Education

Coach Safely

Flyer outlining Coach Safely Program

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to be the Education and Triage Partner of Alabama’s Coach Safely Foundation!

The Coach Safely Act (HB9), passed by Alabama Legislature, is the first of its kind to address public concerns about sports injuries for younger athletes (14 and younger).  This law  and the Coach Safely Program bring together community youth coaches and experts in the medical field to reduce sports injuries, increase education about injuries, and increase participation in sports activities. The law is administered under the Alabama Department of Public Health and will be piloted this fall. Advocates of the law include Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, Coach Wille Slater of Tuskegee University, and numerous other coaches throughout the state.

One part of the Coach Safely program is an educational course for coaches. The course was developed by Dr. James R. Andrews and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation.  The course covers topics such as concussions; heat and exertion illness; trauma and overuse; sudden cardiac arrest; and emergency action plans.

The Coach Safely Foundation was formed to support the Coach Safely Program and to work with each of the approximately 400 municipalities in the State of Alabama. The Foundation is supported by Children’s of Alabama, Encore Rehabilitation, and ThreatAdvice as well as public and private grants.

To read more about the Coach Safely Program, visit their website at: coachsafely.org

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251 Johnston Street, SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
256-350-1764
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2018 Encore-Uhler Symposium Sponsors & Door Prize Winners

THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for this year’s Encore-Uhler Sports Medicine Symposium! Your support helps to make the Symposium a success and we appreciate your participation.

2018 Encore-Uhler Sports Medicine Symposium Sponsors:

  • Electro Medical
  • SwimEx
  • Alert Services, Inc.
  • MATRIX Fitness
  • Rod-K
  • Incrediwear

 

Congratulations to this year’s door prize winners:

  • Cori Waters
  • Doug VanHeel
  • Krishanna Johnson

 

Join us next year of another fantastic weekend! The Symposium website is encoresms.com

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Chinese Medical Professionals visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Part 5

business professionals posing in front of glass wall which reads University of South Alabama Medical Center

Medical Professional guests from China concluded their tour of Encore Rehabilitation facilities by visiting sites in south Alabama. While in the area, they visited locations within the University of South Alabama Health System: USA Medical Center, USA Strada Patient Care Center, and USA Children’s and Women’s Outpatient Rehab Clinic, as well as Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner. Dr. Gregory H. Frazer, Dean of Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions at USA, joined Encore Rehabilitation Executives Paige Plash and Paul Henderson in leading the tour.  The visitors also enjoyed spending some time at the beach.

The Chinese Medical Professionals were learning more about how Physical Therapy is utilized for rehabilitation and a return to health. China is expected to have over 400 million people over the age of 60 by the year 2020. Due to China’s increasing population of older citizens, Western rehab practices like physical therapy are being incorporated with traditional Eastern rehab methods, such as acupressure and tai chi, to provide patient care. Throughout the week-long tour, the group was able to see Encore Rehabilitation therapists providing care in outpatient clinics, inpatient facilities, hospitals, school systems, industries, and fitness centers.

American and Chinese business mean enjoying a meal at a restaurant

Several men posing for photo while standing on the balcony overlooking beach in southern Alabama

 

Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned rehabilitation company in the Southeast United States, offering Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as well as  Industrial Rehab, Sports Medicine, and Athletic Training services. Encore has been serving families and communities for over 35 years.

Part 5 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
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At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.


Part 4-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Part 3 – Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Corporate Offices

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health System Facilities and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi-Part 4

Group of people posing for picture in front of a wall with football helmets mounted on the wall in the background

Medical Professionals from China visit with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists at East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

After touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics in northern Alabama, visiting Medical Professionals from China continued their tour by visiting Encore Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists working in the healthcare facilities of the Singing River Health System in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi.

The use of Western rehabilitation practices such as physical therapy and occupational therapy is growing in China. The visitors were observing and learning how Western rehab is used in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, industries, and sports settings.

Singing River Health System locations visited by the group included:

  • Ocean Springs Pediatrics Center
  • Ocean Springs Hospital
  • Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab Center
  • Gautier Physical Therapy and Industrial Center
  • East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Singing River provides critical health services, numerous community outreach programs, and charitable services and educational programs. Community-owned, Singing River is also home to the award-winning Blue Distinction Center of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care, and spine and joint surgery.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud of our association with Singing River Health System, providing quality therapists and support staff in rehabilitative settings for Singing River. Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned provider of rehabilitation services in the southeast United States. Encore has been serving communities in Alabama and Mississippi for over 35 years.

Group posing for photo inside the lobby of Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Ocean Springs Hospital Administrator Heath Thompson, center, along with representatives of Encore Rehabilitation, provided a tour of Ocean Springs Hospital to the visiting Chinese Medical Professionals.

Part 4 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
Find Corporate Encore Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

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At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.


Part 5-Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama

Part 3- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office, Decatur, Alabama

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

Charlee West – 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion

Charlee West, Softball Home Run Derby Champion posing with award/plague standing in front of a banner which reads NJCAA Softball Division 1 National Championship, St. George, Utah

Congratulations to Charlee West, 2018 NJCAA Division I Softball Home Run Derby Champion!

