at 1313 S Saddle Creek Rd, Omaha, 68106 United States
3 Omaha Metro locations! 6073 Maple Street (402)933-0100 1313 S. Saddle Creek Rd (402)575-5700 105 S 90th St. Suite 201 (402)933-0100
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friday afternoon.... Curt working hard with a patient, Bob ...watching golf.
contest officially underway for the picture of most cool/ interesting/ unusual activity while wearing Premier Therapy tshirt. 1st entrant = Lori Bausch.
sportin the new logo wear
1st Friday was a rip-roaring success... thanks to all those who played with us :)
Happy Birthday, Smashley...and Happy Cinco de Mayo to all!#!
Please join us: Friday , May 6th, 6p-8p... going to be a Benson ball :) Pass it on to all your fun peeps!
When I first began my endurance training in 1998, it involved running and only running. I did this for many years and to date, have completed 9 marathons. Over time, however, I wanted to try something different. One day as I was watching the Kona Ironman and hearing and seeing all of the inspiring stories, I decided this was going to be my new challenge. It just so happened that Omaha was going to host its first Olympic distance triathlon in August, 2010. Great, how convenient, but there was a problem... I couldn't swim. How am I going to swim .9 miles in 6 months??? I only had one solution- I humbly signed up for an adult beginners swim class at the YMCA. I'm not a fan of the water, but its a necessary evil (in my opinion) for the sport of triathlon. I wasn't convinced an old dog could learn new tricks and got frustrated many times having to swim with people in my lane, gasp for breath, hang onto the wall for dear life, sink to the bottom, and suck in water. Luckily, I had some great coaches along the way and 6 months later was able to complete that Omaha olympic distance triathlon and have been hooked ever since. I continue to make progress with my swimming and seem to have found my niche with the masters swim group at Lifetime Fitness and can now say, I'm a proficient swimmer and have mustered my way thru 2 Ironman competitions and various other distances including 5 1/2 Ironman distances as well. I typically swim 2-3x per week and average about 2500 meters currently which led me to start thinking about different injuries that may occur with swimming. Swimming doesn't lend itself to the same injuries as high-impact sports, but it does have potential for injury due to poor stroke mechanics and/or overuse injuries. Primarily, pain in the shoulder is a common complaint. The shoulder is a highly complicated joint that relies heavily on many different muscle groups to maintain stability, proper motion, and pain free function. The repetitious overhead activity of swimming can fatigue these muscles resulting in instability of the shoulder joint and cause pain--particularly with the addition of poor stroke mechanics. It is highly important to work on a comprehensive program to develop strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility of the muscles. This is a great video to maintain a healthy shoulder and improve your performance in the water! https://youtu.be/tP7fV_d7cDQ?list=PL0521BE75ACEF3274 The second most common injury reported in competitive swimmers is knee pain with a greater incidence in breast stroke swimmers over other swimming techniques. Again, this is most primarily an overuse injury causing medial knee pain due to the repetitive forces on the knee, however, the medial knee pain could also be caused from incorrect kicking patterns and/or quadricep muscle imbalances in strength, endurance, and flexibility predisposing swimmers to knee tracking issues. The best advice is to follow up with a professional for possible underwater videotaping of your stroke mechanics and to follow up with a physical therapist (of course. :-)) to determine any muscle strength, flexibility or patellar tracking issues. As much as I find swimming as a necessary evil, I'm still glad and thankful that I CAN swim.
So we just took a poll in the therapy gym... half the people knew the song "I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly"... and the other half had never heard of it... I was floored- I thought EVERYONE knew that song!!#! So who else knows it and where did you grow up??
