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…)
During the month of June the National Safety Council highlights National Safety Month. Each week a different safety topic is given the spotlight. Each one is focused on injury prevention in your work, on the road and in your home and community. Week three of the month of June focuses on preventing falls that cause injury.
December is a great time for festive feasts. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we wish all of our patients a very merry holiday season. If you’re planning your feasts to celebrate this season, you should consider incorporating foods and treats that will help you along in your physical therapy process as well. So set your table with beautiful holiday décor and your most special china, but be sure to serve options that will boost your physical therapy process as well.
Place proteins on your festive table! Lean proteins come from a variety of sources including meat, beans, nut butters and more. We suggest eating your lean meats such as white turkey first during your feast. (more…)
Driving is a privilege that carries a great deal of responsibility with it. There are skills, mindsets, and rules to follow that must accompany any person who gets behind the wheel. There are times when a person who could drive should not drive. There are many circumstances such as injury, illness or age-related changes that can change a person’s driving eligibility. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a driver evaluation that assesses a person’s ability to drive. (more…)
When considering ways to remain healthy and aid in rehabilitation, most people would not add self-awareness to their lists. Things such as eating healthy, exercising consistently, and the right mixture of medications are at the top of everyone’s list. However, self-awareness is an integral step to staying fit, recovery, and functioning at your maximum capacity.
Self-awareness is important to your physical health and rehabilitation because it is fluid and flexible to each day’s trials, delights, and circumstances. It is about understanding yourself, and everything else that makes you you! The more you know about yourself, the better you are at adapting to any condition that comes your way. (more…)
The specialists at Sovereign Rehabilitation know what it takes to get you back to living your best and most active life after an injury or a debilitation condition sidelines you. They cater safe, effective rehabilitation programs specifically to you — your injury, condition, and ability level.
But their support and expertise are only a few pieces of the puzzle. There are things you can do, too, to help ensure that your physical therapy rehabilitation program is effective. (more…)
If you’ve been struggling to overcome an injury or condition this past year, it can be tough to have a positive outlook for 2017. But much of how we feel physically depends on how we’re handling things mentally and emotionally.
Make 2017 the year you feel better by adopting some of these healthy mental strategies. (more…)
Ergonomics is a word that may sound strange, but it’s one that plays a big role in how comfortable and efficient we’re able to be at work.
Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
Whether it’s muscle, joint, or bone, chronic pain from illness and injury is one of the most common medical symptoms suffered by adults in the United States. It’s also one of the most medicated symptoms, with the number of prescriptions written for pain reaching unprecedented, sometimes dangerous levels.
While certain illnesses and injuries do call for medication intervention for pain relief, there are many other, potentially safer and more effective options that can also help you alleviate pain, including physical therapy, which, according to a report released this past March by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should consider first.
The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to gather with friends and family and reflect with gratitude — not to mention all the great food!
Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also a prime time for some not-so-pleasant injuries. Don’t let an accident sideline your holiday. Stay injury free with these smart prevention tips.