Cozad native Jessica Finnegan has returned to her hometown to practice as a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Cozad Community Physical Therapy.
“I’m thrilled to return to the community that’s supported me all of these years,” Finnegan said. “We have a great hospital system in Cozad and I knew that the Physical Therapy staff was amazing from my summers working here,” Finnegan continued.
Jessica Finnegan graduated from Cozad Community Schools in 2011 and delivered one of the valedictorian addresses at the commencement ceremony. Finnegan was also a three-sport athlete and involved in numerous school and community organizations and activities throughout her high school years. She gained valuable experience ‘shadowing’ at Cozad Community Physical Therapy during her sophomore and junior summers in high school. “Robert Dyer has been and will continue to be a wonderful mentor,” Finnegan expressed.
Jessica attended Hastings College where she majored in Biology and Exercise Science. She graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in 2015. Finnegan worked as a Physical Therapist Tech a couple of summers during collegiate career.
Finnegan graduated in May 2018 from University of Nebraska Medical Center with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Her clinical rotations included stints at Sidney Regional Medical Center, Pediatrics at Children’s Rehabilitation in Grand Island, Homestead Rehabilitation in Lincoln, and St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point.
Finnegan said that her favorite part of her vocation is serving and treating a huge variety of patients of all ages, getting to meet new people and witness them progressing and meeting their goals.
Finnegan is the daughter of Dan and Cindy Finnegan of Cozad.
When asked about Finnegan returning to work at Cozad Community Physical Therapy Dr. Robert Dyer replied: “I personally feel that Jessica could have had the opportunity to work anywhere. Our community is extremely blessed to have such a young, talented and compassionate clinician return to her hometown. The fact that she chose to work here says a lot about our health system and the community of Cozad.”