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Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month with Ranae Arrington

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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!

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“Best career decision I’ve made!” Barry Haisting, LTPA – Encore Rehabilitation Haleyville

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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!

“I have been absolutely pleased,” David Therrien celebrates National Physical Therapy Month with Encore Rehabilitation

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“I had surgery due to a full ACL tear, partial MCL tear, and tearing of both sides of the meniscus,” says David Therrien of Long Beach, Mississippi.  David has been coming to Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach for physical therapy for 7 weeks.  “Workmen’s Comp selected Encore Rehabilitation for me, but I have been absolutely pleased with the whole process.” 

We wish you continued improvement and good health, David! Happy National Physical Therapy Month from Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach staff: Karen, Daniel, Alicia, Elaine, and Jenny!

“I would choose Encore again!”

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Stacy Fuqua was in an auto accident with a semi and received multiple injuries to her clavicle, shoulders, hips, knee and ankle. For six months, she has been receiving physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation – Winfield. Stacy reports, “I have received great care and would choose Encore again!”

We wish you continued recovery, Stacy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

“I love the staff,” Dorothy Smith and Encore Rehabilitation – Petal

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“I have had surgery on my left knee three times. Each time Encore has helped me with my rehab,” says Dorothy Smith. “Stacey Martin is my champion. Mid September, after my last surgery, my back developed pain. They are currently helping me work through my pain. I love the staff and appreciate the care they give.” 

Thank you. Ms. Smith! We appreciate your kind words.

Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

“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!

 

“I get to help people every day!” Tori Kennedy, PTA – Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

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I love that I get to interact with different people everyday,” says Physical Therapist Assistant Tori Kennedy.Being a PTA, I get to help people everyday even if it does not necessarily pertain to the physical therapy world. I love helping people make progress towards their goals-whether it is getting athletes back to sports events or women back to their morning walking routine! I also love getting to make the patient’s therapy visits more meaningful and not just work for them or us.

Tori received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State Community College. She has been practicing for two years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. Tori treats patients at the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Haleyville and Russellville, Alabama.

We appreciate all you do, Tori! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

Encore Rehabilitation – Diamondhead Athlete of the Month – Sebastian Fausett

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Congratulations to Sebastian Fausett for being selected as the Encore Rehabilitation – Diamondhead Athlete of the Month!

Sebastian is a 10th Grade athlete at Hancock High School where he enjoys playing multiple sports: football (#35), soccer (#99) and track. He has played varsity sports for the Hawks for one year.

After high school, Sebastian plans to attend Mississippi State University and major in the medical field.

Sebastian’s parents are Caroline and Todd Fausett.

Way to go, Sebastian!

“THERE ARE MANY THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB” – ENCORE REHABILITATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH WITH LAURA WATERS

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Encore Rehabilitation therapist Laura Waters, PTA, loves her job!  Laura says, “There are many things I love about my job, so it is hard to point out just one. If I had to say the best thing about being a Physical Therapist Assistant, it would be how rewarding it is to help someone to return to their life. An accident or surgery can be life altering and as a therapist, I play a role in helping people recover and return to an active life.”

Laura Waters has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for Encore Rehabilitation for 17 years. She is treats patients in the Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner/Theodore clinic.

Laura writes, “I personally had an injury and know, firsthand, how devastating it can be. As a therapist, we treat the entire person. Sometimes it requires holding their hand or simply giving them  hug.  I truly love my job and am so happy to help my patients return to their lives!”

And what does Laura have to say about Encore Rehabilitation? “Encore Rehabilitation is a wonderful place to work. They truly care about their employees.

Thank you, Laura, for all you do! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!