At Columbus and Humphrey Physical Therapy we want our patients to return to function so they can have their lives back. We understand that people in pain need, more than anything else, to feel good again. By combining our collective skills, training, knowledge and experience, we achieve better results for our patients.

To learn more about our team members please click on their names below:

Steven Line, PT, OCS, ATC

Steven Line, PT, OCS, ATC - Humphrey, NE “I was drawn to a profession that blended science with anatomy and movement. In addition, I had some personal experience with physical therapy after a car wreck and was appalled at the level of customer service I received. I believed that it could be better.

“I hope to give my patients confidence in their therapist and their treatment. I hope they will say that they really have never been treated so well in their lives. To paraphrase Patch Adams, ‘If you treat a disease, you can win or lose. You treat a person and you win every time.’ I enjoy and am most comfortable treating people with work injuries, orthopedic conditions, spine problems and sports injuries. They are motivated to participate in their own treatment with home exercise prescriptions – and help get their lives back.”

MPT: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Athletic Training, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties; Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification; SportsMetrics; Foot Orthotic Fabrication; WorkWell Industrial Programs including Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Pre-Work Screens, Work Hardening and Job-Site Assessments
Multidisciplinary spine care (McKenzie, Paris, Mulligan, Saunders), elbow/wrist/hand rehabilitation and custom splinting
American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification
Community: Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Elks Country Club

Steve loves spending time with his wife and kids. He is very passionate about bowhunting whitetail deer and Nebraska Football.

He spends most of his free time in the outdoors, sharing time between a family farm in Kansas and family river ground in Nebraska. He looks forward to sharing the outdoor experience with his children as they get older.

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Rusty Kuhl, PT

Rusty Kuhl, PT - Humphrey, NE“As an athlete, I had been through injuries and had to push myself through rehab, and I watched how the therapists and trainers worked to get the athletes back to their goals. Ultimately, I knew I wanted to help people and I wanted to be in an environment where I could do that, but also have variety and some connection to sports and athletes. PT fits that mold for me. I enjoy the interaction with patients/clients and making decisions about their best short- and long-term treatments. Once you connect with a patient, the recovery process is a whole lot easier.

“I am very much ‘hands-on’ with my patients. I like to be in constant communication with the patient throughout treatment, making sure I am getting the optimal result. I hope to give my patients a return to the quality of life they enjoyed prior to their accident/ injury or condition. And a level of confidence about the quality of PT they receive and our ability to help them. I will do whatever I can to deliver them the best possible service and outcome. From the time they start to the time they finish PT, I am thinking about what I can do that will help them the most.”

MPT: Physical Therapy, The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN
Health Science, The College of Saint Scholastica
Developed: Performance Enhancement Program for Athletics, manual therapy protocols for headaches and fibromyalgia
Trained: Mulligan Concept
Certified: WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) and Pre-Work Screens
Additional Training:
Elbow/wrist/hand rehabilitation and custom splinting
Clinical Instructor: Education and Credentialing, American Physical Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association

Rusty loves spending time with his wife and six children. He also enjoys golf, Husker football, Duke basketball, reading books on history and playing any type of sports. He also enjoys coaching youth basketball and T-ball, as well as spending time with family and friends on the lake.

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Josh Hamilton, PT

Josh Hamilton, PT - Humphrey, NE“I enjoy helping others. I was always interested in anatomy and how the body works. I enjoy meeting and interacting with all different kinds of people with different backgrounds and building relationships with patients. Most of all, I enjoy being part of their success.

“Physical Therapy, for me, is the ability to interact with my patient on a level where we are working toward the same goals of overall better health.  I want my patients to feel comfortable and relaxed with me.  It is important to me to help educate my patients on their individual condition as we work towards positive results.”

DPT: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
BS: Biology, Wayne State College, Wayne, NE
BLS for Healthcare Providers
WorkWell Industrial Pre-Work Screens
American Physical Therapy Association, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association

Josh enjoys all sports, the outdoors and fishing in his free time.

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Tricia Faimon, PT, CSCS, FF/EMT

Tricia Faimon, PT, CSCS, EMT - Humphrey, NE"I always knew I would go into healthcare because I've always had an interest in how the body works. I chose physical therapy after having undergone several orthopedic procedures and being exposed to the field as a patient. When a patient comes in with severe pain or functional limitations, I draw on my experience of being a patient myself. I feel that a being able to laugh, especially during those tough times, can help the patient progress through their treatment process.

