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 certification in lymphedema drainage and orthotics casting as well as specialized training in manual therapy techniques for the spine and pelvis, and training in functional Dry Needling. Click here for more information. She has spent over 25 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.

Shannon Stigall, PT, DPT, CMTPT, Functional Medicine Specialist

Dr. Stigall received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. After graduating in 2013 she moved with her husband to Omaha and soon became certified in Dry Needling. Click here for more information. She is level 3 certified, allowing her to treat an individual head to toe for pain and functional deficits. She worked in orthopedics for five years prior to joining the MPTS team in 2019. She is also a certified Functional Medicine specialist working on lifestyle modifications in conjunction with MPTS patients.

Dr. Stigall has a special interest in orthopedic injuries including those resulting from pregnancy and wants to share her experience and expertise with others. She also has an interest in nutritional studies, exercise, plant based cooking, military life, traveling, and spending time with her church and family.

Laura Carley, PT, MPT

Laura joined the MPTS team in 2019. She is a native of Council Bluffs. She attained her Masters in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa. She has been practicing for the past 19 years in a small town rural hospital in Iowa. Her background includes all levels of care from acute hospital stays, skilled and home health care and outpatient orthopedics. She has experience treating incontinence symptoms, pelvic pain, and pre-prostatectomy pelvic floor strengthening programs as well as myofascial release and Graston techniques. Laura enjoys treating patients as a whole and educating them on what is normal for the human body. In her free time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, cooking, and reading.

Justine Lallman (Sebade) PT, DPT

Dr. Lallman received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska in 2019. After graduation, she began practicing in a critical access hospital in rural Nebraska. Here, she gained experience with patients in a wide array of settings including acute hospital stays, nursing home, high school sports and outpatient orthopedics. She founded a women’s health program in the rural setting, where she primarily worked with the pre/post postpartum population, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. After getting married at the beginning of June 2021, she moved to Omaha with her husband. She was thrilled to join the MPTS team in the summer of 2021.

Justine enjoys getting to know her patients and creating individualized plan of care based on his/her specific needs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking her dog Cooper, gardening, cooking, and exercising.

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.

Melissa Loya, Office Manager

Melissa is from Maryland, where she attended Montgomery College and obtained a Medical Assistant Certification. She has worked in the Medical field for 20 years, 10 of those years were dedicated to managing several departments including practice management and overseeing an outpatient surgery center. Melissa is a social and friendly person who enjoys establishing interpersonal relationships. She holds a very strong bond to her friends, family, her lovely three kids, and is an avid advocate for patient rights. As a military wife, Melissa has often enjoyed her travels. On her free time, Melissa also enjoys art, dancing, yoga, weightlifting and nutrition.

Erika Piper, Assistant Office Manager

Erika was born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD. She moved to Omaha, NE to attend Creighton University and is currently a junior majoring in Exercise Science. After graduation, she plans to continue her education and receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Erika’s favorite things to do are to spend time with friends and family, traveling, soccer and going to the movie theater.

Leticia Lopez, Clerical

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.

Jennifer Kolar, PT Technician

Jennifer was born and raised in Irvine, CA before moving to Flower Mound, TX for high school. She is currently attending Creighton University majoring in Exercise Science with a Dance minor. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jennifer enjoys spending time with friends, trying new food, and watching television shows.

Anna Grzelak, PT Technician

Anna was born and raised in Green Bay, WI (a Packers fan, of course). She is currently attending Creighton University majoring in Exercise Science. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Anna’s favorite things to do include spending time with family and friends, playing soccer, running, and basically every outdoor activity.