Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Avoiding Halloween Hazards

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAside from making sure to check your child’s bag of candy before letting them eat it, you might not consider Halloween to have many dangers. Unfortunately though, bulky costumes and pumpkin carving catastrophes make it a little more hazardous than you might think.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, in 2013, finger and hand injuries accounted for over 17 percent of Halloween wounds – most of which, 30.3 percent, were suffered by kids aged 10-14. Breaks and fractures sustained from falls and ill-fitting Halloween costumes are another big culprit of Halloween disasters.
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Sports Rehabilitation at Sovereign

 

Category: Aquatic Rehabilitation, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation DoctorsThis time of year is a favorite for many – and not just because of all the pumpkin-flavored coffees making their seasonal debuts. Fall is football season, and along with tailgates and trash talk comes the increased potential for painful, debilitating  sports injuries.

Football players (the professional, backyard, and school-aged variety) are at risk for suffering a wide-range of slips, falls and collisions each season, leading to conditions such as shoulder tendinitis, shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff injury, sprains and repetitive strain injuries, just to name a few.
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Reduce Injuries During Recess and After-School Activities

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapists for ChildrenFor most kids, school is already back in full swing. In addition to academics, that means more time outside for school-aged kids and serious after-school practice for teens.

Physical activity is critical for kids. It helps them sleep better at night, improves their concentration, cuts back on behavioral issues and gives their immune system a boost. But it also ups their risk for injury.

Keep your kids safe and injury-free this school year with these tips:

  • Skip out on sandals or flip-flops on the playground, and go for tennis shoes instead. This helps cut back on the likelihood of scary trips and falls. For after-school sports, make sure all gear is functioning properly and fits correctly.
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Surgery-Free Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Tennis Elbow

Rehab for Tennis Elbow Atlanta GAYou don’t have to play tennis to fall victim to the overuse injury known as tennis elbow. It’s caused by an inflammation of the tendons in the elbow, and everything from swinging a tennis racquet to cutting up veggies in the kitchen can cause it, triggering pain that radiates from your elbow down to your hands and wrists.

One of the best ways to manage the pain and symptoms of tennis elbow is to utilize an individualized rehabilitation program like the ones provided at Sovereign Rehabilitation. Our use of manual and aquatic therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, muscle energy techniques, neuromuscular reeducation (a technique that retrains injured muscles to work properly), and more will help to reduce pain, inflammation, and joint weakness, and speed up your recovery.
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Preparing For Your ACL Surgery

 

Category: ACL Injuries, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Physical Therapists for ACL Injury Atlanta GAAnterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, injuries are painful and debilitating, and can be an unfortunate outcome of playing some of your favorite summer sports. They occur when the ACL ligament in the knee is over-stretched and tears, causing swelling and an inability to walk or continue your normal activities.

Surgery is often required for severe ACL tears, and whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, this can be scary to consider. How long will it take me to recover? Will I be able to return to the field, track, or court again?
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Golf Related Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Orthopedic and Sports Therapy Atlanta GAMore than 25 million Americans enjoy playing the game of golf as a recreational or competitive sport. While golf is not a physically aggressive sport, a high number of participants suffer from golf related injuries each year. Lower back pain and elbow pain are two of the most common complaints from both avid golfers and those who put their spikes on only a few times a year. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are the trusted name for comprehensive physical therapy and complete wellness programs in Atlanta, Georgia. Our premier therapists have earned advanced qualification in their respective areas of expertise and are deeply committed to providing the most advanced orthopedic & sports therapy to meet the unique needs of our golfing patients.
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Hip Surgery Recovery

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Clinic near Atlanta GARecovering from any type of surgery takes time and patience. When the hip has had surgery, whether to repair the joint or to fully replace the joint, the recovery time is often one of the longest surgical recoveries to endure. The hip joint receives a lot of wear and tear throughout life. Any time the leg or foot moves even the slightest amount, the hip joint is activated. Whether your surgery is minimally invasive or more complex, full recovery depends on how well you rehabilitate the joint. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we provide full rehabilitation services for those who have undergone hip surgery. Recovery times vary from person to person, but one thing is certain: without proper rehabilitation, a full and effective recovery is all but impossible.
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Spine Injury Rehabilitation

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Spinal Injuries

Spinal Cord Injury Rehab in Atlanta GASpine injury is one of the most severe injuries that a person can endure. The spinal cord protects thousands upon thousands of nerves that travel to every part of the body to control movement, and when it is injured a person’s mobility can suffer greatly. Not to mention the pain that is typically felt from a spinal cord injury is debilitating and severe. All people who have undergone spinal cord injury need spinal injury rehabilitation to optimize their mobility, decrease pain, and, if necessary, to adapt to a new way of life. Sovereign Rehabilitation is Atlanta’s trusted source for advanced spine injury treatments and rehabilitation therapy. We offer complete and effective orthopedic and therapy services to help patients who have suffered spine injuries find long term pain relief and full recovery.
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Fibromyalgia Treatment

 

Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta Fibromyalgia TreatmentIt is estimated that over 5 million Americans suffer from Fibromyalgia. This syndrome is a chronic disorder that causes significant pain and fatigue that interrupts a person’s daily life. While fibromyalgia is not a form of arthritis, it is considered to be a rheumatic condition that impairs the joints and soft tissues causing chronic pain. At Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer expert treatment for fibromyalgia sufferers. We are a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company that offers expert physical and rehabilitation therapy to patients with fibromyalgia and other chronic and acute conditions. Our team of licensed physical and manual therapists works with each patient on an individual basis to find the best source of treatment that will achieve long-term results.
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Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta Physical TherapistsSurgery can take a lot out of a person. The process of the human body being cut open and worked upon, sewn back together, and then must heal is an extremely complex situation. While surgeries happen every day all over the United States, that does not mean that recovery is instant. Many people find that they need help recovering and regaining strength following a surgical procedure. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation services by our licensed, certified manual, physical and occupational therapists. We specialize in helping patients recover from surgeries so that they can regain strength, function, and form.
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