Category: Rehabilitation Services


October Is National Physical Therapy Month

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Uncategorized

Person Receiving PT on the Knee Atlanta GAOctober is National Physical Therapy Month according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). During this month the APTA will focus on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions. They plan on achieving this through their award winning #ChoosePT campaign. You can learn more about #Choose PT and find ways to support their effort by visiting their website for some ideas to help you get started. (more…)


Now That World Cup Is Over

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Sport Injuries

Man Grabbing His Knee in PainNow that World Cup is over it may be no longer time to be a spectator and time to get back to the field yourself. However, sometimes stepping back into a sport after being a spectator or a long break, can be hard. The inspiration the athletes provide can make you hungry for a taste of the competition. If you don’t plan your return to action carefully, it can cause unnecessary injury and pain.

If you’re returning to a sport that you haven’t played for awhile, here are some things to keep in mind to help you prevent injury and pain. (more…)



Parkinson’s Disease FAQs

 

Category: Parkinson's Disease Treatment, Rehabilitation Services

Woman Walking for Physical Therapy at Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta GA At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer rehabilitation programs focused on treating symptoms of your Parkinson’s Disease

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects predominate dopamine-producing neurons in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. It is a progressive brain disorder that affects the nervous system. This causes gradual loss of muscle control. (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…)


The Gathering

 

Category: Community, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Orthopaedic Surgery Atlanta GAGathering happens every day. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we utilize gathering in many ways to help your life feel better. Our dedicated professionals know that in isolation very little can be accomplished.

We Gather Information

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we value the gathering of information so we can best diagnose you, and get you on the path to recovery. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and also utilize any other information from your physician that is available to us to help provide you with the best, most well informed care possible. (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…)


Symptoms For Parkinson’s Disease

 

Category: Parkinson's Disease Treatment, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Rehab ServicesSovereign Rehabilitation is your place to go if you or a loved one is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. You can depend on our experienced professionals to focus on treating your symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease with care using our comprehensive physical and rehabilitation programs.

If you’re wondering if you or a loved one has Parkinson’s Disease there are common signs and symptoms to look for. These symptoms generally develop gradually over several years. Keep in mind that the progression of symptoms often is different from one person to another due to the range of the disease. Some symptoms are related to movement or unrelated to movement. Typically people experience tremors first, but others may experience problems with balance instead. (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…)