Ashley Bosarge was in pain, and lots of it. She relates, “Midway through my junior season of softball, I injured by right shoulder and started to realize the pain I was experiencing was serious. I had very limited range of motion in my shoulder and certain movements of my neck sent a painful burning sensation down my arm or my hand would go numb. After months of waiting to find out the exact cause, my MRI showed that I had labral tearing. I was diagnosed with long thoracic nerve palsy.”
Ashley has been receiving treatment at Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner for about six months. Recovery from an injury such as hers can take time-and patience.
Ashley says, “The therapists at Encore – Tillman’s Corner truly care for their patients. They have made me realize that some progress is better than no progress and they continue to keep me motivated. It feels great to be surrounded by people who want to see you succeed as much as you do. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!”
We wish you continued recovery, Ashley! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!
Her name is Patricia but everyone knows her as PK. PK started physical therapy at Encore Rehabilitation – Foley after having hip replacement surgery. She needed rehabilitation to regain her strength and increase her ability to walk. PK came to Encore because her doctor recommended treatment at the Foley clinic and she is glad she came. After three weeks of rehabilitation, PK exclaims, “The staff are great!”
Thank you PK for being a terrific patient! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Beginning a new career path at age 41 was not easy but Barry Haisting shares, “Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant is by far the best career decision I’ve made!”
“When I began this career path 8 years ago, my interest was based around athletics and returning athletes to play. Since then, I would say my interest has definitely changed to helping others return to work and independence,” he expressed. Barry is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation of Haleyville.
Previously to receiving his PTA degree from Wallace State Community College, he had received a business degree from Northwest Shoals Community College. Happy to be treating patients, Barry has been in the physical therapy field for 8 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 4 years.
Happy National Physical Therapy Month, Barry! We appreciate all you do!
“I had surgery on my left knee. I had two screws and a pin put in a device to keep the knee from popping out-of-place,” relates Misty Tucker. After eight weeks of physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation – Vernon, she is doing much better. “The friendly staff helped me with the stiffness in my leg. The staff take the time to get you where you need to be after surgery.”
Thank you, Misty! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
If you were to ask Marla Kizzire, LPTA, ATC, what she likes best about being a Physical Therapist Assistant, she would be happy to answer, ” I like interacting with my patients and meeting new people. I enjoy the opportunity to treat each patient. I really like being part of getting people back to their prior lifestyle.”
Marla has been a practicing clinician for 21 years, spending four of those years with Encore Rehabilitation where she treat patients at Encore Rehabilitation – Fayette. In addition to her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State, Marla has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of South Alabama. Marla enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and boating.
Thank you, Marla, for all you do! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
“I had surgery due to a full ACL tear, partial MCL tear, and tearing of both sides of the meniscus,” says David Therrien of Long Beach, Mississippi. David has been coming to Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach for physical therapy for 7 weeks. “Workmen’s Comp selected Encore Rehabilitation for me, but I have been absolutely pleased with the whole process.”
We wish you continued improvement and good health, David! Happy National Physical Therapy Month from Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach staff: Karen, Daniel, Alicia, Elaine, and Jenny!
Congratulations to Madison Taylor, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Clanton! Madison is a 6th Grader at Chilton County Middle School. She has played softball for 5 years. Great job, Madison!
Congratulations to Brody Rowell, Athlete of the Month for Holly Pond High School-Encore Rehabilitation Cullman!
Brody plays football, basketball, and golf for the Broncos. Holly Pond Head Football Coach Mike Bates has high praise for Brody,“Brody is what a high school football player should be. He works extremely hard, tries every day in practice, and is a true team player! Brody plays RB, QB, OLB, S, punts, and whatever we ask. It is my honor to be a part of his athletic career.”
Physical Therapist Bethany Sutton really enjoys her work! She says, “I love being able to improve an individual’s quality of life through my profession. Helping a person get back to doing the things they love is so rewarding. I also enjoy practicing in my hometown and giving back to my community through my practice. I like that I see individuals with a variety of conditions-from orthopedic to neurological and many others.”
Bethany received her undergraduate degree from Samford University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is also Certified in Dry Needling. Bethany has been practicing for one year at the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Hamilton and Winfield.
Thank you for all you do, Bethany! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!
Stacy Fuqua was in an auto accident with a semi and received multiple injuries to her clavicle, shoulders, hips, knee and ankle. For six months, she has been receiving physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation – Winfield. Stacy reports, “I have received great care and would choose Encore again!”
We wish you continued recovery, Stacy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!