Please join Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika in welcoming Physical Therapist Mallory Riggs to the staff!
Mallory holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Auburn University and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Emory University. While at Auburn, she was an Auburn Cheerleader.
Mallory has been a Clinician with Encore Rehabilitation for 8 years and has a strong background in general orthopedics and sports medicine rehab. She is experienced in working with a variety of conditions including but not limited to: Orthopedic Rehab Pelvic Health Geriatrics Vestibular Disorders Sports Medicine Women’s Health Orthopedic Pediatrics and other conditions
Mallory and her husband, Mikel, proudly reside in the Auburn-Opelika area with their 2 children. Mikel is a member of the Auburn University Football Staff.
Welcome to the Encore Rehabilitation-Opelila team, Mallory!
Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika 3051 Frederick Road, Suite 4 Opelika, Alabama 36801 334-521-6644
Congratulations to Elle Rodning, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!
Elle is a Sophomore at Auburn High School where she competes in Soccer and Football. She has received awards for Best Athlete All Around, Determination, and Sportsmanship. He future plans are to compete in soccer on the collegiate level and become a Physician’s Assistant. In her free time, she enjoys singing, the piano, sports, and being with friends and family.
Elle is the daughter of Kim and Soren Rodning.
We are proud of you, Elle, and wish you all the best!
What conditions can be treated with Dry Needling? • Neck pain • Low back pain • Repetitive stress injuries • Cervicogenic headaches • Carpal tunnel syndrome • Knee osteoarthritis • TMJ dysfunction • Plantar fasciitis • Hip bursitis • Tendinitis/ tendinopathy • Adhesive capsulitis (Frozen shoulder) • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction • Sciatic nerve pain • Gluteal tendinopathy • Hip osteoarthritis • Tarsal tunnel syndrome • Shin splints
What is dry needling?Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin, monofilament needle to penetrate the skin to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular tissue and connective tissues for the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments.How does dry needling work?When a needle tip passes through the skin and hits a trigger point, a local twitch response in the muscle is often seen and felt. The needles in the muscle produce a twitch response that is followed by a dramatic reduction in muscle tension which leads to pain reduction and increased function. Dry Needling also leads to the body’s release of endogenous opioids and initiates healing.Is dry needling painful?Mild discomfort is normal response that is often short lived. Patients may experience a deep ache or referred pain which is a positive indication that the procedure is being performed correctly. Most people feel the insertion of the needle. ,
Happy National Athletic Training Month to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Chad Abrams!
Chad began his athletic training career as a Junior at Reeltown High School in 1983. He became BOC certified through the internship route in 1995. He has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Reeltown since 1985. He graduated from Auburn University in 1992 in Agriscience in Education. While there, he was a Student Athletic Trainer with Auburn University Athletics, completing his Masters in Health and Human Performance at Auburn in 2010.
Chad taught Agribusiness at Reeltown for three years, worked in production at Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Manufacture for 16 years, and was the Sports Medicine Outreach Coordinator for East Alabama Medical Center for 12 years. He was also the owner of Reeltown Tire and Auto Sales.
He has been employed by Encore Rehabilitation since 2018 as a Athletic Trainer Area Manager for the East Alabama Region.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Open House and Ribbon Cutting for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika! We had a great turnout and everyone enjoyed themselves. A special thanks to Mayor Gary Fuller and the Opelika Chamber of Commerce for our ribbon cutting.
We LOVE being in the Opelika community and look forward to many more years of providing high-quality healthcare to our friends and neighbors!
If you missed our event, you are invited to come by the clinic to say hello and ask any questions you may have about our services.
New patients welcome.
Most insurances accepted.
Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Services.
Congratulations to Justin Ficarra, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika!
Justin is a Senior at Beauregard High School where he competes in Baseball and Football for the Hornets. He has been selected Pitcher of the Year and received the Frank Furman Award for Best Teammate. In his free time, Justin enjoys playing sports and hanging out with his family and friends. His post-graduation plans include pursing a degree at Jacksonville State University.
Justin is the son of Stephanie and Chris Ficarra.
We are proud to have you as our Athlete of the Month and look forward to seeing you pitch your Senior year!
Justin is shown here with Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika Physical Therapists Paul Simon and Daniel Winn-Clinic Director.
Encore Sports Medicine is the Official Sports Medicine Provider for the
Beauregard Hornets! We LOVE to see you move!
Encore Rehabilitation – Opelika is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for the City of Opelika Employee Health Benefits Fair! We invite all city employees to stop by the booth for giveaways and door prizes! We LOVE our communities!
Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika would like to welcome Paul Simon, PT, DPT to our staff!
Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Auburn University. He obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University. Paul says, “My favorite part of being a Physical Therapist is helping people return to what they enjoy doing”. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and powerlifting.
We are proud to have Paul with us at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika and invite you to come by and say hello!
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. is proud to announce Trip Garner, PT, ATC, as our new Regional Director in the Montgomery and Andalusia, Alabama areas!
Trip has been a practicing Clinician for 28 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. 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 20 years of experience. He is also the Regional Director for Auburn, Opelika, Phenix City, Reeltown, and Eufaula.
Trip and his wife, Tamera, are the parents of three children and reside in Opelika, Alabama.