“I was in a bad car wreck and in a wheelchair because I broke several bones in both of my legs,” says McKenzie Odom.
McKenzie received her Physical Therapy treatment at Encore Rehabilitation-Petal and now she is walking again! We are proud her success! McKenzie was dedicated to doing her best and improving her health.
She adds, “Amye and the staff were professional, knowledgeable, and cheerful. They were very accommodating and willing to work with me.”
Encore Rehabilitation-Petal is glad to recognize McKenzie Odom as our Patient of the Month!
“I was in septic shock and had to have surgery on my foot. I was bed-bound for a year and a half and had drop foot. I was in a wheelchair,” says Marlette McMahan. After two months of Physical Therapy at Encore Rehabilitation-Petal, Marlette is walking again! She says, “The people at Encore Rehabilitation are nice sociable people, like good friends. I was able to make really good progress form the wheelchair to walking.”
We are so proud of you, Marlette! Congratulations on being our Patient of the Month!
Thanks for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Petal to be your rehab provider.
Vesta Mims is Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton
Vesta Mims’ doctor suggested she try physical therapy to improve her walking and balance. Ms. Mims choose Encore Rehabilitation-Clanton for her rehab. She says, “I’ve been working on my balance and my posture. I’m able to walk straighter now and I hold my shoulders and head back better. The employees have been so nice and have become family. I would recommend Encore to anybody!”
Thank you, Mrs. Mims, for your recommendation! We are glad your balance is better. We are proud to have you as our Patient of the Month!
“I chose Encore Rehabilitation because they were more equipped for my needs,” shares Darrell Kimbrell of Berry, Alabama. “Spine and back surgery caused me to lose the ability to walk due to loosing all the feeling in my left leg. I am thankful to the ladies of Encore and their help because I am now able to walk with the assistance of a walker. I hope to be back to my normal activities before I am done.“
Congratulations to Darrell! He has been selected as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette
Thank you, Darrell, for entrusting us to be your rehab provider! We are so proud of you and the progress you have made!
Susan Richardson was having difficulty walking. She came to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana for Physical Therapy and worked with Clinical Director and Physical Therapist Suzanne Jarvis.
Susan says, “Suzanne has been a big help in getting me back to normal. I still have a little discomfort walking but I am much better. I would recommend Encore! Suzanne has been very attentive and helpful!”
Thanks, Susan, for choosing us! We are proud of the progress you have made!
In December of 2017, Hayden Mobley was in a car accident. Hayden says, “I had broken ribs, internal injuries, a crushed hip and pelvis, crushed knee, my femur was broken in six places and I also had a level 15 concussion.”
Hayden chose Encore Rehabilitation-Hamilton to be his rehab provider. His results after six months? He says, “Thanks to Encore, I’m back to working out, walking, boxing, and welding.”
Hayden, you have made amazing progress! We wish your every success! Congratulations on being selected Patient of the Month!
Encore Rehabilitation Therapist Marla Kizzire posing with Betty Crowley, Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette
We are happy to present Betty Crowley as Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette!
After a total knee replacement, Betty choose Encore Rehabilitation. Why? She says, “I have had several other family members in addition to myself that have used this great Encore Rehab office. I enjoy working with the staff. I recommend this facility for all your therapy needs.”
Thank you, Betty, for choosing Encore Rehabilitation-Fayette to be your rehab provider!
Samuel Walton needed to work on his balance and strength. His doctor referred him to Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana. Now he is dancing again!
Sam says, “I am pleased with the therapy I received and with my progress. I can walk much better and I don’t lose my balance like I did before coming to Physical Therapy. The therapy staff was helpful and friendly. I would absolutely recommend PT to my friends at Encore.”
“I am now able to participate with dancing again without losing my balance!“
We are so happy you can dance again, Samuel! Thank you for making Encore Rehabilitation-Columbiana your rehab provider!
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.