Charlee and the rest of the Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Softball Team are in St. George, Utah, this week to compete in the NJCAA Division I Softball National Championship! We wish them success! This is the fourth straight National Tournament  appearance for Wallace State and their 12th time overall to make it to Nationals.

To read more about their winning the ACCC Tournament Championship, click here.

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of
Athletic Training Services for the Wallace State Lions!

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MLB Bound! Jonathan Gettys – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Continuing Education for Athletic Trainers, CSCS, PTs, OTs, and Ortho Techs-Encore Sports Medicine Symposium-July 13-15, 2018, Orange Beach, Alabama

Instant Replay for  Alabama High School Football – Fall 2018

 

Thank you, Teachers!

Thank You Teachers

A HUGE THANK YOU to all teachers, administrators and
education support staff for all of your hard work, dedication,
and exceptional instruction you give every day to your students! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week
!

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Parkinson’s Fitness Class

We are happy to announce a group fitness class for anyone with Parkinson’s at Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab,
every Thursday at 2 pm! We’ll see you there!

Parkinsons Fitness Class

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab
3603 Bienville Boulevard
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Register at 228-875-5050

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Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Facilities-Part 3

Smiling people standing in two rows in formal executive suite

Encore RehabilitationCorporate Office Reception for visiting Chinese Medical Professionals-Decatur, Alabama

The Corporate Offices of Encore Rehabilitation recently hosted medical professionals from China with a tour and reception. One highlight of the evening was a presentation given by Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson and Vice-President Paige Plash on the history and philosophy of Encore.

Another highlight was an informative talk given by Dr. Jun Hu, Assistant Dean at Shanghai University College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Hu is passionate about providing quality rehab care in his country, including expanding the use of Physical Therapy.

There are currently about 1,700 Physical Therapists in China. By the year 2020, China will have over 400 million people over the age of 60, many of which will need rehab.  The use of Physical Therapy is growing in China as they look to “westernize” rehab services. This group of medical professionals was touring Encore facilities to learn more about how Physical Therapy may be used for rehab care.

Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned rehabilitation company in the Southeast United States, offering Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as well as  Industrial Rehab, Sports Medicine, and Athletic Training services. Encore has been serving families and communities for over 35 years.

Part 3 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
Find Corporate Encore Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

encorerehab.com 

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.


Part 5-Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama

Part 4-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Facilities-Part 2

Encore Rehabilitation hosts tour group from China (2)

Chinese Medical Professionals tour Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, March 21, 2018.**

Encore Rehabilitation facilities were recently visited by medical professionals from China. China’s population is increasing and living longer which is creating a need for expanding rehabilitative care. “Western Medicine practices” such as Physical Therapy are in more of a demand. The group was touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics to learn more about the Physical Therapy profession.

One of the stops on their tour was Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, Alabama. The Hartselle clinic is now operating in their new clinic on Highway 31 and Mynatt Street. Services in Hartselle include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Industrial Rehab, including FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations). Hartselle also offers a Pediatric Rehab program called Kids in Motion.  This program specializes in the management of Autism Spectrum Disorders and offers services to assist children with behavior development, neurological conditions, and physical conditions.

Visitors enjoyed the tour and also an explanation of Dry Needling. Dry Needling is a skilled intervention that uses thin monofilament needles to penetrate the muscle and help decrease pain and spasms. Dry Needling is especially helpful in pain management. While the Chinese visitors are very familiar with acupressure, dry needling was a physical therapy procedure that was less common to them.

Read more about their visit to Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, here as reported by Cliff Knight of the Hartselle Enquirer. **Article and photo used by permission of the Hartselle Enquirer.

Part 2 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle
615 Mynatt Street, SW, Suite A
Hartselle, Alabama 35640
256-773-0138
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Part 1-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens click here.

Part 3-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office

Part 4-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Part 5 -Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama


Article: Dry Needling: What is it and How does it work? can be read here.

Dry Needling Testimonial: Brooke Thomas, “I feel like a new person!”


 

Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation Facilities-Part 1

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Encore Rehabilitation Clinical Director Tiffany Davis, PT, and Regional Director Barri Lenox, PT, visit with Dr. Jun Hu, Assistant Dean at Shanghai University College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Encore Rehabilitation facilities were recently visited by medical professionals from China who were learning more about how physical therapy is used for rehabilitative care. The use of Physical Therapy is growing in China as they look to add “Western Medicine practices” to their services for an aging population.

One of the stops on their tour was Encore Rehabilitation-Athens, Alabama.  Read more about their visit to Encore Rehabilitation-Athens,  here  as reported by Jessica Barnett of the Athens News Courier.

**Article and photo used by permission of the Athens News Courier.

PART 1 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens
22423 US Highway 72 East Suite B
Athens, Alabama 35613
256-232-1221
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Part 2-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle click here.

Part 3-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office

Part 4-Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health Systems and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulf Coast, Mississippi

Part 5 – Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama


Article: Dry Needling: What is it and How does it work? can be read here.

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