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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…

Coming Back Stronger after an ACL Tear!

Laura Ney’s Comeback Story- Coming Back Even Stronger After an ACL Tear! Tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can be devastating and leave you feeling defeated and emotionally destroyed.  For some, it means the end of their athletic career but for patients that come through Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI), an ACL tear is an opportunity for a great comeback…

Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?

It is not uncommon to have patients come through the doors at Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) with the complaint of muscle “tightness.”  One of our jobs as physical therapists is to figure out why the patient is having this feeling and to assist them with improving their comfort level with movement through various interventions and education. The following article…

Poking Holes In Dry Needling

Does Dry Needling Really Work? You are in pain.  You have been in pain for years.  You have tried everything to help:  medication, injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy.  You have lost your ability to move comfortably and you even find yourself being less social.  You are ready to give up.  Then you hear from a friend that they…

Attention Runners: 5 Tips for Your 5K

5 Tips for Your 5K 1. Eat a light pre-race breakfast one to two hours before the race. This meal should be around 300 calories, focusing most of the calories on whole, unprocessed carbs. Fiber and fat take longer to digest, so keep the meal low in these nutritional areas. Try one of these options for your pre-race meal: -Bagel…

How to Improve Your Chances of Making A Penalty Kick in Soccer

  OPTI Soccer Science: Temporal links to Performing Under Pressure in International Soccer Penalty Shootout We all know how much pressure there is during a penalty shootout.  Avoiding the stress and anxiety during a penalty kick (PK) is impossible.  It can be over-whelming and can affect even the best soccer players in the world. A study published in Psychology of Sport &…

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute has been serving Omaha for 10 YEARS!

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is Celebrating It’s 10 Year Anniversary! It’s hard to believe that it has already been 10 YEARS since we opened Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI).  From the initial planning stages to now, it has been a wonderfully awesome, scary, fulfilling, exhausting, and exciting adventure.   Inspired by our passion for helping others and providing people with the…