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Can Ankle Mobility Prevent Knee Injury?

Squatting is among the most functional of all human movements and is frequently regarded as a starting point in the movement assessments for many healthcare practitioners.  Much like any refined sport-specific movement, a biomechanically efficient squat is something you just know when you see it.  This efficiency in movement requires sufficient muscle strength, body awareness, balance, and joint mobility across…

PEACE and LOVE for Injury!

Soft tissue injuries need PEACE and LOVE!  What do these acronyms actually stand for?  Click on the link below to find out more! https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/   Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is an outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic that is locally owned and operated with the main location at 144th & Dodge and a satellite clinic inside the Omaha Sports…

Is Sitting the New Smoking?

Quality research has demonstrated over and over again the importance of being an active individual in order to maintain a healthy body and mind.  So, what happens if you are not active, have a desk job, and have no desire to get out of your recliner when you are at home? Media coverage of health-related topics can often times be…

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…

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…

Is Stem Cell Treatment effective in Treating Knee Osteoarthritis?

Science continually advances and in recent years the popularity of regenerative medicine treatments for musculoskeletal conditions has risen.  For issues such as knee osteoarthritis, this treatment theoretically offers the ability to restore and rebuild cartilage that would otherwise be lost forever.  Thereby, potentially avoiding a joint replacement surgery.  When one suffers from knee osteoarthritis, the cartilage that covers the ends…

Avoiding “Chronic Cardio”

The term “Chronic Cardio” came into my awareness while reading a book by Mark Sisson titled Primal Endurance.  This term is used to describe the exercise patterns that some of us get into while pursuing our goals, whether they be weight loss, better fitness, or an upcoming race.  The description of this pattern in Mark’s book hits close to home…

Sport Specialization Among Young Athletes

Sport participation can offer several benefits to children and adolescents when dosed appropriately.  But, over the past several years, youth athletics has changed considerably. It has changed from child-driven, fun recreational play for enjoyment to adult-driven, highly structured practice dedicated to sport-specific skill development. Young athletes have been challenged with growing competiveness in youth sports, pressures from adult coaches/parents, and…

7 Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Knee Injuries in Soccer Players!

It is important to make sure you are regularly challenging your neuromuscular system and training it to tolerate the loads you take on as a soccer player.  Research has shown that performing a consistent neuromuscular training program can reduce the risk of injury.  There are obviously other factors involved in injury rates as well (i.e. fatigue, nutrition, strength, and sleep)…

What’s All this Talk About CBD?

As physical therapists, we work with people who are in pain for various reasons.  As a result, we often field questions regarding the effectiveness of various alternative treatments, supplements, ointments, etc..  A physical therapist should definitely stick to their scope of expertise, however, it is helpful to have a basic understanding of options that exist outside of traditional physical therapy…