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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: Ashlie Eckmann, PT

Ashlie Eckmann is one of the amazing physical therapists at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute.  She is sweet, compassionate, and committed to providing top quality physical therapy care to her patients.  Find out more about Ashlie below! Where are you from?  Where did you graduate high school, college, and physical therapy school? I am from Beebeetown, Iowa but was born in…

The UNEXPECTED and FUN Benefits of Telehealth

“Seeing my PT on the screen and having them there to listen to how I’ve been doing, watch me perform my exercises, and correct anything I might be having difficulty with, has been surprisingly effective!  I LOVE my telehealth sessions with my PT.  It provides a sense of connection to someone you know truly cares about your progress and honestly,…

Get Physical Therapy from the Comfort of Your Home!

During this COVID-19 pandemic, Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is implementing both telehealth and e-visits in order to make sure you stay connected to your physical therapist and/or have an opportunity to be assessed without having to leave your home!   Most health insurances are now covering these services!  All you need is a telephone, computer, or iPad!  Your physical therapist will…

8 Important Things to Know About Your ACL Reconstruction Surgery Recovery!

1. First of all, this is your individual journey. Do not compare your healing and progression to other people. Everyone’s body is different in how it responds to trauma and tissue damage. 2. Your progression during ACL reconstruction rehabilitation is not just dictated by how far out of surgery you are. Many people think that just because they are 3…

Meet OPTI’s Ironman!

Matt Vetter, PT, DPT, CSCS, is the newest addition to the OPTI team!  He’s a really cool dude and a great physical therapist!  Matt is kind, friendly, intelligent, fun, and committed to health and wellness himself (He is an Ironman!)! Learn more about Matt below! 1.  Where were you born? Where did you grow up?   I was born at Great…

Can Having a Positive Healthcare Professional Help your Outcomes?

In a study recently published in The Royal Society of Medicine in 2018, researchers investigated the “effects of empathy and expectation interventions with any clinical condition.”   Results show that healthcare professionals who practice empathy and positive input towards their patient and their patient’s expectations can benefit a patient’s experience and outcomes with the same effect as many drugs do.  Check…

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…

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…