We are still open and seeing patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  We also have a telehealth option as well for those that are not able to leave their home!

Menu
One-on-One Treatment with a Physical Therapist Every Visit!

Shoulder Injuries

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…

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…

3 of the Most Common Throwing Injuries

3 of the Most Common Throwing Injuries UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) Sprain: Pain on the medial (inside) of the elbow Assess elbow flexion and trunk to elbow angle in the late cocking to acceleration phase of throwing *Prevention: regulate and monitor pitch counts and awareness of arm self-care as well as have proper throwing mechanics Little League Elbow: Typically seen…

Posture and Work-related Injuries

Let’s Talk Posture and Ergonomics! We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with Brent Cordery, physical therapist at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), about ergonomic assessments and the work-related rehabilitation OPTI provides!  Check out what Brent has to say below! How can Omaha Physical Therapy Institute assist those injured while at work?  How can you help employers with…

Surgery versus Exercise in Patients with Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can be debilitating and frustrating!  Many times when people feel pain in their shoulder, they fear they will need surgery.  It is important to always try conservative measures like modifying activity and performing physical therapy before going through with a surgical procedure. A recent study published in 2017 in Bone and Joint Journal looked at the effectiveness of…

Preparing to Play Throughout the Game

There is always talk about warm-up prior to soccer practices and games but there is rarely a focus on re-warming up at half time or if you are coming off the bench to sub into a game.  It is important to re-warm up prior to entering a soccer game as you need to re-wake up the nervous system and prepare…

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…

Mike’s Comeback Story!

Mike Thiem is no stranger to injury.  In fact, when you look at his medical history, it appears he is good friends with it!  Fortunately for us at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), Mike’s injuries have led him through our doors and as a result, we all have a friend in Mike.  Mike has overcome all of his injuries with a…

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…

Staying Comfortable and Healthy at Work

Keeping it Comfy at Work! Ergonomics:  Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as an “applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people interact most efficiently and safely.”  At Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), we perform ergonomic evaluations which include assessing a specific work environment and job duties and making sure it is safe and effective in allowing…