Cathryn earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a neuroscience minor from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. She earned a doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE.
Dr. Breutzmann, OTD, OTR/L has experience working as an occupational therapist with a wide variety of diagnoses including neurological, orthopedic, trauma, mental health, general medical conditions, and more. Dr. Breutzmann started her career in acute care including 4 years as lead therapist in the trauma ICU. Her current practice settings are outpatient therapy and ergonomics. In outpatient therapy she sees many diagnoses focusing on holistic care for diagnoses ranging from stroke and brain injury to hand trauma or upper extremity injuries. She is certified in LSVT BIG treatment for those with Parkinson's disease. Recent scholarly work includes presenting on Non-pharmacologic pain management strategies to healthcare providers at Bryan health and teaching Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Physical Agent Modalities at Nebraska Methodist College. Dr. Breutzmann is licensed in physical agent modality use and is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association.
Kalkwarf, H. & Breutzmann, C. (October 2019) Non-pharmacological therapeutic approaches to pain management. Powerpoint presented at Bryan Health Mental Health Conference, Lincoln, NE.
Breutzmann, C., Songy, E., & Thinnes, A. (April, 2014). Spirituality in occupational therapy: Resources for creating spiritual discussion in the classroom and clinic. Poster presented at AOTA Annual Conference & Expo, Baltimore, MD.
Breutzmann, C., Songy, E., & Thinnes, A. (April, 2014). Spirituality in occupational therapy: Resources for creating spiritual discussion in the classroom and clinic. Poster presented at NOTA annual Conference, Omaha, NE.
Bernard, K. Breutzmann, C., Cadwallader, L., & McNamara, E. Post-stroke hemiplegic shoulder pain: Perceived etiology and consequent intervention by occupational therapists. Unpublished manuscript. Department of Occupational Therapy, Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
Wotton, J. M., Elvebak, R. L, Moua, L. C., Heggem, N. M., Nelson, C. A., & Kirk, K. M. (2011). Congruent and incongruent semantic context influence vowel discrimination, Language and Speech, 54(3). 341-360.
Yutsis, M., Bergquist, T., Micklewright, J., & Nelson, C. (2010). Lower Compensation Use is Associated with Greater Family Ratings of Memory Difficulties and Self-Reported Depression among Persons with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24(4), 613.
Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Work
Bryan Health Star Award Fall 2021
Bryan Health Trauma Champion Spring 2016 and Spring 2017
American Occupational Therapy Association 2011-present
Nebraska Occupational Therapy Association Spring 2014-present
Pi Theta Epsilon, Iota Chapter, National Occupational Therapy Honor Society October 2012- present
Historian May 2013-May 2014
American with Disabilities Act Committee Student Representative August 2013-August 2014