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!
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.
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!
“A-MAZ-ING!” That’s how Martha describes her experience at Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point!
“Encore Rehab Physical Therapist Mallory Riggs is passionate and knowledgeable. She really cares for her patients, not only how they are doing with their rehab but also how they are feeling. She just makes you feel special. Mallory works well with all ages of patients and really develops a rapport with everyone-teenagers, middle-aged, and the elderly. I’ve told my doctor how amazing Mallory is! All of the staff are wonderful, Mallory, Katie, Sanquenetta, and Spencer. “
“I’ve had physical therapy in other places but this experience with Mallory and the staff at Encore has been the best rehab experience ever!”
Martha is currently participating in the Wellness Program at Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point after being discharged from physical therapy. “Now that I’m in the Wellness Program, Mallory continues to look out for my best interest and monitors me to make sure I’m doing my exercises correctly. She makes it fun which makes me want to do the program. Mallory has also helped me to set-up a written exercise schedule on the calendar so that I will stay better committed to my wellness plan.”
“When you find someone this good, you want everyone to know. You need 1,000 of Mallory!”
Thank you, Martha, for your kinds words. We are glad that you chose Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point!
Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point 1687 Center Point Parkway, Suite 101 Birmingham, Alabama 35215 205-730-5005
After shoulder surgery, Mike Hanner chose Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for his rehabilitation. Mike says, “I had my other shoulder done three years ago and Encore completed my physical therapy. I had great success with it.” Now Mike is doing great with the rehab on his second shoulder!
Thank you for returning to us, Mike! At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana 101 West College Street, Suite 100 Columbiana, AL 35051 205-671-0914
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:
Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
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.
Elsee was born with spina bifida. Due to her condition, she has physical disabilities and requires physical therapy. Elsee and her mother, Jessica, come to Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield to work with Physical Therapist Rachel Jones.
Jessica shares, “We absolutely love the staff at Encore! We are so blessed to be a patient at the Winfield office. They have helped Elsee in so many ways.”
Thank you, Elsee and Jessica, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation as your rehabilitation provider!
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield 199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1 Winfield, Alabama 35594 205-487-0540
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
Jean Stevenson shared her recent experience with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana:
“I was having sharp pain in the left leg and it was hard for me to walk and get around. After therapy, the pain is almost gone and I can move a lot freer. I can also do my work easier. Therapy has really helped me feel better.” – Jean Stevenson
Thank you, Jean, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana as your physical therapy provider!
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana 101 West College Street, Suite 100, Columbiana, Alabama 35051 205-671-0914
Ana Medina has a goal-to play high sports. Her recent knee surgeries, first the right knee and then the left, became a road block on her path but through hard work, commitment, and dedication with her physical therapy, Ana is pushing forward again with her goal!
Her therapist, Taylor Phillips, PT, DPT, shares, “Ana has been in physical therapy for several months after having surgeries on both knees. She is finally out of her knee brace and is hoping to try out for volleyball and softball. Due to her knee problems, she’s never been able to play sports, so she’s very excited about working towards sports activities in therapy!”
From all of us at Encore Rehabilitation, we wish you the best in your tryouts, Ana! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton for your physical therapy!
Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton 674 Ollie Avenue, Clanton, AL 35045 205-280-1100