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What to Expect After a Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

You have been suffering with shoulder pain for months, and have attempted to address the pain with anything and everything.  You have gone through physical therapy, taken medications, and have had injections without any improvement in your symptoms.  You have an MRI and the doctor tells you that you have a rotator cuff tear that should be repaired.  What next?…

Jenna’s Positive Outlook & Experience at OPTI

“Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI)is such a fun atmosphere. Getting therapy here kept me motivated and excited to progress in a positive direction with my injury. Not only did therapy help me physically, but also this positive environment kept me in a happy and energetic mood. My experience at OPTI will always be one to remember.” -Jenna Springer -Former SIUE…

ATTENTION ALL FORMER & CURRENT OPTI ACL PATIENTS – ACL Comeback Celebration!

Just a reminder! Our first ACL Comeback Celebration is Tuesday, January 3rd! We would love for you to join us at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute’s Main Clinic (144th & Dodge). Come and go as you please – open house from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m.  We are excited to welcome ALL former and current OPTI patients who have experienced an ACL injury! The night will consist of pizza, raffles, games, conversing with the OPTI…

Meet the Physical Therapist – Katie Cordery

Learn more about Katie Cordery, one of the founders of Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI)!  She has been running and practicing as a physical therapist at OPTI since it opened in July 2007! What was your “moment” where you realized you wanted to become a physical therapist? I never really had a moment, just more of an awareness that I…

Meet the Physical Therapist – Brent Cordery

Although famous for his trumpet playing in the Cornhusker marching band, Brent Cordery also possesses a talent for helping others.   Brent is one of the co-founders of Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) and has been running and practicing as a physical therapist at OPTI since the doors opened in July 2007.  Learn more about Brent Cordery below! My name is Brent…

Sam’s 5 Step Warm-up to Properly Prep for the Pool

Sam Holmes, OPTI’s Wellness Program, is a Certified Fitness Trainer, professional triathlete, and coach for swimmers and triathletes.  Here are some exercises Sam feels swimmers should include in an active warm up before getting into the pooll!   1. Begin by warming up with arm circles with both arms for 30 seconds each 2. Resisted Internal Rotation both arms, 10 reps…

Meet the Physical Therapist – Sara Palinski

What was your “moment” where you realized you wanted to become a physical therapist? I was in physical therapy as a patient after I had shoulder surgery. Later on in my rehab, the physical therapist that I worked with had me doing softball drills and throwing long toss in the parking lot and I thought, this seems like a pretty…

What I Wish I Would Have Known Before My Surgery

As I sit trying to brainstorm a list of items you can prepare for your surgery from my own personal experience, I began to realize that there is honestly only so much you can prepare for.  We are humans. By nature, we want to be prepared for every endeavor we take in life.  However, there are only so many times…

Getting Back in the Game After ACL Reconstruction

“As an athlete, soccer is my life. ACL Reconstruction surgery could have ended my career. I am forever grateful to Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) and their Athletes In Motion (A.I.M.) program. OPTI’s team got me back into action and I am back playing the sport I love. OPTI is the best Physical Therapy team in Omaha.” -Mayme Conroy -UNL…

Win the Day

Workouts can be very tough, but sometimes getting yourself to do the workout can be even tougher! There are many ways a person can be healthy and stay healthy, so we have to remember there is more than one “right way” to a have fit lifestyle. I’ll be the first to admit I do not go for a run when…