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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…

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…

Dry Needling: Is it worth all the hype?

It is so important as health care providers to be able to research and assess new and attractive treatment interventions prior to using them on patients. It is also our duty as health care professionals to know how to interpret the research properly and apply it to our practice. A more recent fad in the physical therapy and chiropractic realms…

How to Manage Your Back Pain

Back pain is a normal part of being human.  Around 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life, and those same people will typically get better without needing any medical intervention.  You should seek the advice of a healthcare professional if your pain has persisted for more than 3-4 weeks, your symptoms are getting…

Posture and Work-related Injuries

Let’s Talk Posture and Ergonomics! We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Brent Cordery, physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), about ergonomic assessments and the work-related rehabilitation OPTI provides!  Check out what Brent has to say below! How can Omaha Physical Therapy Institute assist those injured while at work?  How can you help employers with…

Simple Tips to Address Your Pain

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries and pain.  OPTI brings something better to the physical therapy realm in the Omaha area.  We get results by providing you the care that you deserve with guaranteeing one-on-one treatment with the same physical therapist every single visit.  We employ physical therapists with a doctoral degree who have…

Cutting Edge Treatment for Back Pain!

In an article published by Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal, Peter O’Sullivan discusses the challenges of treating persistent back pain and how a targeted cognitive functional approach has superior outcomes to the biomedical model.  He presents evidence that a pathoanatomical diagnosis cannot be made for 85-90% of low back pain and that in pain free populations, there is a high prevalence…

“Sticking” to the facts – Dry Needling Not Effective for Knee Pain

With all the hype surrounding the fad of dry needling one would assume it is very effective. However, when you look at the quality, scientific research (and no, we are not talking case studies), the support to use dry needling as an intervention is just not there! The article below is a randomized controlled trial and it shows that people…

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch Do you remember when you were younger and you had to get a shot at the doctor’s office?  What did you want to do at that moment?  I remember reaching for my mom or dad’s hand.  Why? Even now, as an adult, when I’m on an airplane and there is turbulence, I typically grab for my husband’s…

How To Use the Cool Down for Injury Prevention

Improving Neuromuscular Efficiency through a Cool Down is Key with Injury Prevention Sometimes all you want to do after a soccer game or practice is sit on the ground and relax, take your cleats off, and talk about the game.  But, there is an ideal opportunity after you have been physically exerting yourself to optimize your recovery, improve your neuromuscular…