Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise is pleased to announce Patrick Higdon as Patient of the Month! Mr. Higdon chose Encore Rehabilitation for his rehab provider following surgery for a torn meniscus. He says, “Encore is the best place around!”
Thank you, Mr. Higdon! We are proud to have you as our Patient of the Month!
Having suffered a dislocated elbow, Woodrow Seaman choose Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner for his rehabilitation. He shares his thoughts about his rehab team. “Krystal and Kristen were very helpful and informative during the therapy sessions. I have regained almost full movement of my elbow. I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation to my family and friends.”
Thank you, Woodrow! We are delighted to be a part of your rehab journey!
Meet Loyd Caine, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette!
Loyd recently received physical therapy on his rotator cuff. He was pleased with his rehab at Fayette and says, “The level of care is excellent, very skilled and professional staff. They give you a family like atmosphere.”
Congratulations, Loyd, on being selected Patient of the Month! We thank you for choosing Encore!
Encore Rehabilitation-Spanish Fort is proud to introduce Clinical Director Jenny Barfield, PT.
Jenny has been a practicing Clinician for 18 years and has been with Encore Rehabilitation for 11 years. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Mobile. She also holds certifications in Pilates Rehabilitation and Dry Needling.
Outside of the office, Jenny enjoys spending time exercising and being with her husband, Jason, and their kids, as they participate in local sports and church activities.
Thank you, Jenny, for the quality care you provide every day! We appreciate your dedication to excellence!
Our monthly Parkinson’s Support Group has changed the day of the month for our meetings. The new meeting time is the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 pm.
This group is for people diagnosed wit Parkinson’s Disease and their family members. A variety of healthcare providers lead the group to provide information and better understanding of problems associated with the disease and resources for how to improve daily life. Members will be encouraged to share their experiences and questions with other members and healthcare providers. Questions are welcomed!
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an abnormal response of the body’s immune system against the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optical nerves). It affects the flow of information in the brain and between the brain and the rest of the body.
Anyone may develop MS.
2-3 times more women than men develop MS.
MS is not contagious or directly inherited.
More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
MS symptoms occur when the immune-system produces inflammation within the CNS. The inflammatory attack damages myelin, (the protective insulation surrounding nerve fibers), oligodendrocytes (cells that make CNS myelin) and sometimes the underlying nerve fiber.
Common MS symptoms include: fatigue; vision problems/ ringing/numbness; vertigo/dizziness; muscle weakness; balance/coordination problems; walking difficulties; speech and swallowing problems; bladder/bowel problems; cognitive difficulties; emotional changes; sexual dysfunction; and mood swings/depression.
The damage caused by inflammation can produce symptoms that resolve over weeks to months or symptoms that are permanent.
MS does not always cause paralysis. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled. Two-thirds of people who have MS remain able to walk, though many will need an aid, such as a cane or crutches.
Environmental factors, such as low Vitamin D and cigarette smoking have been shown to increase the risk of MS.
MS occurs in most ethnic groups but is most common in Caucasians of northern European ancestry.
Managing MS is an ongoing process, beginning with the very first symptoms and continuing throughout the disease course. It’s never too soon or too late to think about how to access high quality, comprehensive, interdisciplinary care. **
At Encore Rehabilitation, our team of Physical, Occupational,
and Speech Therapists can help patients with MS
to ease many of your symptoms and move, think, and feel better.
If you are one of the estimated 2.5 million people
diagnosed with MS, ask your doctor about
rehabilitation with Encore or call us today.
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!
“A-MAZ-ING!” That’s how Martha describes her experience at Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point!
“Encore Rehab Physical Therapist Mallory Riggs is passionate and knowledgeable. She really cares for her patients, not only how they are doing with their rehab but also how they are feeling. She just makes you feel special. Mallory works well with all ages of patients and really develops a rapport with everyone-teenagers, middle-aged, and the elderly. I’ve told my doctor how amazing Mallory is! All of the staff are wonderful, Mallory, Katie, Sanquenetta, and Spencer. “
“I’ve had physical therapy in other places but this experience with Mallory and the staff at Encore has been the best rehab experience ever!”
Martha is currently participating in the Wellness Program at Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point after being discharged from physical therapy. “Now that I’m in the Wellness Program, Mallory continues to look out for my best interest and monitors me to make sure I’m doing my exercises correctly. She makes it fun which makes me want to do the program. Mallory has also helped me to set-up a written exercise schedule on the calendar so that I will stay better committed to my wellness plan.”
“When you find someone this good, you want everyone to know. You need 1,000 of Mallory!”
Thank you, Martha, for your kinds words. We are glad that you chose Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point!
Encore Rehabilitation-Center Point 1687 Center Point Parkway, Suite 101 Birmingham, Alabama 35215 205-730-5005
After shoulder surgery, Mike Hanner chose Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for his rehabilitation. Mike says, “I had my other shoulder done three years ago and Encore completed my physical therapy. I had great success with it.” Now Mike is doing great with the rehab on his second shoulder!
Thank you for returning to us, Mike! At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!
Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana 101 West College Street, Suite 100 Columbiana, AL 35051 205-671-0914