Children’s Injuries That May Or May Not Require Rehabilitation

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for KidsAt Sovereign Rehabilitation we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. Our focus is to get your child back to their regularly scheduled activities as quickly and as safely as possible after they’ve experienced an injury, illness or surgery.

According to the CDC’s child injury report, males have higher nonfatal injury rates than females. There are five major causes of these nonfatal injuries.

  1. Falls for children up to age 15.
  2. Being struck by an object, animal or insect for children from 0 to 9.
  3. Children from 10 to 14 years of age, being struck by or against an object and overexertion caused injuries.
  4. Children from 15 to 19 years of age, there are three leading causes of nonfatal injuries: being struck by or against an object, falls and car injuries.

It is common for children to break a bone in their adolescent years. Their sense of adventure and their lack of seeing the consequences of their risky actions can lead to accidents, injuries and broken bones. Broken bones usually lead to a cast being placed on the area affected for approximately 4 to 8 weeks, because their bones tend to heal quickly. After the cast is removed, the area may be tender for a few days, but most children do not require physical therapy to walk or move normally again. Typically, through modified activities and play, children may return to normal activities within a few weeks to months.

If your child has experienced an injury, illness or accident and they are in need of physical therapy, call Sovereign Rehabilitation to schedule their appointment today. We have 13 locations in Georgia to make their recovery convenient as well.

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Sovereign Rehabilitation – Atlanta Physical Therapist
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 835-3340
For our patients’ convenience, we offer 13 locations to serve you.