Tanner Collins – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon

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Basketball standout Tanner Collins has been selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon!

Tanner is a Junior at Sulligent High School where he plays Basketball (#12) for the Blue Devils. He has been named All-County and All-WAC in Basketball. Tanner is the son of Mike Collins and Cathy Collins.

Congratulations, Tanner! Have a great summer!

Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon
44992 Highway 17, Suite 4
Vernon, Alabama 35592
205-695-0689
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Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine Services for the Sulligent Blue Devils and
the Alabama High School Athletic Association!

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Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi, Part 4

Instant Relay for AHSAA Football Fall, 2018

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Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health System Facilities and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi-Part 4

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Medical Professionals from China visit with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists at East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

After touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics in northern Alabama, visiting Medical Professionals from China continued their tour by visiting Encore Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists working in the healthcare facilities of the Singing River Health System in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi.

The use of Western rehabilitation practices such as physical therapy and occupational therapy is growing in China. The visitors were observing and learning how Western rehab is used in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, industries, and sports settings.

Singing River Health System locations visited by the group included:

  • Ocean Springs Pediatrics Center
  • Ocean Springs Hospital
  • Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab Center
  • Gautier Physical Therapy and Industrial Center
  • East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Singing River provides critical health services, numerous community outreach programs, and charitable services and educational programs. Community-owned, Singing River is also home to the award-winning Blue Distinction Center of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care, and spine and joint surgery.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud of our association with Singing River Health System, providing quality therapists and support staff in rehabilitative settings for Singing River. Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned provider of rehabilitation services in the southeast United States. Encore has been serving communities in Alabama and Mississippi for over 35 years.

Group posing for photo inside the lobby of Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Ocean Springs Hospital Administrator Heath Thompson, center, along with representatives of Encore Rehabilitation, provided a tour of Ocean Springs Hospital to the visiting Chinese Medical Professionals.

Part 4 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
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Part 3- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office, Decatur, Alabama

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

Monday Motivation-May 21, 2018

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Here’s to a successful week! #MotivationalMonday #Encorerehab

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Chinese Medical Professionals Tour Encore Rehabilitation Facilities – Part 4


Encore Sports Medicine Symposium-Orange Beach, Alabama, July 13-15, 2018 Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Strength and Conditioning Specialists, and Otho Techs

Alabama Sports Officials Foundation

The purpose of the Alabama Sports Officials Foundation is to recognize and reward children of Alabama High School Sports Offficials from all over the state in each sport with educational scholarships to an in-state institution.

The 2018 Scholarship Winners can be viewed here.

This organization was founded by 5 current and/or retired Alabama High School Sports Officials.  These Board Members are: David Bell, Greg Brewer, Burkles Davis, Jeff Hilyer and Robert Lose.  Two additional Board Members have been selected:  Craig Kelley and Wanda Weeks.

To learn more about the Alabama Sports Officials Foundation, visit their website by clicking here or contact Chairman Greg Brewer (Chairman) at gbrewer201@gmail.com. For information on making donations, click here. 

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Encore Sports Medicine Symposium – July 13-15, 2018, Orange Beach, Alabama. Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Ortho Techs. Earn up to 18 CEUs.


Chinese Medical Professionals Tour Encore Rehabilitation Facilities – Part 1

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Info graphic entitled the Hearing Bone's connected to the What? depicting the connection of hearing loss with heart disease, alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes, depression, falling, kidney sides, hospitalization, and deathDid you know that Hearing Loss may affect your health in other ways besides a loss of hearing? May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Speech-Language Pathologists and therapists are committed to helping those with hearing loss or hearing disorders achieve their best quality of living. Contact us for more information on hearing loss and your health.

Speech Language Services with Encore Rehabilitation
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  228-818-1207
Athens, Alabama 256-232-1221
Bay Minette, Alabama 251-239-5395
Bessemer, Alabama  205-481-7125
Decatur, Alabama 256-350-6331
Falkville, Alabama 256-7846197
Foley, Alabama 251-270-2505
Haleyville, Alabama 205-486-2753
Hartselle, Alabama 256-773-0138
Mobile, Alabama 251-459-8402
Mobile, Alabama 251-415-1670

 

10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss & Your Health**

(1)  Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults of all ages, but is most pronounced in 18 to 69 year olds. Research also shows that the use of hearing aids reduces depressive symptoms.

(2)   Hearing loss and dementia are linked. Research not only shows a connection between hearing loss and dementia, but a Johns Hopkins study of older adults found that hearing loss actually accelerates brain function decline. Some experts believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Research is ongoing.

(3)   Hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes. Studies show that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. When broken down by age, one study showed that those 60 and younger are at greater risk.

(4)   Your hearing may say something about your heart. Cardiovascular and hearing health are linked. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it’s possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body.

(5)   Staying fit may also help your hearing. Research on women’s health shows that a higher level of physical activity is associated with a lower risk of hearing loss. Conversely, a higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference in women are each associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.

(6)   Hearing loss may put you at greater risk of falling. A Johns Hopkins study showed that people in middle age (40 to 69) with even just mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling.

