Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

logo-sov-300Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder with widespread pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep issues, memory loss, and severe mood swings. Research shows that fibromyalgia affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals and amplifies them so that people who have fibromyalgia feel constant discomfort. Women are much more likely to suffer from fibromyalgia than men. Sometimes symptoms begin after a physical injury, surgery, or infection. Other times stress plays a role in fibromyalgia, and symptoms can gradually accumulate over time. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are treatment plans available that can help sufferers control symptoms.

Hip Injury


Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

slider1As with all joints in the body, the hip is designed to withstand consistent repeated motion. The largest ball and socket joint in the body, the hip should allow for fluid movement of the legs and lower torso. A cushion of cartilage is present between the ball and socket of the hip so that it prevents friction from constant movement and use. However, with age the cartilage of the hip socket can wear down or become damaged, as well as the muscles of the hip becoming overused. The hip can be fractured during an injury or fall. Any damage to the hip can cause pain when walking, twisting, or changing positions. Sovereign Rehab offers patients hip injury rehabilitation in order for them to gain relief from their hip discomfort.

Functional Capacity Evaluation


Category: General, Workplace Injuries

If you have been injured on the job, your insurance will require that you have a Functional Capacity Evaluation to determine your ability to function in a variety of circumstances. Everyone who has a work related injury must have an objective evaluation, including those who are seeking worker’s comp or disability payments. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we are able to provide a comprehensive and objective functional capacity evaluation.



Category: Balance & Dizziness, Vertigo Treatment

Almost everyone has experienced a dizziness sensation. From children spinning to adults getting up from a seated position too fast, dizziness is a semi-common occurrence. However, for some the experience of dizziness is not just a passing, once in a while occurrence. Vertigo is a feeling that a person or his or her surroundings are moving when actually there is no movement at all. People often feel that they are off balance, whirling, tilting, or falling. For people who experience severe vertigo they may feel very nauseated, have trouble walking or standing, lose their balance, and fall.

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.

Aquatic Therapy


Category: Aquatic Rehabilitation, General

Aquatic therapy is a beneficial form of therapy that is performed in the water. Aquatic therapy is useful for treating an array of medical conditions, and it is used to assist in patient healing. Sovereign Rehabilitation uses aquatic therapy to decrease pain, promote healing, facilitate movement, and provide muscle resistance in a low impact environment. Many studies have been done to document the benefits of aquatic therapy for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Neurological Conditions, and those recovering from injuries and surgery.

Our New Look


Category: General

Welcome to our blog! Our new website, including our blog, has been designed especially for you. We have completely redesigned our site’s layout with simplicity, ease of use, and accessibility in mind. There is a great deal of information within our site that is here to inform you and keep you up to date with our multiple locations in and around Atlanta, Georgia. Our blog has been developed in order to keep pace with our latest treatment options, educational programs, and monthly initiatives. This includes integrating with social media on Facebook and Twitter @, where you will also be able to keep up with us.

Alan Grodin Co-Authors Third Edition of Myofascial Manipulation


Category: Education

myofascialAlan Grodin, President of Sovereign Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the availability of the third edition of Myofascial Manipulation: Theory and Clinical Application.  He has co-authored this text book with Robert Cantu and Michael Stanborough.  The following information can be found at
Myofascial Manipulation: Theory and Clinical Application–Third Edition

Myofascial Manipulation: Theory and Clinical Application, Third Edition is an excellent handbook on manual therapy for physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists, bodyworkers, and chiropractors whether in practice or in training. This revised edition has been updated with the latest research regarding fascia and soft tissue manipulation and now includes a DVD with demonstrations of techniques as well as nearly 30 techniques not previously included.

How Safe is the Driver in the Car Next to You?


Category: General

Sovereign Rehabilitation Launches New Program to Assess Driving Safety


Julia McVicker of Sovereign Rehabilitation’s Sandy Springs office tests James Flanders braking reaction during his recent driving assessment.  Sovereign Rehabilitation is offering its “Driving Health” screening in their Sandy Springs/Dunwoody Office.

Accidents involving teen drivers dominate the headlines, but there’s another segment of the population at risk on our roads:   senior citizens.   According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 183,000 older adults were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2008 amounting to 500 seniors injured in a crash every day.   And as the baby boomers age there will be an increase in older drivers behind the wheel.  In 2007 there were 31 million licensed drivers aged 65 and older, up 19% from the previous decade.   For many families, the decision to take away the keys from an elderly relative is a tough one and the conversation can become uncomfortable and unavoidable.

Sovereign Rehabilitation is pleased to announce the launch of their new “Driving Health” program designed to determine whether it is a safe for an individual to continue driving following an injury, an illness or due to age-related changes.   “Our goal is to assure safe and independent mobility within the community,’ says Alan Grodin, President of Sovereign Rehabilitation. ‘We continue to strive to offer services that will enhance the quality of life.”

Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s Race for Research


Category: Community

The weather was hot, but we had a great time on Saturday at the Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation’s Race for Research.  Team Sovereign Rehabilitation had a total of 19 members. Our team consisted of walkers and runners, staff, family, friends, and patients.  Together we raised $590 for brain tumor research!