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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!

4 Simple Tips to Address Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow Anyone?  Have you had nagging pain in your elbow that seems to be worsening and limiting more and more of your daily activities?   You may have consulted with “Dr.” Google who probably diagnosed you with “Tennis Elbow” and you have now researched the “best” ways of addressing it.  You are stretching and massaging and bracing with no luck….If…

Bracing for Return To Play after ACL Reconstruction Surgery

With anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, there is always the question of whether bracing is necessary upon returning to activities/sports.  The protocol is different amongst local surgeons so we often get asked by patients whether it is needed or not.  So, what does the research actually say about functional ACL bracing for athletes and its effectiveness in protecting the knee…

Meet OPTI’s Ironman!

Matt Vetter, PT, DPT, CSCS, is the newest addition to the OPTI team!  He’s a really cool dude and a great physical therapist!  Matt is kind, friendly, intelligent, fun, and committed to health and wellness himself (He is an Ironman!)! Learn more about Matt below! 1.  Where were you born? Where did you grow up?   I was born at Great…

Is That Spray Magic?

You are watching a professional soccer game and there is a collision.  One player pops up and runs off but the other lies there, writhing in pain.  The team athletic trainer rushes to the field and pulls out a can of spray.  The athletic trainers sprays the athlete’s injury and the athlete miraculously gets up and continues to play!  What…

The Health Benefits of Golf

Golf. What a game. A game that allows you to escape your day and relish in the beauty of nature, competition, and health.  Could it be a foggy morning where the ball goes into the mist but doesn’t seem to come down? Maybe the ball travels 20 feet further than you suspected due to a wispy hot wind. Possibly the…

Can Having a Positive Healthcare Professional Help your Outcomes?

In a study recently published in The Royal Society of Medicine in 2018, researchers investigated the “effects of empathy and expectation interventions with any clinical condition.”   Results show that healthcare professionals who practice empathy and positive input towards their patient and their patient’s expectations can benefit a patient’s experience and outcomes with the same effect as many drugs do.  Check…