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Dry Needling Adds No Benefit in the Treatment of Neck Pain

In a recent article published in The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, researchers looked at the comparison of trigger point dry needling to sham dry needling (no puncturing of the skin) when treating neck pain. Seventy-seven adults received 7 sessions of physical therapy over a 4-week period of time. One group received trigger point dry needling, exercise, and…

Back Facts

Low back pain is a common complaint that we often see and treat in our clinic. There are a variety of myths that the general population needs to be aware of regarding low back pain which could actually help calm anxiety and fear associated with back pain. Below are 10 facts about low back pain supported by quality, scientific research….

7 Quick and Easy Stretches for Golfers

During these freezing cold and dreary days, it’s the perfect time to start daydreaming about sunshine and hitting the links!  Golf season is right around the corner and we want to makes sure you have the tools you need to shake off the winter rust and get right back into the “swing” of things!  We came up with a few…

3 Exercises That Can Keep Your Neck and Back Happy While at Work

Many people are sitting at their work station for hours on end while working from home or at the office. Prolonged sitting can create increased neck and back stiffness, particularly if you do not change positions frequently during the day. Here are 3 exercises that you can do to change positions and ease the strain of prolonged sitting at work….

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…

Simple Exercises to Perform on an Airplane

EXERCISES TO PERFORM DURING YOUR NEXT FLIGHT! Let’s face it.  Airplane seats are not comfy!  Sitting through a long flight can result in stiffness and other (pain) souvenirs that you really did not want to bring home with you!  It can also result in less blood flowing through your body so in order to decrease your risk for travel related…

7 Stretches to Perform at Your Desk

Having a desk job means that you are not moving much during your workday.  But, the body needs movement for mobility and blood flow!  Below are some ideas for stretches you can perform to your low back and legs while at your desk.  It is important to perform these gently throughout the day.  We also suggest making sure you are…

Tips for Staying Comfortable While Gardening

It’s that time of year again!  With the warmer weather and spring showers comes the fun project of organizing your garden and planting flowers!  Believe it or not, we actually see patients who have pain or injury from their gardening and yardwork experiences.  Fortunately, there are ways to stay more comfortable and avoid injury while working in your yard which…

What’s All this Talk About CBD?

As physical therapists, we work with people who are in pain for various reasons.  As a result, we often field questions regarding the effectiveness of various alternative treatments, supplements, ointments, etc..  A physical therapist should definitely stick to their scope of expertise, however, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of options that exist outside of traditional physical therapy…

Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain

“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018.  At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life.  It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going…