Safe Ways to Get Moving in the Cold

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicWhen the weather outside is cold and damp, it can be both tough and dangerous trying to get in your daily workout. But that movement is critical if you’re undergoing physical therapy for an injury or condition.

Instead of letting cold weather sideline your recovery, follow these simple tips to help you stay safe and get moving. (more…)

Halloween Injury Prevention

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Happy HalloweenWhile this Halloween is sure to be a time of fun tricks and treats for both kids and adults, it’s also a holiday that increases our risk for preventable injuries and accidents.

More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.
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Habits to Break If You Have Back Pain

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1There may not be a magic cure-all for back pain, but there are a few things, including physical therapy, that can help reduce pain and manage your symptoms.

These, however, are not those things. These bad back habits can actually increase your pain and up your chances for further injury – so steer clear.
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Work Injury Prevention

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsWhether your job requires you to spend eight hours at a desk or demands heavy lifting on your feet, you could be putting yourself at risk for a workplace injury.

Desk jobs and repetitive lifting of heavy objects force us to put pressure on our upper and lower back and spine that can cause troubling, sometimes debilitating back pain. The position we constantly hold our wrists in to type can contribute to painful repetitive stress injuries. Our jobs also frequently make us susceptible to neck strain and musculoskeletal injuries to the knees, legs, and hips.
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