exercise

Wrist Roll – Workout of the Week with SportsFit Leakesville

The often overlooked wrist muscles are the feature of this week’s Workout of the Week with SportsFit Leakesville!

Gym Director Stacy Eubanks shows us two ways to work the extensor and flexor muscles of the wrist through an exercise called Wrist Rolling.

If you have questions about strengthening your wrists or any other workout questions, come see us a SportsFit Leakesville! We LOVE to see you move!

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SportsFit Leakesville
433 Main Street
Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
601-394-4545
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Battle Ropes: Workout of the Week with SportsFit Leakesville

4 ways to use the Battle Ropes in your workout!

Battle Ropes Exercises are this week’s Workout of the Week! Join SportsFit Leakesville Gym Director Stacy Eubanks as he demonstrates 4 basic ways to use the Battle Ropes in your workout routine!

If you have an exercise or piece of equipment you would like to Stacy to feature, please leave us a comment below.

We LOVE to see you move!

SportsFit Leakesville
433 Main Street
Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
601-394-4545
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SportsFit Leakesville Exercise of the Week: Stretching with a Foam Roller

Stretching before and after working out helps to prevent injuries and alleviate soreness. Remember to take time to stretch!

This week, SportsFit Leakesville Gym Manager Stacy Eubanks demonstrates how to use the foam roller for stretching. If you have questions about your fitness goals, how to use the equipment, or setting up a fitness routine, just ask! We’re here to help you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

SportsFit Leakesville
433 Main Street
Leakesville, Mississippi 39451
601-394-4545
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Christal Smith – Physical therapy Exercises Alleviate Pain

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Before Physical Therapy, I had almost constant pain in my lower back, buttocks, and right leg. My leg would constantly go to sleep. The pain was caused from a herniated disk in my lower back that was pushing on the nerve. Physical Therapy taught me exercises to completely alleviate the pain and my leg no longer goes to sleep all the time. I would recommend Encore Rehab because the therapists are very knowledgeable and also very friendly. They make Physical Therapy fun!” ~ Christal Smith, patient

Thank you, Ms. Smith, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, to be your rehab provider! We are proud of you and LOVE to see the smile on your face!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we help individuals move better and with less pain every day! We have recently expanded our services to include clinic visits, home visits, and televisits. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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Timothy Whitfield – Pain Free and Moving Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Joel Dixon is Running Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Helping others – Suzanne Jarvis, PT, Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

TEAMS Research Study for individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (Grenada, MS)

Call us to learn more about the TEAMS MS exercise research study. #EncoreRehab

Have you been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or do you know someone diagnosed?

Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada is participating in TEAMS research study through UAB/Lakeshore Research and the Tanner Foundation.

The FREE TEAMS study will evaluates the effects of an exercise program on improving pain, fatigue, physical activity, and quality of life.

More details are below or you may call the clinic if you have questions.

Please help us spread the word by sending this message to individuals who may benefit from this study.

Thanks!

WHAT?
The TEAMS study is an exercise program that will be delivered through our clinic with our Physical Therapists or your home using exercise videos. You will randomly selected to do the exercise program in either of the two settings. The program will be adapted to your specific needs and abilities.

COST
No cost to you, plus receive compensation valued up to $380.

WHO?
Individuals between 18-70 years old who are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Must be willing to participate in a 12-week exercise program.

WHERE?
Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada

INTERESTED? QUESTIONS?
Contact our clinic by phone or in person
Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada
1322 C Sunset Drive
Grenada, Mississippi 38901
662-294-1007



“Best of the Triangle” for Encore Rehabilitation-Columbus

Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeff Davis, AT, is awarded Athlete of the Year!Meet Jessica Rea, MA, CCC-SLP

Chuck Jensen – More movement & great care!

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“I came to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for physical therapy. I wanted to walk, drive, and hike successfully in the coming days and years. I’ve regained some flexibility in my knee and leg so I can get in and out of the car more easily. I had a great experience and received lots of helpful attention. The clinic was convenient to my home and was recommended by friends. Now I recommend Encore because of my good experience and the excellent practical advice I received on how to continue exercise at home to be successful. “ ~ Chuck Jensen

Thank you, Chuck, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana! We LOVE to see you move and doing the things that are important to you. We are proud of you!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914 
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Pamela Burgett is getting back to normal at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Jerry Sturm – Stronger Knees and More Movement

Kathy Horton is moving again, PAIN FREE! Thanks, Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana!

