Kristofer Jones – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Oak Grove

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Kristopher Jones has been selected as the Encore Rehabilitation – Oak Grove Athlete of the Month! Kristopher is a Junior at Oak Grove High School where he plays Varsity Football (#20) and Baseball (#7). Kristopher has lettered all three years of high school and has also made the All-Area Team in Baseball.

When not playing sports for the Warriors, he enjoys hunting, fishing, weight-lifting, and playing video games. His post-graduation plans include attending college.

Kristopher is the son of Robert and Sandra Stephens.

Congratulations, Kristopher!


Andrew Sweeney – Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman

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Congratulations to Andrew Sweeney, Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Prep School and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman!

Andrew is a Senior and runs Cross Country for the Saints. This fall, he has enjoyed incredible success with multiple First Place finishes including First Place at Class 1A-2A Sectionals. In addition, Andrew also took First Place at the AHSAA State Cross Country Finals where he set a new State Record with a time of 16:02! His skills have earned him a scholarship to the University of Alabama- Huntsville.

Way to go, Andrew! We wish you the best of success as you complete your senior year!

“Every day and every patient is different.” – Josh Lenox, PT, Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle

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“Every day and every patient is different. No two injuries are exactly the same. It is rewarding to come up with different approaches for each patient, ” says Josh Lenox, PT. Josh is the Clinic Director for Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle and Encore Rehabilitation – Brewer High School.
Josh has a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama and has been the Director at Hartselle since 2007. He has specialty certification in Dry Needling, FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations), and Impairment Ratings.
Josh started working for Encore 23 years ago as an aide at Summerford Nursing Home. At the time, he was a  high school student at Falkville High School.
Thank you, Josh, for all of your hard work and dedication!

Brandi Fennell – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

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Congratulations to Brandi Fennell, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University!

Brandi participates in Cross Country and Track& Field events for the Crusaders. She is a Junior majoring in Nursing with plans to become  NICU Nurse after graduation.

We wish you all the best, Brandi! Congratulations again!

Cullman Encore Athlete of the Month, Morgan “Mojo” Smith.

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Congratulations to Morgan Smith who was chosen as the Cullman Clinic Athlete of the Month. Morgan, also known as “Mojo“, is a 5’10”, sophomore, athlete at Wallace State Community College majoring in education. She is a member of the Lady Lions basketball team and wears jersey number 21. Originally a Cullman native, Morgan graduated from Cullman high school (where a lot of talent seems to develop) and played basketball for the Lady Bearcats. Just this year, she has racked up two impressive awards: the 2015 First Team All Region and 2015 Alabama Community College Conference Player of the Year. We are sure there are many more in the future for Morgan.

Morgan is the daughter of Leslie and Gary Holland, and David Smith.

Keep up the good work, Mojo!

Two Encore Athletes in the 2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.

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Encore Rehabilitation is the largest, privately owned, rehabilitation company in Alabama and Mississippi; as well as, one of the leading sports medicine providers in Alabama high schools. We would like to recognize two of our school’s athletes who will be competing in the the 2015 All-America High School Football Game today starting at 4:00 PM eastern time.

Darrell Williams, a 6’3″, senior OLB (#12), from Hoover High School, will be playing in the UA All American game today. Williams has had multiple offers to 4-year schools and chose to commit to Auburn University last May. Williams, along with the Hoover Buccaneers football team, recently won the first AHSAA 7A State Championship this past December. You can view his recruiting profile here.

Kerryon Johnson, a 6’0, 4 star, senior athlete (#3) from Madison Academy High School will also be playing in the UA All American game today. He is ranked #3 on the ESPN 300 football recruiting website and has had offers to multiple 4-year schools. Johnson also chose to commit to Auburn University last April. You can view his recruiting profile here.

You can find out more about the UA All America High School game, players, and game time at .

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Credit to Encore’s PT staff!

This is an email we received from a student who shadowed a few of our PT’s in the North Alabama area. Congratulations Kristin and good luck!

“I received word yesterday that I have been accepted into UAB’s DPT program!  I will be graduating from undergrad in December and starting the DPT program this coming January.

I just wanted to thank you again for the part you played in helping me identify my future career path by setting up times for me to observe in different PT settings.  Physical therapy wasn’t really on my radar, but after shadowing the therapists at the Encore facilities, there was no doubt in my mind as to the direction my education and career should take.  Your therapists are truly spectacular, and my experiences with them were pivotal in helping me decide to pursue physical therapy.  I am so excited and cannot wait for January to come!

Thank you again!

Kristin Ford”