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.
According the Clear Scoliosis Institute, scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-aged kids. It affects over 4 million people nationwide, and most adults with scoliosis require some type of long-term care.
Statistics aside, scoliosis is also a condition that many people have heard of, but few know very much about.
From golf, soccer, and other warm-weather sports to pool time and days at the beach – there’s no shortage of opportunities for fun, or injuries, this summer.
Thankfully, there are also some pretty simply ways to stay safe and enjoy the season.
Headed to the pool with your family and friends this summer? Few warm-weather past times are more fun when it comes to beating the heat, but all that pool time doesn’t come without risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowning is the leading cause of injury death for kids ages 1 to 4, and the fifth leading cause of death for people of of all ages.
As summer temperatures continue to rise, many of us are seeking out the nearest pool to beat the heat. But there’s more to get from your time in the water than a fun reprieve from the sun.
Water workouts and aquatic therapy offer a wide variety of health benefits, too, and bonus – they’re great for people of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels when it comes to recovering from sports injuries, joint pain or injury, post-surgical recovery, orthopedic conditions and injury, and more.
When we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.
Give these three options a try:
Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
Hot and cold therapy is a natural, effective way to combat chronic pain. But which should you use for back pain, arthritis, or injuries such as strains and sprains?
Read on to learn when you should turn up the heat or cool it down.
Arthritis. Apply moist heat to stiff, tight joints to help relax muscles and ease pain.
There are few things worse for back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain than a long commute. But that trek back and forth to work is an unavoidable reality for many of us.
To help make your commute pain-free, consider some of these tips: