“I became a Physical Therapist Assistant for one reason and that was to help people. When I was 15 years old, my mother and I were in a bad motor vehicle accident which broke her neck and crushed her right ankle. After seeing what she went through and the importance of physical therapy in her recovery, I knew I wanted to help others like my mother.”
Chantry received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State Community College and has been a clinician for six years. He has worked for Encore Rehabilitation for one year, treating patients at the Encore Rehabilitation offices in Haleyville and Russellville. Chantry is also a Certified Personal Trainer.
Chantry continues, “I love seeing people thrive and meet new people. I have developed some good friendships that stand to this day. I was a sports fanatic and so I love to see athletes get back to what they love to do and have success. I believe all of us therapists desire to make a difference.”
After receiving an injury to her right elbow, Ranae Arrington needed physical therapy. Her injury lead to swelling in the hand and problems with her shoulder. Why did she choose Encore Rehabilitation – Russellville for her therapy? “Word of mouth,” states Ranae. “I was told Encore was really good and cared about their patients.”
We thank you, Ranae, for choosing Encore as your rehabilitation provider! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
“I had knee replacement surgery in July and then I had knee manipulation six weeks later,” says Sara Bell of Wilsonville, Alabama. Sara’s doctor recommended Encore Rehabilitation – Columbiana for her physical therapy. She is now very happy to report, “Now I can walk without my cane. Encore therapy has been extra good with me. Thank you.”
Thank you, Sara! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Amy Yarbrough was suffering weakness from a long-term illness. Her doctor referred her to Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo for strengthening and balance. Amy says. “The staff is the best! Encore has a good reputation.” She also enjoys the fact that the Encore Gordo clinic is close to her home.
Thank you, Amy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Fall 2017 saw Dorothy McGee fall, break a hip, have surgery and receive inpatient rehabilitation. When it was time for her to go home after surgery, Dorothy and her family selected Encore Rehabilitation –Clanton for her care because it was close to her home. Now they have more than just convenience to them keep coming to Encore. Dorothy’s daughter Brenda shares, “We continue with Encore because of the care and the skill the staff provides. From the time we enter the front door, it is obvious how the staff cares about their patients. This includes everybody-receptionist, front desk, and therapists.”
Thank you, Dorothy and family, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton. Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Congratulations to Bailey Webb for being named Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!
Bailey is a Senior at Winfield High School. He has played varsity football for the Pirates for four years. You can find him on the field wearing jersey #34. When not on the football field, Bailey enjoys fishing.
His post-gradation plans include becoming a nurse practitioner. He is the son of Grant and Jana Webb.
Accidents happen! Just ask Carshala Youse of Montgomery. “I was in a car accident and injured my neck, back, and left hip. I came in with serious pain in my neck and back,” she says.
Carshala not only received treatment for her injuries at Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East, she received much more. Carshala reports, “I came in with serious pain in my neck and back. I was expecting to feel better in a span of two months. What I did not expect was to develop a bond with my physical therapists, have natural/uplifting conversations with staff, and ultimately feel 100% relief within a matter of 3 weeks. Absolutely wonderful staff with amazing results!”
Thank you, Carshala! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
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!