Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Don’t Let Them Play Hurt

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Sport Injuries

Sports Injury Atlanta GA The fall sports season is underway, and kids are involved in all types of athletics. It is great for them to be unplugged and active. Exercise is necessary to keep them in shape and for brain stimulation. Being involved in sports also boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. Another plus is the cultivation of leadership and team building skills. But what happens when your child gets hurt on the field? If it is a minor injury, a little time sitting it out or walking off the pain is fine, right? Wrong. (more…)


When Your Child Needs Physical Therapy

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Child Going Through Physical TherapyYour child is the most precious thing in your life; so, when your medical provider suggests your child needs physical therapy, it is only natural that you would feel some apprehension. All types of questions may begin to flood your mind, adding to your anxiety. Working with your child’s doctor and doing a little research will help settle some of those anxious feelings and help you become better informed, so you can choose the best physical therapist for your child. (more…)


Why Do Babies Need To Wear The Little Helmets?

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Child Wearing Protective Helmet Atlanta GABabies are cute. They all are, no matter what. Even when they spit up their little faces are irresistible. Have you noticed babies wearing little white helmets on their heads as well? They look so cute, too. Some parents get very creative decorating the helmets and even using it to promote their favorite sports team or theme! (more…)


Book Your Physical Therapy Appointments Before Your Flexible Spending Account Expires

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Appointment in Calendar Atlanta GA It’s December already! Where did the year go? It seems like just yesterday we were putting the kids on the school buses at the end of the summer! Sometimes time slips away without us noticing. The same thing can happen with your health benefits.

Did you realize that you might have money that could slip away when December 31, 2018 rolls around as well? If you have an FSA, this is a tax-advantaged account that allows you to save money to pay for qualified medical expenses. (more…)


Getting Back To School

 

Category: Community, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Back to School Wording with Colored PencilsCan you believe it’s time for school to start again? It seems like it just gets earlier and earlier every year. Everyone has their own opinions about short summers versus long breaks throughout the year. However, one thing is certain: education is important.

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -John Dewey

At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer effective treatment for children post surgery or serious illness. We will tailor your child’s rehabilitation for her specific needs and help get her back to a life of normal function and quality as soon as possible. (more…)


Fine Motor Skills For Children

 

Category: General, Pediatric Physical Therapy

Two Young Children Playing with ToysIf you have a child who has been identified as having difficulties with fine motor skills, it can sound a little scary. No parent ever wants to hear that his or her child is struggling. However, there is very effective pediatric treatment and therapy available to you that can help develop your child’s fine motor skills and enable her to function purposely in her environment.

What are Fine Motor Skills?

Fine motor skills have to do with smaller muscle group movements such as through the fingers, hands or wrists. The opposite of fine motor skills are gross motor skills which are movements related to your large muscles, like your legs, arms and other large muscles groups. (more…)


Encouraging Your Teen’s Physical Therapy

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services

Atlanta GA Physical Therapists for TeenagersIf you have a teenager living in your home, congratulations! You’ve entered an exciting journey. The teenage years can actually be a really fun time for your family.

Common teen traits include not-so-positive personalities such as moodiness, rebelliousness, perfectionism, insecurity and a strong need for approval. But there’s a positive and exciting flipside of the teen years as well. Independence, adventurous, risk-taking, maturing, growing awareness and intellectual curiosity are all common traits that signal your child has entered the teenage years. (more…)


Helping Your Baby’s Torticollis At Home

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy

Our team at Sovereign Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping infants who suffer from torticollis. Torticollis is also known as twisted neck or “wryneck.” It occurs when your infant’s neck is twisted, which makes her head tip to one side while her chin is rotated toward her shoulder. When you discover your baby has torticollis, it’s important to get the proper help needed to prevent future disease or injury.

Sovereign Rehabilitation’s trained professionals will work to re-position the affected neck muscles. Our physical therapy methods are highly successful, especially when treatment is started early and diligently executed by our professional physical therapists. (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…)