A Comprehensive Approach
ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation
Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) offers a ONE-OF-A-KIND Anterior Cruciate Ligamanet (ACL) Reconstruction (ACLR) Rehabilitation program. We TRULY CARE about you returning to the activities and sports that you enjoy! Our goal is to help YOU achieve YOUR goals!
According to a systematic review of literature involving ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation programs performed in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2011:
- Only 44% of athletes who had undergone an ACL Reconstruction returned to a competitive sport after their rehabilitation
- At OPTI, 95% of our patients who have rehabilitated a reconstructed ACL have returned to a competitive sport, including several professional athletes, Division I athletes, and high school athletes who went on to earn collegiate athletic scholarships.
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Highly Skilled Care that You Deserve
You will receive ONE-ON-ONE treatment with a doctor of physical therapy every single visit! This allows for constant re-assessment and changes in the plan of care if needed every physical therapy session.
We do not push patients through pain! The Physical Therapists at OPTI use techniques that are comfortable and relaxing to assist with regaining mobility within the first few months after surgery. Our goal is to make sure you end your session feeling better than when you arrived!
Communication is Key
We are in constant communication with your physician, athletic trainer, and coach to make sure everyone is on the same page with your progress and goals throughout your rehabilitation.
Athletes in Motion (A.I.M.) Program
OPTI’s Athletes In Motion (A.I.M.) program is our approach to caring for athletes of all ages and skill levels to allow for a confident and safe transition back to sports. Sport-specific skills are implemented into the rehab program from your first day until your last! This assists with maintaining your skill level and motivation to return to play while being sidelined from your sport.
It’s important for you to be exposed to skills and an environment specific to your sport during your ACL rehab and before returning to practice and games to reduce the risk of re-injury upon return!
Athletes in Motion (A.I.M.) Clinic
OPTI’s A.I.M. clinic is located inside of the Omaha Sports Complex on 147th & Giles allowing athletes access to nearly 70,000 square feet of field turf (bigger than a football field!). There are soccer goals, nets, batting cages, and an abundance of space for kicking, throwing, hitting, punting, and general multidirectional loading and unloading drills specific to your sport!
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“Katie is the best PT in the world! I truly appreciate her patience, enthusiasm, and knowledge. I am now back playing softball and loving it!” –Jessi (ACL surgery)
“Going to physical therapy at OPTI was something I looked forward to every week. Katie not only helped me with the physical part but she also got me through the mental obstacles of recovery. She is the only therapist I know that will take her patient out on the field and work with them one-on-one. Katie and Brent made me feel comfortable and they could always make me laugh through the frustrating times in rehab.” –Ally B.
"My orthopedic surgeon suggested physical therapy for my tennis elbow. I had no idea where to start? I called my PCP and was referred to OPTI…I couldn’t be more satisfied with the therapy I received from there. Everyone is nice starting at the front desk with Lori! I would recommend them hands down than any other place in town. Thanks OPTI!" –Stephanie (Tennis Elbow)
"I really appreciate how much Brent helped me get back into playing collegiate baseball after my shoulder surgery. He gave me comfort, hope, and strength during a tough time and I am grateful for it." –Mike (Shoulder surgery)
“Something I would want people to know about OPTI is that I was able see the same physical therapist every single visit. Most people do not realize that this is unfortunately unique about OPTI. I went to a different PT clinic initially for my injury and found out I was being seen by a college student who was a technician there so I switched to OPTI. It is a night and day difference in quality of care between the two clinics.” – Claire B.
“As an orthopedic surgeon, it is comforting to know that my patients are getting the attention they deserve. They are the most trustworthy PT’s in the area. I have even sent family to them.” – Orthopedic Surgeon in the Omaha area
“The one on one attention was great. I liked that everything we did tied back to soccer. My rehab was soccer-specific and I was able to get some sessions in at the Athletes In Motion Clinic out at the Omaha Sports Complex which was pretty awesome! I felt confident in returning to play!” – Paul (Ankle Injury)
“This note is no doubt long overdue, but comes with enormous gratitude that only continues to grow. This September marked three years since my ACL repair, and each day since I have been blessed with the ability to be fully active, play any sport my heart desired, continue coaching the beautiful game of soccer, climb new mountains (literally) and take on countless adventures and challenges. I certainly have your impressive expertise and fabulous patient care to thank for much of that. So, with all of my heart (and my healthy-thanks-to-you-right-knee), I am grateful. Thank you for leaving a positive permanent impact in my life!” – Becca (ACL Surgery)
“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 has the best Physical Therapy team in Omaha.” – Mayme Conroy, UNL Soccer, Redditch United F.C.
“I did most of my rehab at the A.I.M. clinic. It was awesome! From the first day, I knew I was going to make it back to pitching. Having the turf and the nets to throw and pitch into helped me get my confidence back.” – Brandon (Tommy John Surgery)
“I am so grateful for the care I received from Marc. He was gentle and kind and helped my back so much.” – Bonnie (Low back pain)
“I have had a total knee replacement on both knees but have gone to two different places for physical therapy. Omaha Physical Therapy Institute was so much better than the first place I had to go to. I was able to see Brent every time and his approach to getting my knee to straighten and bend was a lot more effective and less painful than the other place.” – Diane T.