Where Should I Go?

Injuries have a way of happening when you are least expecting them. That’s why OrthoNebraska offers several access points to our highly-trained providers. But we still get many questions about where to go, so we’ve developed this handy chart to help people decide the right service for you or your family’s needs. View this chart […]

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Equipment Following Orthopedic Surgery

Planning for any surgical procedure comes with a variety of challenges. In orthopedic-related surgeries, one of the factors requiring attention will be the possibility of the need for post-operative equipment. As you prepare yourself for an orthopedic surgery, you may need to consider various types of equipment to help you be as safe and independent […]

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OrthoNebraska expanding presence in Council Bluffs

Omaha, NE – OrthoNebraska, the region’s leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, is taking their long-standing relationship in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa to the next level with a 23,000-square-foot orthopedic clinic and physical therapy building located along U.S. Interstate 80. “This is a really exciting time at OrthoNebraska,” says Chief Executive Officer, Levi Scheppers. “After […]

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COVID-19

Aug. 26, 2021 update On August 26, a directed health measure (DHM) was announced mandating the postponement of inpatient procedures that can be delayed 4-12 weeks without substantial change in outcome for the patient effective on August 30, 2021. We will be reviewing upcoming scheduled cases that may be impacted by this announcement and will […]

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COVID-19 Vaccination for Rheumatology

Please continue to reference this page for updates as new information becomes available. August 18, 2021 With new CDC recommendations on receiving booster vaccinations, we wish to provide the following guidance to our patients: Our office recommendation is in alignment with the CDC recommendation for a booster/3rd dose of COVID for our patients who are […]

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Five Ways to Protect Your Joints

Are you experiencing pain during your daily activities due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA)? Are you looking for something to help you enjoy the activities you like with less pain? If so, you may want to consider how joint protection might be helpful. Joint protection is a proactive approach you can employ in […]

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Heat Related Illnesses

We are definitely in the dog days of summer. As temperatures continue to climb, so does the risk of a heat-related illness. With many outdoor activities and sports happening, this is something all players, parents, and coaches need to be aware of. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the incidence of heat-related illness […]

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Who Should I See for Spine Care?

A guide to selecting the best back or neck specialist. Patients and primary care physicians often use medications as a first attempt to manage back or neck pain. Sometimes, however, it becomes evident that a referral to a spine specialist is needed. With all the different specialists in healthcare, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to […]

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Why Does My Low Back Hurt?

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated each year. Annually, low back pain has been estimated to impact between 10 and 30 percent of U.S. adults. Up to 80 percent will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. While many of the causes are not serious in […]

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7 Tips for Upper Body Weight Lifting after a Shoulder Injury

Returning to a weight lifting routine after a shoulder injury is always a hot topic. Multiple muscles attach at the shoulder, so achieving balance in a strengthening program is very important. Here are some tips and tricks that can reduce the risk for re-injury: Remember the 1:2 ratio For every chest/pressing exercise completed (bench press, […]

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Walking with Arthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is estimated to affect 250 million people worldwide. It can be associated with pain, functional limitations, reduced physical activity levels, and a diminished quality of life.  With such a broad reach, physical therapists are often asked about safe forms of exercise to help maintain function and physical activity, while minimizing pain and […]

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OrthoNebraska Expanding to Open Clinic, Physical Therapy Location in Elkhorn

Omaha, NE – OrthoNebraska, the only orthopedic system in Nebraska recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs.”, will be breaking ground on a new clinic and physical therapy location in Elkhorn. The new facility, which will be situated on the southwest corner of 204th and […]

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Preventing Injuries for Volleyball Players

Especially in Nebraska, volleyball has become increasingly popular and competitive. Players often have aspirations of continuing to play in college, so staying healthy despite the rigors of their middle and high school seasons, plus potentially other leagues like the YMCA or Nebraska Elite Volleyball, is important. Continuous play can lead to overuse injuries, most commonly […]

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Return to Lacrosse

Lacrosse is quickly growing into one of the most popular sports in North America. From 2009 to 2014, the growth rate for lacrosse has been 28 percent. The sport requires athleticism, coordination and agility, not to mention a bit of pain tolerance. Injuries can happen pretty frequently when sticks are being swung around at a […]

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Return to Running in Groups

Many runners love the social aspect of running. It may start with cross country in high school and continue with local Omaha running clubs such as the Omaha Running Club or GOATZ. COVID-19 has disrupted many group or club running events. As the city begins to re-open, the urge to meet up for a run […]

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Returning to Baseball and Softball

Having been living under COVID-19 restrictions for a while now, many people, including myself, are excited for the return of baseball and softball in June! However, the lack of activity the last few months also has many concerned about the safety of our young athletes going from couches to throwing heat. As an orthopedic surgeon […]

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OrthoNebraska to Open Aksarben Clinic, Urgent Care

We are excited to announce a new clinic location that may make accessing OrthoNebraska’s subspecialized, personalized care easier for you. This July, we’re opening a new clinic in the Aksarben area, on the second floor of the Think Whole Person Healthcare building at 72nd and Center. “Having a location in the Aksarben and Midtown area is important to us, and Think is […]

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