South side of Center St. at 63rd in the Aksarben Place shopping center.
Aksarben clinic also houses Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Occupational Health Center, offering post-offer screening, work conditioning, injury care, and more.
Our Aksarben Team
Collin was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, and was raised in the town of Wall Lake. He attended East Sac County High School and played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He attended Morningside College in Sioux City, earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology and playing basketball. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Iowa. Collin is a member of the APTA and the NPTA (Nebraska Physical Therapy Association) and is certified in level 2 Dry Needling through EIM.
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Director of Occupational Health
Chris was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. He attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, graduating with honors. He then moved to Omaha, Nebraska to attend Creighton University where he graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Chris is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) with extensive experience in treating foot and ankle injuries, and is a Level 2 Functional Dry Needling specialist. He directs Makovicka Physical Therapy’s expanded occupational health program in Lincoln and Omaha and is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE's). Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA). He is currently serving on the Steering Committee for the Better Business Bureau Integrity Award Review Committee in Lincoln. Chris was recently nominated to the Workers Compensation Association of Nebraska Board of Directors.
Brooke was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, where she attended Southeast Polk High School. At South Polk, she played softball, basketball, and volleyball. Brooke received her Bachelors of Science at Briar Cliff University, where she played softball. Brooke then furthered her education at the University of Saint Mary, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Brooke is a member of APTA. In Brooke's free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends at the lake, work out, and watch Chiefs Football!
Physical Therapist Assistant
Abbey was born and raised in Ewing, Nebraska where she attended Ewing High School. After graduating high school, she went on and received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Health Science at the University of Nebraska-Kearney; she also was on the volleyball team during her time at UNK. She then moved to Omaha and attended Clarkson College where she earned her Associates Degree of Physical Therapist Assistant.
Occupational Health Coordinator
Trey was born in Crete, Nebraska, and raised in Nebraska City. He attended Nebraska City Public High School where he played football, basketball and was a member of the track team. Trey attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomechanics. Trey came to Makovicka Physical Therapy and worked as a Tech. He worked closely with the Labor Force Ready Occupational Health Program and was recently promoted to Occupational Health Coordinator.
Front Desk Specialist
Vanesa grew up in Los Angeles, California. She then moved to Omaha and went to Omaha Bryan High school, where she participated in soccer and tennis. Vanesa went to Metropolitan Community College and Iowa Western Community College. Vanesa's hobbies include horseback riding, traveling, shopping, and offroading in a Jeep!