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Kyndall Seal is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Kyndall Seal is Athlete of the Month for #EncoreRehab Cullman

Congratulations to Kyndall Seal, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Kyndall is a Senior at Good Hope High School where she competes in Basketball, Track, and Volleyball. In Volleyball, she has been awarded All-County, All-Tournament, and All-Area. In Basketball, she has been selected All-Area and All-County. Kyndall enjoys both volleyball and basketball, as well as participating in activities with her church. Her future plans include pursuing her college degree.

Kyndall is the daughter of Jeff and Kristi Seal.

We are proud of you, Kyndall! Have a great Senior year!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Good Hope Raiders! Kyndall is shown here with Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Bo Shirey.

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
811 2nd Avenue SW
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Carla Ikert, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Carla Ikert with #EncoreRehab  Eufaula

Say hello to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Carla Ikert! We are proud to have her with us at Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula!

Carla received her B.A. in Athletic Training from Carthage College and her M.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from Southeastern University. She has been an Athletic Trainer for four years. She is also an IASTM Certified Practitioner.

Carla shares, “My journey to become an Athletic Trainer started when I was in high school and was injured myself my freshman year.  I began working with my high school athletic trainer to overcome my injury. After that, I started going to athletic training summer camps at universities when I was in high school to help prepare me for becoming an athletic training student in college.  My favorite part of being an Athletic Trainer is the relationships I develop with my student athletes. We become like family. I love assisting them through their injury recovery and then seeing how happy they are when they can return to playing sports!”

Carla’s personal interests include spending time outdoors and with her dogs. She loves coffee and enjoys experimenting with different flavors and ways to make coffee.

Thank you for all you do, Carla! Welcome to Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula!

Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula
825 West Washington Street, Suite 8
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
334-355-6009
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Tristan Carroll is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

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Shawn Collier is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

Alyssa Skinner is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Alyssa Skinner is Physical Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan #EncoreRehab

Say hello to Alyssa Skinner, Physical Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

For several years, Alyssa’s knee cap had been dislocating. She discovered this problem was from a misalignment in her leg.  Alyssa had a major knee surgery performed in order to correct the alignment.  Her doctor recommended Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan for her rehab.  Alyssa shares, “I am very glad he recommended Encore!”

Alyssa is progressing well and getting back to doing the things she loves!  We are so proud of your progress, Alyssa, and we are proud to have you as our Physical Therapy Patient of the Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan, we specialize in high-quality Physical and Occupational Therapy!  For illnesses, surgeries, sports injuries, balance, or strengthening, let out Rehab Team help YOU get back to doing the things you love!

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
334-836-4523
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Jalen Plott is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Jimmy Johnson is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

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Andre Galloway is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Andre Galloway is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation - Dothan

Say hello to Andre Galloway, our Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Andre plays Football and Basketball for the Headland Rams.  He has received the Hustle Award for his team.  His future plans include playing college football and specializing in Respiratory Therapy or Physical Therapy.  In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing video games, and playing football.

Andre started in Physical Therapy with Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan after he hurt his ankle playing football.  Having therapy after his injury has helped him regain strength and mobility.   Andre always comes prepared to perform his best during therapy.  Andre  says, ”Encore was the best choice ever!  Love the therapists!”

Andre is the son of Andre Galloway.

We are proud of your progress, Andre!  We wish you the best in the future!

At Encore Rehab, we LOVE to see YOU move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
334-836-4523
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Janice Watford is Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Jalen Plott is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Jimmy Johnson is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Zyan Moore is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

Zyan is Athlete of the Month!

Congratulations to Zyan Moore, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur!

Zyan is a Freshman at Austin High School. She competes in Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball. She has been selected for the Alabama All-Stars Basketball Championship Team; National Championship in Softball; and won First Place in Free Throw Hoop Shoot.

Her personal interests include playing sports, coloring, math, and working out. She plans to play college basketball and pursue a career as a Veterinarian.

Zyan is the daughter of Shaneka Hams and Kenneth Moore.

We are very proud of you, Zyan!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for Austin High Athletics! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur
2506 B Danville Road, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35603
256-350-6331
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Amelia is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

Jeremy Mann, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

Houston Strickland is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

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Tyler Upton continues his rehab journey with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

In August 2019, Tyler Upton was involved in a very serious car accident. As a result of the accident, Tyler suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury. After spending three months hospitalized at UAB, he started an intensive rehab program at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

In March 2020, Tyler returned home to Winfield and continued his recovery process at Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield. At Encore, Tyler continues to regain his skills in balance, coordination, and agility. He has made extraordinary progress since his accident!

We are very, very proud of Tyler! We know with his persistence and dedication with his rehab, he will continue to heal and recover. Keep going, Tyler! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway DriveSuite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540
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Ethan Anderson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Ethan Anderson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman #EncoreRehab

Say hello to Ethan Anderson, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Ethan is a multi-sport athlete competing in Football, Basketball, and Track for the Raiders. He has been selected All-County, All-Area, and First Team All-State. His personal interest include playing sports and cornhole. He plans to go into the agriculture or construction fields after graduation.

Ethan is the son of Monica Fite and Michael Anderson.

We are proud of you, Ethan! Congratulations and have a great Senior year!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
811 2nd Avenue SW
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Tristan Carroll is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

Tristian is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltiation-Eufaula

Congratulations to Tristan Carroll, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula!

