Aahja Reed is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West

Aahja Reed is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West #EncoreRehab

We are proud to announce Aahja Reed as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West!

Aahja is a member of the Band and Dance Girl for Midfield High School. She is a Senior this year and plans to pursue a college degree in Athletic Training. In her free time she likes to dance and travel.

Aahja is the daughter of Jessica Reed and Ronnie Brown.

Congratulations, Aahja! We hope you have a great senior year!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Midfield Patriots as well as numerous colleges and high schools across Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West
950 Medical Center Drive
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
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Max Weeks -Enjoying “Virtually no pain at all”

Dana Doss – Walking without Pain!

Mercedes Thompson – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West

Max Weeks -Enjoying “Virtually no pain at all”

Max Weeks receiving Dry Needling treatment at Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West #EncoreRehabPatient of the Month Max Weeks with staff from Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West #EncoreRehab

I had Golfers’s Elbow and Bicep Tendinitis from working out. My soreness turned into pain and didn’t go away. I went to a sports medicine doctor and she prescribed Physical Therapy and Dry Needling,” says Max Weeks. After several weeks of treatment at Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West, Max is now getting back to the things he loved doing before the pain. “Before I couldn’t even pick up my one-year old and now I have virtually no pain at all.

Thank you, Max, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West to be your rehab provider! We are proud to have you as our Patient of the Month!

Pictured here are Max Weeks; Jodi Schuckert, PTA; and Clinical Director Laura Lee Homan, PT, DPT.

To learn more about Dry Needling, click here. 

Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West
950 Medical Center Drive
Bessemer, Alabama 35022
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Mercedes Thompson – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West

Jerry McKinney – Returning to Work!

New Encore Rehabilitation Clinic Opening Soon!

Abe Abrams – Fishing Again!

Dry Needling: What is it? How does it work?

Morgan Canty is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point

Morgan Canty is the Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point #EncoreRehab

Congratulations to Morgan Canty, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point!

Morgan is a Junior at Ramsay High School where she plays Basketball for the Rams and has received the Leadership Award. Her post-high school plans include attending the University of Connecticut to major in Aerospace Engineering.

Morgan is the daughter of Kimberly Allen.

We are proud to have you as our Athlete of the Month, Morgan!

Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point
1687 Center Point Parkway, Suite 11
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
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Shelia Gallups – “I had a great experience”

Khannan Durr is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point

James Thrift – “On My Way to Recover”

UAB Student Physical Therapists Dinner 2019

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was delighted to celebrate with the Third Year UAB Student Physical Therapists at a dinner at The Club in Birmingham on January 29, 2019. UAB Alumni and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson encouraged the students to enjoy this time between classwork and clinicals.

Encore Rehabilitation would like to wish all the students every success as they anticipate graduation in December!

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists attend McKenzie Method Course

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Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists recently attended the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® course, Cervical and Thoracic Spine. This was Part B of a 4-part series to become a McKenzie Method Creditialled Clinician (Cred. MDT). Therapists seeking Creditialled status must complete all four parts of the coursework, demonstrate hands-on application, and pass a comprehensive exam.

We are proud of these Physical Therapists for their dedication to learning how to give the finest care possible to their patients.
Encore Rehabilitation Clinics represented at this course:

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Daphne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Foley, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Gordo, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Inverness, Birmingham, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile Midtown, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Rehab Center of South Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Saraland, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Summerford Nursing and Rehab Center, Falkville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Mobile, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon, Alabama


What is the McKenzie Method?

According to the McKenzie Institute International, “the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years. MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate. MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.”

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Hello from the Encore Rehabilitation-Homewood Staff!


Encore Rehabilitation-Homewood Staff: Lacey, Adam, and Jodi

Encore Rehabilitation-Homewood Staff: Lacey, Adam, and Jodi

The staff at Encore Rehabilitation-Homewood are proud to serve in their community! Come see them for all your physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation needs!

Encore Rehabilitation-Homewood
120-B Oxmoor Court
Birmingham, Alabama 35209
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Fairfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Skylar Roy.

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Congratulations to the Fairfield Encore Athlete of the Month, Skyler Roy! Skylar is a freshman athlete at Fairfield Prep High School. She has been on the Lady Tigers Cheerleading team for 1 year now and loves it. Skylar has a 3.6 GPA and plans to attend college after high school to major in Physical Therapy. She is the daughter of Sherree Williams.

“How to Start a Running Program” by Andrea Bowens, DPT, OCS, Encore Inverness Clinic.

“Happy New Year! Have you made New Year’s resolutions to be more active this year? Do you want to start running and don’t know where to begin? Running has many benefits to your overall health and well-being. First, participating in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise like running, can boost mood, energy, and improve quality of sleep. Secondly, running at a moderate pace not only helps burn calories during exercise but also contributes to an “afterburn” effect, during which the body continues to burn calories for a period of time after the run is completed. Lastly, impactful exercise like running will help to prevent bone loss in the lower extremities, which can be a health concern for older adults.

While there are numerous benefits to exercise, inadequate shoe wear, training, and mechanics can increase your risk for injury. When beginning an exercise program it is important to start by selecting a pair of shoes that is made for your type of foot. Local running shoe stores are a great place to start when trying to determine if you need a shoe with more structure, cushion, or need a specific type of insert due to your foot posture. Additionally, experts in running recommend replacing your shoes every 300-500 miles. Don’t underestimate the value of a good running shoe in keeping you injury free!

The next step to beginning a running program is to ease into the exercise to allow your body to adapt to the new demands. If you are beginning exercise for the first time or after a long break, begin with walking and slowly increase your distance over time. Also, it is beneficial to begin performing strengthening exercises, especially for the core and hips, to help prevent injury caused by weakness or muscle imbalances. Once you have increased your endurance and overall fitness with walking and strength training, your body is now better prepared to begin running. Begin with interval walking and running and then gradually increase the run time and decrease the walk time over the course of several weeks. Once you can run continuously for 20-30 minutes, then it is appropriate to start increasing your distance and then pace. Online resources, such as Runner’s World, have articles and training programs that can help develop a program for you and your running goals. Set realistic goals for yourself so that you can achieve them without suffering a setback due to injury.

Improper running mechanics can lead to injuries in runners over time. Overuse injuries, which occur in both novice and elite runners, can become a nagging problem and often sideline a runner for a period of time. This is where a physical therapist can be of value to you. Physical therapists can evaluate your flexibility, strength, alignment, and movement patterns. A comprehensive evaluation by a physical therapist will help determine factors that may lead to inefficiencies in running form or abnormal mechanics, thus leading to injury. If you do suffer an injury, consider being evaluated by a physical therapist who can devise a program specific to your body and injury. Take caution with performing generic exercise routines found online because there are often other individual factors contributing to an injury. For further reading on injury prevention with running and specific types of running injuries, visit the American Physical Therapy Association’s website for patients at’

Inverness Clinic Athlete of the Month, WIlliam Moore.

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Congratulations to the Inverness Clinic Encore Athlete of the Month, William Moore. William is a aspiring, sophomore, athlete at Westminster in Birmingham, AL. He is a member of the Knight’s soccer team and his hobbies include watching movies, playing Xbox, and of course, playing soccer. William is an Alabama fan and hopes to play soccer in college after he graduates. William is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth David Moore.  Keep up the good work, William!

2015 Annual Encore Dinner at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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We wanted to say thank you to The University of Alabama at Birmingham for letting us host the Annual Encore Dinner last night, as well as, to all the PT and OT students who attended! 

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Encore President, Paul Henderson, was one of the speakers at the dinner.