Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Getting Back To School

 

Category: Community, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Back to School Wording with Colored PencilsCan you believe it’s time for school to start again? It seems like it just gets earlier and earlier every year. Everyone has their own opinions about short summers versus long breaks throughout the year. However, one thing is certain: education is important.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -John Dewey

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. We will tailor your child’s rehabilitation for her specific needs and help get her back to a life of normal function and quality as soon as possible. (more…)


Fine Motor Skills For Children

 

Category: General, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Two Young Children Playing with ToysIf you have a child who has been identified as having difficulties with fine motor skills, it can sound a little scary. No parent ever wants to hear that his or her child is struggling. However, there is very effective pediatric treatment and therapy available to you that can help develop your child’s fine motor skills and enable her to function purposely in her environment.

What are Fine Motor Skills?

Fine motor skills have to do with smaller muscle group movements such as through the fingers, hands or wrists. The opposite of fine motor skills are gross motor skills which are movements related to your large muscles, like your legs, arms and other large muscles groups. (more…)


Encouraging Your Teen’s Physical Therapy

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapists for TeenagersIf you have a teenager living in your home, congratulations! You’ve entered an exciting journey. The teenage years can actually be a really fun time for your family.

Common teen traits include not-so-positive personalities such as moodiness, rebelliousness, perfectionism, insecurity and a strong need for approval. But there’s a positive and exciting flipside of the teen years as well. Independence, adventurous, risk-taking, maturing, growing awareness and intellectual curiosity are all common traits that signal your child has entered the teenage years. (more…)


Helping Your Baby’s Torticollis At Home

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Our team at Sovereign Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping infants who suffer from torticollis. Torticollis is also known as twisted neck or “wryneck.” It occurs when your infant’s neck is twisted, which makes her head tip to one side while her chin is rotated toward her shoulder. When you discover your baby has torticollis, it’s important to get the proper help needed to prevent future disease or injury.

Sovereign Rehabilitation’s trained professionals will work to re-position the affected neck muscles. Our physical therapy methods are highly successful, especially when treatment is started early and diligently executed by our professional physical therapists. (more…)


Children’s Injuries That May Or May Not Require Rehabilitation

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for KidsAt Sovereign Rehabilitation we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. Our focus is to get your child back to their regularly scheduled activities as quickly and as safely as possible after they’ve experienced an injury, illness or surgery.

According to the CDC’s child injury report, males have higher nonfatal injury rates than females. There are five major causes of these nonfatal injuries. (more…)



Your Mindset Has A Lot To Do With Your Rehabilitation

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Rehabilitation CenterIf you’re in the process of getting any type of rehabilitation, it’s important to remember that this is not only a physical endeavor, but also a mental one as well. Your mind and beliefs play a big role in your rehabilitation process.

If your mind is saying to you, “This therapy is useless.” Or, “I’m never going to recover from this injury and get back on the field again.” These types of attitudes can cause negative feelings about your therapy, and even your life as well. (more…)


Your Joyful Child with Down Syndrome

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for ChildrenWe challenge you to find a child with Down Syndrome who is not smiling. Down Syndrome children seem to wear a perpetual smile and know no stranger. Blowing kisses to everyone through the drive-thru window and hugging the people who bag your groceries are normal happenings in the lives of a family with a child suffering from Down Syndrome.

The truth of the matter is that Down Syndrome children are not always joyful. They have feelings like anyone else. They experience the full range of emotions. They respond to positive expressions of friendship, and are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior. People with Down Syndrome socialize and have meaningful friendships. (more…)