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Self Hygiene Tips for the Soccer Athlete

Nobody wants to be the stinky kid, right?!  It’s important as an athlete to recognize the responsibility you have to maintain good hygiene in order to avoid unnecessary issues including infections and bad odors.  Here are a few simple tips to keep you clean and healthy! 1.  Keep your equipment clean. Make sure you wash your shin guards with soap…

Happy and Healthy Holidays To You!

The holiday season often brings the unwelcome feelings of stress and feeling unhealthy.  There are so many demands we place on ourselves with parties, shopping, baking, hosting, and cleaning.  Shouldn’t “the most wonderful time of the year” make you feel a little better than this? Here are some simple tips to get you feeling a little healthier and happier during…

3 Quick Home Workouts for “Busy” People

There are no excuses now!  The following exercise routines can be done in your home with minimal to no equipment.  If you do have resistance bands or weights, you can incorporate them as you wish. Exercise is SO important for SO many reasons both physically and mentally! Remember that for anyone just starting an exercise routine, it is important to…

5 Tips on How to Safely Get Started on an Exercise Program

Are you ready to make exercise a part of your routine?  Are you not sure how to get started safely?  Here are a few tips on how to properly get moving and grooving! 1. Consult with your doctor or physical therapist. If you have not exercised in a long time or have underlying health issues, it is important to make…

Can Ankle Mobility Prevent Knee Injury?

Squatting is among the most functional of all human movements and is frequently regarded as a starting point in the movement assessments for many healthcare practitioners.  Much like any refined sport-specific movement, a biomechanically efficient squat is something you just know when you see it.  This efficiency in movement requires sufficient muscle strength, body awareness, balance, and joint mobility across…

PEACE and LOVE for Injury!

Soft tissue injuries need PEACE and LOVE!  What do these acronyms actually stand for?  Click on the link below to find out more! https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/   Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is an outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic that is locally owned and operated with the main location at 144th & Dodge and a satellite clinic inside the Omaha Sports…

Importance of Sleep on Athletic Performance and Injury Risk

Adequate sleep is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is considered to be critical to human physiological and cognitive function. Often times people place sleep on the back burner in order to keep up with the demands of our fast-paced society. According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), sleep is essential to the health of the brain,…

Train Like You Play

There are many variables that exist in the world of strength and conditioning, most of which athletes and avid exercisers are familiar with adjusting in order to get the desired effect from their exercise.  For example, someone looking to build muscle size may primarily perform their resistance exercises in a certain repetition range and at a certain percentage of their…

Get To Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise

 Rate of Perceived Exertion Get to Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise   There is a lot of great technology out there that is capable of giving you metrics on your workouts, but there is nothing that can substitute the keen sense of an athlete that is in-touch with their physiology.   Know thyself! To help you have a reference…

Simple Stretch for Anterior Knee Pain

Do you have anterior (front-sided) knee pain?  If this pain came on gradually without any known cause or obvious trauma/injury, you may benefit from a very basic course of treatment.  Assuming there is no specific derangement of the cartilage, ligaments, and tendons in and around your knee, you may get fairly rapid relief simply by doing some stretching to the…