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Gordon Coats – Full of life!

Man smiling, standing with coffee cup in hand. Man is Gordon Coats, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Tuscaloosa.

Say hello to Gordon Coats, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Tuscaloosa!

Gordon, a retired Bailiff of Circuit Court, came to Encore to regain strength and mobility. He brought laughter and joy to each visit as he shared his optimistic attitude. His advice to everyone, Work toward the next day because it’s always better!

We are happy he is now stronger and more active although we miss his visits.

Keep spreading happiness, Gordon!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tuscaloosa
6561 Highway 69, Suite A
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35045
205-722-1036
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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There are many people who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Here is an excerpt from the article, “10 Simple Adjustments to Relieve RA Hand Pain”, that could help you resume your daily activities that RA was keeping you from.

How an Occupational Therapist Can Help –

“According to an analysis of numerous research studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration, there’s a lot of evidence that working with an occupational therapist when you have RA can help you use your hands for everyday tasks more efficiently and with less pain. The occupational therapist’s goal is to ensure that you can participate in any activity you want while still protecting your joints and getting hand pain relief.

For starters, an occupational therapist teaches people with RA about disease self-management, Dodge says – offering instruction on joint protection techniques, how to use assistive devices, how to conserve your energy, and exercises that…

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Phyllis Tingle – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont

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We are pleased to announce Phyllis Tingle as our Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont!

Phyllis has been receiving treatment at Encore for her shoulder. Phyllis chose Encore because the clinic was convenient and close to home.

Thank you, Phyllis, for making Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont your rehabilitation provider! 

 

Encore Rehabilitation-Beaumont
1411 Bradley Avenue, Beaumont, MS 39423
769-390-8080
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AHSAA Basketball Regional Results through Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

AHSAA Basketball Regionals: All regionals finished but 2A, 3A and 4A at Central  which will play on Thursday


BOYS

SOUTH REGIONAL
at Dothan Civic Center
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Linden (12-11) 42, J.F. Shields (13-11) 34
Georgiana (28-3) 86, Houston County (17-9) 75
Finals
Georgiana (29-3) 72, Linden (12-12) 44, Georgiana is South State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinals
St. Luke’s Episcopal (20-8) 50, Abbeville (24-7) 44
Barbour County (21-7) 58, Elba (15-8) 40
Finals
St. Luke’s Episcopal (21-8) 60, Barbour County (22-8) 58 (OT) – St. Luke’s is South State Qualifier

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Hillcrest-Evergreen (21-3) 59, Cottage Hill Christian (21-8) 41
Pike County (16-7) 56, Mobile Christian (19-10) 43
Finals
Hillcrest-Evergreen (22-3) 67, Pike County (16-8) 42, Hillcrest-Evergreen is South State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinal
Andalusia (25-5) 58, UMS-Wright (24-8) 32
Ashford (22-10) 46, Saint James (20-9) 43
Finals
Andalusia (26-5) 56, Ashford (22-11) 44, Andalusia is South State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Faith Academy (24-9) 66, Wilcox Central (22-5) 58
Eufaula (27-9) 74. Charles Henderson (15-8) 59
Finals
Eufaula (28-9) 60, Faith Academy (24-10) 54, Eufaula is South State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Sidney Lanier (12-12) 54, LeFlore 47
Carver-Montgomery (27-7) 77, Russell County (18-8) 51
Finals
Carver-Montgomeery (28-7) 49, Sidney Lanier (12-13) 46, Carver-Montgomery is South State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
McGill-Toolen 58, Theodore (10-19) 36
Murphy 65, Baker (19-13) 62
Finals
McGill-Toolen (24-6) 58, Murphy (17-14), McGill-Toolen is South State Qualifier


CENTRAL REGIONAL
at Alabama State U., Dunn-Oliver Acadome
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Cornerstone 65, Ellwood Christian (24-7) 60 (OT)
Wadley 63, Talladega County Central  (13-14) 56
Finals
Cornerstone (25-7) 71, Wadley (13-8) 5, Cornerstone is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Aliceville (19-2) 50, Calhoun (15-7) 36
Keith (13-11) 61, Goshen (14-6) 57
Finals
Aliceville (19-2) vs. Keith (13-11), Thursday, Feb. 22, 10:45 a.m.

