Elsee Peoples-On the move with spina bifida

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Elsee was born with spina bifida. Due to her condition, she has physical disabilities and requires physical therapy. Elsee and her mother, Jessica, come to Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield to work with Physical Therapist Rachel Jones.

Jessica shares, “We absolutely love the staff at Encore! We are so blessed to be a patient at the Winfield office. They have helped Elsee in so many ways.”

Thank you, Elsee and Jessica, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation as your rehabilitation provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594


Encore Rehabilitation Basketball Bracket Challenge-March 2018

Encore Rehabilitation Basketball Bracket Challenge – You can win!

Bring a completed basketball bracket by a participating Encore Rehabilitation clinic for a chance to win an Encore basket with goodies!

The bracket that accumulates the most points wins the Encore Rehabilitation Basketball Bracket Challenge. Scoring will be 1 point first round, 2 points second round, all the way to the final worth 6 points.

Remember to put a valid email on the back of the bracket before turning in so we can contact you when you win!

All brackets must be turned in by Thursday, March 15th by 10:00 am.

Participating Encore Rehabilitation Clinics:

  • Cullman – 1701 Main Avenue SW, Cullman, AL 35055
  • Hamilton – 1261 Military Street S, Hamilton, AL 35570
  • Winfield – 199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1, Winfield, AL

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“She never gave up!”

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Linda Green has been visiting Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield for rehabilitation since having knee replacement surgery. Determined to get better,  she kept doing her best and now she is back to doing all the things she enjoys! Her therapist, Amanda Conniff, LTPA, says, “Linda never gave up! She kept going and did a great job following through with her home exercise program.

Thank you, Linda, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield! We LOVE to see you move!

Rachael Jones, DPT – Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director

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Rachael Jones is passionate about her patients! “The best thing about being a Physical Therapist is my patients! As a Physical Therapist, I spend one-on-one time with each patient over a period of weeks and often months. I not only educate, facilitate, and assist in their healing, but I also get to know patients on a personal level. I meet their families and hear their struggles. I am honored to watch their success. I am privileged to experience the joy when they walk again, return to sports, return to work, gain their independence and when they are finally pain-free. I am thankful for my role as physical therapist and consider it a great honor.”

A native of Guin, Alabama, Rachael is the Regional Director of the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Fayette, Vernon, Hamilton, and Winfield. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from The University of Mississippi and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Rachael also holds a certification in Dry Needling.  She has been a clinician for seven years and has practiced with Encore Rehabilitation for five years.

Thank you, Rachael, for all that you do for your patients and Encore Rehabilitation!



Bailey Webb – Athlete of the Month – Encore Rehabilitation Winfield

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Congratulations to Bailey Webb for being named Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!

Bailey is a Senior at Winfield High School. He has played varsity football for the Pirates for four years. You can find him on the field wearing jersey #34. When not on the football field, Bailey enjoys fishing.

His post-gradation plans include becoming a nurse practitioner. He is the son of Grant and Jana Webb.

Way to go, Bailey! We wish you all the best!


Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Logan Bradford


Congratulations to Logan Bradford who is the Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month! Logan is a junior, multi-sport athlete at Winfield High School. He has been a member of the Pirates varsity basketball (#3) and baseball (#14) teams for four years now. Throughout his sports career, he has achieved multiple awards including Most RBIs and Most On Base Percentage in baseball, as well as, Mr. Hustle ’13-’14 in basketball. Apart from his sports achievements, Logan has a 4.0 GPA and plans to play baseball at Mississippi State while majoring in engineering. Logan is the son of Tim and Michelle Bradford. Good luck during baseball season, Logan! Keep up the good work.

Winfield Clinic athlete of the Month, Jake Gunter.

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Congratulations to the Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Jake Gunter! Jake is a junior, multi-sport athlete at Marion County High School. He has played basketball (#2) for three years and football (#45) for one year. Jake has been to the 2012 1A Final 48 for basketball and the 2014 1A semi-finals in football. He has also received the 2013 Basketball Academic Award. After high school, Jake plans to attend a two year college degree to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. Jake is the son of Brent and Vickie Gunter. Good luck the rest of basketball season, Jake! Keep up the good work.

“Be it rain, sleet, or snow…” Teamwork, for the love of the game.

This article was written by Melinda Wilson, ATC, Rachael Jones, DPT, Alicia Dodd, DPT and Amber Rutledge, Receptionist from the Winfield Clinic.


Baseball may be “America’s sport,” but football runs deep in the veins of the general populace, especially in the South.  We have huge pre-game parties; we buy big screen TV’s; we organize weddings around a football schedule; and the minute one season ends, fans immediately begin the countdown to when the next season starts.  Like the United States Postal Service, “be it rain, sleet, or snow…” even unbearable heat, we are there supporting our team.  We make consistent sacrifices for the game, yet we never step onto the field.  Why?  Simply put, for the love of the game.  It unites us with a comparable passion, a similarity with our fellow man, even a common enemy; all this for the love of a game, a glorification of war mingled with skill, speed, and strength to defeat the enemy, push back the opposition, and hopefully, pull out a win.  We “bleed” crimson, orange and blue, red and blue, orange and white, maroon and white, etc.  With such significance, how then can we apply this in both our daily lives and working relations?

Firstly, let’s break a football team down into positions. You have a division in the coaching staff and players.  The players can be divided into offense, defense, and special teams.  Furthermore, divisions subsist of corners, tight ends, quarterbacks, receivers, centers, kickers, etc.  On the coaching staff, such positions are head coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, assistant coaches, and so forth.  All are united by one goal; drive the ball across the plain and win the game.  Like any well-oiled machine, each part must run smoothly, flawlessly in order to provide a quality product.  If at any point one of these subsets breaks or cracks, the machine shatters.  The goal is lost.  The game is forfeit.

Now apply this metaphor to sports medicineWe, too, are a team categorized into divisions with common goals; be it clinical or administrative.  We can think of the administration as the referees, the “game callers,” monitoring the daily working processes of “the machine.”  Clinical Staff such as physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, speech therapists, exercise physiologists, and athletic trainers and so on are the coaching staff.  It is through our various disciplines and our playbook, or patient protocols, in which we rehabilitate our players.  Our head coach is the referring physician; our orders begin and end with him.

Each of these positions has a job to do.  We come to work each day like the proverbial “football team,” our metaphorical field being the clinics, weight rooms, and school settings to which we sojourn.  We share this commonality: to see the athlete get back to doing what they love.  We have to have our game faces on and a shared passion to come together for achieved success.  Bottom line:  communication is key from the beginning of injury to the return of the player.  Devising and developing a thorough game plan allows the continuation of the dichotomy that is the therapist/patient relationship.  It is through our group effort that our “hail Mary pass” comes to fruition when we get to see our patients once more taking the field.

Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Jacob Robbins.

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Congratulations to the Winfield Clinic Encore Athlete of the Month, Jacob Robbins. Jacob is a sophomore at Marion County High School and is a member of the football, basketball and baseball teams. He plans to attend the University of Alabama, South Alabama or Vanderbilt University after high school and major in Physical Therapy or Athletic Training. Good luck this season, Jacob! 

Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Karrah Lenahan.

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Congratulations to Karrah Lenahan for being chosen as the Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month! Karrah is a senior cheerleader at Winfield City High School. She is unsure where she would like to attend college, but wants to major in nursing. Karrah is the daughter of Stephanie and Scott welch and Danny Lenahan.