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Important Info for Coaches on ACL prevention

Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of anterior cruciate ligamant (ACL) injuries in the knee.  With that increase has come more research on how to reduce the risk of an ACL tear.  It is evident that performing a neuromuscular training program and possibly implementing this program into a warm up and/or cool down,…

The Effectiveness of Soccer Headgear in Reducing Sports-Related Concussions

Does wearing headgear actually protect you from sustaining a concussion? Furthermore, does it limit the severity of a concussion? Check out this study that was in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2018. Over 2700 high school soccer participants were included in this randomized controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of wearing a headgear while playing soccer in reducing the…

ACL Injuries and Prevention

Are you an athlete or a parent of an athlete?  If so, you have probably heard of the dreaded ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear.   It is becoming a VERY common injury in today’s youth.  In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics in 2017 stated that in females ages 13-17, there has been a…

Early Activity After Concussion Can Be Beneficial

Traditionally, when an individual is diagnosed with a concussion, they are instructed to rest from activity of any sort for several days.  But, more recently, researchers are looking at how earlier return to physical activity affects the persistence of symptoms. Both studies listed below demonstrate how you can decrease the persistence of concussion symptoms by simply implementing earlier physical activity…

Hamstring Injury Prevention in Soccer Players

In the world of soccer, there are many factors that play into the prevention of injury.  Not only has the research investigated and dissected the importance of a proper warm up, re-warm up, and cool down, but periodization of practices/games/conditioning needs to be acknowledged as well.  Breaking it down even more, what drills a coach performs at practice the day…

Coming Back Stronger after an ACL Tear!

Laura Ney’s Comeback Story- Coming Back Even Stronger After an ACL Tear! Tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating and leave you feeling defeated and emotionally destroyed.  For some, it means the end of their athletic career but for patients that come through Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), an ACL tear is an opportunity for a great comeback…

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…

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute has been serving Omaha for 10 YEARS!

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is Celebrating It’s 10 Year Anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it has already been 10 YEARS since we opened Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI).  From the initial planning stages to now, it has been a wonderfully awesome, scary, fulfilling, exhausting, and exciting adventure.   Inspired by our passion for helping others and providing people with the…

Paul’s Comeback to Soccer After an Ankle Sprain

Determined to Get Back to the Field:  Paul’s Comeback Story Paul Devine, 2001 Sporting Omaha FC Elite soccer player, has fought his way back to the field! After suffering a severely sprained ankle, Paul was treated at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) and was able to return to play safely and confidently! Check out Paul’s Q & A below!  …