New therapist joins KEL team


KEL Physical Therapy and Wellness in Wayne has announced that Julie Vilkas, PT, MPT has joined the practice. 

"Julie’s skills will complement the quality physical therapy and wellness services that KEL is currently providing to northeast Nebraska," said Karen Longe with KEL. 

"Julie's professional experience includes providing manual therapy including muscle energy techniques, myofascial release, soft tissue and joint mobilization along with her focus on patient education and exercise to meet movement goals is a wonderful addition to our practice. Julie’s warm personality, gift of communication and palpable energy in serving our community in rehabilitation and wellness services will be a benefit to many," Longe added. 

Vilkas is providing physical therapy services in a 1:1 private office setting at the convenient downtown Wayne location. 

Those wishing to work with her are asked to contact KEL directly to make an appointment with Julie. Physician referral is welcomed, however not required. 

"As the newest member of the KEL therapy and wellness team, I am excited to bring my experience in manual therapy and general orthopedics to Wayne," Vilkas said.

She graduated from the University of Evansville in Indiana with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Physical Therapy and worked for over 10 years in a variety of treatment settings including outpatient orthopedics, home health, and inpatient rehab. She and her family moved to Wayne from Arizona when her husband took a faculty position at Wayne State College. 

Vilkas brings various manual therapy techniques including muscle energy, myofascial release, and craniosacral therapy to the clinic as well as an enthusiasm for lifelong fitness and wellness. 

In her free time, she loves to travel with her family and pursues active living through running, hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. Her favorite part of being a physical therapist is the interaction with people from the community.

Julie Vilkas PT, DPT will be joining Dr. Gail McCorkindale and Dr. Karen Longe at KEL in serving the community in providing physical therapy and wellness services.