3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
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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
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!
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.