Terry Shell came to Encore Rehabilitation-Ozark following a back surgery. He wanted Physical Therapy to help him move about more freely and without pain. He shares, “I chose Encore because of the friendly, knowledgeable staff and the efficient services. The staff help me to better understand my treatment.”
Mr. Shell has done a fantastic job with his rehabilitation and we are proud to select him as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Ozark!
Say hello to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Walt McKean!
Walt is in his first year at UMS-Wright as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. Walt comes to UMS-Wright from Oxford, Mississippi, where he worked with the Ole Miss Health and Sports Performance Team. Mr. McKean was raised in Mobile, Alabama and attended UMS-Wright for fourteen years.
Walt graduated from Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. He worked with many sports teams during his time at Troy before leaving in 2016 for Oxford, MS. During his time in Oxford, he worked out of the Manning Center Athletic Training room with both Football and Track and Field.
We are proud to have you on the Encore Sports Medicine Team, Walt, and wish you a Happy National Athletic Training Month!
Happy National Athletic Training Month to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Chad Abrams!
Chad began his athletic training career as a Junior at Reeltown High School in 1983. He became BOC certified through the internship route in 1995. He has been the Head Athletic Trainer at Reeltown since 1985. He graduated from Auburn University in 1992 in Agriscience in Education. While there, he was a Student Athletic Trainer with Auburn University Athletics, completing his Masters in Health and Human Performance at Auburn in 2010.
Chad taught Agribusiness at Reeltown for three years, worked in production at Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Manufacture for 16 years, and was the Sports Medicine Outreach Coordinator for East Alabama Medical Center for 12 years. He was also the owner of Reeltown Tire and Auto Sales.
He has been employed by Encore Rehabilitation since 2018 as a Athletic Trainer Area Manager for the East Alabama Region.
“My name is Tate Fowler. I graduated from Huntingdon College in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training. I currently cover Enterprise High School. I enjoy playing golf, hunting, wood working, and spending time with my wife and daughter.”
Happy National Athletic Training Month, Tate! We are proud to have you apart of our team.
To celebrate National Athletic Training Month we wanted to spotlight all of our local athletic trainers. This weeks spotlight is Kaylea Johnson, ATC. Kaylea covers our Fayette County Region as well as Bevill State, Fayette Campus. We are thankful to have Kaylea as a part of our Encore Team!
Why did you choose athletic training as a career? I found athletic training by chance. I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and coming from a sports back ground it just made sense. A friend of mine knew RT Floyd and put me in contact. It was one of the best decisions of my life!
What has been the highlight of your career? The relationships I have made. These bonds make my job so much easier and give it so much meaning. When the athletes, parents and coaches develop a relationship with you, they learn to trust you and that makes a world of a difference in this job. There is nothing like being chased down in the Walmart parking lot by a graduated athlete for a hug and a chat. Getting to see these kids grow, mature, and develop into adults, and having a hand in that is the most rewarding feeling!
What does it mean to be back home taking care of the people in your community? When I attended Fayette County High School, we did not have an athletic trainer. For me to be able to come back into this community that I grew up in and love, to provide a service not given to me is rewarding. I love being home and being able to care for these athletes, because they deserve to have someone there to respond to them in their time of need.
What would you tell future students that might want to become an AT? This is a career you get into because it is something you love. The crazy hours and long nights are definitely worth it. This job is very fun and rewarding. The lives you touch and relationships you make are absolutely priceless!
Say hello to Mariah Stevenson, Athlete of the Month with Encore Rehabilitation-Pike Road!
Mariah is a Sophomore at Pike Road School where she competes in Softball for the Patriots. She also plays on a travel softball team. Her future plans include pitching softball at Tuskegee University while obtaining a Law degree.
Mariah is the daughter of Samantha McCall.
Congratulations, Mariah! We are very proud of you!
Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for Pike Road School!
Celebrating with Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Marlee Carnevale!
Marlee joined the Encore Sports Medicine Team in June of 2016 as a Certified Athletic Trainer covering Fairhope High School.
In 2016, Marlee earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of West Florida (UWF). While attending UWF, she worked with the men’s and women’s soccer teams and several of the local high schools. In conjunction, she also served in an internship with the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida, working with professional athletes.
Marlee is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida. She is passionate about her profession and loves working with Fairhope High School and the Fairhope community. Go Pirates!
Happy National Athletic Training Month, Marlee! Thank you for all you do!
Congratulations to SportsFit – Leakesville Gym Members Annsley Franks and Claire Scarborough on their recent Powerlifting feats! Annsley placed 3rd and Claire placed 1st at the District Level. Both ladies compete for the Greene County Wildcats! We are very proud of both you!