Industrial Rehab

Encore Rehabilitation participates in Wellness Training at UPS-Dothan

#EncoreRehab Regional Director Jeremy Boswell at the recent Wellness Training at UPS-Dothan

Encore Rehabilitation was proud to be a participant in the recent Wellness Training at UPS-Dothan. It is our privilege to provide education to those that serve such a vital role in our community!  

Shown here with Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeremy Boswell are Toby Shiver, Badrig Palanjian, and Remington Fowler.

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
334-836-4523
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Landon Rainey is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Ergonomic Training at Shwinco with Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Justin Hargett named Regional Director with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Just Hargett, PT, DPT, Cert. DN, named Regional Director with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.  #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is excited to announce Justin Hargett, PT, DPT, Cert. DN as our newest Regional Director of Operations!

Justin is a graduate of Auburn University with his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Biomechanics. While at Auburn, he played baseball for the Tigers. He continued his studies at Alabama State University where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Justin specializes in orthopedic manual therapy and has a strong background in industrial rehabilitation. He has been a Clinic Director with Encore Rehabilitation for over 7 years, working in several clinics. As a Regional Director, he plans to continue focusing on developing strong relationships with his colleagues as well as serving the communities and partnering organizations of north Alabama. Justin’s region includes Encore Rehabilitation clinics in Decatur, Moulton, and Priceville.

Justin says, “I am deeply committed to providing the highest quality of care and services for individuals and communities in my area of north Alabama. I believe in 1-on-1 individualized treatment approaches with consistent and excellent outcomes. I look forward to serving others in my new role.”

Justin and his wife, Jessica, enjoy spending time with their two kids. He also enjoys hiking, sports, and playing the guitar.

Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur
2506 B Danville Rd Suite 200
256-350-6331

Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton
15014 Court St
256-095-7295

Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville
1794 Bethel Road, Suite C
256-274-6582

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New Clinic Director – Justin Hargett, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, AL

Great time at Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville Lunch and Learn

Encore Rehabilitation-Moulton Open House

Happy Better Hearing & Speech Month to Courtney Moffett, SLP, with Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

ASIA-Alabama Self Insured Association Winter Conference and Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. was proud to be a part of the ASIA-Alabama Self Insured Association Winter Conference at the Hyatt-Winfrey in Birmingham. Shown here are Encore representatives Chris Lynch, Sharon Smelser, and John Henderson.

For more information about Encore Rehabilitation’s Industrial Rehabilitation programs, call us at 256-350-1764 ext 2212. For over 40 years, Encore has provided high-quality rehabilitation to individuals and organizations across Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee. We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35601
256-350-1764
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Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation and the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference, Montgomery, Alabama

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Ms Tripp is happy at Encore Rehabilitation-Arab!

ARG Reception and Madri Gras in Mobile, Alabama

John Henderson and Sid Scarborough represented Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. at the ARG-Alabama Resource Group reception in Mobile, AL, home of the oldest Madri Gras carnival in the US.

For over 40 years, Encore Rehabilitation has provided high-quality Rehabilitation to individuals across Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee. At Encore, We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. Corporate Offices
251 Johnston Street SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601
256-350-1764
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Happy Retirement to Marketing Director Jimmy Henderson!

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

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

Encore Rehabilitation-Semmes is Now Opening!

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of Encore Rehabilitation-Semmes!

Encore Rehabilitation-Semmes offers Physical Therapy and Rehab Services for:
*Orthopedic Surgeries and Illnesses
*Pain Management and Pain Relief
*Balance and Strengthening
*Sports Injuries
*Back Pain
*Neck Pain
*Arthritis and Carpal Tunnel
*Motor Vehicle Accidents
*Workers Comp Injuries
*Impairment Ratings
*Dry Needling
*And more!

We are proud to be a part of the Semmes community! Call or come by the clinic if you have questions concerning Physical Therapy treatments!

