Education

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

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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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Last Week to Pre-Register for 2018 Encore Sports Medicine Symposium, Orange Beach, Alabama

Register by July 8th to save money!

Bo Shirey Encore SymposiumEncore Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is proud to announce the 2018 Sports Medicine Symposium, July 13-15, at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf,
in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama.

Presenters, from all over the country, will speak on the latest technologies and concepts in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Courses will focus on subjects including new assessment capabilities, preventative measures and emergent rehabilitative techniques.

This Symposium has been designed and crafted for Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapists, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Ortho Technicians. Participants may choose to attend one, two, or three days. Up to 18 CEUs may be earned.

~ FOR MORE INFO on courses, dates, and fees, choose here.

~ TO REGISTER for the Symposium and individual CEUs, choose here.

~ SCHEDULE for the three day events, choose here.

Encore Sports Medicine Symposium Presenters for 2018 include:
Dr Chris Jones, University South Alabama Health Systems, Mobile, AL
Dr Ben Gomez, Cullman Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Cullman, AL
Dr. Eric J. Fuchs, ATC, AEMT, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond Kentucky
Robert Allen (Robb) Rogers M.Ed, MSCC, CSCS
John Seddon CSCS and NSCA-CPT, The Strength Zone, Mobile, AL
Aaron Sciascia PhD, ATC, PES, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond Kentucky
Brett R. Smith, M.D., M.S.  Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Gulf Breeze, FL
Brad Cheatham, ATC, Encore Rehabilitation, Decatur Alabama
David Greer, PT DPT OCS, Encore Rehabilitation, Mobile, AL
Dr. Chase Smith, Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, Dothan, AL
Dr. James Robinson, Team Physician for the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Dr. Ricardo Colberg, Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopeadic Center,
Birmingham, AL

If you have any questions please contact our event coordinator,
Bo Shirey, via email at bamaboshirey@gmail.com, or call our office
at 256-775-3737 or 256-347-6136 during business hours.

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.

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251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
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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

CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATES!

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Encore Rehabilitation would like to congratulate all graduates and their families! Through hard work and determination, you have made it! We wish you the best!

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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
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Thank you, Teachers!

Thank You Teachers

A HUGE THANK YOU to all teachers, administrators and
education support staff for all of your hard work, dedication,
and exceptional instruction you give every day to your students! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
!

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