Ryan Williams is the Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Say hello to Ryan Williams, Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

After suffering from a laceration on his hand and wrist, Mr. Williams’ doctor recommended he begin Occupational Therapy for continued treatment. Mr. Williams said, “I chose Encore because my doctor recommended Encore and Occupational Therapist Mary Scalisi as the best. Mary has done miracles with the treatments.”

We are proud of your progress, Mr. Williams, and we are glad to have you as our Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month!

At Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan, we specialize in high-quality Occupational and Physical Therapy! For illnesses, surgeries, sports injuries, balance or strengthening, let our Rehab Team help YOU get back to the things you love!

Mr. Williams is pictured here with Physical Therapist Assistant Ellen Shepherd, Occupational Therapist Mary Scalisi, and Physical Therapist Assistant Spring Cosby. 

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
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Tina Johnson found Caring and Encouragement at Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan

Tina Johnson is Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month for #EncoreRehab Dothan

Say hello to Ms. Tina Johnson, Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month for Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan!

Ms. Tina experienced an injury to her wrist and elbow after a fall at her home in April. About a month after surgery, her doctor recommended therapy for continued treatment and she chose Encore Rehabilitation.

Ms. Tina says, “I have been a patient at Encore previously and got excellent care. After I was told I was ready for physical therapy and was asked my selection of places, I once again chose Encore. I worked with Mary (Occupational Therapist) and she was such a blessing. She is so kind, so encouraging, and so knowledgeable and so professional but with so much warmth and concern. Each session, there was positive encouragement and results. I am impressed and blessed by the awesome, loving care I have received at Encore now and in the past few years. There is nothing more rewarding when you are hurt and feeling desperate than to have people show love, concern, caring, and to give the gift of restoring quality of life back. I am blessed.

Thank you, Ms. Tina, for choosing Encore! We are proud to select you as Occupational Therapy Patient of the Month!

If Occupational Therapy is in your future, call Encore! Our experienced rehab team is following safety precautions to make your rehabilitation both safe AND successful!

Encore Rehabilitation-Dothan
345 Healthwest Drive
Dothan, Alabama 36303
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Haley Barnett passes NPTE! Congratulations!

Cody Clark-Athlete of the Month for Encore Rehabiltiation-Dothan

A few at home remedies for mild Carpal Tunnel syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in your hand because of pressure on the median nerve in your wrist.  The median nerve and several tendons run from your forearm to your hand through a small space in your wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in your thumb and first three fingers (not your little finger).

Symptoms most often occur in the thumb, index finger, middle finger, and half of the ring finger. If you have problems with your other fingers but your little finger is fine, this may be a sign that you have carpal tunnel syndrome. A different nerve gives feeling to the little finger.”

Mild symptoms usually can be treated with home care. You can:

  • Stop activities that cause numbness and pain. Rest your wrist longer between activities.
  • Ice your wrist for 10 to 15 minutes 1 or 2 times an hour.
  • Try taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  • Wear a wrist splint at night. This takes pressure off your median nerve.

“The sooner you start treatment, the better your chances of stopping symptoms and preventing long-term damage to the nerve.”

You can also try to take good care of your wrists and hands:

  • Try to keep your wrist in a neutral position.
  • Use your whole hand—not just your fingers—to hold objects.
  • When you type, keep your wrists straight, with your hands a little higher than your wrists. Relax your shoulders when your arms are at your sides.
  • If you can, switch hands often when you repeat movements

Source: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Topic Overview. (2012, October 2). . Retrieved May 21, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/carpal-tunnel/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-topic-overview