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Tips for Staying Comfortable While Gardening

It’s that time of year again!  With the warmer weather and spring showers comes the fun project of organizing your garden and planting flowers!  Believe it or not, we actually see patients who have pain or injury from their gardening and yardwork experiences.  Fortunately, there are ways to stay more comfortable and avoid injury while working in your yard which…

Staff Spotlight: Lori Koehn, Office Manager

Lori Koehn is Omaha Physical Therapy Institute’s (OPTI) office manager and first impressions specialist.  If you are or have been a patient at OPTI, you most likely know Lori!  Lori has been with OPTI the longest out of any employee as she started just a couple years after Katie and Brent opened the clinic in 2007.  One word to describe…

Avoiding “Chronic Cardio”

The term “Chronic Cardio” came into my awareness while reading a book by Mark Sisson titled Primal Endurance.  This term is used to describe the exercise patterns that some of us get into while pursuing our goals, whether they be weight loss, better fitness, or an upcoming race.  The description of this pattern in Mark’s book hits close to home…

Sport Specialization Among Young Athletes

Sport participation can offer several benefits to children and adolescents when dosed appropriately.  But, over the past several years, youth athletics has changed considerably. It has changed from child-driven, fun recreational play for enjoyment to adult-driven, highly structured practice dedicated to sport-specific skill development. Young athletes have been challenged with growing competiveness in youth sports, pressures from adult coaches/parents, and…

Staff Spotlight: Brent Cordery, PT and Co-Founder of OPTI

Brent Cordery is a physical therapist and co-founder of Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI).  He manages OPTI alongside his wife Katie Cordery, who is also a physical therapist at OPTI.  OPTI was established in 2007 by Brent and Katie in order to provide Omaha with a physical therapy clinic that provides people the healthcare that they deserve. Learn more about…

Staff Spotlight: Ashlie Eckmann, PT

Ashlie Eckmann is one of the amazing physical therapists at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute.  She is sweet, compassionate, and committed to providing top quality physical therapy care to her patients.  Find out more about Ashlie below! Where are you from?  Where did you graduate high school, college, and physical therapy school? I am from Beebeetown, Iowa but was born in…