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
Mike believes, “In life its not how hard you can hit, but how much you can get hit and keep moving forward.” Mike is the founder of Flex Physical Therapy which was opened in February 2006. He graduated from University Nebraska Medical Center with a physical therapy degree in 1997. Mike have special interests in knee, shoulder, and foot injuries which he has extensive training and continuing education on. However, Mike see patients with all types of orthopedic injuries. The patients and staff both make working for Flex Therapy enjoyable.
His can do, nothing is impossible approach is what’s gotten Mike this far in life and what patients love most about him. Mike enjoys bringing out the best in his patients.
Patients love Mike’s caring empathic attitude which he believe helps the patients get better and become more independent. Mike 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 Mike enjoy spending time with his wife, Shawna and kids Kaia and Garrett. He enjoys working out and spending time outside (fishing, hiking, skiing) and watching football. His weakness is ice cream and being a procrastinator. On the flip side he is a former USA power lifting judge and competitive power lifter. Mike was nationally ranked in the top 25 in 1997 and 1998 (275 and 308 pound weight class).
Joe Johns, MPT
Joe started with Flex Physical Therapy in April of 2017 as the lead physical therapist at the West Broadway location. He received his physical therapy degree from Des Moines University in 2000 where he 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. Joe really enjoys treating low back and shoulder injuries. He practiced physical therapy in the Des Moines area for 12 years before moving to Council Bluffs.
A good friend of his was in a serious accident and saw how physical therapy helped him regain his motion, strength, and ability to participate in sports again. This is when he figured out physical therapy was what he needed to do!
In Joe’s free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 boys. As a family they enjoy renting a cabin on a lake and doing some fishing and boating. Growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska Joe finds himself to be a huge Nebraska Cornhusker fan. He consider himself open minded and a great listener. Joe’s biggest weakness would be procrastinating.
“Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions” -Tony Robbins
Paige Lager, DPT
Paige started with Flex Physical Therapy in May of 2017 as a tech. Helping the other therapists in the clinic and learning the ropes at Flex. She got to know everyone and really enjoyed the atmosphere and how well everyone worked so well together. So when she passed her boards in July 2017, it made it very easy to accept the Physical Therapist position when it was offered. Paige was born and raised in Mo. Valley, where she played softball since she was 5 years old. Paige started pitching lessons when she was 7 years old and continued to pitch through her college years. Paige went to Dana College in Blair until it closed and transferred to Mount Mercy in Cedar Rapids. She received her physical therapy degree from University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas in May of 2017.
The reason Paige wanted to be a PT was because of the care she received after my 4 knee surgeries. Paige saw how they helped people get back to doing fun things and they see you go from being hurt to being mobile again! She wanted to be that person that helped someone go from hurt to feeling awesome! Paige’s hobbies outside of work include camping with my family (total of 76) in Okoboji, listening to classic rock, binge watching any James Bond movie or That 70’s show. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you move forward each day.
Brennan McNitt, PT
Brennan started with Flex in May of 2018. He has been a life long athlete and enjoys playing soccer competitively during his free time. His goal as a physical therapist is to make sure his patients enhance their movement to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. While therapy can be difficult on some days Brennan believes that his humor can help patients find the best reward, of being able to move better at the end of each session.
Brennan’s words to live by “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ” – John Wooden
Kristin Burns, PTA
Kristin started with Flex Physical Therapy in November 2017. She works hand in hand with the entire staff to help get patients moving and pain free. Kristin really enjoys working with the patients and the laid back atmosphere at Flex. Kristin believes that patients enjoy that she take time to listen to them and get to know them. She received my Bachelors degree in 2008 from University of Iowa and received her physical therapist assistant degree in 2013 from Nebraska Methodist College.
Outside of work Kristin enjoys watching movies and hanging out with her husband, playing with her nieces and nephews and volunteering for non-profit organizations. She has donated 300 plus books and stuffed animals to Children’s Hospital in the last year.
Kristin loves to people watch and listen to country or 90’s music. She believes the best way to end the day is in pajamas with a cold drink (water or pop) relaxing on the couch.
“Not the cry, but the flight of the duck that leads others to follow!”
Dawn Volff, Marketing Assistant
Dawn have been the marketing/administrative assistant at Flex Physical Therapy since April 2015. Her 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 are distributed throughout the community.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 sons, baking (she’s been told her banana nut bread and chocolate chip peanut butter banana bread is pretty amazing), taking photographs and planning extended family get togethers.
Matt Grimm, Tech
Matt started with Flex Physical Therapy in August of 2017 as a tech. He is from Fremont Nebraska and graduated from Fremont High School in 2015. Matt started out with an interest in engineering but realized after a hand injury in high school that required physical therapy that’s where his true passion lies. Matt decided to study exercise science with the intent of going on to get my doctorate in physical therapy.
Matt love watching basketball, baseball and football. His dream is to watch the Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau field and visit every state. In Matt’s spare time he enjoys reading self development books, working out, golfing and cooking. His favorite food is breakfast food, specifically omelets and breakfast burritos but does not like spicy food or Chinese food.
Matt believes his background working as a CNA, good work ethic and a passion to do my best is what helps him connect with the patients. He look forward to meeting with you and helping you achieve your goals at your physical therapy appointments.
Preston Jager, Tech
Preston started with Flex in November of 2017. He graduated from Underwood High school. Preston is still considering what path he wants to continue with education. His favorite thing about working at Flex is seeing the improvement the patients make. One of his hobbies outside of Flex is weight training.
His ideal weekend would be with family grilling outdoors and being around a bonfire. One day Preston hopes to own his own home gym since training it an important part of his life.
Preston’s motto to live by is “Train Insane or Remain the Same”
Abby Schlater, Receptionist
Abby started with Flex in March of 2018. She graduated from St. Albert’s here in Council Bluffs. Abby has an infectious positive attitude that spreads around the clinic. She is the second youngest of five siblings. Abby really enjoys people watching in her spare time. She considers herself a professional at this.
While Abby prefers to be a busy individual, she knows the small things like a random act of kindness are what makes days amazing. In a great day for her there would be no alarm clock, lattes, music, and family time. She is a fan of sweets and fall smells. For Abby stretching is an important part of the day. Abby is a firm believer that ‘once in a lifetime opportunities’ are risks that are worth taking.