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Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center wishes OT Team a Happy National Occupational Therapy Month

The Encore Rehabilitation Team at DeKalb Regional Medical Center would like to wish a Happy National Occupational Therapy Month to fellow employees Jess Bewley, COTA; Teri Jo Edwards, OTR/L; and Heather Stanford, OTR/L! Thank you, Jess, Teri, and Heather for the wonderful care you provide! We appreciate you!

Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center
200 Medical Center Drive
Fort Payne, Alabama 35968
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Meet Leslie Perry, COTA/L, CMLDT

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Leslie Perry with her husband, Troy #EncoreRehab

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Leslie Perry with her husband, Troy

“Why do I love about Occupational Therapy? I love Occupational Therapy because I can help others, no matter the age! I am able to be a part of a recovery that will affect others’ lives.  I enjoy meeting new people and learning about their occupations and families.” ~ Leslie Perry, COTA/L, CMLDT

Leslie is a graduate of Fairview High School and Wallace State Community College. She is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant as well as a Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist. She has been with Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman for five years. Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, Troy, and their three dogs, Ethel, Vivian, and Mabel.

We wish you a Happy National Occupational Therapy Month, Leslie! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to providing quality rehabilitation. 

Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman
1701 Main Avenue SW, Suite G
Cullman, Alabama 35055
256-775-3737
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Meet Occupational Therapist Ariel Tucker

Elizabeth Hill is Athlete of the Month for Cold Springs High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Janet Pollard, OT – “I was born to be an Occupational Therapist”

 

Janet Pollard, OT – “I was born to be an Occupational Therapist”

Occupational Therapist Janet Pollard with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield #EncoreRehab

Occupational Therapist Janet Pollard with Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield

“People ask me how I knew I wanted to be an Occupational Therapist. I tell them that I was born to be an OT. I was born with a genetic disorder called Syndactyly that affected my hands. If not surgically repaired at an early age, it would have impaired my finger growth, dexterity, and overall hand function. I spent multiple summers in the hospital having plastic surgery to reconstruct my hands. Even though I was very young, I remember the traumatic experiences such as skin grafting and suture removal. The best memories of my time in the hospital were when this lady would come to my room and do cool activities with me such as painting, coloring, and paper mache crafts. She even took me to the play room and we played air hockey. I had no idea that she was a therapist because she used “play” as therapeutic activities to get me to move my hands and perform skills that I would need to master in my future occupation.. a student in school.  The impact of my childhood experiences and the desire to help others is what led me to pursue a career in Occupational Therapy.

“One of the most fulfilling parts of my job is the opportunity to watch a patient’s view of themselves change as they progress toward independence. OT helps turn the ‘I can’t’ into ‘I’ll try’ and then ‘I did’. Occupational Therapy has allowed me to see the whole person and have a unique view on the care team. I am happy to be an educator, a coach, an advocate, and a partner for all of my patients and their families.” ~ Janet Pollard, OT

Janet is a graduate of Carbon Hill High School. She earned an Associate of Science degree from Walker College in Jasper, Alabama. She is a 1997 graduate of The University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. Janet is currently employed as an occupational therapist at Encore Rehabilitation in her hometown of Winfield. She has been a clinician for twenty two years and has practiced with Encore Rehabilitation for the past four years.  At Encore Rehabilitation, Janet has the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, with diverse populations, and use creative treatment approaches.

Thank you for using your skills and talents to bless others, Janet! Happy National Occupational Therapy Month!

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540
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Lee Morton – I can finally get pain relief!

Thomas James, Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

Kathy Horton is moving again, PAIN FREE! Thanks, Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana!