Alabama

More Confident! – Debra Howard and Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

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Being a mail carrier, Debra Howard needs to be able to walk and carry heavy pouches of mail. Knee problems were causing Debra trouble, even after surgery.

She says, “The doctor referred me for Physical Therapy  and it helped strengthen my knee and made me much more confident about going back to work.” 

After a month of rehabilitation with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Debra is greatly improved!

Thank you, Debra, for choosing Encore! 

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Antonia Smith- Athlete of the Month for Holly Pond High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Antonia Smith, Holly Pond High School Athlete of the Month, with Gage Brewer, Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainer and Volleyball Coach Emily Brown.

Congratulations to Antonia Smith, Athlete of the Month for Holly Pond High School and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman! 

Antonia is a Senior and a Middle Hitter on the Broncos Volleyball Team. Her coach, Coach Emily Brown says, “Antonia is a great athlete with a great attitude and that is not easy to find. Antonia is very special and I am so proud of her!”

Encore Rehabilitation is proud of you too, Antonia! We wish you the best! 

“A Great Force in My Recovery”- DeShone Holloway and Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle

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Thank you, DeShone, for making Encore Rehabilitation – Citronelle part of your journey to better health!

Super 12 Athletes honored at Banquet

The Dothan Eagle Super 12 banquet was held January 18 at Flowers Hospital. This is an awards banquet to honor local high school athletes in football, volleyball, and cross-country. Southern Bone & Joint Specialists and Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. sponsored the banquet. The guest speaker was Austin Johnson, a member of the University of Alabama Football Team and former quarterback for Elba High School.

This year’s winners are pictured below.

For photos of other Super 12 Athletes, please visit our Facebook page, Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan.

Makennah Mills Cross Country Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2018

Makennah Mills, Northview High School, Super 12 Cross Country Female Athlete of the Year

 

Gabe Henneberger Cross Country Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2018

Gabe Henneberger, Enterprise High School, Super 12 Cross County Male Athlete of the Year

 

Amy Warrick Volleyball Coach of the Year Super 12 jan 2018

Coach Amy Warrick, Goshen High School, Super 12 Volleyball Coach of the Year (3rd from left). Also pictured are Super 12 Athletes (Goshen High School) Kelsey Gibson and Hannah Calhoun.

 

Autmn Mayes Volleyball Player of the Year Super 12 Jan 2017

Autumn Mayes, Providence High School, Super 12 Volleyball Player of the Year

 

Bart Synder Brock Synder Goshen Coach and Player of the Year Super 12 jan 2017

Bart Synder, Super 12 Football Coach of the Year with Brock Synder, Super 12 Football Player of the Year. Both are from Goshen High School.

New Clinic Director – Justin Hargett, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, AL

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Welcome to our new Clinic Director -Justin Hargett, PT, DPT, Cert. DN!

Justin has been a clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for four years. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. He also holds a certification in Dry Needling.

Justin’s focus is a patient-centered hands-on approach for the purpose of treating a wide variety of orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Justin emphasizes manual therapy techniques including spinal manipulation in order to assist patients in returning to pain-free, functional, recreational, and work-related activites.

Justin is the co-author of the article “The Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Determining Fifth Metatarsal Fractures” which was published in two orthopedic sports medicine journals and recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association-APTA  at the 2013 National Physical Therapy Convention. He believes strongly in continuing education and mentoring his staff in order to provide the highest quality of care for his community.

Justin is a native of Hartselle, Alabama. Justin and his wife, Jessica, have two kids, Abby and Truett.

 

Madison Harbison, Athlete of the Month-Vinemont High School & Encore Rehabilitation of Cullman

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Madison Harbison has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Vinemont High School and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman!

Madison is a Senior and enjoys playing Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball for the Eagles. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Nursing Degree at Wallace State Community College.

Madison is the daughter of Mark and Shannan Harbison.

Congratulations, Madison! Enjoy your Senior year!

Making a Difference in the World – Amanda Royal, LPTA

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Amanda Royal loves being a Physical Therapist Assistant! Her favorite part of her work is helping people return to an active lifestyle. Amanda says, “The reward is when your patients cry and hug you and tell you ‘thank you for helping me walk again!’ This job is rewarding in so many ways, it’s almost hard to describe, but knowing I’m making a difference in this world through physical therapy is all I ever wanted.”

Making a difference is something Amanda also does away from her daily career. Amanda serves as a US Navy Reservist. She recently completed A School Training as a Hospital Corpsman at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she was on the Dean’s List.

Encore Rehabilitation-Foley is very proud of Amanda for serving the Foley community and in the US Navy Reserve!

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Christian Peterson – Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation of Cullman

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Meet Christian Peterson – a Senior at Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard’s and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Christian plays varsity Basketball, Soccer, Track, and Baseball for the Saints. When not participating in sports, Christian enjoys spending time with his friends. He is the son of Meg and Pete Peterson.

Enjoy the rest of your senior year, Christian. We wish you the best! 

They listen to how I feel

Heather Bland Montgomery East Revised

Recovery from surgery can be challenging. Just ask Heather Bland. She was recently recovering from rotator cuff and bicep tendon repair surgery. A friend recommended she go to Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East for her physical therapy.

Heather tells about her rehabilitation at Encore: “Tyson and Lauren have helped me work on rehabbing my shoulder after surgery. My surgeon was impressed at how well I was able to move my shoulder just weeks later.”

“Tyson and Lauren were also great at explaining why we do what we do each visit along with what to expect afterwards.”

Thank you, Heather, for sharing your experience at Encore Rehabilitation!

Regional Director Tyson Crisman, PT, sees patients at Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East, while Lauren Luke, DPT, is the Clinical Director at our new location-Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road.

Griffin Morris – Athlete of the Month for Holly Pond and Encore Rehabilitation of Cullman

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Griffin Morris-Holly Pond Athlete of the Month with Gage Brewer, ATC, Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Senior Griffin Morris of Holly Pond High School has been chosen as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Griffin plays Basketball (#12) for the Broncos. He has been named All-County and twice he has been selected for All-Area for Basketball. Griffin has been on the Varsity team for three years.

Way to go, Griffin! We wish you a fantastic senior year!