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Staff Spotlight: Marc Hunley, PT

Marc Hunley, physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, is a man of many talents.  He is an exceptional physical therapist, is quite funny and witty, and is a wonderful father and husband.  Overall, he is a pretty cool dude!  Learn more about Marc below! Why did you become a PT? I became a PT because I wanted to work…

Coming Back to Softball after Tommy John Surgery

Lauren Roecker was inspirational during her physical therapy after her Tommy John surgery.  She took advantage of the specialized care Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) provides for throwing athletes as well as utilized OPTI’s Athletes In Motion clinic at the Omaha Sports Complex to perform her return to play rehabilitation on the field turf!  She has battled back to the…

10 Tips on How to Be a Good Physical Therapy Patient

Are you struggling with an injury or having persistent pain?  Have you thought about trying some physical therapy?  It’s important to find a physical therapy clinic that will give you the time and attention that you deserve and for which you are paying.  Once you find a clinic that fits your needs, it is essential to be a good patient…

Does Running Technique Matter?

Many people recognize the importance of technique when they become familiar with a sport.  For instance, a basketball player is quite familiar with proper shooting form, a golfer the perfect swing, and a soccer player needs to focus on how they strike the ball.  In many sports, technique is far more than just improving a skill, but can actually be…

Staff Spotlight: Sara Loeffelholz Palinski, PT

Sara Loeffelholz Palinski loves to have fun!  This definitely shows through her work as a physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute!  Learn more about Sara below! Why did you want to become a physical therapist?  What do you love about being a physical therapist? When I was a junior in high school, I injured my shoulder, had surgery, and…

Does Strength and Power Equal Confidence in ACL Rehab?

Is there a correlation between the amount of strength and power an individual has with their confidence in returning to play their sport after ACL reconstruction surgery?  A recent article investigated this question.  See the results below! No Relationship Between Strength and Power Scores and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Return to Sport After Injury Scale 9 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament…

Run Faster and More Efficiently!

In distance running going faster is often thought to require greater propulsion, and ultimately, greater effort.  When you are nearing the end of a training run and trying to maintain a certain heart rate, or perhaps approaching the final mile of a marathon and running on “E”, the last thing you want to think about is exerting more effort and…

Staff Spotlight: Matt Vetter, PT, CSCS

Matt Vetter is a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI).  He is a wonderful physical therapist and enjoys treating endurance athletes including runners, swimmers, and cyclists as well as CrossFIT athletes. He is one of the only PT’s in the area certified in the POSE running method.  Matt has completed full and…