Lincoln Physical Therapy expands to larger spaceBy: Carol Feineman, Editor
Lincoln Physical Therapy
Where: 150 Gateway Drive, Suite A, Lincoln
Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays
After 32 years as a physical therapist, Lincoln Physical Therapy owner Bret DeWitt is still busy working and not ready to slow down.
In fact, he relocated his office in July from 3rd and O streets after 18 years to 150 Gateway Drive for an extra 500 square feet and to accommodate an increasing client base in a more centralized Lincoln location.
He and his six employees treat mostly orthopedic patients, suffering from sports injuries, car accidents, post-operation concerns, work injuries and vestibular disorders.
DeWitt uses a Norwegian approach that entails soft tissue work and joint mobilization work to restore more pain–free movement for patients, coupled with strengthening and stretching exercises.
“That sets physical therapy apart because we’re attempting to change a person’s lifestyle through specific exercise plans aimed at restoring function,” DeWitt said. “Our goal is to get the patient well so they don’t have to come back for that problem.”
Why should someone try physical therapy?
DeWitt has two major reasons.
Physical therapy is the one approach that does not mask the pain as a shot or injection would do for back pain, according to DeWitt.
“Physical therapy is a more complex approach that aims to restore normal function to the body and hence alleviate patients’ pain,” DeWitt said.
His patients, such as James Hobbs of Lincoln, are happy that DeWitt has no plans to retire.
“On my first visit to Lincoln Physical Therapy, I was immediately impressed by the friendliness of Bret and his staff. Compared to other therapists I have been to in the past,” Hobbs said, “I rank Bret and his staff the best. The new facilities are state of the art and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a competent and knowledgeable therapist.”