Terry Olson MHS, PT, FAAOMPT

Terry Olson MHS, PT, FAAOMPT

SOUTH: 14th and Pine Lake
1501 Pine Lake Rd, Ste 20
Lincoln, NE 68512

Bachelor of Science in Biology/Psychology (BScBIO/PSYCH) – University of Nebraska-Kearney, Kearney, NE
Physical Therapy Degree (PT) – University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Master of Health Science in Orthopedic Physical Therapy – University of Indianapolis,   Indianapolis, IN
Transitional Doctorate Physical Therapy (tDPT) – Regis University, Denver, CO – in process

Great Lakes Institute of Manual and Medical Exercise Therapy – 2 year post graduate residency

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) – lifetime Fellow
Principle Faculty Instructor – PNF:Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) – Member of the Orthopedic section
Nebraska Physical Therapy Association (NPTA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
Professional Advisory Council (Physical Therapy Representative) – Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation

Spine, Headache, TMJ, Peripheral musculoskeletal conditions post surgical and acute

After more than 40 years of clinical treatment, my goal is to get the greatest benefit in the least amount of time, with emphasis on patient involvement and education.  Manual therapy is a large component of initial treatment, with prescribed dosing of exercise to maximize tissue healing, improvement in movement, and a means to carry on benefits post therapy, using exercise and lifestyle modification to continue health benefits.  To paraphrase one of my instructors “ the patient needs to be an active participant in their own rescue”.

Terry got his bachelors of science degree with a double major in psychology and biology from University of Nebraska-Kearney in 1975.  He got his graduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Iowa in 1977, with an advanced masters of health science degree in orthopedic physical therapy from University of Indianapolis in 1995.  He completed a 2 year residency in Manual and Medical Exercise Therapy in 2000 and became a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) that same year.  He is currently one of only four Fellows in Nebraska.  In 2011 he started work on his DPT from Regis University in Denver and is 9 hours short from completion.  Terry has managed orthopedic outpatient therapy clinics in South Bend, IN since 1980, as well as serving in a clinical specialist role.  He has taught continuing education courses locally, regionally and national level for over 35 years in the areas of manual therapy, medical exercise and PNF: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation.  He has specialized in treatment of the spine, but his experience base and training include all musculoskeletal conditions.   His wife is also a physical therapist.  Prior to their move to Lincoln, he and his wife also ran a martial arts school in South Bend, IN.  Terry is currently a 5th degree black belt in karate, as well as a 1st degree black belt in hojutsu ryu.  He and his wife hope to continue their teaching tradition here in Lincoln.  He moved to Lincoln in 2018 and is currently working part time at LPTSR.