Wahoo

559 W. 15th Street
Wahoo, Nebraska  68066

402-443-4555

402-443-4554

West 15th & North Locust

Our Wahoo Team

Mike Spicka

PT, DPT, OCS

Clinic Director
Physical Therapist

Mike Spicka


Mike grew up in Wahoo, NE and is a graduate of Bishop Neumann High School. He went on to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and received his degree in Exercise Science. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. He enjoys treating patients of all ages and a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. Mike is Level 1 certified for dry needling through KinetaCore. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy and Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. Mike lives in Wahoo where he enjoys golfing, and spending time with his wife and children.

Leah Emerson

PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Leah Emerson


Leah was born in Beatrice, Nebraska and grew up in Franklin. She attended Franklin High School where she played volleyball, basketball, and ran track. She has a Bachelors of Health Science from University of Nebraska at Kearney, and she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Leah has 4 children, and is married to Erik.

Cory Sylliaasen

PT, DPT

Vice President of Operations

Cory Sylliaasen


Cory originally hails from the great state of South Dakota. He was raised in Irene and attended Mount Marty College where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology/Chemistry. He went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Since then Cory, has practiced outpatient orthopedics, home health, inpatient and skilled nursing physical therapy. He has worked exclusively in the outpatient orthopedic setting since 2001 with an emphasis in sports medicine. Cory has been trained in Postural Restoration and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. He lives in Wahoo, Nebraska and volunteers in numerous community organizations.

Shane Meyers

PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Shane Meyers


Shane was born and raised in Ashland, Nebraska where he attended Ashland-Greenwood High School. He attended Clarkson College and obtained his Associates of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Shane is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. His clinical interests are orthopedics and sports related injuries, especially football. Shane currently lives in Brainard, Nebraska, and joined the Makovicka/Sylliaasen team in February 2014.

Jennifer Sabatka

PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Jennifer Sabatka


Jennifer was born and raised in Syracuse, Nebraska. After graduating from high school, she attended Briar Cliff University, in Sioux City, Iowa, where she was a member of the softball team. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Health, Physical Education and Recreation and minor in Human Resource Management. Jennifer then moved to Omaha, Nebraska where she attended Methodist College and obtained her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Jen is a member of both the APTA and the NPTA.

Kendra Simons

PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kendra Simons


Kendra was raised in Yutan, Nebraska and graduated from Yutan Public Schools. She then attended Northwest Missouri State in Maryville, Missouri, before attending Nebraska Methodist College in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated with an Associates of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant with honors and was initiated into the Educated Citizen Honor Society at Nebraska Methodist College. Kendra is certified in Graston Technique and is interested and experienced in orthopedic and geriatric care. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. Kendra became a member of the Makovicka-Sylliaasen Physical Therapy team in 2012.

Wendy Mach

ATC, LAT

Athletic Trainer

Wendy Mach


Wendy was born and raised in Prague, Nebraska and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School in Wahoo, Nebraska. After graduation she moved to Vermillion, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota and played softball. After suffering a career ending injury she moved to Lincoln, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she obtained an Athletic Training degree as well as had the opportunity to work with the Husker volleyball and football teams while working as the head athletic training student. She is a current member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, and certified in Sportsmetrics through the Cincinnati Sports Medicine Research and Education Foundation.

Beth C.

Front Desk Representative

Beth C.


Beth grew up in Prague, NE and attended Prague High School. She attended Northeast Community College. Beth has been with Makovicka since July of 2013, and she says it seems like yesterday! She says the staff gets along very well in Wahoo, and they have fun, but they work very hard and keep focus on their patients. Beth is married to Bryce, and has 4 children she is proud of. As a matter of fact, when she is not working, she's in the gym watching one of her boys play or coaching. She has a young grandson she's also proud of, but she's quick to remind us that she is NOT a grandma...she's Gaga (like lady Gaga).