At Sovereign Rehabilitation your time is important to us. Not only do we maximize your time with us on each of your visits, but we also know that your time to get to our office is important. That’s why we opened three new locations around the Atlanta area. We now offer the same quality rehabilitation services, but now in East Cobb, Stockbridge and Chamblee as well. That makes a total of 13 location choices and options for you to choose from.
With all of your extra drive time that you are saving, may we suggest some fun Atlanta-based activities for you to enjoy? (more…)
Which one may have caused your facial weakness? Bell’s Palsy and stroke symptoms can look very similar when looking at their effects on the facial appearance. Here are general guidelines to help you differentiate which one has caused your facial muscle weakness. Always consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis, but here are some clues for you to consider. (more…)
Heart Health Month is almost here, and while we know that we can do things like eat well and maintain a healthy weight to protect our cardiovascular health, there’s another way you can keep your heart strong, too, that you might now have thought of…physical therapy.
It’s true. Working with a physical therapist can help you fend off cardiovascular disease by tackling some of the top causes of one of the most deadly conditions for men and women in the United States. (more…)
As the temperatures drop, many people suffering from hand and wrist conditions such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome often find themselves dealing with more pain, and other symptoms such as tingling and swelling.
If cooler temps are aggravating your hand or wrist condition or injury, consider these tips:
- Stay warm. Keeping hands protected from cold temps is an easy way to fend off pain. And stick with mittens, rather than gloves, since they don’t separate the fingers.
- Keep the blood circulating with movement. Lightly squeezing a small rubber ball, performing therapist-approved hand exercises, and rubbing hands together can increase blood flow and decrease pain and other symptoms.
- Keep bones, muscles, and joints strong with anti-inflammatory food and plenty of calcium and vitamin D.
Have you smiled today? If not, go and ahead and do it now, because it could actually make a huge difference in the level of pain you’re experiencing.
Studies have found that people suffering from chronic pain conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, and fibromyalgia experience less pain and fewer symptoms simply by adopting a positive attitude. Some research has even found that a happy outlook can be as effective as taking painkillers.
Occupational therapy can helps kids in all sorts of different developmental arenas. OT helps improve cognitive functioning, as well as physical, sensory, and fine motor skills. It can also offer a big boost in self-esteem for kids, and leave them with a true sense of accomplishment when they begin to overcome their individual obstacles.
We understand that when you come to Sovereign to begin or continue your physical therapy program, it’s because you’re dealing with something that’s not so fun at best and debilitating at worst. It can be difficult to stay motivated to get through the recovery process if you’re not progressing as quickly as you’d hope or expected, or you’re still dealing with pain that’s making it hard to participate in your daily life.
These three tips can help you maintain a positive attitude and stick with it, even when the going gets tough.
Congratulations to all of you who haven’t let cold January temps sidetrack you from your fit, healthy lifestyle. It’s tough to get moving when the temperature outside is telling you to stay in and cuddle up!
While we definitely commend you for being committed, we also want to make sure you’re moving and exercising safely in the cold weather, so as to avoid a potentially serious injury.
New Year’s is here and that means that we’ve all got a whole year ahead of us for setting new goals, accomplishing new feats and making new memories.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we want to help you make 2016 your most accomplished yet – and that means overcoming the pain and limitations that chronic conditions and injuries can impose.
Physical therapy can be an invaluable resource in treating a wide variety of conditions – from headaches and chronic joint pain to severe injuries and post-surgery recovery.
If you’re contemplating adding an integrative physical therapy program to your treatment plan, consider some of these benefits: