Denise is a 1984 graduate of Mayo Clinic. Her undergraduate course-work was completed at Doane College where she competed in collegiate volleyball and track. Denise’s childhood was spent growing up and working on her family’s farm near Holdrege, Nebraska. She has lived and worked in Lincoln since her graduation from Physical Therapy school.
Denise’s clinical experience includes in-patient P.T., geriatrics, pediatric care for Lincoln Public Schools, and out-patient orthopedics from 1984 until 1991. Exstrom Physical Therapy was founded in 1991 by Denise. Her clinical expertise is shoulder rehabilitation for all ages and activity levels. Denise’s clinical areas of focus also include all types of orthopedic conditions, women’s health, and geriatric care at the Legacy retirement facilities in Lincoln.
Denise’s over 22 years of clinical experience has not only honed her clinical skills but has given her insight to the importance of health promotion with exercise. The development of Exstrom Wellness Program has allowed past patients and new arrivals the opportunity to develop life changing exercise habits. Denise also donates her time to educate participants of the Nebraska downhill ski club, Lincoln Marathon Clinic, and soccer/volleyball clinics on principals of injury prevention.
Interests outside of work include; traveling, golfing, scuba diving and attending local sporting events with her husband Doug. Denise enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family at her home as well as participating with social events within the community. Denise participates with many local high-schools, colleges, and professional schools allowing students opportunity to learn about Physical Therapy as a profession.