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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…

Benefits of Sprint and Plyometric Training for the Distance Runner

Distance runners and endurance sport athletes find satisfaction in their longer, lower-intensity workouts and events for various reasons. It is common for people in endurance sports to avoid, limit, or not even consider participation in high-intensity exercise. Some don’t know how to implement these exercises and some feel it will negatively impact their endurance performance. It may come as a…

Run Faster and More Efficiently!

In distance running going faster is often thought to require greater propulsion, and ultimately, greater effort.  When you are nearing the end of a training run and trying to maintain a certain heart rate, or perhaps approaching the final mile of a marathon and running on “E”, the last thing you want to think about is exerting more effort and…

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…

COVID-19 Home Workout For Runners

Many of us have more free time at home these days presenting us with ample time and opportunity to examine whatever we choose to about ourselves.  I personally am constantly examining elements of my running preparedness and technique and feel that a little more free time to do so couldn’t hurt.  Running is a skilled activity in which improvements in…

FREE Running Seminar at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute!

Click on the link below for larger version of flyer! runningflyerPDF Matt Vetter, PT, CSCS, and Ironman Triathlete is Certified in the POSE Method of running and he wants to share this knowledge with YOU!  Learn how to improve your running technique at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute’s “Feeling Good at the Finish Line” running seminar!  Peak Performance- The Running Store…

Can Running Backwards Improve Speed and Power Measures?

Can Backward Running Training Effectively Improve Speed and Power Measures In Adolescent Male Athletes? A recent study published in 2018 in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research titled “Sprint -Specific Training in Youth:  Backward Running vs Forward Running Training On Speed And Power Measures In Adolescent Male Athletes” by Uthoff, et al,  has shown that speed and power measures…

5 Tips To Staying Healthy as a Runner

Summer is here and more and more people are out running.  If you look closely, you will see a great deal of variation in HOW people do such a natural, basic activity.  Unless you are watching a group of elite runners, you are likely to see many different trunk positions and movements, arm swings, stride lengths, cadences, and types of…

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…

How Does Treadmill Running Differ from Outdoor Running?

Check out the article below that outlines how treadmill running can differ from outdoor running in regards to biomechanics, energy expenditure/consumption, speed, and air resistance.  Interesting read with research referenced! https://www.outsideonline.com/2392683/treadmill-vs-outside-running Call Omaha Physical Therapy Institute today to get back to things you love!     Omaha Physical Therapy Institute Your Comeback Story Starts Here!