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Joshua Ray – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Russellville

Joshua Ray - Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

A big shout out to Joshua Ray, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville!

Joshua enjoys playing Football (#29) and Baseball (#14) for the Russellville High Tigers. He was awarded the Coaches Award in 2017. When not competing for the Tigers, he enjoys playing a variety of sports and video games as well as swimming.

After graduation, his plans include earning a Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn or Alabama.

Joshua is the son of Amy and Jerry Ray.

Congratulations, Joshua! We’ll see you under the stadium lights!

Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville
15041 Highway 43
Russellville, Alabama 35653
256-331-0070
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Madison Murray – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

 

Meet Keena Edwards, Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

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Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika is proud to introduce you to Physical Therapist Assistant Keena Edwards, LPTA, CSCS!

Keena is originally from Loachapoka, Alabama. She received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant from South University, Montgomery, Alabama and holds a Bachelors in Exercise Science from Auburn University. Keena is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Keena and her husband, Anthony, have one daughter. In her spare time, Keena enjoys spending time with her family and friends and staying active! Her interest in physical therapy began when she became injured while playing sports. Now physical therapy is her passion.

Keena says, “I love my job and am blessed with the privilege of helping my patients reach and achieve the physical goals they set for themselves.” 

Thank you, Keena, for the quality care you provide! We are happy to have you in the Encore Rehabilitation family!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite A
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-521-6644
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Austin Harvell-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Athens

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Austin Harvell, Athlete of the Month

Congratulations to Austin Harvell, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Athens!

Austin is a Sophomore at Clements High School where he competes in Basketball (#23) for the Colts.  He has been named All-County and Offensive MVP. His basketball career has resulted in five college offers to date: Kansas State, University of Alabama, University of North Alabama, Auburn University, and Samford University.

Austin is the son of Alexis Harvell.

Way to go, Austin! We wish you continued success in your academic and athletic pursuits!

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens
22423 US Highway 72 East, Suite B
Athens, Alabama 35613
256-232-1221
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COACH ANN SCHILLING INDUCTED INTO AHSAA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

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The following is an excerpt from: Perseverance and Passion Has Highlighted Ann Schilling’s Journey to Hall of Fame, by Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To read the complete article, click here.


Ann Schilling’s journey to the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame started at the hands of a master. The Class of 2018 inductee played under the renowned Coach Becky Dickinson at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. Coach Dickinson was in the very first class of inductees in 1991.

In a letter nominating Schilling to the Hall of Fame, Coach Dickinson wrote: “Before her high school tenure with me even began, Ann fell during summer team camp and broke her right arm. Other athletes might have let that discourage them, but not Ann. She stayed at summer camp and continued to work out. She came to every volleyball practice and game, taking statistics and stepping in wherever she could. She even taught herself to shoot a basketball left-handed.”

A native of Mobile, Schilling went from McGill-Toolen to Auburn University where she played basketball for four years, walking on and earning a scholarship by her sophomore year. She stayed a fifth year at Auburn to play volleyball when the program was reinstated.

With college-level varsity experience in basketball and volleyball under her belt, she accepted the position of physical education teacher, basketball and volleyball coach at Bayside Academy in 1987. It was a perfect union. Schilling is now in her 31st season of teaching and coaching at Bayside.

That career, by the numbers, includes the following:

  • 23 state volleyball championships, four runners-up
  • 16 consecutive state champions 2002-2017, an Alabama record and second in the nation, and 19 in 20 years since 1998
  • More than 1,400 wins, first among state active coaches and second in the state all-time
  • 6 Mobile Press Register Super 12 Coach of the Year awards
  • 5 Birmingham News Coach of the Year awards
  • 7 selections as AHSAA all-star coach
  • National Federation of High Schools Volleyball Coach of the Year award in 2010

Additionally, Schilling has received two John L. Finley Awards for Superb Achievement as a coach and an R. L. Lindsay Service Award for club volleyball. She is founder and director of the Eastern Shore Volleyball Club.

She was elected to the Bayside Academy Hall of Fame in 2004 and to the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.

Coach Dickinson said she saw Schilling develop and grow into a superb leader. “Looking back at her outstanding career, it may come as a surprise that Ann was not a born leader,” Dickinson said. “During her senior year, the captain of the volleyball team missed one of our tournaments, and I watched as my team floundered, leaderless.   A few timeouts later, when I asked Ann and her fellow senior to take charge, I watched her step onto the court and step into her own. After that, nothing Ann did surprised me.

“I was not surprised when she started and didn’t stop winning state championships. I was not surprised when Ann’s peers repeatedly recognized her coaching ability by voting her Coach of the Year. I was not surprised that she learned to take relatively unskilled young women and teach them game skills while building their confidence and leadership skills.”

And it is no surprise that Ann Schilling has now been inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

Coach Ann Schilling is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Bayside Academy Admirals and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
We LOVE to see you move!

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Mason Wakefield – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

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A big shout-out to Mason Wakefield, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Mason is a Senior at Northview High School where he plays Football(#11) and has been Captain for the team for 2 years. He also played 2 years on the Varsity Baseball Team. After graduation, Mason plans to attend Auburn University and study Pre-Med.

In his free time, Mason enjoys disc golf, football, and outdoor activities. He is the son of Sandi and Greg Wakefield.

Congratulations, Mason and we wish you the best!

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.

