John Feltenberger regains use of his shoulder with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

John Feltenberger recommends Physical Therapy with #EncoreRehab Columbiana

Start of Physical Therapy = pain when moving arm in any direction
End of Physical Therapy = moving arm in every direction without pain!

Before I started Physical Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, it hurt just to move my arm in any direction. The therapy helped me get my arm working again. I was taught what I could do and not do. By doing the things I was able to do, I have a complete recovery in less than a month. I recommend to everyone to listen and follow directions. I healed because of the Physical Therapist assisting me, and in record time, too! I would recommend Encore to others!” ~ John Feltenberger, happy patient

We are very proud of Mr. Feltenberger! He regained full range of motion in his shoulder and arm.

If Rehabilitation is in your future, give Encore a call! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
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Teresa Edge -Successful knee rehab with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

“My back no longer hurts!”~Bonnie Hayes with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Sharon Beane finds Pain Relief with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Tim Kerr is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

I hurt my arm while moving furniture down a flight of stairs. I had lots of pain from the injury. I started Physical Therapy with Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton because of the knowledgeable staff. I have had a lot of improvement since starting therapy.“~ Tim Kerr

Congratulations on your successful rehab, Mr. Kerr! We are proud to select you as our Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton!

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1500 Military Street S
Suite 11
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
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Bonita Reed – Regains use of her arm with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Bonita Reed regains the use of her arm with Physical Therapy from #EncoreRehab Columbiana

“I was not able to grip or use my right hand due to my broken elbow and in six visits to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Suzanne had me gripping and using my right arm as if nothing had ever happened. She worked with me very patiently and planned out my exercises each visit and got me going quickly . Suzanne is the best! I would recommend Encore Rehab. They are very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable.” ~ Bonita Reed, patient

Thank you, Ms. Reed, for making Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, your rehab provider! We LOVE to see you move! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
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Bryan Glass -Walking with no problems!

Helping others – Suzanne Jarvis, PT, Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Dorothy Roberson is driving again after rehab at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Janet Parson – Able to do more with no pain thanks to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana


A few at home remedies for mild Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.  The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger).

Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. If you have problems with your other fingers but your little finger is fine, this may be a sign that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. A different nerve gives feeling to the little finger.”

Mild symptoms usually can be treated with home care. You can:

  • Stop activities that cause numbness and pain. Rest your wrist longer between activities.
  • Ice your wrist for 10 to 15 minutes 1 or 2 times an hour.
  • Try taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  • Wear a wrist splint at night. This takes pressure off your median nerve.

“The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of stopping symptoms and preventing long-term damage to the nerve.”

You can also try to take good care of your wrists and hands:

  • Try to keep your wrist in a neutral position.
  • Use your whole hand—not just your fingers—to hold objects.
  • When you type, keep your wrists straight, with your hands a little higher than your wrists. Relax your shoulders when your arms are at your sides.
  • If you can, switch hands often when you repeat movements

Source: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Topic Overview. (2012, October 2). . Retrieved May 21, 2014, from