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Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialists Amy Farrar, DPT, and Ashley Campbell, DPT

Amy Farrah, DPT and Ashley Campbell, DPT are clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mississippi

Amy Farrah, DPT, left, and Ashley Campbell, DPT are clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation, Mississippi

Say hello to our two Vestibular Rehabilitation experts:
Amy Farrar, DPT and Ashley Campbell, DPT!

On Day 4 of Balance Awareness Week, we want to spotlight Amy and Ashley and tell you more Vestibular Therapy.

As the only two Clinically Certified Vestibular Specialists on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Physical Therapists Amy and Ashley competently treat a variety of vestibular disorders that can affect your balance including BPPV; vestibular neuritis; labyrinthitis; vestibular hypofunction; Meniere’s disease; vestibular migraine; post concussion syndrome; and age-related balance impairments, as well as other problems.

International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL, August 2018

To keep up with the latest research and techniques in Vestibular Rehab, Amy and Ashley attended the International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago, IL held in August, 2018.

Recently, Amy and Ashley attended the International Conference for Vestibular Rehabilitation in Chicago where vestibular clinicians, researchers, and physicians from 52 different countries gathered to discuss the latest evidence-based research in this area. Continuing education is important for both of these ladies. They want to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Contact Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation today at 228-818-1207 to set up an evaluation with our rehabilitation team!

Encore Rehabilitation at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

Balance Awareness Week, Sept. 16-22, 2018

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This week kicks off the worldwide Balance Awareness Week!

 

At Ocean Springs Neuro Vestibular Rehab, our team of clinically certified specialists can help you improve your balance, decrease your risk of falling, and help you stay independent!

Throughout the week we will be posting new information about different impairments that can affect your balance and how our team can help you.

 

If you feel your balance could use a tune up, contact us today at 228-818-1207 and let our expert therapists help you thrive!
Encore Rehabilitation at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228-818-1207
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Samuel Walton – Dancing Again!

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Samuel Walton needed to work on his balance and strength. His doctor referred him to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana. Now he is dancing again!

Sam says, “I am pleased with the therapy I received and with my progress. I can walk much better and I don’t lose my balance like I did before coming to Physical Therapy. The therapy staff was helpful and friendly. I would absolutely recommend PT to my friends at Encore.”

“I am now able to participate with dancing again without losing my balance!

We are so happy you can dance again, Samuel! Thank you for making Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana your rehab provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system  against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optical nerves). It affects the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Anyone may develop MS.
  • 2-3 times more women than men develop MS.
  • MS is not contagious or directly inherited.
  • More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
  • MS symptoms occur when the immune-system produces inflammation within the CNS.  The inflammatory attack damages myelin, (the protective insulation surrounding nerve fibers), oligodendrocytes (cells that make CNS myelin) and sometimes the underlying nerve fiber.
  • Common MS symptoms include: fatigue; vision problems/ ringing/numbness; vertigo/dizziness; muscle weakness; balance/coordination problems; walking difficulties; speech and swallowing problems; bladder/bowel problems; cognitive difficulties; emotional changes; sexual dysfunction; and mood swings/depression.
  • The damage caused by inflammation can produce symptoms that resolve over weeks to months or symptoms that are permanent.
  • MS does not always cause paralysis. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled. Two-thirds of people who have MS remain able to walk, though many will need an aid, such as a cane or crutches.
  • Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette smoking have been shown to increase the risk of MS.
  • MS occurs in most ethnic groups but is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.
  • Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.  **

    At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Physical, Occupational,
    and Speech Therapists can help patients with MS
    to ease many of your symptoms and move, think, and feel better.

    If you are one of the estimated 2.5 million people
    diagnosed with MS, ask your doctor about
    rehabilitation with Encore or call us today.

    **Facts and Statistics from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpage. To find more information about Multiple Sclerosis on their website, click here.

 

Kelly Pickett-Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

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Congratulations to Kelly Pickett, Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Kelly is a Freshman and has played Varsity Basketball (#23) for the Bulldogs for three years. She has made All-County and All-Area Teams. In addition to Basketball, Kelly enjoys hiking and hanging out with friends and family. After graduation, she would like to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. Kelly is the daughter of Tracy and Danny Pickett.

Great job, Kelly!

Close to Home – Amy Yarbrough and Encore Rehabilitation Gordo

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Amy Yarbrough was suffering weakness from a long-term illness. Her doctor referred her to Encore Rehabilitation – Gordo for strengthening and balance. Amy says. “The staff is the best! Encore has a good reputation.” She also enjoys the fact that the Encore Gordo clinic is close to her home.
Thank you, Amy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!