Our team at Midwest Physical Therapy Services (MPTS) is composed of physical therapists, physical therapist assistants (PTA) and technicians. Each member of our team plays a very important role in providing optimal treatment to our patients.

A physical therapist is an educated, licensed health care professional that specializes in restoring/improving patient’s mobility and reduce pain. Physical therapists receive a doctoral level degree and must take a national exam in order to practice. Our physical therapists will design and oversee the treatment plan and goals for each individual patient at MPTS.

A physical therapist assistant must be a graduate of a PTA accredited program and pass an educational specific licensure examination. As a physical therapist assistant they are educated to make assessments and clinical judgments during treatment sessions to ensure the highest quality and safest treatment interventions for patients. Our PTAs will work with patients instructing exercises, providing physical agents to reduce pain, progressing treatment plan and goals under the direction of our physical therapists.

Our Team

Meet our Team

Cheryl Wisinski, PT, DPT, WCS

Dr. Wisinski is a licensed physical therapist and owner of Midwest Physical Therapy Services. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Women’s Health. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Des Moines University, Iowa. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the physical therapy program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, in 1986, and received her BS at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, in 1984. A native of Nebraska, she returned to the state in 1987 to set up her practice. She serves in elected positions in both the Section on Women’s Health, and in the Nebraska Chapter, of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dr. Wisinski has received specialized training in manual therapy techniques for the spine and pelvis, as well as certification in lymphedema drainage and orthotics casting. She has spent over 15 years specializing in Women’s Health. She routinely lectures at area medical programs and provides seminars to medical professionals around the country. On a state level, she has been honored with the Mary Ellen Sackseder Award, by the Nebraska Chapter, APTA. On a national level, she has been recognized by the National Association for Continence as the Continence Care Champion, and by the APTA as the Outstanding Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant Team Award.

Michaela Cantral, PT, DPT

Dr. Cantral graduated from Creighton University with her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Dr. Cantral grew up competing in both dance and gymnastics. She has known since her early experiences competing that she wanted to work with athletes as a career. She will be focusing on treating the female athlete population of the Women’s Health spectrum that Midwest Physical Therapy Services specializes treating. Dr. Cantral looks forward to bringing her skills and passion for physical therapy to Midwest Physical Therapy Services.

Britnee Hoffner, PTA

Britnee is a native of York, Nebraska. She attended Clarkson College in Omaha and received her Associates degree for Physical Therapist Assistant in 2008 and has been practicing in the outpatient/orthopedic field since then. She is excited to be a part of the Midwest Physical Therapy Services team and to gain more knowledge about the specialty of Womens Health. Britnee is married and is a proud mom of her daughter, Emma. Some of her hobbies include playing with her dog, Rylee, along with playing sports, camping and taking pictures. She enjoys spending lots of time with her friends and family.

Kareena Torres, PTA

Kareena was born and raised in Omaha, NE. She graduated with an Associates of Applied Science General Studies from MCC in 2015. Kareena then transferred to Clarkson College and graduated cum laude with an associates degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016. She enjoys all aspects of the physical therapy field, but feels the most at home when it comes to women’s health so she could not be happier to be a part of the MPTS team. Kareena enjoys running, spending time with family, and going to the movie theater.

Kelsey Wisinski, Office Manager

Kelsey was born and raised in Omaha. She graduated with a bachelors of science in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is attending Creighton currently to graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2018. As Cheryl’s daughter, she has been around the Physical Therapy profession her entire life, and enjoys learning and working with patients. Kelsey’s interests include Muay Thai, rock climbing and running, and she is an instructor and coach at Mid-America Martial Arts.

Nathalie Grosz-Tenger, Assistant Office Manager

Nathalie was born and raised in Hungary and attended schools in Germany and France prior to graduating high school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and is currently working on completing Physical Therapy school requirements at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Nathalie is grateful to have the opportunity to be working in the physical therapy field and to be gaining valuable experience. She enjoys spending her free time with her twin sister, running, sailing, paddle boarding, doing yoga, rock climbing, reading and cooking.

Lauren Bauer, Technician

Lauren was born and raised in Eagan, Minnesota. In 2014, she graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She is currently attending Physical Therapy school at Creighton University, and is expected to graduate with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in May of 2018. Lauren is grateful to be given the opportunity to gain further insight into the field of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Her interests include indoor cycling, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family.

Leticia Lopez, Technician

Leticia was born in Chicago and raised in Omaha. She is currently attending school at the University of Nebraska Omaha to receive her Bachelors of Science in Education and a minor in Psychology. She will be graduating in the spring of 2017. She is very excited to be working in the physical therapy field and is looking forward to gain experience to later pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, Zumba, kickboxing, and running.

Brekk Flax, Technician

Brekk was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas where the phrase “get the heck out of Dodge” originated. After deciding UNO would be the school to help her pursue her undergraduate degree she packed her bags and moved to Nebraska. She currently runs track for UNO, while majoring in exercise science. She plans to eventually go to physical therapy school in Kansas and is grateful for the opportunity to further her knowledge in the PT field while working at Midwest Physical Therapy Services. She enjoys spending her time traveling, visiting friends and family, and running.