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!

Uncategorized

Happy and Healthy Holidays To You!

The holiday season often brings the unwelcome feelings of stress and feeling unhealthy.  There are so many demands we place on ourselves with parties, shopping, baking, hosting, and cleaning.  Shouldn’t “the most wonderful time of the year” make you feel a little better than this? Here are some simple tips to get you feeling a little healthier and happier during…

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…

Get To Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise

 Rate of Perceived Exertion Get to Know Yourself and Your Response to Exercise   There is a lot of great technology out there that is capable of giving you metrics on your workouts, but there is nothing that can substitute the keen sense of an athlete that is in-touch with their physiology.   Know thyself! To help you have a reference…

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…

10 Tips on How to Be a Good Physical Therapy Patient

Are you struggling with an injury or having persistent pain?  Have you thought about trying some physical therapy?  It’s important to find a physical therapy clinic that will give you the time and attention that you deserve and for which you are paying.  Once you find a clinic that fits your needs, it is essential to be a good patient…

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…

Katie’s Cool World Cup Story

So what’s the story behind this picture hanging in the lobby at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute? OPTI’s physical therapist and co-owner, Katie Reisbig Cordery, received this signed poster as a thank you from the very first United States Women’s World Cup Soccer Team in 1991.  Katie was in 7th grade that year and she was playing on the Olympic Development…

ACL Injuries and Prevention

Are you an athlete or a parent of an athlete?  If so, you have probably heard of the dreaded ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tear.   It is becoming a VERY common injury in today’s youth.  In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics in 2017 stated that in females ages 13-17, there has been a…

Advice about Nutrition for the Athlete

Eating like an Athlete The advice I give to athletes is a lot of times the same advice I give to most people… eat often, eat quality, and eat enough. Eating often is important to an athlete for many reasons. Due to their high caloric needs, athletes should eat at least every 3-4 hours, and should eat more often when…