Shopping again! Ms. Thompson is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Pelham

“When I started Physical Therapy, I couldn’t walk and had a lot of pain. I had to use the handicapped mobility scooter at Walmart. Now I walk well, with very little pain, and can walk through Walmart with a regular buggy.” ~Janice Thompson, happy patient

Thank you for entrusting us with your Rehabilitation, Ms. Thompson! We LOVE to see you move! Have fun shopping!

If Physical Therapy is in your future, choose Encore Rehabilitation-Pelham as YOUR rehab provider!

Encore Rehabilitation-Pelham
120 Cahaba Valley Parkway, Suite 201
Pelham, Alabama 35124


Dr. Garza is moving with less pain after rehab with Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City

“I have had cervical pain for many years. I am an orthodontist with 30 years of experience. The wear and tear of looking down has given me substantial neck pain over the years. Encore Therapists Brandon and Paige have helped me get through this pain and have made significant improvements.“~Dr. Jennifer Garza, happy patient.

Thank you, Dr. Garza, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City to be your rehab provider. We are proud of your progress and wish you the best!

Dr. Garza has been selected Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City.

Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City
5408 Summerville Road, Suite 150
Phenix City, Alabama 36867
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Abbie Taylor is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City

Holley Haines is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City!

Coach Clarence Key is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Phenix City

Pain relief with Dry Needling at Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika

Dry Needling is just one of the treatments we use to assist with pain management and relief. #EncoreRehab

Do you need help with pain management? Give us a call today!

Encore Rehabilitation-Opelika offers a wide range of services and treatments to assist in pain-relief and management, including Dry Needling.

In this photo, patient Matthew McGinnes is receiving Dry Needling from Encore Physical Therapist Daniel Winn, who is certified to perform Dry Needling services.

Read below to learn more or come by the clinic! We would love to answer your questions about pain management and Dry Needling. We are here to help!

Encore Rehabilitation – Opelika
2051 Fredrick Road, Suite 4
Opelika, Alabama 36801


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. ,

Christal Smith – Physical therapy Exercises Alleviate Pain

Christal Smith Photo ColumbianaRevised

Before Physical Therapy, I had almost constant pain in my lower back, buttocks, and right leg. My leg would constantly go to sleep. The pain was caused from a herniated disk in my lower back that was pushing on the nerve. Physical Therapy taught me exercises to completely alleviate the pain and my leg no longer goes to sleep all the time. I would recommend Encore Rehab because the therapists are very knowledgeable and also very friendly. They make Physical Therapy fun!” ~ Christal Smith, patient

Thank you, Ms. Smith, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana, to be your rehab provider! We are proud of you and LOVE to see the smile on your face!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we help individuals move better and with less pain every day! We have recently expanded our services to include clinic visits, home visits, and televisits. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, just give us a call!

Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana
101 West College Street, Suite 100
Columbiana, Alabama 35051
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Timothy Whitfield – Pain Free and Moving Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Joel Dixon is Running Again with Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana

Helping others – Suzanne Jarvis, PT, Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

Ty Thompson – A Night-and-Day Improvement with Dry Needling!

Ty Thompson - Dry Needling made a Night-and-Day Difference!

Ty Thompson of Hurley, Mississippi, is loving Dry Needling!

He says, “I was rear-ended in an auto accident. I have received physical therapy for muscle pain and tightness and also received the Dry Needling procedures. The Dry Needling process made a night-and-day improvement of my pain and tightness in my neck. I feel like a new person and I am nearly pain-free at this time. I recommend the Dry Needling procedure to anyone that is a candidate for it!” 

Thank you, Ty, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation Therapists and East Central Physical Therapy for your rehabilitation! We LOVE to see you move and are so happy the Dry Needling has helped you! 

East Central Physical Therapy
7001 Highway 614

Hurley, Mississippi
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Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

“I feel like a new person!”

Dry Needling: What is it? How does it work?

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
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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

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
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**For more information on Dry Needling, click here.

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
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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
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“I feel like a new person!”

Brooke Thomas Photo East Central HurleyRevised

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

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