News & Publications

An archive of online articles and publications.

45 Minutes of Moderate Activity Is the "Magic Number" For Older Adults With Arthritis

Researchers have found that 45 minutes of excericse per week produces the same amount of advantages as the longer excercise period(previously 150 minutes). This amount of exercise per week can prevent premature death and serious illness. For more information click the link down below.

Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Surgery 

Carpal tunnel syndrome develops when the median nerve (running from the forearm through the wrist to the hand) is compressed, resulting in pain, numbness, tingling--and 400,000 to 500,000 operations a year in the United States.   However, in the first study of its kind, women who were randomly assigned to three weeks of physical therapy (supplemented by stretching exercises at home) experienced better pain reduction and hand functioning than those who went under the knife.   The researchers suggest trying therapy--which, surprisingly, is not currently an established carpal tunnel treatment--before committing to surgery.

More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds

"More than 10 percent of the world’s population is now obese, a marked rise over the last 30 years

 that is leading to widespread health problems and millions of premature deaths, according to

 a new study, the most comprehensive research done on the subject."

Awarded Mary Ellen Sacksteder

Dan Peetz, PT, OCS, MTC was selected as the Mary Ellen Sacksteder award recipient for 

his outstanding contributions to the advancement of physical therapy. 

This is the highest award given by the Nebraska Physical Therapy Association.

Midlands Business Journal Publications

When Dan Peetz began as a physical therapist 36 years ago, there were only five or six sub-specialties of the profession, now there are at least 20 he said, which have helped to grow his business Skyline Physical Therapy, located at 3624 N. 163rd Plaza.

"Some folks only treat from the elbow down or just hands. That is very specialized." Peetz said.

Some of the special treatment programs he offers include TMJ treatment, functional dry needling, Graston Technique, low-level laser therapy, pain management and orthopedic physical therapy. He also specializes in posture tips, sports injuries and custom orthotics...

2015 Fall Dental Assembly

Dan Peetz of Skyline Physical Therapy presented on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) to students, faculty, staff, and professional guest attendees of Creighton University’s School of Dentistry 2015 Fall Dental Assembly in September. Dan’s presentation covered various topics of TMD including the problems associated with the disorders, biomechanics for prevention and treatment, and various modalities to treat the disorders and when it is appropriate to seek treatment due to complications related to Temporomandibular Disorders.

Nebraska Dental Association Annual Session

Dan Peetz and Nancy Settles-Baker of Skyline Physical Therapy attended the Nebraska Dental Associations Annual Session event in March, 2014 to promote physical therapy information and provide education for local dental professionals. Skyline Physical Therapy works closely with dentists to treat orafacial pain and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). Nancy, being a licensed massage therapist, was also kind enough to offer complimentary chair massages!

Study Finds Physical Therapy Just as Effective as Surgery in Patients with a Torn Meniscus and Arthritis of the Knee

A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the management of this common injury, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Summary of Laser Use in Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

Summary of Laser Use in Treatment of Pain and Inflammation

Recently, the use of lasers by physical therapists and dentists to treat painful inflammatory conditions of the musculoskeletal system, including the temporomandibular joint, has increased. Class IIIb laser instrumentation, which  produces low-level infrared laser light, became widely available to clinicians who began applying this modality to a wide variety of painful musculoskeletal conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, overuse injuries including humeral epicondylitis (painful inflammation of the tendon at the outer border of the elbow), rotator cuff injuries, plantar fasciitis, myofacial trigger points (knots that form in damaged muscle tissue), low back pain, arthritic joints and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.