Hartselle

Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle has a new sign!

Road sign for Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle and Hartselle Medical Specialties

The new sign at Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle is installed and looking good!  Our Hartselle clinic offers Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy as well as Pediatric Rehab and Industrial Rehab Services. For over 35 years, Encore Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine has provided quality care in the Hartselle community. Come by and see our new clinic!

Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle
615 Mynatt Street, SW
Hartselle, Alabama 35640
256-773-0138
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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

A total of 36 outstanding juniors–18 on each team–were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 22th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17 — 19, 2018.
The North-South baseball doubleheader will be at Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday, July 17, with the first game set for 4 p.m. The second game will following 30 minutes after its conclusion at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Coaches for the North Baseball All-Stars are Josh Hoyle of Corner High School and Chris Heaps of Russellville High School. Keith Lucky of Saint James is the administrative coach.

 

Rob Carpenter of Thomasville and Nick Richardson of Opelika are the coaches for the South squad, and Trinity Presbyterian’s Ken Whittle is the administrative coach.

 

In last year’s all-star competition, the North swept both games 9-3 and 3-2. The North holds a 22-11-1 advantage in the all-star competition, which began in 1997.

 

2018 NORTH SOUTH BASEBALL
NORTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Cade Abernathy Athens Bible C 6’0 225
Robert Albright Vincent C 6’1 190
Blake Bennett Haleyville P/OF 6’2 190
Grayson Bray Hartselle P/SS 5’10 170
Zac Durham Jasper OF/P 6’1 190
Phillip Edwards A. H. Parker OF 5’10 205
William Hamiter Northridge SS 5’11 180
Jackson Kimbrell Oak Mountain P 6’1 185
Colton Lewis Vestavia Hills P/1B 5’10 185
John Marks, III Mountain Brook OF 5’11 165
Mason McCormack Deshler P/1B 6’1 200
Garrett McMillan Hillcrest – Tuscaloosa P/3B 6’3 230
Chandler Moon Sheffield IF 5’10 175
Christopher Spurgeon Brooks OF/P 6’2 170
Jon Dawson Tittle Oakman IF 5’10 175
John Turner Oxford P 6’3 220
Peyton Wilson Hoover IF/C 5’10 165
Trey Wright Buckhorn P 6’1 180
NORTH COACHES
Josh Hoyle Corner
Chris Heaps Russellville
Keith Lucky Saint James – Admin.
 

 

SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Chandler Best McGill-Toolen P 6’0 185
Kolbe Blunt Davidson OF/2B 5’10 185
Bob Bright, III Trinity Presbyterian C/P 6’3 180
Tyler Darby Alma Bryant P/SS 6’2 175
Ethan Hearn Mobile Christian C 6’0 195
Nate Hodge Stanhope Elmore C 6’1 200
Jake Holifield St. Paul’s Episcopal 1B/P 6’2 212
Nathan LaRue McGill-Toolen OF/P 6’3 203
Greyson Layton Brantley OF 6’2 200
Camden Lovrich Trinity Presbyterian OF/P 6’2 165
Hogan Nichols Andalusia C 6’0 200
Drew Nobles Holtville OF/P 6’3 190
Von Seibert Spanish Fort 1B 6’3 220
Matthew Sherrill Headland OF/P 6’1 165
Matthew Snell Long, G. W. 3B/P 6’1 195
Skipper Snypes UMS-Wright 2B 6’0 173
Reece Solar Alabama Christian SS/2B 6’2 200
David Warren Providence Christian OF/P 6’1 175
SOUTH COACHES
Rob Carpenter Thomasville
Nick Richardson Opelika
Ken Whittle Trinity Presbyterian – Admin.

 

The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and football. The 59th North-South All-Star football game will close out the all-star competition Thursday night, July 19, at Cramton Bowl. To see the All-Star Football teams, click here.

 
The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.

 
Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2017-18 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2018 Making A Difference Award recipients, 2017-18 Coaches of the Year and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 20.

 

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Alabama High School Athletic Association

Want to learn more about our Sports Medicine Program? Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.


