2436 North 48th Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, Nebraska 68504
- Sunday: Closed Today
- Monday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed Today
University Place also houses Makovicka Physical Therapy’s Occupational Health Center, offering post-offer screening, work conditioning, injury care, and more.
Our University Place Team
Emma was born in Pella, Iowa, and grew up in Ames, Iowa, where she attended Ames High School. She was on the dance team, the cheer squad and was a featured baton twirler. Emma attended St. Ambrose University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and then earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She was on the St. Ambrose dance team and a two-time NAIA National Champion! Emma is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
PT, DPT, OCS
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.
Alexis was born and raised in Hastings, Nebraska. She attended Hastings Senior High School where she participated in tennis and marching band. Alexis would continue marching band at Kansas State University. Alexis received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from UNMC. She specializes in women’s health and is a member of APTA. In her free time, Alexis enjoys playing piano, bell choir, traveling, and photography.
OTD, OTR/L, CLT, CHT
Certified Hand Therapist
Megan attended the University of South Dakota where she earned a bachelor's degree in History and Psychology. She went on to earn her Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2006. She began her career as an occupational therapist in Custer, SD working in many areas of practice. In 2008, she moved to Columbus, NE. Here, she focused her skills on stroke, concussion, and hand therapies. She developed a passion for hand therapy and decided to pursue her Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) certification. She completed the qualifications and passed the board examination to become a CHT. This is a rigorous process that includes a minimum of 5 years of practice with 4000 hours of work dedicated to the treatment of the upper extremity and passing a board examination with a history of 50-65% pass rate. Megan rounded out the educational part of her resume when she returned to USD to work on her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy degree which she earned in 2017. Megan is passionate about advocating for the occupational therapy and hand therapy fields. She enjoys developing a work environment that focuses on strengthening the skills of the team. She also enjoys providing clinical guidance to future occupational therapists and occupational therapy students. Megan provides therapy to clients who have sustained traumatic, repetitive use, and work-related hand and arm injuries. She has worked with area hand surgeons in several cities around the eastern Nebraska region. Megan is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She also sits on the Leadership Board for the Nebraska Arthritis Foundation and volunteers for several fundraising events throughout the year. Outside of work, she spends her time with her husband Tom and three daughters Sutton, Morgan, and Brooklyn and two dogs Juno and Teeko. She enjoys attending sporting events, camping, boating, winter sports, and movie nights. Megan also enjoys exploring ways to be creative with scrapbooking, crafting, photography, and baking.
Taylor was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Niles West High School where she participated in cross country, track, basketball and softball. Taylor went on to participate in softball and rowing at Creighton University. Taylor received both her Bachelor of Arts in Lifestyle Management and a Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Creighton University. Outside of work Taylor enjoys running, reading and marvel movies.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Brett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, La Vista, where he attended Creighton Prep High School. At Creighton Prep, he was involved in concert band and lacrosse. He attended UNL and received his degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Brett then went to SouthEast Community College, where he received his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In Brett's free time, he likes to do boxing workouts, walk his dogs Korra and Kirby, and cheer for the Green Bay Packers!
Physical Therapist Assistant
Libby is from Decatur, Nebraska, and went to Lyons Decatur Northeast High School where she participated in volleyball, basketball, track, and FBLA. She then attended Southeast Community College, where she received her Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Libby is a member of APTA and enjoys playing with her nieces and nephews in her free time.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Bio coming soon!
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ashly was born in Norfolk, Nebraska and grew up in Broken Bow, Nebraska. She attended Broken Bow High School where she participated in Cheerleading. Ashly is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys puzzles and organizing.
Front Desk Specialist
Amy was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Amy went to the University of Nebraska Lincoln where she received her Bachelor of Science in Education. She went on to get her MA in Historical Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University. Amy is a retired teacher of 31 years. She is the proud grandma of three and enjoys running and scrapbooking in her free time.