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Marrene Wilson – Success with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Marrene Wilson - Success with Physical Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana #EncoreRehab

Marrene Wilson – Success with Physical Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Marrene Wilson was having severe pain in her back and leg, so much so that she was limited in her daily activities and having difficulty sleeping. She chose Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for her rehab because it was close to home and she had heard of others’ success.

Marrene says, “Physical Therapy has helped me strengthened my core muscles in my back and has taken pressure off my sciatic nerve. I am now back to my daily routine without pain. I can sleep comfortably all night. I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I had success with my therapy.”

We are very happy for you, Marrene! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana to be your Physical Therapy provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 39429
205-671-0914
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Lee Morton – I can finally get pain relief!

Kim King -“I could not be happier to have Encore in my hometown”

Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists attend McKenzie Method Course

Barbara Hamilton, “Happy with the results” at Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

Barbara Hamilton is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University #EncoreRehab

Barbara Hamilton is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University

When Barbara Hamilton needed rehab for neck and shoulder pain, she came to Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University!

I have been treated at Encore Rehab before and been happy with the results,” says Barbara.

We thank you for the confidence you place in us! Congratulations on being selected our Patient of the Month, Barbara!

Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey University
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-543-0221
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Lachan Terrell – Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-William Carey

Patrick Ross is the Encore Rehabilitation – William Carey Athlete of the Month

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Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists attend McKenzie Method Course

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Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists recently attended the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® course, Cervical and Thoracic Spine. This was Part B of a 4-part series to become a McKenzie Method Creditialled Clinician (Cred. MDT). Therapists seeking Creditialled status must complete all four parts of the coursework, demonstrate hands-on application, and pass a comprehensive exam.

We are proud of these Physical Therapists for their dedication to learning how to give the finest care possible to their patients.
Encore Rehabilitation Clinics represented at this course:

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Daphne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fairhope, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Foley, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Gordo, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Inverness, Birmingham, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile Midtown, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Priceville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Rehab Center of South Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
Encore Rehabilitation-Russellville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Saraland, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation at Summerford Nursing and Rehab Center, Falkville, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner, Mobile, Alabama
Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon, Alabama

 

What is the McKenzie Method?

According to the McKenzie Institute International, “the McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT) is an internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie. It has been widely used all over the world for more than 30 years. MDT clinicians are trained to assess and diagnose all areas of the musculoskeletal system. That means that if a problem exists in or around the spine, joint or muscle, an MDT evaluation may be appropriate. MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.”

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Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville and Hamilton!

Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville, and Hamilton with Certified Lymphedema Therapist Pat Waldner, PT.

Lymphedema Therapy is now available at Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville and Hamilton with Certified Lymphedema Therapist Pat Waldner, PT, CLT!

Pat received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama and has 33 years of clinical experience as a Physical Therapist. In November, 2016, she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through Klose Training and worked full-time for one year as a CLT in the Lymphedema Clinic at Cox Health in Springfield, Missouri. This training and experience has established Pat as an expert in lymphedema treatment.

Pat has now returned to northwest Alabama to provide lymphedema services to patients suffering with lymphedema and edema symptoms.

Lymphedema and edema affects a large number of people and can be effectively treated by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist using Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) techniques which include patient & family education, exercise, skin care, manual lymphatic drainage, short stretch bandages, and garments.

If you could benefit from Lymphedema Therapy or if you have questions, contact Encore Rehabilitation in Winfield, Haleyville, and Hamilton.

Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield
199 Carraway Drive, Suite A1
Winfield, Alabama 35594
205-487-0540

Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville
42465 Highway 195
Haleyville, Alabama 35565
205-486-2753

Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton
1261 Military Street S
Hamilton, Alabama 35570
205-952-9065

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Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

Patient Testimonial from Jill Gurganus of Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman's Corner, Theodore, Alabama

Jill Gurganus was suffering with pain every day related to trigeminal neuralgia and TMD/TMJ. At times her pain was debilitating, ranking 8-10 on a pain scale of 10. Previous attempts to combat the pain with medicine and other treatments were short-lived. But now things are different, thanks to physical therapy and dry needling at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner.

Jill happily relates her success, “When the spasms started to return, I started physical therapy and dry needling**. Within a few treatments my symptoms were significantly better! By the end of my treatments, my pain had gone from a debilitating 8-10 to zero!  I am now down to a very few episodes a day. I have also learned proper body mechanics and tools to strengthen the muscles. The staff at Encore is amazing and has truly been a lifesaver! The Encore staff have completely changed my life.” 

