Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Keep on Moving


Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta Physical TherapistsArthritis affects millions of Americans each year. Young and old, all ages, ethnicities, social classes, male, and female can be diagnosed with arthritis. Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, and these symptoms can keep many people from enjoying many activities. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our certified manual and physical therapists work with patients who have arthritis in order to keep them active and enjoying a healthy lifestyle.

Sciatica Treatment


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica Treatment in Atlanta GASciatica describes the symptoms of leg pain, numbness, or weakness that are caused by an underlying medical condition. The pain and uncomfortable sensations originate in the lower back and travels through the buttock and down the large sciatic nerve in the back of the leg. Rarely does sciatica occur in both legs, but it is typical to have pain in only one side of the buttock or leg. Sciatic pain can be infrequent and irritating to constant and debilitating; it can also be triggered through weight gain, such as during pregnancy. While symptoms can be painful and can last for varying lengths of time, rarely does permanent sciatic nerve damage result. For those with sciatica, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers sciatica treatment to help patients achieve long-term pain relief and increased quality of life.

Dislocated Shoulder


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Shoulder Rehabilitation

Atlanta Physical TherapistsA dislocated shoulder is an injury that is caused by a fall or a blow that causes the top of the arm bone to pop out of the shoulder socket. The shoulder is prone to slipping out of place because of its incredible mobility. The arm can move in more directions than any other joint system in the body; because of this flexibility, however, a dislocated shoulder is a common injury. Sovereign Rehabilitation is a comprehensive physical therapy and rehabilitation company located in Atlanta, Georgia. We specialize in helping patients with shoulder injuries recover fully, as quickly as possible. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we want to partner with you and your physician to develop a comprehensive treatment program customized to your specific needs.

Sports Rehabilitation Therapy


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Orthopedic and Sports Therapy in Atlanta GAAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we understand athletes. When an athlete is injured it takes specific rehabilitation and performance therapy programs to help him or her get back into the game. Whether an athlete has been injured during a recreational sporting activity or through a competitive sporting event, Sovereign Rehabilitation is here to offer the best rehabilitation therapy to improve performance and help the body heal properly.

Thoracic or Lumbosacral Neuritis


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Treatment in Atlanta GANeuritis is the inflammation of nerves within the spine that causes pain and numbness to the areas that the nerves travel to within the body. Nerve roots exit out both sides of the spine column along its entire length. These nerve roots travels to all the different parts of the body. When a nerve in the spine is pinched or inflamed it can radiate pain to areas that are far away from the actual nerve itself. Nerves from the thoracic (middle) spine extend to the upper abdominal area as well as the back, neck, and area between the shoulders. Lumbar nerves extend through the lower back, gluteal muscles, upper thigh, calf, and down into the foot. Pain or numbness can be felt in any of the areas in which the nerves travel. Sciatica is the most common form of pain lumbar neuritis.

Dry Needling


Category: Dry Needling, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Dry Needling Treatments in Atlanta GAThere are a variety of musculoskeletal problems that can be treated with various methods. Headaches, hip and knee pain, fibromyalgia, tennis and golf elbow, neck and back pain, sciatica, tendinitis and other issues can all be treated by licensed physical therapists. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our licensed physical therapists offer different methods for treating pain. One of our treatment options is called Dry Needling, and many patients have found the pain relief that they are looking for from this simple technique.

Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues and trigger points that result in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. A trigger point is a hyperirritable point in skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive palpable nodule. There are many medical studies that support the effectiveness of dry needling for improving pain control, reducing muscle tension, normalizing biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitating an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. Most people report that they do not feel the insertion of the needle.

Adolescent Physical Therapy


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy For Adolescent/Teen in Atlanta GAWhile scraped knees and elbows may be a right of passage as children grow up, injuries can cause concern during the adolescent and teenage years. Adolescents’ bodies are still growing and changing and can make treatment of injuries and physical issues complicated to treat. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our therapists are constantly changing up our rehabilitation programs to make them more fun and engaging for our adolescent patients. We understand that having any type of physical injury or issue during these years can cause stress not only on the body, but also on an adolescent’s self-confidence. We work with our patients to provide them the best adolescent physical therapy so that they can gain strength and a higher quality of life.

Medial Collateral Ligament Treatment


Category: MCL Rehabilitation, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Torn MCL Treatment in Atlanta GAThe medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide, thick band of connective tissue that runs down the inner part of the knee from the thighbone to the shinbone about four to six inches below the knee. The main function of the MCL is to prevent the leg from extending too far inward, keeping the knee stable, and allowing it to rotate. Damage to the medial collateral ligament will result in pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, and a feeling that the knee will give way under the pressure of standing or walking. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our trained and licensed physical therapists can help patients with an MCL injury find relief from their symptoms so that they can return to an active lifestyle.

Bursitis Treatment


Category: Bursitis, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Bursitis Treatment in Atlanta GABursitis is the inflammation or irritation of the bursa – which is a sac that is filled with a lubricating fluid that is located between tissues such as bones, muscles, and tendons to decrease the friction and irritation associated with movement. Bursitis is most often caused by repetitive movements and age. Overuse of a joint can increase a person’s risk of bursitis. Such activities include tennis, golf, throwing, and gardening. Age also affects who will develop bursitis. As tendons age they are less able to tolerate stress, and they become less elastic, making them easier to tear and deteriorate.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome


Category: IT Band Syndrome, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

IT Band Syndrome Treatment in Atlanta GAIliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is an injury that occurs with the iliotibial band, the ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh from the hip to the shin, is tight or inflamed. ITBS is one of the most common “overuse” injuries that occurs among runners. The IT band attaches to the knee and helps to stabilize and move the joint. When the IT band is not working like it should, movement of the knee becomes painful. IT band syndrome can be painful enough to put even the most avid runner out for weeks, and even affect the day to day walking movements.