Thom Gossom, Jr. is all smiles at Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach

Mr. Thom Gossom, Jr. recently completed rehabilitation at Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach following a total knee arthroscopy. Mr. Gossom was a wonderful and pleasant patient to be around during his therapy, even sharing an autographed copy of his book, “Walk On” with us. Thank you for choosing Encore to be your rehab provider, Mr. Gossom, and thank you for your book. We are proud of your progress!

Mr. Gossom is shown here with Encore Rehabilitation Rehab Team members Tina Williams, Office Manager, and Physical Therapist Malcolm McDougall, Clinic Director.

Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach
133 Racetrack Road NW, Suite B
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 35247
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Mallory Riggs, PT, DPT, joins the staff at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Mallory Riggs, PT, DPT, has joined the staff of #EncoreRehab Opelika! She has been a Clinician with Encore for 8 years.

Please join Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika in welcoming Physical Therapist Mallory Riggs to the staff! 

Mallory holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Auburn University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University. While at Auburn, she was an Auburn Cheerleader.  

Mallory has been a Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for 8 years and has a strong background in general orthopedics and sports medicine rehab. She is experienced in working with a variety of conditions including but not limited to:        
Orthopedic Rehab Pelvic Health           Geriatrics            Vestibular Disorders   
Sports Medicine         Women’s Health      Orthopedic Pediatrics       and other conditions

Mallory and her husband, Mikel, proudly reside in the Auburn-Opelika area with their 2 children. Mikel is a member of the Auburn University Football Staff. 

Welcome to the Encore Rehabilitation-Opelila team, Mallory!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Chad Abrams, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation!

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Chad Abrams!

Chad began his athletic training career as a Junior at Reeltown High School in 1983. He became BOC certified through the internship route in 1995. He has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Reeltown since 1985. He graduated from Auburn University in 1992 in Agriscience in Education. While there, he was a Student Athletic Trainer with Auburn University Athletics, completing his Masters in Health and Human Performance at Auburn in 2010.

Chad taught Agribusiness at Reeltown for three years, worked in production at Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Manufacture for 16 years, and was the Sports Medicine Outreach Coordinator for East Alabama Medical Center for 12 years. He was also the owner of Reeltown Tire and Auto Sales.

He has been employed by Encore Rehabilitation since 2018 as a Athletic Trainer Area Manager for the East Alabama Region.

Thank you, Chad, for your service!


Tyler Wilks is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Congratulations to Tyler Wilks, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Tyler is a Sophomore, multi-sport athlete, participating in Football and Tennis for the Providence Christian Eagles. His future plans include going to Auburn to major in Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, doing activities with his church youth group, going hunting and fishing, and playing video games. He also enjoys taking things apart and fixing them.

Tyler is the son of Matt and Kim Wilks.

We are so proud of you, Tyler! We wish you the best in the future!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Providence Christian Eagles.
We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, AL 36303

Hannah Crowe is Athlete to the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton

Hannah Crowe is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton would like to recognize Hannah Crowe as Athlete of the Month!

Hannah excels in Softball and would like to one day play for Auburn or Florida while pursuing a degree as a Marine Biologist. In addition to playing softball,  Hannah enjoys playing all sports, cooking, crocheting, and tubing.

Hannah is the daughter of Shannon Crowe and Greg Crowe.

Congratulations, Hannah! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton
674 Ollie Avenue
Clanton, Alabama 35045
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Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton collects Halloween Costumes for Children’s of Alabama

Kaylee Forbus – Stronger Shoulder Leads to New Gymnastic Skills

Janis Allman – Walking after Surgery!

Dena Kromer – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton

Say hello to Athletic Trainer Allen Walters!

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville welcomes Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Allen Walters #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville would like to introduce you to one of our Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers, Allen Walters!

Allen brings 20 years of experience and knowledge as a Certified Athletic Trainer to Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville where he provides Sports Medicine Coverage for Lincoln County High School (Tennessee).

