Education

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!

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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Encore Rehabilitation hosts the UAB DPT Class of 2020

#EncoreRehab President Paul Henderson addresses the UAB DPT Class of 2020

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was pleased to host the UAB DPT Class of 2020 recently.  Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson addressed the group and encouraged the class to follow their dreams in the Physical Therapy field.

Encore Rehabilitation wishes the class the greatest of success! 

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. 
251 Johnston St. SE, Suite 200
Decatur, AL 35601
256-350-1764

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Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach welcomes First Patient – Matthew Welch!

NOW OPEN! Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, Tennessee!

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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An Evening with Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville

An Evening with #EncoreRehab -Priceville

Thank you to everyone who came to “An Evening with Encore Rehabilitation” at The Terace at Priceville!

Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville’s Dr. Justin Byrd, Physical Therapist, and Kristie Byrd, Occupational Therapist, provided an educational event on topics such as fall prevention; adaptive equipment use; patient and caregiver safety; and more.

We LOVE our patients and our communities!

If you have questions about these topics or others related to patient healthcare, please call or come by the clinic.

Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville
1794 S Bethel Road, Suite C  
Priceville, Alabama 35603
256-274-6582
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We LOVE to see you move!


Justin Byrd, DPT, ATC, new Clinic Director at Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville

Anna Langlois-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation of Priceville

NOW OPEN! Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, Tennessee!

Barium Swallow Test at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic

A Barium Swallow Test is performed by X-ray Technician Andy Bennett and Speech-Language Pathologist Jeni Riddle at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic.

A barium swallow test uses a combination of barium and x-rays to make an image of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to help diagnoses problems with the pharynx, esophagus, and swallowing.

Have more questions? Call us at 601-928-6740!

Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic with Encore Rehabilitation
1440 East Central Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577
601-928-6740 
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Congratulations to Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs, LPTA!

Marimae and Jeni – Speech Therapy at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic

Devon Martischang is Athlete of the Month for Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Center

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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James Feezel – WWII Army Veteran

Sandra Morris – No surgery!

Janet Pollard, OT – “I was born to be an Occupational Therapist”

Dry Needling Services at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab

Physical Therapist Latoya Carson Plummer performs a Dry Needling Procedure #EncoreRehab

Physical Therapist Latoya Carson Plummer performs a Dry Needling procedure to help alleviate pain and increase movement.

Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab is proud to include Dry Needling to the many rehab services we provide. All of our Dry Needling Practitioners are Licensed Therapists and have received thorough training and certification in this innovative procedure.

Dry Needling helps many people with the management of pain and to increase movement. Dry Needling uses a thin monofilament needle to penetrate the skin to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points as well as muscular and connective tissues.

What conditions can be treated?

  • Neck pain
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Tendinitis/tendinopathy
  • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Knee osteoarthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Low back pain
  • Sacroliliac joint dysfunction
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Gluteal tendionopathy
  • Hip osteoarthritis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Hip bursitis

Dry Needling is covered under most insurances.

 

Is dry needling a safe procedure?

With proper training and knowledge of anatomy, dry needling is very safe. At Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab, all of our Dry Needling Practitioners are Licensed Therapists with thorough training and certification.

Call us or come by if you have more questions!

Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic
1440 East Central Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577
601-928-6740
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Certified in Kinesio-Taping!

Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs, LPTA, demonstrating Kinesio Taping for rehabilitation #EncoreRehab

Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs, LPTA, demonstrating Kinesio Taping for rehabilitation

Encore Rehabilitation at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic is now certified in Kinesio Taping! We are proud to add this special taping to our rehabilitation services. 

Kinesio Taping, sometimes called, k-taping, is an elastic , adhesive tape that can be applied to the skin to help reduce pain and inflammation, prevent injuries, and promote better circulation. The tape is latex-free and hypoallergenic.

Come by Encore Rehabilitation at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Clinic to learn more about how Kinesio Taping may help you!

Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic
1440 East Central Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577
601-928-6740

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Rehab Clinic on Facebook by clicking here

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Stone County Hospital and Encore Rehabilitation, Wiggins, Mississippi

Emilio Sanchez- Encore “goes above and beyond with service and care”

Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

Coach Safely Training in Ozark, Alabama

Encore Rehabilitation was proud to be a part of the Coach Safely Training at the Perry Rec Center in Ozark, Alabama. Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Lori Long did an outstanding job conducting the training.

Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Lori Long at Coach Safely Training in Ozark, Alabama. #EncoreRehabEncore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Lori Long conducting Coach Safely Training in Ozark, Alabama

To read more about the Coach Safely Program, visit their website at: coachsafely.org

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.
Decatur, Alabama

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