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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…

Improve Your Throwing Mechanics While You Rehab From Your Injury!

Having to sit out of the game you love because of injury is hard! But behind that frustration and disappointment could be the makings of a great comeback story. Lauren inspired all of us at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute with her hard work and dedication to not only returning to softball after her injury, but coming back with improved throwing…

Coming Back to Softball after Tommy John Surgery

Lauren Roecker was inspirational during her physical therapy after her Tommy John surgery.  She took advantage of the specialized care Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) provides for throwing athletes as well as utilized OPTI’s Athletes In Motion clinic at the Omaha Sports Complex to perform her return to play rehabilitation on the field turf!  She has battled back to the…

3 of the Most Common Throwing Injuries

3 of the Most Common Throwing Injuries UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) Sprain: Pain on the medial (inside) of the elbow Assess elbow flexion and trunk to elbow angle in the late cocking to acceleration phase of throwing *Prevention: regulate and monitor pitch counts and awareness of arm self-care as well as have proper throwing mechanics Little League Elbow: Typically seen…

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…

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…

How Ethan Made it Back to Baseball- An OPTI Comeback Story

“I really enjoyed working and getting to know Sara.  She helped me learn new ways to throw and how to listen to my body more.”  Ethan McCormick Being sidelined from an injury is so difficult.  Ethan McCormick knows this feeling all too well.  The 9th grader from Bennington High School suffered an injury in the spring of 2017 that kept…

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…

Recommended Pitch Counts for Youth Baseball

Recommendations from USA Baseball Regarding Pitch Counts for Youth Players Based upon its expertise and review of existing studies, the USA Baseball Medical & Safety Advisory Committee makes the following recommendations for minimizing a pitcher’s risk of future serious arm injury and maximizing his chance of success: Coaches and parents should listen and react appropriately to a youth pitcher when…