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Wake Up Call for Athlete Sleep

In this research review, I'd like to highlight a study examining a wake up call for athlete sleep. The wake up call is to college athletes and athletic departments on the importance of sleep to well-being and performance.  Although the study involves college athletes, principles and findings can be applied to non-athletes.Source: Kroshus E, Wagner J, Wyrick D, et al. Bri J Sports Med 2019; 53: 731-736 The Power of Sleep Sleep is a human…

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What is a Functional Diagnosis?

A functional diagnosis is critical to better understanding pain and performance. At OMNE Chiropractic, Dr. Peters utilizes a movement based assessment to find solutions. Functional Diagnosis First, a functional diagnosis involves determining the movements or limitations causing the pain. It involves locating key areas of movement deficiency and their impact on the patient's symptoms. For example, Dr. Peters will test  foundational movements such as a squat and a lunge. In addition, Dr. Peters utilizes other…

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Knee Pain in Running Athletes

Knee pain in running athletes is extremely common. In fact,  over 42% of running related injuries involve the knee according to a 2002 study in the British Journal of Spots Medicine.  Consequently, nearly 25% of runners develop knee pain each year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvB6wm2kBlw Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) Patellofemoral pain is the most common cause of anterior knee pain in running athletes. In the past, the condition was  thought to be related to a patellar tracking issue. However,…

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Treating Patients Not Pictures

First off, the idea of 'treating patients not pictures' is  because an x-ray and MRI is only part of the story.   In my opinion, arthritis is a lazy diagnosis and often does not explain patient's pain. For this reason, it is important to treat patients and not pictures.  For more information, check out the video below or click here: https://youtu.be/gEgXrzEUE5o Pathoanatomical Diagnosis Pathoanatomy is a combination of pathology and anatomy. Pathology is the study of…

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Snap, Crack, & Pop: Are noisy joints normal?

We have all experienced it at some point. You turn to check your blind spot and you hear a crack in your neck. It may even sound really loud due to the close proximity to your ears. Many times this is harmless but can often make patients nervous. Let’s address some of the myths and answer "Are noisy joints normal?" What is that sound? First off, the term commonly used by healthcare clinicians is crepitus.…

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Mobilize Your Neck

Neck manipulation is a powerful tool for treating neck pain, headaches, dizziness, and cervicogenic vertigo. However, self manipulation is not recommended leaving patients tied to their chiropractor. With that being said, cervical spine SNAGs are a safe and effective way to mobilize your neck. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHXAGnfv1Sg Cervical SNAGs SNAGs is an acronym for sustained natural apophyseal glides. In other words, it means neck mobilizations, and they are wonderful for self care and at home treatment. The technique…

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Thoracic Spine Mobility Exercises

Thoracic spine mobility is one of the most common areas of dysfunction presenting to the clinic. In fact, it is the  most common area of treatment.  Thoracic spine joints are prone to dysfunction due to the structure of the joints and lifestyle factors.  Structure of the Thoracic Spine The thoracic spine is more commonly referred to as the middle back given its location between the neck and lower back. The middle back is comprised of…

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College World Series Chiropractor

Doctor Peters has served as the official College World Series chiropractor each summer since 2017. Read on to learn more how the relationship has evolved over the years. Past Another year of the College World Series has come and gone. It is easy to take for granted growing up near Omaha. On the other hand, people flocking to Omaha to crown the champion of college baseball may even seem like a burden for some. However, my memories…

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Video: Strength Training In Youth / Collegiate Athletes

I was fortunate to sit down with two NCAA Division I strength and conditioning specialists covering a variety of topics including in season training, sports specialization, movement basics, and much more. A brief summary with some of my favorite quotes can be found below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osQiD1A_3Dc What areas can youth / high school athletes improve prior to arrival on campus ? “In general, learning how to move well is important before you get to this level. Because…

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Healthy Omaha – Ruane Fitness & Nutrition

In this edition of Healthy Omaha, I am excited to highlight  Scott Ruane, owner and personal trainer at Ruane Fitness & Nutrition. Our two worlds have somewhat paralleled for awhile as we share mutual contacts but our paths hadn't crossed officially until about a month ago when we got together for coffee. Scott immediately struck me as a very genuine person, and I instantly felt like he is someone I've known for a long time.…

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Big Three Core Exercises

Simple, Safe, and Effective https://youtu.be/Qs4ccBpuDyIThese are great exercises for engaging your core that are spine safe popularized by Dr. Stuart McGill. This is not to say that other exercises aren't good but these are a great entry point for those looking to improve their core activation. Progressions and regressions are endless from the Big 3.Bird dog: Lift opposite arm and leg while maintain good intra-abdominal pressure throughout the lower back while avoiding any dramatic shifting…

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What’s Up, Doc?

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before Any Test, Treatment, or Procedure Choosing Wisely is a campaign with the mission to promote conversations between clinicians and their patients in order to promote care that is evidence based, truly necessary, and free from harm.The ownership falls on the doctor as well as the patient to work together as a team. Patients can help themselves by asking the right questions. 1. Do I really need this test…

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The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHY0FxzoKZEWhy do you exercise?Is it to look good? Feel better? If you are looking for additional motivation, research suggests that exercise is the most transformative thing you can do for your brain.  In fact, exercise has been shown to: Immediate production of dopamine and serotonin, which are "feel good" hormones. It has the ability to shift and focus attention for up to two hours. Improve reaction times. In addition, exercise results in growth of the pre-frontal cortex and hippocampus, which…

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Research Review – Non-Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Stenosis

Lumbar spine stenosis is a condition affecting 30 percent of older adults. You may think you have no idea what I am talking about but believe me, you have seen in it! Imagine being towards to the back of the grocery store, perhaps by the meat counter or dairy aisle and you look over and see an older individual walking around the grocery store leaning on the cart and rounding their back. BINGO! This patient…

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Healthy Omaha – Root to Branch Acupuncture

This edition of Healthy Omaha highlights Sara Kowalik and her business, Root to Branch Acupuncture.  I was very excited to get her answers because I have had the pleasure to get to know her as she practiced across the hall from my office before moving to her new location. Sara is the only acupuncturist that I know and it has always been interesting to see her perspective on healing as it comes from a perspective…

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Healthy Omaha – OMNE Chiropractic

Welcome to the first installment of an ongoing blog series where we highlight local businesses that make our community healthier. What better place to start than with my business! I want to give credit to Dr. Chris Lorang of Capital Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Des Moines, Iowa.  Healthy Omaha is not an original idea but is adapted from an amazing blog series Chris was able to pull off in Des Moines titled "Our Healthy Community".…

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Nice Doctors Matter

A recent article in the New York Times looked at the power of the doctor-patient relationship and how it has a profound effect on the health of the patient. The article is titled "Can a Nice Doctor Make Treatments More Effective?"  The short answer is yes, but the longer answer is quite interesting. Researchers have noted that a simple one sentence reassurance following an allergy skin prick test led patients to report less itchiness when…

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10 Commandments for Runners

OMNE Chiropractic and Dr. Jace Peters treat runners of all ages and abilities. From Division I cross country athletes to patients trying to complete their first 5k. Our sports chiropractic approach has helped runners keep running, The following ten commandments for injured runners is from Chris Johnson, DPT who is an extremely smart physical therapist that produces some great content.

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