Athletic Training

Heart of Dixie Tournament, Montgomery Alabama



Encore Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine was glad to provide Athletic Training Services for the Heart of Dixie Volleyball Tournament in Montgomery, Jan. 13-14, 2018.

We LOVE to see you move!


Montrel Alexander- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach

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Congratulations to Montrel Alexander for being selected as the Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach! As a Sophomore at Pass Christian High, he participates in Football (#34) and Track where he has enjoyed varsity sports for two years.

Montrel plans to pursue a college degree in scientific technology or agriculture, perhaps in veterinary science. His parents are Tonya Alexander and Lionel Alexander.

Way to go, Montrel! We wish you the best of success!

Wallace State – Cullman Area Career Awareness Fair 2017


Wallace State Community College and Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce invited 8th Grade Students from across the Greater Cullman area to come explore hands-on a variety of careers and professions at the Cullman Area Career Awareness Fair on November 7, 2017. Almost 1,000 students attended the event held at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama.

Cullman Career Awareness Fair

Sharing their passion for athletic training and rehabilitation are Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers l-r: Gage Brewer; Dewayne Fortenberry; Adrianne Borland; and Jessica Burnetti with Occupational Therapy Assistant Leslie Perry. Also representing Encore Rehabilitation at the event were Adrian Dickerson and Bo Shirey.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was proud to share the fields of Athletic Training-Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers worked with students to teach the proper way to place an individual onto a spine board when there is a suspected neck or spine injury. The Athletic Trainers also  discussed the need for taping in sports and activities to provide greater stability and prevent injury and some students received a taping to their ankle. Therapists were on hand to share how physical therapy and occupational therapy can help individuals recovering from an accident, injury or illness.

Best of success to all of the students in attendance!

Gulf Shores High School’s AD thanks Encore ATCs, Camille Forte and Lee Steiner.

“A high school parent returned some crutches to me that their son had to use after he injured his hip.  He really was appreciative of [our ATC] Camille Forte and the way she not only took care of his son, but also the way she handled the situation and relayed information to him.  He also expressed his thankfulness to the fact that we have a sports medicine team in place here and how well it worked.  I would also like to brag on Camille and the job she is doing and show my appreciation to her, Lee, Encore and the orthopedic group/Doctors for what we have in place.  I can still remember when us coaches did all the sports medicine routines-

Let’s just say we are in much better hands now!”

Jamie W. Williams 

Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Gulf Shores High School

Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, James King.

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Congratulations to the Arab Encore Athlete of the Month, James King! James is a Senior, multi-sport athlete at Brindlee Mountain High School in Guntersville, AL. He is a member of the football, basketball, golf, and track teams. James has played on varsity for 4 years and wears jersey number 55. He has qualified for the sub-state award in golf and plans to attend Missouri Valley College on golf scholarship while pursuing a degree in Athletic Training. James is the son of Todd King and Michelle Franks.

Fayette Encore Athlete of the Month, Sarah Ellison

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Congratulations to the Fayette Encore Athlete of the Month, Sarah Ellison! Sarah is a Freshman athlete at Fayette County High School.  She is a member of the Tigers Varsity Volleyball team and wears jersey #22. She currently has a 3.9 GPA and plans to attend the University of West Alabama and pursue a career in Athletic Training. Sara is the daughter of Danny and Tracy Ellison.

Keep up the good work, Sarah!

Monroeville Encore Athlete of the Month, Shawn White.

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Congratulations to the Monroeville Clinic Athlete of the Month, Shawn White! Shawn is a senior and multi-sport athlete from Excel High School. He has played varsity football, basketball, and baseball for the Panthers for 4 years. Shawn has won the All County Football award and the Cy Young baseball award for best pitcher.

Shawn has been visiting us for therapy from his ACL reconstruction. Below is a video of Shawn using the Biodex Isokinetic Machine. He will be back in the game in no time! Keep up the good work, Shawn!

Shawn White

“What should I eat for pre-game fuel?” We’ve got the solution.

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“So you’ve practiced hard all week.  You’ve hydrated and ate your pre-game meal 3-4 hours before kickoff.  But right before you go out for pregame warm-ups, your stomach is telling you it needs more fuel.  Keep it small and light.  1 hour prior to kickoff, eat 1-2 granola bars or a sports bar along with 1-2 cups of water or sports drink.  Find a bar high in carbohydrates (at least 20-30 grams) and light to moderate in protein (2-10 grams).  The carbs will give you the energy you need while the protein will satisfy your hunger but without giving you that full feeling.”

– Eric Oehms, Encore ATC

We are excited to be partnering with Alabama Soccer!

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Birmingham, Alabama —  The Alabama Soccer Association is proud to announce a new partnership with Encore Rehabilitation, that will increase sports medicine coverage for ASA athletes.

Under this partnership, Encore will provide on-site athletic trainers at all ASA events, as well as extensive performance and injury reduction for coaches and players.encore_225x225

“We are thrilled to team up with Encore Rehabilitation. Player safety is of the utmost importance and Encore Rehabilitation delivers on that mission to keep players healthy and able to continue in their sports successfully,” says Tom Condone, Executive Director of the Alabama Soccer Association.

Alabama Soccer Association is the state’s largest soccer organization and governing body for youth soccer in Alabama on behalf of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

“Encore is extremely proud to partner with the Alabama Soccer Association, not only to provide athletic training coverage to ensure the highest quality care possible for all injured players at ASA events, but also provide educational content on how to keep the athletes healthy and reduce the risk of injury.  The goal of this comprehensive program is to ultimately keep all players injury free and safe, so they can concentrate on reaching their peak potential,” says Marc Bernier, Clinical Director of Sports Medicine.

To learn more, visit

About Alabama Soccer Association

As the Alabama affiliate of US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, the Alabama Soccer Association (ASA) is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of players of all ages, by creating and increasing opportunities for wholesome participation. ASA has a current membership of over 15,000 registered players statewide, youth and adult, and approximately 2,000 active coaches, referees, and administrators. For more information, please visit

About Encore Rehabilitation

About Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. – Encore Rehabilitation, headquartered in Decatur, AL is one of the nation premier rehabilitation, fitness and sports enhance companies. Encore rehabilitation division specializes in state-of-the-art physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Encore is also the exclusive sports medicine provider for the Alabama High School Athletic Association. For more information, please visit


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