Category: Physical Therapy

Give Yourself a Hand

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Hand Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hand Care and Therapy Atlanta GAWhat would you do without your hands? Thankfully, most of us don’t have to worry about that scenario. But it is not unusual to get an injury to your hand that leaves it unusable. When that happens, understanding hand therapy is a step toward regaining your full range of motion again.

Because our hands are nearly always involved it whatever we are doing, they are frequently prone to injury. Most of us spend time working in the kitchen using sharp knives, hot surfaces and electric appliances to create our food. Any of these activities can lead to an injury needing therapy in addition to healing. Severe burns leave scar tissue behind. Deep cuts can injure tendons and muscles, and an electric slicer can shear off a finger.
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Sporting Teens Can Benefit from Physical Therapy

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Sport Injuries

Sports Injury Atlanta GADo you have an injury-prone teen who plays sports? One of the needless barriers to sporting success is preventable injuries. While playing harder tends to result in a greater number of painful accidents, these issues are mostly avoidable with the right conditioning.

How your teen plays a sport is only part of the equation. Balance, strength and endurance provide much needed balance in intense sporting activities. If young athletes are constantly suffering injuries that require treatment, it may indicate that they need to work on a specific element of their game. (more…)




Three Things You May Not Know About the Charley Horse

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Pinched Nerve

One of the most painful types of muscle spasms you will ever experience is called the charley horse. This involuntary muscle cramp typically affects the lower leg in the calf muscle. It can also affect the muscles of the thigh. A charley horse can last a few seconds or as long as fifteen minutes. You may have already experienced the excruciating pain of one, but here are a few interesting facts you may not know about it. (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…)