Your Joyful Child with Down Syndrome

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Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for ChildrenWe challenge you to find a child with Down Syndrome who is not smiling. Down Syndrome children seem to wear a perpetual smile and know no stranger. Blowing kisses to everyone through the drive-thru window and hugging the people who bag your groceries are normal happenings in the lives of a family with a child suffering from Down Syndrome.

The truth of the matter is that Down Syndrome children are not always joyful. They have feelings like anyone else. They experience the full range of emotions. They respond to positive expressions of friendship, and are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior. People with Down Syndrome socialize and have meaningful friendships. (more…)

Bell’s Palsy Or A Stroke?

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Atlanta GA Bell's Palsy TreatmentWhich one may have caused your facial weakness? Bell’s Palsy and stroke symptoms can look very similar when looking at their effects on the facial appearance. Here are general guidelines to help you differentiate which one has caused your facial muscle weakness. Always consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis, but here are some clues for you to consider. (more…)

Ways To Prevent Injuries Before They Ever Happen

Take a deep breath. Can you smell it? It’s spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everyone is getting outside doing the activities they love most. Whether your favorite outdoor activity is tennis, soccer, or just a stroll around the neighborhood, all of these can have the unfortunate accident happen. A twisted ankle on the pavement, tennis elbow, or a torn ACL can really put a damper on future spring and even summer plans. (more…)

The Consequences of Chronic Pain

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Atlanta GA Treatment for Chronic PainIt’s easy to see the physical effects of chronic pain. It limits our mobility, and keeps us from participating in the activities we love. It can also make it harder to sleep, which can have far-reaching physical consequences.

But chronic pain does more than affect our bodies – it can also affect our minds, our self-esteem, and how we see ourselves. In fact, researchers have found consistently lower levels of self-esteem in patients diagnosed with a chronic, pain-inducing illness than in healthier populations. (more…)