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Patient Stories

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…

The Role Your Mental State Can Play In Your Physical Recovery

Scientific study continues to further establish the link between body and mind.  After suffering a setback of any kind, a person can benefit from having the right mind-set to properly cope with what already is and to cultivate the motivation and self-efficacy to see themselves through their current obstacle and any future challenges that arise. In a systematic review published…

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…

Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain

“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018.  At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life.  It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going…

Tough Injury But Tougher Patient – Reagan’s Comeback Story

Injury is challenging at any age.  If it happens to you when you are younger, it is more difficult to understand how important it is to be consistent and compliant with your rehabilitation to not only be able to return to your sports but to be healthy and well for the rest of your life.  Reagan Hickey was only in…

Finding the “Strength” to Overcome Injury – JJ’s Comeback Story

Injury is both a physical and mental struggle and no one understands this more than J.J. Gums.  His strength throughout his rehabilitation journey has been inspirational for not only our staff but for other patients at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute.  Check out J.J.’s comeback story below! What was your injury?  Patella tendon rupture (with a surgical repair). How did you…

Sprinting to a State Championship- Sydney’s Comeback Story

Tearing your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and having to have surgery is tough!  Sydney Miller knows this all too well but she also knows that working hard and being diligent with her rehabilitation is essential in making a full recovery.  Sydney went from not being able to walk after surgery to winning a State Championship in track upon her return…

Success AFTER Injury – An OPTI Comeback Story

“Super Dave’s” Awesome Comeback Story! Tell us about yourself (Jobs, Interests, hobbies, sports). My name is Dave McNair and I have been involved in athletics my entire life both competing and coaching.  I was a four-sport athlete in high school (football, wrestling, track and baseball).  I wrestled in college and since graduating continued to wrestle for many years.  For 26…

Keeping it Positive – Diane’s Comeback Story

Diane Johnson is one of the most upbeat, positive people that you will ever meet.  She is so thoughtful and encouraging to others.  Her smile is continuous.  What happens to someone like Diane when they are faced with a severe injury that keeps them from doing the things they love and makes them wonder, “Will I ever be able to…

How Team OPTI was formed

The staff at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) has been carefully chosen in order to make sure that as a physical therapy team, we are providing patients with the most effective and efficient care possible in a fun, positive environment.  Here is a little story about how the staff members all met Katie and Brent Cordery, physical therapists and owners…