Continuing Education Opportunity for Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Ortho Technicians- July 13-15, 2018 at Orange Beach. Click here for Encore Sports Medicine Symposium information.


INSTANT REPLAY for AHSAA Football 2018 Season


MLB BOUND! Jonathan Gettys is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

 

 

 

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!”


 

Coach Ricky Allen to be inducted into the AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame

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The following is an excerpt from: Ricky Allen Built Girls’ Basketball at Brewer with a Solid Foundation by Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To read the complete article, please click here. 

When most people might while away slow time doodling, Ricky Allen found himself drawing house plans. He once mused that perhaps he should have been an architect.

Some say he was an architect in the way he built the girls’ basketball program at Albert Brewer High School in Morgan County. Over a 30-year career he constructed a program that produced more than 600 wins, a state championship – and an enthusiasm amongst his students that has created a passion for the sport at all levels of the community.

A native of Hartselle, Allen, who is being inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in the Class of 2018 at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center March 19, was in the first group of seniors at Brewer in 1973. He played on the school’s first basketball team, a squad that made it to the state tournament.

After graduation he went to Auburn University, first studying business, then education as he realized that teaching and coaching would be his calling. With a degree in hand, he returned to his alma mater as assistant football and boys’ basketball coach.

From 1978-81 he was girls’ basketball coach at Cotaco Junior High, compiling a record of 53-9. Then he spent two years at Union Hill Junior High, coaching the boys to a 23-11 record. Returning to Brewer in 1982, he coached JV basketball as well as volleyball and softball, leading the school to its first county championship in both sports. In 1985, he took over varsity girls’ basketball. Over the next 30 years it became one of the top programs in the state. Among the accomplishments:

  • A record of 604-272
  • One 5A state championship and one runner-up finish
  • Five Region championships, 15 Area championships and 17 Morgan County Championships
  • Nine All-State players and the 2012 5A state Coach-of-the-Year award.

Allen built the Brewer program by attracting elementary school girls to his basketball camps.  He would go to their junior high games, watching the teams that fed into the high school and always standing under the goal rather than favoring one side or the other.

“I was like all the girls that played basketball at the feeder schools,” recalled Christy Thomaskutty, who went on to become a four-time All-State player. “We all wanted to be good enough to play at Brewer for Ricky Allen.”

Thomaskutty went on to play at Tulane, graduating magna cum laude in management. She is currently in her 14th year of coaching at NCAA Division II Emory University in Atlanta.

Mark Edwards, sports editor at The Anniston Star, covered Brewer High School when he was at The Decatur Daily earlier. He wrote that what he was most impressed with in Ricky Allen was not the wins and losses but the coach’s character.

“He began coaching Brewer girls’ sports in the early 1980s when it wasn’t necessarily considered cool to coach girl sports,” Edwards said. “In North Alabama he helped make it cool. He never let a single one of his players think for an instant that their team and their games were any less important than the boys’ teams and games.

“He worked his players hard, but he treated them fairly. At a time when it seemed as if so many male coaches screamed theirs heads off at their players, Coach Allen did the opposite. I noticed he almost never yelled during games. When he did, it was because he needed to be heard over the noise of the large crowds that came to see his teams play. He managed with a caring, firm hand – not insults and derision.”

Morgan County has always been a basketball hotbed. Allen retired as No. 4 on the list of winningest coaches. He is a member of the Morgan County Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Ricky Allen is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Brewer High School Patriots and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
We LOVE to see you move!

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Coach William Booth to be inducted into AHSAA Sports Hall of Fame

Coach William Booth
The following is an excerpt from: Math Teacher William Booth’s Baseball Coaching Career Adds Up to Hall of Fame, By Bill Plott, AHSAA Historian. To read the complete article, click here. 

Coaching baseball was not William Booth’s first calling. A glance at his resume shows first choices as math teacher, assistant principal, advanced placement coordinator, transportation coordinator, and he also coaches baseball.

