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…)
Trying to get through the tail end of winter can be tough for fibromyalgia sufferers. Many say that the cold, damp conditions can make their symptoms – which include chronic, widespread pain, fatigue, headaches, restless leg syndrome and more – much worse.
The certified and trained physical therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation can help you combat these painful symptoms with rehabilitation programs catered specifically to you and your needs. We employ techniques such as muscle energy work, manual therapy, dry needling and more that work to help you achieve long-term pain relief, and more importantly, a better quality of life.
Whether it’s from a chronic condition like arthritis or a more acute injury, living with pain is, well, painful. It keeps us from the people and activities we love, and makes even simple tasks difficult to do. It can contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and the physical limitations it places on us can lead to unintended weight gain and other health issues.
Many people opt to take over-the-counter or prescribed medication for pain relief because it’s a quick fix; unfortunately though, it’s only temporarily effective, and in the worst cases, can be addictive. (more…)
Read on to learn when you should turn up the heat or cool it down.
Arthritis. Apply moist heat to stiff, tight joints to help relax muscles and ease pain.
Did you know that one of the biggest roadblocks to your overall health may be your job? It’s true! We spend about 1/3 of our waking life at work, and if you’re confined to a cubicle at a stressful job each day, your physical and mental well-being can take a beating.
Luckily, all you need to do is make a few simple tweaks to fend off stress, pain, inflammation and other work health woes.
Try to keep stress levels low.
This one can be tricky, especially if your work in a pressure-cooker environment, but it’s definitely worth a try. Elevated stress levels have been linked to increased pain and inflammation, and serious health conditions such as obesity, high blood pressure, and headaches. It can also seriously impact the quality of your sleep.
Sovereign Rehabilitation decided to be a part of the LARGEST Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event in the Southeast! The 5K walk/run on September 27th was a morning full of celebrating, honoring, and remembering gynecologic cancer survivors and patients, their families, caregivers and friends.