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
American Christian (24-8) 69, Prattville Christian (24-6) 45
Greene County 16-9) 53, Central Coosa (17-5) 45
Finals
American Christian (25-8) vs. Greene County (16-9), Thursday, Feb. 22, 2:15 p.m.

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Greensboro (22-11) 68, Sipsey Valley (13-15) 39
Holt (18-10) 56, Childersburg (20-12) 46
Finals
Greensboro (22-11) vs. Holt (18-10), Thursday, Feb. 22, 5:45 p.m.

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Sylacauga (27-6) 51, B.T. Washington (11-9) 50
Calera (26-4) 59, Central-Tuscaloosa (24-9) 39
Finals
Sylacauga (28-6) 70, Calera (26-5) 65, Sylacauga is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (23-9) 53, Opelika 48
Paul Bryant (28-4) 55, Helena 44
Finals
Paul Bryant (29-4) 53, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (23-10) 49, Paul  Bryant is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Auburn (16-14) 59, Lee-Montgomery (22-8) 53 (OT)
Central-Phenix City (20-4) 46, Jeff Davis (15-13) 43
Finals
Central-Phenix City (21-4) 62, Auburn (16-15) 36, Central-PC is Central State Qualifier


NORTHEAST REGIONAL
at Jacksonville State U., Pete Mathews Coliseum
CLASS 1A Semifinal Pairings
Sacred Heart (20-10) 74, Cedar Bluff (19-11) 63
Decatur Heritage (28-3) 57, Skyline (24-7) 39
Finals
Sacred Heart (21-10) 60, Decatur Heritage (28-4) 54, Sacred Heart is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Lanett (23-5) 62, Vincent 33
Section 68, LaFayette (18-10) 62 (OT)
Finals
Lanett (24-5) 76, Section (24-7) 52Lanett is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Piedmont (21-11) 57, Pisgah (20-10) 56
Plainview (31-2) 89, Geraldine (18-9) 55
Finals
Plainview (32-2) 64, Piedmont (21-12) 36, Plainview is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Handley (20-9) 66, North Jackson (13-14) 50
Madison Academy (23-8) 70, Jacksonville (19-9) 34
Finals
Madison Academy (24-8) 67, Handley (20-10) 62, Madison Academy is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Talladega 62, Arab (12-20) 40
Etowah (25-5) 60, Mortimer Jordan (19-13) 40
Finals
Talladega (21-10) 75, Etowah (25-6) 70, Talladega is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Parker (23-8) 66, Pinson Valley (23-11) 46
Oxford (19-11) 85, Albertville (25-5) 67
Finals
Parker (24-8) 60, Oxford (19-12) 49, Parker is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Huffman (25-7) 69, Gadsden City (12-11) 62
Mountain Brook (31-4) 54, Grissom (13-14) 37
Finals
Mountain Brook (32-4) 74, Huffman (25-8) 69, Mountain Brook is NE State Qualifier


NORTHWEST REGIONAL
at Wallace-Hanceville CC, Tom Drake Coliseum
CLASS 1A Semifinals
R.A. Hubbard (26-6) 64, Belgreen (25-6) 51
South Lamar 58, Meek (25-6) 46
Finals
R.A. Hubbard (27-6) 69, South Lamar (20-7) 65, R.A. Hubbard is NW State Qualifer


CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Mars Hill Bible (18-8) 62, Red Bay (18-12) 58
Tanner (20-11) 79, Sulligent (18-8) 40
Finals
Tanner (21-11) 73, Mars Hill Bible (20-10) 56, Tanner is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Hanceville 65, Holly Pond (24-3) 59
Lauderdale County (22-9) 59, Elkmont (13-17) 32
Finals
Lauderdale County (23-9) 57, Hanceville (19-9) 53, Lauderdale County is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Cordova (23-9) 49, Haleyville (20-7) 45
Deshler (28-6) 57, Fayette County (10-20) 37
Finals
Cordova (24-9) 56, Deshler (28-7) 48, Cordova is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Wenonah (27-7) 64, Fairview (17-15) 42
Lee-Huntsville (25-12) 73, Pleasant Grove (24-9) 40
Finals
Wenonah (28-7) 59, Lee-Huntsville (25-13) 37, Wenonah is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Austin (17-10) 43, Muscle Shoals (24-5) 38
Hazel Green (20-9) 59, Columbia (23-10) 54
Finals
Hazel Green (22-9) 44, Austin (18-11) 41, Hazel Green is NW State Qualifier


CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Sparkman (29-4) 71, Vestavia Hills (20-8) 55
Hoover (27-3) 59, James Clemens (17-14) 54
Finals
Sparkman (30-4) 70, Hoover (27-4), Sparkman is NW State Qualifier





GIRLS

SOUTH REGIONAL
at Dothan Civic Center
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Linden 63, J.F. Shields (18-3) 57
Pleasant Home (25-5) 55, Marengo 31
Finals
Linden 42, Pleasant Home (25-6) 38, Linden is South State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinal
Samson (28-3) 63, Chickasaw (18-4) 31
Abbeville 53, Elba 35
Finals
Samson (29-3) 49, Abbeville (20-9) 19, Samson is South State Qualifier

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
T.R. Miller (28-0) 71, Clarke County 47
Hillcrest-Evergreen (12-7) 67, Geneva (23-7) 56
Finals
T.R. Miller (29-0) 52, Hillcrest-Evergreen (12-8) 42, T.R. Miller is South State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Thomasville (13-12) 47, Monroe County (19-10) 39
Saint James (21-8) 36, UMS-Wright (14-14) 13
Finals
Saint James (22-9) 36, Thomasville (13-13) 26, Saint James is South State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Faith Academy (22-7) 44, Jackson (22-8) 40
Charles Henderson (29-4) 58, Eufaula (27-5) 37
Finals
Charles Henderson (30-4) 36, Faith Academy (22-8) 22, Charles Henderson is South State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
South Regional
LeFlore (27-1) 54, Sidney Lanier 47
Blount (22-4) 55, Carver-Montgomery 40
Finals
LeFlore (28-1) 63, Blount (22-5) 40, LeFlore is South State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
McGill-Toolen 53, Alma Bryant 40
Murphy 44, Davidson 38
Finals
McGill-Toolen (24-6) 42, Murphy (16-13) 35, McGill-Toolen is South State Qualifier

CENTRAL REGIONAL
at Alabama State U., Dunn-Oliver Acadome
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Westminster-Oak Mountain (17-5) 55, Isabella (22-4) 23
Loachapoka 51, Talladega County Central (22-10) 42
Finals
Loachapoka (21-4) 54, Westminster-Oak Mountain (17-6) 38, Loachapoka is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Keith (18-8) 54, Southern Choctaw (14-8) 40
R.C. Hatch (16-8) 62, Central-Hayneville (14-7) 50
Finals
Keith (18-8) vs. R.C. Hatch (16-8), Thursday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Midfield (26-9) 47, Montevallo (26-6) 44
Central Coosa (18-3) 55, Gordo (15-12) 47
Finals
Midfield (26-9) vs. Central-Coosa (18-3), Thursday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m.

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Greensboro (23-6) 71, Holt (14-13) 40
Spisey Valley (27-2) 34, Childersburg  (20-10)28
Finals
Greensboro (23-6) vs. Sipsey Valley (27-2), Thursday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m.

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Shelby County (23-7) 74, Marbury 51
Central-Tuscaloosa (25-7) 61, Calera (18-12) 37
Finals
Central-Tuscaloosa (26-7) 55, Shelby County (23-8) 31, Central-Tuscaloosa is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Semifinals
Opelika (21-9) 81, Paul Bryant (12-18) 25
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-4) 68, Helena 31
Finals
Opelika (22-9) 63, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (28-5) 57, Opelika is Central State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Lee-Montgomery (22-9) 59, Central-Phenix City (16-13) 39
Auburn (19-10) 51, Enterprise (16-9) 37,
Finals
Lee-Montgomery (23-9) 44, Auburn (19-11) 36, Lee-Montgomery is Central State Qualifier

