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MARCH IS NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING MONTH: FOUR THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ATHLETIC TRAINERS**

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. and Encore Sports Medicine are proud to celebrate March as National Athletic Training Month! We would like to say thank you to each of our Certified Athletic Trainers for all they do everyday to support safe and successful play!

In honor of National Athletic Training Month, here are four things to know about athletic trainers. **

  1. They are healthcare professionals. Athletic Trainers work with individuals who are physically active or involved in sports participation through all stages of life. They prevent, treat and help rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries as well as sports and work-related illnesses and medical conditions. Athletic trainers abide by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and are recognized as allied health care professionals by the American Medical Association, Health Resources Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.
  2. The welfare of patients is their top priority. Athletic trainers work with patients to prevent injuries. If a patient is injured, they work with physicians to provide care and rehabilitate the patient back to life before the injury as fast and as safely as possible. Brain and spinal cord injuries and conditions such as heat illness can be life-threatening if not recognized and properly handled. Athletic trainers are there to immediately address emergencies.
  3. Taping and ice is a small part of what athletic trainers do. Athletic trainers also coordinate and carry out injury prevention programs, prepare athletes for practices and games, communicate with physicians about injuries, help treat and rehabilitate injured players, help determine return to play for injured athletes, monitor environment and weather conditions, develop and execute emergency action plans and are first responders on the scene.
  4. Education is a huge part of becoming an athletic trainer. Academic curriculum and clinical training for athletic trainers follow the medical model. They must have a minimum of a four-year degree from a CAATE-accredited program and be certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) through an exam. More than 70 percent of athletic trainers have surpassed the minimum requirement and have earned a master’s degree. By 2020, all CAATE-accredited programs will be offered at the master’s level only. Every two years, athletic trainers are required to complete Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their athletic training certification with the BOC.

For over 40 years, Encore Sports Medicine has provided care to athletes across Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee. We LOVE to see you move! Want to know move about our Sports Medicine programs? Visit our website for Sports Medicine Programs or call Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

**These tips are shared from the National Athletic Trainers Association website: https://www.nata.org/advocacy/public-relations/national-athletic-training-month

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Happy National Athletic Training Month to Melinda Wilson, ATC, Regional Sports Medicine Director with Encore Rehabilitation

Gary Zakutney, ATC, with Encore Sports Medicine

Encore Rehabilitation Recruiting is on the move!

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Eric Oehms!

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Sports Medicine works to Prevent Baseball Injuries

Preparing for Baseball Season!

Our Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers are being trained to screen baseball pitchers all over the Gulf Coast for injury causing mechanisms. Our goal is to prevent injuries BEFORE they happen, allowing our baseball pitchers to start the season right! Our Sports Medicine Team seamlessly works together to be your Sports Medicine Resource!

Encore Sports Medicine – We LOVE to see you move!

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Abby Perkins is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Athlete of the Month Abby Perkins with the staff of Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Congratulations to Abby Perkins, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Abby is a Sophomore Softball Player for the Wallace Govs. Her future plans include becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys playing softball and hanging out with her friends.

Abby is the daughter of Jeremy and Brandi Perkins.

We wish you the best, Abby!

Abby is pictured here with Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan Physical Therapist Adam Johnston and Physical Therapist Assistant Angela Ferguson.

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider
for the Wallace Govs. We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-836-4523
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Hannah Gentz – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Hannah Gentz is Athlete of the Month for #EncoreRehab Hamilton

Say hello to Hannah Gentz! Hannah is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton! 

Hannah is a Crimsonette at The University of  Alabama where she is majoring in Kinesiology on the pre-Occupational Therapy track. She also twirled in high school all four years and was Majorette Captain.  Her personal interests include baton twirling, running, yoga, spending time with family and friends, cooking, and baking.

Hannah is the daughter of Debbie and David Gentz.

Hannah, we are glad to have you as our Athlete of the Month! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1500 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
205-952-9065
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Encore Rehabilitation – Hamilton has a new location!

Wade Williams is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

Linda Stowe is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton

 

John Lake Robertson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

John Lake Robertson is Athlete of the Month for #EncoreRehab William Carey University

Say hello to John Lake Robertson! He is the Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey!

John Lake competes in Baseball (#38) for the Crusaders. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and hanging out with friends. He is pursuing a degree to become a teacher and coach.

John Lake is the son of Steven and Bridgette Robertson.

We wish you all the best, John Lake! Congratulations!

Encore Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the William Carey Crusaders! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
601-543-0221 
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Anna Greer – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Encore Rehabilitation at the New Orleans Saints Game

Ryleigh Baker is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Ben Whalley is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

Clinic Director Dawn O’Keefe- Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont

Connie Clark re-visits Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point

Good to see our former Athlete of the Month Connie Clarke! Ms. Clarke recently came by the clinic of a visit.

It was our pleasure to see our former Athlete of the Month, Connie Clarke! She came by the clinic for a visit and to pick up her t-shirt. Ms. Clarke is playing basketball & pursuing a degree at Snead State Community College.

We wish you continued success, Connie! Please come see us again!

Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point
1687 Center Point Parkway, Suite 11
Birmingham, Alabama 35215
205-730-5005
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Ben Whalley is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

Ben Whalley is Athlete of the Month with #EncoreRehab at William Carey University

Say hello to Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey, Ben Whalley! 

Ben competes in Mens Soccer for the Crusaders where he has been selected All-Conference 2nd Team for two years. He is pursuing a degree in Communications. Ben is the son of Simon and Sarah Whalley.

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

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Provider for William Carey University.

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
601-543-0221 
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Windham Whatley is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeff Davis, AT, is awarded Athletic Trainer of the Year!

See our Christmas Tree on the TTown Tinsel Trail!

Windham Whatley is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Windham Whatley is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey #EncoreRehab

Give a shoutout to Windham Whatley, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey!

Windham plays soccer for the William Carey Crusaders and has been selected a Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches of America. Windham, a Physical Education major, plans to continue his college education at the master’s level.  His personal interests include spending time with his dog, Romeo, and playing and coaching soccer.

Windham is the son of Michael and Renee Whatley.

Congratulations, Windham! We wish you every success!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401
601-543-0221
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Callister Baugh is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeff Davis, AT, is awarded Athletic Trainer of the Year!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University names Emma Shively as Athlete of the Month

Denisha Dedeaux is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation Long Beach

Denisha Dedeaux is the Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach #EncoreRehab

A big shoutout to Denisha Dedeaux, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach!

Denisha is Freshman Nursing Student at Pearl River Community College where she plays Basketball for the Wildcats! She is she daughter of Maurice and Valene Singleton.

Congratulations, Denisha! We wish you a great year!

Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach
5107 Beatline Road, Suite 300
Long Beach, Mississippi 39560
228-575-8429
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Kyle Parks – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach

Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach wins 1st Place-People’s Choice Award

“I feel great,” Beth Maldonado at Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach

Encore Sports Medicine Management Team meets in Montgomery, Alabama

Encore Sports Medicine Management Team, Montgomery AL, July 2019 #EncoreSportsMedicine #EncoreRehab

Members of the Encore Sports Medicine Management Team from across Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi recently met in Montgomery, Alabama. Encore Rehabilitation founders and owners, Paul Henderson, PT, and Paige Plash, PT, led the meeting of Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Administrative Management.

Encore Sports Medicine has been providing Sports Medicine Coverage to colleges, high schools, and communities for 38 years! We LOVE to see you move!

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

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Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton wishes area schools a safe and fun school year

Columbus Lions & Encore Rehabilitation!