Ocean Springs

Chinese Medical Professionals visit Singing River Health System Facilities and Encore Rehabilitation-Mississippi-Part 4

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Medical Professionals from China visit with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists at East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

After touring Encore Rehabilitation clinics in northern Alabama, visiting Medical Professionals from China continued their tour by visiting Encore Rehabilitation Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists working in the healthcare facilities of the Singing River Health System in the Gulf Coast area of Mississippi.

The use of Western rehabilitation practices such as physical therapy and occupational therapy is growing in China. The visitors were observing and learning how Western rehab is used in a variety of settings such as outpatient clinics, hospitals, industries, and sports settings.

Singing River Health System locations visited by the group included:

  • Ocean Springs Pediatrics Center
  • Ocean Springs Hospital
  • Ocean Springs Neuro Rehab Center
  • Gautier Physical Therapy and Industrial Center
  • East Lake Physical Therapy and Sports Center.

Singing River Health System is both a mission-driven provider of health services and one of the largest employers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Singing River provides critical health services, numerous community outreach programs, and charitable services and educational programs. Community-owned, Singing River is also home to the award-winning Blue Distinction Center of Excellence in cardiac care, stroke care, and spine and joint surgery.

Encore Rehabilitation is proud of our association with Singing River Health System, providing quality therapists and support staff in rehabilitative settings for Singing River. Encore Rehabilitation is the largest privately owned provider of rehabilitation services in the southeast United States. Encore has been serving communities in Alabama and Mississippi for over 35 years.

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Ocean Springs Hospital Administrator Heath Thompson, center, along with representatives of Encore Rehabilitation, provided a tour of Ocean Springs Hospital to the visiting Chinese Medical Professionals.

Part 4 of a 5 part series.

Encore Rehabilitation, Inc.- Corporate Office
251 Johnston Street SE, Suite 200
Decatur, Alabama 35610
256-350-1764
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At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move.


Part 5-Medical Professionals from China visit University of South Alabama Health System and Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Alabama

Part 3- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Corporate Office, Decatur, Alabama

Part 2- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle

Part 1- Chinese Medical Professionals visit Encore Rehabilitation-Athens


MLB Bound-Jonathan Gettys- Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Headache Relief- “I Feel Like a New Person!”

Physical Therapy instead of Knee Surgery – One patient’s success

New Day for Parkinson’s Support Group

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Our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group has changed the day of the month for our meetings. The new meeting time is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 pm.

This group is for people diagnosed wit Parkinson’s Disease and their family members. A variety of healthcare providers lead the group to provide information and better understanding of problems associated with the disease and resources for how to improve daily life. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions with other members and healthcare providers. Questions are welcomed!

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation-Adult Neuro Center
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1207
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After stroke, David Drives Again! with Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Driving Program

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

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  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system  against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optical nerves). It affects the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.
  • Anyone may develop MS.
  • 2-3 times more women than men develop MS.
  • MS is not contagious or directly inherited.
  • More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
  • MS symptoms occur when the immune-system produces inflammation within the CNS.  The inflammatory attack damages myelin, (the protective insulation surrounding nerve fibers), oligodendrocytes (cells that make CNS myelin) and sometimes the underlying nerve fiber.
  • Common MS symptoms include: fatigue; vision problems/ ringing/numbness; vertigo/dizziness; muscle weakness; balance/coordination problems; walking difficulties; speech and swallowing problems; bladder/bowel problems; cognitive difficulties; emotional changes; sexual dysfunction; and mood swings/depression.
  • The damage caused by inflammation can produce symptoms that resolve over weeks to months or symptoms that are permanent.
  • MS does not always cause paralysis. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled. Two-thirds of people who have MS remain able to walk, though many will need an aid, such as a cane or crutches.
  • Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette smoking have been shown to increase the risk of MS.
  • MS occurs in most ethnic groups but is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.
  • Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care.  **

    At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Physical, Occupational,
    and Speech Therapists can help patients with MS
    to ease many of your symptoms and move, think, and feel better.

    If you are one of the estimated 2.5 million people
    diagnosed with MS, ask your doctor about
    rehabilitation with Encore or call us today.

