IT Band Syndrome

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Atlanta Physical TherapistsIliotibial Band Syndrome, more commonly referred to as IT Band Syndrome, is a common overuse injury that occurs among runners and those who are particularly active with high intensity movements. The Iliotibial band runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, just below the knee joint. This band attaches to the knee and functions in coordination with several thigh muscles to help stabilize the joint for proper movement. Iliotibial band syndrome is caused by inflammation of the IT band. During flexion and extension of the knee, the IT band rubs over the thigh bone, leading to irritation. When the band is inflamed, it does not glide easily over the thigh bone and pain is felt during movement of the knee.
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Urinary Incontinence

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Physical TherapistsIt is estimated that up to one-quarter of American women suffer from urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the accidental and uncontrolled loss of urine. Many women experience a leakage of urine when they sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise. Aging, pregnancy, childbirth, constipation, and even hormonal changes, can weaken the pelvic floor and cause urine to accidentally leak. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a medical team approach to treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence or a combination of both. Studies have shown that physical therapy can significantly benefit those who suffer from a weakened pelvic floor.
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Hand Therapy

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Atlanta Hand TherapyThe hands are important parts of the body that most people could not imagine life without. However, many people experience injuries to their hands each year in the United States that require them to learn to reuse these extremely important appendages. Burns, surgical rehabilitation, rheumatoid arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome are the most common conditions treated through hand therapy in order for patients to regain full use, movement, and function of their hands. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are a provider of comprehensive physical and rehabilitation therapy with a number of Certified Hand Therapists who specialize in treating conditions that affect the hands.
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Tennis Elbow Treatment

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Atlanta Physical TherapistsWhile tennis elbow affects many tennis players (hence the name), it is actually a classic repetitive strain injury that is common among those who use their forearm muscles in a repetitive motion. Painters, carpenters, and plumbers are all examples of those whose job related activities can cause tennis elbow. Inflammation of the tendons on the outer elbow cause the pain associated with tennis elbow. Sovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company that offers exceptional physical therapy and rehabilitation services to those suffering from tennis elbow.

Tell tale symptoms of tennis elbow are tenderness on the outer bony part of the elbow, morning stiffness with persistent aching, and pain that worsens (often with sharp pains) when grasping or holding an object. It is important to seek medical care for tennis elbow because if the condition continues without treatment it can lead to loss of motion or function of the elbow and forearm. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we have a number of certified manual therapists on staff that offer their expertise to increase treatment efficiency and patient care. Our physical therapists offer a variety of therapeutic treatment options including aquatic therapy, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and more.
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