About Us 2017-10-09T14:10:11+00:00


Independently Owned & Operated

Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab of Hastings (PTSR) is a locally owned, private practice that has been serving our community since 1992.  Our mission is to provide comprehensive rehabilitation services.  We are dedicated to maximizing the well-being and health of our clients.  PTSR offers the most experienced and caring professional team in the area. Together our staff strives to create a positive, result-oriented and cost-effective environment.

  • Most experienced clinic in the Hastings area.
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
  • Our therapists truly care about you and your well-being.
  • We offer total physical and occupational services.

We offer complete physical and occupational therapy services to





Gene Parks
Gene ParksPhysical Therapist
Gene is a 1977 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Division of Physical Therapy Education program. Gene moved to Hastings in 1977 and worked at a local medical facility until co-founding PTSR in 1992. Gene provided sports coverage at St. Cecilia Catholic High School for many years, in addition to his duties at PTSR. Gene has served on the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association Board, including a term as president. Gene was selected for the Mary Ellen Sacksteder Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Physical Therapy. This is the highest award given by the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association. Gene has his Total Motion Therapy (TMR) certification. He enjoys golf and spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.
Mark Johnson
Mark JohnsonPhysical Therapist, OCS
Mark is a 1989 graduate of Kansas University Medical Center’s Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science Department. Mark came to Hastings in 1990 and co-founded PTSR in 1992. Mark was recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2008. Mark provides on-site care for local industries. He has had extensive training in balance, mobility, and vestibular rehabilitation.
Brent Weston
Brent WestonPhysical Therapist, OCS
Brent graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Division of Physical Therapy Education in 2000. Brent is originally from Springview, NE and joined PTSR in June 2001. The American Physical Therapy Association recognized Brent as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) in 2007. Brent has attended numerous continued education courses related to orthopedic physical therapy; balance and mobility; and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization. Brent’s hobbies include golf, hunting, and fishing. He enjoys spending time with his family including wife, Melissa, and two children, Tristan and Isabelle.
Chad Kudlacek
Chad KudlacekOccupational Therapist, OTR/L, CHT, CEAS
Chad is a 2001 graduate of Creighton University’s Occupational Therapy School. Chad joined the staff at PTSR in December in 2001. Chad received his Certified Hand Therapist recognition in 2009. Chad’s primary focus is rehabilitating injuries to the hand, wrist or elbow. He also creates custom splints for upper extremity injuries. In addition to his work with upper extremity injuries, Chad provides on-site care at local industries, evaluates ergonomic situations, administers post offer pre-employment fitness tests and conducts drug/alcohol screening tests. In 2011, Chad was recognized as a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.
Ethan Stout
Ethan StoutPhysical Therapist, DPT
Ethan is originally from Alliance, NE. He played tennis while attending Midland Lutheran College and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. Ethan earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2012. Ethan moved to Hastings in 2013 and joined PTSR in 2015. He is certified in Functional Dry Needling and is an active member of both the American and Nebraska Physical Therapy Associations. Ethan’s hobbies include spending time outdoors, playing tennis, golf, hunting, and fishing. Ethan, his wife Lindsey, and daughter Charlie reside in Juniata.
Abbi Stoddard
Abbi StoddardPhysical Therapist, DPT
Abbi attended Hastings College and earned her Bachelor of Biology degree in 2001. Abbi earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2005. Abbi joined PTSR in 2015 and provides Pediatric Physical Therapy within the clinic as well as Hastings Public Schools. Abbi and her husband, Jayson, reside in Hastings.
Bryan Douglas
Bryan DouglasPhysical Therapist Assistant
Bryan is a 1995 graduate of Colby Community College’s physical therapy assistant program. Bryan came to work at PTSR in 1992 after graduating from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Bryan provides care for clients needing occupational medical services (PCP, or drug/alcohol screening) in addition to his duties at PTSR.
Rachel Schroeder
Rachel SchroederPhysical Therapist Assistant
Rachel is a 2014 graduate of Northeast Community College, becoming a Certified Physical Therapist Assistant. She joined PTSR in 2014. Rachel assists in providing orthopedic and aquatic therapy. She is an active member of both the American and Nebraska Physical therapy Associations. Rachel lives in Grand Island with her husband and two children.
Brandi Watts
Brandi WattsPhysical Therapist Assistant
SarahPhysical Therapy Technician
Sarah has been a staff member since 1997.
CindyPhysical Therapy Technician
Cindy has been a staff member since 1998.
BeckyOffice Manager
Becky has been a staff member since 1992.
Melissa has been a staff member since 2014.
Lindie Brown
Lindie BrownOffice Assistant
Melissa has been a staff member since 2017.