Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapy services include two full-time occupational therapists, Maddie Nitsch, OTR/L, LAT, ATC and Sarah Russell, OTR/L.  Occupational therapists work with people to help them achieve independence in activities of daily living throughout one's lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics.  Treatments include home safety and work site evaluation, training and education in self-care and home management, adaptive equipment and assistive technology recommendations, as well as treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries including custom splintering.  We also provide pediatric services through our school-based program and outpatient rehabilitation.

Maddie Nitsch, OTR/L, LAT, ATC

Maddie received her Master of Occupational Therapy from the College of Saint Mary (Omaha, NE) in 2013.  Prior to attending graduate school for occupational therapy, Maddie graduated from Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) in 2010 with her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and became a Board Certified Athletic Trainer.  Currently, Maddie is licensed in Nebraska as an occupational therapist and athletic trainer.  Her special interests include upper extremity orthopedics including splint fabrication, geriatrics, home safety evaluations/modifications, driving screens, CVA's/traumatic brain injuries including cognitive impairments and athletic coverage.

Maddie Nitsch, OTR/L, LAT, ATC


Sarah Russell, OTR/L

Sarah received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Chadron State College in 2000 prior to transitioning to Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2003. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings as a licensed occupational therapist, including  hospital inpatient, home health, and skilled nursing facility rehabilitation. A special interest of Sarah's has always been pediatric and school based therapy. Sarah currently works primarily in these settings, working with children with a variety of needs and diagnoses. Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters as well as hiking and running.

Sarah Russell, OTR/L


Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association              www.nota.org
American Occupational Therapy Association              www.aota.org