Our Therapists - North Platte & Mullen




Tyler Sexson, DPT, CHT

  • Co-founder and owner of Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2005
  • APTA Sports Emergency Management Course
  • Tyler is a Board Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
  • Tyler is very active in the North Platte community. He is a member of the North Platte Ambassadors.







  • Aaron Wenburg, DPT, SCS, CSCS

  • Owner, Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab
  • Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2002
  • Doctorate in Physical therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004
  • Aaron is one of only a few board certified Sports Physical Therapy Specialists within the state of Nebraska.
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2006-2007 at Gundersen Lutheran, LaCrosse, Wisconsin
  • Fellowship opportunities: taught athletic training students and doctorate level PT students at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, completed research on gait analysis, provided sports coverage and diagnostic screening for athletes of all levels.
  • APTA Sports Emergency Management Course
  • Clinical Instructor for the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Kearney for Doctorate of Physical Therapy students.



  • Nikki Gracey, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004
  • Nikki sees patients Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at our outpatient satellite clinic in Mullen, NE.
  • She also sees patients at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, NE.
  • Currently covers Mullen football games
  • Visits Mullen, Hyannis and Thedford schools regularly to provide physical therapy screenings
  • Special training in Women’s Health



  • Megan Frickel, DPT

  • Graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of Nebraska, Omaha, 2007
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2010
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Completed training in APTA Pelvic Health, Level 1
  • Experience in outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, acute care, home health care, skilled nursing and women's health
  • Enjoys running and spending time with her family outdoors



  • Kellie Dodge, DPT

  • Bachelor's of Science from Chadron State College, 2005
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2007
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Professional Interests: Orthopedics
  • Personal Interests/Hobbies: Running, classic movies, spending time with family, involvement with Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)



  • Kara Sandman, PTA

  • Bachelor's of Science/Sociology/Psychology, 1997
  • Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant, Colby Community College, 2012
  • Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency.
  • Kara is passionate about fitness and enjoys a variety of activities, particularly being outdoors.
  • Our Therapists - Mullen




    Nikki Gracey, DPT

  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004
  • Nikki sees patients Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at our outpatient satellite clinic in Mullen, NE.
  • She also sees patients at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, NE.
  • Currently covers Mullen football games
  • Visits Mullen, Hyannis and Thedford schools regularly to provide physical therapy screenings
  • Special training in Women’s Health
  • Our Therapists - Ogallala




    Tara Perlinger, DPT

  • Owner of Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, Ogallala location.
  • Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2002.
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2004.
  • Special training in treating postural asymmetries/postural discord.
  • Has a passion for promoting health and fitness and helping people achieve their maximal level of function through education and motivational guidance.



  • Wiley Sowle, DPT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Franklin Pierce University in Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • Special training and interest in manual therapy of the spine.
  • Enjoys fitness and sports including basketball, golf, and running.



  • Maggie O'Neil, ATC

  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis of Athletic Training from the University of Nebraska Kearney 2004. Graduate Assistant-ship in Sports Medicine at the University of Central Missouri 2005
  • AASDN Certified Nutrition Specialist
  • Sandhills Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab SPEED Camp Coach
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer- all ages
  • Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, listening to music, Biking, Lifting Weights.
  • Give us a call today:

    North Platte Clinic:
    616 W Leota
    North Platte, NE 69101
    (308) 534-5590
    Mullen Clinic:
    106 NW 1st St.
    Mullen, NE 69152       
    (308) 546-2306
    Ogallala Clinic:
    700 East 1st, Suite A&B
    Ogallala, NE 69153
    (308) 284-7333