Strength Training In Athletes

Dr. Peters 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. Many…

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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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5 Questions For Your Doctor

5 Questions for your doctor can result in better medical care and a more team-approach to health and wellness. Be sure to ask these 5 questions at your next visit.  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…

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The Brain Changing Effects of Exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHY0FxzoKZE Why 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…

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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

In this edition of Healthy Omaha, we highlight Root to Branch Acupuncture and Sara Kowalik. She practices acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I was very excited to highlight Sara because I have had the pleasure to get to know her as she practiced within the clinic prior to 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. Her 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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Research Review: Pre-Sleep Protein Builds More Muscle

It is fairly common knowledge that post workout protein ingestion helps build skeletal muscle. What researchers are finding out now is that the adaptive response after resistance type exercise last far longer than a couple hours post exercise. This had led them to further investigate how the adaptive response to resistance type exercise can be better attenuated. The current study looked at how the ingestion of protein before bed was able to increase protein muscle…

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Sports Chiropractic – Creighton Edition

I am a proud supporter of Creighton University Athletics and have had the pleasure of  serving as a member of the Creighton University medical staff as a chiropractor since 2016.  I treat athletes from all sports on campus and at the clinic.  It is rewarding to be able to offer chiropractic services to student-athletes at my alma mater. It doesn't seem like too long ago I was a student athlete at Creighton as a member…

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