Therapydia NOLA physical therapists have extensive clinical experience, studied at top schools, and are highly trained in a variety of wellness practices. We believe that there are many paths to wellness and utilize a combination of manual therapy and functional strengthening to normalize movement patters and restore function.
While we are dedicated to helping clients recover from injury, we also have a passion for helping our clients lead healthy and balanced lives. Our fitness programs are instructed by licensed physical therapists who provide an informative and safe workout and offer strategies for injury prevention.
Learn more about our Metairie physical therapy team and how they can help you start your path to lifetime wellness.
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, DPT
Whitney has been practicing Physical Therapy since January of 2013. She has a special interest and advanced training treating patients with a variety of musculoskeletal diagnoses related to pre/post partum pregnancy and pelvic floor dysfunction. She 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 is pursuing her PRPC for pelvic floor rehabilitation through Herman and Wallace education. She is level one and level two certified in trigger point dry needling through KinetaCore. Whitney is also working towards a post-doctorate manual therapy certification through the Institute of Advance Manual Therapy. Whitney is an avid sports fan and world traveler. She enjoys any type of outside activity including, but no limited to biking, hiking, climbing, running, and skiing.
Jessica Hernandez, DPT, MTC, CSCS
Jessica Hernandez has been practicing Physical Therapy since 2002. She graduated with honors from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to graduate school, Jessica played soccer for the University of Arkansas, graduating with an Exercise Science degree. Her post-graduate certifications include Manual Therapy, Strength and Conditioning, Dry Needling and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. She also has education in TRX training and Kinesiotaping. Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also participates in triathlons including the Ironman 70.3 distance races.
Michelle Fell, PT
Michelle Fell has been practicing outpatient physical therapy in the New Orleans area for 27 years. She attended Louisiana Tech University as a Zoology major and received her BS in physical therapy from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport in 1990. Michelle's clinical interests lie in the treatment of orthopedic diagnoses. She is currently pursuing certification in Integrated Dry Needling which will be completed in October 2017. Michelle is also a certified clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Other clinical skills include Kinesiotaping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and the McKenzie Institute treatment of spinal dysfunction. Michelle lives in Mandeville with her husband and in enjoying "empty nesting". She loves to travel, read and job with her pup.
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Hear our team
Therapydia NOLA Clinic Director, Jonathan Burke, DPT, MTC, CSCS, discusses common symptoms and treatments of RCD and rotator cuff tears.