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Meet Braden Swanson, Physical Therapist at OPTI

“I knew that I wanted to be a physical therapist so I could be a part of a community where I could help people recover from various injuries, diseases, surgeries, and health events in their life.”   Braden Swanson has been a great addition to the team at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI)!  He is one of the five physical…

Keeping it Positive – Diane’s Comeback Story

Diane Johnson is one of the most upbeat, positive people that you will ever meet.  She is so thoughtful and encouraging to others.  Her smile is continuous.  What happens to someone like Diane when they are faced with a severe injury that keeps them from doing the things they love and makes them wonder, “Will I ever be able to…

Dancing Through Rehab – An OPTI Comeback Story

When Abby Moore first came into Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), she definitely was not dancing.  In fact, she was on crutches and nursing a recently reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee.  She knew that her injury was going to take a lot of physical and mental strength to overcome, but she was ready to take on the…

How Team OPTI was formed

The staff at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) has been carefully chosen in order to make sure that as a physical therapy team, we are providing patients with the most effective and efficient care possible in a fun, positive environment.  Here is a little story about how the staff members all met Katie and Brent Cordery, physical therapists and owners…

When is an X-Ray Necessary after an Ankle Sprain?

You just rolled your ankle during practice and it swells immediately, leaving you in pain and wondering, “Do I have a fracture or is this just a sprain?” Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in athletes.  Most times, ankle sprains do not require an x-ray or surgery.  However, sometimes an ankle sprain can be accompanied by a…

How Ethan Made it Back to Baseball- An OPTI Comeback Story

“I really enjoyed working and getting to know Sara.  She helped me learn new ways to throw and how to listen to my body more.”  Ethan McCormick Being sidelined from an injury is so difficult.  Ethan McCormick knows this feeling all too well.  The 9th grader from Bennington High School suffered an injury in the spring of 2017 that kept…

10 Reasons Why Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is DIFFERENT!

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is DIFFERENT from the status quo…IT’S SIMPLY BETTER.  Why? 1.  We are a family owned, private practice seeing patients of ALL ages working to do the right thing—give people the care that they deserve and for which they are paying. We treat our patients the way that we would want our own family members to be…

Preparing to Play Throughout the Game

There is always talk about warm-up prior to soccer practices and games but there is rarely a focus on re-warming up at half time or if you are coming off the bench to sub into a game.  It is important to re-warm up prior to entering a soccer game as you need to re-wake up the nervous system and prepare…

Taking the Fear out of Movement

Choose Your Words Carefully I had a patient come in recently to their physical therapy session and tell me that another medical professional told her that she had “the worst, most degenerative” lumbar spine he had ever seen after looking at her x-ray.  She was devastated hearing that news.  She was not even having pain in her low back at…

Coming Back Stronger after an ACL Tear!

Laura Ney’s Comeback Story- Coming Back Even Stronger After an ACL Tear! Tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating and leave you feeling defeated and emotionally destroyed.  For some, it means the end of their athletic career but for patients that come through Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), an ACL tear is an opportunity for a great comeback…