Staci Wietfeld, PT, OCS

Staci Wietfeld, PT, OCS

Physical Therapist at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

As a physical therapist, I help people achieve a higher quality of life and find a sense of empowerment through physical therapy.

I grew up in a small town in rural Nebraska and had an interest in physical therapy from a young age after a knee injury led me to need therapy care myself. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and went on to receive a Doctor of physical therapy at Creighton University. I have been a physical therapist for 18 years, eight of which have been here at Avera.

I specialize in general orthopedics — treating joints and muscle problems throughout the body. I work with women and men with pelvic floor problems to help reduce pain or problems associated with bladder and bowel function. And I enjoy helping patients with amputations learn to use their prosthetic devices for improved mobility.

Away from work I love to be out and active with my husband and kids watching their seasonal sports, riding bikes, hiking or whatever looks fun for the day. We all enjoy getting out and working in our flower gardens in the summer.

Author Archive | Staci Wietfeld, PT, OCS

10,000 Steps: The Reason Behind the Number

Have you ever wondered where that elusive 10,000-step number came from or how many steps are right for you? Have you wondered about those crazy Fitbits that everyone is wearing? In the physical therapy department I have many patients every month ask me about walking goals so let’s tackle the question. Read More »
Exercise · McKennan

Is a New Year’s Resolution in October Crazy? Maybe Not.

Can I get a show of hands? No one likes to see Christmas decorations out before Halloween or wants to stress about cooking a turkey dinner before the first autumn leaves have begun to fall, am I right? Yet, I was reminded this week of how close the holiday season is as my 10-year-old son broke out the Christmas Carol piano book and started playing. Read More »
Wellness and Prevention · McKennan

5 Tips for Back Health in Your Garden

If spring and summer bring out your green thumb, we want to make sure it doesn’t also bring on an aching back. Before you head out into your garden this season consider a few tips to keep your back safe and make your garden more enjoyable. Read More »
Brain and Spine · McKennan