Awareness

Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists Amy Farrar, DPT, and Ashley Campbell, DPT

Amy Farrah, DPT and Ashley Campbell, DPT are clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mississippi

Amy Farrah, DPT, left, and Ashley Campbell, DPT are clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mississippi

Say hello to our two Vestibular Rehabilitation experts:
Amy Farrar, DPT and Ashley Campbell, DPT!

On Day 4 of Balance Awareness Week, we want to spotlight Amy and Ashley and tell you more Vestibular Therapy.

As the only two Clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Physical Therapists Amy and Ashley competently treat a variety of vestibular disorders that can affect your balance including BPPV; vestibular neuritis; labyrinthitis; vestibular hypofunction; Meniere’s disease; vestibular migraine; post concussion syndrome; and age-related balance impairments, as well as other problems.

International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL, August 2018

To keep up with the latest research and techniques in Vestibular Rehab, Amy and Ashley attended the International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL held in August, 2018.

Recently, Amy and Ashley attended the International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago where vestibular clinicians, researchers, and physicians from 52 different countries gathered to discuss the latest evidence-based research in this area. Continuing education is important for both of these ladies. They want to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Contact Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation today at 228-818-1207 to set up an evaluation with our rehabilitation team!

Encore Rehabilitation at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

Factors that affect Balance

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As we celebrate Day 2 of Balance Awareness Week, we want to highlight some of the factors that can affect your balance.

First, your brain must process the sensory information it receives from your body. If you have dealt with a neurological such as a stroke, concussion, or Parkinson’s disease, your ability to process the information may be impaired. The brain receives this information from visual input (what you are seeing), somatosensory input (what you are feeling and sensing in your environemt), and vestibular input (motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation).

On this poster, we have provided you with more information on what the vestibular system does.

 

At Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation, we have two clinically certified vestibular therapists who would love to get you moving again!
Call or come by our offices for more information!

 

Encore Rehabilitation at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville and Hamilton!

Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville, and Hamilton with Certified Lymphedema Therapist Pat Waldner, PT.

Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville and Hamilton with Certified Lymphedema Therapist Pat Waldner, PT, CLT!

Pat received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama and has 33 years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist. In November, 2016, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through Klose Training and worked full-time for one year as a CLT in the Lymphedema Clinic at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri. This training and experience has established Pat as an expert in lymphedema treatment.

Pat has now returned to northwest Alabama to provide lymphedema services to patients suffering with lymphedema and edema symptoms.

Lymphedema and edema affects a large number of people and can be effectively treated by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist using Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) techniques which include patient & family education, exercise, skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, short stretch bandages, and garments.

If you could benefit from Lymphedema Therapy or if you have questions, contact Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville, and Hamilton.

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540

Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565
205-486-2753

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
205-952-9065

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Risk of Lymphedema Following Cancer Interventions

Balance Awareness Week, Sept. 16-22, 2018

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This week kicks off the worldwide Balance Awareness Week!

 

At Ocean Springs Neuro Vestibular Rehab, our team of clinically certified specialists can help you improve your balance, decrease your risk of falling, and help you stay independent!

Throughout the week we will be posting new information about different impairments that can affect your balance and how our team can help you.

 

If you feel your balance could use a tune up, contact us today at 228-818-1207 and let our expert therapists help you thrive!
Encore Rehabilitation at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228-818-1207
Find Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman speaks to Autism and Special Needs Support Group

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman speaks to Austism and Special Needs Support Group #EncoreRehab We were proud to be a part of the Autism and Special Needs Family Support Group Meeting on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Margaret Jean Jones Center, Cullman, Alabama.

If you have questions or need assistance, please call or visit your nearest Encore Rehabilitation Clinic. ~~

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

1701 Main Avenue

Suite G

Cullman, Alabama 35055

256-775-3737

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#autism #support

Chinese Medical Professionals visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Part 5

business professionals posing in front of glass wall which reads University of South Alabama Medical Center

Medical Professional guests from China concluded their tour of Encore Rehabilitation facilities by visiting sites in south Alabama. While in the area, they visited locations within the University of South Alabama Health System: USA Medical Center, USA Strada Patient Care Center, and USA Children’s and Women’s Outpatient Rehab Clinic, as well as Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner. Dr. Gregory H. Frazer, Dean of Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at USA, joined Encore Rehabilitation Executives Paige Plash and Paul Henderson in leading the tour.  The visitors also enjoyed spending some time at the beach.

