Physical Therapy Department


Nicki Newell, our Registered Physical Therapist (RPT), was born in Berlin, Vermont and raised in Barre, Vermont. She graduated from University of New England in Biddeford, Maine in 1994. Following college, she practiced as a traveling physical therapist across the country for three years before residing in Hays, Kansas. In January of 2001 she and her husband relocated to Branson, Missouri and she has been with Healing Arts Center since 2006. 

Nicki specializes in many different techniques including myofascial release, strain-counterstrain, kinesio taping, comprehensive balance and mobility training and muscle energy techniques. 

Nicki is enthusiastic about motivating people to reach their maximum functional potential.

Jennifer Mitchell, our licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), was born and raised in Ava, MO. She graduated from Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri in 2005. Following college, she practiced at Skaggs Hospital in Branson, Missouri for two years before becoming a part of the Healing Arts Center in March of 2007. 

Jennifer specializes in kinesio taping, corrective exercise training, myofascial release and soft tissue mobilization. She also has training in fitting therapeutic shoes.

Jennifer finds a great deal of enjoyment in helping patients decrease their pain and increase their quality of life.