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
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.
Trish Staack, Customer Experience Specialist
Trish grew up in Omaha, NE. She graduated from Herzing University in 2012 with her Associate's Degree in the applied science of Massage Therapy. After spending about 5 years as an LMT in Omaha, Trish decided to go back to her first love, cooking. She spent the next few years learning as much as she could about what fuels our bodies.
In 2018 Trish and her daughter, McKenna, moved to Avoca, NE. Trish married her husband, Josh, in October 2021. In her free time, Trish enjoys painting, photography, yoga, and spending time with McKenna helping her with softball and basketball skills. You can find the Staack family out at the softball field/batting cages on any given weekend from September to July. If they aren’t at practice, a sporting event, hiking with their two dogs, or out in the garden, they are probably arguing over who cheer for the better NFL team.