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:
Janie Irvin, PT, DPT Clinic Director
Dr. Janie Irvin graduated from Louisiana State University’s Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy in 2016. She has worked in an outpatient orthopedic clinic since graduating where she has treated a variety of orthopedic and neurological diagnoses. Since graduating she has received several certifications to enhance her skill set, such as Graston Provider, LSVT BIG Certification to treat Parkinson’s Disease, Functional Dry Needle Certification, and Level 1 Schroth technique Certification to treat scoliosis in adolescents. Janie’s special interests/patient populations range from strengthening and balance related to Parkinson’s Disease, core and postural strengthening to prevent scoliosis progression in adolescents, and post-operative rehab following rotator cuff repair, total knee/hip arthroplasty, and any sports related injury.
Dr. Irvin also enjoys developing relationships with her patients and empowering them to take control of their rehab and healing. Using a combination of evidence-based clinical practices, manual therapy techniques, and exercise education, it is Janie’s goal for her patients to return to the activities they love while educating them on ways to independently maintain progress at home.
When Dr. Irvin is not in the clinic, she also enjoys running outside, traveling, hiking, SCUBA diving, playing tennis, and spending time with her husband, Brandon, and dog, Luna.
Amanda Fitzgerald, PT, DPT, PRPC Physical Therapist
Dr. Amanda Fitzgerald is an orthopedic and pelvic health physical therapist in New Orleans. Her movement philosophy is ‘Movement is Medicine.’ Her most common patient care techniques include manual therapy combining joint mobilizations, dry needling, and soft tissue mobilization with Pilates-based corrective exercises and movement. Dr. Fitzgerald graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017, achieved Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certified Specialist in 2021, and has been certified in Pilates through PhysicalMind Institute® since 2005.
Dr. Fitzgerald is a wife and mother of two, a dog mom to a rescue border collie. She enjoys spending her free time practicing Pilates and aerial trapeze and creativity through crafting, gardening, cooking, traveling, and daydreaming.
Whitney Braswell Fedor, DPT, PRPC Physical Therapist
Dr. Fedor earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 2012. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Psychology/Biology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2009. Whitney has advanced training in pelvic health with a Pelvic Rehab Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through Herman and Wallace education. Also Whitney has been dry needling since 2014 with a KinetaCore certification for needling of the full body and pelvic health specific impairments.
Whitney has a specialized interest in treating pelvic health patients’ women, men and pediatrics where she has been serving the greater New Orleans area since 2015. Whitney is a new mother herself where her desire to help enhance the treatment of pelvic floor impairments was only fostered following the birth of her son.
Whitney enjoys doing anything outside especially water related and spending time with her friends, husband, son, and dog.
Lizzy Milner, PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Dr. Milner earned her Doctorate of Physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2016. She attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi where she earned the Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology. She has worked in outpatient settings since graduating, treating various patient populations, including orthopedics, pediatrics, neurological conditions, and pelvic health. Lizzy is certified to practice dry-needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. She also has completed Pelvic Floor Level 1 training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Andrea M. Thompson Office Manager
Andrea is originally from the Bahamas. She has lived in 2 countries, 4 states and 10 different cities. She received a bachelor of science degree in Business from Southern University in New Orleans and is a certified Health Coach. She spent 20 years in the luxury hospitality industry as an Events and Sales Manager before venturing into the healthcare world. Prior to her current position, she grew her customer care and service skills as a Patient Services Manager at an Integrative Medicine Center. She enjoys a healthy lifestyle and spends most of her time exploring activities that contribute to a life of balance and wellness. She travels whenever she gets the chance and enjoys cooking, reading, dancing, coaching and spending time with her family and friends.