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Aerobic Fitness and Injury Risk

A great deal of research has emerged in the past decade that shows a correlation between aerobic fitness levels and injury risk.  This research has studied populations of elite athletes, firefighters, and Army trainees, and discovered that those with lower aerobic fitness levels are more prone to musculoskeletal injury in their given vocation or sport. Aerobic fitness has at times…

Research on How to Stay Comfortable At Work

In a recent article titled, “It’s Time to Have a Rest: How Do Break Types Affect Muscular Activity and Perceived Discomfort During Prolonged Sitting at Work,” researchers used electromyographic (EMG) studies of the trapezius and lattisimus dorsi during 2 hours of sedentary work (EMG = assessing electrical activity in skeletal muscle). They divided the intervention groups into passive break (participants…

How to Avoid More Snow on Your Driveway After the Plow Comes Through!

Don’t you get frustrated AFTER you have spent all the time and effort in shoveling your driveway AND THEN the snow plow comes through and it piles up AGAIN at the end of your driveway?!!! OH, AND this snow that is pushed back to the end of your driveway is often heavier with chunks of ice mixed into it so…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…