"I'm a hands-on, open book type of physical therapist. I want to know what is going on with each of my patients and I present them with the big picture of what it will take to get them back to the things they enjoy. I strive to give each patient my best effort to get them back to their desired function. In addition, I hope that I'm able to educate them on their condition so that if there are future issues they may be able to resolve them on their own. Of course, I'm always there should they need to return."

BA: Medicine, UNMC
Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Firefighter (FF)/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Trained: McKenzie Method (MDT), Aquatic Therapy Instruction, WorkWell Industrial Pre-Work Screens, Gait/Running Analysis, Kinesiotaping & McConnell Taping, Orthopedic Conditions and Sports Related Injuries, IMPACT Certified Concussion Evaluation
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association, National Strengthening and Conditioning Association, Sports Physical Therapy Section of APTA
Community: CPR/First Aid instructor, Firefighter/EMT – Hadar Fire & Rescue, provides medical coverage for the Elkhorn Valley Cycling Club

Tricia enjoys sports and covering sporting events, gardening, reading, traveling, dancing and attending tractor pulls in her free time.

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Scott Vancura, PT

Scott Vancura, PT - Humphrey, NE"I experienced a few injuries while I was younger and competing in athletics. I had a great experience with physical therapy and returned to athletics much quicker than I would have without treatment. I really enjoy how big of a difference physical therapy makes in people's lives. I enjoy working with my patients and getting to know them. It's always been my goal to give my patients the best possible experience and all the resources they need to manage their condition and prevent future recurrences."

BA: Biology, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
Trained: Dry Needling, Extremity/Spine Mobilizations, WorkWell Pre-Work Screens, Custom Orthotics
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
Community:  Columbus Area Youth Football Organization (CAYFO) Coach

Scott enjoys sports and spending time with friends and family.

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Philip Parker, PT

Phillip Parker, PT"My interest in physical therapy began in high school when I was a patient myself. I was amazed by my therapist and how he could get me ready to play soccer again and the compassion he showed while doing it. My interest continued while taking my anatomy classes and being amazed at how wonderful and perplexing the human body is. The human body continues to fascinate me every day and I am proud to be in a profession where I am able to help heal and improve people's lives. One of my favorite parts about this profession is all of the people I get to meet. Every person is individually different even if they have the same injury or condition.

"When I am able to create the trust and respect with a patient, I am able to help them so much more and they in turn enjoy coming to therapy and are able to help themselves improve. There is not a better feeling in the world then seeing a patient return to whatever they needed help with or receive the pain relief they have been needing. I also really enjoy the wide diversity of the profession. There are so many opportunities that we couldn't possibly learn everything in school. I am very excited to continue learning and growing in this profession as it continues to change and grow."

DPT: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
BS: Exercise Science, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Nebraska Chapter of APTA, Orthopedic Section of APTA
Community: AYSO

Phillip enjoys all sports, soccer being his favorite. He enjoys playing and has been coaching youth soccer since high school. Phillip has become a runner over the last few years participating in several half marathons and smaller races. He also enjoys playing video games, reading, or watching movies.

Stephanie Jarecki, PT

Stephanie Jarecki, PT“I grew up on a farm outside of Stromsburg and attended Cross County High School.  When I was in middle school and high school, I made frequent visits to my physical therapist after sports injuries or random injuries encountered on the farm.  I absolutely loved going to PT, which was saying a lot since my appointments were at the crack of dawn and I wasn’t a morning person.  When I first started college, I thought I wanted to pursue accounting as I enjoyed my business classes in high school.  However, I found that I had more of a passion for helping others and understanding the human body.  Luckily for me, I found a career that allows me to do both and I truly couldn’t be any happier with my decision to pursue physical therapy.”

“It’s pretty hard to pick one thing that’s the best about being a PT!  But I would have to say that seeing a patient perform a task that he or she hadn’t been able to perform prior to being treated with PT has got to be up there at the top.  Seeing that satisfaction and joy that comes over them when they accomplish something that seemed so far out of reach before, but is attainable now is incredibly rewarding.”

BS: Business Administration and Exercise Science, Nebraska Wesleyan, Lincoln, NE
Trained: Dry Needling
Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Nebraska Chapter of APTA

Steph loves playing sports – sand volleyball, basketball, flag football, mud volleyball just to name a few.  She also really enjoys camping (in a camper with AC and a shower).  She’s not too bad at 10 point pitch and loves spending an evening catching up with family and friends with a few friendly card games.

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Michael Schutte, PT

Michael Schutte, PT Coming soon.




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To schedule an appointment with us, please call our Columbus office at 402-564-5456, our Humphrey office call 402-923-1011, or our Norfolk – Northeast Nebraska Physical Therapy office at 402-371-8278. You can also use our online Request an Appointment form.

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