Join us in celebrating National Occupational Therapy Month with Heather Stanford!
We are very pleased to have Heather with us at Encore! She has been an Occupational Therapist for 25 years and with Encore for 16 years. She is from the Priceville/ Decatur area and currently lives in Hartselle with her husband, Patrick. Heather is a Clinician at the Hartselle and Athens Encore clinics and the Assistant Clinic Director at Encore Rehabilitation-Athens.
Heather earned her B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy at The University of Alabama in Birmingham. Throughout her career, she has treated adults and adolescents with neurological and orthopedic injuries involving the upper extremities and hand. Her skills include evaluation, establishment of plan of care, treatment and custom splint fabrication.
Heather is certified to perform Functional Capacity Evaluations and Impairment Ratings, as well as performing Post-Employment Job Screenings and Ergonomic Assessments.
In addition to providing care, Heather serves as a Clinical Instructor for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants from various OT programs throughout Alabama and Tennessee.
Heather enjoys her career in Occupational Therapy, particularly the outpatient setting. Her patients show fast results and motivation to return to their prior level of function in their daily lives.
Heather and her husband, Patrick, have 3 children.
April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month! Today we recognize Leah Lynn!
Leah has been an Occupational Therapist for 10 years. Prior to this, she was a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) for 12 years. She is from Natural Bridge and attended high school at Lynn.
Leah earned her degree at Belmont University in Nashville. In her free time she enjoys painting, fishing, crafting and traveling.
Leah’s interests in Occupational Therapy include orthopedic rehab, pediatrics, home health, inpatient rehab and working with geriatric psych patients.
When asked why she became an OT, Leah replied, “I chose Occupational Therapy as my profession because I grew up with my dad needing therapy. I saw what an impact therapy made in his life in helping him regain his independence. Occupational Therapy has provided me opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with my patients. I get to blend science and creativity together to help my patients achieve a positive and rewarding outcome.”
We are proud to have Leah Lynn on our Encore Rehabilitation Team!
April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month! Today we recognize Heather Holland!
Heather has been a Occupational Therapist for four years. Originally from Winfield, AL, she now resides in Hamilton, AL.
Heather earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and later attended Alabama State for OT School. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. Heather also enjoys traveling and running.
Heather’s interests in Occupational Therapy include Orthopedic Rehabilitation with emphasis on Hand Therapy and custom splinting as well as Pediatric Rehabilitation.
When asked why she became an OT Heather replied, “I knew at a young age I wanted to work in healthcare. After shadowing people in various professions, I realized quickly that Occupational Therapy was the perfect fit for me. I chose OT because it’s not a ‘cookie cutter’ career. Occupational Therapy is very diverse with many opportunities for growth. Everyday I get the opportunity to work with people across the lifespan to regain their independence and to live their life to the fullest. I have already found the profession of Occupational Therapy to be rewarding, challenging and filled with countless opportunities to serve others and my community. To quote a close friend, ‘I don’t go to work to make a living but to make a difference.'”
We are proud to have Heather on the Encore Rehabilitation Team!
Join us in welcoming Heather Holland, Occupational Therapist! She is joining our Rehab Team at Encore Rehabiltiation-Winfield!
Heather is a graduate of Winfield City High School. She received a Bachelors in Education with a major in Kinesiology from the University of Alabama and her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Alabama State University. She has been practicing Occupational Therapy for almost four years and is excited to be back serving in her hometown community!
Heather is married to Shane Holland and has one adorable pup named Duke. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
We are excited to have Heather join us at Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield!
Happy National Occupational Therapy Month to Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist Zachary Houle! Zac has been with Encore Rehabilitation for three years! We are very proud to have him on the Rehab Team in the Mobile area! Thanks for providing great patient care, Zac!
April is National Occupational Therapy Month and we would like to recognize our Occupational Therapy Team at the Neuroscience Center: Amy Polite, Katelyn Moen, Jaime Garrett, and Christa Anderson.
With a combined 34 years of experience, Amy Polite, Christa Anderson and Jaime Garrett have devoted their careers to providing exceptional evidence-based interventions with a patient-centered focus for a variety of conditions, including neurologic, orthopedic, lymphatic, rheumatic and post-cancer.
Amy has worked at the Neuroscience Center for 14 years and specializes in treating neurological conditions (specifically stroke and brain injury) and associated deficits of the upper extremity, vision and driving retraining.
Christa has worked at the Neuroscience Center for 7 years and specializes in treatment neurological and orthopedic conditions, with a specific passion for the complexities of the neurological shoulder and post-operative elbow, wrist, and hand.
Jaime has worked for the Neuroscience Center for 9 years and specializes in lymphedema and post-mastectomy conditions.
Katelyn has recently joined the neuro team after graduating from UMMC in 2020.
We would like to thank our Occupational Therapists for their dedication during Occupational Therapy Month and every month of the year!
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Encore Rehabilitation would like you to meet Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist Krystal Lytle!
Krystal received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of South Alabama. She also received her Bachelors from the University of South Alabama in Preprofessional Health Sciences. She is has a certification in Dry Needling granted by The Spinal Manipulation Institute.
Krystal has an extensive background of working with neuromusculoskeletal upper extremity patients. She and has earned and is recognized by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT).
Krystal is currently accepting new patients at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner and the newly opened Encore Rehabilitation-West Mobile clinics.
We are excited to have Krystal and her expertise at Encore!
Encore Rehabilitation at Stone County Hospital Outpatient Rehab Clinic would like you to meet Occupational Therapist Whitney Walker!
Whitney began her professional career as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She then obtained a Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Belmont University to become an Occupational Therapist. Whitney has provided rehabilitation at Stone County Hospital and it’s adjoining/sister facilities for over 14 years. She has been a practicing Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for over five years.
Whitney’s caring extends beyond her patients to her family and friends. Whitney and her husband, Cody, have three children.
We appreciate Whitney’s dedication to her patients and the community. We are very proud to have you on the Encore Rehabilitation Team, Whitney!