James R. Christen, OTR/L

Jim belongs to the Nebraska and American OT Associations. He has had three publications in national OT literature - describing rural private practice, and the use of an airplane in a rural private practice. His presentations have included speaking to the staff of the Arthritis Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Active in Nebraska OT and local civic involvement, Jim served two five year appointments to the Nebraska OT License Board, is a past member & past president of NEST Builders, served two six-year elected terms on the Broken Bow Airport Authority Board, and served three, four-year elected terms to the Broken Bow School Board.


Private practice, Broken Bow, NE, established 6/76, serving facilities across Central Nebraska (within a 150 mile radius of Broken Bow) as consultant, patient evaluator, treatment planner, direct patient services, program development, staff recruitment, and workshop/inservice presentations.

The practice serves the following: school districts/ESUs; hospitals (acute & swing bed); nursing homes; home health agencies; pediatric clinics; private patients,


Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Colorado State University, 1973.


Member of the American OT Association (including private practice network personnel resource).

Nebraska OT Association (past treasurer, various committee memberships).


Served two years as chairperson of the Nebraska OT Practice Board; served two five year appointments to the Board

Serverd as guest lecturer for the University of South Dakota OT program and Creighton University OT program.

OT student fieldwork supervisor/site for the OT programs at several universities.


Broken Bow School Board, served three four-year elected term, four years as Board President.

St. Joseph Catholic Church trustee, twelve years.

Member Broken Bow Elks Club, and tennis instructor for the Elks Youth Tennis League.

Past member & president of the area economic development board (NEST Builders), seven years.

Broken Bow Airport Authority Board, past member, served two six-year elected terms.


Three publications in national OT literature - describing rural private practice, and the use of an airplane as a solution to transportation in a rural private practice.


1980 American OT Association Communications Award; 1985 Nebraska Arthritis Foundation Helen Dillon Award (educational grant - reviewed the Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Arthritis Hospital OT service and presented two lectures to the hospital staff).


State of Nebraska - OT license # 6.

American Occupational Therapy Association

The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) Certified

"two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken



Broken Bow, NE