Therapy for Athletes

When Sports Are More than Just a Hobby

St. James Parish Hospital’s Therapy Team combines extensive experience and a personalized, multidisciplinary approach to treat athletes from a variety of backgrounds. We recognize that athletes have specialized goals that require our team to remain up-to-date with the latest, evidence-based research and treatment plans. Therefore, our staff is continually expanding their education base and obtaining advanced certifications.

As the largest, most-experienced therapy provider in the River Parishes, we have great relationships with local orthopedic surgeons. From chronic overuse injuries to acute sprains, strains, tears and fractures, we are here to help athletes get stronger, faster and more competitive after injuries. Our staff is diligent and focused on evaluating and treating not just the injury, but all of the bodily systems that influence injury and the state of healing.

We treat the musculoskeletal imbalances and dysfunctional movement patterns that often contribute to the initial injury. We feel that this is essential for the quickest and most effective recovery,  to preventing re-injury and to enhancing the overall well-being of athletes.


  • Largest and most experienced therapy provider in the River Parishes
  • Great collaboration & relationships with local orthopedic physicians
  • Experienced staff with an array of backgrounds
  • Ongoing certifications in new and proven techniques
  • Personalized treatment plans utilizing current, evidence-based research

Experience Treating Various Sports Backgrounds:

  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading
  • Powerlifting

Multidisciplinary Approach Combining Physical Therapy with:

  • Graston Technique
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping

Treatments May Include:

  • Sports-Simulated Activities
  • Plyometric Focus
  • Bio Feedback
  • Agility Drills
  • Dynamic Stability Activities
  • Mobilization
  • Manual Therapy

Hours / Orders:

Outpatient Services are offered from Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm. In addition, we now offer extended hours three days a week (7:00am – 7:00pm).

To schedule an appointment, call 225.258.5934. Fax orders to 225.869.7058.

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