Wallace State Community College and Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce invited 8th Grade Students from across the Greater Cullman area to come explore hands-on a variety of careers and professions at the Cullman Area Career Awareness Fair on November 7, 2017. Almost 1,000 students attended the event held at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama.
Sharing their passion for athletic training and rehabilitation are Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers l-r: Gage Brewer; Dewayne Fortenberry; Adrianne Borland; and Jessica Burnetti with Occupational Therapy Assistant Leslie Perry. Also representing Encore Rehabilitation at the event were Adrian Dickerson and Bo Shirey.
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was proud to share the fields of Athletic Training-Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Encore Rehabilitation Athletic Trainers worked with students to teach the proper way to place an individual onto a spine board when there is a suspected neck or spine injury. The Athletic Trainers also discussed the need for taping in sports and activities to provide greater stability and prevent injury and some students received a taping to their ankle. Therapists were on hand to share how physical therapy and occupational therapy can help individuals recovering from an accident, injury or illness.
Best of success to all of the students in attendance!
“I had knee replacement surgery in July and then I had knee manipulation six weeks later,” says Sara Bell of Wilsonville, Alabama. Sara’s doctor recommended Encore Rehabilitation – Columbiana for her physical therapy. She is now very happy to report, “Now I can walk without my cane. Encore therapy has been extra good with me. Thank you.”
Thank you, Sara! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Amy Yarbrough was suffering weakness from a long-term illness. Her doctor referred her to Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo for strengthening and balance. Amy says. “The staff is the best! Encore has a good reputation.” She also enjoys the fact that the Encore Gordo clinic is close to her home.
Thank you, Amy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
Beginning a new career path at age 41 was not easy but Barry Haisting shares, “Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant is by far the best career decision I’ve made!”
“When I began this career path 8 years ago, my interest was based around athletics and returning athletes to play. Since then, I would say my interest has definitely changed to helping others return to work and independence,” he expressed. Barry is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation of Haleyville.
Previously to receiving his PTA degree from Wallace State Community College, he had received a business degree from Northwest Shoals Community College. Happy to be treating patients, Barry has been in the physical therapy field for 8 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 4 years.
Happy National Physical Therapy Month, Barry! We appreciate all you do!
“I had surgery due to a full ACL tear, partial MCL tear, and tearing of both sides of the meniscus,” says David Therrien of Long Beach, Mississippi. David has been coming to Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach for physical therapy for 7 weeks. “Workmen’s Comp selected Encore Rehabilitation for me, but I have been absolutely pleased with the whole process.”
We wish you continued improvement and good health, David! Happy National Physical Therapy Month from Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach staff: Karen, Daniel, Alicia, Elaine, and Jenny!
Physical Therapist Bethany Sutton really enjoys her work! She says, “I love being able to improve an individual’s quality of life through my profession. Helping a person get back to doing the things they love is so rewarding. I also enjoy practicing in my hometown and giving back to my community through my practice. I like that I see individuals with a variety of conditions-from orthopedic to neurological and many others.”
Bethany received her undergraduate degree from Samford University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is also Certified in Dry Needling. Bethany has been practicing for one year at the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Hamilton and Winfield.
Thank you for all you do, Bethany! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!
Stacy Fuqua was in an auto accident with a semi and received multiple injuries to her clavicle, shoulders, hips, knee and ankle. For six months, she has been receiving physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation – Winfield. Stacy reports, “I have received great care and would choose Encore again!”
We wish you continued recovery, Stacy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!
“I have had surgery on my left knee three times. Each time Encore has helped me with my rehab,” says Dorothy Smith. “Stacey Martin is my champion. Mid September, after my last surgery, my back developed pain. They are currently helping me work through my pain. I love the staff and appreciate the care they give.”
Thank you. Ms. Smith! We appreciate your kind words.
Saturday, October 21, 2017 marked the inaugural run for the Alabama State University Annual Benjamin Lee Knight Memorial 5K. It was a fantastic fall day to remember Ben, a recent physical therapist graduate from Alabama State (ASU). He passed away June 4, 2017 while hiking in the mountains of Arizona. His fellow students have organized this annual 5K to honor him and his legacy. Ben was known as a selfless servant, a defender of the broken and widowed, and a tender-hearted man who lived life to the fullest by deeply loving those around him.
Encore Rehabilitation is proud to partner with ASU to sponsor this event. Over 100 runners registered for this year’s run. Monies from the event go to local charities and organizations. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s run.