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5 Tips To Staying Healthy as a Runner

Summer is here and more and more people are out running.  If you look closely, you will see a great deal of variation in HOW people do such a natural, basic activity.  Unless you are watching a group of elite runners, you are likely to see many different trunk positions and movements, arm swings, stride lengths, cadences, and types of…

Finding the “Strength” to Overcome Injury – JJ’s Comeback Story

Injury is both a physical and mental struggle and no one understands this more than J.J. Gums.  His strength throughout his rehabilitation journey has been inspirational for not only our staff but for other patients at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute.  Check out J.J.’s comeback story below! What was your injury?  Patella tendon rupture (with a surgical repair). How did you…

Sprinting to a State Championship- Sydney’s Comeback Story

Tearing your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and having to have surgery is tough!  Sydney Miller knows this all too well but she also knows that working hard and being diligent with her rehabilitation is essential in making a full recovery.  Sydney went from not being able to walk after surgery to winning a State Championship in track upon her return…

Important Info for Coaches on ACL prevention

Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of anterior cruciate ligamant (ACL) injuries in the knee.  With that increase has come more research on how to reduce the risk of an ACL tear.  It is evident that performing a neuromuscular training program and possibly implementing this program into a warm up and/or cool down,…

The Effectiveness of Soccer Headgear in Reducing Sports-Related Concussions

Does wearing headgear actually protect you from sustaining a concussion? Furthermore, does it limit the severity of a concussion? Check out this study that was in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018. Over 2700 high school soccer participants were included in this randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of wearing a headgear while playing soccer in reducing the…

Improve Your Posture, Improve Your Mood!

Posture & Mood: An Interesting Approach There are correlations between posture and certain moods, feelings and even pain. For example, when someone is sad or in pain, they tend to posture in a slumped position.  But on the other hand, if someone is feeling happy or confident, they tend to posture in more of an upright position and look outward….

Improving Quadriceps Control and Strength after Surgery

A recent systematic review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine investigated treatments for arthrogenic muscle inhibition following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Quadriceps muscle inhibition (the inability to contract the muscle above your knee) is a common symptom following knee surgery in general. This is the result of neural inhibition of the joint sensory receptors, altered spinal…

Katie’s Cool World Cup Story

So what’s the story behind this picture hanging in the lobby at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute? OPTI’s physical therapist and co-owner, Katie Reisbig Cordery, received this signed poster as a thank you from the very first United States Women’s World Cup Soccer Team in 1991.  Katie was in 7th grade that year and she was playing on the Olympic Development…

Quick and Easy Desk Workout

QUICK and EASY Desk Workout Sitting at work too much? Feel like you are not moving enough during the day? Do this quick 2-minute workout once every 2-3 hours to get your heart rate up and body moving!   Remember, MOTION IS LOTION! MOVE TO IMPROVE! 1.  Sit-to-stand –  10 reps 2.  Shoulder blade squeezes – 10 reps 3.  High knees…

How Does Treadmill Running Differ from Outdoor Running?

Check out the article below that outlines how treadmill running can differ from outdoor running in regards to biomechanics, energy expenditure/consumption, speed, and air resistance.  Interesting read with research referenced! https://www.outsideonline.com/2392683/treadmill-vs-outside-running Call Omaha Physical Therapy Institute today to get back to things you love!   Omaha Physical Therapy Institute Your Comeback Story Starts Here!