Sudden back and forth movement of the brain can cause it to bounce or twist within the skull. This can occur with a blow to the head, jolting or hitting the head against a hard surface. It can also happen when the body is hit hard and it causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. When this happens, chemical changes occur within the brain. Brain cells can also be stretched or damaged with sudden movement. This is the anatomy of a concussion and here are four things you should know. (more…)
Good sleep hygiene is important for many reasons. The brain does its housekeeping while you sleep, your body has a chance to rest and muscle repair is another major reason sleep is so important. Athletes, as well as the average person, need quality sleep in order to maintain healthy muscles. (more…)
It is interesting that while the average person thinks of bone health in terms of older people and osteoporosis, bone health needs to be protected at all ages. With all the dietary hype changing from year to year or even month to month, it is easy to miss out on those foods that support bone health during the various stages of life.
Some people cut out dairy completely, some people cut out certain grains or vegetables and studies of what is good or not good continue to contradict each other. Meanwhile, people are in a quandary and bone health can suffer. Here are a few tips to help you keep your bones healthy. (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.
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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…)
At Sovereign Rehabilitation, you probably have seen or heard the saying, “we make life feel better.” We don’t just post and say that to try to make you believe something that is not true. It’s not a gimmick or a way that we will hook you into choosing us for your rehabilitation and therapy needs. When we say, “we make life feel better,” we mean it. (more…)
“Those who truly believe are always rewarded with the truth.” – Santa Claus
Poor Santa Claus. So much joy and happiness is dependent on him. So much rides on his shoulders, literally and figuratively. Let’s face it, if it weren’t for Santa Claus, who would deliver the millions of gifts to all the children around the world in one night? How does he do it all year after year?
Happy Thanksgiving from our team at Sovereign Rehabilitation. We are Atlanta’s hand therapy specialists. We offer comprehensive treatment programs conditions affecting the upper-extremities, including rheumatoid arthritis.
As you plan your Thanksgiving feast, there are items you should consider adding to your menu to help your rheumatoid arthritis. Did you know that your diet does affect your condition? However, because rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory type of condition, it’s important to avoid foods that will worsen inflammation. Research is also finding that bacteria in your gut play a role in the development and progression of RA. (more…)
The American Diabetes Association set aside the month of November to highlight and raise awareness about Diabetes. The ADA uses this month to raise public awareness about diabetes and the risk factors associated with it. It’s also a great time to encourage people with diabetes to make healthy changes. (more…)
October is National Physical Therapy Month according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). During this month the APTA will focus on raising awareness of physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions. They plan on achieving this through their award winning #ChoosePT campaign. You can learn more about #Choose PT and find ways to support their effort by visiting their website for some ideas to help you get started. (more…)
Now that World Cup is over it may be no longer time to be a spectator and time to get back to the field yourself. However, sometimes stepping back into a sport after being a spectator or a long break, can be hard. The inspiration the athletes provide can make you hungry for a taste of the competition. If you don’t plan your return to action carefully, it can cause unnecessary injury and pain.
If you’re returning to a sport that you haven’t played for awhile, here are some things to keep in mind to help you prevent injury and pain. (more…)