Encore Rehabilitation-Semmes
4154 Wulff Road E, Suite D
Semmes, Alabama 36575
Phone 251-318-2230
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Heather McNaughton, DPT, with Encore Rehabilitation-Providence

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Encore Rehabilitation Work Zone is ready to help you with Post Offer Evaluation Test plus a whole range of services! Call us for more info!

Post Offer Evaluation Test – An Invaluable Tool *
presented by Chris Lynch, MS, OT, CSCS;
Sidney Scarborough, MBA, PT; and Elisabeth Bernier, PTA

The Cost of Work-Related, Preventable Injuries

  • The National Safety Council estimates the cost incurred from work-related injuries in 2019 was $171 billion. 
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries in 2017.  This included wage and production losses of $53.9 billion, medical expenses of $35.5 billion, and administrative expenses of $59.7 billion.

With the expense of work-related preventable injuries on the rise, employers are looking for ways to prevent such injuries. One way to reduce the occurrence of these injuries is through the use of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test.

What is a POET and how can this test can help?

The key purpose of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) is to ensure an employer that an appropriate candidate for the job is being hired.  By testing the applicant against each critical job demand, the employer receives objective data showing that the applicant can do the job safely.   POETs are also helpful in identifying previous injuries that may place an employee at risk and preventing the company from being liable for injuries that occurred prior to employment.

Specific physical demands tested include but are not limited to: lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, coordination, sustained or repetitive postures, squatting, kneeling, bending, climbing, etc. In addition, baseline musculoskeletal screens determine the range of motion and strength of the employee.

A large manufacturing company utilizing a post offer screen has seen an 80% reduction in the number of work-related injuries with the implementation of ergonomic screens and, where appropriate, job rotations. Reductions in injuries lead to savings, increased productivity, and better job satisfaction.

When and where to perform a POET?

A POET can only be completed following a conditional job offer and not in the interview or pre-employment process.  An employer has the right to be specific in which jobs to test, enabling the employer to test where on-the-job injuries occur most frequently. During the hiring process, companies must adhere to the guidelines established by the ADA and EEOC. 

Is testing required company wide?

Testing does not have to be required company wide.  However, testing must be done for every employee seeking to fill a certain position or job title.  For example, a nursing home may complete POET testing on all the nursing assistant job positions but opt not to test dietary job positions. This enables the company to pinpoint where testing is most cost effective.

Use of POET as a Fit for Duty test

The POET or Physical Demand Screen can also be used as a “Fit for Duty” test prior to an employee returning to work after a non-work-related injury.  This will ensure the employee can safely perform his/her job and assist in making reasonable accommodations if necessary.

Encore Work Zone Team Members are experts in the field, preventing and reducing injuries

The Encore Work Zone Team is ready to help you create the safest work environment, hire the most qualified employees, and create a culture of health and wellness for all of your employees through the following services:

  • Ergonomic Job Site Analysis
  • Functional Job Descriptions
  • Post Offer Conditional Pre-Placement Screenings (POETs)
  • Fit For Duty Evaluations
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Acute Rehab/Early Injury Intervention
  • Onsite Rehab/First Aid Screenings
  • Work Conditioning/Job Simulations
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)

Contact Encore Work Zone today to schedule POETs and other industrial rehab services! Our Encore Work Zone team has 350+ years of experience in the industrial market and is ready to help create a stronger, safer work force. To get started with services, contact Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator Elisabeth Bernier at 205-447-7234 or ebernier@encorerehab.com.  To see a complete list of Encore Rehabilitation outpatient therapy clinics, visit www.encorerehab.com .      

       

About the Authors

Chris Lynch is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with Encore Rehabilitation-Vestavia. With over 30 years of experience of Industrial and Workers’ Compensation Rehab, he is a proven leader! He provides Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Services in Bessemer, Clanton, Hayden, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Vestavia, Alabama, as well as travels to other locations. 

Sidney Scarborough is a Physical Therapist with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. with almost 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry both as a clinician and an administrator. Sidney provides Industrial Rehab Services in Mobile-Baldwin County, Alabama and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is a Regional Vice President-Business Development with Encore.