Tristan is a Senior at Eufaula High where he competed in Football for the Tigers. His personal interests include singing, swimming, and hanging out with his friends. After graduation, he plans to complete lineman school at Wallace Community College.

Tristan is the son of Diane Carroll, and McCoy Carroll, Jr.

We are proud of you, Tristan! Have a great Senior year!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for Eufaula High School Athletics! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation – Eufaula
825 West Washington Street, Suite 8
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
334-355-6009
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Shawn Collier is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

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Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Encore Rehabilitation Work Zone is ready to help you with Post Offer Evaluation Test plus a whole range of services! Call us for more info!

Post Offer Evaluation Test – An Invaluable Tool *
presented by Chris Lynch, MS, OT, CSCS;
Sidney Scarborough, MBA, PT; and Elisabeth Bernier, PTA

The Cost of Work-Related, Preventable Injuries

  • The National Safety Council estimates the cost incurred from work-related injuries in 2019 was $171 billion. 
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries in 2017.  This included wage and production losses of $53.9 billion, medical expenses of $35.5 billion, and administrative expenses of $59.7 billion.

With the expense of work-related preventable injuries on the rise, employers are looking for ways to prevent such injuries. One way to reduce the occurrence of these injuries is through the use of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test.

What is a POET and how can this test can help?

The key purpose of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) is to ensure an employer that an appropriate candidate for the job is being hired.  By testing the applicant against each critical job demand, the employer receives objective data showing that the applicant can do the job safely.   POETs are also helpful in identifying previous injuries that may place an employee at risk and preventing the company from being liable for injuries that occurred prior to employment.

Specific physical demands tested include but are not limited to: lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, coordination, sustained or repetitive postures, squatting, kneeling, bending, climbing, etc. In addition, baseline musculoskeletal screens determine the range of motion and strength of the employee.

A large manufacturing company utilizing a post offer screen has seen an 80% reduction in the number of work-related injuries with the implementation of ergonomic screens and, where appropriate, job rotations. Reductions in injuries lead to savings, increased productivity, and better job satisfaction.

When and where to perform a POET?

A POET can only be completed following a conditional job offer and not in the interview or pre-employment process.  An employer has the right to be specific in which jobs to test, enabling the employer to test where on-the-job injuries occur most frequently. During the hiring process, companies must adhere to the guidelines established by the ADA and EEOC. 

Is testing required company wide?

Testing does not have to be required company wide.  However, testing must be done for every employee seeking to fill a certain position or job title.  For example, a nursing home may complete POET testing on all the nursing assistant job positions but opt not to test dietary job positions. This enables the company to pinpoint where testing is most cost effective.

Use of POET as a Fit for Duty test

The POET or Physical Demand Screen can also be used as a “Fit for Duty” test prior to an employee returning to work after a non-work-related injury.  This will ensure the employee can safely perform his/her job and assist in making reasonable accommodations if necessary.

Encore Work Zone Team Members are experts in the field, preventing and reducing injuries

The Encore Work Zone Team is ready to help you create the safest work environment, hire the most qualified employees, and create a culture of health and wellness for all of your employees through the following services:

  • Ergonomic Job Site Analysis
  • Functional Job Descriptions
  • Post Offer Conditional Pre-Placement Screenings (POETs)
  • Fit For Duty Evaluations
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Acute Rehab/Early Injury Intervention
  • Onsite Rehab/First Aid Screenings
  • Work Conditioning/Job Simulations
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)

Contact Encore Work Zone today to schedule POETs and other industrial rehab services! Our Encore Work Zone team has 350+ years of experience in the industrial market and is ready to help create a stronger, safer work force. To get started with services, contact Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator Elisabeth Bernier at 205-447-7234 or ebernier@encorerehab.com.  To see a complete list of Encore Rehabilitation outpatient therapy clinics, visit www.encorerehab.com .      

       

About the Authors

Chris Lynch is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with Encore Rehabilitation-Vestavia. With over 30 years of experience of Industrial and Workers’ Compensation Rehab, he is a proven leader! He provides Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Services in Bessemer, Clanton, Hayden, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Vestavia, Alabama, as well as travels to other locations. 

Sidney Scarborough is a Physical Therapist with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. with almost 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry both as a clinician and an administrator. Sidney provides Industrial Rehab Services in Mobile-Baldwin County, Alabama and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is a Regional Vice President-Business Development with Encore.

Elisabeth Bernier is the Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 25 years. She also serves as the Encore Rehabilitation Regional Rehab Director for the greater Birmingham area.­­

*The National Safety Council website has been referenced in the creation this article. To visit their website, go to  https://www.nsc.org/

Encore Rehabilitation is a proven leader in the Industrial Rehabilitation field!

Mr. Wyman makes great recovery from a work injury with rehab at Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach

Encore Rehabilitation and the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference, Montgomery, Alabama

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation Co-Owner Paige Plash, PT, wishes a Happy National Athletic Trainer Month

Kadin Suryono is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Kadin Suryono is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Congratulations to Kadin Suryono! He has been selected Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Kadin is a Senior at Holly Pond High where he competes in Football and Track and Field. He plans to pursue a college degree in the field of Engineering. His personal interests include playing the guitar and piano.

Kadin is the son of Romeo Suryono and Kelly Smith.

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Holly Pond Broncos! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Ave. SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737

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Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman voted Best of the Best – Best Physical Therapy Clinic

Congratulations to Axel with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Donna Chamblee, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman