National Athletic Training Month is held every March in order to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers.
Athletic trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and therapists to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions obtained from competitive sports.
We often see our trainers on the sidelines of each sporting event helping to keep athletes safe, making clinical decisions in regards to fast-paced injury, and providing on-site emergency care.
At Encore, our trainers work daily to improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by our athletic trainers have a positive return on investment for athletes they treat. ATC’s are able to reduce injury of the athlete and then shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from their sports.
This month we celebrate each of our Athletic Trainers and the hours of dedication they bring to our Encore athletes!
Congratulations to the Foley Encore Athlete of the Month, Taylor Tillman! Taylor is a junior at Foley High School Lady Lions. She is part of the soccer team (#16) and was named all county! Along with playing soccer, Taylor maintains a 3.9 GPA. After graduating in 2018 she plans to attend the University of Alabama majoring in civil engineering. Keep up the hard work Taylor!
Congratulations to the Eufaula Encore Athlete of the Month, Tony Johnson Jr.! Tony is a junior and plays Basketball (#0) at Eufaula High School. Tony is a Team Captain and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Congrats Tony! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Andrew Lee for being chosen as the Fairfield Encore Athlete of the Month! Andrew is a multi-sport athlete for the Fairfield High School Tigers. He part of the varsity basketball(23) and baseball(19) teams. Andrew is part of the graduating class of 2017. After he graduates he plans to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Keep up the good work Andrew!
We would like to recognize our Foley Encore Patient of the Month, Bob Schreiber. Bob is from Foley, AL and has been coming to our clinic to receive physical therapy after having shoulder replacement surgery. He has been receiving therapy treatment for 3 months now and has been improving greatly! Keep up the good work Mr. Schreiber!
“Encore did a great job on a family member of mine, so it was time for me to give them a try!”
We would like to recognize our Ocean Springs Pediatric Rehab Patient of the Month, “Little” Levi Krystosek. “Little” Levi is helping raise awareness for Miracle Flights in this months issue of Southwest The Magazine! Help Levi raise awareness by checking out Miracle Flights at http://miracleflights.org!
Congratulations to Haley Green for being chosen as the Arab Encore Athlete of the Month! Haley is a junior, multi-sport athlete for the Brindlee Mountain High School Lady Lions. She is part of the Varsity Cheerleading, Volleyball #48, and Basketball #15 teams! Haley has achieved all-area in volleyball and basketball, and all-state in basketball. Good Luck throughout the rest season, Haley! Keep up the good work!
Congratulations to the Columbiana Encore Athlete of the Month, Luis Lagos! Luis is a senior, multi-sport athlete at Shelby County High School. He is a member of the varsity Football, Tennis, and Outdoor Track teams wears jersey #81. Luis maintains a 3.75 GPA. Way to go Luis! Keep up the hard work!
Congratulations to Kendall Scharbert for being chosen as the Encore Performance Rehab Athlete of the Month! Kendall is a junior for the Oak Mountain High School Lady Eagles. She is a middle blocker and has been playing volleyball since she was a freshman. Kendall also plays volleyball for the Birmingham Volleyball Club. She enjoys reading and listening to music. Kendall has a twin sister who is part of the show choir. Great job Kendall! Keep up the good work!
We would like to recognize our Foley Encore Patient of the Month, Jeff Rouzie. Jeff is from Foley, AL and has been coming to our clinic to receive physical therapy after his shoulder replacement. He has been receiving therapy treatment for 6 weeks now and has been improving greatly! Keep up the good work Mr. Rouzie!
“I chose Encore because of their experienced staff and they were highly recommended by my surgeon.”