James Thrift – “On My Way to Recover”

James Thrift - Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika #EncoreRehab

“I heard about Encore Rehabilitation through a friend of mine. I was having chronic right lumbosacral pain so I decided to see if they could help. The experience has been so rewarding. I’m on my way to recovery due to the knowledgeable Physical Therapists at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika. Daniel, Keena, Julia, and Trip have all helped me. I’m getting better with each treatment and I’m doing my home program. They have really gone overboard to educate me on how to help facilitate a successful recovery. Sarah is also very nice. She helps with scheduling my appointments and always greets me with that great smile that welcomes everyone that comes to Encore-Opelika.” ~ James Thrift, patient.

Thank you, James for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika to be your rehab provider! We wish you continuing success!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, AL 36801
334-521-6644
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Meet Chad Abrams – Regional Athletic Trainer Manager for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Meet Sarah Mitchell – Front Office Coordinator at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!

Welcome to Trip Garner, PT, ATC!

What a Difference for Hayden Mobley!

In December of 2017, Hayden Mobley was in a car accident. Hayden says, “I had broken ribs, internal injuries, a crushed hip and pelvis, crushed knee, my femur was broken in six places and I also had a level 15 concussion.”

Hayden chose Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton to be his rehab provider. His results after six months? He says, “Thanks to Encore, I’m back to working out, walking, boxing, and welding.”

Hayden, you have made amazing progress! We wish your every success! Congratulations on being selected Patient of the Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street South
Hamilton, Alabama  35570
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Xray of Hayden Mobley, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton. #EncoreRehab


Physical Therapy instead of surgery


Noah McCracken- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton


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

Exercise May Improve Memory

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For many Americans, January is a time to set goals concerning exercise for weight loss and heart health. Now there may be one more reason to exercise – to improve memory.

According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, a new guideline for medical practitioners recommends twice-weekly exercise for people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

“Regular physical exercise has long been shown to have heart health benefits, and now we can say exercise also may help improve memory for people with mild cognitive impairment,” says Ronald Petersen, M.D., Ph.D., lead author, director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Mayo Clinic, and the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. “What’s good for your heart can be good for your brain.” Dr. Petersen is the Cora Kanow Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research.

Petersen defines mild cognitive impairment as “an intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more serious decline of dementia. Symptoms can involve problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment that are greater than normal age-related changes.”

Read the complete article here:  https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-guideline-try-exercise-to-improve-memory-thinking/

 

Who has time to exercise?!?

“You may not have time to go to the gym, but you can still be physically active and boost your metabolism by using a bit of creativity in planning your day. I also asked some personal trainers for their advice. We came up with the following ways to fit exercise into a packed-full day:

  1. If you’ve got a young sports enthusiast in the family, play along. Shooting baskets and kicking a soccer ball around the yard are great ways to get your heart pumping. Thirty minutes of cardio training are recommended, but even five to 10 minutes will elevate your energy and speed your metabolism.

  2. Take the kids for a walk or just go by yourself. If their pace is too slow, add some lunges, jumping jacks, or running in place every few minutes to make yourself work harder.

  3. Pull young children in a wagon through the neighborhood. Or give them a ride in a jogging stroller.

  4. Let little children ride bicycles or tricycles while you jog behind.

  5. Get into some vigorous sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming. These types of housekeeping chores can burn a significant number of calories.

  6. We’ve all heard the benefits of taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Everything you’ve heard is true.

  7. Likewise, getting off the bus or subway a stop or two before your destination on a regular basis adds up to a lot of heart-healthy walking.

  8. Do yoga or Pilates while you, or the kids, unwind in front of a movie. While watching TV, do push-ups or sit-ups during commercials. Even one per commercial during a two-hour movie can give you some good exercise.

  9. In a sedentary job, take your breaks outdoors and have a brisk, short walk. You’ll also improve your concentration and mood.

  10. Dance or do aerobics at home. No one is watching, anyway. If you like, include the little ones and turn it into a game.

  11. Practice stretching or light yoga moves while talking on the phone, listening to the news, or while dinner is cooking.

  12. Find the high-energy items on your to-do list and tackle these when you need physical activity. Think about washing the car, digging the garden, mowing the lawn, or reorganizing a closet.

  13. Get up 15 to 30 minutes earlier than the rest of the family and use this time for a run, a walk, or some stretching and yoga.”

**Read more here: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=43497