National Athletic Training Month

Raye-Anne Swift, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Athens

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Raye-Anne Swift, Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer with Lindsay Lane Christian Academy and Calhoun Community College! Thank you for all you do, Raye-Anne!

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens
22423 US Highway 72 East, Suite B
Athens, Alababma 35613
256-232-1221

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Ian Rogol, ATC, with Encore Sports Medicine

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Ion Rogol

Ian Rogol, M.Ed., LAT, ATC is currently an Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer at Spring Hill College. Previously, he worked as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Mary Washington (VA) for 10 years with another 14 years working at the secondary school level.


In 2018, Rogol was inducted into the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association (VATA) Hall of Fame for exemplary service and dedication to the athletic training profession in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2016, he received the Athletic Training Service Award from the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) for his contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. He was previously honored as the 2012 College and University Athletic Trainer of the Year by the VATA for his strong work ethic and dedication to the athletes and athletic training as a profession.


Rogol earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from James Madison University in Kinesiology/Athletic Training and a Master of Education in Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. While attending the University of Virginia, he completed an internship at Fork Union Military Academy.

He has presented and published research on the effects of open versus closed kinetic chain exercises in improving shoulder joint reposition sense equally in healthy subjects at the NATA Annual Meeting and Symposia and Journal of Athletic Training. He has spoken at several other medical conferences.

Thank you for all you do, Ian! We are proud to have you on the Encore Rehabilitation Team! Happy National Athletic Training Month!

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Monday Willis, ATC, and Encore Sports Medicine

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Monday Willis

Monday Willis is an Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer providing coverage at Andalusia High School. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Monday moved to Pensacola, FL where he attended University of West Florida majoring in Athletic Training. Later, he attended Austin Peay State University acquiring a Masters degree in Human Health and Performance with a minor in Sports Psychology. Monday enjoys long walks on the beach and ice cream, even though he is lactose intolerant.

Thank you for all you do, Monday! Happy National Athletic Training Month! 

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Celebrating National Athletic Training Month with Jennifer Byrd, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Jennifer Byrd

Celebrating National Athletic Training Month with Jennifer Byrd!


Jennifer has been a certified Athletic Trainer for 20 years. She is in her 7th season as the Athletic Trainer at Baker High School and her 9th year with Encore Rehabilitation. She is originally from Cullman, Alabama and is a graduate of The University of Alabama.


We are glad to have you on the Encore Team, Jennifer! Thank you for all you do!

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Anna Herrin, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Diamondhead

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Anna Herrin

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Anna Herrin!


Anna is the Head Athletic Trainer at Hancock High School and also services athletes and patients here at our clinic!

Thank you for everything you do, Anna!

Encore Rehabilitation-Diamondhead
5427 Gex Road, Suite C
Diamondhead, Mississippi 39525
228-222-4765

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Happy National Athletic Training Month to Melinda Wilson, ATC, Regional Sports Medicine Director with Encore Rehabilitation

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Melinda Wilson

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Melinda Wilson, Regional Director and Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer for Winfield High School and Brilliant High School!


Thank you for all you do, Melinda!

Melinda shares what is means to her to be an Athletic Trainer.

Why did you choose athletic training as a career?
I played sports in high school and college and knew I wanted a career involving athletics/wellness. After college, I was working as a fitness instructor at Northport-DCH when I was introduced to Athletic Training through Rodney Brown, ATC. He said, “You look like you would make a good athletic trainer!” I said, “What’s that?” He said, “Come out to Tuscaloosa County High this afternoon and I will tell you all about it.” The rest is history! I fell in love with this career from the first day I stepped on a field.

What has been the highlight of your career?
Starting the Sports Medicine Program in this area from the ground up. I have been blessed to offer these athletes a service that was not afforded to me.

What does it mean to be back home taking care of the people in your community?
Winfield did not have an athletic trainer and I was able to return to my hometown and provide a service for the athletes, Winfield, and the surrounding communities.
It means so much to give back and know I am making a difference. I am thankful for the parents trusting me to care for their children. I have built life-long friendships over the last 28 years! It’s definitely the most rewarding career!

What would you tell future students that might want to become an Athletic Trainer?
If you want a career that doesn’t feel like a job, this is definitely the career for you. I have never felt like I was going to work. It is a lot of long days and nights but the end result is all the lifelong relationships you acquire. It is a special feeling to watch an athlete with an injury work to overcome and return to what they love.

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540

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DeShena Thomas, ATC with Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle celebrates National Athletic Training Month

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer DeShena Thomas with Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle

Happy National Athletic Training Month to DeShena Thomas, ATC!


DeShena is from Leakesville, Mississippi, and is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. She is in her ninth season as the Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer with Citronelle High School. She has one son.


Thank you for all you do, DeShena! We are proud to have you on the Encore Team!


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Jeremy Mann, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Jeremy Mann

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Jeremy Mann, Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer with the Danville High School Hawks!


We are proud to have you on the Encore Team, Jeremy!

Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur
2506 B Danville Road, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35603
256-350-6331

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Jon Hammontree, ATC

#EncoreSportsMedicine Athletic Trainer Jon Hammontree

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Jon Hammontree, Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer with the Hartselle Tigers! 

Thank you, Jon, for all you do for Hartselle Athletics and the community. We are proud to have you on the Encore Team!

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Kyle Ford, ATC, with Encore Rehabilitation-Muscle Shoals

Happy National Athletic Training Month to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Kyle Ford with the Muscle Shoals High School Trojans!

Thanks for you do, Kyle, for our athletes, coaches, and community! We are glad to have you in our Encore Family!

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