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More Confident! – Debra Howard and Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

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Being a mail carrier, Debra Howard needs to be able to walk and carry heavy pouches of mail. Knee problems were causing Debra trouble, even after surgery.

She says, “The doctor referred me for Physical Therapy  and it helped strengthen my knee and made me much more confident about going back to work.” 

After a month of rehabilitation with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Debra is greatly improved!

Thank you, Debra, for choosing Encore! 

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“A Great Force in My Recovery”- DeShone Holloway and Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle

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Thank you, DeShone, for making Encore Rehabilitation – Citronelle part of your journey to better health!

Making a Difference in the World – Amanda Royal, LPTA

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Amanda Royal loves being a Physical Therapist Assistant! Her favorite part of her work is helping people return to an active lifestyle. Amanda says, “The reward is when your patients cry and hug you and tell you ‘thank you for helping me walk again!’ This job is rewarding in so many ways, it’s almost hard to describe, but knowing I’m making a difference in this world through physical therapy is all I ever wanted.”

Making a difference is something Amanda also does away from her daily career. Amanda serves as a US Navy Reservist. She recently completed A School Training as a Hospital Corpsman at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she was on the Dean’s List.

Encore Rehabilitation-Foley is very proud of Amanda for serving the Foley community and in the US Navy Reserve!

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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!

Exercise May Improve Memory

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For many Americans, January is a time to set goals concerning exercise for weight loss and heart health. Now there may be one more reason to exercise – to improve memory.

According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, a new guideline for medical practitioners recommends twice-weekly exercise for people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

“Regular physical exercise has long been shown to have heart health benefits, and now we can say exercise also may help improve memory for people with mild cognitive impairment,” says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., lead author, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. “What’s good for your heart can be good for your brain.” Dr. Petersen is the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Petersen defines mild cognitive impairment as “an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Symptoms can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes.”

Read the complete article here:  https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-guideline-try-exercise-to-improve-memory-thinking/

 

Happy New Year from Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit- Leakesville

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Happy New Year from the staff at Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit – Leakesville, MS! Shelia, Kim, Hope and Jeanne wish you a wonderful 2018!

We’ve Moved! Encore Rehabilitation of Pike Road has a new location!

 

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Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road has moved to our new location! Come by and visit us at 9427 Vaughn Road, Suite A, Pike Road, Alabama! Our phone number is 334-523-8999. Referrals may be faxed to 334-544-0819. Most insurances are accepted.

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You’ll love our Clinic Director, Lauren Luke, DPT! Lauren received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She looks forward to providing the community of Pike Road with quality Physical Therapy care.

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A very Merry Christmas Celebration at Adult Neuro Center

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The Adult Neuroscience Center (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) held its Annual Support Group Christmas Party on Friday, December 15th for members of the four support groups offered at our clinic.  These groups include the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, the Aphasia & Communication Support Group, the Movement Disorder Exercise Group, and the Stroke Support Group.  Good times and laughter were shared by all who attended!

For further information regarding when/where these groups meet, please call our Ocean Springs Office at (228)-818-1207.

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