Category: Workplace Injuries

Does the Nature of a Workplace Injury Affect My Rehabilitation Needs?

 

Category: Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Injuries

Physical Therapy Atlanta GAThe simple answer as to whether the nature of a workplace injury affects physical rehabilitation is, yes. Every injury and medical condition will impact range of motion, pain and capabilities in different ways. There are several other factors that also require consideration.

The areas of the body most affected by workplace accidents will vary, and some accidents may result in more than a single injury. It is therefore important that a full needs assessment is carried out before your physical rehabilitation plan is created.
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It’s Time to Be Ergonomically Correct

 

Category: Back Pain, Workplace Injuries

Working at a Desk Atlanta GAShoulder pain, neck pain, back strain and wrist pain can affect your ability to do your best work. An ergonomic assessment can show you where improvements can be made, so your discomfort can be minimized or perhaps even eliminated. Ergonomics is the science of designing a workplace to fit the user’s needs. It increases worker efficiency and productivity while reducing discomfort. (more…)


Lumbar Support at Your Workstation

 

Category: Back Pain, Workplace Injuries

Working at a Desk Atlanta GA When you spend hours sitting every day, you could be doing damage to your spine unless it is properly supported. Long periods of sitting subjects the spine to large amounts of pressure. Your muscles and spinal discs are affected by this stress. Most individuals also have a habit of sitting hunched forward when they work. This position also adds more pressure to the spinal discs. Additionally, it may over-stretch spinal ligaments. (more…)


After the Injury: Getting Back to Work

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Injuries

Physical Therapist Performing Rehab With Man Atlanta GAGetting 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…)


Working from Home? Check Your Ergonomics

 

Category: Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, Workplace Injuries

Workspaces Atlanta GA Ergonomics is known as the science of improving workstations or work environments in ways to enable people to work safer and be more productive. Many companies provide ergonomic audits to ensure that workers have equipment in proper positions to help posture and alleviate muscle fatigue and strain. If you’re working from home, it is worth the time and expense to find a qualified professional to examine your work area and provide you with information on how to optimize it ergonomically. (more…)


It Seems Like Santa Could Benefit From A Job-Site Ergonomic Assessment, Don’t You Think?

 

Category: Rehabilitation Services, Workplace Injuries

Happy Holidays Atlanta GA “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?
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Wondering If You Work In An Ergonomically-Friendly Environment?

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Workplace Injuries

Atlanta GA Rehabilitation from a Work InjuryBy now, you probably have heard the term “ergonomic.” If you haven’t, ergonomics refers to the science of making your work more comfortable and efficient. This sounds like an ideal work environment, doesn’t it? But, do you have an ergonomically friendly work environment? If you’re not certain about this, Sovereign Rehabilitation offers job-site ergonomic assessments.

Sovereign Rehabilitation’s work-site ergonomic assessment and analysis will determine if you and your employees are working in a safe and productive working environment. This assessment can prevent injury and promote health and productivity in your work place. (more…)


How to Create a More Ergonomic Work Space

 

Category: Carpal Tunnel, Education, Workplace Injuries

sovereign rehabilitation logoErgonomics is a word that may sound strange, but it’s one that plays a big role in how comfortable and efficient we’re able to be at work.

Ergonomics is a field of study that looks at how work spaces are designed. An ergonomic work area can increase efficiency, but more importantly it helps reduce or eliminate the risk of musculoskeletal pain from conditions such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, neck tension or back aches that can occur when we sit at our desk incorrectly for 8 or more hours a day.
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Work Injury Prevention

 

Category: Spinal Injuries, Workplace Injuries

Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsWhether your job requires you to spend eight hours at a desk or demands heavy lifting on your feet, you could be putting yourself at risk for a workplace injury.

Desk jobs and repetitive lifting of heavy objects force us to put pressure on our upper and lower back and spine that can cause troubling, sometimes debilitating back pain. The position we constantly hold our wrists in to type can contribute to painful repetitive stress injuries. Our jobs also frequently make us susceptible to neck strain and musculoskeletal injuries to the knees, legs, and hips.
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Rest and Rehabilitation

 

Category: Physical Therapy, Workplace Injuries

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy & RehabilitationAt Sovereign Rehabilitation, we make it part of our mission to cater to your care the entire time you’re in our offices. Whether you come to us after a work injury or for treatment for your fibromyalgia (or anything in between), our team of certified, trained physical therapists make your recovery our priority.

But getting back to your best takes more than making a trip to our office – sometimes it takes rest. And for some people, that can be the hardest part of recovery from your injury or condition. So how much rest do you need? How much is too much? What if you become out of shape? Well, consider this:
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