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.
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 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.
Joe Johns, MPT
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in April of 2017 as the lead physical therapist at the West Broadway location. I received my physical therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2000 where I developed a special interest in manual treatment techniques and was trained in the Graston Technique. The Graston Technique is 1 of the 2 top recognized instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization techniques. I really enjoy treating low back and shoulder injuries. I practiced physical therapy in the Des Moines area for 12 years before moving to Council Bluffs.
A good friend of mine was in a serious accident and I saw how physical therapy helped him regain his motion, strength, and ability to participate in sports again. This is when I figured out physical therapy was what I needed to do!
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 boys. As a family we enjoy renting a cabin on a lake and doing some fishing and boating. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska I am a huge Nebraska Cornhusker fan. I consider myself open minded and a great listener. My biggest weakness would be procrastinating.
“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions” -Tony Robbins
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!
Dawn Volff, Marketing Assistant
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.
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!
Megan Higgins, Health Coach
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.
Brittany Spear, Receptionist
I started with Flex Physical Therapy as a receptionist in May 2017. I grew up in Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 2008. I am married with 1 daughter and 3 dogs, a Boxer mix, Italian Mastiff and a Blue Heeler. While my husband was serving in the United States Army we traveled to Texas, Kansas, California, Florida and settled in Council Bluffs in April 2017. I have worked as a CNA , receptionist and in a daycare as I love interaction with all ages.
My weakness is going through the Scooters drive through for my vertigo smoothie almost daily! Give me a grilled steak, Hallmark movie and my family and that’s what I call the perfect weekend. My dream is to travel to Australia and Paris but to stay close to home Nashville, Las Vegas and Mall of America would be amazing too!
Bonnie Viernes, Receptionist
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in June 2017 as the receptionist at the Valley View location. I am from Michigan, where I ran a camera shop and was a licensed real estate agent. Going to Hawaii is a dream of mine. I am also firm believer in organ donation, my favorite color is pink and love, love, love animals! I have been a foster mom to countless dogs over the years.
My favorite actor is Tyler Perry and could watch Madea over and over again. Growing up my parents had a pilots license and I took control of a plane when I was 8 years old. I’ve been riding horses since I was 6 years old and trained horses to jump by the time I was 14 years old.
I really enjoy meeting all the new patients that come in our door everyday. My hope is that I can bring a little sunshine to everyone’s day whether it’s the patients, co-worker, friends or family!
Kim Morgia, Receptionist/Billing
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in July 2017. I born and raised in Bellevue Nebraska and graduated from Platteview High School. My 2 daughters keep me very busy as they are active in dance and a variety of sports. We love to spend time outdoors and staying active. My favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse but would take my moms home cooking any day! I watch Greys Anatomy regularly and anything with Ryan Reynolds in it. No seafood or spiders for the girl but every morning I drink my coffee and red bull. When I get a sweet tooth I go for the candy corns or pecan pie!
I feel my ability to pay attention to details and keep things in order allows me to do my job very well. When I start a project I don’t stop until it’s done. I like working at Flex Physical Therapy because we work well together and we provide great customer service.
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in June 2017 as a tech on my clinical rotations while in school to be a physical therapy assistant (PTA). I am originally from Jacksonville, Florida and started PTA school in January 2016. I was very active in gymnastics while in elementary, middle and high school. I even went to the 2012 Jr. Olympic National Championship. Being a gymnast meant getting some injuries. After receiving physical therapy for these injuries that’s when I decided I wanted to become a PTA and help people get better and get back into their daily routines. I am proud to say I passed my boards in October 2017!
I love spending time with my husband, taking walks, watching music videos, games shows especially Jeopardy. One day I would love to travel to East Asia and have a minimum of 3 Great Dane dogs! My favorite restaurant in Florida is Joe’s Crab Shack and my go to chocolate is kit kats or ice cream.
I really enjoy working at Flex as all the people are really nice. I look forward to meeting you and helping you get better!
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in July 2017 as a tech at our West Broadway location. I am also a licensed massage therapist in the state of Nebraska and working on getting my Iowa license approved. I grew up in Manhattan, Kansas and graduated from Manhattan High School where I was active in the drama club. I decided I wanted to become a massage therapist to help people with pain management and to heal faster from any pain or discomfort they may have.
I married my husband in July 2017 and have an amazing step son. We enjoy camping, hiking and spending time together playing card and board games. One of our family traditions is a card game called hand and foot whenever we get together. My favorite movie is The Mummy with Brendan Fraser and the newest Wonder Woman movie.
I like working at Flex because I get to interact and talk with patients and really get to know them. I feel I am a great listener and that helps the patients get better faster. “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”-Jim Watkins
I started with Flex Physical Therapy in August of 2017 as their Marketing Assistant and I love working for this company. I build our marketing materials, manage and measure our market and outreach, manage our social media presence, and represent our company in any outing or workshop we may hold. In addition to marketing, I also handle any administrative work my coworkers may need assistance with. Our team works together to ensure the happiness and well being of every patient that comes in and out of our doors; team work makes the dream work.
I was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but my father is Active Duty Air Force, so I moved to more countries than I can remember sometimes. I attended the Art Institutes of Colorado and Phoenix for Advertising and Marketing. I am a Type 1 Diabetic, but I choose to be the victor instead of the victim.
I enjoy spending time with my son, Maddox, and my fiancé’, Andy; They complete me. Maddox likes to be outside, so we spend time going on nature walks and in our garden planting or harvesting food. Andy likes to build things, so we spend time building chicken coops or whatever else he’s decided we should try. We work well as a team. I like to spend my alone time kayaking, eating, painting, taking pictures, or simply riding in my car with every window rolled down.