Physical Therapist Assistant

Meeting Tennessee Coach Rick Barnes

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Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman Therapists Sharon Edens and Trina Garmon enjoyed meeting Head Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes and listening to his inspiring address.

Coach Barnes with the keynote speaker at Decatur Heritage Christian Academy’s basketball program event-“Dinner with Coach Rick Barnes” at the First Bible Church Fieldhouse on April 11, 2018 in Decatur, Alabama.

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Macey Butler-Athlete of the Month for Addison High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman


Elijah Price-Athlete of the Month for Saint Bernard Preparatory School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman


FredrickEllis-Athlete of the Month for Hanceville High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman


Cole Maddox-Athlete of the Month for Good Hope High School and Encore Rehabilitation-Cullman

Cindy Stephens, LPTA – Encore Rehabilitation-Providence

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Meet Encore Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Assistant Cindy Stephens!

Cindy is a high energy team member who is enthusiastic about rehabilitation and recovery. Her  passion lies in treating patients through all stages of life with individual and personal care. She enjoys the challenges of student athletes as well as helping clients overcome everyday orthopedic ailments both before and after surgery. Cindy provides care at Encore Rehabilitation-Providence in Mobile, Alabama.

Cindy holds an Associate in Applied Science and graduated with honors from Bishop State with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She has advanced her education with completing Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Certification. In addition to this she has completed courses in the following areas:
  • ACL Rehabilitation and Prevention
  • Concussions in Sports Medicine
  • Foot Orthotics
  • UCL Rehab Protocol for Throwing Shoulder Rehab
  • Kinesiotape/Rocktape Application.
She and her family reside in the Mobile area. Her hobbies include collecting vintage glass and antiques as well as spending time outdoors along the Gulf Coast.  She also enjoys attempting outlandish Pinterest projects and participation in Bootcamp classes.

 
Thanks, Cindy, for the high-quality care you provide!

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Patient Success is rewarding to Jessie Bowles, PTA

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Meet Jessie Bowles, Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner in Theodore, Alabama!

Being a Physical Therapist Assistant is very rewarding. The best part of my career is seeing a patient succeed. Whether that success is seeing a patient perform a small task such as performing an independent straight leg raise or a large task such as returning to their career or sport, every milestone is important,” Jessie says.

Jessie has been a Clinician for two years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree-Physical Therapist Assistant from Itawamba Community College in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Jessie shares, “Not only do I feel like therapists impact patients’ lives, I feel that patients make a difference in our lives as well. I will never regret my choice to become a PTA.

Thank you, Jessie, for your dedication and commitment to excellent patient care! 

Making a Difference in the World – Amanda Royal, LPTA

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Amanda Royal loves being a Physical Therapist Assistant! Her favorite part of her work is helping people return to an active lifestyle. Amanda says, “The reward is when your patients cry and hug you and tell you ‘thank you for helping me walk again!’ This job is rewarding in so many ways, it’s almost hard to describe, but knowing I’m making a difference in this world through physical therapy is all I ever wanted.”

Making a difference is something Amanda also does away from her daily career. Amanda serves as a US Navy Reservist. She recently completed A School Training as a Hospital Corpsman at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she was on the Dean’s List.

Encore Rehabilitation-Foley is very proud of Amanda for serving the Foley community and in the US Navy Reserve!

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Helping people- Chantry Hagood, LPTA

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I became a Physical Therapist Assistant for one reason and that was to help people. When I was 15 years old, my mother and I were in a bad motor vehicle accident which broke her neck and crushed her right ankle. After seeing what she went through and the importance of physical therapy in her recovery, I knew I wanted to help others like my mother.”

Chantry received his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State Community College and has been a clinician for six years. He has worked for Encore Rehabilitation for one year, treating patients at the Encore Rehabilitation offices in Haleyville and Russellville. Chantry is also a Certified Personal Trainer.

Chantry continues, “I love seeing people thrive and meet new people. I have developed some good friendships that stand to this day. I was a sports fanatic and so I love to see athletes get back to what they love to do and have success. I believe all of us therapists desire to make a difference.” 

Thank you, Chantry for all you do! 

 

“Best career decision I’ve made!” Barry Haisting, LTPA – Encore Rehabilitation Haleyville

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Beginning a new career path at age 41 was not easy but Barry Haisting shares, “Becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant  is by far the best career decision I’ve made!”

“When I began this career path 8 years ago, my interest was based around athletics and returning athletes to play. Since then, I would say my interest has definitely changed to helping others return to work and independence,” he expressed. Barry is a Physical Therapist Assistant at Encore Rehabilitation of Haleyville.

Previously to receiving his PTA degree from Wallace State Community College, he had received a business degree from Northwest Shoals Community College. Happy to be treating patients, Barry has been in the physical therapy field for 8 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 4 years.

Happy National Physical Therapy Month, Barry! We appreciate all you do!

Getting People Back to Their Lifestyle – Marla Kizzire, Encore Rehabilitation Fayette

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If you were to ask Marla Kizzire, LPTA, ATC, what she likes best about being a Physical Therapist Assistant, she would be happy to answer, ” I like interacting with my patients and meeting new people. I enjoy the opportunity to treat each patient. I really like being part of getting people back to their prior lifestyle.”

Marla has been a practicing clinician for 21 years, spending four of those years with Encore Rehabilitation where she treat patients at Encore Rehabilitation – Fayette. In addition to her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State, Marla has a bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from the University of South Alabama. Marla enjoys spending time with her family, camping, and boating.

Thank you, Marla, for all you do! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

 

 

“I get to help people every day!” Tori Kennedy, PTA – Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month

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I love that I get to interact with different people everyday,” says Physical Therapist Assistant Tori Kennedy.Being a PTA, I get to help people everyday even if it does not necessarily pertain to the physical therapy world. I love helping people make progress towards their goals-whether it is getting athletes back to sports events or women back to their morning walking routine! I also love getting to make the patient’s therapy visits more meaningful and not just work for them or us.

Tori received her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Wallace State Community College. She has been practicing for two years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for one year. Tori treats patients at the Encore Rehabilitation Clinics in Haleyville and Russellville, Alabama.

We appreciate all you do, Tori! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

“THERE ARE MANY THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB” – ENCORE REHABILITATION CELEBRATES NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH WITH LAURA WATERS

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Encore Rehabilitation therapist Laura Waters, PTA, loves her job!  Laura says, “There are many things I love about my job, so it is hard to point out just one. If I had to say the best thing about being a Physical Therapist Assistant, it would be how rewarding it is to help someone to return to their life. An accident or surgery can be life altering and as a therapist, I play a role in helping people recover and return to an active life.”

Laura Waters has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for Encore Rehabilitation for 17 years. She is treats patients in the Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner/Theodore clinic.

Laura writes, “I personally had an injury and know, firsthand, how devastating it can be. As a therapist, we treat the entire person. Sometimes it requires holding their hand or simply giving them  hug.  I truly love my job and am so happy to help my patients return to their lives!”

And what does Laura have to say about Encore Rehabilitation? “Encore Rehabilitation is a wonderful place to work. They truly care about their employees.

Thank you, Laura, for all you do! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!