Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach staff wore red today to support #GoRedForWomen with the American Heart Association. #GoRedForWomen is an annual event to raise awareness for Women’s Heart Health. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women causing 1 out of 3 deaths every year.
“Encore Rehabilitation makes rehab a great experience from beginning to end! The awesome staff and flexible appointments are just two of the reasons this is the right place for me. I would recommend Encore Rehab to anyone looking for therapy.” ~ Adrian Medelling, patient
Thank you for your support, Mr. Medelling! We are happy to choose you as our Patient of the Month! We wish you the best!
Happy Web-nesday from Fort Walton Beach! We’re making our office boo-tiful for the Halloween season!
We aren’t scared of spiders and not scared of giving our patients outstanding rehabilitation in Ft Walton Beach! It would be a scream if you need Physical Therapy to visit our staff: Malcolm McDougall, Physical Therapist and Clinic Director; Tina Williams, Office Coordinator; and Jeremy Lowery, Athletic Trainer and Regional ATC Director!
“I highly recommend using Encore Rehabilitation. They worked with me in order to achieve my specific physical therapy goals following two shoulder surgeries. I really appreciated their guidance when corresponding with my doctors and insurance company. I feel like they were really focused on making sure I had the best experience while under their care.“~ Paul Otto, patient
Thank you, Mr. Otto, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach to be your rehab provider! We LOVE our patients and want everyone under our care to have successful rehab.
Mr. Otto is shown here with Clinic Director and Physical Therapist Malcom McDougall.
**From the ChoosePT.com website: Falls and a fear of falling can diminish your ability to lead a full and independent life. Although 1 in every 4 older adults falls each year, falling is not a part of normal aging. You have the power to reduce your risk of falls. A physical therapist can help you do so by:
Assessing your risk for falling
Designing an individualized plan for your fall-prevention needs
Helping you make your home as safe as possible
Educating you about the medical risk factors associated with falls
Providing you with appropriate exercises and balance training
Working with other health care professionals to address any underlying medical conditions that could increase your fall risk
Providing you with recommendations on appropriate community programs
Encore Rehabilitation Physical and Occupational Therapists can help you avoid or recover from a fall. Call us for more information!
Summer time in the South means lots of heat and humidity! Here are some tips for dealing with the summer heat!
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids. Do not wait until you are thirsty to start hydrating. A sports drink can help replace lost salt and minerals from sweating.
Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. NEVER.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
Avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent breaks.
Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Eat less of salty foods and eat more fruits and vegetables. Also smaller, more frequent meals will help.
Seek indoor, air-conditioned activities. If you do not have air conditioning, visit public places with air conditioning like the mall, the library, or restaurants.
Stay tuned to the local forecast on the radio, television, or internet.
Be sure to check on family and friends who do not have air conditioning and may live alone.
Learn the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, but it’s important to identify the warning signs and to react swiftly and appropriately when they arise.
Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach would like to thank everyone who came to the Open House and Ribbon Cutting on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2020! We had a great turnout with lots of good food and good friends!
If Rehabilitation is in your future, choose Encore! We LOVE to see you move!
“Ms. Tina and Mac, Thank you for getting me back on my feet quickly. Mac, I appreciate you pushing me along. I’ll be mountain biking and golfing again soon thanks to y’all!”~Mark Westerlund, patient, Encore Rehabilitation-Fort Walton Beach
We LOVE to see you move, Mr. Westerlund! Thank you for the flowers and card!
Mr. Westerlund is pictured here Office Manager Tina Williams and Physical Therapist Mac McDougall, Clinic Director.
If Physical Therapy is in your future, choose Encore!