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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”

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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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Compassionate and Professional Care at Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden

A car accident left Mary Francis Wilson with injuries in her neck, shoulder and low back.  She chose Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden as her rehab provider. 

After returning to better health and completing her rehab, Ms. Wilson wrote Encore a note regarding her therapist, Emily LaRue, DPT.

Ms. Wilson says, “I should like to take this opportunity to commend Emily LaRue, who is in charge of your operation at Encore Hayden. Emily is first and foremost a true professional, not only is she extremely competent in the physical aspects of her profession, she is also very gifted with an understanding of the mental and emotional make-up of her patients. Emily is a tireless worker and is gifted with unequaled energy and the ability to focus on a myriad of functions simultaneously.

“I have recommended Encore to several acquaintances and will continue to do so. Emily is a real winner and your company is blessed to have her.”

Thank you, Ms. Wilson, for your note! We are proud of Emily and all our rehab staff for the quality care they provide our patients!

Emily LaRue, DPT

Clinical Director Emily LaRue, DPT, Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden

Encore Rehabilitation-Hayden
1387 State Highway 160
Warrior, Alabama 35180
205-647-6849
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Bobbye Carraway and Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown

Bobby Carraway Recommend Encore Gulfport

Bobbye Carraway was referred to Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown to increase her core strength and mobility and to also decrease her arm pain and risk of falling.

Bobbye shares, “At the beginning of treatment, I required 1-on-1 assistance for each exercise. I was unable to walk around my block and had no energy or stamina.”

After several weeks of rehab she says, “My left arm range of motion has increased 30 degrees in 6 directions. I came with a pain level of 7 and it was hard to sleep more than 5-6 hours. Now I have a pain level of 1-1.5 and I sleep 7-9 hours nightly. I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation to my family and friends.”

Thank you, Bobbye, for choosing Encore to be your rehab provider! We LOVE to see you move!

Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown
2 A Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39503
228-896-1189
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“I feel like a new person!”

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Brooke Thomas was pained with headaches for years. Recently she came to East Central Physical Therapy where she worked with Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapists. Her treatment plan included Dry Needling.

Brooke shares, “My results have been incredible. I suffered from constant headaches for five years. I have tried almost any remedy you could think of. When I started physical therapy, Dry Needling was suggested and I was immediately interested. After having it done, I was hooked. Nothing that I have tried has ever relieved my headache so quickly and kept it away for this long. I love it. I tell everyone about it! Thank you so much for all of your help! I feel like a new person!”

Thank you, Brooke, for sharing your story! We wish you the very best!

East Central Physical Therapy
7001 Highway 614
Hurley, Mississippi 39555
228-588-0272

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Jean Stevenson – Feeling Better

Jean Stevenson shared her recent experience with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana:

“I was having sharp pain in the left leg and it was hard for me to walk and get around. After therapy, the pain is almost gone and I can move a lot freer. I can also do my work easier. Therapy has really helped me feel better.” – Jean Stevenson

Thank you, Jean, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana as your physical therapy provider! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100, Columbiana, Alabama  35051
205-671-0914

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Low Back Pain?

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Low Back Pain? According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH)*, “80% percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past 3 months.” Low back pain may affect sleep, work, family life, and recreational activities. Yet many individuals do not seek professional medical help for low back pain.

How can physical therapy help? Physical therapy may be beneficial to relieve pain, increase movement, strengthen the back and core muscles, and improve mobility and flexibility. Physical therapists also work with patients to teach them proper positioning, movement, and lifting techniques. At Encore Rehabilitation, we assist patients in recovery and prevention as well as educate patients on how to avoid re-injury.

If you are experiencing low back pain, seek professional medical help. Encore Rehabilitation is ready to help you get back to living!

 

*NIH Source: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet

“Amazing result!” Carshala Youse and Encore Rehabilitation Montgomery East

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Accidents happen! Just ask Carshala Youse of Montgomery. “I was in a car accident and injured my neck, back, and left hip. I came in with serious pain in my neck and back,” she says.

Carshala not only received treatment for her injuries at Encore Rehabilitation-Montgomery East, she received much more. Carshala reports, “I came in with serious pain in my neck and back. I was expecting to feel better in a span of two months. What I did not expect was to develop a bond with my physical therapists, have natural/uplifting conversations with staff, and ultimately feel 100% relief within a matter of 3 weeks. Absolutely wonderful staff with amazing results!”

Thank you, Carshala! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

5 Tips to Avoid Chronic Pain

1. Know Pain, Know Gain. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that understanding how our pain systems work is an excellent strategy in managing it. The great news is that you don’t need to know a lot! Simply knowing the basics of how our brain and nerves work, and their role in pain, can help reduce your chance for developing chronic symptoms. Learn more.

2. Keep moving. Gradually and steadily. Living an active, healthy lifestyle not only improves our general well-being and health, but can also reduce our chances of developing chronic pain. Our body was built to move, and we need to understand that not all aches or soreness is cause for concern. Learn more.

3. Spend time with a good PT. If you experience an injury, or develop the onset of pain, seeing a physical therapist (PT) early on can help address and manage your symptoms. PTs are movement experts who can diagnose and treat injuries and help you identify strategies to better manage your pain. The earlier you seek care, the better the chances you have for not developing chronic symptoms. And there’s no reason to wait: you can see a physical therapist without a physician’s referral in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Learn more.

4. Don’t focus on an image. While most of us want a diagnostic image (ie, x-ray, MRI) to tell us “why we hurt,” images actually give us little information about what’s causing pain. A study performed on individuals 60 years or older, who had no symptoms of low back pain, found that more than 90% had a degenerated or bulging disc, 36% had a herniated disc, and 21% had spinal stenosis. What shows up on an image may or may not be related to your symptoms. Once imaging has cleared you of a serious condition, your physical therapist will help guide you back to the life you want to live!

5. Addressing depression and anxiety helps. Your chances of developing chronic pain may be higher if you also are experiencing depression and anxiety. A recent study in the Journal of Pain showed that depression, as well as some of our thoughts about pain prior to total knee replacement, was related to long-term pain following the procedure. Make sure that you talk to your medical provider about your mental health throughout your treatment; it can help make your journey go much more smoothly following an injury or surgery.

The c launched a national campaign to raise awareness about the risks of opioids and the safe alternative of physical therapy for long-term pain management. Learn more at our #ChoosePT page.

Authored by Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC

*Complete Article can be found here.