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Thomas Wiliford – “I am very pleased with my recovery process” at Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

I am very pleased with my recovery process,” said Thomas Wiliford, a patient receiving rehabilitation following a total knee replacement surgery. “I have had Physical Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Petal before and my doctor recommended Encore of Petal. That’s why I chose Encore!

Thank you, Mr. Wiliford, for entrusting us to be your rehab provider. We are proud to select you as our Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal!

Mr. Wiliford is shown here with Jessie Craft, Physical Therapist Assistant with Encore Rehabilitation.

Encore Rehabilitation-Petal
1044 Highway 42
Petal, Mississippi 39465
601-544-0500
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Breelyn Nicholson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Logan Taylor is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Petal

Leslie Steele is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Breelyn Nicholson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Breelyn Nicholson is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal! We are proud of you, Breelyn!

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Congratulations to Breelyn Nicholson, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation – Petal!

Breelyn is a Senior and Gymnast for the Petal High School Panthers. Breelyn has been participating in Gymnastics for 11 years. She is a 6-time State Champion, 2-time Regional Qualifier, and currently a Level 9 Gymnast.

Her future plans include attending LSU to major in business and eventually open her own gymnastics gym. She enjoys singing, drawing and art.

Breelyn is the daughter of David Nicholson.

We are proud of you, Breelyn! We wish you the best of success in your future endeavors!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Petal High Panthers! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation – Petal
1044 Highway 42
Petal, Mississippi 39465
601-544-0500
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Logan Taylor is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Petal

Leslie Steele is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Joseph Orman is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Welcome to Maddie Wilson, LPTA!

Welcome to Maddie Wilson, LPTA! #EncoreRehab

Meet Maddie Wilson, the newest member of the Encore Rehabilitation family!


Maddie graduated from the PTA program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and is originally from Gautier, Mississippi.

Maddie tells us, “I became a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant because of a lifelong interest in anatomy, a love and appreciation for exercise, and a desire to help people improve their quality of life.”

Welcome to the family, Maddie!

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Happy Physical Therapy Month to #EncoreRehab in Ocean Springs and D’Iberville Clinics

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Amelia is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) – An Invaluable Tool*

Encore Rehabilitation Work Zone is ready to help you with Post Offer Evaluation Test plus a whole range of services! Call us for more info!

Post Offer Evaluation Test – An Invaluable Tool *
presented by Chris Lynch, MS, OT, CSCS;
Sidney Scarborough, MBA, PT; and Elisabeth Bernier, PTA

The Cost of Work-Related, Preventable Injuries

  • The National Safety Council estimates the cost incurred from work-related injuries in 2019 was $171 billion. 
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were approximately 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries in 2017.  This included wage and production losses of $53.9 billion, medical expenses of $35.5 billion, and administrative expenses of $59.7 billion.

With the expense of work-related preventable injuries on the rise, employers are looking for ways to prevent such injuries. One way to reduce the occurrence of these injuries is through the use of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test.

What is a POET and how can this test can help?

The key purpose of a Physical Demand Screen or Post Offer Evaluation Test (POET) is to ensure an employer that an appropriate candidate for the job is being hired.  By testing the applicant against each critical job demand, the employer receives objective data showing that the applicant can do the job safely.   POETs are also helpful in identifying previous injuries that may place an employee at risk and preventing the company from being liable for injuries that occurred prior to employment.

Specific physical demands tested include but are not limited to: lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling, coordination, sustained or repetitive postures, squatting, kneeling, bending, climbing, etc. In addition, baseline musculoskeletal screens determine the range of motion and strength of the employee.

A large manufacturing company utilizing a post offer screen has seen an 80% reduction in the number of work-related injuries with the implementation of ergonomic screens and, where appropriate, job rotations. Reductions in injuries lead to savings, increased productivity, and better job satisfaction.

When and where to perform a POET?

A POET can only be completed following a conditional job offer and not in the interview or pre-employment process.  An employer has the right to be specific in which jobs to test, enabling the employer to test where on-the-job injuries occur most frequently. During the hiring process, companies must adhere to the guidelines established by the ADA and EEOC. 

