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.
“My name is Ronald Franks. I have worked for Clarke Washington EMC as a lineman for 25 years. I had a bad accident and didn’t think I would be able to walk again until I heard about Encore Rehabilitation. I have never seen a place like this. You are not a client when you go here; you are family. John, Kendra, and Becky treat you like family. I never missed a day of Physical Therapy in 5 months and it was because of the determination on my part and theirs to get me healthy again. As I write this, I can’t help but cry because without them, I wouldn’t be here today. I have nothing but respect for Encore and the people that work there. I can truly say I have met Superman and Superwoman in Citronelle, Alabama at Encore Rehabilitation. Thank y’all! Much love and respect for Encore!” ~ Ronald Franks, patient
Thank you, Mr. Franks, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation! It was our pleasure to be your Rehab Provider!
Mr. Franks is shown here with Clinic Director John Fletcher, PT, DPT, and Kendra Risner, LPTA.
“I was in a bad fall and it left me partially paralyzed in my legs. With Physical Therapy, theres’s a very good chance I will walk again.” ~ Darren Brown
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield is proud of the progress Mr. Brown has made with his rehab. He has been dedicated and committed to getting better and walking again. Thank you, Mr. Brown, for choosing Encore to be your rehab provider!
We are pleased to present Mr. Brown as our Patient of the Month at Encore Rehaiblitation-Winfield!
Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West is proud to have Larry Cade as the Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month!
Mr. Cade came to Encore following a stroke. He says, “I like the therapists and I have gotten better at walking and talking.”
Mr. Cade has been a pleasure to work with and always keeps us smiling. He has made good progress with his walking, balance, handwriting, and speech. We have had fun with creating unique and engaging exercises for him, including playing darts, building things, and maneuvering obstacle courses.
Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation, Mr. Cade!
“Hip replacement, hip revision, broken back surgeries and sciatica led me to Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan East. The staff was always pleasant and very efficient. My appointments were timely and I always left feeling that the time was well-spent and furthered my healing. The facility is so accessible with no stairs or long walks. It is always clean and orderly. Thank you, Encore! I will certainly recommend you to anyone needing a rehab facility.” ~ Jerry Horne
We are very proud of the progress Mr. Horne has made. It was a pleasure to see him achieve his goals!
Congratulations to Jerry Horne, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan East!
Say hello to Pedro Perez, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Prattville!
“I had a total knee replacement and half of my tibia replaced. I chose Encore Rehabilitation-Prattville for my rehab because it is close to my home but I’m glad I came to Encore. Dylan and the Encore Rehab team have been great to me,” says Pedro.
Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation, Pedro! We are proud to have you as our Patient of the Month!
Lottie Passman chose Encore Rehabilitation-Petal for Physical Therapy following a knee replacement. Ms. Passman says, “I like Encore because of the friendly staff. They really know what they are doing. I have used them several times. Encore Rehabilitation is great.”
We are proud to select Ms. Passman as our Patient of the Month! Thank you for choosing Encore! We LOVE to see you move!
Ms. Passman is pictured here with Clinic Director Amye Lovitt.
When Dana Doss needed Physical Therapy for her hip, her doctor recommended Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana. Ms. Doss says, “Physical Therapy has been great! I am now able to walk without pain. I recommend Encore. The staff are very friendly.”
Thank you, Ms. Doss, for making us part of your wellness journey! We LOVE to see you move and wish you all the best!