HCHS Rehab Therapists

 

Marisa Gulizia, PT, DPT, CSCS, 200 RYT

Physical Therapist
Director of Rehabilitation

Treatment Philosophy:
“To create a committed, trusting and fun relationship with each patient through strong communication, progressive treatment and positive motivation to achieve the patient’s goals.”

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2006-2009.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Dana College, 2002-2006.
  • Graduate of Norfolk Sr. High School, 2002.

Personal:
My husband, Tony, and I are enjoying being parents to our beautiful girls.  I enjoy being a mom.  I also enjoy playing sports, running, kickboxing, camping, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association

 

Carli Whetstine, PT, DPT 

Physical Therapist

Treatment Philosophy:
“To empower each individual patient to achieve their optimal functional independence and physical performance through strong communication, patient education, and providing high quality innovative treatments.”

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Accounting, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2013
  • Graduate of Alma Public School, 2009

Personal:
I live in my hometown, Alma, NE.  I enjoy sports, boating, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Affiliations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association

 

Tora Knaus, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Treatment Philosophy:
“I like to get to know my patients beyond just learning about their injury. During conversation about the patient’s daily life, we can gain more insight into their goals, abilities, limitations, and motivation. That information can help develop a treatment plan that will be successful for the patient.”

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant, Colby Community College, Colby, KS., 1997.

Personal:
I live in Hildreth, NE, with my husband Ryan and our 3 kids: Skye, Logan and Keya. I enjoy reading, singing, and spending time with my family.