 
It can be said that he excelled in all of them. His baseball coaching has added up to an Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame selection for Booth, the state’s all-time prep baseball wins leader. The Class of 2018 will be inducted March 19 at the banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center.

“At the age of 42, he was called on to help out Hartselle High School’s baseball team. Without any previous experience in (high school) coaching, he walked on to the field and immediately started winning,” recalled his friend Don Logan, owner of the Birmingham Barons and B.A.S.S.
Despite his late start, Booth’s 30-year career as baseball coach at Hartselle has resulted in the following accomplishments for his storied program.

  • A won-lost record of 1,025-431 through 2017, making him the all-time winningest coach among Alabama high school baseball coaches.
  • Eight state championships (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999. 2000, 2009, 2013) and three runners-up (1993, 1998, 2010).
  • Seven AHSAA final-four finishes, two final eight and six final 16.
  • 20 Area championships and nine runner-up finishes.
  • The 2009 team finished with a record of 50-9. Five other teams won 40 or more games while 15 won more than 30 games. There has only been one losing record (20-27) during his career.
  • 101 players have received college baseball scholarships, including eight who went into professional baseball. Two of them, Steve Woodard and Chad Girodo, made it to the major leagues. Others have gone on to coaching careers.

He was also a Little League baseball coach for 10 years, winning two state championships and finishing second once. Booth was inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2004.

A native of Hartselle, Booth graduated from Morgan County High School in 1962. He attended Athens College and Alabama A&M, earning degrees in math and administration.

Don Logan pointed out that Booth’s accomplishments have not been limited to the baseball field. “He has also excelled in the important role of developing boys into men, and he has helped many earn college scholarships and quite a few more to sign contracts to play professional baseball,” Logan said. “Outside of baseball, he set what might be another record, teaching thousands of students subjects such as calculus and higher mathematics for 50 years. He recently retired from the classroom, but at age 73 he hasn’t quit working with young people, on and off the field.”

Dr. Dee Dee Jones, superintendent of Hartselle City Schools, calls Coach Booth “the finest example of how to coach students on all levels – mentally, academically, athletically and personally. “He continually goes beyond expectations to equip the students of Hartselle in whatever capacity he serves,” she stated in her nomination letter for his Hall of Fame selection. “During his 52 years in education – yes, I said 52 years – he has served as an advanced math teacher (49 years), Federal Programs Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Transportation Coordinator, Director of School Operations, and now as Assistant Superintendent. Over the past 30 years he has also served as the high school baseball coach. Mr. Booth has the distinct honor of being the winningest coach in Alabama.”

Coach William Booth is one of 11 inductees to the Alabama High School Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. For a complete list of other 2018 inductees, please click here.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud to provide Sports Medicine Coverage for the Hartselle High School Tigers and the Alabama High School Athletic Association. 
We LOVE to see you move!

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“Every day and every patient is different.” – Josh Lenox, PT, Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle

Josh Lenox PT Hartselle Photo
“Every day and every patient is different. No two injuries are exactly the same. It is rewarding to come up with different approaches for each patient, ” says Josh Lenox, PT. Josh is the Clinic Director for Encore Rehabilitation – Hartselle and Encore Rehabilitation – Brewer High School.
Josh has a degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama and has been the Director at Hartselle since 2007. He has specialty certification in Dry Needling, FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations), and Impairment Ratings.
Josh started working for Encore 23 years ago as an aide at Summerford Nursing Home. At the time, he was a  high school student at Falkville High School.
Thank you, Josh, for all of your hard work and dedication!

“Encore is very friendly and professional” – Shannon Ferguson

Shannon Ferguson Photo Hartselle RevisedShoulder Replacement? Encore Rehabilitation of Hartselle can help! Just ask Shannon Ferguson. “I’ve had physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation in the past from previous surgeries,” Shannon says. A recent total left shoulder replacement brought him back to Encore again. Shannon gives Encore his recommendation – “The staff at Encore are very friendly and professional.”

Thank you, Shannon for choosing Encore Rehabilitation as part of your wellness journey!