At Therapydia NOLA, we believe in personalized, one-on-one treatments based on your unique body and individual goals. Whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, improve your athletic performance, or just make sure your mechanics are performing at the optimal level, we’re here to help you along your path to lifetime wellness.
The sun-lit, boutique environment at Therapydia NOLA offers a physical therapy experience that is both encouraging and casual; because why shouldn’t treatments be fun? Our physical therapists are highly-trained in a variety of physical therapy and wellness practices and selected based on their higher education and extensive clinical experience. With a strong belief in patient satisfaction, we want to help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Learn more about our Metairie physical therapy team and how they can start you on your path to lifetime wellness today:
Meet our team
Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS
Jonathan has been practicing Physical Therapy in Birmingham, AL since 2006. His primary focus has been working with musculoskeletal injuries/conditions and sports medicine. Jonathan attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Sciences. After graduation Jonathan moved to Florida, there he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2006. Jonathan is Manual Therapy Certified through the University of St. Augustine, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, FMS L1 and L2 certified through Functional Movement Systems, and a CrossFit Level 1 trainer through CrossFit Inc. Jonathan uses a variety of treatment methods including manual therapy, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) to design individualized programs to meet the client’s needs.
Whitney Braswell Fedor, DPT, PRPC
Whitney obtained her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2009. She then attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Whitney has advanced training to treat patients with pelvic floor dysfunction related disorders/diagnoses. She is pursuing her pelvic rehab certified practitioner floor rehabilitation certification through Herman and Wallace education institute. She is also certified level one and level two practitioner in trigger point dry needling and holds a specific certification in dry needling for pelvic floor dysfunction specific disorders.Whitney enjoys traveling and any type of outside activity. She also enjoys exploring the wonderful city of New Orleans and spending time with her husband Nathan and dog Dixie.
Sonia Saini, PT, DPT, OCS
Sonia graduated from the University of California San Francisco’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in 2014. She worked primarily in a variety of outpatient orthopedic settings and did Travel Physical Therapy throughout her home state of California before recently settling in Louisiana. She is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) and special interests/patient populations are balance and fall prevention, strengthening post cancer treatment, concussion management in addition to orthopedic and sport-related injuries. Sonia is interested in the psychology of patient care and makes sure to address the mind as well as the body as it relates to injury. Her rehab focus is to help patients be as independent as possible by putting them in the driver’s seat of their recovery journey through a combination of evidence-based clinical education, movement science principles, manual therapy techniques, and preventative measures for long term health and wellness.When she is not in the clinic she enjoys running, hiking with her dog, baking, and traveling. She is excited to be a part of the New Orleans community and help you get back to your best self!
Curtis Olivieri, DPT
Curtis has been practicing Physical Therapy since 2012. He is a recent Nola transplant as he originally hails from Pennsylvania. Pa is where he did his education graduating with his Bachelors in Kinesiology / Movement Science from Penn State University. He received his Doctorate in PT from the University of Scranton (Home of Michael Scott & the Office). Curtis worked in PA as a clinic director for the past 4 years and gained a lot of experience treating a wide variety of patients and gained perspective in that time for healthcare as a whole. He is excited to begin his journey helping others in Therapydia’s 1 on 1 care model. He believes Physical Therapy and Health as a whole should be a journey starting with getting to know the patient and finding out each patient’s story meeting them where they are and guiding them to their goals. He helps guide them to these goals by having a solid foundation in human anatomy, movement principles, and using a blended portion of many different continuing education experiences. He is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Screen, The postural respiration institute, the Maitland and Mulligan Institutes. He believes manual techniques, joint mobilization, dry needling, among multiple other passive methods, help to reduce pain so movement is easier and not feared. He also believes that these passive techniques only open a temporary window to health, a window that can be closed with movement and patient education. Curtis is a high energy guy who likes to keep it fun in the clinic, your likely to catch him singing or talking about one sport or another during your treatment. He has many interests. He loves golf, football, and the outdoors.
Tyler Lusignan, DPT
I was born in New Orleans and attended LSU in Baton Rouge where I received my Bachelor of Science degree and then moved back to New Orleans to attend LSU Health Sciences Center. I graduated with my doctorate degree in 2018 and have been practicing physical therapy ever since with a focus on orthopedic musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries. On my pursuit to further my education, I have received my Blood Flow Restriction certification which is an active therapy modality to promote improved strength for individuals who cannot tolerate a heavier resistance such as a post-surgical or un-trained individual. I have also completed an online mentorship called "The Level Up Initiative" which has improved my critical thinking and communication skills as well as how to adopt a growth mindset. I have shaped my practice pattern into a biopsychosocial approach to exercise and patient care and centered my plan of care around empowering the patient to achieve all of their goals. I enjoy traveling, trying all the amazing restaurants New Orleans has to offer and finding live music. You can often find me walking my dog at Audubon or playing disc golf at City Park.
Hear our team
Therapydia NOLA Clinic Director, Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS, discusses common symptoms and treatments of RCD and rotator cuff tears.