Mississippi

New Day for Parkinson’s Support Group

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Our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group has changed the day of the month for our meetings. The new meeting time is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 pm.

This group is for people diagnosed wit Parkinson’s Disease and their family members. A variety of healthcare providers lead the group to provide information and better understanding of problems associated with the disease and resources for how to improve daily life. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions with other members and healthcare providers. Questions are welcomed!

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation-Adult Neuro Center
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1207
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After stroke, David Drives Again! with Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Driving Program

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Meet the St. Martin Physical Therapy Staff

Meet our excellent Physical Therapy Staff from
St. Martin Physical Therapy, Biloxi, Mississippi!

Physical Therapist Jim Hunt of St. Martin Physical Therapy, Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Clinical Director Jim Hunt, Physical Therapist

St. Martin Physical Therapist Kaitlin Quave

Kaitlin Quave, Physical Therapist

Kyle Strunk, ATC-St. Martin Physical Therapy, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Kyle Strunk, Athletic Trainer

LesLeigh Mason, Lead Tech, St. Martin Physical Therapy, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

LesLeigh Mason, Lead Technician

St Martin Physical Therapy, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

St Martin Physical Therapy, Biloxi, Mississippi

St. Martin Physical Therapy
15012 Lemoyne Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
228-396-1285
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Jacob Smith- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

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Jacob Smith has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University!

Jacob plays Baseball (#11) for the William Carey Crusaders. He says, “I plan on graduating with a major in education and become a coach, then getting my master’s degree in administration. I love Jesus, my family, baseball, and the outdoors.

Jacob is the son of Kelton and Jill Smith.

Congratulations, Jacob! We wish you a great baseball season!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-543-0221
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Phyllis Tingle – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont

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We are pleased to announce Phyllis Tingle as our Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont!

Phyllis has been receiving treatment at Encore for her shoulder. Phyllis chose Encore because the clinic was convenient and close to home.

Thank you, Phyllis, for making Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont your rehabilitation provider! 

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont
1411 Bradley Avenue, Beaumont, MS 39423
769-390-8080
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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system  against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optical nerves). It affects the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Anyone may develop MS.
  • 2-3 times more women than men develop MS.
  • MS is not contagious or directly inherited.
  • More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
  • MS symptoms occur when the immune-system produces inflammation within the CNS.  The inflammatory attack damages myelin, (the protective insulation surrounding nerve fibers), oligodendrocytes (cells that make CNS myelin) and sometimes the underlying nerve fiber.
  • Common MS symptoms include: fatigue; vision problems/ ringing/numbness; vertigo/dizziness; muscle weakness; balance/coordination problems; walking difficulties; speech and swallowing problems; bladder/bowel problems; cognitive difficulties; emotional changes; sexual dysfunction; and mood swings/depression.
  • The damage caused by inflammation can produce symptoms that resolve over weeks to months or symptoms that are permanent.
  • MS does not always cause paralysis. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled. Two-thirds of people who have MS remain able to walk, though many will need an aid, such as a cane or crutches.
  • Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette smoking have been shown to increase the risk of MS.
  • MS occurs in most ethnic groups but is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.
  • Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.  **

    At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Physical, Occupational,
    and Speech Therapists can help patients with MS
    to ease many of your symptoms and move, think, and feel better.

    If you are one of the estimated 2.5 million people
    diagnosed with MS, ask your doctor about
    rehabilitation with Encore or call us today.

    **Facts and Statistics from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpage. To find more information about Multiple Sclerosis on their website, click here.

 

“I feel like a new person!”

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Brooke Thomas was pained with headaches for years. Recently she came to East Central Physical Therapy where she worked with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists. Her treatment plan included Dry Needling.

Brooke shares, “My results have been incredible. I suffered from constant headaches for five years. I have tried almost any remedy you could think of. When I started physical therapy, Dry Needling was suggested and I was immediately interested. After having it done, I was hooked. Nothing that I have tried has ever relieved my headache so quickly and kept it away for this long. I love it. I tell everyone about it! Thank you so much for all of your help! I feel like a new person!”

Thank you, Brooke, for sharing your story! We wish you the very best!

East Central Physical Therapy
7001 Highway 614
Hurley, Mississippi 39555
228-588-0272

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Jaren Handy – Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont Athlete of the Month

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Congratulations to Jaren Handy, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont! Jaren is a Junior at Perry Central where he plays Defensive End for the Bulldogs. His future plans include attending college to play football and obtain an Engineering degree.

We wish you a great Senior year, Jaren!

Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont
1411 Bradley Avenue
Beaumont, Mississippi 39423
769-390-8080

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Brain Injury Facts & Statistics-Brain Injury Awareness Month**

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  • Every nine seconds, someone in the US sustains a brain injury.
  • More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) each year, but the total incidence is unknown.
  • Traumatic brain injury  (TBI) is a type of ABI. A TBI is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.
  • One of every 60 people in the US lives with TBI-related disability
  • At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability
  • Typical causes of ABI include:
    • Electric Shock
    • Infectious Disease
    • Lightning Strike
    • Near Drowning
    • Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
    • Stroke
    • Seizure Disorder
    • Substance Abuse/Overdose
    • Toxic Exposure
    • Trauma
    • Tumor

        Call the Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center today at 228-818-1207 to set up an appointment for quality care with our Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists.  We are here to help you regain  your independence and improve your quality of life.

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Blvd., Suite 202
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1207

For other Encore Rehabilitation locations near you, please visit our website at encorerehab.com

**Facts and Statistics from the Brain Injury Association of America. For a complete list of statistics, click here.

 

Ann Hagood -“My shoulder mobility has immensely improved!”

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After dislocating her shoulder and suffering a hairline fracture, Ann Hagood  came to Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown for her physical therapy. Following a program that included exercises, stretching, and manual therapy, she is doing great!

Ann shares, “My shoulder mobility has immensely improved! The entire staff-from the front desk receptionist to the techs to the physical therapists-provided a very welcoming, positive environment. They are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient. They are all truly assets to your organization!”

We thank you, Ann, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown to be your rehabilitation provider! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown
2A Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
228-896-1189

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Douglas Howard- “Great Team- Great Job”

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Douglas Howard needed physical therapy and chose Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown for his treatment. His results were impressive. Douglas states, “I received stretching exercises and continue to do them at home each morning. I had great results. Encore is a great team and does a great job. I can’t help but love those people. I would recommend Encore to my family and friends.”

We appreciate your recommendation, Douglas! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation!

Encore Rehabilitation – Gulfport Downtown
2A Pass Road, Gulfport, MS 39507
228-896-1189