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Monday Motivation-June 18, 2018

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Monday Motivation-June 11, 2018

Run the day or the day runs you

Paul Curtis – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise

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Paul Curtis, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise, with Physical Therapist Assistant Holiday Rigdon

Congratulations to  Paul Curtis, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise!

Paul needed therapy after surgery and he chose Encore because of the convenience and, he says, “they have a great reputation of helping people recover.” Encore Physical Therapist Assistant Holiday Rigdon shares, “Mr. Curtis is an exemplary patient who arrives ready to work and enjoys any challenges I give to him. It is a joy to work with him.”

Thank you, Paul, for selecting Encore as your rehab provider! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise
404 North Main Street
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
334-393-7465
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Vanessa Smith-Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

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Congratulations to Vanessa Smith for being selected Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana!

Vanessa came to Encore for rehab on her foot. She says, “Mrs. Suzanne (Physical Therapist), was amazing at her job and took her time to make sure that if anything was hurting, she took care of it first hand. She made sure that every part of my body was equal with one another before she discharged me.”

Thank you, Vanessa, for choosing Encore as your rehab provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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Fitness Competition and Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur!

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Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur Team Members who participated in SportsFit’s March Madness Fitness Competition. Pictured left to right are: Caitlin, Simone, Tom, Angela,Natalie, and Suzanne. Great job, guys!

A BIG SHOUT OUT to members of the Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur Rehabilitation Staff for participating in the Decatur SportsFit’s March Madness Fitness Competition! The Rehab Staff logged in over 750 miles in the competition! Way to go, everyone!

Congratulations to Regional Director Tom Coleman, PT, and team member Amy Mitchell (not pictured) for wining the competition! Together they logged in over 330 miles! Fantastic job, Tom and Amy!

Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur
2506 Danville Road, Suite B
Decatur, Alabama 35601
256-350-6331
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Patricia Cargile – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon

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Patricia Cargile of Millport, Alabama, had problems with her knees which prevented her from walking well. Even small daily activities like getting up out of a chair or stepping up on a curb were difficult for her. Patricia chose Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon for Physical Therapy to regain strength and mobility in her legs. She is now walking much better and now looks forward to going on walks for exercise.

Congratulations, Patricia, on being selected Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon! At Encore Rehab, we LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon
44992 Highway 17, Suite 4
Vernon, Alabama 5592
205-695-0689
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Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi – Part 4 of 5

Lemon Face Challenge/DIPG Awareness- Medical Park Rehab, Pascagoula

Encore Sports Medicine Symposium – Continuing Education Opportunity,
July 13-15, 2018 in Orange Beach, Alabama

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Info graphic entitled the Hearing Bone's connected to the What? depicting the connection of hearing loss with heart disease, alzheimer's, dementia, diabetes, depression, falling, kidney sides, hospitalization, and deathDid you know that Hearing Loss may affect your health in other ways besides a loss of hearing? May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Speech-Language Pathologists and therapists are committed to helping those with hearing loss or hearing disorders achieve their best quality of living. Contact us for more information on hearing loss and your health.

Speech Language Services with Encore Rehabilitation
Ocean Springs, Mississippi  228-818-1207
Athens, Alabama 256-232-1221
Bay Minette, Alabama 251-239-5395
Bessemer, Alabama  205-481-7125
Decatur, Alabama 256-350-6331
Falkville, Alabama 256-7846197
Foley, Alabama 251-270-2505
Haleyville, Alabama 205-486-2753
Hartselle, Alabama 256-773-0138
Mobile, Alabama 251-459-8402
Mobile, Alabama 251-415-1670

 

10 Things You Should Know About Hearing Loss & Your Health**

(1)  Hearing loss is tied to depression. Research shows that hearing loss is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults of all ages, but is most pronounced in 18 to 69 year olds. Research also shows that the use of hearing aids reduces depressive symptoms.

(2)   Hearing loss and dementia are linked. Research not only shows a connection between hearing loss and dementia, but a Johns Hopkins study of older adults found that hearing loss actually accelerates brain function decline. Some experts believe that interventions, like hearing aids, could potentially delay or prevent dementia. Research is ongoing.

(3)   Hearing loss is twice as common in people with diabetes. Studies show that people with diabetes are twice as likely to have hearing loss. When broken down by age, one study showed that those 60 and younger are at greater risk.

(4)   Your hearing may say something about your heart. Cardiovascular and hearing health are linked. Some experts say the inner ear is so sensitive to blood flow that it’s possible that abnormalities in the cardiovascular system could be noted here earlier than in other less sensitive parts of the body.

(5)   Staying fit may also help your hearing. Research on women’s health shows that a higher level of physical activity is associated with a lower risk of hearing loss. Conversely, a higher body mass index (BMI) and larger waist circumference in women are each associated with a higher risk of hearing loss.

(6)   Hearing loss may put you at greater risk of falling. A Johns Hopkins study showed that people in middle age (40 to 69) with even just mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling.

(7)   Hospitalization may be more likely for those with hearing loss. Another Johns Hopkins study showed that hospitalization is more likely for older adults with hearing loss.

(8)   The risk of dying may be higher for older men with hearing loss. A groundbreaking study found that men with hearing loss had an increased risk of mortality, but hearing aids made a difference. Men and women with hearing loss who used hearing aids—although older and with more severe hearing loss—had a significantly lower mortality risk than those with hearing loss who did not use hearing aids.

(9)   Hearing loss is tied to common pain relievers. One study found that the regular use of aspirin, NSAIDs, or acetaminophen increases the risk of hearing loss in men, and the impact is larger on younger individuals. A separate study found that ibuprofen and acetaminophen are associated with an increased risk of hearing loss in women, with the link even stronger among women younger than 50.

(10)   Moderate chronic kidney disease is linked to hearing loss. Research has shown moderate chronic kidney disease to be associated with an increased risk of hearing loss

** This information is from an article published by the Better Hearing Institute. More information can be found on their website by clicking here.

Monday Motivation-May 7, 2018

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Have a great week!

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Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Otho Technicians, July 13-15, 2018, Orange Beach, Alabama


Chinese Medical Professionals Tour Encore Rehabilitation Facilities – Part 3