Category: General

5 Tips for a Pain-Free Commute


Category: Education, General

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1There are few things worse for back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain than a long commute. But that trek back and forth to work is an unavoidable reality for many of us.

To help make your commute pain-free, consider some of these tips:

3 Ways Daylight Saving Time Messes With Your Health


Category: General

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1Have you finally gotten acclimated to the Spring time change? It’s definitely been tough waking up an hour earlier, and not just because you’re feel extra groggy.

Daylight saving time actually has real implications on our physical health.

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, if you work in physically demanding jobs outside of an office, daylight savings time actually increases your chance of workplace injury and reduces motor functioning, thanks to lack of sleep.

Nix These Bad Work Habits


Category: Education, General, Uncategorized

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsDid you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to your overall health may be your job? It’s true! We spend about 1/3 of our waking life at work, and if you’re confined to a cubicle at a stressful job each day, your physical and mental well-being can take a beating.

Luckily, all you need to do is make a few simple tweaks to fend off stress, pain, inflammation and other work health woes.

For starters,

Try to keep stress levels low.
This one can be tricky, especially if your work in a pressure-cooker environment, but it’s definitely worth a try. Elevated stress levels have been linked to increased pain and inflammation, and serious health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and headaches. It can also seriously impact the quality of your sleep.

Phantom Limb Pain


Category: General, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists in Atlanta GASovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical therapy and complete wellness partner in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our premier therapists offer complete and exceptional care to our patients who are recovering from injury, surgery, a debilitating condition, or other conditions that require therapy for full recovery. Phantom limb pain is a condition in which a person who has had a limb amputated still feels pain at the sight of amputation. This condition ranges from mild to debilitating, and it requires the proper treatment for full recovery. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our team of therapists specializes in specific cases such as phantom limb pain, and we are committed to making our patients’ lives feel better.

Parkinson’s Disease


Category: General, Parkinson's Disease Treatment

Parkinson's Disease Treatment in AtlantaParkinson’s Disease is a disorder of the nervous system that progressively gets worse over time. While the most common and well-known sign of Parkinson’s disease is a hand tremor, the disorder also commonly causes stiffness and slowing of movement. Parkinson’s disease symptoms worsen over time as the disorder progresses, and often times those with this disease need professional care. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we help those who suffer from Parkinson’s disease manage their symptoms and achieve greater functionality to improve their quality of life.

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment


Category: General, MS Treatment

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment in Atlanta GAMultiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease in which the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one’s own immune system. The damage to the brain and spinal cord results in a loss of muscle control, balance, vision, and sensation such as numbness. The nerves that make up the central nervous system act as the body’s messenger system. A fatty substance called myelin insulates the nerves and covers each nerve. This fatty substance helps in the transmission of nerve impulses, or messages, between the brain and other parts of the body. It is these “messages” that control muscle movements such as walking and talking. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer rehabilitation programs that focus on treating the numbness or weakness in the limbs, balance issues, fatigue, and muscle spasms associated with MS.

Functional Capacity Evaluation


Category: General, Workplace Injuries

If you have been injured on the job, your insurance will require that you have a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine your ability to function in a variety of circumstances. Everyone who has a work related injury must have an objective evaluation, including those who are seeking worker’s comp or disability payments. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are able to provide a comprehensive and objective functional capacity evaluation.

Cesarean Birth Rehabilitation


Category: General, Women's Health Services

Giving birth is one of the greatest joys in a woman’s life – a beautiful baby that has been carried for nine months has made its appearance and is immediately loved. For women who have given birth via cesarean, there is no difference in the way that they love their babies – but the way they recover is dramatically different from recovering from a vaginal delivery.

Aquatic Therapy


Category: Aquatic Rehabilitation, General

Aquatic therapy is a beneficial form of therapy that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy is useful for treating an array of medical conditions, and it is used to assist in patient healing. Sovereign Rehabilitation uses aquatic therapy to decrease pain, promote healing, facilitate movement, and provide muscle resistance in a low impact environment. Many studies have been done to document the benefits of aquatic therapy for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Neurological Conditions, and those recovering from injuries and surgery.