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Return to Play Progression Following Concussion

RETURN TO PLAY PROGRESSION FOLLOWING CONCUSSION 1. Once diagnosed with a concussion, a return to play progression will be started once the athlete has not had any symptoms for a 24 hour period and has seen the appropriate medical professional for assessment. 2. Return to play guidelines require the athlete to be symptom free for at least 7 days before…

What Causes Muscle Cramping?

Many people experience muscle cramping during or after exercise which can be uncomfortable and alarming. A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle that can last for seconds or for minutes. Whether it’s a small muscle cramp or full body cramping, there isn’t an exact reason proven yet as to the cause of it.  However, there are…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute!!! Don’t be “scared” of your pain anymore!  We can help you!   Your Comeback Story Starts Here!

How to Get In and Out of A Car After Knee Surgery

Listed below is a step-by-step approach on how to safely and efficiently get in and out of your car following knee surgery (on the passenger side).  You can modify your car seat position as needed to make this an easier process.  Having another person to assist will maximize your safety. Getting into car: 1.   Back up to the car so…

Perseverance and Grit – Meri’s Comeback Story

Vacation is a time to have fun, relax, and experience the beauty of the world. But for our OPTI friend, Meri, her vacation started off with some fun but unfortunately she ended up bringing home an injury as a souvenir. Check out her Comeback Story below! What was your injury? How did you injure yourself? I injured my left knee…

Get Moving…A Little More!

Do you feel like you haven’t been moving enough?  Have you been cooped up inside too much, working from home, not getting out of the house as much anymore? For a lot of the general population, the amount of movement significantly decreased with the onset of the pandemic and people being more confined to their homes.  Even though some of…

Incidence of COVID-19 in Youth Soccer Players in Summer 2020

As youth sports continue on throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, has there been greater transmission of the virus in the sport of soccer? From the study performed in the Journal of Athletic Training in March 2021, “COVID-19 in Youth Soccer During Summer 2020” researchers actually found that Youth soccer players had a lower incidence of COVID-19 than the general population of…

Staying Fit in the “Off” Season

With spring soccer season winding down and summer try-outs approaching, some of your coaches may give you a few weeks off. Although you may be “off” from scheduled practices and events, an athlete is never truly “off.”  While it is SO IMPORTANT to take days off for your body to recover from the wear and tear of the season, it…

How to Step Up and Down a Curb with a Walker

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly take on the challenges of a curb while using your walker. Tips for walker: Walker should be the correct height for YOU. While arms are resting at the sides of your body, the handles of the walker should come up to the crease of your wrists…

How to Step On and Off a Curb with a Cane

Listed below are safety tips and step-by-step approach on how to carefully and properly walk over a curb while using your cane. Tips for proper cane fit: Cane should be placed on the unaffected side (i.e. if left knee is injured, cane should be placed on right side of body) Cane should be the correct height for YOU. While arm…