Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy offers comprehen-
sive physical therapy services for a wide range of diagnoses,
injuries and conditions. Its physical therapists help patients
recover from surgeries and injuries, help athletes increase
their strength and performance, and help those plagued by
chronic pain to restore pain-free motion and activity.
With the two clinic locations, Nebraska Orthopaedic
Physical Therapy serves patients from Dodge, Saunders,
Washington and Douglas counties as well as the cities of
Fremont, Arlington, North Bend, Hooper, Blair, Scribner,
Schuyler, Wahoo, Cedar Bluffs, Elkhorn and Omaha.
Switching to Great Plains Communications
In addition to having a Doctorate in Physical Therapy,
owner Ross Tessendorf is also a Certified Athletic Trainer
and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
While he clearly is an expert on the movement of mus-
cles and joints, Tessendorf leaves the mechanics of voice
and data transmission to Great Plains Communications.
Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy has been a Great
Plains Communications customer for a year and a half and
currently receives Internet and phone services at both the
Elkhorn and Fremont locations.
“We were previously working with another communications
provider, and the service was initially okay. Over time, how-
ever, their service declined. When we experienced an outage,
it was taking that provider two to three days to fix things;
their technicians came from Lincoln and had to cover the
entire state. Imagine not having phone or Internet services for
that many days. We were basically closed,” Tessendorf notes.
He continues, “Chris Demuth and I decided to switch to
Great Plains Communications in 2015 for a few reasons.
I live in the Blair community, and my wife and I knew
a couple of people who work for the company—Kelli
Swanson, Strategic Account Manager; and Chris Wulf,
OSP Fiber Design Engineer. When we heard Great Plains
Their therapists help patients move
better, and we did the same for
their voice and data transmission
After completing Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees at Creighton University, therapists Ross
Tessendorf and Chris Demuth gained experience working in both hospital and private clinic settings.
In 2006, they opened their own clinic, Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, in Fremont. A second
location in Elkhorn was added in 2016.
On the left, a patient uses the arm bike to warm up his shoulder
while Amy Hoffman (PT, DPT) stretches a patient’s shoulder and
works on range of motion.