    **Facts and Statistics from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society webpage. To find more information about Multiple Sclerosis on their website, click here.

 

Brain Injury Facts & Statistics-Brain Injury Awareness Month**

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  • Every nine seconds, someone in the US sustains a brain injury.
  • More than 3.5 million children and adults sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) each year, but the total incidence is unknown.
  • Traumatic brain injury  (TBI) is a type of ABI. A TBI is caused by trauma to the brain from an external force.
  • One of every 60 people in the US lives with TBI-related disability
  • At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability
  • Typical causes of ABI include:
    • Electric Shock
    • Infectious Disease
    • Lightning Strike
    • Near Drowning
    • Oxygen Deprivation (Hypoxia/Anoxia)
    • Stroke
    • Seizure Disorder
    • Substance Abuse/Overdose
    • Toxic Exposure
    • Trauma
    • Tumor

        Call the Ocean Springs Neuroscience Center today at 228-818-1207 to set up an appointment for quality care with our Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists.  We are here to help you regain  your independence and improve your quality of life.

Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Blvd., Suite 202
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1207

For other Encore Rehabilitation locations near you, please visit our website at encorerehab.com

**Facts and Statistics from the Brain Injury Association of America. For a complete list of statistics, click here.

 

After a stroke, David is driving again!

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David Weatherly learns to drive again using the Driving Simulation Program at Singing River Neuro Clinic in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

David Weatherly suffered a stroke two years ago. He couldn’t walk, drive, or use his hand. He felt like his inability to drive became a burden on his wife. He decided he wanted to drive again!

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Working with his physician, David was referred to Singing River’s Neuro Rehab Clinic in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Here David would take part in the Driving Simulation Program with Encore Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist Christa Anderson.

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Christa Anderson OT Driving Simulator Ocean Springs Neuro

Christa Anderson, Occupational Therapist with Encore Rehabilitation

After a few weeks of using the Driving Simulation Program, David’s accuracy and speed of movement improved and now he can drive again! Outstanding job, David!

If you would like to know more about the Driving Simulation Program at Singing River Neuro Rehab Clinic in Ocean Springs, call 228-818-1207.

To view a video of David’s complete story, please click here.

 

A very Merry Christmas Celebration at Adult Neuro Center

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The Adult Neuroscience Center (Ocean Springs, Mississippi) held its Annual Support Group Christmas Party on Friday, December 15th for members of the four support groups offered at our clinic.  These groups include the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, the Aphasia & Communication Support Group, the Movement Disorder Exercise Group, and the Stroke Support Group.  Good times and laughter were shared by all who attended!

For further information regarding when/where these groups meet, please call our Ocean Springs Office at (228)-818-1207.

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Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation
3603 Bienville Boulevard, Suite 200
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
228-818-1207
Find Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehabilitation on Facebook by clicking here

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Grayson smiling at Santa!

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Grayson Richardson has Down Syndrome and attends the Ocean Springs Pediatric Clinic for Speech Therapy.  He smiles all the time and has a special talent for remembering the  name of everyone he meets at the clinic.  You have a great smile, Grayson!

Santa stopped by the clinic on Monday, December 11th to visit all the kids.  We enjoy Santa’s visit every year! Merry Christmas from Ocean Springs Pediatric Clinic and Encore Rehabilitation!

Ocean Springs Spine and Orthopedic Clinic Patient of the Month, Kathy Slaten.

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Congratulations to the Ocean Springs Spine and Orthopedic Clinic Patient of the Month, Kathy Slaten! Kathy is a native of Ocean Springs, MS and has been receiving physical therapy at our clinic on her lower back. Before physical therapy, Kathy wasn’t able to live the active lifestyle she was used to, and couldn’t perform household duties such as cooking, laundry, or cleaning. One of Kathy’s friends came along side her and recommended she try physical therapy under our DPT, Valerie Sullivan. Kathy has now been with us for 4 weeks and says her back is stronger, has increased mobility, and says she is almost pain free!

“I was ignorant of what physical therapy could do for me, but I am certainly a believer now and would recommend Encore to anyone! I could not be more impressed!”

– Kathy