairbury Nebraska. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Amanda and her husband have been married for 16 years and together they have three sons, Daxton, Jace, and Wesley.
Amanda started PT with Greg in 2018 after she suffered a spinal cord injury from a car accident.
In January, of 2020, she was crowned Miss Wheelchair Nebraska. She is a peer mentor for
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. She started working at HR in October,
2021 as an Office Assistant.
Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, fishing with her boys, and
attending her sons sporting events.
Tiffany Knigge, PTA
Tiffany grew up on a dairy farm near Fairbury, NE and attended Tri County Public Schools. She participated in Cross Country, FFA, Speech, Swing Choir and Thespians.
After she completed her bachelor’s degree in education and human Sciences from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2017 she went on to receive her degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from SCC-Lincoln.
Tiffany is passionate about living and working in a rural setting and the feeling of community that it provides. Married for 3 years to Husband Dylan together they have a daughter. Life is busy living on a farm with 2 yellow labs, a horse, and a herd of cattle. Most of her time away from the clinic is spent enjoying outside activities including deer hunting.
With her love of running came an interest in Nutrition and over all wellbeing. Having a general love of people and helping others was a natural fit becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant.
In 1999 I graduated from Fairbury Jr. Sr. High. After graduating I stayed in Fairbury and started my 23-year career in property and casualty insurance. During this time my husband and I have been bless with two wonderful boys. Our boys enjoy participating in all sports. Our family stays busy with practices and games for baseball, soccer, golf, football, basketball, and wrestling. I also enjoy staying active in our church, where I enjoy teaching faith foundation to our youth and helping with our “children’s time” sermons. Community involvement is very important to our family. You can find us helping with concession stand, working the baseball fields, hosting wresting meets, and being board members for PTA, and Youth Tackle Football. When I have time at home I enjoy spending time with my boys, playing board games, reading, taking them for hikes, and working in the yard. I am very excited to start a new chapter with Husker Rehab. I am very eager to learn all things physical therapy!