3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
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Did You Know Physical Therapy Can Help with These Conditions?

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slider1It might surprise you to know that physical therapy can do more than get you back on your feet following an injury – although it can definitely do that, too. Did you know physical therapy is also an invaluable pain and condition management tool for these other conditions as well?

Recovery from Breast Cancer Surgery
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Signs Your Child May Benefit from OT

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsOccupational therapy can helps kids in all sorts of different developmental arenas. OT helps improve cognitive functioning, as well as physical, sensory, and fine motor skills. It can also offer a big boost in self-esteem for kids, and leave them with a true sense of accomplishment when they begin to overcome their individual obstacles.
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Staying Motivated Through Physical Therapy

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Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsWe understand that when you come to Sovereign to begin or continue your physical therapy program, it’s because you’re dealing with something that’s not so fun at best and debilitating at worst. It can be difficult to stay motivated to get through the recovery process if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d hope or expected, or you’re still dealing with pain that’s making it hard to participate in your daily life.

These three tips can help you maintain a positive attitude and stick with it, even when the going gets tough.
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