Author: Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

As Alabama and Mississippi's largest privately-owned rehabilitation company, Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. helps people get back to their lives through physical therapy, occupational therapy, aquatic therapy, industrial rehab, sports medicine, and other orthopaedic rehabilitation programs. Rehabilitation services are provided at Encore Rehabilitation Centers in Alabama and Mississippi, as well as on-site at healthcare facilities, schools, companies, and other locations.

Alabama All-Star Football Staff Selected for Dec. 12, 2020 Game*

Alabama 2020 All-Star Football Coaching Staff poses for a photo at the AHSAA Headquarters

2020 Alabama Football All-Star Coaching Staff From left: Shane Sullivan, St. Paul’s Episcopal (scout coach); Darrel LeBeaux, Pleasant Grove; Jimmy Perry, Saint James; head coach Steve Mask, St. Paul’s Episcopal; Lev Holly, Blount; Keith Etheredge, Oxford; Tim Carter, Auburn. Not pictured: Paul Benefield, Fyffe and Brett Mask, Colbert County. (AHSAA Photo)

All-Star Football Staff Completed for 34th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama All-Star football coaching staff for next December’s 34th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic football game has been completed, announced Jamie Lee, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association (AHSADCA). The game will be played at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Steve Mask of Mobile’s St. Paul’s Episcopal High School was named earlier as head coach of the Alabama All-Star squad, comprised upcoming seniors who will be chosen in the fall. Named to the staff are: Tim Carter, Fairhope High School, who will serve as offensive coordinator; Keith Etheredge, Oxford High School, the defensive coordinator; Jimmy Perry, Saint James High School, the special teams coordinator; Paul Benefield, Fyffe High School; Lev Holly, Blount High School; Darrell LeBeaux, Pleasant Grove High School; Brett Mask, Colbert County High School; and St. Paul’s assistant coach Shane Sullivan, who will serve as the scout coach.

“I am excited to announce the coaching staff for the 2020 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game,” said Lee.  “This an outstanding group of coaches, and a great group of men. The players selected will be fortunate to have the opportunity to be instructed by such a talented group of terrific role models.”

Steve Mask will have his son Brett coaching in the game with him. “We are delighted to announce the first ever father-son coaching tandem in our game’s 34-year history,” added Lee. “I want to thank them ahead of time for all the work I know they will do to prepare for this game.”

Mask, who has compiled a 187-94 career head-coaching record in 24 seasons, began his high school coaching career as an assistant football coach and head boys’ basketball coach at Colbert County High School. He also served five years as head coach at Colbert County from 2002-2006 compiling a 52-15 slate. He has led St. Paul’s to three state champions and 87 wins in just eight seasons (2012-2019).  Brett Mask, considered one of the top offensive line coaches in the AHSAA, is beginning his fourth year as head coach at Colbert County He has a 20-14 slate in his first three seasons.

Benefield, who will coach the All-Star defensive line, is the dean of the coaching with a 297-53 coaching record in 29 seasons – 25 at Fyffe. He has led the Red Devils to four state titles,   including three Class 2A championships in the last three years. Etheredge, who coached Oxford (14-1) to the Class 6A state title last season in his first year at the helm, is one of only a handful of coaches in the AHSAA to claim five state crowns. He guided Leeds to four state championships and is 139-50 in 15 seasons as a head coach. He will coach linebackers in addition to his defensive coordinator duties.

Carter, 127-77 in 19 seasons, has led Fairhope to three straight Class 7A playoff appearances in five seasons. He guided Auburn to the Class 6A state championship game in 2009. In addition to his OC duties, he will coach quarterbacks in the all-star clash. Holly, who is 44-33 in seven seasons as a head coach, is 39-18 in five years at Blount. He will coach defensive backs, and LeBeaux, the son of Auburn and New Orleans Saints legend, the late Frank Warren, will coach wide receivers. He guided Pleasant Grove to a 13-2 season and the 5A state finals last season and is 22-5 in his two years as head coach. Perry, who has had head-coaching stints at Lee-Montgomery and St. Paul’s, is 62-29 at Saint James and 127-61 overall in 17 years as a head coach.  He spent 10 years on the football staff at Auburn University. He will coach running backs and handle special teams. Sullivan, a member of the St. Paul’s coaching staff, will handle all scout duties.

Alabama, which holds a 22-11 lead in the series, lost to Mississippi 17-16 in overtime last year at Hattiesburg (MS). Alabama, also holds a 4-1 edge in overtime games and is 22-8 in games played in Alabama. The last Alabama victory came in 2016 at Cramton Bowl 25-14. 

