Life.

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”

TEAMS Research Study for individuals diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (Grenada, MS)

Call us to learn more about the TEAMS MS exercise research study. #EncoreRehab

Have you been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis or do you know someone diagnosed?

Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada is participating in TEAMS research study through UAB/Lakeshore Research and the Tanner Foundation.

The FREE TEAMS study will evaluates the effects of an exercise program on improving pain, fatigue, physical activity, and quality of life.

More details are below or you may call the clinic if you have questions.

Please help us spread the word by sending this message to individuals who may benefit from this study.

Thanks!

WHAT?
The TEAMS study is an exercise program that will be delivered through our clinic with our Physical Therapists or your home using exercise videos. You will randomly selected to do the exercise program in either of the two settings. The program will be adapted to your specific needs and abilities.

COST
No cost to you, plus receive compensation valued up to $380.

WHO?
Individuals between 18-70 years old who are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Must be willing to participate in a 12-week exercise program.

WHERE?
Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada

INTERESTED? QUESTIONS?
Contact our clinic by phone or in person
Encore Rehabilitation-Grenada
1322 C Sunset Drive
Grenada, Mississippi 38901
662-294-1007



“Best of the Triangle” for Encore Rehabilitation-Columbus

Encore Rehabilitation Regional Director Jeff Davis, AT, is awarded Athlete of the Year!Meet Jessica Rea, MA, CCC-SLP

Chuck Jensen – More movement & great care!

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“I came to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for physical therapy. I wanted to walk, drive, and hike successfully in the coming days and years. I’ve regained some flexibility in my knee and leg so I can get in and out of the car more easily. I had a great experience and received lots of helpful attention. The clinic was convenient to my home and was recommended by friends. Now I recommend Encore because of my good experience and the excellent practical advice I received on how to continue exercise at home to be successful. “ ~ Chuck Jensen

Thank you, Chuck, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana! We LOVE to see you move and doing the things that are important to you. We are proud of you!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
205-671-0914 
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Pamela Burgett is getting back to normal at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Jerry Sturm – Stronger Knees and More Movement

Kathy Horton is moving again, PAIN FREE! Thanks, Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana!

McKenna Fisher – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

McKenna Fisher is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette. She plays Basketball and Softball and competes in Cheer with Hubbertville School, Alabama. #EncoreRehab

We are proud to present McKenna Fisher as Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette!

McKenna competes in Basketball, Softball, and Cheer with Hubbertville School. She has earned several distinctions with her sports career including: Most Steals; Most Assists-two years (Varsity Basketball); Most Bases Stolen; Highest Batting Average; Most Extra Bass; Most Runs Scored-(Varsity Softball). McKenna is an upcoming Junior who plans to attend college to further her education. Her interests include hanging out with friends and family, basketball, softball, and cheer.

McKenna is the daughter of Bryan and Stella Fisher.

Congratulations, McKenna, on another great year! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette
1793 North Temple Avenue
Fayette, Alabama 35555
205-904-8228
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Patient of the Month Rayburn Trull with Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

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

Veteran Roy Ed Hayden recommends Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

Pike Road Crawfish Boil 2019

Stephanie Reybitz, ATC, and Lauren Luke, PT enjoyed the 2019 Crawfish Boil Saturday! We love calling Pike Road our home! #EncoreRehab #mypikeroad
Stephanie Reybitz, ATC, and Lauren Luke, PT enjoyed the 2019 Pike Road Crawfish Boil Saturday! We love calling Pike Road our home!
Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road
9427 Vaughn Road, Suite A
Pike Road, Alabama 36064
334-523-8999
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#townofpikeroad

Hannah Flanigan is Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Hannah Flanagan is Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation #EncoreRehab

Congratulations to Hannah Flanigan, Athlete of theMonth for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman!

Hannah is a Senior and plays Softball and Basketball for the Bulldogs! After graduation, she plans to study with Aveda to become an Esthetician. She enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.

Hannah is the daughter of Renee and Jeff Flanigan.

We wish you all the best, Hannah! Thank you for being our Athlete of the Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Meet Tammy Bryson, COTA/L, of Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Kierra Merriweather is Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Meet Megan Johnson, PTA, LMT, MLDC!

Congratulations to Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs, LPTA!

Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs, LPTA graduated! She works at Encore Rehabilitation-Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic in Wiggins, Mississippi #EncoreRehab
We are very proud to recognize Director of Rehab Tricia Mimbs for graduating this weekend from The University of Southern Mississippi with her Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration! Way to go, Tricia!!
 
Tricia wanted to share, ” It’s been a long time coming! My patients and staff have been encouraging me and supporting me through the process so I wanted to say thank you. Thank you, everyone!”
 
Congratulations, Tricia!
Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic
with Encore Rehabilitation
1440 East Central Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi 39577
601-928-6740
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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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Gene Matthews -Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

 

Gene Matthews is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville

Announcing Gene Matthews, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville!

Gene chose Encore Rehabilitation for his physical therapy after a rotator cuff repair. The clinic was close to home and he had heard good comments about the rehab team.  He was a great patient, always doing his best. Now that his therapy is complete, we have enjoyed seeing him in the clinic as a member of our Wellness Program.

Congratulations, Gene! We are so proud of you!

Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville
15041 Highway 43
Russellville, Alabama 35653
256-331-0070
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Meet Occupational Therapist Ariel Tucker

 

Occupational Therapist Ariel Tucker of Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman #EncoreRehab

When I started college, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and serve individuals with a variety of abilities. Occupational Therapy allows me to do both of those things and I can help individuals reach their highest level of independence. I love that I can work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings.” ~ Ariel Tucker, OTR/L

Ariel received her Occupational Science and Therapy master’s degree from Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and has been with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman for one year. She enjoys running, kayaking, baking, traveling, and exploring with her Golden Retriever, Luca. With three half-marathons under her belt, she plans to run her first full marathon soon.

We are proud to have Ariel with us at Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman! Happy National Occupational Therapy Month, Ariel!

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Meet Rachel Ryan, COTA/L

Elizabeth Hill is Athlete of the Month for Cold Springs High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Meet Tammy Bryson, COTA/L, of Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman