Pediatric Therapy

Our Pediatrics program has included both outpatient medical model therapy and school-based educational therapy. Outpatient therapy encompasses a spectrum of diagnoses, from orthopedic to neuromuscular to genetic in nature and is provided at the request of referring physicians. The focus in outpatient pediatric therapy is the child's medical condition and associated impairments. Here we work to help a child realize their full potential. Direct, one-on-one treatments are provided focusing on goals set forth in a plan of care.

Jera Boeselager, PT, MPT, CLT

Jera graduated from Northeast Community College in Norfolk, NE with an AAS of Physical Therapy Assistance in 1998. She practiced as a Physical Therapy Assistant for 12 years. In 2010, she went on to complete a Master's of Physical Therapy from Findlay University in Findlay, OH. Her areas of focus at Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services have included school-based/ medicine-model pediatrics and the treatment of lymphedema patients. Jera has been a Certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2014. Her other areas of interest within the practice of physical therapy also include orthopedics and geriatrics.

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.

Sara Ginkens, PTA, CLT

 Sara graduated from Chadron State College in 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She then went on to Clarkson College in Omaha, NE to get her Associates Degree for Physical Therapist Assistant and graduated in 2019. Sara’s interests include aquatic therapy, pediatric therapy, and treatment of lymphedema patients. Sara has been a Certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2021. Sara is originally from Gordon, NE and enjoys camping at the lake, paddle boarding, playing cards, and spending time with family.

Jenna Keim, PTA

Jenna graduated with her Associates in Applied Science in 2015 from Colby Community College in Colby, KS to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. She recently graduated from Chadron State College with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2014. Jenna also had previously worked at Regional West Medical Center as a Physical Therapist Assistant focusing primarily on pediatric, aquatic, and inpatient therapies. Jenna's interests are pediatric therapy, adult and pediatric aquatic therapy, and inpatient therapies. Jenna and her husband love to be outside working in the garden and taking long walks with their dog.