Why Dry Needling May Be a Necessary Part Of Your Comprehensive Care Plan

 

Category: Dry Needling, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Dry needling is a treatment technique that utilizes a solid filament needle to treat your muscle trigger point, which may be causing your pain or discomfort. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we sometimes use dry needling as part of your comprehensive care plan as a specific tool to reduce your pain. Dry needling is not used as an isolated treatment, but rather as an effective component to your treatment. (more…)


Motivation

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicsAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we see patients with many types of rehabilitation needs. Each patient comes to us with a unique story behind how they arrived at the place where rehabilitation was necessary. We take the time to hear how the injury or pain occurred and partner with your physician to develop and implement a physical therapy and wellness program. Our licensed physical therapists are motivated to help your recover from whatever you are suffering from. (more…)


Is Your Smartphone Not Smart For Your Wrist?

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy

Atlanta GA Carpal Tunnel TreatmentSmartphones are everywhere. You can spot them being held and viewed almost everywhere. Nowadays, you can walk into a restaurant and instead of the ‘buzz’ being conversations among people, the ‘buzz’ has become the vibrations of notifications on phones. Smart phones have positively increased our ability to communicate, work and stay connected, but there are some harmful negative effects to all of its usage.

One harmful effect of smartphone use is its ability to injure your wrists, if it’s not held properly. You quite possibly are holding your phone as you read and scroll through this blog. Take a look at your wrist. Do you notice how it’s tilted and kinked? This position, held for long periods of time can cause injury to your wrist and even cause carpal tunnel. (more…)


FAQs About Dry Needling

 

Category: Dry Needling, Physical Therapy

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicsSovereign Rehabilitation offers a unique and increasingly popular form of Physical Therapy that uses solid needles to treat painful and specific trigger points in your muscles. Due to its increasing popularity, we often are asking some frequently asked questions regarding dry needling.

When the Dry Needling is over, how will I feel?

Right after the procedure you may be a little sore. You may also feel a bit fatigued. Feeling sore a few hours later or even the next day is normal as well. The way you feel varies from patient to patient. However, some patients report that they feel like they just completed an intense workout. (more…)


Controlling Your Edema Before It Controls Your Wrist

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Wrist Injury TreatmentAt Sovereign Rehabilitation we provide one-on-one care for each of our patients who suffer from a wrist injury. Our trusted and experienced professionals offer injury treatment and therapy that will help you regain strength, health and range of motion. One focus of our therapeutic treatments is that of edema control.

According to The Mayo Clinic, “Edema is swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in your body’s tissues. Although edema can affect any part of your body, it’s most commonly noticed in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs.” The swelling can inhibit your range of motion and cause other adverse effects such as pain and noticeable swelling. (more…)


Signs That Your Loved One Might Need A Driver Evaluation

 

Category: Education, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical RehabilitationDriving is a privilege that carries a great deal of responsibility with it. There are skills, mindsets, and rules to follow that must accompany any person who gets behind the wheel. There are times when a person who could drive should not drive. There are many circumstances such as injury, illness or age-related changes that can change a person’s driving eligibility. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a driver evaluation that assesses a person’s ability to drive. (more…)


Can You Feel Fall Arriving With Your Rheumatoid Arthritis?

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy and RehabilitationRheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder where your immune system mistakenly attacks and damages your healthy body tissue. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases states that it affects nearly 1.5 million people in the United States. Are you one of these 1.5 million suffers? If so, Sovereign Rehabilitation can help. (more…)


3 Common Insurance Questions Answered

 

Category: General, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy CentersSovereign Rehabilitation is proud to be an Atlanta physical therapist that accepts insurance. Often times, our patients have some questions about insurance as they embark on their physical therapy journey. We have good news for you, we work with almost all insurance providers and our professional office staff and software support help us keep your paperwork in order for you.

“How do I know if my condition will be covered by my insurance company?”

The best way to find out if your insurance company covers your physical therapy treatment is to call our professional staff at Sovereign Rehabilitation. We will work with your insurance provider to determine the coverage you are eligible for. We are here to help with insurance. (more…)


Children’s Injuries That May Or May Not Require Rehabilitation

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy for KidsAt Sovereign Rehabilitation we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. Our focus is to get your child back to their regularly scheduled activities as quickly and as safely as possible after they’ve experienced an injury, illness or surgery.

According to the CDC’s child injury report, males have higher nonfatal injury rates than females. There are five major causes of these nonfatal injuries. (more…)