Watson Selected for Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award
Congratulations to Lauren Watson, PT, DPT, OCS, Director of Operations, for being selected to receive the Midlands Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award! This highly competitive award is based not only on being a leader in the industry but also on being actively involved in the community. Lauren recognizes the need for the field of. . .
Community Impact in Cass County
Makovicka Physical Therapy proudly supports our communities each year through sponsorships, donations, staff involvement, event participation, and even cleaning up trash. It’s part of our corporate culture, and we embrace the opportunity to partner with our neighbors and friends to make a positive impact for our neighbors and friends. The attached infographic gives a visual. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Collecting Diapers to Make Holidays Brighter
Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics are collecting diapers for the holidays as part of the Makovicka Cares! program. All sizes of diapers are needed, especially sizes four, five, and six. Diapers may be dropped off at any Makovicka location Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. We are accepting donations until Friday, December 2nd.. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Wins First Place in Best of Omaha Contest
Makovicka Physical Therapy is part of the 3% of Omaha businesses privileged to use the Best of Omaha logo! Since 2012, Makovicka Physical Therapy has been in the top 3 winners in the Best of Omaha contest for physical therapy providers. In three of the years, including 2021 and 2022, Makovicka Physical Therapy was voted. . .
Chris Cameron PT, DPT Receives National Safety Council Award
Chris Cameron, PT, DPT, is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, and one of an elite group of professionals to receive the 2022 National Safety Council (NSC) Rising Stars of Safety Award. Cameron directs Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Occupational Health program, with centers in Lincoln and Omaha. . . .
Diaper Drive Exceeds Expectations. Again.
The need is real. According to the Diaper Bank Network, children in low-income families are at the greatest risk of suffering the effects of diaper need because many families can’t afford diapers. Current public support programs help some, but young children have additional needs necessary to build a strong foundation for healthy growth and to. . .
Makovicka Teams Connect in Many Ways with Saint Roberts Parish
Makovicka Physical Therapy partnered with the Saint Roberts Bellarmine parish to help in many different ways. During COVID staff helped clean the church and Mainelli Center as well as helping in the church office. The staff has made presentations to Circle groups and the staff of the Early Learning Center. Makovicka Physical Therapy sponsored and. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Clinics Collecting Diapers for the Holidays
The need is real; families need diapers. All nineteen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics are collecting diapers for the holidays as part of the Makovicka Cares! program. All size diapers are needed but sizes 4, 5, and 6 are needed the most. Diapers may be dropped off at any of the Makovicka clinics between 7 a.m. and. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Wins Best of Omaha Physical Therapy Category
Makovicka Physical Therapy won first place in the annual Best of Omaha campaign for 2022. The announcement was made at the Best of Omaha Soiree held on Thursday, October 28th at the downtown Omaha Design Center. A team from Makovicka Physical Therapy’s corporate office was in attendance at the announcement. Best of Omaha is. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Partners with Keep Cass County Beautiful.
For the second time in the past four months, Makovicka Physical Therapy staff partnered with Keep Cass County Beautiful. The group of five employees, including staff from the Makovicka PT corporate office and the Plattsmouth clinic, spent a few hours picking up trash in their ‘Adopt-a-Spot’ which runs from Oak Hills Road to 1st Avenue (west of Hwy 75), near their Plattsmouth clinic. Keep Cass County Beautiful’s mission is to inspire. . .
Makovicka Team Helps Gretna Arbor Foundation Plant Trees
Thanks to the Free Trees for Fall Planting program, an effort of the Nebraska Forest Service, and the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the Gretna Arbor Foundation received trees to plant in Leo Royal Park on Saturday, October 2nd. A team of volunteers from various Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics helped the Gretna Arbor Foundation plant the trees.. . .
Agency for Change Podcast featuring Joel Makovicka
Welcome to Agency For Change, a podcast from KidGlov that brings you the stories of changemakers who are actively working to improve our communities. In every episode, we’ll meet with people who are making a lasting impact in the places we call home. Welcome to another episode of the Agency For Change podcast. Now speaking. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy wins 1st place for Omaha’s Choice Awards!
Earlier this year, thousands of online readers voted in 190 categories in the Omaha’s World Herald’s sixth annual Omaha’s Choice Awards. Makovicka Physical Therapy was chosen Omaha’s First Choice for Physical Therapy provider in the Omaha’s Choice Awards. Makovicka Physical Therapy focuses on being leaders in their profession, being locally owned and operated by. . .
Makovicka Plattsmouth Staff Assists Plattsmouth Elementary School PTO
Locally owned and operated, Makovicka Physical Therapy staff are involved in their clinic’s communities. In Plattsmouth, Makovicka PT staff spent a few hours over their lunchtime during the week getting student bags of goodies stuffed, organized, and ready for the Plattsmouth Elementary School PTO’s giveaway. With 480 students and many staff members, the piles of. . .