The Chinese Medical Professionals were learning more about how Physical Therapy is utilized for rehabilitation and a return to health. China is expected to have over 400 million people over the age of 60 by the year 2020. Due to China’s increasing population of older citizens, Western rehab practices like physical therapy are being incorporated with traditional Eastern rehab methods, such as acupressure and tai chi, to provide patient care. Throughout the week-long tour, the group was able to see Encore Rehabilitation therapists providing care in outpatient clinics, inpatient facilities, hospitals, school systems, industries, and fitness centers.

American and Chinese business mean enjoying a meal at a restaurant

Several men posing for photo while standing on the balcony overlooking beach in southern Alabama

 

Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned rehabilitation company in the Southeast United States, offering Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as well as  Industrial Rehab, Sports Medicine, and Athletic Training services. Encore has been serving families and communities for over 35 years.

Part 5 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
Find Corporate Encore Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

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At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.


Part 4-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Part 3 – Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Corporate Offices

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

More Lemon Face Challenge Videos! East Lake and Gautier Rehab Centers

East Lake Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation and Gautier Rehab Services accept the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!

The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer.

  • DIPG primarily affects children, with most diagnoses occurring between 5 and 7 years of age.
  • DIPG makes up 10-15% of all brain tumors in children, with about 150-300 new diagnoses per year in the United States.
  • Unlike many other pediatric cancers, there has been little progress in improving treatments and cure rates for DIPG over the last few decades.
  • Unfortunately, fewer than 10% of children with DIPG survive two years from diagnosis. **

This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area. Singing River Health System and Encore Rehabilitation are doing their part to raise awareness of DIPG.

East Lake Physical Therapy
6300 East Lake Boulevard, Suite 102
Vancleave, Mississippi 39565
228-818-1200
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** Statistics from DIPG.org. For more info, click here.

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Lemon Face Challenge – Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab

Video-Lemon Face Challenge with East Central Physical Therapy

Doing their part to raise awareness for DIPG, East Central Physical Therapy accepted the Lemon Face Challenge extended by Singing River Health System!

DIPG stand for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare and deadly childhood brain cancer. Unlike many other pediatric cancers, there has been little progress in improving treatments and cure rates for DIPG over the last few decades. Unfortunately, fewer than 10% of children with DIPG survive two years from diagnosis.** More research is needed. Nick Saban, Nicholas Cage, the LA Dodgers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are among many others who are helping to raise awareness.

**DIPG Statistics and more information can be found on the DIPB.org website by clicking here. 

East Central Physical Therapy  228-588-0272

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Lemon Face Challenge – Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab

Another Lemon Face Challenge Accepted! Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab

Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab Services accept the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!

The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer. DIPG has a survival rate of less than one per cent, and usually affects children between the ages of four and eleven. This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.

DIPG affects the pons portion of the brainstem, rendering nervous system function impossible. Symptoms include double vision, inability to close the eyelids completely, dropping one side of the face, and difficulty chewing, swallowing, and breathing.

Medical Park Rehab Services – (228) 471-1520 on Facebook
Pascagoula Rehab Services – (229) 762-1602 on Facebook

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Lemon Face Challenge – Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab

Lemon Face Challenge-Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab, Mississippi

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab accepts the Lemon Face Challenge from Singing River Health Systems!

The Lemon Face Challenge is to help spread awareness for DIPG. DIPG is Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and it is a rare and deadly pediatric brain cancer. DIPG has a survival rate of less than one per cent, and usually affects children between the ages of four and eleven. This disease has affected several children in the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The Lemon Face Challenge was started by 11-year-old Aubreigh Nicholas, who was diagnosed with DIPG in September. Her charity, Aubreigh’s Army, has already raised more than $48,000 at the time of this writing.

#sosostrong #DIPG

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228-818-1207
Find Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab on Facebook by clicking here

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