Category: Physical Therapy


Common Post Mastectomy Issues

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta GA Doctors for Therapy After Breat SurgeryA mastectomy is the removal of your entire breast. There are five different types of mastectomy procedures.

  • Simple or Total
  • Modified Radical
  • Radical
  • Partial
  • Subcutaneous (Nipple-sparing)

There are many reasons behind why you get a specific type of mastectomy, but the majority of the reasons have to do with breast cancer prevention or removal. A simple or total mastectomy focuses on the breast tissue and your entire breast is removed. No muscles are removed from beneath your breast. (more…)


Pregnant Women Can’t Wear Belts, Or Can They?

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Women's Health Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and PregnancyIf you’re pregnant, you know that fitting into your cute pants as long as you can is top priority. Have you tried the rubber band trick where you can avoid buttoning your top button on your favorite jeans to avoid fastening? It works for a time, but eventually maternity clothes are inevitable.

The thought of needing a belt to help hold anything up during pregnancy is almost comical. However, there is a type of therapeutic belt that can be used as a support for you to help you carry your child or children more comfortably and prevent lower back pain during your pregnancy. (more…)


Common Causes Of Lower Back Pain

 

Category: Back Pain, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Therapist for Chronic Lower Back PainWhen was the last time you complained of lower back pain? According to the American Chiropractic Association, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. It is also the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010.  You are not alone in your back pain. It is quite common, yet very disruptive to everyone’s life.

While back pain is very similar in location, and region of pain, it varies greatly in its severity. Back pain also varies greatly when it comes to what caused you to have back pain in the first place. Here are some common causes for lower back pain. (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…)


Hold On! Getting A Grip On Your Hand Pain

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for HandsSovereign Rehabilitation offers effective treatment for your hand injuries. We are the Atlanta hand therapy experts and we will help you accurately assess your problem and get immediate care so we can get you a speedy recovery. We offer a wide range of therapeutic procedures for you, according to your specific needs.

To help strengthen your hand and grip there are several exercises you can do at home. (more…)


New Year, New Baby

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Women's Health Services

Not only is it a new year, but you’re having a new baby too! This is going to be a sweet 2018 for you. The sweet baby snuggles coming your way in this next year will be moments to cherish for a lifetime. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Now that you’re carrying a baby in your belly, you may be experiencing some physical challenges related to your pregnancy as well. For these reasons, and many more, it is imperative that you faithfully attend your prenatal appointments with your doctor.

Prenatal care is so important because it can help you have a healthy and full-term pregnancy. Maintaining proper healthcare throughout your pregnancy helps avoid preterm birth and birth complications. As soon as you find out you are pregnant, call your health care provider to schedule your first appointment. (more…)


Starting 2018 At A Steady Pace

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Rehabilitation ClinicsAs you begin 2018, what goals or resolutions are you trying to keep or begin? The start of a new year is a great time to begin healthier living habits. Typical resolutions usually involve eating, exercise and spare time management.

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we encourage you to set physical goals that will promote your health and recovery. However, we know the reality that it’s estimated that only 8 percent of people will keep their New Year’s resolutions. With this in mind, we’d like to encourage you to start 2018 as if you’re entering a marathon, not a sprint. (more…)


FAQs About Dry Needling

 

Category: Dry Needling, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicsSovereign Rehabilitation offers a unique and increasingly popular form of Physical Therapy that uses solid needles to treat painful and specific trigger points in your muscles. Due to its increasing popularity, we often are asking some frequently asked questions regarding dry needling.

When the Dry Needling is over, how will I feel?

Right after the procedure you may be a little sore. You may also feel a bit fatigued. Feeling sore a few hours later or even the next day is normal as well. The way you feel varies from patient to patient. However, some patients report that they feel like they just completed an intense workout. (more…)