Josiah Parker PT,DPT
Josiah is the founder and lead therapist of Elevate Physical Therapy. He grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and went to undergraduate school at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he was a 3 year captain of the basketball team, first team academic all conference, and earned a degree in business management. His pursuits then took him to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he served as class president, was a LEND scholar, received the APTA's minority scholarship award, and earned his doctorate of physical therapy.
Since graduating in 2013 Josiah has developed well rounded skills treating pediatrics, weekend warriors, professional athletes, geriatrics, and pretty much anyone in between. He has spent time honing his craft with many continuing education courses including dry needling, FMS, SFMA, PRI, Kevin Wilk, and concussion courses with the AAN and University of Pittsburgh. Being at the cutting edge of patient care continues to drive him and he is consistently looking for new opportunities to learn.
Josiah is married to his wife Kimberly and they have two kids, a son named Titus and a daughter named Ruby. In his free time he loves any time he can get with family and enjoys being outdoors, especially for hiking or golf.
Julie Banning PT,DPT, PRC
Julie graduated from Concordia University, Seward, NE with a BA in Biology and a BS in Secondary Education. A brief interlude in teaching led her back to pursue her original passion, to treat people in medicine. This background combined with a love of physical therapy drives her desire to help her patients understand the why and how in their physical therapy journey.
After graduating from Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine and Science in 2007, with her doctorate of physical therapy, Julie has continued to expand and develop her skills. She has a strong background treating a wide spectrum of orthopedic injuries across the lifespan. She received her Postural Restoration Certification in 2012. She has diverse skills including visceral mobilization, dry needling and functional tri-planar assessment. Clinically Julie places a strong emphasis on biomechanics of the body and loves to celebrate the ‘wins’ toward physical therapy goals. She considers herself a movement specialist and loves to identify the elements that may be restricting movement patterns.
In her free time, Julie enjoys reading, exploring new ideas and traveling near and far. Julie grew up in Wyoming but now calls Nebraska her home. Any opportunity to spend time outdoors hiking, cycling or walking is a highlight of the day. Spending time with extended family continues to be a priority as well.
Kaitlyn Eason PT, DPT, COMT
Kaitlyn’s passion for total body wellness and optimal performance began at a young age. It continues to be a driving force both in her personal and professional life. Being a physical therapist allows her to achieve her goal of using her knowledge of the human body to serve others in a positive and hands-on way. She strives to better herself as a clinician through consistent continuing education and open communication with colleagues.
Kaitlyn competed in track, cross country, basketball, and USA weightlifting while in high school. Her running career continued briefly into college, before choosing to stop and focus on better overall health. Kaitlyn graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in Physical Fitness and Wellness Management. There, she was an active member and president of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club and the aquatics coordinator for the Kentucky Adapted Physical Education program.
She graduated with her DPT from Ohio University and pursued a career in outpatient orthopedics. In her previous role as clinic director, she assisted in support and clinical staff development and provided mentorship to student physical therapists in her clinic and through pro-bono work. Kaitlyn has completed continuing education in pelvic health, vestibular disorders, PRI, trigger point dry needling and advanced manual therapy techniques to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. Her interests include inspiring all patients to be willing to discover their potential in physical therapy through hard work and an open mind. Kaitlyn believes education, building a strong foundation of rapport, and trust are essential to restoring normal movement and joint/muscle functions.
Kaitlyn and her husband Anthony moved to Omaha, NE in October of 2022 and shortly after welcomed their firstborn son, Maverick Clay. Their new roles of mom and dad have been their most challenging and rewarding ones yet. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys walking and running outdoors, pickleball, hot yoga, strength training, and most of all, spending time with her family. She looks forward to exploring Omaha and creating new and lasting friendships.