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Ankle Sprain/Strain

Ankle xray

Overview of the Ankle:  The ankle joint is made up of three bones that include the tibia, fibula, and talus. There are three main causes of ankle pain, after an injury, which include: strains, sprains, and fractures. An ankle sprain is the most common injury of the three. Sprains and strains happen when a ligament. . .

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Loss of Mobility

Orange shoes

Loss of mobility – It can be anything from stiffness in a specific joint that causes a mild gait deviation to something larger and more impactful such as decreased ability to get around within a person’s environment or the community. Loss of mobility at any age can have profound social, psychological, and physical consequences. In. . .

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Makovicka physical therapist stretches patient's neck during therapy session

Motor vehicle accidents (MVA) are an unfortunate event that can have detrimental effects on one’s body. While a variety of injuries can occur as a result of an MVA, neck and back injuries are most common. Neck injuries can be a result of whiplash and can be associated with soft tissue tightness (spasms), dizziness, vision issues,. . .

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Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a diagnosis that is often seen as the end of a person’s previous life. There is no cure at this time for Parkinson’s disease and while symptoms can be managed with medication and regular check-ins with a neurologist, often patients want something more to help subside symptoms and to keep them functional.. . .

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Chronic Mobility Disorders

Omaha physical therapist talking with patient

Chronic mobility disorders can be anything from stiffness in a specific joint that causes a mild gait deviation to something larger and more impactful such as decreased ability to get around within a person’s environment or the community. Loss of mobility at any age can have profound social, psychological, and physical consequences. In addition, mobility. . .

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Shoulder Mobility and Strength

Shoulders, neck and back

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. Its capacity for movement allows us to grab objects, throw overhead, clean the house, pick up our children and host of other important daily functions. However, it’s mobility doesn’t come without a cost. There’s a reason yogis and swimmers aren’t winning the world’s strongest. . .

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Foot and Ankle Injuries

Whatever activity it is we’re doing, it’s our feet that have to take and distribute the initial force either during each step, stride, or jump. Although our body is able to use our ankles, knees, and hips to help absorb the pressure, our feet often feel the aches and pains of both overuse activities and. . .

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Cole Named Plattsmouth Clinic Director

Shane Cole PT, DPT was recently named Clinic Director of the new Makovicka Physical Therapy clinic located at 16385 Westside Dr. in Plattsmouth. The clinic is scheduled to open in early September. Along with being certified in Functional Dry Needling, he has unique expertise to assist patients in their recovery and rehabilitation from injury. Cole. . .

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Transitioning from Indoor to Outdoor Exercising

Goodbye snow, hello sun. When you have spring fever and the weather improves, it is tempting to go outside and start exercising at a high intensity. In order to stay safe and injury free, there are a few things to keep in mind when beginning your new routine. Dress for the weather. Spring time in the. . .

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Makovicka Physical Therapy Opens Third Lincoln Clinic

Makovicka Physical Therapy is pleased to announce its newest clinic opened in Lincoln on February 5, 2018. The physical therapy clinic is Makovicka’s third location in Lincoln, and is located near the corner of 70th and L Street, just south of O.  As with all ten existing clinics, this location will be staffed with board. . .

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