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Meet Chad Abrams – Regional Athletic Trainer Manager for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Regional Athletic Trainer Manager Chad Abrams, ATC. #EncoreRehab

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika is pleased to introduce Chad Abrams, Regional Athletic Trainer Manager for Encore Rehabilitation. 

Chad is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist, with over 35 years experience. A native of Notasulga, Alabama, he received both his Bachelor of Science and his Masters of Health Promotion from Auburn University. He has served as the Athletic Trainer for Reeltown High School for 36 years. Currently he manages the Sports Medicine Coverage for Glenwood, Beauregard, Smiths Stations, and Reeltown High Schools.

In his free time, Chad enjoys the art of fabrication and the creative process. He is also a board member of the Reeltown Volunteer Fire Dept. He plans to participate in NASCAR’s driving experience program one day.

We are very proud to have Chad at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-521-6644
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Meet Sarah Mitchell – Front Office Coordinator at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!

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Welcome to Sarah Mitchell, Front Office Coordinator at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!

Sarah is the smiling face that greets you as you walk through the doors to the Opelika Clinic and the bright voice you will hear whenever you call.

Sarah is originally from Talladega, home of NASCAR’s Talladega Superspeedway. She says she is often asked if one should attend a NACAR race or not.  Her advice? “If you’ve never been to a NASCAR race, go experience it at least once. It’s one of a kind!”

She is a graduate of Munford High School and Auburn University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration.

Sarah enjoys traveling and plans to visit Netherlands and Belgium for her first time this year. She also enjoys gardening, interior design/decorating, swimming, and hiking with her boyfriend, John. Sarah is delighted to be an aunt to Lula Tate.

We are proud to have you at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika, Sarah!

Encore Rehabiltiation-Opelika
3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-521-6644
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Meet Daniel Winn, DPT, Clinical Director for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Meet Keena Edwards, Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika sees first patient!

AHSAA Cross Country Update – September 25, 2018

AHSAA Cross Country Update

AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight for Week 5
McKenzie Hogue Runs Fastest Time of 2018 to Beat a Field of 292 at Scottsboro Classic
MONTGOMERY – Thompson High School senior McKenzie Hogue turned in the fastest 5,000-meter time of the 2018 AHSAA cross country season last weekend winning the prestigious Scottsboro Classic Invitational girls’ Class 5A/7A championship race with a time of 18:13.66. The impressive victory earned the Thompson runner this week’s AHSAA Cross Country Spotlight.
A field of 292 girls competed in the race held at the John R. Esslinger Trail, aptly named for the legendary former Scottsboro High School track and cross country coach who was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.
Hogue, who was the only runner to earn www.alabamarunners.com Golf Elite Status at the Classic, trimmed 50 seconds off her 2017 time that earned her runner-up. She captured two firsts in the Class 7A 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the 2018 AHSAA Indoor and Outdoor State Track Championships last school year as a junior and was second to McGill-Toolen Catholic senior Grace Jensen at the 2017 AHSAA Class 7A State Cross Country Championships. Hogue clocked her best overall time in that race (18:12.57) and was only a second off that time last weekend.
Junior Lily Hulsey of Mountain Brook was second at 19:03.27 and Huntsville senior Abby Weitenbeck third with a 19:04.33 finish. The Spartans won the girls’ team title in the 5A/7A division with 29 points.  Homewood was second with Huntsville third with 118 points in the 25-team field.
Rogers junior Jaycee Biffle crossed the finish line in 21:28.44 to win the Class 1A/4A division title in the field of 156 runners. In all, 448 girls’ runners competed in the Scottsboro Classic.
The boys’ Class 5A/7A race that featured 441 participants came down to just three as Will Pinson of Huntsville edged Hunter Harwell of Mountain Brook and Sam Moultrie of Guntersville to win the race. Only five seconds separated the trio.Pinson, a freshman, clocked 15:52.38 and Harwell, a senior, crossed the finish line at 15:55.60. Moultrie, a junior, came in at 15:57.63.
Huntsville emerged as the team champion with 39 points. Host Scottsboro was second with 84 and Mountain Brook third with 124.
Westbrook Christian senior Mitchell Cook beat a field of 185 in the Class 1A/4A division with a winning time of 17:18.30. Raleigh Stamps of Rogers was second at 17:31.29, and Cook’s Westbrook teammate Jonah Morris third clocking 17:44.96.  Pleasant Valley won the team competition with five runners finishing in the top 24. The Raiders had 71 points, Ohatchee was second with 107 and Westbrook third with 112.
In other performances reported, thanks to www.alabamarunners.com and www.xpresstiming.com:

