Reduce Injuries During Recess and After-School Activities

, ,

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.
  • (more…)

Put an End to Pelvic Pain at Sovereign

, ,

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation ServicesIt’s estimated that up to one-third of all women will experience pelvic pain at some point in their lives. This could mean a constant, dull ache or a sharp stabbing sensation, and it’s considered a chronic condition if it lasts more than four to six months.

The list for its potential causes can seem endless – everything from sitting for long periods of time to menstruation to intercourse can trigger discomfort below the hips. Luckily though, after an examination by a physician, it’s usually determined not to be a sign of a more serious condition.
(more…)

Rest and Rehabilitation

, ,

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:
(more…)

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

, ,

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.
(more…)