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…)
A diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be terrifying. This autoimmune disorder causes chronic inflammation and is degenerative in nature. Since it is an autoimmune disorder, the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body tissues, resulting in inflammation to the lining of the joints and leading to bone erosion and joint deformity. (more…)
Physical therapy, like most other types of therapy, can be done one-on-one with just you and your therapist or as a group. There are many times when group physical therapy might be beneficial. But sometimes it is best to work individually with a therapist that is trained and experienced in the type of physical therapy you need. (more…)
While a growing family is an exciting experience for most, pregnancy can also be quite stressful. A woman’s body is designed for pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. Pregnancy can be very draining and take a toll on the body. Physical therapy can help address many of the discomforts that women experience during pregnancy, from the early stages to postpartum. (more…)
Teenagers desire to be captains of their own ship. Most do not like to be seen as weak or needing help. If your teenager has experienced an illness or surgery, physical therapy may be recommended to improve the recovery time and aid the healing process. Getting your teen to cooperate may be challenging, but there are reasons to persevere.
November is the time of year when you begin to see more mail requesting end-of-year donations so you can take advantage of the tax credits. It is also the time of year when many individuals start checking their health insurance and flexible spending accounts. Those who do not check their benefits are at risk of leaving money on the table at the end of the year. (more…)
A child living with Down Syndrome is like any other child who wants to do things. Kids love to play, interact with others and be engaged with their environment. These actions require development of gross motor skills. Kids with Down syndrome have low muscle tone in addition to other physical characteristics that make certain movements more challenging for them. Because of their decreased strength, the motor skills of these children develop differently than the typical child.
Your 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…)
Shortening of fibrous tissue can cause a decrease in the range of motion for muscles. This is the case with Dupuytren’s contracture. Most individuals who have this condition lose the mobility of their fourth and fifth fingers, or ring finger and little finger. It can also extend to the other fingers and sometimes the thumb can be affected.
Anatomy of Dupuytren’s Contracture
The palmer fascia is a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm of the hand. It is sandwiched between the skin of the palm and the underlying tendons. The tendons allow the fingers to flex. (more…)
Getting back to work as quickly as possible is often a priority for those with work-related injuries. In order to return to work safely and be effective, work conditioning may be required. Sovereign Rehabilitation may be able to help you get back to work soon.
Your Physical and Functional Needs
There are many reasons why a person may have been injured while on the job. Some injuries may be one-time occurrences due to an accident of some sort, while others may have roots in environmental causes such as repetitive movements or working in an unsafe manner. (more…)