Allen holds three degrees: Associate in Sports Medicine from Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL., an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, and a Master of Education from Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, AR., While at Arkansas Tech, he was also the Assistant Athletic Trainer for three years and was fortunate to be part of the only Arkansas Division II football team ever to win a NCAA Division II playoff game at the time and assisted in NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball South Regional Championships.

Allen has worked with various high schools in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Alabama including most recently at Lincoln County High School, Huntland School, and Franklin County High School. He was part of several high school state championship teams while working in Arkansas and Alabama. In addition to high schools and Arkansas Tech, he was also the Athletic Trainer at Alabama A & M University where he was privileged to be part of the 2006 SWAC Championship Football Team. At the professional sports level, Allen was the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tennessee Valley Raptors Football Team of the United Indoor Professional Football League.

Allen and his wife, Kristie, are the parents of two boys.

We are proud to have Allen as part of our rehabilitation team at Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville!

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville
1816 Huntsville Highway
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
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NOW OPEN! Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, Tennessee!

Celebrating Boss’ Day with Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center

Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach welcomes First Patient – Matthew Welch!


Trip Garner, PT, ATC, becomes Regional Director in Montgomery & Andalusia, AL

Trip Garner, PT, ATC, becomes Regional Director in Montgomery, Alabama area

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to announce Trip Garner, PT, ATC, as our new Regional Director in the Montgomery and Andalusia, Alabama areas!

Trip has been a practicing Clinician for 28 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. He received his Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University and his Master of Business Administration from Auburn University-Montgomery. In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist, Trip is also a Certified Athletic Trainer with 20 years of experience.  He is also the Regional Director for Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Reeltown, and Eufaula.

Trip and his wife, Tamera, are the parents of three children and reside in Opelika, Alabama.

Congratulations, Trip!

Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East
2562 Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
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Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road
9427 Vaughn Road, Suite A
Pike Road, Alabama 36064
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Encore Rehabilitation-Prattville
1976 Fairview Avenue
Prattville, Alabama 36066
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Andalusia Health Physical Therapy with Encore Rehabilitation
125 Medical Park Drive, Suite 106
Andalusia, Alabama
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For a complete listing of Encore Rehabilitation Clinics, visit our website at

James Thrift – “On My Way to Recover”

Cindy Thompson is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Marlette McMahan – From Wheelchair to Walking!

Nia White – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road

Luke Waldrep is Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Luke Waldrep is Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman #EncoreRehab

Luke Waldrep is Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Luke, a Junior, plays Football and Baseball for the Bulldogs.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and playing sports. He plans to attend Auburn University to pursue an Engineering degree.

Luke is the son of Chris and Bess Waldrep.

Congratulations, Luke! 

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the  Addison Bulldogs and many other high schools and colleges across Mississippi and Alabama! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
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Destiny Walker is Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Encore Rehabilitation-Touching the World!

Swim for MS – 18,000 laps in one month!

Welcome to Kim Rodning, OT, Marketing Representative for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!

Kim Rodning, OT, is the new Marketing Representative for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika #EncoreRehab


Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika would like to introduce Occupational Therapist Kim Rodning, our new Marketing Representative!

Kim has lived in the Opelika-Auburn area for over 25 years. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in Animal Sciences and holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from Alabama State.

Kim and her husband, Soren, have two children. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, sports, and attending Auburn University events.

We are proud to have Kim join us at Encore Rehabilitation! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
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James Thrift – “On My Way to Recover”

Meet Megan Johnson, PTA, LMT, MLDC!

Meet Daniel Winn, DPT, Clinical Director for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

2018 State Swimming and Diving Championship Winners

2018 AHSAA Sate Swimming and diving championships - Auburn University, Dec

AUBURN – UMS-Wright High School’s girls captured the AHSAA Class 1A-5A State Swimming championship and Westminster Christian captured the Class 6A-7A girls’ state crown Saturday, December 1st, as the 2018 State Swimming and Diving Championships concluded at James E. Martin Aquatic Center on the Auburn University campus Saturday.

