Dr. Dan Witte, PT, DPT, OCSBoard Certified Physical Therapist
Dan was raised in Louisville, graduating from Louisville High School in 2001. He attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont graduating with a major in biology and a minor in Chemisty in 2005. In 2007 he enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Creighton University graduating in 2010. After graduation he spent time in a residency program to become a Board Certified Orthopedic specialist. He enjoys working closely with patient to help them achieve their goals and to return to their specific functions and activities. In his spare time he loves to coach youth sports, play golf, and spend time with his family.
Katie Alvarado, PTA
Katie was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. After graduating from Grand Island Senior High, Katie attended the University of Nebraska Omaha where she received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. After completing her Bachelor’s degree Katie then attended Clarkson College where she obtained her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant degree graduating Summa Cum Laude. Katie is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Kayla Mammen PT, DPT
Kayla was raised in Wilber, NE where she graduated from Wilber-Clatonia High School. Following high school, Kayla attended Doane College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Exercise Science and minors in Biology and Psychology. Kayla obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Kayla is excited for a career that enables her to help members of the Louisville and surrounding communities return to activities they enjoy following an injury, surgery, or pain related conditions. Kayla is interested in all aspects of physical therapy, especially joint replacements, sports injuries, and balance difficulties. Kayla has training in vestibular rehabilitation, which allows her to help patients with BPPV, dizziness, tinnitus, and other vestibular symptoms. Kayla and her husband, Jason, enjoy spending time with their family and friends, hiking with their dogs, and traveling to new places.
Melissa Schulze, PTA
Melissa was raised in Murray, NE. After graduating from Conestoga High School, Melissa attended Wayne State College where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology. After receiving her Bachelor's degree, Melissa attended Clarkson College where she obtained her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assistant. After recovering from two hip surgeries in high school and going through physical therapy herself. Melissa has a passion to help patients reach theirs goals and return back to their specific functions and activities.
Dr. Natosha Siemek, PT, DPT
NaTosha was raised near Ansley, Nebraska, but her and her family have made Louisville, NE their home. NaTosha is excited to be part of a hometown community where she can serve the population and raise her family. NaTosha attended Nebraska Wesleyan University where she ran 4 years on the track team and received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Following Wesleyan, she attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. NaTosha is also a member of the Nebraska National Guard for over 17 years and is thankful for the opportunities and experiences that organization has provided her. NaTosha has been practicing physical therapy full time since 2013. She has specialty experience working in pediatrics and women's health and is excited to bring these opportunities to Witte Physical Therapy.
Dr. Christy Sieler, PT, DPT
Christy grew up on a farm south of Wisner, Nebraska. She and her husband, Nathan, currently reside in Hooper, NE. Christy is excited to serve and be part of a small community similar to where she grew up. Christy attended Concordia University Nebraska where she ran 4 years on the track team and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. After graduating, she attended Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Christy has specialized clinical experiences working with pelvic health, vestibular, and orthopedic populations and is excited to utilize these skills at Witte Physical Therapy. In her free time, Christy enjoys cooking new recipes, gardening, and staying active with her husband and pet dog and cat.
Dr. Jerry Bockman, PT, DPT
Jerry grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska, where he graduated from Bellevue West high school in 2011. His family moved to the rural Weeping Water area in 2008. After high school he attended Southwest Minnesota State University where he majored in Exercise Science and was a part of the football team for three years. He then completed his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016. Jerry earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, graduating in the spring of 2020. In his free time, Jerry enjoys spending time outdoors, helping out at home with his family’s show cattle, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. Jerry is excited to begin his career as a physical therapist in the community that he has called home and build lasting relationships while helping his patients reach their desired goals.
Proud member of the 6% of physical therapists in the United States who are board certified to serve their patients better.
After graduating from Creighton University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Dr. Dan Witte chose to apply for a residency program for Orthopedics.
After completing an additional year of study and focused patient care Dr. Dan passed another round of board certification exams to become an Orthopedic Certified Specialist. Although he has experience in a variety of areas and disciplines with physical therapy, Dr. Dan has received extra training and posses extra skills needed to accurately and efficiently help get you back to your normal function and life.
Injury Prevention & Rehab
Helping patients both prevent future injuries and recover from past ones
The goal of physical therapy is to set the patient up for success. We want to use our skills to treat the current issue that you are dealing with, but also work to give you the tools to make sure it can be managed long term. Patient education and physical therapy treatment is a big part of our care.
Every patient is different and so is our approach to treating them.
Every injury is not the same for every patient, thus every treatment can’t be. For physical therapy to be effective each treatment approach must be tailored for the individual and must include more than a physical approach. With every patient we take the time to analyze every aspect of the injury and work to address all issues to ensure the best recovery possible.