GIRLS
PRESLEY MILES, SAINT JAMES: The sophomore from Montgomery clocked 18 :42.91 to win the TCBY Invitational cross country championship 1A/4A division race held at Munny Sokol Park in Tuscaloosa.  American Christian senior Isabella Lovvorn was second. Cold Springs won the team title with 52 points while American Christian and Saint James tied for second with 55 points each. Fifty-nine runners and seven teams competed.
HALEY STALLWORTH, HOOVER: Captured first place in the TCBY Large-School (5A/7A) competition of 98 participants at the TCBY Invitational at Tuscaloosa’s Munny Sokol Park with a time of 21:01.23. The senior set the pace as four Bucs runners crossed in the first six finishers. Sophomore Alyssa Halcomb was second with a 21:28 .022 time. Hoover totaled 24 points to claim the team championship with Cullman second with 43 points.
SAMANTHA ROGERS, AUBURN: The junior crossed the finish line first with a winning time of 19:23.22 to win the Central Alabama Cross Country Invitational varsity girls’ race hosted by Montgomery Catholic High School at Montgomery’s Gateway Park. The Lady Tigers posted a perfect team score of 15 points placing runners in the first five finishers. Harper McGowan was second for Auburn at 19:39.02. All five girls clocked 20:00.10 or faster. Montgomery Catholic took second with 62 points. Senior Amaris Tyynismaa, who holds the all-time state record for girls’ cross country (17.03), did not compete in the field of 71 runners.
TIMBERLY TOMLIN, CENTRAL-CLAY COUNTY: Clocked 25.47.2 to finish second individually and helped the Volunteers win their own Volunteer Spirit Classic meet at Lineville. Central scored 57 points and runner-up Randolph County had 71.
BOYS
JONATHAN JENKINS, BEAUREGARD: The senior finished first at the Spencer (GA) Invitational held at Columbus (GA) with a time of 16:27.28. Teammate Joseph Perrella, a junior, was ninth with a 17:56.21 time, and Valley junior Dylan Landreth clocked 17:56.42 to finish 10th among the field of 72 runners. Valley took third place with 98 points finishing behind Georgia schools Brookstone (38) and Harris County (66). Beauregard was fourth with 130.
EVAN ROGERS, AUBURN: Ran the 5,000-meter course at Montgomery’s Gateway Park in 16:37.24 to take first place in the field of 119 runners at the Central Alabama Cross Country Invitational hosted by:14.64) finished third and fourth, respectively, as Hoover posted 22 points. Cullman junior Montgomery Catholic High School. Faith Academy’s Myles Stoots was second with a 16:40.42 time.  Auburn won the team title with 43 points.
WILL COUCH, HOOVER: Beat a field of 155 runners in the 5A/7A division with a winning time of 16:53.93 to lead the Bucs to the team championship of the TCBY Invitational meet held at Tuscaloosa’s Munny Sokol Park. Teammates Drew Kilgore (17:05.27) and Lane Tincher (17Will Thompson finished second overall clocking 16:58.90 to lead the Bearcats to second place with 88 points.
ASHER DESAI, ALTAMONT: The senior helped the Knights to the TCBY Invitational 1A/4A runner-up finish with a winning time of 17:26.39. Cold Springs won the team title with 42 points and Altamont had 43. Fellow seniors James Dixon and Spencer Skidmore crossed second and third, and Cold Springs junior Seth Walker was fourth in the field of 110 runners to pace the winning Eagles.
JAYLON HUDSON, LINCOLN: Won the boys’ 5,000-meter race at the Volunteer Spirit Classic meet at Lineville with a time of 18:14.6. Lincoln posted 39 points to win the team title as well. Host Central-Clay County was second with 57 points. Top finisher for Central was Ronald Piedra in third place.


Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Sports Medicine for the Alabama High School Athletic Association and numerous High Schools and Colleges throughout Alabama and Mississippi.

For more information about our Sports Medicine Program, visit our website at encorerehab.com or contact Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.

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AHSAA Cross Country Update – September 20, 2018

Inaugural Cullman County Schools Media Day for Fall Sports – 2018

Now open! Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan East!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika sees first patient!

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Greg Mann is the first patient at our new clinic, Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!
 
Come by and say hello!
And if physical therapy is in your future, choose Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!
 
Need directions? Give us a call! 334-521-6644
 
Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Fredrick Road, Suite 4

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika is open!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika opened today!

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The signs are up and the doors are open! Be sure to stop in and say hello to Director Trip Garner and all the Rehab Team! And come see us for all your rehab needs!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika
3051 Fredrick Road
Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
334-521-6644

We LOVE to see you move!

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Welcome to Trip Garner, PT, ATC!

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Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to welcome Trip Garner, PT, ATC, as our new Regional Director in the Opelika/Eufaula areas!

Trip has been a practicing Clinician for 27 years. He received his Physical Therapy degree from Georgia State University and his Master of Business Administration from Auburn University-Montgomery. In addition to being a licensed Physical Therapist, Trip is also a Certified Athletic Trainer with 19 years of experience.

Trip and his wife, Tamera, are the parents of three children and reside in Opelika, Alabama.

We are excited to have Trip join our Encore Rehabilitation Team!

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825 West Washington Street
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OPENING JULY 2018!
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3501 Frederick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801
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Meet Hans Rice, II, DPT, Physical Therapists at Encore Rehabiliation-Eufaula

Rachel Johnson of Eufaula High is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Eufaula

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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

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2018 AHSAA North-South Baseball All-Star Teams Announced

A total of 36 outstanding juniors–18 on each team–were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 22th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17 — 19, 2018.
The North-South baseball doubleheader will be at Riverwalk Stadium on Tuesday, July 17, with the first game set for 4 p.m. The second game will following 30 minutes after its conclusion at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Coaches for the North Baseball All-Stars are Josh Hoyle of Corner High School and Chris Heaps of Russellville High School. Keith Lucky of Saint James is the administrative coach.

 

Rob Carpenter of Thomasville and Nick Richardson of Opelika are the coaches for the South squad, and Trinity Presbyterian’s Ken Whittle is the administrative coach.

 

In last year’s all-star competition, the North swept both games 9-3 and 3-2. The North holds a 22-11-1 advantage in the all-star competition, which began in 1997.

 

2018 NORTH SOUTH BASEBALL
NORTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Cade Abernathy Athens Bible C 6’0 225
Robert Albright Vincent C 6’1 190
Blake Bennett Haleyville P/OF 6’2 190
Grayson Bray Hartselle P/SS 5’10 170
Zac Durham Jasper OF/P 6’1 190
Phillip Edwards A. H. Parker OF 5’10 205
William Hamiter Northridge SS 5’11 180
Jackson Kimbrell Oak Mountain P 6’1 185
Colton Lewis Vestavia Hills P/1B 5’10 185
John Marks, III Mountain Brook OF 5’11 165
Mason McCormack Deshler P/1B 6’1 200
Garrett McMillan Hillcrest – Tuscaloosa P/3B 6’3 230
Chandler Moon Sheffield IF 5’10 175
Christopher Spurgeon Brooks OF/P 6’2 170
Jon Dawson Tittle Oakman IF 5’10 175
John Turner Oxford P 6’3 220
Peyton Wilson Hoover IF/C 5’10 165
Trey Wright Buckhorn P 6’1 180
NORTH COACHES
Josh Hoyle Corner
Chris Heaps Russellville
Keith Lucky Saint James – Admin.
 

