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Vesta Mims – “I can walk straighter”

Vesta Mims is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton #EncoreRehab

Vesta Mims is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton

Vesta Mims’ doctor suggested she try physical therapy to improve her walking and balance. Ms. Mims choose Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton for her rehab.  She says, “I’ve been working on my balance and my posture. I’m able to walk straighter now and I hold my shoulders and head back better. The employees have been so nice and have become family. I would recommend Encore to anybody!

Thank you, Mrs. Mims, for your recommendation! We are glad your balance is better. We are proud to have you as our Patient of the Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton
674 Ollie Aenue
Clanton, Alabama 35045
205-280-1100
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Betty Houston -Moving Again!

Patty Headley -“I looked forward to coming each day”

Meet Ashley Campell, DPT, and Amy Farrar, DPT

Physical Therapists Amy Farrar and Ashley Campbell with The Center for Dizziness and Balance-D'Iberville #EncoreRehab

Physical Therapists Amy Farrar and Ashley Campbell with The Center for Dizziness and Balance-D’Iberville (Encore Rehabilitation)

At The Center for Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation-D’Iberville, we are very proud to have two outstanding Physical Therapists whose expertise and experience is working with patients with balance and dizziness problems, Ashley Campbell and Amy Farrar. We’d like you to get to know them better!

Ashley Campbell, DPT, (photo right) has been a Physical Therapist for 18 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 16 years. A native of Indiana, Ashley has lived on the coast for 16 years. During this time, she has developed a unique Vestibular Rehabilitation Program. She has been Clinically-Certified through the Susan Herdman Vestibular Course at Emory University, serves as an adjunct professor for the University of South Alabama’s Vestibular Lab and Lecture, and is a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA).

Amy Farrar, DPT, (photo left) has been a Physical Therapist for 9 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 6 years. Amy has focused her career on vestibular impairments and treatment. Amy is Clinically-Certified through the Susan Herdman Vestibular Course at Emory University and a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA). In addition, Amy is also a Visual Vestibular Functional Integration Training (V2FIT) Clinically Certified Therapist for the treatment of concussions.

Ashley and Amy look forward to serving you and helping improve your dizziness – no matter the cause!

The Center for Dizziness and Balance Rehabilitation-D’Iberville offers focused and individualized treatment for people suffering from Dizziness (Central, Anxiety related, post Chemo, Cervicogenic) Vertigo, BPPV, Generalized Imbalance, any Vestibular issues, and much more.

We have the expertise of serving you in a way that no one else on the Gulf Coast can! Give us a call at (228) 232-0808!

The Center for Dizziness and Balance – D’Iberville
3179 Mallet Road, Suite D
D’Iberville, Mississippi 39540
228-232-0808
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Awards and Honors at the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame-Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter

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

More Balance and Strength for Buddy Beasley at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

More Balance and Strength for Buddy Beasley at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

“Since coming to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, my balance is much better and I have gained strength in my legs, especially my weaker leg. I would absolutely recommend Encore! They have a great staff-very friendly and patient-oriented. Thanks, Suzanne, and everyone!” ~ Buddy Beasley, patient.

Thanks, Buddy, for choosing us to be your rehab provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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Marrene Wilson – Success with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Lee Morton – I can finally get pain relief!

Physical Therapy instead of surgery

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION AT ADULT NEURO CENTER

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab & Encore Rehabilitation held their Annual Support Group Christmas Party #EncoreRehab

The Adult Neuroscience Center (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) held its Annual Support Group Christmas Party on Friday, December 7th for members of the support groups offered at our clinic.  These groups include the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, the Aphasia & Communication Support Group, and the Movement Disorder Exercise Group.  There was plenty of Christmas cheer to share!  Thank you to everyone who made this year’s party so much fun!

For further information regarding when/where these groups meet, please call our Ocean Springs Office at (228)-818-1207 or visit us at 3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200.

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab & Encore Rehabilitation held their Annual Support Group Christmas Party #EncoreRehab

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab & Encore Rehabilitation held their Annual Support Group Christmas Party #EncoreRehab

Merry Christmas!

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab & Encore Rehabilitation held their Annual Support Group Christmas Party  #EncoreRehab

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The Holidays are fun with friends and family!

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It’s so fun to celebrate together!

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Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
Adult Neuroscience Center – Encore Rehabilitation

3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
228-818-1207
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Bertha Hyde – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville

Bertha Hyde is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville #EncoreRehab

Introducing Bertha Hyde, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville!

Bertha chose Encore Rehabilitation to help her improve her balance, movement, strength, and endurance. After working with the Physical Therapists, she has seen much improvement!

We are proud of Bertha’s commitment to improving her health and happy to choose her as Patient of the Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565
205-486-2753
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Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce spotlights Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville

World Spina Bifida Day with Elsee Peoples!

AHSAA Football Playoffs-Round 4 Pairings and Round 3 Scores

 

 

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!