Athletic Trainer

Welcome to Sheri Bates, ATC!

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Please welcome our new Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer, Sheri Bates!

Sheri received her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training from Middle Tennessee State University. She has been a practicing Athletic Trainer for nine years and is also an experienced Sports Massage Therapist.

Sheri says, “One of my proudest achievement is having published an article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning. I have such a love and passion for what I do, that I wake up wanting to go to work!”

We are proud to have Sheri with us at Encore Rehabilitation – Moulton!

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton
11186 AL Highway 157, Suite B
Moulton, Alabama 35650
256-905-7295
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Happy 4th of July from Encore Rehabilitation-Hattiesburg Region

Hattiesburg Region Staff Photo at Oak Grove June 2019

The Encore Rehabilitation-Hattiesburg Area Staff
want to wish you a very Happy 4th of July!

We LOVE to see you move!

Front row, left-right:
Linda Haney, Office Manager, Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University & Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont
Stacey Farlow, Regional Office Manager & Marketing Coordinator
Laine Murrett, PT, ATC, Clinical Director, Encore Rehabilitation-Oak Grove
Amye Lovitt, DPT, Clinical Director, Encore Rehabilitation-Petal
Leighann Ainsworth, PTA, Encore Rehabilitation-Columbia
Dawn O’Keefe, DPT, ATC, Clinical Director, Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University
Jessica McDonald, PTA, Encore Rehabilitation-Petal.
Back row, left to right:
Devin Rodgers, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Columbia
Jeff Davis, ATC, Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director
Pedro Moreno, ATC, Sports Medicine Coordinator
Encore Rehabilitation-Oak Grove
5266 Old Highway 11, Suite 130
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402
601-268-0208
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Meet Jeff Cotten, LPTA, ATC, CES, LMT Clinic Director with Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East

Meet Jeff Cotten, LPTA, ATC, CES, LMT with Encore Rehabiltiation-Montgomery East #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East would like to welcome our new Clinical Director, Jeff Cotten!

Jeff Cotten is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Massage Therapist. He has over 22 years of experience in a variety of settings, but his clinical interests are focused on Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Sports Medicine.

Jeff also holds certifications in ART (Active Release Techniques), PRRT (Primal Reflex Release Techniques), and Fascial Manipulation.  He enjoys bringing relief and restoring function by incorporating these techniques into his practice, but he also strives to correct musculoskeletal imbalances in order to prevent pain and dysfunction.

Jeff has a strong background working with all athletes, with a special interest in the running population and orthotic intervention. He also enjoys working with those in the work force by helping people get back to work and back to enjoying life.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He is married with three children and actively serves in his church.

We are very happy to have Jeff with us and invite you to come by the clinic to say hello to him!

Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East
2562 Eastern Boulevard
Montgmery, Alabama 36117
334-523-8805
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Meet Carly Evans – Encore Rehabilitation Regional Office Manager

Thanks, Geneva Lions Club!

President Paul Henderson inducted into Hall of Fame

Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeff Davis, AT, is awarded Athlete of the Year!

Congratulations to Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director and Athletic Trainer Jeff Davis! He has been named Athletic Trainer of the Year by the Southern States Athletic Conference!

Thank you for all you do for our athletes and the community! We are proud of you!

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Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
601-543-0221 
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Patricia Ganso is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Jordan Guillot -Feature Athlete for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Meet Hannah Whigham, M.Ed., LAT, ATC!

Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Hannah Whigham. #EncoreSportsMedicine

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Hannah Whigham, M.Ed., LAT, ATC!

Hannah has been an Athletic Trainer for seven years and with Encore Sports Medicine for almost two years. She provides Sports Medicine coverage throughout the Wiregrass area working primarily with Dale County, Ariton, and GW Long High Schools and South Dale Middle School. 

Hannah says, “The best thing about being an Athletic Trainer is seeing athletes succeed on and off the field. I became an Athletic Trainer because I knew I wanted to do something in the medical field and I’ve always loved sports. It was the best of both worlds!”

Thank you, Hannah, for always providing excellent care to our athletes! We are proud to have you on the Encore Sports Medicine Team!

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Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Hannah Whigham on the sidelines #EncoreRehab

Meet Leigh Scott, M.Ed, LAT, ATC

Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Leigh Scott. #EncoreRehab National Athletic Training Month gives us the opportunity to highlight our great team of Athletic Trainers. Say hello to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Leigh Money!

“Why did I become an Athletic Trainer? I initially started the Athletic Training program at Troy University because I wanted to apply for a Physical Therapy program later. After a year in the program, I enjoyed working with collegiate athletes so much that I decided to get my master’s degree. This led to a graduate assistantship at Mississippi State University and a job working with the Bulldog Volleyball team. Those two years at State are some of my most enjoyable years as an Athletic Trainer. 

