Meet Jeff Cotten, LPTA, ATC, CES, LMT Clinic Director with Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East

Meet Jeff Cotten, LPTA, ATC, CES, LMT with Encore Rehabiltiation-Montgomery East #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East would like to welcome our new Clinical Director, Jeff Cotten!

Jeff Cotten is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Massage Therapist. He has over 22 years of experience in a variety of settings, but his clinical interests are focused on Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, and Sports Medicine.

Jeff also holds certifications in ART (Active Release Techniques), PRRT (Primal Reflex Release Techniques), and Fascial Manipulation.  He enjoys bringing relief and restoring function by incorporating these techniques into his practice, but he also strives to correct musculoskeletal imbalances in order to prevent pain and dysfunction.

Jeff has a strong background working with all athletes, with a special interest in the running population and orthotic intervention. He also enjoys working with those in the work force by helping people get back to work and back to enjoying life.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He is married with three children and actively serves in his church.

We are very happy to have Jeff with us and invite you to come by the clinic to say hello to him!

Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East
2562 Eastern Boulevard
Montgmery, Alabama 36117
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Meet Carly Evans – Encore Rehabilitation Regional Office Manager

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President Paul Henderson inducted into Hall of Fame

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
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Meet Curry Sanders, LPTA

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Curry Sanders with Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope #EncoreRehab

We are pleased to introduce you to Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Curry Sanders!

Curry is a graduate of Coastal Alabama Community College and Bishop State Community College. He has been a Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. Curry’s personal interests include playing music, sports, fitness, camping, hunting, and grilling out. He and his wife, Megan, reside in Fairhope with their dog, Luna.

We are proud to have Curry on our Rehab Team at Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope! Thank you for all you do!

Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope
8096 Twin Beech Road, Suite 200
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
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Crystal McCall-Pope, LPTA, with Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope

Encore Rehabilitation-Fair Hope has Moved!

Clinical Director Sara Stringfellow, DPT

Crystal McCall-Pope, LPTA, with Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope

Physical Therapist Assistant Crystal McCall-Pope with Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope

Say hello to Crystal McCall-Pope, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope!

Crystal is a native of Enterprise and has been a part of the Encore Rehabilitation Team for 18 years. She has been a Clinical for ten years. She received her Associates of Science from Enterprise State Junior College and an Associates of Applied Science from Pensacola State College. She and her husband, Ford, have two children and one grandchild. In her free time, Crystal enjoys sailing and traveling. She in involved with the Fairhope Yacht Club and volunteers with High Hopes for Autism.

We appreciate having Crystal with us! Thank you for all you do!

Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope
8096 Twin Beech Road, Suite 200
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
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Encore Rehabilitation-Fair Hope has Moved!

Clinical Director Sara Stringfellow, DPT

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Jessie Dunavant, LPTA – Returning Home!

Jessie Dunavant, LPTA - Back home in northwest Alabama! #EncoreRehab #IamEncore

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Jessie Dunavant is back home and excited!

Jessie says, “I’ve been a part of the Encore Rehabilitation Team for almost two years now. Recently, I’ve transitioned from Mobile to Sulligent, Alabama. My husband, Jerod Dunavant, and I are excited about returning home to northwest Alabama. He’s embracing his new role as Head Basketball Coach at Sulligent High School and I’m beyond excited to serve the communities of Lamar County both within the school system and at the outpatient clinic! Come see me at Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon!”

Welcome back home, Jessie and Jerod! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon
44992 Highway 17, Suite 4
Vernon, Alabama 35592
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Meet Leigh Ann Ainsworth, LPTA!

Leigh Ann Ainsworth, LPTA at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbia

We are proud to introduce you to Leigh Ann Ainsworth!

Leigh Ann is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbia. She received her Athletic Training degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Pearl River Community College. In her spare time, Leigh Ann enjoys running, working out, and shopping. She also enjoys supporting Oak Grove High School where he husband, Larry, coaches baseball and serves as Principal. The couple has one daughter plus a rabbit and several dogs.

Thank you, Leigh Ann, for all you do for our patients and the community!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbia
1215 Highway 98
Columbia, Mississippi 39429
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Cindy Stephens, LPTA – Encore Rehabilitation-Providence

Cindy Stephens LPTA revised

Meet Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Assistant Cindy Stephens!

Cindy is a high energy team member who is enthusiastic about rehabilitation and recovery. Her  passion lies in treating patients through all stages of life with individual and personal care. She enjoys the challenges of student athletes as well as helping clients overcome everyday orthopedic ailments both before and after surgery. Cindy provides care at Encore Rehabilitation-Providence in Mobile, Alabama.

Cindy holds an Associate in Applied Science and graduated with honors from Bishop State with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She has advanced her education with completing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification. In addition to this she has completed courses in the following areas:
  • ACL Rehabilitation and Prevention
  • Concussions in Sports Medicine
  • Foot Orthotics
  • UCL Rehab Protocol for Throwing Shoulder Rehab
  • Kinesiotape/Rocktape Application.
She and her family reside in the Mobile area. Her hobbies include collecting vintage glass and antiques as well as spending time outdoors along the Gulf Coast.  She also enjoys attempting outlandish Pinterest projects and participation in Bootcamp classes.

Thanks, Cindy, for the high-quality care you provide!

Encore Rehabilitation – Providence
6701 Airport Blvd., Suite D-234, Mobile, Alabama 36608


Helping people meet their goals – Mac Burt, LPTA of Encore Rehabilitation-Foley

Mac Burt PTA Foley

Mac Burt is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (LPTA) at Encore Rehabilitation-Foley, Alabama. Mac says, “The best thing about being a LPTA is being able to help people regain their freedom and meet their goals. When I see a person do something that they were not able to do before therapy, it reminds me of why I do what I do.”

Mac earned his LPTA degree from Pensacola State College and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for two years.

Thank you, Mac, for all you do for your patients and for Encore Rehabilitation!



Laura Waters, PTA

Encore Rehabilitation therapist Laura Waters, PTA, loves her job!  Laura says, “There are many things I love about my job, so it is hard to point out just one. If I had to say the best thing about being a Physical Therapist Assistant, it would be how rewarding it is to help someone to return to their life. An accident or surgery can be life altering and as a therapist, I play a role in helping people recover and return to an active life.”

Laura Waters has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for Encore Rehabilitation for 17 years. She is treats patients in the Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner/Theodore clinic.

Laura writes, “I personally had an injury and know, firsthand, how devastating it can be. As a therapist, we treat the entire person. Sometimes it requires holding their hand or simply giving them  hug.  I truly love my job and am so happy to help my patients return to their lives!”

And what does Laura have to say about Encore Rehabilitation? “Encore Rehabilitation is a wonderful place to work. They truly care about their employees.

Thank you, Laura, for all you do! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!


Encore Photo Contest Winners!

Encore had a company wide photo contest last week and we wanted to share the beauty of these photos with you! The objective was to capture a landmark that best represents the town the photographer was from. 
The winners are as follows: 
1) Brett Ferguson, LPTA – Muscle Shoals Bridge


2) Emily Perez, OT – Winter Fountain


3) Beth Farris- Fayette Courthouse