About MeDoctor of Physical Therapy
This Is My Story
I am Jarad Miller and would like to thank you for visiting my website to decide if JAM Physical Therapy is the right fit for you. I was born and raised in Omaha, NE, and grew up playing numerous sports including soccer and basketball. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. I am also certified in Functional Movement System (FMS), a process utilized by numerous professional and amateur sports teams in the recovery and prevention of sports injuries. For more information, please visit my FMS informational page on the Services page.
I was drawn to physical therapy at an early age. I always knew that I wanted to help people, and physical therapy was the perfect means to fulfill that calling. My journey to become a physical therapist began when I broke my ankle twice in the same year as a kid. Both injuries required physical therapy after surgery and I was amazed how my physical therapist worked me through drills that soon enabled me to get back in the action. While in college, I tore my ACL. This injury required more surgery and more visits with a physical therapist. Because of my own personal experiences, I know exactly how it feels to be the patient, which has instilled a great deal of compassion in me for every individual I treat.
Before starting JAM Physical Therapy, I spent seven years as a physical therapist in an orthopedic clinic for a large healthcare facility in Omaha. During my tenure, I had the opportunity to work with patients who had a variety of injuries – from car accident and pre- and post-surgical injuries, to student athletes and individuals with neurological disorders. I was fortunate enough to develop a running clinic/program, which was published by the Omaha World-Herald. I also enjoyed participating in numerous community outreach programs including high school physicals, summer sports camps at Millard West, and Career Day at my alma mater, Creighton Prep. Another proud point in my professional career has been giving back to the profession through clinical teaching and assisting in physical therapy classes at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Creighton University Medical Center.
As a physical therapist, I have dedicated myself to truly understanding what it takes to get each patient back to their optimal performance level. To further that commitment, I continue to take education courses with an emphasis on body mechanics, focusing on the complexity of the body in relation to the spine, hips, knees and feet, as well as optimal sports performance. While I enjoy working with patients with all injury types, my background has provided me with a specialized niche for orthopedic injuries and student/weekend athletes. I’ve had the honor to treat many Division I college athletes, as well as numerous local high school student athletes.
When I’m not at JAM Physical Therapy, I enjoy spending time with my wife, Michelle, our petite Goldendoodle, Maya and Vino our petite Australian Labradoodle. I also enjoy time with friends and family around a grill or at a sporting event. I still enjoy playing just about any sport, but I love golf and soccer. You will often find me cheering on the Jays and the Huskers!!
My mission is to serve my community by improving my patients’ quality of life through the use of physical therapy. I will make every effort to be compassionate and achieve superior outcomes through one-on-one individualized treatment.
Excellence – I will strive to provide superior care and outcomes to my patients through innovative treatment and individualized care.
Integrity – I will always be honest and truthful throughout my patients’ care regarding billing, diagnosis and treatment.
Compassion – I will be empathetic toward all patients when caring for their current injuries. I will invest the time to understand their personal goals and appreciate their unique situations.
Service Ethics – I will strive to be a good steward to the community and profession through outreach programs, professional service and accepting all patients.