Exceeding All Expectations, Makovicka Collects 31,104 Diapers
We were thrilled last winter when our staff, patients, and owners donated 13,877 diapers in 2019. Fast forward to 2020, and we MORE than doubled the number of diapers collected and distributed! We are overwhelmed with the generosity and support shown by all involved, particularly in a year as challenging as we’ve had. The. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Making the Holidays Brighter
All nineteen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics are collecting diapers for the holidays as part of the Makovicka Cares! program. All size diapers are needed but sizes 4, 5, and 6 are needed the most. Diapers may be dropped off at any of the Makovicka clinics between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. The drive kicks off. . .
Wahoo Clinic Staff Involved in Many Community Projects
Commitment to community is one of Makovicka Physical Therapy’s values pillar to serve as a vehicle to engage employees around community issues and provide an opportunity to contribute, support, and participate in meaningful ways. The company requires all full-time professional staff to participate in two community projects each year, however, the team routinely goes above. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Receives 2020 Lincoln Choice Award
The voting was completed many weeks ago, and the tallies are in. Makovicka Physical Therapy is proud to receive a 2020 Lincoln Choice Award as the Runner Up in the physical therapy category. “This is a reflection of the great, hardworking staff we have at our 4 Lincoln metro locations”, said Kathy Byrnes, Director of. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Donates 13,877 Diapers
All seventeen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics collected diapers for the holidays as part of the Makovicka Cares! program and a total of 13,877 diapers were donated. The eleven Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics located in Douglas, Sarpy, and Cass counties participated in the 17th annual Channel 94.1 Diaper Drive. The 11,446 diapers collected at Makovicka Physical. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Clinics Collecting Diapers for the Holidays
All seventeen Makovicka Physical Therapy clinics will be collecting diapers for the holidays as part of the Makovicka Cares! program. Diapers are needed in all sizes, but size 4, 5, and 6 are needed the most. Diapers may be dropped off at any of the Makovicka clinics between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through. . .
Makovicka Cares! Donation to Ironhawk Juniors Triathalon Club
Our employee-driven Makovicka Cares! program is proud to support the Ironhawk Juniors Triathlon Club. On August 1st, Chief Operating Officer, Josh Richling and Director of Practice Management, Lauren Watson attended the weekly training session to present a $500 check. In addition, Makovicka Physical Therapy was a Programming Sponsor and provided athletic trainers each week during. . .
Concierge Bike Fit Partnership
Makovicka Physical Therapy recently partnered with Bike Masters Cycling to offer a Concierge Bike Fit service not found anywhere in the metro Omaha or Lincoln area. The closest comparable bike fit is in Des Moines. Bike Masters Cycling moved its shop in mid-April from 132nd & Fort to 210 Cumberland Drive in Elkhorn. Concierge Bike. . .
Makovicka Cares! Holiday Support to Community Action Partnership
The photo doesn’t begin to show the massive amount of soap, diapers, shampoo, conditioner, and more to the Community Action Partnership facility in west downtown Lincoln today. The Community Action staff was over the moon with the many boxes we carted in. In addition to that, we gave a $650 donation to the agency! The. . .
$500 Donation to Wounded Warrior Family Support Agency
Makovicka Cares! We are proud to share our recent $500 donation to the Wounded Warrior Family Support agency. Pictured here from Wounded Warrior Family Support: Martin Duarte, Program Director, Kevin Sander, Development Director, and Colonel John Folsom, with Candi Palik and Kathy Byrnes from Makovicka Physical Therapy. About Wounded Warrior Family Support: Our mission is. . .
Grief’s Journey Recipient of Makovicka Cares! Donation
The recipient of the first Makovicka Cares! philanthropy program was Grief’s Journey. Featured here is Bre Thompson and Makovicka employee Angie Hanson, who made the nomination. Grief’s Journey was formerly known as Teddy Bear Hollow, and their vision is that “no one as to grieve alone”. Their commitment is to strive to grow and understand. . .
Makovicka Cares! Philanthropy Program Formalized
Makovicka Physical Therapy Marketing and Community Engagement staff formalized a philanthropy program to engage employees more deeply in the communities where our clinics are located. Makovicka Cares! is an employee-driven and supported program. Each Friday, staff are welcome to wear jeans in the clinic and pay $5 for the privilege. The funds grow to $500,. . .
Our Partnership with Creighton University
Makovicka Physical Therapy is a proud clinic partner of the Creighton University Orthopedic Physical Therapy program, providing a year long, post-professional clinical residency experience in the specialty area of orthopedic physical therapy. The experience includes clinical practice and mentoring, and is equally as valuable to the resident as it is to our company. “This program. . .
Makovicka Physical Therapy Partnering with Hy-Vee Dieticians
Makovicka Physical Therapy Partnering with Hy-Vee Dietitians Omaha, NE—To ensure that physical therapy patients receive an optimal diet regimen that can assist in faster healing and recovery from injuries, Makovicka Physical Therapy has formed a partnership with Hy-Vee and their extensive nutrition program. This marks the latest in Makovicka’s mission to provide progressive, full-service physical. . .
Health Care Contracting and Negotiation: What does this mean to the consumer?
Natalie Harms, PT, MPT, DPT, GCS There has been much press lately regarding the lack of resolution between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska and Alegent Creighton Health (now called CHI Health) or UniNet Healthcare Network (the contracting agent for Alegent Creighton Health, now CHI Health). The current challenge is that Blue Cross Blue Shield. . .