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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COVID-19 Vaccination for Rheumatology

Please continue to reference this page for updates as new information becomes available. March 5, 2021 Rituxan (rituximab) or Orencia (abatacept): If you are taking these medications by infusion or injection and are planning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or if you have received it in the last 14 days, your dosing or infusion schedule […]

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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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COVID-19

Our Policies OrthoNebraska has always been focused on preventing the spread of infection. We continue to actively monitor, prepare and work to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, we have implemented several changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, guests, staff, providers and community. While this may be […]

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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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Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Many of us have changed our workout routines due to the temporary closure of gyms and fitness centers. The warmer temperatures and the sunny skies have called us outside to pound the pavement. Whether this means a walk around the neighborhood with the family dog, jogging for the first time, or trying to maintain conditioning […]

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Sewing for Seniors

The Omaha area’s health systems, long-term care facilities and public health departments are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While hospitals have been largely successful, long-term care facilities are struggling to control the spread. The health care workers and the people they care for are our neighbors, friends and family. They need our […]

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Stretching and Strengthening Exercises For Runners

April and May are typically the months when temperatures are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and runners are venturing outside more. Unfortunately, many of the Spring and Summer races have either been moved to a virtual option only or cancelled all together. While running outside is still a great choice during this time, […]

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3 Ways to Stay Active At Home

Keeping yourself healthy should be a priority, even in these uncertain times. You may be thinking, “How am I supposed to do that while home-bound and without buying extra equipment?” It is important to figure out an exercise routine, because maintaining a good level of cardiovascular and muscular fitness can have several benefits including: Boosting […]

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3 Ways to Adjust to Working from Home

Optimize your Space Make sure your desk accessories (that means everything from your computer monitor to your mouse) are a good fit for your body and your space. In particular, be sure to: Keep keyboards directly in front of you Make sure the top of your monitor is at or below eye level Monitor should […]

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