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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Impairment Rating Calculations

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Workplace InjuriesWorkers’ compensation insurance provides benefits to workers who are injured on a job or at a job site. Compensation for employees has been deemed necessary because many people who are injured on the job are unable to perform their employment duties for a while, or in extreme cases they may not ever be able to return to work. Because of the severity of a decision of this magnitude for both the employer and the injured employee, certain criteria have been put into place to ensure that correct compensation is awarded to those who qualify. An impairment rating test must be completed before a disability claim can be filed and before any needed care can be received.
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Keep on Moving

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Atlanta Physical TherapistsArthritis affects millions of Americans each year. Young and old, all ages, ethnicities, social classes, male, and female can be diagnosed with arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, and these symptoms can keep many people from enjoying many activities. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our certified manual and physical therapists work with patients who have arthritis in order to keep them active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
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