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Cathryn Breutzmann

Adjunct Faculty

BSN, Creighton University
MSN, Nebraska Methodist College

General Background
Cheryl is an Assistant Professor of Nursing for Nebraska Methodist College teaching in both the traditional and accelerated nursing programs since 2009.  She also coordinates the RN-BSN Program. Cheryl's past nursing experience was primarily focused in gerontological nursing.

Professional Service/Recognition/Charitable Work

Cheryl is a member of the Tau Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and a volunteer for St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

General Background
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.

Notable Publications/Presentations

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