Elisabeth Bernier is the Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 25 years. She also serves as the Encore Rehabilitation Regional Rehab Director for the greater Birmingham area.­­

*The National Safety Council website has been referenced in the creation this article. To visit their website, go to  https://www.nsc.org/

Encore Rehabilitation is a proven leader in the Industrial Rehabilitation field!

Mr. Wyman makes great recovery from a work injury with rehab at Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach

Encore Rehabilitation and the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference, Montgomery, Alabama

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation Co-Owner Paige Plash, PT, wishes a Happy National Athletic Trainer Month

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman voted “Best of the Best”, 5 years running!

#EncoreRehab Cullman is voted "Best of the Best"!

THANK YOU for voting Encore Rehabilitation – Cullman​ “Best of the Best” 5 years in a row!

We LOVE serving in the Cullman community and appreciate your support!

Now offering Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Industrial Rehab, Pediatric Rehab, and Sports Medicine! If rehab is in your future, give Encore Rehab a call!

For over 35 years we provided high-quality healthcare to individuals throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee!

Move faster, stronger, and better with Encore Rehab!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Now hiring-Speech Therapist, Cullman, Alabama

Colton graduates Speech Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Amylia Cleghorn is Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Encore Rehabilitation and the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference, Montgomery, Alabama

#EncoreRehab Management and Marketing Team at the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference #weLOVEtoseeyoumove

It was our pleasure to be a part of the ASIA Winter Conference held this week in Montgomery, Alabama. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came by the booth! We enjoyed sharing about our rehabilitation services, our therapists, and our locations. For over 35 years, Encore Rehabilitation has provided high-quality rehabilitation services to individuals in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

We LOVE to see you move!

Shown here are members of the Encore Rehabilitation Management and Marketing Teams in the Encore Rehabilitation booth. 

ASIA is an Alabama statewide, non-profit membership organization that represents the interests of employers in Alabama who self-insure workers’ compensation coverage on their employees. To learn more about ASIA (Alabama Self-Insurers Association), visit their website by clicking here.

For more information on Encore Rehabilitation Work Zone and Industrial Rehab Services, please contact Elisabeth Bernier, LPTA, at 205-408-4123 or visit our website by clicking here.


ASIA Summer Conference 2018

Chase Crumpton – Walking Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Encore Rehabilitation at the WorkSTEPS Conference

#EncoreRehab Physicial Therapist Justin Hargett at the WorkSTEPS Conference in Austin, Texas.
Encore Rehabilitation – Decatur Clinic Director and Physical Therapist Justin Hargett, is representing Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. in Austin, Texas at the WorkSTEPS Conference!
We are happy to assist with setting up and providing a safe work environment for our local industries! Call us for more information!
For a complete listings of our clinics, visit our website at https://encorerehab.com/locations
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur
2506 B Danville Road, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35603
256-350-6331
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NOW OPEN! Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, Tennessee!

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, Tennessee is now open! Come see us today! #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of our newest outpatient clinic – Encore Rehabilitation -Fayetteville, Tennessee! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville offers Physical Therapy, Industrial Rehab, Sports Medicine, and Pain Management. The clinic is open Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. The clinic, along with Encore Sports Medicine, is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for Fayetteville High School and Lincoln County High School.

Allen, Brittany, Kayla, and Sarah invite you to come by the clinic to say hello! They are proud to provide healthcare to families in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, and the surrounding area. At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!

Now taking new patients.
Most insurances accepted.

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, TN is now open and accepting new patients! #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, TN offers high-quality Physical Therapy in a modern, new, facility. #weLOVEtoseeyoumove

You'll feel welcome at Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville! Choose Encore for all your Physical Therapy needs! #EncoreRehab

Friendly, licensed, experienced staff are waiting to help you at Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville, TN! #EncoreRehab

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Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville
1816 Huntsville Highway
Fayetteville, Tennessee 37334
931-228-5585
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Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month!

President Paul Henderson inducted into Hall of Fame

Encore Sports Medicine Management Team meets in Montgomery, Alabama

Sandra Morris – No surgery!