Aquatic Pool Offers Comfortable Winter Therapy Option

It’s that time of year again – the weather is turning cold and fewer people will be wanting to exercise or swim outside.  The warm water pool at OrthoNebraska provides a comfortable and therapeutic environment for completing rehab in the winter months.  The pool is maintained at a temperature of 92 degrees to help with […]

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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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Orthopedic Nurse Certification

Like physicians, nurses have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of healthcare. This is accomplished by obtaining certification, which promotes safety, excellence in nursing, and demonstrates the knowledge and proficiency of a nurse in a certain specialty. In many cases, certification provides a nurse with the expertise to care for patients with many […]

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COVID-19

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 an inconvenience, […]

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Are You in Over Your Head?

“Is it safe to lift overhead?” “I’ve heard overhead lifting is bad for your shoulders, is that true?” “My gym uses presses, jerks, and snatches in their workouts, do I need to modify those lifts?” With questions like that on your mind, you may find yourself thinking, “am I in over my head?”  The answer […]

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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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Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Chances are most people know someone who has torn an ACL. Athletes participate in more games and practices compared to 20 years ago AND they are specializing in a single sport.  Both factors have influenced the rate of ACL injuries.  Youth sports is a booming business and shows no real signs of slowing down. But […]

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An Inside Look on Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes

Every parent wants their child to succeed in as many areas of life, whether it’s academics, sports, fine arts or countless other activities. This leads to questions of how to invest your child’s time to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk in their future. Increasingly, parents and children elect to divvy up free time one of […]

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ImPACT Testing for Concussions

Recent research has identified alarming statistics concerning the long term effects of concussions. A concussion is essentially an injury to the brain due to a blow to the head. High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year, though the true incidence is likely much higher – as more than 50% of […]

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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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Softball Pitching Limits

How much should my daughter pitch? Many parents who come to us after softball throwing injuries have requested information regarding pitch counts and recommended innings for their children. Sadly, there are no national standards listed for softball pitch counts and very limited research has been done in this area. Baseball has been more proactive and […]

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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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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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Weighted Baseballs: Good or Bad?

With the College World Series starting up in Omaha, many young baseball players can imagine taking the mound and leading their team to victory. There are many factors it takes to be a collegiate pitcher, and at the top of the list is the ability to throw hard. Over the past few years, a number […]

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How to Recover From a Pulled Hamstring

One of the most common injuries in sports is a pulled hamstring or hamstring muscle strain.  It can happen to your favorite fantasy football player or an athlete in high school. Either way, it can be a frustrating situation for the athlete because of the high re-injury rate.  Unfortunately, these athletes return to play after an […]

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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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