Employee Spotlight - Jodi Reerink, PT, PRC

Jodi began her career at Specialized Physical Therapy in March, 2012.  She has been practicing physical therapy for 28 years. During her extensive career, she has had the opportunity to work in a diverse variety of clinical settings including neurological rehabilitation with emphasis on brain injury rehab, large acute care hospital and skilled nursing facilities, intensive care, school systems, nursing and physical therapy education, small community hospital, work hardening clinic, and extensive experience in outpatient physical therapy. 

Ms. Reerink earned her physical therapy degree in 1986 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.  Striving for ongoing growth and clinical distinction, Jodi completed the Postural Restoration Certification (PRC) process in 2010 from the Postural Restoration Institute.  She is one of only about 120 practitioners of this specialty in the United States and the only female in the city of Omaha to carry this distinction.

Passionate about education, she has created effective training and educational programs for on-site staff and within the community at businesses, schools, universities and seminars.  She has served past appointments as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Physical Therapy Education, Omaha, NE and the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, College of Biological Sciences, Des Moines, IA.  She has also guest taught courses at Clarkson School of Nursing.

Jodi is energetic and enjoys the challenges of treating the complex pain patterns of the neck, shoulders, back, ribcage, hips, knees and pelvic floor as well as unraveling the diverse intricacies of multiple-diagnosis orthopedic patients by influencing the associated postural asymmetries and compensatory patterns that develop throughout our lives.  She is passionate about providing clinical excellence and compassion during the care of her patients. 

Jodi has been married to her high school sweetheart for 27 years and has two grown sons. Her oldest son serves in the United States Air Force and her youngest is attending college with a goal to attend medical school.  Her family and her faith are very important to her and occupy most of her free time. She and her husband enjoy camping, travelling, gardening, softball, and spending time with friends and family. Working at Specialized Physical Therapy has been one of the greatest privileges in Jodi’s career and she looks forward to serving the people of Omaha and the surrounding communities for many years to come. 

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