Meet Gregarious Gracey! An Interview with Nikki Gracey, DPT


If you know Nikki Gracey, you know she is a family and community minded woman with a heart to heal and serve her patients with great intentionality. She is an owner at SandhillsPT – Mullen and she serves the North Platte area one day a week.

What led you to pursue physical therapy for your career?

I took initial interest in high school but really decided it was the career path for me while working as a tech in outpatient physical therapy facility.

Where did you go to PT school?

University of Nebraska Medical Center

What is an aspect of your job you really enjoy? 

I really enjoy the variety of patients that I am able to work with in this setting; children to the elderly, athletes to women’s health patients.

What do you enjoy pursuing outside of physical therapy?

I enjoy following my children in their respective sports careers and spending time with friends.

What does your job entail?

The Mullen outpatient clinic is open three days a week and I see patients at Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in Mullen. I work in North Platte one day a week. I screen athletes for injuries at Mullen 1-2 nights a week and travel to Hyannis High School 2 times a month.

I am looking forward to my new role as a part owner of the Mullen clinic.

Nikki’s word of wisdom:

Life moves fast…don’t waste a minute!

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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Uncategorized


Meet Adventurous Alyssa! An Interview with Alyssa Mertens, DPT

SandhillsPT has a great group of therapists. Over the next few months we will be introducing them to you through our blog. Alyssa Mertens, DPT has been at SandhillsPT North Platte for over a year. She is a North Platte native who brings energy, fun and expertise to our patients.

What led you to physical therapy?

I originally started out as an art major and it wasn’t a good fit. But when some of my friends in college told me about physical therapy, I became really interested in it. I love physical fitness, so it made sense.
What do you enjoy about physical fitness?

I love learning about different kinds of workouts that target different goals. I do it for myself, because I feel great after working out!

Where did you go to PT school?

University of South Dakota.

What is an aspect of your job that you enjoy?

I love helping people with pelvic floor issues. It’s exciting when women realize that I can help them with problems that cause them a lot of pain and difficulty.

Who do you like working with?

There’s great things with every age, but I love working with the older crowd. They crack me up.

What’s your favorite sport to play?

Rugby! It’s like football and soccer and hockey combined. I played fullback and I was on the line. I just basically loved to tackle people. I wasn’t very successful most of the time, but I liked it. I am pretty competitive. I wish we had a team here, because I would definitely play!

What other things are you good at?

I’m good at jumping into uncomfortable situations. I love to try new things.

Wisdom for the road:

As long as you have people around you, any town can be a great place to live.

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Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Interview


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Backpack Safety and Injury Prevention

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Posted by on September 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


Exercise at Your Desk

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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Tips for New Moms

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Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Uncategorized


Three in a Row

Thanks to our patients for voting for us the 2012 North Platte Telegraph’s Reader’s Choice for Physical Therapy. We appreciate you! 

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Posted by on October 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in Uncategorized