Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Physical Therapy and Your Lifestyle in Atlanta

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

East Cobb Physical Therapy, GAPhysical therapy is often considered a rigid treatment option by those who have worked with an inexperienced practitioner in Atlanta. The reality is that specialist physical therapists can adapt treatment plans to your lifestyle and work.

In order for patients to fully benefit from physical therapy, it is important that there is a life/treatment balance. If you are struggling to maintain an exercise or wellness regimen, the likelihood is that little consideration is being given to your personal needs.
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Avoid Home Workout Injuries

 

Category: Ankle Injury, Hip Injuries, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Atlanta Women's Health Physical TherapistsAs another wave of restrictions hits the country and people are once again keeping fit by working out at home, it is important to be aware of the risks involved. Working out at home is convenient and some people may choose to continue this practice whether or not the gym is available. If you are one of the many people enjoy home workouts, do it safely to avoid the injuries most commonly associated with these activities. (more…)


Do You Have the Bees Knees?

 

Category: Knee Injuries, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Knee PainWhen people refer to something as being the ‘bee’s knees,’ it means it is excellent or very high quality. So, how are your knees doing these days? Are they the bee’s knees or does it depend on the weather or your level of activity? Keeping your knees healthy is not entirely a matter of age. It is more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. (more…)


Lifting Spirits and Heavy Objects – Do It Correctly

 

Category: Back Pain, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Back Pain Atlanta GADecember 2020 is bound to be different from previous years thanks to the pandemic. Even though there will be changes made in the ways we prepare and celebrate, some things will remain the same. Presumably, decorating and gift giving will continue, although even those activities may come with some changes.

Avoiding Holiday Back Problems

This time of year between climbing ladders, moving furniture and heavy gifts, the opportunity for you to hurt your back is greater than at other times of year. Lifting heavy objects incorrectly puts you in a high-risk category for back strain. Learning how to lift and move correctly will lower your risk and help you have a safer, more enjoyable holiday season.
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Repetitive Strain Injury

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Pain Relief

Cumming Physical Therapy, GAIt is interesting how certain injuries can change, yet stay the same over time. Today we have repetitive strain injuries (RSI) that are the consequences of manual labor, office work and/or the technology we use. Some of the more recent injuries include iPod finger, PlayStation thumb, Rubik’s wrist (or cuber’s thumb) stylus finger and Emacs pinky. Though these types of injuries are 21st century maladies, repetitive strain injuries are not new.

RSI was first described by an Italian physician in 1700. Bernardino Ramazzini documented over 20 categories of RSI. He made these observations among Italian industrial workers of his day. Hundreds of years later, RSI is still a concern among workers and those participating in sports and certain leisure activities. (more…)



Working Out at Home? It Is Not Over Yet!

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Pain Relief

Physical Therapy Atlanta GAThe pandemic has changed the way we do things and people have had to get creative as a result. If you were used to going to the gym for your workout, you may be one of the millions of people who have found ways to work out at home. Even as businesses begin to open up again, there will still be those who choose to continue avoiding public spaces as much as possible.

The focus on germs and the COVID-19 virus for the last few months has people questioning if they will return to the gym when it does open. In the meantime, those workout sessions at home seem to be getting the job done. The only disadvantage is getting injured during your workout. Thankfully, most of the injuries people sustain during home workouts are minor and do not require intervention. Still, it is helpful to know what the common injuries are and take steps to avoid them. (more…)


Abdominal Surgery Recovery

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Atlanta GA Abdominal surgeries in women are often invasive and can lead to extended periods away from work or other responsibilities. The pain and lack of function that can follow abdominal surgery can sometimes be debilitating. It is important to care for yourself during your recovery, and physical therapy at Sovereign Rehabilitation can aid in restoring function and getting you back to your normal life as quickly as possible. (more…)


Realities of Fibromyalgia

 

Category: Fibromyalgia Treatment, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

East Cobb Physical Therapy, GASymptoms of fibromyalgia were confirmed in a scientific study in 1981, yet even today there are still some doctors who overlook it as a real condition. Patients who suffer from it are well aware of how real it is, and how debilitating it can be to live with the condition. Because it affects everyone differently, it is difficult to diagnose, and symptoms often can look like a different condition. Living with fibromyalgia can be challenging, especially when the realities you face are invisible to those around you. (more…)


Do You Do the Heavy Lifting?

 

Category: Back Pain, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Back Pain Atlanta GA Whether it is your job and you do it on a daily basis, or if you only do it occasionally at home, proper lifting of heavy objects is important for back health. Doing it wrong can result in straining your back muscles. In fact, lifting heavy objects improperly causes many avoidable back problems.

You may be surprised to learn that just ten pounds of weight puts 100 pounds of pressure on lower back muscles. For every ten pounds you lift, you add an additional 100 pounds of pressure to your back. No wonder your back hurts when you do the heavy lifting. Lifting heavy objects repeatedly over time can do serious damage to back muscles. Lifting properly can save those muscles. (more…)