NORTHEAST REGIONAL
at Jacksonville State U., Pete Mathews Coliseum
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Spring Garden (27-3) 50, Cedar Bluff (19-13) 26
Skyline 61, Decatur Heritage (18-15) 55
Finals
Spring Garden (28-3) 68, Skyline (24-7) 39, Spring Garden is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Sand Rock (21-8) 65, Section 49
Collinsville (25-7) 45  Fyffe 40
Finals
Sand Rock (22-8) 33, Collinsville (25-8) 30, Sand Rock is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Glencoe (23-8) 65, North Sand Mountain (18-10) 61
Pisgah (27-1) 77, Geraldine 41
Finals
Pisgah (28-1) 80, Glencoe (23-9) 58, Pisgah is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Jacksonville (22-6) 48, Madison County (23-10) 38
Madison Academy (25-7) 52, Hokes Bluff (22-9) 26
Finals
Madison Academy (26-7) 45, Jacksonville (22-7) 31, Madison Academy is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Arab (18-12) 52, Talladega (29-3) 47
Scottsboro (28-3) 70, Alexandria 32
Finals
Scottsboro (29-3) 70, Arab (18-13) 48, Scottsboro is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Ramsay (22-4) 59, Center Point (22-11) 53
Homewood (23-7) 63, Brewer (29-5) 62 (OT)
Finals
Ramsay (23-4) 73, Homewood (23-8) 49, Ramsay is NE State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Huffman (17-15) 61, Hewitt-Trussville (25-4) 56
Spain Park (27-6) 59, Grissom (11-14) 47
Finals
Spain Park (28-6) 61, Huffman (17-16) 39, Spain Park is NW State Qualifier

NORTHWEST REGIONAL
at Wallace-Hanceville CC, Tom Drake Coliseum
CLASS 1A Semifinals
Phillips (27-3) 53, R.A. Hubbard (17-6) 49
Holy Spirit Catholic 58,Belgreen 33
Finals
Phillips (28-3) 57, Holy Spirit Catholic (23-3) 48, Phillips is NW State Qualifier
CLASS 2A  Semifinals
Cold Springs 59, Lamar County (18-6) 41
Phil Campbell (24-5) 55, Mars Hill Bible (23-9) 46
Finals
Phil Campbell (25-5) 46, Cold Springs 29, Phil Campbell is NW State Qualifer

CLASS 3A  Semifinals
Colbert County (21-6) 80, Carbon Hill 37
Lauderdale County (33-2) 59, West Morgan (22-10) 44
Finals
Lauderdale County (34-2) 60, Colbert County (21-7) 49, Lauderdale County is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 4A  Semifinals
Danville 49, Good Hope 39
Deshler (31-2) 61, Priceville 42
Finals
Deshler (32-2) 78, Danville 56, Deshler is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 5A  Semifinals
Wenonah (23-7) 54, Fairview 38
Lee-Huntsville 69, Pleasant Grove 47
Finals
Wenonah (24-7) 57, Lee-Huntsville 41, Wenonah is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 6A  Semifinals
Minor (16-11) 54, McAdory (24-9) 49
Hazel Green (32-2) 51, Hartselle (25-6) 29
Finals
Hazel Green (33-2) 60, Minor (16-12) 11, Hazel Green is NW State Qualifier

CLASS 7A  Semifinals
Sparkman (28-5) 66, Tuscaloosa County (20-12) 53
Hoover (30-1) 53, Buckhorn (17-16) 34
Finals
Sparkman (29-5) 55, Hoover (30-2) 54, Sparkman is NW State Qualifier

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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

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Want to learn more about our Sports Medicine Program? Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.

Norm Moore – Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Foley

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Congratulations to Norm Moore, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Foley!

Norm has been receiving physical therapy at Encore Rehabilitation in Foley for three weeks as he recovers from Hip Replacement Surgery. He selected Encore because his doctors and friends recommended the Foley Clinic.

Norm says, “Encore has friendly, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Do the work and you get excellent results!”

Thank you, Norm, for your kind words! We wish you the best as you continue to receive physical therapy.