Spring Time injuries and How to Prevent Them As the weather is warming up and you are itching to get outside to resume your previous recreational/sports activities, remember, you most likely are not in the same outdoor shape as you were last summer. I think we all have a tendency to overdo physical activity that are bodies just aren't ready for when the weather starts to warm up. With this comes some common injuries related to overuse or strains/sprains. Here are 5 of some of the common injuries we see in the spring time: Patellofemoral Syndrome (aka Runner’s or jumper's Knee) – An overuse injury caused by repetitive high impact such as running, biking, high impact aerobics, jumping, and climbing stairs. It can also be caused by a sudden change in physical activity. Achilles Tendinitis – An overuse injury caused by repetitive stress to the achilles tendon that can be caused by tight calf muscles, a heel spur, or a sudden increase in the intensity of a physical activity. Ankle Sprains – Injury caused by rolling the ankle past normal range at an increased speed. Often happens during a fall or with a misplaced step on an uneven surface. Shoulder impingement/tendinitis– An overuse injury due to repetitive overhead activities such as swimming, baseball, tennis, construction work, or painting Plantar Fasciitis – An overuse injury that could be related to tight calf muscles that make it difficult to flex your foot and bring your toes up toward your shin, obesity, high arch, repetitive impact activities (running/sports) without proper footwear, and/or new or increased activity intensity. To potentially prevent these type of injuries, incorporate strengthening exercises, perform dynamic warm up activities (i.e walking lunges prior to running), wear proper footwear, and most importantly resume your previous physical activities slowly to allow your body to adjust accordingly. For more specific prevention instructions/education, visit your favorite Premier Therapist!
Friends – Big news! Omaha is hosting the United States Triathlon Association (USAT) Olympic and Sprint distance national races on August 13 & 14, 2016. This race will bring thousands of triathletes to Omaha to race for a chance at a position on the USAT Nationals team, but mostly just for the fun of competing. As you can imagine, putting on a race of this magnitude is no small feat. This is where you come in! We are looking for volunteers to help us staff the transition area during the Sprint championships on Sunday, Aug 14th. The transition area is the “headquarters” – athletes get their bikes here after the swim and start the run after the bike segment. It is a busy place with lots of action. There are two shifts available – 5-8:30am and 8:30am-1pm. We need 24 people per shift. If you are feeling really generous, you can sign up for both shifts! Sign up is easy and can be done at the following webpage: http://usatriathlon1.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/ Select Volunteer under USAT Age Group National Championships, select Sunday August 14th then choose your shift titled “transition”. Questions? Just let us know! Thanks in advance – it will be a great time! Julie Ortman and Kris Story
Patient of the day award: #1. choses to come to therapy on his day off . #2. brings chocolate covered espresso beans and says I don't have to share them. Thanks, HarryOld!#!!
sporting the new t- ... with a hip leather jacket, of course .
now that's what I call a full house :)
Premier patient Lisa Peters just finishing Ironman Texas. A FULL Ironman ... which is.... 2.4mile swim, 112mile bike , followed by a little 26.2 mile marathon
Premiet tshirt contest competitor Curt Krobot.. super uber unfair advantages = unbelievably cute kid and (fairly cute) dog.
reason #1052 that I heart the AlterG: last week a 54year-old patient came to therapy to learn what exercises she should do as she awaits a total hip replacement... she was pretty down-hearted; "I have accepted I can't run, but I at least wish I could walk without constant pain." When she got on the AlterG, she walked at 50% weight-bearing for 15min and literally was laughing out loud because of how great it felt to be able to walk. (Happy 1st birthday at Premier, ALterG!) http://www.alterg.com/
Where else can you go for healing physical therapy, someone to help put on your socks and zip your boots, increased confidence and emotional support AND walk away with a scarf to complete your work outfit! Thanks, Jennifer Beran and the crew! I'd be a mess without you all!
So I read in an article yesterday that a single almond takes 1 gallon of water to grow. Not exactly sure why, but I find this random fact totally fascinating.
the only thing better than working in a superman costume today was re-measuring a patient's body fat and BMI... starting in May, Martina S. got serious about losing weight... in 5 months she dropped 11% body fat and 5 points on the BMI scale... she attributes her success to consistent exercise + portion control for eating habits. Way to go, Martina, way to go- ClapClap