Two Common Ski Injuries To Try To Avoid
Are you planning a ski trip for the winter of 2019? Perhaps you go annually and you have your favorite spot you hit every winter. Or, you may be planning to make “learning to ski” on the top of your New Year’s Resolutions and hitting the slopes for the very first time this winter.
Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time to go skiing, there are several things Sovereign Rehabilitation would like to remind you of before you head out to your skiing destination. (more…)
It’s December already! Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday we were putting the kids on the school buses at the end of the summer! Sometimes time slips away without us noticing. The same thing can happen with your health benefits.
Did you realize that you might have money that could slip away when December 31, 2018 rolls around as well? If you have an FSA, this is a tax-advantaged account that allows you to save money to pay for qualified medical expenses. (more…)
Sovereign Rehabilitation offers exceptional ankle/sprain injury treatment and rehabilitation. If you suffered from an ankle injury it can remove you from your regularly scheduled events due to your inability to get around and be mobile. If you’re a professional football player, like Brandon Fusco, on the Atlanta Falcons football team, it can put an instant halt on your career and ability to contribute to the team. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
Why 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…)
Now 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…)
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…)
The art of sitting properly to avoid injury
As you consider the source of your back pain, you may do a mental inventory of all of the activities that you did recently. Could it be attributed to that hard workout you had on Wednesday? Or could it be due to the heavy load you carried for a friend yesterday? However, there are times when your back pain has nothing to do with a strenuous physical activity you did. It could be due to improper sitting technique.
Listed below are some questions you can ask yourself to evaluate if your sitting position is attributing to your back pain. (more…)