Makovicka and MD West ONE Healthcare Partners of Pickleball Omaha

The Makovicka Difference

We are leaders in our profession, locally owned and operated by physical therapists who forge relationships with patients, and advocate for their care. All of our clinics have board-certified specialists on staff, meaning you get the highest level of care to maximize your recovery, and get you back to your game. We will listen, evaluate your symptoms, and create a personalized physical therapy program to meet your needs and improve your function, strength, and mobility.


Pickleball Omaha has named Makovicka Physical Therapy and MD West ONE the official Champion Sponsor Healthcare Partners. This partnership will allow Pickleball Omaha’s members direct access to MD West ONE orthopedic care and Makovicka Physical Therapy services.

“To say that Pickleball Omaha is excited about our new partnership with Makovicka Physical Therapy and MD West One would be an understatement. Our club of over 1,000 members is focused solely on growing pickleball in and around Omaha. It’s inspiring to see two regional healthcare leaders like this work together to support our club goals and to ensure our players are given the tools for both preventative care techniques as well as best-in-class care if an injury does occur,” said Justin Drake, President of Pickleball Omaha.

“Makovicka Physical Therapy is excited to join forces with MD West ONE as the healthcare provider for Pickleball Omaha and its members,” said Cory Sylliaasen, PT, DPT, Chief Executive Officer of Makovicka Physical Therapy. “Together, we bring professionals who specialize in sports-related injuries and rehabilitation, enhancing player performance and helping to minimize the risk of injury. We are proud to contribute to the growth of this popular sport in the metro area and help people pursue their passion”.

Dr. Justin Makovicka, orthopedic sports medicine and knee specialist at MD West ONE, will serve as the official team doctor to Pickleball Omaha’s 1000+ members. “As the pickleball sport continues to grow in popularity across the country, I’m honored to be part of this growth happening here in Omaha. It’s crucial for the members to have direct access and guidance from sports medicine physicians in any sport and I look forward to building relationships with the members and being their dedicated orthopedic provider,” said Dr. Justin Makovicka.

MD West ONE is the largest locally owned orthopedic, sports medicine, neurosurgery and spine practice in the region and is comprised of 26 orthopedic specialists and 8 neurosurgical spine specialists. MD West ONE prides itself on having the most fellowship trained specialists in the region, meaning they’re additionally educated on treating a specific area of the musculoskeletal system.

For more information on Pickleball Omaha and this healthcare partnership, please visit www.pickleballomaha.com.


About Pickleball Omaha: 

Pickleball Omaha, or “PBO” (www.pbomaha.com), was founded 10 years ago as a non-profit 501(c)7 club organization. Over that period, the club has transformed from small playing groups into what it is today with over 1,000 active members.  Growing the game of pickleball in and around the Omaha metro is the mission of PBO which includes open play opportunities, leagues, tournaments, and youth programs.  The club recently completed setting up a separate non-profit 501(c)3 charity called Grow Pickleball Omaha Inc. (www.gropbomaha.org) which is focused on the club’s philanthropic needs. Find out more about how you can contribute to our club’s future or ask any questions by emailing info@pbomaha.com.


About MD West ONE, PC:

MD West ONE, formerly GIKK Ortho Specialists and Midwest Neurosurgery & Spine, has harnessed a network of the most advanced orthopedic, neurosurgery and spine surgeons in the region. MD West ONE’s surgeons specialize in surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and injuries affecting the entire musculoskeletal and nervous systems from head-to-toe. Whether you come to MD West One with pain stemming from an injury, over-usage, degeneration or illness, you’ll have efficient access to high-quality, cost-effective care. Meet our team of experienced surgeons or schedule an appointment at mdwestone.com