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Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain

“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018.  At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life.  It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going…

Finding the “Strength” to Overcome Injury – JJ’s Comeback Story

Injury is both a physical and mental struggle and no one understands this more than J.J. Gums.  His strength throughout his rehabilitation journey has been inspirational for not only our staff but for other patients at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute.  Check out J.J.’s comeback story below! What was your injury?  Patella tendon rupture (with a surgical repair). How did you…

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…

Important Info for Coaches on ACL prevention

Over the past 20 years, there has been an increase in the number of anterior cruciate ligamant (ACL) injuries in the knee.  With that increase has come more research on how to reduce the risk of an ACL tear.  It is evident that performing a neuromuscular training program and possibly implementing this program into a warm up and/or cool down,…

Improving Quadriceps Control and Strength after Surgery

A recent systematic review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine investigated treatments for arthrogenic muscle inhibition following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Quadriceps muscle inhibition (the inability to contract the muscle above your knee) is a common symptom following knee surgery in general. This is the result of neural inhibition of the joint sensory receptors, altered spinal…

Bracing for Return To Play after ACL Reconstruction Surgery

With anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, there is always the question of whether bracing is necessary upon returning to activities/sports.  The protocol is different amongst local surgeons so we often get asked by patients whether it is needed or not.  So, what does the research actually say about functional ACL bracing for athletes and its effectiveness in protecting the knee…

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…