I have been involved in the Orthotics and Prosthetic field for the past 34 years, first as a patient than as a technician and now a practitioner.

In November of 1986, I was involved in a hunting accident that resulted in the amputation of my left leg, below the knee. Early in 1987, I was fit with my first prosthesis and since then I have had a passion for orthotics and prosthetics. “There is just something about taking a person that is down and giving them hope and helping hand up.” That experience was provided to me at a young age and I have made it my life’s work of returning that favor.

In 2001, I received my certification and began work at Nebraska Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (NOPS). From 2001-2010, I practiced at NOPS in Grand Island. In 2010, I transferred to the Kearney Office and over the next several years I grew the Kearney office, which brought me to open up New Horizons O & P in February of 2020.

Over the past 34 years of being an amputee and 23 years of being a practitioner, I have seen and experienced many advancements in the O & P field. The field has changed tremendously but the passion and drive to help others remain the same. The ability to help people that are in a similar situation that I was in, is a great driving force in my life and I convey that to my patients.

The mission statement “Creating New Horizons through Innovation and Compassion” is not just a statement, they are words that we here at New Horizons O & P live by everyday… Creating new beginnings and giving a hand up is what we are about…Creating “New Horizons” together.

JO COOK, Office Administrator

Oversees all the office duties, including billing, account receivable, collections, and appointment needs. Stays current with O & P changes and regulations. Enjoys interacting with the patients and has 10+ yrs in the medical profession.

Interest: Traveling, motorcycle trips, and spending time at the lake

Sandi Olson, Business Manager

Responsible for all our HR, Accounting and Credentialing needs.

Education: BS in Business Admanistration/ Accounting and has 3O+ yrs of experience in the medical profession.

Interest: Traveling, golfing, and running