Alabama State University

New Clinic Director – Justin Hargett, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, AL

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Welcome to our new Clinic Director -Justin Hargett, PT, DPT, Cert. DN!

Justin has been a clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for four years. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Alabama State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Auburn University. He also holds a certification in Dry Needling.

Justin’s focus is a patient-centered hands-on approach for the purpose of treating a wide variety of orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Justin emphasizes manual therapy techniques including spinal manipulation in order to assist patients in returning to pain-free, functional, recreational, and work-related activites.

Justin is the co-author of the article “The Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Determining Fifth Metatarsal Fractures” which was published in two orthopedic sports medicine journals and recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association-APTA  at the 2013 National Physical Therapy Convention. He believes strongly in continuing education and mentoring his staff in order to provide the highest quality of care for his community.

Justin is a native of Hartselle, Alabama. Justin and his wife, Jessica, have two kids, Abby and Truett.

 

Improving Quality of Life – Bethany Sutton, DPT, Cert. DN

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Physical Therapist Bethany Sutton really enjoys her work! She says, “I love being able to improve an individual’s quality of life through my profession. Helping a person get back to doing the things they love is so rewarding. I also enjoy practicing in my hometown and giving back to my community through my practice. I like that I see individuals with a variety of conditions-from orthopedic to neurological and many others.” 

Bethany received her undergraduate degree from Samford University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. She is also Certified in Dry Needling. Bethany has been practicing for one year at the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Hamilton and Winfield.

Thank you for all you do, Bethany! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!

Alabama State University – Benjamin Lee Knight Memorial 5K

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Benjamin Lee Knight

Saturday, October 21, 2017 marked the inaugural run for the Alabama State University Annual Benjamin Lee Knight Memorial 5K. It was a fantastic fall day to remember Ben, a recent physical therapist graduate from Alabama State (ASU). He passed away June 4, 2017 while hiking in the mountains of Arizona. His fellow students have organized this annual 5K to honor him and his legacy. Ben was known as a selfless servant, a defender of the broken and widowed, and a tender-hearted man who lived life to the fullest by deeply loving those around him.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to partner with ASU to sponsor this event. Over 100 runners registered for this year’s run. Monies from the event go to local charities and organizations. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s run.