“I have always felt that the best part of being an Athletic Trainer is being able to work with the most dedicated group of people on Earth. To be able to assist someone who is willing to work harder than most is very satisfying. At the collegiate level, and even the high school level, I have found so much enjoyment the past 10 years in helping student athletes achieve their goals.” ~ Leigh Money, M.Ed., LAT, ATC.

We thank you, Leigh, for all you do for our athletes! Happy National Athletic Training Month!

 

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Say hello to Matthew Rugger, LAT, ATC

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Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Matthew Rugger celebrates National Athletic Training Month with us by sharing how he became an Athletic Trainer.

“I decided to become an Athletic Trainer after my own experience with an injury. My second year in college, I tore my labrum in my shoulder while playing baseball. I was dedicated to doing my rehabilitation because I understood it would take rehab to get me back on the playing field, doing what I loved. I think it’s important to have that connection with your athletes, understanding how it feels to be injured and having compassion to get them back to playing again. The best part of being an Athletic Trainer is building relationships and mentoring high school athletes. I love seeing the priceless reaction of an injured athlete as they get to return to play after the rehabilitation process.” ~Matthew Rugger, LAT, ATC

We thank you, Matthew, for your compassion and dedication to our athletes! Happy National Athletic Training Month!

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Meet Kayla Woods, MS, LAT, ATC

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Introducing Kayla Woods, MS, LAT, ATC in honor of National Athletic Training Month!

Kayla is an Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer who provides Sports Medicine coverage for the Houston Academy Raiders as well as other sports events in the Dothan, Alabama area. She has been an Athletic Trainer for three years and is in her first year with Encore Sports Medicine.

Kayla shares, “The best thing about being an Athletic Trainer is I’m given the opportunity to work with athletes and watch them develop their skills. I get to experience the pride and joy of athletes accomplishing their goals and returning to play after an injury. There’s no better feeling! 

“I became an Athletic Trainer because I have the opportunity to bring my passion for sports and helping others together. I believe Athletic Training is my calling!”

Thank you, Kayla, for your commitment to excellence! Happy National Athletic Training Month!

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for
Houston Academy and numerous high schools and colleges
across Alabama and Mississippi! WE LOVE TO SEE YOU MOVE!

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Jess Hoffman, Jr. is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Berkley Smith – Gift Basket Winner at Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

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Meet Eric Oehms, MS, LAT, ATC

Encore Rehabilitation Director of Sports Medicine-South Mississippi Eric Oehms, MS. LAT, ATC #EncoreRehab

In celebration of National Athletic Training Month, we’d like to introduce you to Encore Rehabilitation Director of Sports Medicine-South Mississippi Eric Oehms, MS, LAT, ATC!

Eric has been an Athletic Trainer for 22 years and has also been with Encore Rehabilitation for 22 years. He is the Director of Sports Medicine for Encore Rehabilitation-South Mississippi, working with a staff of 20 Athletic Trainers. He is most often providing Sports Medicine coverage for St. Patrick Catholic High School.

Eric says, “I wanted to be involved with athletics when my playing time was over. I also wanted to be involved in healthcare. Athletic Training is the best of both worlds! That is why I became an Athletic Trainer. Being around athletes who have a strong desire to do their best and to watch their coaches use various techniques to bring out the athletes’ best is one of the best things about being an Athletic Trainer. Being outside for part of my day and being paid to be at sporting events, what’s not to love about that!

Thank you, Eric, for your long hours of hard work to keep our athletes healthy and safe! We appreciate all you do with Encore Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Team!

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for
St. Patrick Catholic High School as well as numerous high schools and colleges
across Alabama and Mississippi. We LOVE to see you move!

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Athletic Trainer Eric Oehms receives National Football Hall of Fame Chapter Award

Happy National Athletic Training Month from the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Meet Kyle Strunk, MS, LAT, ATC

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In honor of National Athletic Training Month, Encore Rehabilitation would like you to meet Kyle Strunk, MS, LAT, ATC!

Kyle is an Athletic Trainer who works with Encore Rehabilitation athletes in the Mississippi Gulf Coast, particularly with St. Martin High School. He shares, “The best thing about being an Athletic Trainer is to see high athletes perform to the best of their abilities while playing the sports/activities they love to play, knowing you may have helped them along the way.

Why did he become an Athletic Trainer? “I became an Athletic Trainer so I could help athletes get back on the field faster, stronger, and better following any injuries they receive so they may achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Kyle has been an Athletic Trainer for seven years, five of those years with Encore Rehabilitation. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science, as well as a Master of Science in Athletic Training. He is a licensed and nationally certified Athletic Trainer.

Thank you, Kyle, for all you do! We are glad you are part of the Encore Rehabilitation Sports Medicine Team! 

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for St. Martin High School as well as numerous high schools and colleges across Alabama and Mississippi. We LOVE to see you move!

#natm2019

Encore Rehabilitation-St. Martin Physical Therapy
15012 Lemoyne Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
228-396-1285
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