Education

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

Speak OUT! with Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center #EncoreRehab

 

Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center is pleased to now offer a two-part speech therapy program to help individuals with Parkinson’s regain and maintain effective communication: SPEAK OUT!® followed by The LOUD Crowd®.

SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act. Together, patients and their speech-language pathologist work through a series of speech, voice, and cognitive exercises outlined in a SPEAK OUT!® Workbook.

Upon completion of SPEAK OUT!®, patients transition to The LOUD Crowd®. This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist. The SPEAK OUT!® exercises are performed, and group members provide support, encouragement, and accountability to one another.

Participation in The LOUD Crowd®, along with daily home practice and six-month re-evaluations, has been shown to help patients maintain their communication skills throughout the progression of Parkinson’s.

For more information about SPEAK OUT!® and The LOUD Crowd® or to schedule a speech evaluation, please call 228-818-1207.

 

Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 202
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228-818-1207
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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT ADULT NEURO CENTER

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

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Ty Thompson – A Night-and-Day Improvement with Dry Needling!

Ty Thompson - Dry Needling made a Night-and-Day Difference!

Ty Thompson of Hurley, Mississippi, is loving Dry Needling!

He says, “I was rear-ended in an auto accident. I have received physical therapy for muscle pain and tightness and also received the Dry Needling procedures. The Dry Needling process made a night-and-day improvement of my pain and tightness in my neck. I feel like a new person and I am nearly pain-free at this time. I recommend the Dry Needling procedure to anyone that is a candidate for it!” 

Thank you, Ty, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation Therapists and East Central Physical Therapy for your rehabilitation! We LOVE to see you move and are so happy the Dry Needling has helped you! 

East Central Physical Therapy
7001 Highway 614

Hurley, Mississippi
228-588-0272
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Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

“I feel like a new person!”

Dry Needling: What is it? How does it work?

World Spina Bifida Day with Elsee Peoples!

Celebrating World Spina Bifida Day with Elsee Peoples - Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield. #EncoreRehab #IamEncore
Honoring our very own, Elsee Peoples, as we celebrate World Spina Bifida Day!
Elsee is a 2nd grader and LOVES life!
“It’s the smallest steps that move you forward!”
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive 
Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama  35594
205-487-0540
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Pink Out Day with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

 

Encore Rehabilitation Corporate Offices Celebrates National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a Pink Out Day! #EncoreRehab #IamEncore

Encore Rehabilitation Corporate Office and
Decatur Central Billing Office
celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
with a Pink Out Day!

“Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

“If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them. If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

“Breast cancer may also occur in men. Breast cancer may occur in men at any age, but it usually occurs in men between 60 and 70 years of age.

“Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.” **

 

** Information taken from health.finder.gov

 

Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists attend McKenzie Method Course

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Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists recently attended the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® course, Cervical and Thoracic Spine. This was Part B of a 4-part series to become a McKenzie Method Creditialled Clinician (Cred. MDT). Therapists seeking Creditialled status must complete all four parts of the coursework, demonstrate hands-on application, and pass a comprehensive exam.

We are proud of these Physical Therapists for their dedication to learning how to give the finest care possible to their patients.
Encore Rehabilitation Clinics represented at this course:

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Daphne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Foley, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Gordo, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Inverness, Birmingham, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile Midtown, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Rehab Center of South Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Saraland, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Summerford Nursing and Rehab Center, Falkville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Mobile, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon, Alabama

 

What is the McKenzie Method?

According to the McKenzie Institute International, “the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years. MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate. MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.”

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