Is testing required company wide?

Testing does not have to be required company wide.  However, testing must be done for every employee seeking to fill a certain position or job title.  For example, a nursing home may complete POET testing on all the nursing assistant job positions but opt not to test dietary job positions. This enables the company to pinpoint where testing is most cost effective.

Use of POET as a Fit for Duty test

The POET or Physical Demand Screen can also be used as a “Fit for Duty” test prior to an employee returning to work after a non-work-related injury.  This will ensure the employee can safely perform his/her job and assist in making reasonable accommodations if necessary.

Encore Work Zone Team Members are experts in the field, preventing and reducing injuries

The Encore Work Zone Team is ready to help you create the safest work environment, hire the most qualified employees, and create a culture of health and wellness for all of your employees through the following services:

  • Ergonomic Job Site Analysis
  • Functional Job Descriptions
  • Post Offer Conditional Pre-Placement Screenings (POETs)
  • Fit For Duty Evaluations
  • Injury Prevention Programs
  • Acute Rehab/Early Injury Intervention
  • Onsite Rehab/First Aid Screenings
  • Work Conditioning/Job Simulations
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)

Contact Encore Work Zone today to schedule POETs and other industrial rehab services! Our Encore Work Zone team has 350+ years of experience in the industrial market and is ready to help create a stronger, safer work force. To get started with services, contact Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator Elisabeth Bernier at 205-447-7234 or ebernier@encorerehab.com.  To see a complete list of Encore Rehabilitation outpatient therapy clinics, visit www.encorerehab.com .      

       

About the Authors

Chris Lynch is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with Encore Rehabilitation-Vestavia. With over 30 years of experience of Industrial and Workers’ Compensation Rehab, he is a proven leader! He provides Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Services in Bessemer, Clanton, Hayden, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Vestavia, Alabama, as well as travels to other locations. 

Sidney Scarborough is a Physical Therapist with Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. with almost 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry both as a clinician and an administrator. Sidney provides Industrial Rehab Services in Mobile-Baldwin County, Alabama and Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is a Regional Vice President-Business Development with Encore.

Elisabeth Bernier is the Encore Work Zone Industrial Rehabilitation Coordinator. She has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for over 25 years. She also serves as the Encore Rehabilitation Regional Rehab Director for the greater Birmingham area.­­

*The National Safety Council website has been referenced in the creation this article. To visit their website, go to  https://www.nsc.org/

Encore Rehabilitation is a proven leader in the Industrial Rehabilitation field!

Mr. Wyman makes great recovery from a work injury with rehab at Encore Rehabilitation-Long Beach

Encore Rehabilitation and the 2020 ASIA Winter Conference, Montgomery, Alabama

Dr James Robinson and Encore Rehabilitation President Paul Henderson

Encore Rehabilitation Co-Owner Paige Plash, PT, wishes a Happy National Athletic Trainer Month

Welcome to Physical Therapist Assistant Kristen Linares with Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown!

Kristen Linares, LPTA, joins the Rehab Team of Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Encore Rehabilitation – Gulfport Downtown welcomes our new Physical Therapy Assistant KRISTEN LINARES!

Kristin earned an Associates of Arts Degree from Jones County Community College before completing her Associates of Applied Science Degree Physical Therapist Assistant from Pearl River Community College.

While in PTA school, she completed her clinical rotation at Encore Rehab in Petal, MS and says, “I fell in love with the employees and the entire company as a whole.”

Now coming to work for Encore Rehabilitation – Gulfport Downtown, Kristen states, “I have had so much fun meeting new people and experiencing a new place. This Gulfport Downtown Clinic has been so welcoming and I love the atmosphere and the patients. I love it more and more everyday and can’t wait to provide excellent patient care for all of these amazing people!!! Thank you so much Encore for this opportunity. I look forward to making a difference and growing with the company!”

