Category: Physical Therapy


Signs Your Child May Benefit from OT

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsOccupational 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.
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Staying Motivated Through Physical Therapy

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsWe 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.
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Why Weight Loss?

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsLosing weight may be one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions – and also one of the toughest to keep. But getting to and maintaining a healthy weight offers more benefits than simply fitting into those skinny jeans (although that is a plus!).

Carrying around too much weight is damaging to nearly every system in our bodies – affecting how well we sleep, how fast we’re able to recover from illness, and, if we’re living with the pain of a chronic condition or injury, that extra weight can make you feel worse and slow down your ability to heal.
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Avoid Turkey Carving Catastrophes

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists near Atlanta GAIt’s the time of year for gathering with friends, reflecting on what’s important, and of course, eating delicious food. And one of the best parts of any Thanksgiving feast is carving up the bird.

Unfortunately though, that long-loved tradition is also the cause of tons of hand and wrist-related injuries each year. In fact, Thanksgiving sits near the top of the list of dangerous holidays thanks to hazards like these.
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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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Pregnancy and Physical Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationThere are few things more thrilling than expecting a little one. Being a mommy-to-be is filled is with joy and excitement and planning with friends, family, and loved ones.

But pregnancy isn’t always smooth sailing. It comes with a specific set of aches and pains that can take a serious toll on your body. Some of the most common aches associated with expecting a new little bundle are back pain and sciatica. These are often caused by your newly shifting center of gravity, and they can weaken your abs, interfere with good posture, and put painful strain on back muscles. These types of pain also make a pregnant woman more susceptible to injury, sending you to the bed or couch for hours at a time.
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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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