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Volleyball Specific Exercises

Training like you play is important for decreasing the risk for injury but also maximizing your performance. Below are some different exercises that address activation patterns that are required in volleyball that volleyball athletes can incorporate into their workouts or warm-ups!   If you have any questions or need volleyball specific physical therapy services, call Omaha Physical Therapy Institute today!…

Some Ways to Resistance Train at Home

Why Should I Resistance Train? Do you need to pick up kids/grandkids? Do you carry and pick up grocery bags? Do you enjoy gardening and yard work? Do you enjoy home improvement tasks? Do you enjoy being active with recreational sports, aerobic exercise, or going to the gym? If you answered yes to any of the above, then you NEED…

What is Sarcopenia and Why Should I Care?

Sarcopenia is a term that means “age-related muscle loss,” and can be a factor in predicting frailty and fall risk in older adults. It can lead to a DECREASE in performance and strength, but also other critical body functions: fighting inflammation, hormone regulation, and absorption of nutrients. Sarcopenia can be caused by not just the normal aging process, but also…

Getting Back to Life – Ben’s Comeback Story

On Ben’s last day of physical therapy, he was squatting over 155 lbs. and dead lifting more than 100 lbs..  If you would have seen him when he hobbled into Omaha Physical Therapy Institute using a walker on his first day of PT, you wouldn’t have believed he was going to be able to ever walk normally again, let alone…

What Causes Muscle Cramping?

Many people experience muscle cramping during or after exercise which can be uncomfortable and alarming. A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the muscle that can last for seconds or for minutes. Whether it’s a small muscle cramp or full body cramping, there isn’t an exact reason proven yet as to the cause of it.  However, there are…

Get Moving…A Little More!

Do you feel like you haven’t been moving enough?  Have you been cooped up inside too much, working from home, not getting out of the house as much anymore? For a lot of the general population, the amount of movement significantly decreased with the onset of the pandemic and people being more confined to their homes.  Even though some of…

Staying Fit in the “Off” Season

With spring soccer season winding down and summer try-outs approaching, some of your coaches may give you a few weeks off. Although you may be “off” from scheduled practices and events, an athlete is never truly “off.”  While it is SO IMPORTANT to take days off for your body to recover from the wear and tear of the season, it…

The Benefits of Walking

The health benefits of walking have been well-established.   Getting regular aerobic exercise promotes cardiovascular benefits such as aerobic capacity as well as improved body composition and blood pressure.  In addition to these wonderful benefits to one’s physical health, improvements can also be seen with mood, pain management, and stress reduction. A research article (cited below) found online in the Journal…

Why Try the Pose Method for Your Running Injury?

The Pose Method of running is effective largely because much of its injury-prevention recommendations are consistent with those of academics who have conducted running gait research in laboratories.  Theoretically, it also promotes gait mechanics that respect the laws of nature and facilitate better management and use of the forces involved in running which can lead to reduced impact forces and…

Were You Born to Run?

The notion that human beings were “born to run” certainly has inspired me to think deeply about running.  The book that bears this notion as its title, Born To Run, written by Christopher McDougall, is a must-read for those who enjoy recreational running.   But this blog isn’t about the book or the theory.  The point here is to discuss how…