Injury prevention

Coach Safely

Flyer outlining Coach Safely Program

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to be the Education and Triage Partner of Alabama’s Coach Safely Foundation!

The Coach Safely Act (HB9), passed by Alabama Legislature, is the first of its kind to address public concerns about sports injuries for younger athletes (14 and younger).  This law  and the Coach Safely Program bring together community youth coaches and experts in the medical field to reduce sports injuries, increase education about injuries, and increase participation in sports activities. The law is administered under the Alabama Department of Public Health and will be piloted this fall. Advocates of the law include Coach Nick Saban of the University of Alabama, Coach Wille Slater of Tuskegee University, and numerous other coaches throughout the state.

One part of the Coach Safely program is an educational course for coaches. The course was developed by Dr. James R. Andrews and the Andrews Research & Education Foundation.  The course covers topics such as concussions; heat and exertion illness; trauma and overuse; sudden cardiac arrest; and emergency action plans.

The Coach Safely Foundation was formed to support the Coach Safely Program and to work with each of the approximately 400 municipalities in the State of Alabama. The Foundation is supported by Children’s of Alabama, Encore Rehabilitation, and ThreatAdvice as well as public and private grants.

To read more about the Coach Safely Program, visit their website at: coachsafely.org

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Encore Rehab Representatives attend Andrews Institute’s “Injuries in Football Conference”

Three people from Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. pose for photo in front of movie screen displaying Andrews Institute Injuries in Football Conference

Encore Rehabilitation was represented well at the Andrews Institute’s “Injuries in Football Conference  held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  Pictured here are
Physical Therapist Jordan Dow, Clinical Director  at Andalusia Health Physical Therapy;  Athletic Trainer Bo Shirey from Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman;  and Physical Therapist Nan Maio, Clinical Director at Encore Rehabilitation-Ozark, AL.

 

Encore Rehabilitation’s team of Therapists and Athletic Trainers work hard to stay up to date on the latest in rehabilitation and sports medicine practices so they can deliver the highest quality of care to our patients and athletes. At Encore, we LOVE to see you move!

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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 Encore 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 Alabama High School Football starting Fall 2018


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