PK of Foley regaining strength with Encore Rehabilitation – Foley

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Her name is Patricia but everyone knows her as PK.  PK started physical therapy at Encore Rehabilitation – Foley after having hip replacement surgery. She needed rehabilitation to regain her strength and increase her ability to walk. PK came to Encore because her doctor recommended treatment at the Foley clinic and she is glad she came. After three weeks of rehabilitation, PK exclaims, “The staff are great!”

Thank you PK for being a terrific patient! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

 

 

 

 

“Best career decision I’ve made!” Barry Haisting, LTPA – Encore Rehabilitation Haleyville

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Beginning a new career path at age 41 was not easy but Barry Haisting shares, “Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant  is by far the best career decision I’ve made!”

“When I began this career path 8 years ago, my interest was based around athletics and returning athletes to play. Since then, I would say my interest has definitely changed to helping others return to work and independence,” he expressed. Barry is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation of Haleyville.

Previously to receiving his PTA degree from Wallace State Community College, he had received a business degree from Northwest Shoals Community College. Happy to be treating patients, Barry has been in the physical therapy field for 8 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 4 years.

Happy National Physical Therapy Month, Barry! We appreciate all you do!

How Occupational Therapy Can Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There are many people who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Here is an excerpt from the article, “10 Simple Adjustments to Relieve RA Hand Pain”, that could help you resume your daily activities that RA was keeping you from.

How an Occupational Therapist Can Help –

“According to an analysis of numerous research studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration, there’s a lot of evidence that working with an occupational therapist when you have RA can help you use your hands for everyday tasks more efficiently and with less pain. The occupational therapist’s goal is to ensure that you can participate in any activity you want while still protecting your joints and getting hand pain relief.

For starters, an occupational therapist teaches people with RA about disease self-management, Dodge says – offering instruction on joint protection techniques, how to use assistive devices, how to conserve your energy, and exercises that will help you do activities with less pain.  [They] may also explain how to use heat and cold as part of your pain management strategy.

The occupational therapist can also show you how to modify specific activities so you can still do them. For example, if you’re a woman who enjoys knitting, an occupational therapist can provide suggestions for adaptive equipment and offer techniques that allow you to enjoy your hobby more safely.”

10 Tips to Try Now

If you need hand pain relief from RA, use these suggestions from Dodge and Amini to modify activities to make them less painful:

  1. Build up handles on utensils and tools so that less force is needed to hold them while performing tasks. Pipe insulation is handy for enlarging handles.
  2. If you’re unable to lift a gallon of milk with one or both hands, buy half gallons or have someone pour half into a small pitcher.
  3. Rather than carrying bags in your hand, place straps over your forearm or shoulder. Rolling bags alleviate the need to lift and carry them.
  4. Use both hands when lifting objects, and keep your forearms close to your body.
  5. When possible, use your palms to grasp objects rather than your fingertips. Replace standard door knobs with door levers.
  6. Wear rubber gloves to enhance your grip when opening jars.
  7. Use electric appliances when possible.
  8. Use your entire body to move heavy objects rather than pushing with your hand, such as when opening a door.
  9. Use a rolling cart to move items around the house.
  10. Purchase pots and pans with two handles and slide them over surfaces instead of lifting them. Silicone sheets can be placed on delicate counter surfaces to protect them from hot pots.

**To read the entire article from Everyday Health, click here!

Encore Rehabilitation Locations offering Occupational Therapy:

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens  256-232-1221
Encore Rehabilitation-Bay Minette   251-239-5395
Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West    205-481-7125
Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman   256-775-3737
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur   256-350-6331
Encore Rehabilitation-Foley   251-270-2505
Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville   205-486-2753
Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle   256-773-0138
Encore Rehabilitation-Hoover   205-682-7650
Encore Rehabilitation-Inverness   205-408-4123
Encore Rehabilitation-Jackson   251-246-1214
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile I65   251-459-8402
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile Providence   251-634-2214
Encore Rehabilitation-Saraland   251-675-3933
Encore Rehabilitation-Spanish Fort   251-625-2170
Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon   205-695-0689
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield   205-487-0540
Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab   228-818-1207

If rehabilitation is in your future, choose Encore!

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MLB Bound! Jonathan Gettys-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

“I Feel Like a New Person!”- Finding Headache Relief after several years of pain