Say hello to Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Ben Stachowiak!
Ben is a graduate of Aurora University with a master’s degree from St. Augustine. He has been with Encore Rehabilitation for four years. He currently provides sports medicine coverage to Fayetteville City High School. In his free time, he enjoys sports, especially hockey. Ben is married and has one child.
We are proud to have Ben with the Rehab Team at Encore Fayetteville!
Congratulations to Kinsley Bryan! She has been selected for Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation- Fayetteville.
Kinsley is a Sophomore at Fayetteville High where she competes in Softball and Soccer for the Tigers. She has been awarded All District. Her future plans include pursuing a degree in sports at the University of Alabama. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports and spending time with her friends.
Kinsley is the daughter of John and Dana Bryan.
We are proud of you, Kinsley!
Encore Sports Medicine is proud to be the Official Sports Medicine Provider for Fayetteville High Athletics! We LOVE to see you move!
“I suffer from long haul covid and have spent the majority of the year in and out of the hospital. I had to take multiple steroids and I was on the ventilator for some time and as a result, I had some rapid weight gain. With this weight gain, my back suffered the consequences and I could barely walk unaided. I asked my doctor to refer me for Physical Therapy and my best friend sent me to Encore where I have been working hard to get to my goal recovery.” ~ Katina Edmonson, Patient of the Month, Encore Rehabilitation- Fayetteville, Tennessee
We are so proud of your progress, dedication, and hard work, Ms. Edmonson! Thank you for choosing Encore Rehabilitation- Fayetteville to be your Rehab Provider! We are happy to select you as our Patient of the Month!
Encore Rehabilitation, Inc. and Encore Sports Medicine are proud to celebrate March as National Athletic Training Month! We would like to say thank you to each of our Certified Athletic Trainers for all they do everyday to support safe and successful play!
In honor of National Athletic Training Month, here are four things to know about athletic trainers. **
They are healthcare professionals. Athletic Trainers work with individuals who are physically active or involved in sports participation through all stages of life. They prevent, treat and help rehabilitate musculoskeletal injuries as well as sports and work-related illnesses and medical conditions. Athletic trainers abide by HIPAA and FERPA laws, and are recognized as allied health care professionals by the American Medical Association, Health Resources Services Administration and the Department of Health and Human Services.
The welfare of patients is their top priority. Athletic trainers work with patients to prevent injuries. If a patient is injured, they work with physicians to provide care and rehabilitate the patient back to life before the injury as fast and as safely as possible. Brain and spinal cord injuries and conditions such as heat illness can be life-threatening if not recognized and properly handled. Athletic trainers are there to immediately address emergencies.
Taping and ice is a small part of what athletic trainers do. Athletic trainers also coordinate and carry out injury prevention programs, prepare athletes for practices and games, communicate with physicians about injuries, help treat and rehabilitate injured players, help determine return to play for injured athletes, monitor environment and weather conditions, develop and execute emergency action plans and are first responders on the scene.
Education is a huge part of becoming an athletic trainer. Academic curriculum and clinical training for athletic trainers follow the medical model. They must have a minimum of a four-year degree from a CAATE-accredited program and be certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) through an exam. More than 70 percent of athletic trainers have surpassed the minimum requirement and have earned a master’s degree. By 2020, all CAATE-accredited programs will be offered at the master’s level only. Every two years, athletic trainers are required to complete Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to maintain their athletic training certification with the BOC.
For over 40 years, Encore Sports Medicine has provided care to athletes across Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, and Tennessee. We LOVE to see you move! Want to know move about our Sports Medicine programs? Visit our website for Sports Medicine Programs or call Gary Barfield at 404-933-4336.
A BIG THANK YOU to Lincoln County Mayor Bill Newman for recognizing the significant role Physical Therapy plays in promoting an active and healthy lifestyle with an Official Proclamation for Physical Therapy Month! Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville Clinic Director Sarah Suddarth is shown here on the right beside Mayor Newman.
If you have questions about how Physical Therapy may help you with strength, balance, agility, or other questions, we would be happy to help!
Encore Rehabilitation-Fayetteville was proud to support the Fayetteville Tigers at Homecoming 2020!
Shown here are Student Athletic Trainer Will Ellis; Encore Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Kayla Fiveash; Dr. Owen with SportsMed; Clinic Director and Physical Therapist Sarah Suddarth; and Office Coordinator Brittany Jessop.