2019 Mississippi 17 Alabama 17 Hattiesburg
2018 Mississippi 24 Alabama 20
2017 Mississippi 42 Alabama 7 Hattiesburg
2016 Alabama 25 Mississippi 14
2015 Mississippi 28 Alabama 21 Hattiesburg
2014 Alabama 36 Mississippi 30
2013 Alabama 21 Mississippi 17
2012 Alabama 21 Mississippi 16
2011 Alabama 31 Mississippi 12
2010 Alabama 24 Mississippi 17 (2 OT)
2009 Alabama 21 Mississippi 13
2008 Alabama 28 Mississippi 3
2007 Mississippi 26 Alabama 7 December
2007 Alabama 51 Mississippi 14 June
2006 Alabama 24 Mississippi 3
2005 Mississippi 21 Alabama 18
2004 Alabama 24 Mississippi 22
2003 Alabama 24 Mississippi 16
2002 Alabama 29 Mississippi 17
2001 Alabama 33 Mississippi 14
2000 Alabama 16 Mississippi 9
1999 Alabama 28 Mississippi 24
1998 Mississippi 9 Alabama 0
1997 Alabama 10 Mississippi 6
1996 Alabama 17 Mississippi 14
1995 Mississippi 37 Alabama 9
1994 Mississippi 24 Alabama 10
1993 Mississippi 17 Alabama 6
1992 Mississippi 17 Alabama 14
1991 Alabama 15 Mississippi 13
1990 Alabama 21 Mississippi 14 (OT)
1989 Alabama 24 Mississippi 21 (4 OT)
1988 Alabama 24 Mississippi 21 (3 OT)

SERIES HISTORY: Alabama holds a 22-11 lead.

*Information courtesy of the Alabama High School Athletic Association.

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the
Alabama High School Athletic Association as well as numerous colleges, universities, and high schools across Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
We LOVE to see you move!
For more information on how Encore Sports Medicine
may help your school, please contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.


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Curran Miller is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Curran Miller is Patient of the Month for #EncoreRehab Hamilton

Say hello to Curran Miller, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton! 

We are very proud of the progress Curran has made with his Physical Therapy after he sustained an injury hurdling in school. We are excited to have him as our Patient of the Month!

Way to go, Curran! Have a great summer!

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
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Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to Leah Hyche, SLP!

Teresa Colvin is loving Telehealth Visits with Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton!

Vickie Franks is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-HamiltonVickie Franks is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Rebecca Clark-Walking with no cane at Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Rebecca Clark is walking without a cane after Physical Therapy with #EncoreRehab Gulfport Downtown

After falling and breaking both ankles and both legs, Rebecca Clark came to Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown for Physical Therapy.

I was given exercises to strengthen my legs and ankles. Matt is awesome and did amazing work on me! I can now walk with no cane. I’ve improved dramatically and I’m a lot stronger. This team, Doug, Matt, and John, were amazing. The front desk, Sharon and Hannah, were awesome. If I feel I need further therapy, I will return to this team. I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation to my family and friends.“~Rebecca Clark, patient

Thank you, Ms. Clark, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown to be your rehab provider! We are proud of you and your hard work! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown
2A Pass Road
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
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Bobbye Carraway and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Ann Hagood -“My shoulder mobility has immensely improved!”

Douglas Howard- “Great Team- Great Job”

Allisa Flores is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise

Patient of the Month Allisa Flores shows her scar from her broken elbow while she poses with #EncoreRehab Enterprise Clinic Director Randy Riley, PT

After an ATV accident broke her elbow, Allisa Flores chose Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise as her Physical Therapy provider.

Ms. Flores says, “I had a hard time doing basic everyday things like opening a water bottle, putting my hair up, and eating, but now I’m very thankful to be able to do all these tasks on my own thanks to the great therapists that helped me.

Thank you, Ms. Flores, for choosing Encore! We are proud to select you as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise!

Ms. Flores is shown here with Clinic Director and Physical Therapist Randy Riley.

Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise
404 North Main Street
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
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Roma Jackson is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise

Chase Phipps is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise

Jessica Rae is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise


Happy Wednesday from DCH Encore Tuscaloosa North!

DCHEncore Tuscaloos North Staff May 2020 Revised

Your friends at DCH Encore Tuscaloosa North wish you a wonderful Wednesday! Let us take care of all your Physical Therapy needs! 

