Gracie Lindsey – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon

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Congratulations to Gracie Lindsey-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon!

Gracie is a Sophomore at South Lamar High School where she competes in Basketball and Volleyball for the Stallions. She has been named All-County Volleyball for 2 years and Defensive Player in Basketball. She has also earned Most Assists-Volleyball. Her future plans are to attend Bevill State Community College and then University of Alabama for  Speech Pathology.

Gracie is the daughter of Roger and Pam Lindsey.

Awesome job, Gracie! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon
44992 Highway 17, Suite 4
Vernon, Alabama 35592
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Jamiya Hill – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Citronelle

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Congratulations, Jamiya Hill, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle!

Jamiya  is a Senior at Citronelle High School where she competes in Volleyball and Basketball. She has been named Area All-Tournament MVP. After high school, she plans to pursue a degree at Bishop State Community College.  Jamiya is the daughter of Jawanica Hill.

We wish you all the best, Jamiya!

Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle
19195 North Third Street 
Citronelle, Alabama 36522
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Continuing Education opportunity for Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Ortho Tech – Encore Sports Medicine Symposium-July 13-15, 2018, Orange Beach, Alabama


Lindsey Walker – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals

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Meet Lindsey Walker-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals!

Lindsey is a Junior at Muscle Shoals High School where she competes in Volleyball (#44) for the Trojans. She has been name 2017 Offensive Player of the Year, All-Area 2nd Team, and Colbert County All-Tournament Team.

Her future plans include playing Volleyball in college and earning her Physical Therapy degree. (Hooray for more Physical Therapists!)

Lindsey is the daughter of Joey and Cindy Walker.

Congratulations, Lindsey! We wish you continued success!

Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals
2515 East Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661
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Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Muscle Shoals Trojans and the Alabama High School Athletic Association

Want to learn more about our Sports Medicine Program?
Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.

Macey Butler-Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Macey Butler has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Macey, a Sophomore, is a multi-sport athlete for the Bulldogs. She participates in  Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, and Track. She has been named All-County in Basketball.

Macey is the daughter of Danny and Lori Butler.

Congratulations, Macey! We wish you all the best!


Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue, SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Join Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman in supporting Autism Awareness
by participating in the 

2018 Funky Fun Run for the Autism Society of Alabama,
April 14, 2018 at Wallace State Community College. For more details, click here. 

Jill Gillum – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

Jill Gillum has been selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville!

Jill is a Sophomore at Phillips High School. As a multi-sport athlete, she competes in Track, Volleyball, and Basketball for the Bears. Her plans after high school include attending the University of Alabama for a degree in General Studies.

Jill is the daughter of Tim & Donna Hill and Chris & Susan Gillum.

Congratulations, Jill! We wish you all the best!

Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville
15041 Highway 43
Russellville, Alabama 35653
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Kaitlyn Wyninger – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

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Kaitlyn Wyninger of Brilliant High School has been selected as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield! 

Kaitlyn is a multi-sport athlete for the Tigers participating in Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She has been named All-County Softball and All-American Cheer. Her future plans include attending University of Alabama-Birmingham to major in Health Science.

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Crystal Harris.

Congratulations, Kaitlyn!

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, AL 35594
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Coach Ann Schilling

The following is an excerpt from: Perseverance and Passion Has Highlighted Ann Schilling’s Journey to Hall of Fame, by Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To read the complete article, click here.

Ann Schilling’s journey to the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame started at the hands of a master. The Class of 2018 inductee played under the renowned Coach Becky Dickinson at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. Coach Dickinson was in the very first class of inductees in 1991.

In a letter nominating Schilling to the Hall of Fame, Coach Dickinson wrote: “Before her high school tenure with me even began, Ann fell during summer team camp and broke her right arm. Other athletes might have let that discourage them, but not Ann. She stayed at summer camp and continued to work out. She came to every volleyball practice and game, taking statistics and stepping in wherever she could. She even taught herself to shoot a basketball left-handed.”

A native of Mobile, Schilling went from McGill-Toolen to Auburn University where she played basketball for four years, walking on and earning a scholarship by her sophomore year. She stayed a fifth year at Auburn to play volleyball when the program was reinstated.

With college-level varsity experience in basketball and volleyball under her belt, she accepted the position of physical education teacher, basketball and volleyball coach at Bayside Academy in 1987. It was a perfect union. Schilling is now in her 31st season of teaching and coaching at Bayside.

That career, by the numbers, includes the following:

  • 23 state volleyball championships, four runners-up
  • 16 consecutive state champions 2002-2017, an Alabama record and second in the nation, and 19 in 20 years since 1998
  • More than 1,400 wins, first among state active coaches and second in the state all-time
  • 6 Mobile Press Register Super 12 Coach of the Year awards
  • 5 Birmingham News Coach of the Year awards
  • 7 selections as AHSAA all-star coach
  • National Federation of High Schools Volleyball Coach of the Year award in 2010

Additionally, Schilling has received two John L. Finley Awards for Superb Achievement as a coach and an R. L. Lindsay Service Award for club volleyball. She is founder and director of the Eastern Shore Volleyball Club.

She was elected to the Bayside Academy Hall of Fame in 2004 and to the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Coach Dickinson said she saw Schilling develop and grow into a superb leader. “Looking back at her outstanding career, it may come as a surprise that Ann was not a born leader,” Dickinson said. “During her senior year, the captain of the volleyball team missed one of our tournaments, and I watched as my team floundered, leaderless.   A few timeouts later, when I asked Ann and her fellow senior to take charge, I watched her step onto the court and step into her own. After that, nothing Ann did surprised me.

“I was not surprised when she started and didn’t stop winning state championships. I was not surprised when Ann’s peers repeatedly recognized her coaching ability by voting her Coach of the Year. I was not surprised that she learned to take relatively unskilled young women and teach them game skills while building their confidence and leadership skills.”

And it is no surprise that Ann Schilling has now been inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Coach Ann Schilling is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Bayside Academy Admirals and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
We LOVE to see you move!




I want to play high school sports-Ana Medina

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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 AvenueClanton, AL 35045



Emma Tafazoli – Athlete of the Month – St. Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Congratulations to Emma Tafazoli, Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Emma is a Sophomore and multiple-sport athlete for the Saints. She participates in Basketball (#33), Volleyball (#2) and Soccer (#16). She has earned All-Area and All-Tournament Awards in Basketball.

In her free time, Emma likes to create art, play the piano, read, and play sports. Her post-graduation plans include pursuing a degree in Nursing. Emma is the daughter of Lori and Mark Tafazoli.

Great job, Emma! Congratulations!


Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman
1701 Main Ave. SW, Suite G, Cullman, Alabama 35055

Karmen Johnson-Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Karmen Johnson, Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman with Encore Rehab Athletic Trainer Adrianne Borland.

Karmen Johnson is a Senior at Hanceville High School and is the Athlete of the Month for the Bulldogs and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Karmen is a multi-sport athlete playing both Varsity Basketball(#22) and Volleyball. She has been awarded Most Valuable Player, Most Improved, and All-County. Her post-graduation plans include becoming an Athletic Trainer. In her free time, Karmen enjoys playing sports. She is the daughter of Lewanda Johnson.

Congratulations, Karmen!
Enjoy your Senior year!



Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue, SW, Suite G, Cullman, Alabama