Foods That Boost Healing

 

Category: Education

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1What 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.
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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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Nix These Bad Work Habits

 

Category: Education, General, Uncategorized

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsDid 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.

For starters,

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.
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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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Avoiding Cold-Weather Injuries

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Sport Injuries

Dunwoody GA Physical TherapistsCongratulations 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.
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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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Help for Your Headache

 

Category: Headaches, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapists and RehabilitationThey 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.”
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The Schroth Method for Scoliosis

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Scoliosis

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Atlanta GAScoliosis 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.
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