Avoiding Halloween Hazards

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
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Sports Rehabilitation at Sovereign

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation DoctorsThis time of year is a favorite for many – and not just because of all the pumpkin-flavored coffees making their seasonal debuts. Fall is football season, and along with tailgates and trash talk comes the increased potential for painful, debilitating  sports injuries.

Football players (the professional, backyard, and school-aged variety) are at risk for suffering a wide-range of slips, falls and collisions each season, leading to conditions such as shoulder tendinitis, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff injury, sprains and repetitive strain injuries, just to name a few.
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Reduce Injuries During Recess and After-School Activities

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapists for ChildrenFor most kids, school is already back in full swing. In addition to academics, that means more time outside for school-aged kids and serious after-school practice for teens.

Physical activity is critical for kids. It helps them sleep better at night, improves their concentration, cuts back on behavioral issues and gives their immune system a boost. But it also ups their risk for injury.

Keep your kids safe and injury-free this school year with these tips:

  • Skip out on sandals or flip-flops on the playground, and go for tennis shoes instead. This helps cut back on the likelihood of scary trips and falls. For after-school sports, make sure all gear is functioning properly and fits correctly.
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Surgery-Free Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

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Rehab for Tennis Elbow Atlanta GAYou don’t have to play tennis to fall victim to the overuse injury known as tennis elbow. It’s caused by an inflammation of the tendons in the elbow, and everything from swinging a tennis racquet to cutting up veggies in the kitchen can cause it, triggering pain that radiates from your elbow down to your hands and wrists.

One of the best ways to manage the pain and symptoms of tennis elbow is to utilize an individualized rehabilitation program like the ones provided at Sovereign Rehabilitation. Our use of manual and aquatic therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation (a technique that retrains injured muscles to work properly), and more will help to reduce pain, inflammation, and joint weakness, and speed up your recovery.
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