DCH Encore Tuscaloosa North
1050 Ruby Tyler Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
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Courtney Rich – “I would never want to be anywhere else”

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Jason writes his name at Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

Congratulations, Jason! We are so proud of you!

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA) is now offered with Board Certified Behavior Analyst Kristen Hayes!

If you have questions about ABA services, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or would like to schedule an appointment with us, please call our clinic at 251-216-9808.

Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile
1059 Snow Road, South # B
Mobile, Alabama 36695
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Neebha is learning with Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

Say hello to Kristen Hayes, Behavior Analyst, with Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

Fun is HOP-pening at Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile!

Kylie Taylor -Feeling safe coming to Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

Janet Parson – Able to do more with no pain thanks to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Janet Parson is moving without pain thanks to #EncoreRehab Columbiana

When I came into rehab, I learned that I was walking incorrectly which led to most of my pain. I learned to loosen up my muscles and straighten up my walk so that I don’t waddle but walk straight ahead. I am now much more mobile and able to do more activities and with no pain. I chose Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana because the clinic was conveniently located and I had past experience with them. I would absolutely recommend Encore. I love my therapists!” ~ Janet Parson, patient

Thank you, Ms. Parson, for choosing Encore! We are so happy you can move again without pain!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
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Successful Knee Rehab for Johnny Padgett with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Christal Smith – Physical therapy Exercises Alleviate Pain

Timothy Whitfield – Pain Free and Moving Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Kids In Motion Summer Programs at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman starts June 1, 2020 !

Cullman Pediatric postcard - Kids in Motion 1Cullman Pediatric postcard - Kids in Motion May 2020 2

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman is excited to offer Kids in Motion Summer Programs!

Starting June 1st, our Kids in Motion Summer Programs will be available to assist children with sensory and behavioral development as well as neurological and physical conditions!

Licensed Therapists will work with children of all ages.
New kids are welcome. The programs are covered by most insurances.

Call 256-775-3737 for more information!

We LOVE to see you move!


Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to Leah Hyche, SLP!

Speech-Language Pathologist Leah Hyche celebrates Better Hearing and Speech Month with #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation wishes a Happy Better Hearing and Speech Month to Speech-Language Pathologist Leah Hyche !  

Leah LOVES her work and LOVES helping others!
“l love my job! I knew I was in the right field while working with my first patient during a clinical rotation.  The child was non-verbal with minimal ability to functionally communicate.  Building a relationship with the patient and family enabled us as a team to establish a communication system that was effective and efficient. I was able to watch not just the child transform but the whole family.  Watching this transformation take place was life changing as his abilities went from essentially no communication to being able to communicate his wants and needs with his family.

    “There are numerous, amazing moments in my career I could share. Playing a role in helping a child form his or her first word or sentence, seeing a child play with a toy or another child appropriately for the first time, and of course, when you hear a parent say their child said ‘I love you, with words or some other form of communication, is amazing!
     “And I love to work with adults, too! I have formed many special relationships over the years. Helping an adult work through speech, language, cognitive tasks, or to improve function of eating/swallowing is one of the most rewarding experiences.
     “My job is about building relationships, caring for my patients, and in turn helping them reach their goals!” ~Leah Hyche, SLP
 Leah is a native of Hamilton, AL.  She attended The University of Alabama and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.  She has been a clinician for eleven years and has practiced with Encore Rehabilitation for almost 6 years. Leah is also Vital Stim certified. 
Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication disorders, and swallowing disorders in individuals ranging from birth to geriatric individuals. Speech Therapists work with the individual, families, physicians, and other related therapies to form an individualized treatment plan to maximize the patient’s rehabilitation potential.
If you’d like to ask Leah questions or receive Speech Therapy Services, contact the Encore Rehabilitation clinics in Winfield, Haleyville, and Hamilton. 
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
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Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565
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Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
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Happy Retirement to Marketing Director Jimmy Henderson!

Marketing Director Jimmy Henderson retires from #EncoreRehab after 29 years

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. bids a fond farewell to retiring Marketing Director Jimmy Henderson!

Thank you, Jimmy, for your 29 years of dedicated service to Encore Rehabilitation and SportsFit. Your passion and talent have guided our marketing department for almost three decades and we will miss your leadership, expertise, and creativity.

We wish you well as you pursue your art career full-time.

AHSAA Summer Conference and Coaching School to be a Virtual Conference July 13-18, 2020

Successful Knee Rehab for Johnny Padgett with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Encore Rehabilitation Pediatric Therapists Receive ACE awards