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5 Tips to Prevent Common Track & Field Injuries

The start of track and field season is just weeks away. We discussed common track and field injuries in a previous blog, now let’s look at strategies athletes can utilize to help prevent these painful setbacks.  Proper rest Proper rest… read more

Common Track & Field Injuries

Winter sports are reaching their conclusion and spring sports lie on the horizon. Track and field is probably the most common spring sport in Nebraska. Though the sport involves zero intentional contact among the athletes, they can still fall victim… read more

Physical Therapy After a Spinal Fusion

While the physicians about Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery don’t perform back surgery, our Physical Therapists specialize in treating patients following complex surgical recovery.  One such surgery patients frequently need special attention following is a Spinal Fusion.  What is Spinal… read more

Common Basketball Injuries

It’s finally January! For some, this acts as a great month to start a new chapter to coincide with the new year but, for basketball players, this is likely a time of injury as well. Injuries have a tendency to… read more

Common Wrestling Injuries

Wrestling is a physically, mentally and emotionally demanding sport. In Nebraska, and the rest of the midwest and rust belt, the sport is quite popular. The region regularly nurtures some of the countries top collegiate wrestlers and host their state… read more

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

  Arthroscopic surgical procedures are more common than one thinks, but did you know most tend to be outpatient procedures? Patients might be scared due to the “surgical” part, but it’s actually an incredibly safe and routine procedure. Let’s dive… read more

An Interview with Dr. Matthew Byington

In early October of 2018 Prairie Orthopaedic’s own Dr. Matthew Byington was inducted into the Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU) Hall of Fame for his athletic career in Track and Field. During his induction weekend, Dr. Byington was profiled by legendary… read more

Tips to Follow During Physical Therapy

Walking into the physical therapy room can be daunting. You’re recovering from an injury and about to work the most tender part of your body. No one wants to go through physical therapy, but it’s the fastest route to a… read more

A Parent’s Guide to Youth Injuries

Multiple studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons highlighted key factors parents and coaches need to consider when addressing youth sports. These studies established two major takeaways that can’t be ignored: the frequency of certain… read more

Living with Chronic Back Pain

Chronic back pain is real, and most people will experience it at some point in their lives. In fact, a 2012 American Physical Therapy Association survey found nearly two-thirds of Americans experience low-back pain but 37 percent do not seek professional… read more