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…)


Do You Have A Noisy Jaw?

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, TMD Treatment

Man in Jaw Pain Atlanta GA Noises in your jaw can be normal. A normal jaw sound is called “subluxation.” Subluxation is when your lower jawbone extends too far over the ridge on the opposite upper part of your joint. You may hyperextend your jaw and hear a loud “pop” sound when you yawn a mighty yawn! These sounds are normal, albeit, noisy!

However, there is a clicking noise that can come from your jaw that may be a sign of Temporomandibular Joint Pain (TMJ). If your TMJ has a dysfunction then you have something called TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). This is a dysfunction of the TMJ and your muscles that help your jaw movement. (more…)


Fine Motor Skills For Children

 

Category: General, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Two Young Children Playing with ToysIf you have a child who has been identified as having difficulties with fine motor skills, it can sound a little scary. No parent ever wants to hear that his or her child is struggling. However, there is very effective pediatric treatment and therapy available to you that can help develop your child’s fine motor skills and enable her to function purposely in her environment.

What are Fine Motor Skills?

Fine motor skills have to do with smaller muscle group movements such as through the fingers, hands or wrists. The opposite of fine motor skills are gross motor skills which are movements related to your large muscles, like your legs, arms and other large muscles groups. (more…)


Dizziness Due To Heat

 

Category: Balance & Dizziness

Woman Pinching Bridge of Nose Due to Dizziness Atlanta GAIf you are experiencing dizziness, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers effective therapy for your balance disorders. Dizziness is caused by inner ear disorders and the peripheral and/or central nervous system. If you have this type of balance disorder or dizziness contact Sovereign Rehabilitation for therapy intervention to provide you with activities for the balance and dizziness system’s gradual reeducation and reintegration. (more…)



Common Post Mastectomy Issues

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta GA Doctors for Therapy After Breat SurgeryA mastectomy is the removal of your entire breast. There are five different types of mastectomy procedures.

  • Simple or Total
  • Modified Radical
  • Radical
  • Partial
  • Subcutaneous (Nipple-sparing)

There are many reasons behind why you get a specific type of mastectomy, but the majority of the reasons have to do with breast cancer prevention or removal. A simple or total mastectomy focuses on the breast tissue and your entire breast is removed. No muscles are removed from beneath your breast. (more…)