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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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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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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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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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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Getting Back on the Slopes

You may recognize a familiar voice around the clinic. Todd Brandt, Z92’s morning radio show host (Todd & Tyler), sustained a left tibial plateau fracture while skiing in December 2015 at the Loveland Valley/Basin ski area. With the help of the OrthoNebraska Physical Therapy team, Todd has been rehabbing from the injury for over a […]

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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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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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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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Crutch Training at OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska Hospital, formerly Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital, is here to help aid in your recovery from bone, joint and muscle conditions. This video is intended to educate you on the proper use of crutches. Before practicing the use of crutches, it is important that they are fit for you specifically – as crutches come in a […]

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A Second Swing at Bat

Determination and hard work are two fundamental requirements of an athlete. All athletes at some point in their playing careers are faced with obstacles that challenge these core principals. Shane Stock, a 19-year-old sophomore Division 2 baseball player, has been a model of determination and hard work over the past two years. In early 2013, […]

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Back on the Court

High school standout and Division I college athlete Brooke Heyne describes her road to recovery after an injury. She had played in hundreds of volleyball matches, defended the net, scored kills, won games for both her club team and Skutt High School. It was different on February 20 for Brooke Heyne, when she landed oddly […]

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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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Winter Weather Appointment Tips

It’s always when the first snow falls, covering the streets and sidewalks, when we all remember how terrible commuting gets. Schedules have to be adjusted to allow for safe travel as well as the time it takes to properly clean off your vehicle. With all this added time, making scheduled appointments can sometimes be difficult. […]

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