Boaz and T.R. Miller tied with 161 points each to share the Class 1A-5A boys’ state title, and Huntsville captured the Class 6A-7A championship for the third year in a row.

UMS-Wright totaled 285 points to claim the first girls swimming crown since 1997. Whitesburg Christian was second with 209 points and Scottsboro was third at 149. Madison Academy finished fourth with 130 points and Briarwood Christian was fifth with 106.

In the girls’ Class 6A-7A competition, Westminster Christian posted 265 points to win its thirst consecutive crown. The Wildcats won the Class 1A-5A state championship in 2016 and 2017 but moved up to Class 6A-7A this season.  Spanish Fort finished second with 198 points, followed by Grissom (163), James Clemens (162) and defending champion Auburn (150) to round out the top five finishers.

The 1A-5A boys’ state championship was the first for Boaz and T.R. Miller. St. Michael Catholic was third with 149 points, Jasper was fourth (140.50) and Scottsboro (122) finished fifth. Huntsville totaled 309 points to win the 6A-7A boys’ state title. The championship was the Panthers’ 15th overall, tying the state record set by Grissom from 1984-1999. Huntsville has also won the AHSAA crown five times in the last seven years. Daphne was second with 262 points, Auburn was third with 216, followed by Spain Park (179) and Davidson (164).

Several records fell in AHSAA’s 59th State Championships in the 6A-7A division but no records fell in the 1A-5A division. Among them:

Class 6A-7A Boys
200-Yard Medley Relay:
Daphne set a Class 6A-7A record in the prelims clocking 1:35.81 and then topped that mark in the finals with a 1:1:35.07. The team was comprised of senior Will Robinson, junior Trey Sheils, senior Graham Jenkins and senior Tyler Bailey.
100-Yard Breaststroke: Daphne’s Sheils set a new all-time record in the prelims swimming a 55.39 time, and he then topped that mark in the finals with a 55.34.
50-Yard Freestyle: Wen Zheng of Northview broke the record he set as a sophomore in 2016 (20.56) with a 20.47 time in Saturday’s finals.
100-Yard Freestyle: Zhang also broke the 6A-7A record (44.78) he set in 2016 with a winning time of 44.24 in Saturday’s finals.
500-Yard Freestyle: Spain Park junior Ward Lockhart set the 6A-7A record with a 4:37.02 time in the prelims. He won the finals by breaking that mark clocking 4:36.87.

Class 6A-7A Girls
200-Yard Freestyle:
Sophomore Rebekah Hamilton of Westminster Christian swam the distance in 1:49.45 to set the mark for 6A-7A. She set the 1A-5A division record (1:50.35) in 2016 and now holds both marks.
200-Yard IM: Letitia Sim, a sophomore from Spanish Fort, set a new Class 6A-7A and record with a 2:01.64 time. Mallory Underwood of Athens set the record previously with a 2:03.60 time in the 2016 state meet.
100-Yard Breaststroke: Sim set her second record of the 2018 meet with a 1:01.64 time in the breaststroke race. The old mark (1:02.13) was set by Megan Molnar of Auburn in 2010.
50-Yard Freestyle: Sophomore Eboni McCarty of Westminster Christian set a record (22.86) in the prelims Friday and topped that mark in the finals swimming a 22:81 time.
100-Yard Freestyle: McCarty clocked 50.41 seconds to set a new mark in the 6A-7A division.

Complete results can be found at:

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine for the Alabama High School Athletic Association and numerous High Schools and Colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, visit our website at or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

AHSAA FOOTBALL Super 7 Pairings & Round 4 Results

Meet Doug Ganassi, ATC, CSCS, with Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City

Woody Brown – “I recommend them completely”