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…)
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…)
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…)
How are your brackets doing this year? Are you still in the running for first place in your office? Perhaps all this basketball watching has inspired you and some friends or coworkers to step out onto the court for a little basketball action to enjoy as well. If this is the case, you need to be aware that, as with any sport, basketball can cause a sports injury.
There are three common basketball injuries. If you’re thinking about stepping out onto the court, why not consider ways to protect yourself from injury. (more…)
How’s your golf game this summer? What’s your goal for improving your score or handicap? Perhaps Golfer’s Elbow is preventing you from any golf improvements for the summer? If you’re experiencing Golfer’s Elbow, Sovereign Rehabilitation is proud to be your trusted source for expert Golfer’s Elbow treatment and rehabilitation in Atlanta.
Golfer’s Elbow causes you to experience pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect your forearm to your elbow. Overusing your muscles in your forearm that allow you to grip, rotate your arm and flex your wrist typically causes it. This motion can cause you to experience pulls or small tears in those tendons. (more…)
Isn’t it great having our very own soccer team in Atlanta? Have you been to one of the Atlanta United FC games yet in the Bobby Dobb stadium? Who’s your favorite player? It will be so fun to cheer them on in their new stadium.
Soccer has been around for years. It’s an international sport played and watched around the world. The United States is the only place that calls soccer, ‘soccer.’ However, it’s all the same game as futbol.
Take a deep breath. Can you smell it? It’s spring! Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and everyone is getting outside doing the activities they love most. Whether your favorite outdoor activity is tennis, soccer, or just a stroll around the neighborhood, all of these can have the unfortunate accident happen. A twisted ankle on the pavement, tennis elbow, or a torn ACL can really put a damper on future spring and even summer plans. (more…)
When the weather outside is cold and damp, it can be both tough and dangerous trying to get in your daily workout. But that movement is critical if you’re undergoing physical therapy for an injury or condition.
Instead of letting cold weather sideline your recovery, follow these simple tips to help you stay safe and get moving. (more…)
More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.
Are you an avid indoor-soccer player, ultra-marathoner, or always on the golf course? When you suffer an injury that impacts your ability to physically perform out on the field, court, or road, we understand just how frustrating it can be. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, our physical therapists and support staff are here to help you get back to your favorite pastime as quickly as possible.
Here are a few examples of issues that we help our sports therapy patients work through:
- IT band syndrome
- Shoulder injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries