It matters WHO you get your care from. It can make all the difference in the world. We understand this and practice what we call “Creative Care Service”. We believe nothing is impossible! Learn more about our team below.
Mike Uhrlaub, PT, Director, CEO
I believe, “In life its not how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and keep moving forward.” I am the founder of Flex Physical Therapy which was opened in February 2006. I graduated from University Nebraska Medical Center with my physical therapy degree in 1997. I have special interests in knee, shoulder, and foot injuries which I have extensive training and continuing education on. However, I see patients with all types of orthopedic injuries. The patients and staff both make working for Flex Therapy enjoyable.
My can do, nothing is impossible approach is what’s gotten me this far in life and what patients love most about me. I enjoy bringing out the best in my patients.
Patients love my caring empathic attitude which I believe helps the patients get better and become more independent. I earned the US Army Commendation Medal for service as a calvary medic during the Battle of 73 Easting in Operation Desert Storm.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife, Shawna and kids Kaia and Garrett. I enjoy working out and spending time outside (fishing, hiking, skiing) and watching football. My weakness is ice cream and being a procrastinator. On the flip side I am a former USA power lifting judge and competitive power lifter. I was nationally ranked in the top 25 in 1997 and 1998 (275 and 308 pound weight class).
Steph Madsen, BA/ATC
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in August of 2007 as an athletic trainer. I moved into the physical therapy tech roll, then receptionist and I am currently the Office Manager. Working at Flex Physical Therapy is like working with a second family. Both the patients and co-workers see me being pretty easy going, a great listener and someone easy to talk to. I graduated in 2007 from University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Athletic Training. I became a Certified Athletic trainer and provided local high school football coverage. I have provided other sports coverage including baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, track and wrestling. I am also certified in Sportsmetrics ACL prevention.
I believe, “The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” -Anson Dorrance. In my free time I love to coach softball, spend time with my family, and be outdoors.
Joel Narveson, PT,DPT
I started working for Flex Physical Therapy in August 2016 as a Physical Therapist. In 2012, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a bachelor’s degree in biology and minored in psychology. I then went on to earn a doctoral degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse in 2015. After graduation I participated in an orthopedic clinical residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. This program helped me grow professionally and helped me to enhance my clinical expertise.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife (whom I married in June 2016) and Doc, our Belgian Malinois dog. I enjoy being outdoors and biking, hiking, and camping. During the winter months I’ve been known to Netflix binge! My favorite movies include Guardians of Galaxy, Lucky Number Slevin and the Bourne series. I am a big meat eater and have found that a French cut steak (also known as a Tomahawk steak) is my new favorite.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you improve your physical well-being.
Abe Martinez, OTD, OTR/L
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in August of 2016 as an Occupational Therapist. I’m specialized to help you with any problems from your shoulder to the tips of your fingers. I graduated from Creighton University in 2009 with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. While at Creighton I was involved in various research projects, worked as a teaching assistant, and also received a community outreach award. I am a high school graduate from Lewis Central and was on the baseball, football, basketball and track teams.
I am an identical twin (younger by 5 minutes) and I am also a lefty! I enjoy spending time with my wife and 3 daughters, exercising, and watching college baseball. I must have my cup of coffee every morning, but my true weakness is sweets (ice cream) and pizza. I am driven to make a difference and a positive impact on each and every person I meet, which is why I enjoy working in the community I live in.
Jason Day, PTA
I am a Physical Therapist Assistant and graduated from Nebraska Methodist in 2010 and have worked for Flex since June 2010. I also have taken continuing education courses for Kinesio Taping and Clinical Instruction. Patients and staff love how laid back I am.
My family and I enjoy camping, watching all sports especially Husker football and Royals baseball. My favorite quote is “Sometimes there just aren’t enough rocks” and favorite movie is Forrest Gump. I look forward to meeting with you and helping you get moving again!
I have been the marketing/administrative assistant at Flex Physical Therapy since April 2015. My job is to keep the public and patients of Flex Physical Therapy up to date with events and the latest treatment options available via email, social media, brochures and flyers that I distribute throughout the community.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, 2 sons, baking (I’ve been told my banana nut bread and chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread is pretty amazing), taking photographs and planning extended family get togethers.
I started as a receptionist with Flex Physical Therapy in June 2015. I have now moved into a personal assistant and marketing assistant role. I enjoy meeting and getting to know each and every one of the patients that walk through our door. My goal to make the patient’s day a little bit better by making sure they feel welcome from the time they walk in the door at Flex Physical Therapy.
Some of my hobbies are reading, listening to music, and writing. I help my mom raise, breed and show Part-Arabian pintos and I go on motorcycle adventures with my dad when I head home to visit Minnesota. Another thing I enjoy is going to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with my family every year (and yes, we dress up!) My favorite movies are Avatar and Grabbers, though I’m known to enjoy a wide variety ranging from comedy to action. The types of movies you won’t catch me watching are horror flicks! I also have a passion for art and I graduated in May 2014 from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa with a major in Studio Art.
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in May 2015 as a physical therapy tech. I enjoy getting to know each one of the patients as I assist them with their exercises and provide pain relief with the 830Laser. When you get to know the patients you form a connection which helps the patients feel more comfortable and relaxed which helps the healing process.
I graduated from Underwood High School in 2015 and played volleyball and soccer all 4 years. I am currently enrolled at Iowa Western Community College. I love to watch Notre Dame and Iowa Hawkeye football games when I get the chance.
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in August of 2015. I am the workman’s comp coordinator and receptionist. My goal is to see that the coordination between workman’s comp and physical therapy care runs as smooth as possible, resulting in peace of mind while the patient is on the road to recovery.
I was born, raised and have lived in Council Bluffs my entire life. I graduated from Lewis Central High School where I was a competitive swimmer and went to state all 4 years. I also enjoy photography, sugar skulls, and the rockabilly/pin up era. My favorite days of the year are St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween and any day that I get to spend with my husband and 4 dogs!
Dani Behrens, Certified Yoga Instructor, LMT
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in October of 2014. I am Flex’s Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist. In addition to these achievements, I received my bachelors degree in psychology from University of Nebraska Omaha in 2016!
I graduated from Omaha School of Massage Therapy in 2003, and become a certified yoga instructor in 2007 through One Tree Yoga. I believe my yoga students love my classes because I can modify the class to each individual. In my free time I enjoy socializing with friends and family and hanging out with my two daughters! I love the atmosphere of all sporting events, but my love for the St. Louis Cardinals is true!
I started with Flex in January 2016 and my role is physical therapy tech/aide. I assist the physical therapist and physical therapist assistants with the care of the patients. In addition to helping in the gym, I am also Flex’s Health Coach! I am a certified coach for the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program and I also help patient’s with Fitness Training.
I was born and raised in Council Bluffs, graduated from Lewis Central High School in 2007 where I played basketball, volleyball, and participated in track. I went on to get my psychology degree from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and then transferred to Grand View University in Des Moines in 2012 where I played volleyball and was on the track team. With my psychology degree and my passion for sports I believe I can improve my patients’ therapy sessions as I can take their mind off therapy and relate to them on a personal level.
When I have free time I enjoy hanging out with my 2 boys doing an outside activity or reading books (my favorite author is Jody Picoult). My weakness is chocolate…especially tootsie rolls. My bucket list would be to travel to every state to watch football and basketball games, college or professional.