**From the ChoosePT.com website: Falls and a fear of falling can diminish your ability to lead a full and independent life. Although 1 in every 4 older adults falls each year, falling is not a part of normal aging. You have the power to reduce your risk of falls. A physical therapist can help you do so by:
Assessing your risk for falling
Designing an individualized plan for your fall-prevention needs
Helping you make your home as safe as possible
Educating you about the medical risk factors associated with falls
Providing you with appropriate exercises and balance training
Working with other health care professionals to address any underlying medical conditions that could increase your fall risk
Providing you with recommendations on appropriate community programs
Encore Rehabilitation Physical and Occupational Therapists can help you avoid or recover from a fall. Call us for more information!
SportsFit-Leakesville would like to recognize Wade Courtney as a Super SportsFit Member!
Wade is dedicated to his fitness program and has encouraged many of his co-workers and family members to become SportsFit members as well. He works out with them and helps encourage a healthier lifestyle.
Wade says, “I love working out at the Leakesville SportsFit gym. There are really good people that are gym members and employees, and, on top of that, I just really love to work out! It’s kinda like my therapy. I feel much better all the way around while working out and I just like having a regular workout schedule.”
Thank you, Wade, for being a Super SportsFit Member!
Ocean Springs Spine & Pelvic Therapy is happy to welcome Erin Moody, MPT!
Erin holds a Master of Physical Therapy degree from The University of South Alabama and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern Mississippi. She received Pelvic Health Training through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is currently a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA Pelvic Health Section. She is a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi-Ocean Springs.
Erin is from Biloxi where she currently lives with her husband and two children. She has been a Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation since 2004.
We are proud to have Erin at Ocean Springs Spine & Pelvic Therapy!
Ocean Springs Spine & Pelvic Center is now open and offers high-quality pelvic healthcare and physical therapy services!
We LOVE to see you move! Call or come by today to set-up your appointment!
A BIG WELCOME to Michelle Langley, the new Office Manager at Encore Rehabilitation-Leakesville!
Michelle is a native of Leakesville. Most recently she has lived 35 years in Petal. She is married to Darrell and together they have three children and 4 grandchildren. Michelle says, “We are proud to be back in Leakesville!”
We are glad to have you, Michelle, at Encore Rehabilitation-Leakesville!
If Physical Therapy is in your future, give Michelle a call to set-up your appointment!
Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach is pleased to announce Lori McDonald is our Patient of the Month!
Ms. McDonald chose Encore Rehabilitation for her healthcare provider following her knee replacement. She has made great progress with her Physical Therapy! We are proud to recognize her as Patient of the Month!
“I will say, I was reluctant to start Physical Therapy. Now, I wish I could attend forever. Encore Rehabilitation’s reputation is based on quality Physical Therapy- and you have the BEST! Zack explains the exercises and monitors you. He’s always representing a very positive attitude, very personable and friendly with a smile. I like how he is attentive and quick to assist. He listens to the pain issues with new exercises and follows up. Thank you, Encore, for hiring the best!” ~Ranell Oberlies
Thank you, Ms. Oberlies, for selecting Encore Rehabilitation-Biloxi to be your rehab provider! We are so pleased with your progress!
Ms. Oberlies is pictured here with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Zach Moorer.
Summer time in the South means lots of heat and humidity! Here are some tips for dealing with the summer heat!
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.
Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun.
NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. NEVER.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
Avoid working outside during the hottest part of the day. Take frequent breaks.
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.
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.
Stay tuned to the local forecast on the radio, television, or internet.
Be sure to check on family and friends who do not have air conditioning and may live alone.
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.