Will Heat Melt My Frozen Shoulder?

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Shoulder Rehabilitation

Woman Grabbing Her Shoulder in Pain Atlanta GA If you have frozen shoulder you will certainly wonder how you it got frozen, and if it’s frozen, will heat melt it and make it feel better? While your shoulder may be frozen, it certainly does not mean it’s just cold and needs melted for relief. Frozen should is a condition that involves pain and stiffness. Your shoulder becomes frozen and very hard to move, as if it’s frozen. (more…)


What Causes Bell’s Palsy?

 

Category: Bell's Palsy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Woman Looking Out Window with Fear Facial Paralysis Atlanta GA If you suddenly have twitching, weakness or paralysis on one side of your face, you may have something called Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy is not always isolated to one side of your face, but that is the most common occurrence. Bell’s Palsy can also be accompanied by drooping of your eyelid and/or corner of your mouth. Drooling or dryness of your eyes or mouth may be present and impairment of taste may also be associated with it.

If you experience symptoms of Bell’s Palsy it most likely was a sudden onset. The peak of Bell’s Palsy typically is reached within 48 hours. If this is you, you certainly are led to wonder, “What caused my Bell’s Palsy?” (more…)


October Is National Physical Therapy Month

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Uncategorized

Person Receiving PT on the Knee Atlanta GAOctober is National Physical Therapy Month according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). During this month the APTA will focus on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions. They plan on achieving this through their award winning #ChoosePT campaign. You can learn more about #Choose PT and find ways to support their effort by visiting their website for some ideas to help you get started. (more…)


What Are Your Plans For Saturday, September 29? It’s Family Health And Fitness Day. Why Not Get Outside And Play?

 

Category: Community, Education, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Healthy Family Running and Walking Atlanta GA Saturday, September 29th is Family Health and Fitness Day in the United States. This day is observed annually on the last Saturday in September. This day was established in 1996 and is designed to promote family involvement in physical activity in support of one of the goals of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on physical activity and health.

Sovereign Rehabilitation is excited to promote days like these because we know there is a strong connection between health and strength and injury prevention. We make it our goal to not only diagnose and treat injuries, but to help prevent them as well. (more…)


If You Could Change One Thing

 

Category: Aquatic Rehabilitation, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Woman Have Aquatic Therapy in Atlanta GAWhy Not Consider Aquatic Therapy?

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac the autumnal equinox falls on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:54 P.M. This day marks the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere. So much change happens during this time.

  • The temperatures begin to drop.
  • Days start to get shorter than nights.
  • Leaves begin changing colors and preparing for their ‘fall’ to the ground.

With all of these changes happening around us, it can help us consider a possible change in our own lives. Have you ever considered that by changing just one thing, it could make a big difference in your health and well-being? (more…)


Pregnant And Privately Struggling With Urinary Incontinence?

 

Category: Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health Services

Woman Covering Herself Due to Urinary Problems Sovereign Rehabilitation is Atlanta’s trusted leader in physical therapy and rehabilitation treatment for urinary incontinence. We strive to deliver you with the most advance rehabilitation service to help you live your best life in every stage of life.

One stage of life that often is coupled with urinary incontinence is pregnancy. While morning sickness and weight gain are common discussions that surround pregnancy, urinary incontinence tends to be a more private struggle that most women are hesitant to talk about. However, urinary incontinence is very common for pregnant women. (more…)


Hands Free

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Woman with Wrist Pain on a Cell Phone Atlanta GA Georgia’s new distracted driving law prohibits motorists from physically holding their cell phones while driving. According to an article in the AJC, nearly 1,000 tickets and warnings were issued just 4 days after the Hands Free Georgia Law (HB673) went into effect. The best way to avoid getting caught and to follow the law is to get a phone mount to keep it out of your hands and unsupported by any part of your body. (more…)


Now That World Cup Is Over

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Sport Injuries

Man Grabbing His Knee in PainNow that World Cup is over it may be no longer time to be a spectator and time to get back to the field yourself. However, sometimes stepping back into a sport after being a spectator or a long break, can be hard. The inspiration the athletes provide can make you hungry for a taste of the competition. If you don’t plan your return to action carefully, it can cause unnecessary injury and pain.

If you’re returning to a sport that you haven’t played for awhile, here are some things to keep in mind to help you prevent injury and pain. (more…)


Getting Back To School

 

Category: Community, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Back to School Wording with Colored PencilsCan you believe it’s time for school to start again? It seems like it just gets earlier and earlier every year. Everyone has their own opinions about short summers versus long breaks throughout the year. However, one thing is certain: education is important.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -John Dewey

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. We will tailor your child’s rehabilitation for her specific needs and help get her back to a life of normal function and quality as soon as possible. (more…)