 

SOUTH ALL-STAR TEAM
Player School Pos. Ht. Wt.
Chandler Best McGill-Toolen P 6’0 185
Kolbe Blunt Davidson OF/2B 5’10 185
Bob Bright, III Trinity Presbyterian C/P 6’3 180
Tyler Darby Alma Bryant P/SS 6’2 175
Ethan Hearn Mobile Christian C 6’0 195
Nate Hodge Stanhope Elmore C 6’1 200
Jake Holifield St. Paul’s Episcopal 1B/P 6’2 212
Nathan LaRue McGill-Toolen OF/P 6’3 203
Greyson Layton Brantley OF 6’2 200
Camden Lovrich Trinity Presbyterian OF/P 6’2 165
Hogan Nichols Andalusia C 6’0 200
Drew Nobles Holtville OF/P 6’3 190
Von Seibert Spanish Fort 1B 6’3 220
Matthew Sherrill Headland OF/P 6’1 165
Matthew Snell Long, G. W. 3B/P 6’1 195
Skipper Snypes UMS-Wright 2B 6’0 173
Reece Solar Alabama Christian SS/2B 6’2 200
David Warren Providence Christian OF/P 6’1 175
SOUTH COACHES
Rob Carpenter Thomasville
Nick Richardson Opelika
Ken Whittle Trinity Presbyterian – Admin.

 

The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in softball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ cross country and football. The 59th North-South All-Star football game will close out the all-star competition Thursday night, July 19, at Cramton Bowl. To see the All-Star Football teams, click here.

 
The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.

 
Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2017-18 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2018 Making A Difference Award recipients, 2017-18 Coaches of the Year and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 20.

 

Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Provider of Athletic Training Services for the Alabama High School Athletic Association

Want to learn more about our Sports Medicine Program? Visit our website at encorerehab.com or call Gary Barfield, Director of Business Development and Sports Medicine at 404-933-4336.


Continuing Education Opportunity for Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Ortho Technicians- July 13-15, 2018 at Orange Beach. Click here for Encore Sports Medicine Symposium information.


INSTANT REPLAY for AHSAA Football 2018 Season


MLB BOUND! Jonathan Gettys is Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

 

 

 

AHSAA 1A- 7A State Track and Field Champions Named

Congratulations to the following teams who won Outdoor Track and Field State Championship Titles this past weekend!

BOYS – 7A Auburn, 6A Opelika, 5A St. Paul, 4A UMS-Wright, 3A Winfield, 2A Cold Springs, and 1A St. Bernard

GIRLS – 7A Hoover, 6A Homewood, 5A St. Paul, 4A UMS-Wright, 3A T.R. Miller, 2A LaFayette, 1A Whitesburg Christian 

