Tillman’s Corner

Lillian Johnson-“Very helpful”

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Lillian Johnson came to Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner for physical therapy on both shoulders. She says, “The people at Encore Rehabilitation were very helpful. They have helped me very much! I would recommend Encore Rehabilitation to my family and friends.

We thank you, Lillian, for your recommendation and for choosing Encore!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner
5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, Alabama 36582
251-660-1505
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Marie LaComb – “They are the best”

Quote: "I can't say enough. They are the best," by Marie LaComb, Theodore, Alabama regarding Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman's Corner, Theodore, Alabama

Marie LaComb needed rehabilitation to strengthen her when walking and to lessen her risk of falling. She received treatment at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner for about a month.

I had a wonderful experience,” says Marie LaComb about her physical therapy.  “I can’t say enough. They are the best. You can tell they enjoy their job.

We thank you, Marie, for your recommendation and for choosing Encore!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner
5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, Alabama 36582
251-660-1505
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Woodrow Seaman-Moving Again

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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!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner
5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, Alabama 36582
251-660-1505
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Jill Gurganus-Less pain and a better life

Patient Testimonial from Jill Gurganus of Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman's Corner, Theodore, Alabama

Jill Gurganus was suffering with pain every day related to trigeminal neuralgia and TMD/TMJ. At times her pain was debilitating, ranking 8-10 on a pain scale of 10. Previous attempts to combat the pain with medicine and other treatments were short-lived. But now things are different, thanks to physical therapy and dry needling at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner.

Jill happily relates her success, “When the spasms started to return, I started physical therapy and dry needling**. Within a few treatments my symptoms were significantly better! By the end of my treatments, my pain had gone from a debilitating 8-10 to zero!  I am now down to a very few episodes a day. I have also learned proper body mechanics and tools to strengthen the muscles. The staff at Encore is amazing and has truly been a lifesaver! The Encore staff have completely changed my life.” 

Thank you, Jill, for choosing the rehab team at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner as your rehab provider! We appreciate the opportunity to help you!

Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner
5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, Alabama 36582
251-660-1505
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Physical Therapist David Greer, PT, DPT, OCS of Mobile, Alabama

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Say hello to David Greer, PT, DPT, OCS!

David is a Physical Therapist at Encore Rehabilitation-Tillman’s Corner in Theodore, Alabama near Mobile. He has been a Clinician for seven years and has practiced with Encore Rehabilitation for six years. He attended the University of South Alabama where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is also a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist.

When not treating patients, David enjoys spending time with his wife, Ally. He is actively involved with the Men of St. Joseph community group. David likes being outdoors and competes in Obstacle Course Racing.

Thank you for all you do, David! We appreciate your commitment to our patients!

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5643 Sermon Road South
Theodore, AL 36582
251-660-1505

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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! 

“I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!” Ashley Bosarge & Encore Rehabilitation Tillman’s Corner

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Ashley Bosarge was in pain, and lots of it. She relates, “Midway through my junior season of softball, I injured by right shoulder and started to realize the pain I was experiencing was serious. I had very limited range of motion in my shoulder and certain movements of my neck sent a painful burning sensation down my arm or my hand would go numb. After months of waiting to find out the exact cause, my MRI showed that I had labral tearing. I was diagnosed with long thoracic nerve palsy.”

Ashley has been receiving treatment at Encore Rehabilitation – Tillman’s Corner for about six months. Recovery from an injury such as hers can take time-and patience.

Ashley says, “The therapists at Encore – Tillman’s Corner truly care for their patients. They have made me realize that some progress is better than no progress and they continue to keep me motivated. It feels great to be surrounded by people who want to see you succeed as much as you do. I wouldn’t want to go anywhere else!”

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

At Encore Rehabilitation, we LOVE to see you move!

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

Laura Waters, PTA

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!

 

Tillman’s Corner clinic Athlete of the Month, Kentrail Davis.

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The Tillman’s Corner Encore clinic had the pleasure of working with one of the Huntsville Stars outfielders, Kentrail Davis. Kentrail started his baseball career at Theodore High School, then committed to the University of Tennessee. He was soon after drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round (39th overall) of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Tennessee. He is currently playing outfielder for the AAA Huntsville Stars.  A few of his awards consist of the following: 2008 First Team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, the only freshman in the country to be named one of 50 semifinalists for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award, named as a Second Team All-SEC selection and was unanimously named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

PT Tip of the week: Osteoarthritis

 

Jack Dockery, PT, DPT – Encore Clinic at Tillman’s Corner.

“As a physical therapist, I commonly encounter patients that have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee joint and want to know what they can do to avoid or postpone a total joint replacement. Obesity is a modifiable risk factor that has a direct correlation with the development of knee joint osteoarthritis, being that the knee is a weight bearing joint. A quick and easy means to determine a personal weight problem is the Body Mass Index (BMI). An individual can calculate his/her BMI by dividing their mass in kilograms by their height in meters squared. If this number is greater than 30.0 than that person will fall into the obese category and have a higher risk of developing knee osteoarthritis. Exercise is also important in avoiding or postponing a total joint replacement by strengthening the muscles around the joint and normalizing muscle imbalances. Low impact exercises such as aquatics, cycling, walking, and stretching are ideal for an arthritic joint by dissipating less joint force than higher level exercises such as running and jumping. Lastly, when running or jogging an individual should be doing so in appropriate footwear. Most individuals would benefit from a foot orthotic placing the foot in anatomical position and avoid placing other joints in the lower leg at a mechanical disadvantage. A person should change their shoes with an increase in lower leg or back pain and/or breakdown of the midsole.”