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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….

Tips for Walking on Ice

It is a certainty that winter weather will claim its share of victims from slip-and-fall incidents each year.  Even the most athletic and agile among us face the possibility of a sudden and surprising meeting with the ground due to icy conditions. Here are some quick tips for navigating these treacherous surfaces: 1.  Keep your footing by keeping your feet…

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Knee and Foot Pain in Growing Athletes

A common complaint we hear from pre-adolescent and adolescent aged athletes is that their knees or feet are consistently sore or irritable.  A lot of time, these same athletes have been going through growth spurts.  Here are a few tips on how to properly manage or reduce the risk of knee and foot issues in the growing athlete. 1.  Stay…

Why Do My Joints Make Noise?

“Why do my joints click, pop, crack?” This is a question that we as physical therapists get asked quite often.  If your joints “pop” or “crack,” you’re not alone!  In fact, it’s normal!  The majority of the time, this joint cracking occurrence is nothing to worry about.  However, if the popping and cracking is accompanied by joint swelling or pain,…

Exercise Is Medicine – Stay Active During COVID-19

Check out this infographic from the British Journal of Sports Medicine on the importance of staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember:  Movement IS Medicine!     Your Comeback Story Starts Here!

Were You Born to Run?

The notion that human beings were “born to run” certainly has inspired me to think deeply about running.  The book that bears this notion as its title, Born To Run, written by Christopher McDougall, is a must-read for those who enjoy recreational running.   But this blog isn’t about the book or the theory.  The point here is to discuss how…

Tips for Physical Therapy Patients on How to Handle Holiday Stress

As the holidays are closely approaching, it can become overwhelming and hectic to manage busy schedules, self-care, gift lists, and holiday events. As physical therapists, we recognize this increase in stress around the holidays with our patients reporting increased anxiety, pain, or soreness while planning for the holidays. Believe it or not, stress can actually create increased sensitivity in your…

Health and Wellness in the Time of a Pandemic

In such an uncertain time where our exposure to shopping, social gatherings like playing cards, grocery getting, and even family time is limited, it is so important to be working on a healthier you! We are constantly hearing how we need to wear masks and wash our hands to keep ourselves from contracting the virus.  But what happens if we…

Determination and Patience – Siera’s Comeback Story

Exercise and nutrition are important to living a healthy, happy life, especially for Omaha Physical Therapy Institute’s rock star patient, Siera Zach!  Siera is a personal trainer, competitive weightlifter, and coach who has overcome an injury that kept her from doing what she loved.  Through her determination and patience, she is back and better than ever!  Check out Siera’s Comeback…

Self Hygiene Tips for the Soccer Athlete

Nobody wants to be the stinky kid, right?!  It’s important as an athlete to recognize the responsibility you have to maintain good hygiene in order to avoid unnecessary issues including infections and bad odors.  Here are a few simple tips to keep you clean and healthy! 1.  Keep your equipment clean. Make sure you wash your shin guards with soap…