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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How to Warm Up for Baseball

Spring is on its way and baseball soon will be in full swing. According to the National Federation of High School Organizations, more than 5 million children participate in organized baseball yearly with nearly 500,000 at the high school level. And while traumatic injuries are not common, research indicates youth baseball players frequently experience injuries […]

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OrthoNebraska Recognized as a Top U.S. Patient-Recommended Hospital

Recently, Becker’s Healthcare recognized OrthoNebraska as 1 of 22 hospitals in the U.S. with patient recommendations above 92 percent. This was based on a review of publicly available data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS (standardized hospital patient satisfaction) scores collected from April 2018 through March […]

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It’s just a finger! Or is it?

“It’s just a finger!” “How can it be so hard to get better?” “Why is it so tough to regain my motion?” These are some of the questions asked of our hand therapists when treating finger injuries like dislocations, tendon, or ligament injuries and/or fractures. To the layperson, these seem like such relatively simple injuries. […]

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Symptoms of Text Neck

The term “Text Neck” is starting to be heard more commonly on the news and in medical circles. It refers to neck pain resulting from increased neck flexion or forward head position. This posture is typically held when texting/scrolling on a phone, reading a book in hand, or leaning over a tablet on a table […]

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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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Tips for Preventing Dance Injuries

As many adolescent sports are these days, dance is typically a year-round activity. With performances and competitions scattered throughout the year, involvement in both studio and school teams, and rarely a break in classes, adolescent dancers may participate in 20-30 hours of dance per week. Some studies even show pre-professional or professional dancers may average […]

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Bathroom Equipment After Joint Replacement Surgery

There are many needs to consider following the decision to undergo total joint replacement procedures. One of the often-overlooked considerations is the possibility that you may need bathroom assistive devices to help with your recovery. DME (Durable Medical Equipment) is what we in medical field call devices specifically designed to keep you safe in your […]

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Tips for Avoiding the Disabled List

I have a steady flow of baseball and softball players who come to see me for shoulder and elbow rehab. Many of these players on the disabled list have characteristics unique to the throwing athlete. Given this information and my background, I have preached arm care, throwing programs and strength and conditioning to players, parents […]

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So You’re A Fall Sport Athlete?

Your How-To Guide to Survive the Winter Season and Prepare For Spring Sports The last touchdown passes have been thrown. Soon, the last volleyball kills and tennis aces will be recorded and cross country races run for the fall sports season in Nebraska. Many fall athletes will go on to play winter sports, but some […]

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It’s Not Just an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common types of injuries for people who are active. Current evidence suggests that almost two-thirds of individuals who have sustained an ankle sprain do not seek medical treatment. An ankle sprain is defined as an injury or overstretching of one or more of the ligaments that provide support […]

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