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Helping people- Chantry Hagood, LPTA

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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.” 

Thank you, Chantry for all you do! 

 

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Wallace State – Cullman Area Career Awareness Fair 2017

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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.

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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!

Bailey Webb – Athlete of the Month – Encore Rehabilitation Winfield

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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.

Way to go, Bailey! We wish you all the best!

 

Abbie Chambless-Athlete of the Month for Addison High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman

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Congratulations to Abbie Chambless, Athlete of the Month for Addison High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman.

Abbie had a great month in September for the Bulldogs:  283 kills, 198 digs, 35 aces, and 86 blocks!

Outstanding plays, Abbie! 

 

 

“I love living in the community, ” Brooke Owens, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo

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The best thing about being a Physical Therapist? Brooke Owens, Physical Therapist at Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo says, “I love living in the community I work in and seeing patients functioning well in their daily lives after we work with them!”

Brooke has been a clinician for three years, all of her time with Encore Rehabilitation. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She is also Certified in Dry Needling, ErgoScience FEC Certification, and PPI Certification.

Thank you, Brooke, for your wonderful care. Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

And if you see Brooke out and about in Gordo, be sure to say hello!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!

 

 

“I feel great,” Beth Maldonado at Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach

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“I could not even touch the top of my shoulder without severe pain,” says Beth Maldonado of Pass Christian. Beth has been coming to Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach, Mississippi for treatment of her shoulder pain. Beth relates, “After having treatment for 2 1/2 weeks – three times a week with Karen and the other employees, I feel great. The clinic has great employees to work with. They are all very kind and therapy is great.”

Thank you, Beth, and Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

 

Allen Huckaby-Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman

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Congratulations to Allen Huckaby, Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School  and Encore Rehabilitation Cullman!

Allen is a freshman on the Bulldogs Football team, playing running back and linebacker. He also enjoys baseball, track, and fishing.

We wish you all the best, Allen!

Matthew Dixon- Athlete of the Month for Good Hope High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman

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Congratulations to Matthew Dixon, Athlete of the Month for Good Hope High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman.  Matthew (#44) put up impressive stats for September as running back for the Raiders:  1 interception, 7 touchdowns, averaging 127 yards rushing,  37 yards receiving, and 7 tackles per game. Way to go, Matthew! 

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Matthew Dixon- Athlete of the Month for Good Hope High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman

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Congratulations to Matthew Dixon, Athlete of the Month for Good Hope High School – Encore Rehabilitation Cullman.  Matthew (#44) put up impressive stats for September as running back for the Raiders:  1 interception, 7 touchdowns, averaging 127 yards rushing,  37 yards receiving, and 7 tackles per game. Way to go, Matthew! 

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Helping others – Suzanne Jarvis, PT, Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

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Encore Rehabilitation- Columbiana Physical Therapist Suzanne Jarvis shares the best thing about being a PT is helping others. “I enjoy getting to know people and helping them meet their goals. The quality of one’s life is important, so each plan of care is developed around the individual’s goals. It is rewarding for the patient as well as the therapist to see people regain the ability to do the activities they want and need to do. Whether it is recovering from surgery, regaining strength and independence after an illness, or returning to a sport or hobby, physical therapy can play a key role.” 

Suzanne received her physical therapy degree from the University of South Alabama. She has been practicing for 25 years with ten of those years with Encore Rehabilitation. Suzanne recently received her Certification in Dry Needling.

Happy National Physical Therapy Month, Suzanne! Thank you for helping others get back to doing the activities they love!