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.”

To find an Encore Rehabilitation location near you, please visit our website or click here.



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

Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570

Risk of Lymphedema Following Cancer Interventions

Balance Awareness Week, Sept. 16-22, 2018



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
Find Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

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



#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:

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc
251 Johnston Street, SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
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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

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, 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.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
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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