About Jennifer Beran, DPT

Jennifer was born and raised in Minneapolis, thus is extremely well-known for her cold hands but equally warm heart. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse in 1998 and her doctorate from Creighton PT school in 1998. She ran her first marathon in 2001, started Premier Therapy in 2005, married the love of her life in 2009, and became certified in scuba-diving and sky-diving in 2011. Jennifer loves running, reading, talking and her helping her patients meet their goals. She also loves a good joke and padded tennis shoes (in case we didn’t mention, she’s ridiculously short.)

What do you think of you hear “occupational therapist”?

I feel like most people know what a PT (physical therapist) does, but aren't as knowledgeable about OT (occupational therapy.) Actual definition: "A form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life."  (Which in my opinion pretty much tells you nothing.) Real life application at Premier Therapy:  Michele Jarzynka, OT is the expert of the forearm, wrist, hand and fingers... there are 34 muscles in [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Parent Category I|Comments Off on What do you think of you hear “occupational therapist”?

New Face Around Premier

 You may have noticed a new face around the clinics... We are happy to welcome Tim “Cali Tacos” Kalantjakos, PTA, to the Premier team (we nicknamed him "Cali Tacos" because none of us are smart enough to pronounce his last name correctly.)  Although originally imported from Greece at the age of five, he's lived in The Big O ever since. He graduated as a physical therapist assistant from Clarkson College in 2015 and plans to complete his B.S in Sociology from UNO in the fall [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Parent Category I|0 Comments