(7)   Hospitalization may be more likely for those with hearing loss. Another Johns Hopkins study showed that hospitalization is more likely for older adults with hearing loss.

(8)   The risk of dying may be higher for older men with hearing loss. A groundbreaking study found that men with hearing loss had an increased risk of mortality, but hearing aids made a difference. Men and women with hearing loss who used hearing aids—although older and with more severe hearing loss—had a significantly lower mortality risk than those with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids.

(9)   Hearing loss is tied to common pain relievers. One study found that the regular use of aspirin, NSAIDs, or acetaminophen increases the risk of hearing loss in men, and the impact is larger on younger individuals. A separate study found that ibuprofen and acetaminophen are associated with an increased risk of hearing loss in women, with the link even stronger among women younger than 50.

(10)   Moderate chronic kidney disease is linked to hearing loss. Research has shown moderate chronic kidney disease to be associated with an increased risk of hearing loss

** This information is from an article published by the Better Hearing Institute. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.

Charlee West – 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion

Charlee West, Softball Home Run Derby Champion posing with award/plague standing in front of a banner which reads NJCAA Softball Division 1 National Championship, St. George, Utah

Congratulations to Charlee West, 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion!

Charlee and the rest of the Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Softball Team are in St. George, Utah, this week to compete in the NJCAA Division I Softball National Championship! We wish them success! This is the fourth straight National Tournament  appearance for Wallace State and their 12th time overall to make it to Nationals.

To read more about their winning the ACCC Tournament Championship, click here.

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of
Athletic Training Services for the Wallace State Lions!

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MLB Bound! Jonathan Gettys – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers, CSCS, PTs, OTs, and Ortho Techs-Encore Sports Medicine Symposium-July 13-15, 2018, Orange Beach, Alabama

Instant Replay for  Alabama High School Football – Fall 2018

 

Gracie Lindsey – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon

Young lady smiling and posing with a certificate declaring her Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Congratulations to Gracie Lindsey-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon!

Gracie is a Sophomore at South Lamar High School where she competes in Basketball and Volleyball for the Stallions. She has been named All-County Volleyball for 2 years and Defensive Player in Basketball. She has also earned Most Assists-Volleyball. Her future plans are to attend Bevill State Community College and then University of Alabama for  Speech Pathology.

Gracie is the daughter of Roger and Pam Lindsey.

Awesome job, Gracie! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon
44992 Highway 17, Suite 4
Vernon, Alabama 35592
205-695-0689
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Steve Pounders- “Encore has put me in a position to recover completely”

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Steve Pounders recently began physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville following shoulder surgery. His doctor recommended Encore and several family members were happy with their treatment at Encore. Steve has been pleased with his recovery.

Steve says, “The staff is very friendly and professional. They really work hard to provide needed therapy in a pleasant manner. I was 4-6 weeks ahead of where the doctor expected me to be on the follow-up visit and feel like Encore has put me in a position to recover completely. Great job!”

Thank you, Steve, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville to be your rehab provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville
15041 Highway 43
Russellville, Alabama 35653
256-331-0070
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 Phillips High’s Jill Gillum is Athlete of the Month

Belgreen High’s Brant Bragwell is Athlete of the Month

New Encore Rehabilitation-Bay Minette, Alabama

 

 

2018 AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs State Championship Series Pairings

State Championships, Pairings and Dates, Baseball Playoffs, Encore Sports Medicine

AHSAA State Baseball Playoffs
State Championship Series Pairings
Montgomery, May 14-19 ((All series are best 2-of-3)

CLASS 2A
Mars Hill Bible (30-10) vs. G.W. Long (29-12), Mon., May 14, Game 1, Paterson Field, 6 p.m. (Game 2, May 15, Riverwalk Stadium, 10 a.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 4A
Hokes Bluff (27-6) vs. Andalusia (28-4); Tues., May 15, Game 1, Paterson Field, 6 p.m. (Game 2, May 16, Riverwalk Stadium, 4 p.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 1A
Spring Garden  (26-9) vs. Sweet Water (27-9), Wed., May 16, Game 1, Paterson Field, 4 p.m. (Game 2, May 17, Riverwalk Stadium, 10 a.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 3A
Mobile Christian (27-9) vs. Lauderdale County (22-14-1), Wed., May 16, Game 1, Paterson Field, 7 p.m. (Game 2, May 17, Riverwalk Stadium, 4 p.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 5A
Russellville (30-14) vs. Faith Academy (34-3), Thurs., May 17, Game 1, Paterson Field, 4 p.m. (Game 2, May 18, Riverwalk Stadium, 10 a.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 6A
Helena (26-14) vs. Hazel Green (30-12), Thurs., May 17, Game 1, Paterson Field, 7 p.m. (Game 2, May 18, Riverwalk Stadium, 4 p.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)

CLASS 7A
Auburn (35-7) vs. Hewitt-Trussville (32-9), Fri., May 18, Game 1, Paterson Field, 6 p.m. (Game 2, Sat., May 19,Riverwalk Stadium, 10 a.m.; Game 3 to follow if needed)


Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be
the Official Provider for Athletic Training Services
for the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Want to know more about Encore Sports Medicine?
Click here or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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