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PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION

 

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Louisiana Orthopedic Specialists hosts an in-house rehabilitation department, offering occupational and physical therapy services. Our physical and occupational therapists help to reduce pain and improve movement by providing services for musculoskeletal disorders as well as pre and post-operative rehabilitation. We are unique in that we emphasize a team approach, where physicians and therapists can confer regarding patient care plans and address issues quickly when they arise. Therapy can help avoid surgery, reduce the need for long-term use of prescription medications, and strengthen necessary areas of the body to help assist with an easier recovery after surgery.

We believe the patient is an active participant in the rehabilitation process as their therapist addresses both the physical and psychosocial factors that stand between the patient and their functional goals.

Our treatments are evidence-based and focus on hands-on techniques, exercise prescription, orthotic fabrication, and pain education without much emphasis on the newest gadget or pain-relieving gimmick. The overarching goal for our patients is to maximize functional movement, decrease reliance on therapy, and increase independence with self-management to carry them long after therapy discharge.

Our Physical and Occupational Therapy teams have received specialized training in areas of:

  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis
  • Foot Orthotic Fitting
  • Orthoses Fabrication for shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
  • Dry Needling
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Manual Therapy Specific Training
  • Balance Specific Training

For the best in conservative and post-operative orthopedic care, choose Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists!

Please call 337-889-3106 today to request an appointment.

 

Physical Therapists

Lindsey Champagne, PT, DPT

Lindsey is the Director of Rehabilitation at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. She has been with LOS since 2013. She is recognized as a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, OCS, and is also dry needling certified.

Tim Daigle, PT, DPT

Tim has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2012. He has specialized training in the McKenzie Method, is certified in mechanical diagnosis and treatment, and is also dry needling certified.

Matt Ulm, PT, DPT

Matt has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2015. He is certified in dry needling. He has achieved golf-specific certification through the Titleist performance institute.

Kaitlin Guillory, PT, DPT

Kaitlin has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2018. She is a certified clinical instructor and serves as a mentor for PT students in addition to her work with patients.

Paxton Fleming, PT, DPT

Paxton has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2019. He has achieved certification in orthopedic manual therapy, COMT, and is also dry needling certified.

Chris West, PT, DPT

Chris West is the Education Coordinator for Physical Therapy and has been with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2020. He has earned the honored distinction of Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is certified in orthopedic manual therapy, COMT and dry needling.

Craig Caldwell, PT, DPT

Craig has been a physical therapist since 2013.  He has obtained specializations in manual manipulative therapy as well as dry needling.

Nicholas LaHaye, PT, DPT

Nicholas has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2023. 

Grant LeBlanc, PT, DPT

Grant has been a physical therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2023.

 

Occupational Therapists

Andrea Fontenot, LOTR, CHT

Andrea Fontenot, LOTR, has been an occupational therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2012. She is our Education and Outcome Coordinator for Occupational Therapy and has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Amie Medeiros, LOTR, CHT

Amie Medeiros, LOTR, has been an occupational therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2016. She has been an occupational therapist for 16 years and has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Jessica Matherne, LOTR, CHT

Jessica Matherne, LOTR, CHT, has been an occupational therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2018. She has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Leah McDonald McLean, LOTR

Leah McDonald McLean, LOTR, has been an occupational therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2020.

Aimee Shwery, LOTR, CHT

Aimee Shwery, LOTR, CHT, works part-time with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists and has been an occupational therapist since 2018. She has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Wendy McGehee, LOTR

Wendy McGehee, LOTR, works part-time with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. Wendy has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2005.

Kelsey Johnson, LOTR

Kelsey Johnson, LOTR, started as an occupational therapist at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in 2021. He has been practicing as an occupational therapist since 2019.

Scott Hidalgo, LOTR, CHT

Scott Hidalgo, LOTR, graduated in Occupational Therapy in 1996 and spent most of his career working in outpatient therapy in Opelousas. Scott joined the Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists team in 2021 and has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Lauren Day, LOTR, CHT

Lauren Day, LOTR, started her career in outpatient orthopedics in Opelousas after graduating as an Occupational Therapist in 2018. Lauren joined the Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists team in 2021 and has achieved the designation of certified hand therapist, CHT.

Mari-Catherine Richard, LOTR

Mari-Catherine Richard has been an occupational therapist with Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists since 2023.

Youngsville Location
3215 E Milton Ave.,Suite B
Youngsville, LA 70592

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453

New Iberia Location (occupational therapy only)
500 N Lewis St, Suite 280
New Iberia, LA 70563

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453

Camellia Clinic and Rehabilitation
1301 Camellia Blvd #102
Lafayette, LA 70508

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453

Lafayette Physical Therapy Annex

1501 Kaliste Saloom Suite H
Lafayette, LA 70508

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453

Lafayette Clinic & Rehabilitation

108 Rue Louis XIV
Lafayette, LA 70508

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453

Scott Physical & Occupational Therapy

6331 Cameron St, Suite 102
Scott, LA 70583

Rehab#: 337-889-3106

Fax: 337-504-7453