Kristen is energetic and full of positive vibes. She is a very hard worker and loves what she does. The patients have welcomed her with open arms and we are SO proud to have her with Encore!

Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown
2A Pass Road
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
228-896-1189
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Don Schiffner is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Happy Weekend from Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Providing Quality Physical Therapy in Gulfport, Mississippi – Missy Holliman, PT, DPT

Frances Jones – Walking to the beach to be with her grandkids!

Ms. Frances Jones is very driven to achieve her goals! An upcoming beach trip was the inspiration for being very diligent with her rehab and home exercise! The results? She accomplished more than what she thought she could and was able to enjoy her beach time with her grandkids!

Mrs. Frances, we are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!

Let us help you live your best life! We are movement experts!

Ocean Springs Neurological Rehabilitation with Encore Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard
Suite 202
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
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Celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month with Kacee at Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center

Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month at Ocean Springs Neurological Rehabilitation and Encore Rehabilitation

Thank you for choosing Encore, Mrs. Williams!

Patient Appreciation Post! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mrs. Sobrina Williams is one of our favorite patients! She is a very sweet and works extremely hard to achieve her goals. We appreciate her for choosing us and trusting us to be her rehab provider! Thanks, Mrs. Williams!

Pascagoula Rehab Services with Encore Rehabilitation
3615 Hospital Road , Suite B
Pascagoula, MS 39581
228-762-1602
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M’Layne Maddox is Athlete of the Month for Pascagoula Rehab Services

Walking without Pain – Mr. Raybon and Encore Rehabilitation at Pascagoula Rehab Services

Happy Physical Therapy Month to Encore Rehabilitation at Pascagoula Rehab Services

Logan Taylor is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltation-Petal

Congratulations to Logan Taylor, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation- Petal!

Logan is a Sophomore who plays Soccer for the Petal High School Panthers and has received the Academic Award and Rookie of the Year Award!

Her future plans include playing soccer in college and becoming a Physical Therapist. She not only loves playing soccer but also swimming and being outdoors.

Logan is the daughter of Jessie and Jonathan Taylor.

We wish you the best of success in your future endeavors, Logan!

Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the Petal Panthers! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation – Petal
1044 Highway 42 
Petal, Mississippi 39465 
601-544-0500 
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Leslie Steele is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Paul Montgomery selected Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

Joseph Orman is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

M’Layne Maddox is Athlete of the Month for Pascagoula Rehab Services

Congratulations to M’Layne Maddox, Athlete of the Month for Pascagoula Rehab Services!

M’Layne is a multi-sport athlete who exceled in Cross Country, Cheerleading, Swimming, and Tennis for De La Salle High School. She is a 2020 graduate of De La Salle. Her future plans include going into the Military. Her hobbies include running, art, theatre, archery, music, and sports in general.

M’Layne is the daughter of John and Wendi Maddox.

We wish you the best of success in your future endeavors, M’Layne! 

Pascagoula Rehab Services-Encore Rehabilitation
3615 Hospital Rd.
Pascagoula, MS 39581
228-762-1602
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Walking without Pain – Mr. Raybon and Encore Rehabilitation at Pascagoula Rehab Services

Happy Physical Therapy Month to Encore Rehabilitation at Pascagoula Rehab Services

Another Lemon Face Challenge Accepted! Medical Park Rehab and Pascagoula Rehab

Leslie Steele is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal

We are very proud to select Ms. Leslie Steele as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Petal!

“My doctor referred me for Physical Therapy at Encore because they have a pool therapy program. I am beginning my weight loss journey and have already lost about 60 pounds with the help of my Therapists Jessie and Amy. I really love these guys and recommended them to everyone that needs any kind of therapy. Encore Rehabilitation- Petal is the place to be!” ~ Leslie Steele, happy patient

Ms. Steele continues to do an excellent job with her Physical Therapy as we have helped her with weight loss, low back pain, strengthening, and balance. We wish her continued success! Thank you for choosing Encore, Ms. Steele!

We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Petal
1044 Highway 42
Petal, Mississippi 39465
601-544-0500
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