Healthy tips blog

  • Overcome Knee and Hip Pain

    The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions. The knee and hip work in tandem allowing you to walk, run, squat and kneel. When either your hip, knee or ankle have problems moving, the other joints can be strained causing pain. Therefore, even if […]

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  • Is Your Back or Neck Pain From a Herniated Disk?

    If you feel radiating pain, numbness or tingling it is possible one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disk. The bones in your spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are your disks, which act as shock absorbers. These control the spine’s range of motion, flexibility and […]

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  • How to put the spring back in your step

    Spring is just around the corner and that means a lot more outdoors time. However, if you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active. Change How You Sit A lot of aches […]

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  • Where Your Pain Is Coming From

    If you are suffering from aches or pains, here are some important questions that can help you determine the root cause of the problem: How long have you had your pain? For example, acute low back pain may be from a muscle strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints, tight muscle tissue […]

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  • How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

    Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and […]

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  • Feeling Stiff, Achy? Physical Therapy Helps

    Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle […]

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  • The Benefits of Stretching

    As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing […]

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  • How to achieve real relief from stress related headaches

    Life’s demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems. Most people equate stress with high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain can be stress-related too? Chronic headaches, usually accompanied by extreme fatigue are almost always […]

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  • FREE Community Education Night

    Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy has proudly teamed with Hy-Vee Dietician, Rachel Sinley, MPH RD LMNT to offer a FREE Community Education Night!  You will have the opportunity to dispel “Nutritional Myths”, taste test a healthy option of a favorite recipe, and have all of your nutritional questions answered by an expert.  Please join us in our […]

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  • Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

    How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core […]

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