Aleksander Kirilov-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Young, male college athlete posing for a photo

Track and field athlete Aleksander Kirilov is the Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey!

Aleksander is a Sophomore at William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he is pursuing a career in Accounting. He has placed second in 100 m at the Juniors Bulgarian National Championship and third place in 100 m at the international tournament Tz.Hristova. Some of his favorite things to do include lifting weights, eating unhealthy food, studying, and hanging out with friends.

Aleksander is the son of Kameliya Kirilova and Kiril Kirilov.

Congratulations, Aleksander! We wish you every success in your athletic and academic journeys!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey Parkway
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
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Ashton LeBlanc – Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year for Mississippi

Congratulations to Ashton LeBlanc of Gulfport High School for being named Gatorade Mississippi Boys Soccer Player of the Year!


According to a press release from Gatorade, the 6-foot, 165-pound junior defender led the Admirals to a 18-4-3 record and the Class 6A state championship this past season. LeBlanc was the anchor of a defense that notched 12 shutouts and allowed just one goal in four postseason games. He was a First Team All-State selection and a Coast Coaches All-Star Team honoree. 


A member of the Model United Nations at Gulfport High, LeBlanc has volunteered locally as a youth soccer coach. “Ashton was a leader of our defense,” said Henrik Madsen, head coach of Gulfport High. “He was the hardest-working player in every practice.” He will begin his senior year of high school this fall. 


Fellow Admiral Jarred Arde won the same honor for 2009-10.


To read more about Ashton, visit #GatoradePOY.

**The Gatorade Player of the Year award was established in 1985 to recognize the nation’s most elite high school student-athletes for their athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character.

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Gulfport High School Admirals!



More Lemon Face Challenge Videos! East Lake and Gautier Rehab Centers

East Lake Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation and Gautier Rehab Services accept the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!

The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer.

  • DIPG primarily affects children, with most diagnoses occurring between 5 and 7 years of age.
  • DIPG makes up 10-15% of all brain tumors in children, with about 150-300 new diagnoses per year in the United States.
  • Unlike many other pediatric cancers, there has been little progress in improving treatments and cure rates for DIPG over the last few decades.
  • Unfortunately, fewer than 10% of children with DIPG survive two years from diagnosis. **

This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Singing River Health System and Encore Rehabilitation are doing their part to raise awareness of DIPG.

East Lake Physical Therapy
6300 East Lake Boulevard, Suite 102
Vancleave, Mississippi 39565
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** Statistics from DIPG.org. For more info, click here.


Lemon Face Challenge – Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab

Another Lemon Face Challenge Accepted! Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab

Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab Services accept the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!

The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer. DIPG has a survival rate of less than one per cent, and usually affects children between the ages of four and eleven. This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.

DIPG affects the pons portion of the brainstem, rendering nervous system function impossible. Symptoms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, dropping one side of the face, and difficulty chewing, swallowing, and breathing.

Medical Park Rehab Services – (228) 471-1520 on Facebook
Pascagoula Rehab Services – (229) 762-1602 on Facebook


Lemon Face Challenge – Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab

Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health System Facilities and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi-Part 4

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Medical Professionals from China visit with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists at East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

After touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics in northern Alabama, visiting Medical Professionals from China continued their tour by visiting Encore Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists working in the healthcare facilities of the Singing River Health System in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi.

The use of Western rehabilitation practices such as physical therapy and occupational therapy is growing in China. The visitors were observing and learning how Western rehab is used in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, industries, and sports settings.

Singing River Health System locations visited by the group included:

  • Ocean Springs Pediatrics Center
  • Ocean Springs Hospital
  • Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab Center
  • Gautier Physical Therapy and Industrial Center
  • East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Singing River provides critical health services, numerous community outreach programs, and charitable services and educational programs. Community-owned, Singing River is also home to the award-winning Blue Distinction Center of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care, and spine and joint surgery.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud of our association with Singing River Health System, providing quality therapists and support staff in rehabilitative settings for Singing River. Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned provider of rehabilitation services in the southeast United States. Encore has been serving communities in Alabama and Mississippi for over 35 years.

Group posing for photo inside the lobby of Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Ocean Springs Hospital Administrator Heath Thompson, center, along with representatives of Encore Rehabilitation, provided a tour of Ocean Springs Hospital to the visiting Chinese Medical Professionals.

Part 4 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
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At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.

Part 5-Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama

Part 3- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office, Decatur, Alabama

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens

MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

Stone County Hospital and Encore Rehabilitation, Wiggins, Mississippi

Check out the recent edition of Grand Moments published
by The Stone County Enterprise


Stone County Hospital – Encore Rehabilitation
1434 East Central Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577


Madelyn Robbins – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Diamondhead

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Congratulations to Madelyn Robbins, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Diamondhead!

Madelyn is a Senior at Hancock High School. She participates in All Star Cheerleading with Stunt Force Cheer. She is a member of various clubs and organizations including Vice-President in the Spanish National Honor Society; Beta Club; National Honor Society; Class Representative for Student Council; and Mu Alpha Theta Rho Kappa. She has completed Residential Advisor Advanced Seminar. She is on the Principal’s Honor Roll and the Superintendent’s Honor Roll.

Her future plans include obtaining a Biology degree from Ole Miss. Madelyn is the daughter of Katherine Robbins and Michael Robbins.

Way to go, Madelyn! May you continue to have success!

Encore Rehabilitation-Diamondhead
5427 Gex Road
Diamondhead, Mississippi 39525
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Parkinson’s Fitness Class

We are happy to announce a group fitness class for anyone with Parkinson’s at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab,
every Thursday at 2 pm! We’ll see you there!

Parkinsons Fitness Class

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab
3603 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Register at 228-875-5050



SportsFit-Leakesville Yeti Cooler Winners


Congratulations to Mitchell Dixon and Jo Roberts! They are the winners of the Yeti Coolers from SportsFit Leakesville! Thanks to everyone who participated!


SportsFit Wellness Center – Leakesville
433 Main Street
Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
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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
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After stroke, David Drives Again! with Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Driving Program