What we put inside our bodies is just as important as what we do on the outside when we’re recovering from a condition or injury. Nutrient-dense foods are powerhouses full of vitamins and minerals that can help repair injured bones, muscles, joints, and ligaments. Certain foods can also help fight inflammation and reduce pain.
Read on to find out which foods you should add to your recovery grocery list.
Occupational 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.
Did you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to your overall health may be your job? It’s true! We spend about 1/3 of our waking life at work, and if you’re confined to a cubicle at a stressful job each day, your physical and mental well-being can take a beating.
Luckily, all you need to do is make a few simple tweaks to fend off stress, pain, inflammation and other work health woes.
Try to keep stress levels low.
This one can be tricky, especially if your work in a pressure-cooker environment, but it’s definitely worth a try. Elevated stress levels have been linked to increased pain and inflammation, and serious health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and headaches. It can also seriously impact the quality of your sleep.
We 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.
Congratulations to all of you who haven’t let cold January temps sidetrack you from your fit, healthy lifestyle. It’s tough to get moving when the temperature outside is telling you to stay in and cuddle up!
While we definitely commend you for being committed, we also want to make sure you’re moving and exercising safely in the cold weather, so as to avoid a potentially serious injury.
Losing 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.
New Year’s is here and that means that we’ve all got a whole year ahead of us for setting new goals, accomplishing new feats and making new memories.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we want to help you make 2016 your most accomplished yet – and that means overcoming the pain and limitations that chronic conditions and injuries can impose.
Physical therapy can be an invaluable resource in treating a wide variety of conditions – from headaches and chronic joint pain to severe injuries and post-surgery recovery.
If you’re contemplating adding an integrative physical therapy program to your treatment plan, consider some of these benefits:
They are one of the most commonly experienced pain conditions in the world, and their causes are as varied as the people who experience them – from genetics and specific medical conditions, to illness, food allergies, hormones, stress and more.
According to the World Health Organization, nearly half of the adult population – 47% – has had at least one headache in the past year alone. The WHO also reports that headaches are “underestimated, under-recognized, and under-treated throughout the world.”
Scoliosis is defined as a 10-degree or more curvature of the spine, causing it to have a “C” or “S” shape instead of appearing straight. It tends to begin before puberty but can also begin in adulthood, and can cause sufferers to lean more to one side and limp due to subsequent leg/hip misalignment. As scoliosis progresses, it can also cause painful pinched nerves, muscle spasms, herniated discs, even difficulty breathing.