Eric Bjorkman, PT, MPT, CO - Owner
Eric was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in Exercise Science. He then attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois for his degree in Physical Therapy. After graduating, he returned to Lincoln to start his career. He worked in an outpatient clinic with another therapist for 5 years before starting a practice of his own. Eric has been at the 17th & South location for 15 years and joined FYZICAL soon after it began. Eric enjoys seeing a variety of patients from orthopedic to balance. During his free time, he enjoys spending time at the river with his family and friends.
Certifications: Certified Orthotist, Certified Level III Balance Re-Trainer, Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Trained in Neurological Dry Needling
Meredith White, PT, DPT
Meredith was born and raised just outside of Lincoln. As a Nebraska native, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2018 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2021. Growing up a competitive gymnast, Meredith developed her passion for physical therapy at a very young age - after her first ever visit at age 11 following a back injury. Meredith practiced in outpatient orthopedics outside of Madison, WI upon graduation from UNMC, and joined the Fyzical team in November of 2022 upon moving back home to Nebraska. Meredith enjoys getting her patients moving through functional strengthening and mobility exercises, as well as helping them to see their situation in a more positive light, with the goal of helping to get them back to doing what they love most.
Meredith and her husband Jacob loves the outdoors, traveling, and spending time with their friends and family. She also enjoys running (half marathons are her favorite distance), hiking, biking, boating and downhill skiing.
Certifications: Certified Pain-Free Performance Specialist, Trained in Neurological Dry Needling, Certified Level I Balance
Miranda Truka, PTA
Miranda was born and raised in Wilber, Nebraska. She graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program at Southeast Community College in Lincoln in 2020. She joined the FYZICAL team right after graduation and taking her boards. She enjoys all aspects of Physical Therapy and loves working with patients to develop personalized goals to help improve the quality of life and healthy living. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, watching movies and spending time with her family and friends.
Certifications: Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Certified Level I Balance, Trained in Neuro-Release Treatments (Cupping & Scraping)
Beth Fern, PTA
Beth was born and raised in Lincoln and grew up in the country club neighborhood. She played a year of division III volleyball and track in Minnesota and Bethel University. Although Beth was a business marketing major, she always had a passion for health and wellness, so after graduation she worked as a weight loss counselor and was a personal trainer at a big gym in Minneapolis for 5 years. Beth returned to Lincoln to attend PTA school and graduated in 2016. She has worked in both hospital, skilled nursing homes and outpatient facilities which has given her experiences with all walks of life. Working for FYZICAL has improved her manual therapy techniques which she has found brings great results. Beth loves seeing the positive changes in her patients lives as she helps them. decrease pain and/or return to activities they haven’t been able to do In a while. In her free time, Beth and her husband love to spend time with their son Hundson and take their energetic Irish Setter, Duncan for family walks, or go for bike rides.
Certifcations: Certified Level I Balance, Trained in Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Group Fitness Certification (ACE), Trained in Neuro-Release Treatments (Cupping & Scraping)
Kelly Bjorkman, Director of Operations
Kelly Bjorkman joined the FYZICAL Team in the summer of 2019 part time and continued her teaching career of 20 years. In the summer of 2020 she joined the team full time. Kelly was born in Grand Island, moved to Iowa and then returned to Lincoln as a young child, so she calls Lincoln her home! She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan with a bachelor's in Elementary Education. She then pursued two masters degrees through Doane College as she continued her teaching career. As the wife to Eric, she continues to support all areas of the practice. She will be working closely to connect with the community we support in our clinic. Eric and Kelly have a daughter Piper, which is the center of their world. In her spare time, she likes to work outside, enjoy friends and spend time at the river.