Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

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…)


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…)


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…)


“Have A Seat”

 

Category: Back Pain, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta GA Effetive Treatments for Back PainThe 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…)


The Gathering

 

Category: Community, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Orthopaedic Surgery Atlanta GAGathering happens every day. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we utilize gathering in many ways to help your life feel better. Our dedicated professionals know that in isolation very little can be accomplished.

We Gather Information

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we value the gathering of information so we can best diagnose you, and get you on the path to recovery. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and also utilize any other information from your physician that is available to us to help provide you with the best, most well informed care possible. (more…)


A Treatment Plan For Your Bell’s Palsy

 

Category: Bell's Palsy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicsOur experts at Sovereign Rehabilitation provide you with effective therapy for you if you are suffering from Bell’s Palsy. We will formulate an individualized rehabilitation therapy plan to help you recover as quickly as possible. In order to accomplish this, we will examine you and determine how the Bell’s Palsy is being presented. Neuromuscular physical therapy is one of the most important components in most Bell’s Palsy treatment plans.

If you’ve been diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, book your appointment with Sovereign Rehabilitation. In addition to the expert treatment you will receive at our office, there are some natural remedies you can try at home to help ease the effects of Bell’s Palsy. (more…)


March Madness And Protecting You From The Most Common Basketball Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sport Injuries

Atlanta GA Sports Injury RehabilitationHow are your brackets doing this year? Are you still in the running for first place in your office? Perhaps all this basketball watching has inspired you and some friends or coworkers to step out onto the court for a little basketball action to enjoy as well. If this is the case, you need to be aware that, as with any sport, basketball can cause a sports injury.

There are three common basketball injuries. If you’re thinking about stepping out onto the court, why not consider ways to protect yourself from injury. (more…)


Sciatica And Piriformis Syndrome

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sciatica Treatment

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy CentersIf you suffer from lower back pain that shoots down in your leg you may be diagnosed with Sciatica. Piriformis Syndrome is another common condition with very similar characteristics. Some shared common symptoms include: sitting discomfort, leg pain radiating down your leg, low back pain, burning through your buttocks down the back of your leg, and lower back and buttock tightness.

Both Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome are caused by sciatic nerve compression. The two conditions differentiate when the cause of the compression is diagnosed. Sciatica is typically diagnosed using imaging tests such as MRI, CT scan or spinal x-ray. The typical causes of Sciatica found on these images include: disc herniation, lower lumbar spinal degeneration or other identifiable physical issues. (more…)


What is Correct Posture?

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Scoliosis

Atlanta GA Scoliosis TreatmentAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we treat patients who suffer from scoliosis. Our therapists are trained in the Schroth Method, which can improve your posture, relieve pain, and help avoid future surgery.

Scoliosis is most known for the curvature of your spine that occurs. One of the manifestations of scoliosis is poor posture. Additionally, one of the goals of the Schroth Method is correct posture. Posture is your body’s alignment and positioning with respect to the forces of gravity. But what is classified as correct posture? (more…)


Why Dry Needling May Be a Necessary Part Of Your Comprehensive Care Plan

 

Category: Dry Needling, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Dry needling is a treatment technique that utilizes a solid filament needle to treat your muscle trigger point, which may be causing your pain or discomfort. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we sometimes use dry needling as part of your comprehensive care plan as a specific tool to reduce your pain. Dry needling is not used as an isolated treatment, but rather as an effective component to your treatment. (more…)