Demetria Patterson could not bend her knee. She visited her doctor who recommended Physical Therapy to see if she could avoid surgery.
Demetria says, “My doctor told me I had some wear in my knee that therapy would be best for me, that if it was not enough, there was nothing else to be done but surgery. Since being at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Mrs. Suzanne Jarvis has really helped me reach my goal of bending my knee pain free. She has been a great therapist and I feel like I have benefited totally from where I was in the beginning. I went from not being able to bend at all in my left knee to bending 120-125 degrees.
“I choose Encore because I was recommended by my doctor because Encore is close to my home. I thank him for the recommendation and I thank Mrs. Jarvis for working with me. She has a great way of working with people and doesn’t push you to do anything that will cause you any type of further injury. Thank you to Brian as well for always helping out with suggestions. Thank you again, Mrs. Jarvis, for taking the time to help me heal in such a short time.“
Thank you, Demetria, for choosing Encore! We are glad you were able to use Physical Therapy and avoid surgery. Great job!
A few participants in the Cullman MS Swim event: Bo Shirey, Robyn Crawford, and Ruth Ann Knight.
From guest contributor, Bo Shirey, Athletic Trainer with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
I love to swim and I was looking to do a swim-a-thon as a fundraiser. I decided to do one for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) because my mother, Judy Shirey, was diagnosed over 20 years ago. I contacted her MS doctor, Chris Laganke, MD, and I was referred to the local National MS Society chapter in Alabama.
For the MS Swim event, all the proceeds raised would be donated to the local Alabama chapter to help raise awareness and find a cure for MS.
The Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center gave me permission to use their facilities to host our event. The event took place the entire month of January. We had just over 20 swimmers to participate. Our goal was to swim over 500 miles (18,000 laps) in the month of January. We reached our goal just few days late but we had a couple of snow days and several of our swimmers had the flu. We raised almost $4,000 for MS.
The next MS Swim event is scheduled for September 2019. We welcome others to participate and donate.
Bo Shirey with his Participation Certificate from the MS Swim
Congratulations, Bo, on a successful swim event for MS! Great job!
For more information, please contact Bo at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman.
WALK MS-Cullman 2018 will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Heritage Park (1705 Lee Ave SW, Cullman, AL 36055). Registration at 10 am. Walk starts at 11 am.
Why we walk~~
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. MS is different for everyone, and that makes it all the more challenging to solve. The first Walk MS event was in 1988, and since then more than $1 billion has been raised for research and programs to improve the lives of people living with MS. Today, there are treatments where there weren’t any before, and the dream of ending MS is becoming a reality. But there is still so much to do.
That’s why we’re walking. We’ve set an ambitious goal because we know with support from people like you, we will have a great chance at reaching it. The money raised will drive groundbreaking research, provide life-changing programs and guarantee a supportive community for those who need it most. This cause is important to us, so we hope you can do your part to help end MS forever.
After having hip replacement surgery, Mathilda Cole chose Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals for her care. Mathilda says, “I knew I would be in good hands and they would take good care of me. The staff is very friendly and caring.”
Thank you, Mathilda, for making Encore Rehabilitation your physical therapy provider! We LOVE to see you move!
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
“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
Congratulations to Rachel Johnson, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula!
Rachel is a Senior at Eufaula High School where she plays Basketball for the Tigers. She has been recognized on the Regional All-Tournament Team, 2018 Team Captain, Alabama All-State 3rd Team, and Super 12 Honorable Mention. Her post-graduation plans include playing basketball in college and pursing a Physical Therapy degree. (Great career choice!)
In her free time, Rachel likes singing at church and doing yoga. She is the daughter of Sonya Johnson.
Way to go, Rachel! We wish you the best!
Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula 1228 S. Eufaula Avenue, Eufaula, Alabama 36027 334-355-6009
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