Thank you, Jill, for choosing the rehab team at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner as your rehab provider! We appreciate the opportunity to help you!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner
5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, Alabama 36582
251-660-1505
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How Occupational Therapy Can Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There are many people who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Here is an excerpt from the article, “10 Simple Adjustments to Relieve RA Hand Pain”, that could help you resume your daily activities that RA was keeping you from.

How an Occupational Therapist Can Help –

“According to an analysis of numerous research studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration, there’s a lot of evidence that working with an occupational therapist when you have RA can help you use your hands for everyday tasks more efficiently and with less pain. The occupational therapist’s goal is to ensure that you can participate in any activity you want while still protecting your joints and getting hand pain relief.

For starters, an occupational therapist teaches people with RA about disease self-management, Dodge says – offering instruction on joint protection techniques, how to use assistive devices, how to conserve your energy, and exercises that…

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Hand problems?

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At Encore Rehabilitation, our Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists have the knowledge and expertise to evaluate and treat hand injuries, weakness, and dysfunction. Our goal is to return our patients back to an active and healthy lifestyle by relieving pain, improving circulation, reducing swelling, and strengthening grip. Treatments may include exercise, spitting, modalities, and patient education.

Common diagnoses we treat are:

  • Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthritis & Tendonitis
  • Open Wounds
  • Burns
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Tendon Injuries and Repairs

Hand-related rehabilitation is covered under most insurances. If rehabilitation and therapy are in your future, Choose Encore Rehabilitation!

How Occupational Therapy Can Help Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

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There are many people who struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Here is an excerpt from the article, “10 Simple Adjustments to Relieve RA Hand Pain”, that could help you resume your daily activities that RA was keeping you from.

How an Occupational Therapist Can Help –

“According to an analysis of numerous research studies published by the Cochrane Collaboration, there’s a lot of evidence that working with an occupational therapist when you have RA can help you use your hands for everyday tasks more efficiently and with less pain. The occupational therapist’s goal is to ensure that you can participate in any activity you want while still protecting your joints and getting hand pain relief.

For starters, an occupational therapist teaches people with RA about disease self-management, Dodge says – offering instruction on joint protection techniques, how to use assistive devices, how to conserve your energy, and exercises that will help you do activities with less pain.  [They] may also explain how to use heat and cold as part of your pain management strategy.

The occupational therapist can also show you how to modify specific activities so you can still do them. For example, if you’re a woman who enjoys knitting, an occupational therapist can provide suggestions for adaptive equipment and offer techniques that allow you to enjoy your hobby more safely.”

10 Tips to Try Now

If you need hand pain relief from RA, use these suggestions from Dodge and Amini to modify activities to make them less painful:

  1. Build up handles on utensils and tools so that less force is needed to hold them while performing tasks. Pipe insulation is handy for enlarging handles.
  2. If you’re unable to lift a gallon of milk with one or both hands, buy half gallons or have someone pour half into a small pitcher.
  3. Rather than carrying bags in your hand, place straps over your forearm or shoulder. Rolling bags alleviate the need to lift and carry them.
  4. Use both hands when lifting objects, and keep your forearms close to your body.
  5. When possible, use your palms to grasp objects rather than your fingertips. Replace standard door knobs with door levers.
  6. Wear rubber gloves to enhance your grip when opening jars.
  7. Use electric appliances when possible.
  8. Use your entire body to move heavy objects rather than pushing with your hand, such as when opening a door.
  9. Use a rolling cart to move items around the house.
  10. Purchase pots and pans with two handles and slide them over surfaces instead of lifting them. Silicone sheets can be placed on delicate counter surfaces to protect them from hot pots.

**To read the entire article from Everyday Health, click here!

Encore Rehabilitation Locations offering Occupational Therapy:

Encore Rehabilitation-Athens  256-232-1221
Encore Rehabilitation-Bay Minette   251-239-5395
Encore Rehabilitation-Bessemer West    205-481-7125
Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman   256-775-3737
Encore Rehabilitation-Decatur   256-350-6331
Encore Rehabilitation-Foley   251-270-2505
Encore Rehabilitation-Haleyville   205-486-2753
Encore Rehabilitation-Hartselle   256-773-0138
Encore Rehabilitation-Hoover   205-682-7650
Encore Rehabilitation-Inverness   205-408-4123
Encore Rehabilitation-Jackson   251-246-1214
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile I65   251-459-8402
Encore Rehabilitation-Mobile Providence   251-634-2214
Encore Rehabilitation-Saraland   251-675-3933
Encore Rehabilitation-Spanish Fort   251-625-2170
Encore Rehabilitation-Vernon   205-695-0689
Encore Rehabilitation-Winfield   205-487-0540
Ocean Springs Neurological Vestibular Rehab   228-818-1207

If rehabilitation is in your future, choose Encore!

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