Education

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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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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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
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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

Coach Safely

Flyer outlining Coach Safely Program

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to be the Education and Triage Partner of Alabama’s Coach Safely Foundation!

The Coach Safely Act (HB9), passed by Alabama Legislature, is the first of its kind to address public concerns about sports injuries for younger athletes (14 and younger).  This law  and the Coach Safely Program bring together community youth coaches and experts in the medical field to reduce sports injuries, increase education about injuries, and increase participation in sports activities. The law is administered under the Alabama Department of Public Health and will be piloted this fall. Advocates of the law include Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, Coach Wille Slater of Tuskegee University, and numerous other coaches throughout the state.

One part of the Coach Safely program is an educational course for coaches. The course was developed by Dr. James R. Andrews and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation.  The course covers topics such as concussions; heat and exertion illness; trauma and overuse; sudden cardiac arrest; and emergency action plans.

The Coach Safely Foundation was formed to support the Coach Safely Program and to work with each of the approximately 400 municipalities in the State of Alabama. The Foundation is supported by Children’s of Alabama, Encore Rehabilitation, and ThreatAdvice as well as public and private grants.

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

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc
251 Johnston Street, SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
256-350-1764
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2018 Encore-Uhler Symposium Sponsors & Door Prize Winners

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for this year’s Encore-Uhler Sports Medicine Symposium! Your support helps to make the Symposium a success and we appreciate your participation.

2018 Encore-Uhler Sports Medicine Symposium Sponsors:

  • Electro Medical
  • SwimEx
  • Alert Services, Inc.
  • MATRIX Fitness
  • Rod-K
  • Incrediwear

 

Congratulations to this year’s door prize winners:

  • Cori Waters
  • Doug VanHeel
  • Krishanna Johnson

 

Join us next year of another fantastic weekend! The Symposium website is encoresms.com

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