At State Track Championships in Cullman – Winfield High School and Whitesburg Christian won state track championships for the second year in a row as the 92nd annual AHSAA State Outdoor Track and Field Championships concluded at Cullman Saturday.
Coach Steve Reaves’ Pirates totaled 97 points to win the Class 3A boys ‘ title. Montgomery Academy scored 64 to finish second and Greensboro (50) was third. Whitesburg Christian’s girls, coached by David McConnell, won their second consecutive Class 1A outdoor title with 109 points to edge Westminster of Oak Mountain, which totaled 103. St. Bernard was third with 98.50.
St. Bernard, coached by Steven Calvert, also captured the boys’ state title with 138 points. Marion County finished second with 98, and Linden was third with 53.50.  Claiming the Class 2A boys’ championship was Cold Springs, coached by Claborn Campbell. The Eagles had 139 points and runner-up Falkville had 109.50. LaFayette was a close third with 102.
Coach Corey Thornton’s LaFayette took home the Class 2A state crown scoring 110 points. Falkville had 96 to finish second and Mobile Christian was third with 83.  T.R. Miller, coached by Eddie Brundidge, was the Class 3A girls’ champs scoring 89 points. Cottage Hill Christian was second with 70.75. It was the third state title for T.R. Miller since 2011.
Winfield junior Trey Cunningham shattered his own Class 3A 110-meter hurdles record (14.18) set in A015 Friday with a 13.42-second time in the prelims. Saturday, his  winning time of 13.50 seconds in the finals fell just shy of the prelim time but gave the Pirates standout the best three Class 3A times in the event’s history. The 13.42 now ranks as the fastest in the AHSAA state meet in any classification.
He also breezed to the 200-meter dash win with a winning time of 21.82 seconds, and leaped 22-08 to win the long jump – giving him 40 points and four golds for the state meet.
Shades Mountain Christian senior distance runner Dylan Pausic also broke a 31-year old Class 1A record with his 9:39.78 time in the 3,200-meter run Saturday morning. Athens Bible’s Jeff Harwell set the previous mark (9:51.06) in 1985.  Pausic, 5-foot-6, 135 pounds, also won the 1,600 meters on Friday to give him a sweep of the 1A distance events.
Piedmont senior Karri Green, who set the 3A state record in the 400-meter dash Friday, won the 100-meter hurdles in 14.90 – just missing the record (14.23) set in 2005 by Leeds’ Bridget Rose. She followed with another record-setting effort in the 200-meter dash. She ran 24.97 to eclipse the previous record (25.10) by Simone Pugh of Cottage Hill in 2009.
   Some other highlights from Saturday’s 1A/2A/3A competition at Cullman included:

At State Track Championships in Gulf Shores – UMS-Wright captured is eighth straight AHSAA Class 4A state boys’ track title in a row Saturday as the 92nd annual championships concluded at Gulf Shores Sports Complex.
Coach Pat Galle’s boys posted 86 points to edge runner-up Dadeville (82) by four points in what turned out to be one of the most competitive outdoor state track and field meets in the AHSAA’s long history.
The Bulldogs now have 22 boys’ championships. UMS-Wright’s girls  also won the 4A girls’ title with 138 points. Brooks was second with 89.   It was the Mobile school’s 15th overall and sixth in the last seven years.
Hoover won the Class 7A girls championship scoring 171 points – doubling runner-up Mountain Brook’s 84 points. Coach Devon Hind’s Lady Bucs have won the big-school state crown sixth of the last seven years and own both 7A titles.  Homewood, coached by Thomas Esslinger, won its third 6A state girls’ championship in a row scoring 102.50 points with runner-up Pelham right behind with 98.50. Walker was third with 82.50. St. Paul’s Episcopal’s girls, coached by Jim Tate, took first place in Class 5A with 123 points. Beauregard finished second with 90.
On the boys’ side, Coach Dan Norton’s Auburn Tigers won the 7A state championship for the second year in a row outscoring runner-up Hoover 130-95. Hewitt-Trussville was third with 94 points.  Opelika, coached by Jimmy Johnson, also won the 6A boys’ title for the second straight year. The Bulldogs had 113 points and runner-up Homewood, 70.
Thompson High School senior Emmanuel Tait captured firsts in the 110-meter hurdles, 300-meter intermediate hurdles and 100-meter dash – besting his own Class 7A records in each event. He won the 110 hurdles with a winning time of 14.0 seconds – 12/100ths of second better than the 14.12 time he had last year in the 7A competition. He broke that record Friday, however, in the prelims with a 13.90 time.
He broke his own 7A record (38.83) in the 300 hurdles with a 37.90 time in Saturday’s finals. Triaon Poellnitz of Auburn (38.27) and Marion Humphrey of Hoover (38.30) also bettered Tait’s 2015 record to finish 2-3.  Tait clocked 10.93 to win the 100-meter finals Saturday – giving him 30 points personally  in three individual events.
    Brittley Humphrey of Hoover tied her own 7A record with her 42.46-second winning time in the 300-meter hurdles, and broke her own 7A record (13.74) in the 100-meter hurdles with a winning time of 13.49 seconds.  Teammate Caitlyn Little  was a close second at 13.79.

We are proud to provide sports medicine for these 6 State Championship teams!

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