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Omaha Physical Therapy Institute

Cheers to 15 Years!

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute was established in 2007 by myself, Katie Cordery, and my husband, Brent Cordery. We officially opened our doors on July 9th, 2007! We CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 15 years! Wowsers!  There are SO MANY memories but here are a few that stick out in our minds… We remember signing our first lease with a 5…

Getting Back to Life – Ben’s Comeback Story

On Ben’s last day of physical therapy, he was squatting over 155 lbs. and dead lifting more than 100 lbs..  If you would have seen him when he hobbled into Omaha Physical Therapy Institute using a walker on his first day of PT, you wouldn’t have believed he was going to be able to ever walk normally again, let alone…

Meet Jack Matuella, PT, DPT

Jack Matuella loves being a physical therapist because it allows him to utilize his talents and passions to assist others with living their best lives!  Jack is a fun, smart, and compassionate guy and we are lucky to have him on the OPTI team!  Learn more about Jack below! Where were you born? I was born in Kansas City, MO…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from your friends at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute!!! Don’t be “scared” of your pain anymore!  We can help you!   Your Comeback Story Starts Here!

4 Qualities to Look For In a Physical Therapy Clinic

Just because physical therapy is a distinct discipline within healthcare does not mean that all physical therapy is equally effective.  When a physician, relative, or friend says “you should try physical therapy” it is not as though that is a singular destination where you will receive the exact same treatments and outcomes.  Deciding what your episode of care will look…

3 Myths About Physical Activity

Excuses, excuses, excuses…well, there’s really no excuse to not be moving and grooving throughout your day!  Being physically active is SO BENEFICIAL FOR SO MANY REASONS!  Please don’t use the excuses below to avoid doing something that can actually save your life! 1. It takes too much time: FALSE Does this sound familiar to you? Often times we get busy…

Staff Spotlight: Marc Hunley, PT

Marc Hunley, physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute, is a man of many talents.  He is an exceptional physical therapist, is quite funny and witty, and is a wonderful father and husband.  Overall, he is a pretty cool dude!  Learn more about Marc below! Why did you become a PT? I became a PT because I wanted to work…

10 Tips on How to Be a Good Physical Therapy Patient

Are you struggling with an injury or having persistent pain?  Have you thought about trying some physical therapy?  It’s important to find a physical therapy clinic that will give you the time and attention that you deserve and for which you are paying.  Once you find a clinic that fits your needs, it is essential to be a good patient…

Staff Spotlight: Sara Loeffelholz Palinski, PT

Sara Loeffelholz Palinski loves to have fun!  This definitely shows through her work as a physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute!  Learn more about Sara below! Why did you want to become a physical therapist?  What do you love about being a physical therapist? When I was a junior in high school, I injured my shoulder, had surgery, and…

Staff Spotlight: Matt Vetter, PT, CSCS

Matt Vetter is a physical therapist and certified strength and conditioning specialist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI).  He is a wonderful physical therapist and enjoys treating endurance athletes including runners, swimmers, and cyclists as well as CrossFIT athletes. He is one of the only PT’s in the area certified in the POSE running method.  Matt has completed full and…