Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationThere are few things more thrilling than expecting a little one. Being a mommy-to-be is filled is with joy and excitement and planning with friends, family, and loved ones.

But pregnancy isn’t always smooth sailing. It comes with a specific set of aches and pains that can take a serious toll on your body. Some of the most common aches associated with expecting a new little bundle are back pain and sciatica. These are often caused by your newly shifting center of gravity, and they can weaken your abs, interfere with good posture, and put painful strain on back muscles. These types of pain also make a pregnant woman more susceptible to injury, sending you to the bed or couch for hours at a time.
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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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Rest and Rehabilitation

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we make it part of our mission to cater to your care the entire time you’re in our offices. Whether you come to us after a work injury or for treatment for your fibromyalgia (or anything in between), our team of certified, trained physical therapists make your recovery our priority.

But getting back to your best takes more than making a trip to our office – sometimes it takes rest. And for some people, that can be the hardest part of recovery from your injury or condition. So how much rest do you need? How much is too much? What if you become out of shape? Well, consider this:
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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

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Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsJuly is known for a lot of things – fireworks, summertime, and backyard BBQ’s just to name a few. But if you’re a teen living with joint pain or arthritis, it can be hard to enjoy all that the summer months have to offer. That’s why July has been named Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.
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