Awareness

How to Deal with Summer Heat

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke infographic #EncoreRehab

Summer time in the South means lots of heat and humidity! Here are some tips for dealing with the summer heat!

  1. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. Do not wait until you are thirsty to start hydrating. A sports drink can help replace lost salt and minerals from sweating.
  2. Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
  3. NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. NEVER.
  4. Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
  5. Avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent breaks.
  6. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Eat less of salty foods and eat more fruits and vegetables. Also smaller, more frequent meals will help.
  7. Seek indoor, air-conditioned activities. If you do not have air conditioning, visit public places with air conditioning like the mall, the library, or restaurants.
  8. Stay tuned to the local forecast on the radio, television, or internet.
  9. Be sure to check on family and friends who do not have air conditioning and may live alone.
  10. Learn the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, but it’s important to identify the warning signs and to react swiftly and appropriately when they arise.

We wish everyone a fun and safe summer!

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Father-Daughter Patient & Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Geneva

Ms. Driver is feeling safe with Encore Rehabilitation-Gordo!

Brooke Strickland – Back to Playing Ninja!

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

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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
256-775-3737
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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
205-487-0540 
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Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565
205-486-2753
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Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
205-952-9065
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Celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month 2020 with Ocean Springs Pediatric Rehab

Better Hearing and Speech Month Ocean Springs Pediatric May 2020

Celebrating Better Hearing & Speech Month 2020 with our wonderful Speech-Language Pathologists at Ocean Springs Pediatric Rehab! Thank you, ladies, for all that you do! We appreciate your dedication and caring!

Ocean Springs Pediatric Rehab
#2 Doctors Drive
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1211
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Encore Rehabilitation Pediatric Therapists Receive ACE awards

Encore Rehabilitation Pediatric Therapists participate in Zebra Run 5K

Speech Support for those with Parkinson’s: SPEAK OUT!® & The LOUD Crowd®

Happy OT Month to Janet Pollard with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!

Janet Pollard OT Month April 2020Happy National Occupational Therapy Month to Janet Pollard with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield! We are proud to have you on the Rehab Team, Janet! Thank you for all you do!

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540 
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Janet Pollard, OT – “I was born to be an Occupational Therapist”

Brody Cook is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

Brock Cotton is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitatio-Winfield

Sheri White is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

Patient Care during COVID 19 with Encore Rehabilitation-Providence

At Encore Rehabilitation, your safety and health is our priority! We are practicing many precautions such as screenings, face masks, social distancing, sanitization, and more! We want to ensure your care leads to a healthy and happy life, moving better and feeling better.

We have also expanded our services to provide you with more options for your healthcare! You may now receive rehabilitation in our clinic, in your home, and with one-on-one teletherapy. For more information and to schedule your appointment, give us a call!

We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Providence
6701 Airport Boulevard, Suite D-234
Mobile, Alabama 36608
251-634-2214 
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Raulin Brown – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Providence

Kristen Necaise – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Providence

Nicolette Harvey-Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Providence

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

Teresa Colvin benefitted from Telehealth with #EncoreRehab Hamilton

I have really benefitted from the online Encore Physical Therapy program. I have had remarkable improvement. I like that Carly (my Physical Therapist) could see how I was standing up and sitting in a position that made my back hurt. She corrected me and showed me a good way to stand and get out of the car and helped me with my posture. I was not able to drive, sit down or stand up and now I am doing all of that with minimum pain!

I only had 2 sessions at the Encore clinic before the virus got so bad. I’ve been in enough pain that I was willing to have surgery, but now I don’t need it! The online Encore program has really helped me. I would recommend it to anyone.” ~ Teresa Colvin, patient

 

We are happy Ms. Colvin is back to doing the things she loves! If Rehabilitation is in your future, call Encore! We now offer rehab services in the clinic, in your home, and with Telehealth!

Let’s us help you get back to moving again!

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
205-952-9065
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Vickie Franks is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-HamiltonVickie Franks is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Kaley Webb is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Morgan Elrod is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Therapist Chelsea Williams receives specialized Certification in Parkinson’s Exercise Program

Meet Chelsea Williams, LPTA, CMLDT

We are pleased to announce that Chelsea Williams, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, has recently received her Certification as a Parkinson’s Disease PWR!Moves Therapist! 

PWR!Moves is a specialized certification and training in movement exercises specifically designed to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease to get better and stay better. Exercises can be adapted to meet individual needs and adjusted to meet varying disease severity and fitness levels.

PWR!Moves exercises help individuals with Parkinson’s in four main areas:

  • slow disease progression
  • improve symptoms
  • restore function
  • increase longevity and quality of life.

We encourage you to contact Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional for more information on how we can help individuals with Parkinson’s and their families! 

Congratulations, Chelsea!

Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Center Drive
Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
256-997-2460
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Carter Celebrates National Prematurity Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

In observance of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman would like to honor our patients and families affected by preterm births!

Meet Carter! He was born on 32 weeks gestation and is currently 19 months old. He receives Physical Therapy Services at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman. Carter’s favorite things include books; cars; loving on Mommy and Daddy; food; playing with his dog, Hank; singing; and music.

Carter’s family says, “We are very pleased with the services we’ve received here at Encore Rehab. And we now have a walker!”

We LOVE our patients and wish Carter and his family a Happy National Prematurity Awareness Month! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation to be your healthcare provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Jayce Celebrates National Prematurity Awareness Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Elijah & Tevis Singleton Celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Jayden & Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman Celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month

 

Kylan & Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman wish you a Happy National Prematurity Awareness Month!

Kylan is happy to celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month with #EncoreRehab Cullman

In observance of National Prematurity Awareness Month, Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman would like to honor our patients and families affected by preterm births!

Meet Kylan! He was born at 27 weeks gestation but is currently 3 years old. He receives Occupational and Speech Therapy Services. His favorite toys and activities include: his building blocks; jumping; signing “ I love you”; playing catch; peek-a-boo; dancing; playing games on his tablet; and giving hugs and kisses.

Kylan’s family says, “Since Kylan started therapy, he has grown and improved! I’m happy with the services he receives from Encore Rehab. He is always so excited when it’s his turn for therapy! We love the staff here!

We LOVE our patients and wish Kylan and his family a Happy National Prematurity Awareness Month! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation to be your healthcare provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Jayce Celebrates National Prematurity Awareness Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Elijah & Tevis Singleton Celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Jayden & Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman Celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month