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How to Deal with Summer Heat

Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke infographic #EncoreRehab

Summer time in the South means lots of heat and humidity! Here are some tips for dealing with the summer heat!

  1. 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.
  2. Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
  3. NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. NEVER.
  4. Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing that cover as much sun as possible. Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
  5. Avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent breaks.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Stay tuned to the local forecast on the radio, television, or internet.
  9. Be sure to check on family and friends who do not have air conditioning and may live alone.
  10. 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.

We wish everyone a fun and safe summer!

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James Feezel – WWII Army Veteran

Sandra Morris – No surgery!

Janet Pollard, OT – “I was born to be an Occupational Therapist”

Debra Casey – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan Patient of the Month Debra Casey with Physical Therapist Assistant Summer Reynolds #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan Patient of the Month Debra Casey (left) with Physical Therapist Assistant Summer Reynolds

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan is pleased to announce Debra Casey as Patient of the Month!
Physical Therapist Assistant Summer Reynolds says, “Mrs. Casey was a delightful patient! She was always consistent with her exercises program, which we all know is vital to a good recovery. Mrs. Casey was a hard worker and always had a great attitude.
Congratulations, Mrs. Casey! We are very proud of you!
Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-836-4523
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Boston Marathoner & Physical Therapist Bonnie Yesian

Bonnie Yesian PT Boston Marathon 2 April 2019 Dothan RevisedBonnie Yesian PT Boston Marathon 3 April 2019 Dothan Revised

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan is proud to give a shoutout to our very own Physical Therapist Bonnie Yesian on the completion of her 13th Boston Marathon Run! Way to go, Bonnie!

“I’ve been running since 1994 and started training for my first marathon in 2000. Since then I’ve completed 25 marathons along with numerous half marathons and shorter distance runs. I have now completed 13 Boston Marathons. Other races have included the New York Marathon; Chicago Marathon; California International Marathon (Sacramento); St. George Marathon; Houston Marathon; and Austin Marathon. I obviously like the sport but even more than that, I’ve loved all the extra benefits and unexpected life lessons running has taught me over the years. I’ve met the most amazing people and lifelong friends through running. I hope to continue as long as the good Lord allows me to run!” ~ Bonnie Yesian, PT

Boston Marathoner and Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Bonnie Yesian, right, with Clinic Director Lee Borcik #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan Clinic Director Lee Borcik, PT, with Boston Marathoner and Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Bonnie Yesian

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-836-4523
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Jess Hoffman, Jr. is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Say hello to Matthew Rugger, LAT, ATC

Berkley Smith – Gift Basket Winner at Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Darrell Kimbrell – Learning to Walk Again!

Darrell Kimbrell learns to walk again with the help of Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette #EncoreRehab

I chose Encore Rehabilitation because they were more equipped for my needs,” shares Darrell Kimbrell of Berry, Alabama. “Spine and back surgery caused me to lose the ability to walk due to loosing all the feeling in my left leg. I am thankful to the ladies of Encore and their help because I am now able to walk with the assistance of a walker. I hope to be back to my normal activities before I am done.

Congratulations to Darrell! He has been selected as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

Thank you, Darrell, for entrusting us to be your rehab provider! We are so proud of you and the progress you have made! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette
1793 North Temple Avenue
Fayette, Alabama 35555
205-904-8228
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Thomas James, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

“The best thing about being a Physical Therapist is. . .” Encore Rehabilitation Celebrates National Physical Therapy Month with Natalie Ayres

McKenzie Back – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

Merrilee Slota – “It’s been a pleasant experience!”

Merrilee Slota is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Foley #EncoreRehab

Merrilee Slota recently had rotator cuff surgery and came to Encore Rehabilitation-Foley for her rehab.

She says, “I chose Encore Rehabilitation because my doctor recommended them and they were close to my home. The Encore staff have been wonderful, friendly, and helpful since day one. It has been a pleasant experience. Thanks to all!”

Thank you, Merrilee, for using Encore Rehabilitation-Foley! We appreciate your support! Congratulations on being selected Patient of the Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Foley
1711 N. McKenzie Street
Foley, Alabama 36535
251-270-2505
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Robert Biggs – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Foley

Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists attend McKenzie Method Course

Alice Korhonen – “I had lived in pain for years”

DCH Encore – Stronger Together!

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DCH and Encore = Stronger Together!
Come see us for all your Physical Therapy needs!
Three locations to serve you!
 
DCH Encore Tuscaloosa North
1050 Ruby Tyler Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone 205-759-7860
Fax 205-759-7979
 
DCH Encore Tuscaloosa South
6561 Highway 69
Suite A
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Phone 205-722-1036
Fax 205-722-1038
 
 
DCH Encore Northport
92 McFarland Blvd.
Northport, AL 35476
Phone 205-344-9161
Fax 205-344-9256

Betty Houston -Moving Again!

Betty Houston - Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton

Betty Houston chose Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton for her rehab following her knee surgery. She has worked hard and the results are great!

Clinic Director Taylor Phillips, DPT, says, “Mrs. Houston has done very well with her therapy and had a very positive attitude during her sessions. We feel confident she will return to her normal active lifestyle with no problems.

Congratulations, Betty, on being selected the Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton!

Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton
674 Ollie Avenue
Clanton, Alabama 35045
205-280-1100
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Patty Headley -“I looked forward to coming each day”

Caring Staff help Dorothy McGee at Encore Rehabilitation

Fort Rucker Retired Military Health Fair

Happy Retirement to Regional Office Manager Peggy Alexander of Encore Rehabilitation-Spanish Fort!

Pattie Ellison – Back to work without Pain!

Pattie Ellison is Back to work pain-free with help from Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana #EncoreRehab

 

Clinic Director Suzanne Jarvis, PT, says,Mrs. Ellison was referred to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for back and hip pain. At her job, she is required to walk, stand, and climb stairs. When Mrs. Ellison first started Physical Therapy, she was experiencing significant pain when performing these tasks at her work. Now she can walk, stand, and climb stairs without pain or difficulty. We are so proud of you, Mrs. Ellison, and all the progress you have made!

 

Mrs. Ellison remarks,I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana. They are really good to help you with everything.”

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana is open Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. If Physical Therapy is in your future, give us a call!

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914
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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!