 

“3 Defending Champions Advance To AHSAA Super 7 State Finals”

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At Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2

MONTGOMERY – Three defending state champions and four schools making their first AHSAA Super 7 Championship game appearance are among the 14 schools that have advanced to the 51st AHSAA State Football Championships at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium Nov. 30-Dec. 1-2.
The Super 7 format, which began in 1996 while the AHSAA had six classifications, is in its 21st year of having all football championships in one location.
Maplesville (13-0) beat previously unbeaten Linden (13-1) in the Class 1A semifinals 36-14 to move into the Class 1A state finals for the fourth straight year. Coach Brent Hubbert’s Red Devils will be going for third state title in a row Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. against Pickens County (11-3), a 23-6 winner over Addison (13-1) in the other semifinal game. The Tornadoes were the last 1A school to beat Maplesville in the playoffs – posting a 38-18 win over the Red Devils in 2013 state finals.
Hubbert’s squad has compile a 99-8 record since 2009, currently owns a 22-game winning streak and has won 41 of its last 42 games.
Defending Class 7A state champion McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) will be facing perennial powerhouse Hoover (11-2) in the 7A championship game Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and defending Class 3A state champion Piedmont (14-0) , coached by Steve Smith, are riding a 24-game winning streak into Thursday’s 11 a.m. game versus Mobile Christian (13-1).  Coach Ronnie Cottrell’s Leopards are one of four teams making their first Super 7 appearance.
Birmingham city schools Wenonah (11-2) and Ramsay (12-2) and Class 5A Beauregard (12-1) are in Super 7 Championships for the first time.  The Dragons of Coach Ronald Cheatham avenged their only region loss of the year beating Briarwood Christian 14-8 to set up Thursday night’s Class 5A finals versus Beauregard. Coach Rob Carter’s Hornets jumped on Jackson early 24-0, then fell behind 25-24 before rallying to win their semifinal battle 45-25.
Ramsay, which played football from 1939-1976, disbanded its program for 38 years before hiring Coach Reuben Nelson away from Midfield to start the program back from scratch in 2014. Now, three years later the Rams are 12-2 and in the 6A state finals Friday night, Dec. 2, to face powerful Opelika (13-1) at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs of Coach Brian Blackmon downed Park Crossing (13-1) in the semifinals 41-23.
The remaining championship matchups include: Fyffe (14-0) and Aliceville (13-1) in Class 2A; Handley (12-2) and Madison Academy (11-3) in Class 4A.
The third annual Unified Sports flag football game, in a partnership with Special Olympics Alabama,  will feature Lee County and Vestavia Hills Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.
Raycom Media will televise all seven state championship games over its affiliate stations in the Raycom/AHSAA TV Network. For more information, go to:www.pathtotheplayhoffs.com. Opelika High School’s NFHS School Broadcast Program team will live-stream the Unified Sports game.  The AHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all seven championships over its statewide network of radio stations.
The AHSAA state football playoffs began in 1966 with four schools in the largest class (4A) playing semifinals and finals. Sidney Lanier beat Lee-Montgomery 9-7 in the first championship game. The next year, state championships were conducted in all four classes with Marengo County (1A), Lamar County (A), Russellville (3A) and Sidney Lanier (4A) posting wins.
That format continued until 1984 with six classifications were instituted. The AHSAA moved all championships at one site in 1996 at Birmingham’s Legion Field where the “Super 6” was born. The playoffs continued with that format until 2009 when the AHSAA began a rotation between Tuscaloosa and Auburn.
In 2014, the six-class format was replaced by the seven-class format, hence, the “Super 7” championships. In conjunction with Special Olympics Alabama, the first Unified Sports flag football game was also played for the first time in 2014 at Auburn. Ticket information can be found at: www.preptix.com/ahsaa.

21ST ANNUAL SUPER 7 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn University
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30
UNIFIED GAME
Vestavia Hills vs. Lee County, 3:30 p.m.
CLASS 7A
McGill-Toolen Catholic (13-0) vs. Hoover (11-2), 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1
CLASS 3A FINALS
Piedmont (14-0) vs. Mobile Christian (13-1), 11 a.m.
CLASS 1A FINALS
Pickens County (11-3) vs. Maplesville (13-0), 3 p.m.
CLASS 5A FINALS
Wenonah (11-2) vs. Beauregard (12-1), 7 p.m..

FRIDAY, DEC. 2
CLASS 4A FINALS
Madison Academy (11-3) vs. Handley (12-2), 11 a.m.
CLASS 2A FINALS
Fyffe (14-0) vs. Aliceville (13-1), 3 p.m.
CLASS 6A FINALS
Ramsay (12-2) vs. Opelika (13-1), 7 p.m.

Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Caleb Wilson.

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Congratulations to the Winfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Caleb Wilson! Caleb is a Junior at Winfield City High School and is a member of the Football and Track teams. He has played on the Varsity teams for 3 years now and wears jersey #53. After he graduates from high school, Caleb plans to attend Auburn University and major in Physical Therapy. He is the son of Janice Nichols.

AL Pain Center Athlete of the Month, Joel Powell.

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Congratulations to one of the funnest patients we have ever had, Joel Powell! Joel was chosen as the October Alabama Pain Center Athlete of the Month and is a multi-sport, athlete at Huntsville High School.  He is a member of the Panther’s football and basketball teams. You can find him on the field, or on the court, wearing the jersey number 14 and 30 respectively.  Joel has a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend with Auburn University or UAB to study orthopedic surgery.  He is the son of John and Linda Powell.

Keep up the good work, Joel! Good luck this season!

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Tuscaloosa Encore Athlete of the Month, Mackenzie Calhoun.

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Congratulations to Mackenzie Calhoun who was chosen as the Tuscaloosa Clinic Athlete of the Month! Mackenzie is a freshman at Brookwood High School this year and plays softball for their JV team. She wears the jersey numbers 9 and 18 and has also won an MVP award. Her GPA is 3.6 and she plans to attend Auburn University to major in Physical Therapy. Mackenzie is the daughter of Christy and Brian Calhoun.