Wellness

SportsFit-Leakesville 5K Postponed

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For two years, SportsFit of Leakesville has sponsored a 5K to promote health and fitness and to benefit local schools with PE equipment. This 5k has taken place the first week of February. This year the date will change.

Due to poor weather conditions in December, Leakesville Elementary School had to postpone their 5K Color Run to this Saturday, Jan 20th. As it would be so close to the date we normally have our 5K, we will reschedule ours to a later date.

We encourage you to support LES in their 5K Color Run this weekend and support all our local schools.

We will announce our Sportsfit 5K at a later date.

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They listen to how I feel

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Recovery from surgery can be challenging. Just ask Heather Bland. She was recently recovering from rotator cuff and bicep tendon repair surgery. A friend recommended she go to Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East for her physical therapy.

Heather tells about her rehabilitation at Encore: “Tyson and Lauren have helped me work on rehabbing my shoulder after surgery. My surgeon was impressed at how well I was able to move my shoulder just weeks later.”

“Tyson and Lauren were also great at explaining why we do what we do each visit along with what to expect afterwards.”

Thank you, Heather, for sharing your experience at Encore Rehabilitation!

Regional Director Tyson Crisman, PT, sees patients at Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East, while Lauren Luke, DPT, is the Clinical Director at our new location-Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road.

Exercise May Improve Memory

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For many Americans, January is a time to set goals concerning exercise for weight loss and heart health. Now there may be one more reason to exercise – to improve memory.

According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, a new guideline for medical practitioners recommends twice-weekly exercise for people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

“Regular physical exercise has long been shown to have heart health benefits, and now we can say exercise also may help improve memory for people with mild cognitive impairment,” says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., lead author, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. “What’s good for your heart can be good for your brain.” Dr. Petersen is the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Petersen defines mild cognitive impairment as “an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Symptoms can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes.”

Read the complete article here:  https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-guideline-try-exercise-to-improve-memory-thinking/

 

Happy New Year from Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit- Leakesville

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Happy New Year from the staff at Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit – Leakesville, MS! Shelia, Kim, Hope and Jeanne wish you a wonderful 2018!

A very Merry Christmas Celebration at Adult Neuro Center

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The Adult Neuroscience Center (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) held its Annual Support Group Christmas Party on Friday, December 15th for members of the four support groups offered at our clinic.  These groups include the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, the Aphasia & Communication Support Group, the Movement Disorder Exercise Group, and the Stroke Support Group.  Good times and laughter were shared by all who attended!

For further information regarding when/where these groups meet, please call our Ocean Springs Office at (228)-818-1207.

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“Every day and every patient is different.” – Josh Lenox, PT, Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle

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“Every day and every patient is different. No two injuries are exactly the same. It is rewarding to come up with different approaches for each patient, ” says Josh Lenox, PT. Josh is the Clinic Director for Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle and Encore Rehabilitation – Brewer High School.
Josh has a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama and has been the Director at Hartselle since 2007. He has specialty certification in Dry Needling, FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations), and Impairment Ratings.
Josh started working for Encore 23 years ago as an aide at Summerford Nursing Home. At the time, he was a  high school student at Falkville High School.
Thank you, Josh, for all of your hard work and dedication!

“Encore is very friendly and professional” – Shannon Ferguson

Shannon Ferguson Photo Hartselle RevisedShoulder Replacement? Encore Rehabilitation of Hartselle can help! Just ask Shannon Ferguson. “I’ve had physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation in the past from previous surgeries,” Shannon says. A recent total left shoulder replacement brought him back to Encore again. Shannon gives Encore his recommendation – “The staff at Encore are very friendly and professional.”

Thank you, Shannon for choosing Encore Rehabilitation as part of your wellness journey!

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month with Ranae Arrington

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After receiving an injury to her right elbow, Ranae Arrington needed physical therapy. Her injury lead to swelling in the hand and problems with her shoulder. Why did she choose Encore Rehabilitation – Russellville for her therapy? “Word of mouth,” states Ranae. “I was told Encore was really good and cared about their patients.”
We thank you, Ranae, for choosing Encore as your rehabilitation provider! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

Encore Rehabilitation Foley -Patient of the Month Janice Daniel

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We would like to recognize our Encore Rehabilitation of Foley Patient of the Month, Janice Daniel. Janice is from Silverhill and has been receiving physical therapy for five weeks. She came to Encore to regain use of her shoulder following a torn rotator cuff repair. Her progress is going very well.  In 2010, Encore Rehabilitation helped Janice after her knee surgery.  After her knee rehab, Janice was able to return to gardening and doing all the things she enjoys.  Janice says, “Like with my knee, I want to be the best I can be. Encore is enabling me to fulfill my goal!” Keep up the good work, Janice!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!!