It can be hard to keep your hand out of the Halloween candy bowl. And while a couple of pieces here and there may not be harmful, if you’re working on overcoming chronic pain or injury, overindulging in Halloween treats could be working against you, thanks to their sugar content.
Here are a few reasons why.
Even before that first cold front of the season blows in, your body knows it’s coming — especially if you have chronic pain. Many chronic pain sufferers, or those living with an injury, often report aches and pains triggered by cooler temperatures.
And there’s some science to back up that claim. When the barometric pressure outside changes, like it does when it’s damp or cold, the nerve endings of our joints are receptive to that, triggering aches, pains and stiffness.
When speaking to a specialist or physical therapist about treatment options for your pain, they may suggest something call dry needling.
It can sound intimidating, but is actually a common part of many physical therapy programs. Dry needling can also sound familiar to another type of needling procedure known as acupuncture. But these are not the same type of treatment.
1. Dry needling is a newer treatment procedure and one based on musculoskeletal science and Western neuroanatomy science. Acupuncture is based on Chinese and Eastern philosophies such as Chi, and is considered a form of traditional Chinese medicine.
Enduring a pinched nerve is uncomfortable to say the least.
They can occur at many different sites around the body – including the back and spine, wrist, and hips – and are the result of too much pressure being applied to the nerve by the surrounding bone, cartilage, muscle, or tendons. Anything from an injury to poor posture can trigger a pinched nerve.
Osteoporosis is a condition that compromises the integrity and strength of our bones, making them more susceptible to fractures and breaks. It primarily affects women over the age of 50, but men can also be affected.
Falls are a common concern for those living with osteoporosis, but these tips can help prevent injury and keep you safe.
Are you an avid indoor-soccer player, ultra-marathoner, or always on the golf course? When you suffer an injury that impacts your ability to physically perform out on the field, court, or road, we understand just how frustrating it can be. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our physical therapists and support staff are here to help you get back to your favorite pastime as quickly as possible.
Here are a few examples of issues that we help our sports therapy patients work through:
- IT band syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
When your child is injured, it can be especially challenging for busy families to make it through their already hectic schedules. Everything from eating a meal to walking around school or getting dressed takes extra time and patience.
At Sovereign Rehabilitation in Atlanta, our physical therapy specialists help children overcome challenges and injuries that impact their everyday life.
You rely on full dexterity of your hands all day long. There isn’t a single activity that goes by where a hand or wrist injury won’t impact how well you can function. That’s why when it comes to getting relief, you need the trusted care of experienced professionals.
How Sovereign Rehabilitation Can Help
Many people living with scoliosis don’t often have to deal with severe physical limitations, as the curve works to correct itself. However, if the curve in their spine worsens over time, both children and adults may have to grapple with several physical challenges, including:
- walking with a limp, or awkward gait
- walking at a slower pace
- severe scoliosis in the upper part of the spine can impact the lungs and the person’s ability to breathe
- poor posture and body alignment due to compensation
If you or someone you know has been living with scoliosis, you may have heard about the Schroth Method — a rehabilitative treatment program that originated in Europe as an alternative to traditional surgeries and bracing. What you may not have heard is that Sovereign Rehabilitation is now the leading provider of this treatment method in the greater Atlanta area.
We sat down with one of our Schroth-certified physical therapists to get answers to a few common questions.
1. How does the Schroth Method work? The Schroth Method is a program of stretching, strengthening, and breathing techniques that counteracts the rotation of the spinal curvature and restores the alignment of the pelvis. The patient learns how to breathe and align the body during daily activities, until he or she can maintain the program independently at home.