Category: Women’s Health Services

Benefits of Physical Therapy for Women with Osteoporosis

 

Category: Osteoporosis, Women's Health Services

Osteoporosis Treatment for Women Atlanta GAOsteoporosis is a condition that affects upwards of 8 million women’s ability to fully enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle. It’s characterized by a weakening and thinning of the bones and, if left untreated, can result in joint fractures of the hips, wrists, and spine. In fact, worldwide, osteoporosis is to blame for 8.9 million fractures annually, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. It’s a condition that can also make fun outdoor summer activities like walking, biking, and hiking harder to participate in and enjoy.
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Pregnancy Physical Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Physical Therapy for Women Who Are Pregnant Atlanta GADuring pregnancy women’s bodies go through significant changes – more than just the obvious growing belly. While this is a natural process for women of childbearing ages, women’s bodies must adapt to changes that happen rapidly. Age, ethnicity, physical wellness and genetic factors all affect how well women adapt to pregnancy. While some women coast through pregnancy and recall it as one of the best times in their lives, other women do not fare as well. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are Atlanta’s trusted leader in physical therapy for pregnant women. We offer comprehensive physical therapy programs and rehabilitation services with offices located conveniently throughout the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.
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Post Mastectomy Treatment

 

Category: Post Breast Surgery Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta GA Physical TherapySurgery of any kind requires recovery. The body has been through a traumatic experience, and no matter how simple or complex the surgery was the body must have time to heal properly. A Mastectomy is a very invasive procedure in which the breast tissues are removed from the body. This surgical procedure requires a great deal of recovery after a mastectomy, and we at Sovereign Rehabilitation are here to provide any help that patients need. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are committed to delivering the most advanced rehabilitation services for women’s health concerns so that they can make a full recovery and live their best lives.

A mastectomy can irritate or disturb the soft tissues in the shoulder, under the arm, and in the chest wall. Many times the skin will feel stiff and cause a pulling sensation with movement of the upper body. Because of this “pulling sensation” (that can often times be very uncomfortable), women often avoid movements that will cause this pulling sensation. However, lack of movement can actually set back recovery and cause further issues. At Sovereign Rehabilitation we are here to help women recover from surgery with post mastectomy treatment. We understand that all patients experience different types and amounts of pain or discomfort; therefore, we make every treatment plan individualized for each patient.
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Lymphedema

 

Category: Lymphedema, Women's Health Services

Women's Health Services Atlanta GALymphedema is a result that often occurs in women who have had damage to or removal of lymph nodes as a part of cancer treatment. It results in a blockage in the lymphatic system that prevents lymph fluid from draining well. When fluid does not drain well in the body’s system, buildup occurs and leads to swelling. While most cases find that the swelling only occurs in one of the arms or legs, it can occur in both limbs. There is no known cure for lymphedema, but with diligent care it can be managed. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services for those suffering from lymphedema.
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Urinary Incontinence

 

Category: Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health Services

Physical TherapistsIt is estimated that up to one-quarter of American women suffer from urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the accidental and uncontrolled loss of urine. Many women experience a leakage of urine when they sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise. Aging, pregnancy, childbirth, constipation, and even hormonal changes, can weaken the pelvic floor and cause urine to accidentally leak. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a medical team approach to treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence or a combination of both. Studies have shown that physical therapy can significantly benefit those who suffer from a weakened pelvic floor.
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Osteoporosis Rehabilitation

 

Category: Osteoporosis, Women's Health Services

Atlanta Osteoporosis TreatmentOsteoporosis causes bones to become brittle and break easily. Those with severe osteoporosis are likely to fracture a bone from a fall or even mild stresses such as coughing or bending over. While there is no reversal once osteoporosis develops, there are different methods of treatment that can help patients prevent many common injuries from having brittle bones. Many people with osteoporosis fear that they are going to fracture a bone from simple daily tasks. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are here to help patients improve their quality of life without fear of injury.
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Chronic Pelvic Pain

 

Category: Pelvic Pain, Women's Health Services

Pelvic Pain Treatment in Atlanta GAChronic pelvic pain is a condition that affects many women each year. The pain is generally spread throughout the entire pelvic region rather than found in a specific spot. Chronic pelvic pain resides in the area below the belly button and between the hips, and it lasts longer than six months. While there are cases when chronic pelvic pain can be a symptom of another disease, chronic pelvic pain can be a condition in its own right and needs to be treated properly to find relief. Many women may never receive a specific diagnosis that explains their pain, but that does not mean that the condition is not treatable. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our licensed physical therapists work to find a treatment that focuses on managing the pain so that patients can return to their active lifestyles.
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Post Breast Surgery Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Post Breast Surgery Therapy in Atlanta GAMany women with breast cancer have some type of breast surgery. Any type of breast surgery can affect how well women are able to move their shoulders, arms, how easily they are able to take a deep breath, or simply complete daily tasks such as brushing their hair, bathing, and dressing. Pain and stiffness can cause weakness and limit movement of the upper body. It is very important for women to do exercises after breast surgery in order to get the arms and shoulders moving again. Exercises help to decrease any side effects from surgery and to prevent scar tissue from building up and restricting healing.
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Back Pain During Pregnancy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Women's Health Services

Atlanta Physical Therapy for Pregnant WomenBack pain is a common occurrence for women during pregnancy. In fact, more than half of all pregnant women suffer from back pain at some point throughout their nine months. As a woman’s belly grows throughout pregnancy, the lower back curves more than usual to accommodate the weight out in front. This curving results in strained muscles and back pain. As the uterus continues to grow, it shifts the center of gravity forward as pregnancy progresses and puts even more pressure on the lower back. Hormones also play a role in back pain during pregnancy. A hormone called relaxin causes the ligaments to stretch and joints to loosen to prepare the body for child birth, but this can also lead to back pain because there is more weight and less support on the spine.
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Cesarean Birth Rehabilitation

 

Category: General, Women's Health Services

Giving birth is one of the greatest joys in a woman’s life – a beautiful baby that has been carried for nine months has made its appearance and is immediately loved. For women who have given birth via cesarean, there is no difference in the way that they love their babies – but the way they recover is dramatically different from recovering from a vaginal delivery.
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