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Ann Hagood -“My shoulder mobility has immensely improved!”

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After dislocating her shoulder and suffering a hairline fracture, Ann Hagood  came to Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown for her physical therapy. Following a program that included exercises, stretching, and manual therapy, she is doing great!

Ann shares, “My shoulder mobility has immensely improved! The entire staff-from the front desk receptionist to the techs to the physical therapists-provided a very welcoming, positive environment. They are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and patient. They are all truly assets to your organization!”

We thank you, Ann, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown to be your rehabilitation provider! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Gulfport Downtown
2A Pass Road, Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
228-896-1189

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Robert McLaurin recovering with Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle

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Thank you, Robert, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Citronelle
19195 North Third Street, Citronelle, Alabama 36522
251-866-0464

 

Rehab worked great!

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Dana Dyer’s doctor referred him to Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise for physical therapy for his shoulder. Dana says, “The referral was to have therapy to regain my mobility and strength. It’s worked great!” 

Dana is well on his way to recovery! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise! 

Encore Rehabilitation-Enterprise
404 North Main Street
Enterprise, Alabama 36330
334-393-7465

Doing what she loves again!

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Debbie Richards (left) with Marla Kizzire, PTA at Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette

When Debbie Richards first came to Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette, she had very limited use of her shoulder due to a fractured humerus. Physical Therapist Assistant Marla Kizzire says, “Debbie worked super hard. Now she has full function of her arm again. I’m excited and happy for her!” Debbie is excited, too, because now she is able to go visit her grandson again.  We wish you all the best, Debbie! 

Getting Better and Stronger at Encore Rehabilitation-Foley

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Nakiel Brown has found the help he needs to recover from shoulder surgery. He has been receiving treatment at Encore Rehabilitation-Foley.

What does he like about Encore? “Friendly, fun staff that will push you to your limits to get better and stronger,” says Nakiel.

We are glad you chose Encore, Nakiel! Thank you!

“Encore is very friendly and professional” – Shannon Ferguson

Shannon Ferguson Photo Hartselle RevisedShoulder Replacement? Encore Rehabilitation of Hartselle can help! Just ask Shannon Ferguson. “I’ve had physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation in the past from previous surgeries,” Shannon says. A recent total left shoulder replacement brought him back to Encore again. Shannon gives Encore his recommendation – “The staff at Encore are very friendly and professional.”

Thank you, Shannon for choosing Encore Rehabilitation as part of your wellness journey!

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month with Ranae Arrington

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After receiving an injury to her right elbow, Ranae Arrington needed physical therapy. Her injury lead to swelling in the hand and problems with her shoulder. Why did she choose Encore Rehabilitation – Russellville for her therapy? “Word of mouth,” states Ranae. “I was told Encore was really good and cared about their patients.”
We thank you, Ranae, for choosing Encore as your rehabilitation provider! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

“I would choose Encore again!”

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Stacy Fuqua was in an auto accident with a semi and received multiple injuries to her clavicle, shoulders, hips, knee and ankle. For six months, she has been receiving physical therapy with Encore Rehabilitation – Winfield. Stacy reports, “I have received great care and would choose Encore again!”

We wish you continued recovery, Stacy! Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

“I feel great,” Beth Maldonado at Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach

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“I could not even touch the top of my shoulder without severe pain,” says Beth Maldonado of Pass Christian. Beth has been coming to Encore Rehabilitation – Long Beach, Mississippi for treatment of her shoulder pain. Beth relates, “After having treatment for 2 1/2 weeks – three times a week with Karen and the other employees, I feel great. The clinic has great employees to work with. They are all very kind and therapy is great.”

Thank you, Beth, and Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

 

What is a Torn Rotator Cuff and what to expect after Surgery.

“The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons and the related muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint and allow you to raise and rotate your arm. The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with three main bones: the upper arm bone (humerus), the collarbone (clavicle), and the shoulder blade (scapula). These bones are held together by muscles, tendons, ligaments, and the joint capsule. The rotator cuff helps keep the ball of the arm bone seated into the socket of the shoulder blade.

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves:

  • Removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa, and other debris from the space in the shoulder where the rotator cuff moves (debridement).
  • Making more room for the rotator cuff tendon so it is not pinched or irritated. If needed, this includes shaving bone or removing bone spurs from the point of the shoulder blade (subacromial smoothing).
  • Sewing the torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon together and to the top of the upper arm bone (humerus).

In open shoulder surgery, a surgeon makes an incision [2 in. (5 cm) to 3 in. (7.6 cm)] in the shoulder to open it and view the shoulder directly while repairing it. A smaller incision can be done with a mini-open procedure that allows the surgeon to reach the affected tendon by splitting the deltoid muscle. This method may reduce your chances of problems from a deltoid injury.

Open-shoulder surgery often requires a short stay in the hospital.

General anesthesia or a nerve block may be used for these types of surgical repair.

Rotator cuff tears can sometimes be repaired with arthroscopic surgery.

Surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff tendon usually involves:

Discomfort after surgery may decrease with taking pain medicines prescribed by your doctor.

The arm will be protected in a sling for a defined period of time, especially when at risk of additional injury.

*Physical therapy after surgery is crucial to a successful recovery. A rehabilitation program may include the following:

  • As soon as you awake from anesthesia, you may start doing exercises that flex and extend the elbow, wrist, and hand.
  • The day after surgery, if your doctor allows, passive exercises that move your arm may be done about 3 times a day (a machine or physical therapist may help the joint through its range of motion).
  • Active exercise (you move your arm yourself) and stretches, with the assistance of a physical therapist, may start 6 to 8 weeks after surgery. This depends on how bad your tear was and how complex the surgical repair was.
  • Strengthening exercises, beginning with light weights and progressing to heavier weights, can start a few months after surgery.”

Source: 

William, B., & Timothy, B. (2011, November 11). Rotator Cuff Repair. Retrieved from                                                 http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/rotator-cuff-repair