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Therapy & Wellness

Why choose Ochsner Health for therapy and rehabilitation?

Ochsner therapy and wellness offers physical, occupational and speech therapists dedicated to your rehabilitation. As one of the largest and most experienced out-patient rehabilitation groups in Louisiana, we offer a level of experience you just can’t find anywhere else. There is no condition we haven’t treated – nothing we haven’t seen before. Plus, our team holds an impressive number of specialty certifications and post-graduate degrees. With the latest diagnostic tools, top-rate exercise equipment, innovative techniques and a team who puts you first, Ochsner Therapy & Wellness provides a level of care second to none.

Who we are

As one of the largest and most experienced outpatient rehabilitation programs in Louisiana, we offer therapy services you can trust for various conditions, including rare diseases. Using the latest diagnostic tools, advanced equipment and innovative techniques, the therapy and wellness team specialists can help you live a higher quality of life. Our team is highly experienced, with many of our specialists holding advanced post-graduate degrees and specialty certifications.

What we do

Our highly skilled physical, occupational and speech therapy teams work with both children and adults to restore loss of function from illness, injuries, developmental disorders and aging. At Ochsner, you’ll receive a comprehensive assessment, a customized treatment plan and personal attention – everything you'll need to get you feeling (and moving!) like yourself again.

Therapy Services

Physical therapy focuses on improving mobility, strength and function. It uses exercises, stretches and other activities to help your body work better if you have an injury or medical condition that impairs your function. Physical therapy helps you get stronger and move better.

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Occupational therapy helps you do everyday things easier. It focuses on improving fine motor skills, memory and mental processing, and sensory processing to help people to participate in their daily occupations. Occupational therapy can also help you adapt you environments, movements and tasks to support greater independence.

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Speech therapy, also known as speech-language pathology, focuses on communication and swallowing disorders. It helps people improve communication through speaking and language skills, fluency and voice quality. Therapists also work on swallowing difficulties caused by conditions like Parkinson's disease or premature birth in babies.

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Our Specialties

Orthopedic physical therapy is all about helping your bones, muscles and joints work their best. If you've had an injury or surgery, orthopedic therapy can help you heal faster and get back to doing things you enjoy. Orthopedic physical therapy could benefit you if you have one or more of the following:

Neurologic rehabilitation is like a special workout for your brain and nerves. It's for people who have had problems with their brain or nervous system, like a stroke or injury. This type of rehab helps them relearn skills and movements that might have been affected. It uses exercises and activities designed to improve balance, coordination and strength. Neurologic rehabilitation may be right for those who have been diagnosed with one of the following:

  • Stroke or TIA (mini-stroke)
  • ALS
  • Brain or spinal cord injury
  • Concussion
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Other progressive neurological diseases

At Ochsner, our approach to neurologic rehab is multi-disciplinary and combines physical, occupational and speech therapies along with collaborative physician care.

If you love playing sports but got hurt, sports physical therapy can help you get back in the game. It focuses on treating injuries from sports activities, like sprains, strains or fractures. It can even help you recover from a sports-related surgery. A physical therapist guides you through exercises and techniques tailored to your sport and injury.

Our sports therapy team treats the issues that plague the pros and weekend warriors alike:

  • ACL injuries
  • Running injuries
  • Throwing injuries
  • Surgical rehabilitation

We also take an interdisciplinary approach, working closely with athletic trainers and orthopedic doctors to treat the whole athlete. Our extensive care also includes:

  • Return to activity program
  • Gait lab
  • Athletic training partnerships
  • Sideline support

But sports PT isn't just about fixing the injury. It's also about preventing future ones. By teaching you how to move better and stay strong while playing sports, physical therapy can leave you feeling even stronger than before.

This type of physical therapy focuses on the unique needs of women's bodies, specifically targeting the health and strength of muscles in the pelvic area.

  • Pregnancy and post-partum recovery
  • Pain with urination or sex
  • Prolapse
  • Incontinence
  • Men's prostate care

Pediatric therapy is all about helping kids grow, learn and do things on their own. As with adult rehabilitation, it includes physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy - each focusing on different parts of a child's development. While we may think of therapy like exercise, it's all about play when it comes to kids. Your child may benefit from rehabilitation if they are diagnosed with developmental delays, genetic disorders, learning disabilities or Autism.

  • Physical Therapy (PT): PT for kids is like playtime that helps them move better. It's for children who might have trouble walking, running or playing. Physical therapists use fun exercises and activities to make muscles stronger, improve balance and help with coordination so kids can move and play more easily.
  • Occupational Therapy (OT): OT for kids is all about learning skills for everyday activities. It helps with things like writing, getting dressed or using utensils if a child finds those tasks tricky. Occupational therapists use games and activities to teach these skills, making it easier for kids to do things by themselves.
  • Speech Therapy (ST): ST is for kids who might have difficulty talking or understanding words. This therapy helps them speak more clearly, improve their language skills and communicate better. It also helps if a child has trouble eating, swallowing or with other mouth movements.

Our team of therapists are dedicated to making growing up a little bit easier - and a lot more fun!

Rehabilitation for chronic pain isn't just about reducing pain: It's about improving daily life despite the pain. At Ochsner Therapy & Wellness, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to chronic pain therapy. Our Functional Restoration and Healthy Back programs center on physical and occupational therapy with supporting education in mindfulness and pain management. These options focus on empowering people by giving them the knowledge and skills to better cope with their pain.

Chronic pain therapies can benefit those with pain from the following:

  • Injury or accident
  • Surgery recovery
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes

Cancer treatment can take a toll on the body, and rehabilitation plays a crucial role in helping patients recover and regain strength during and after treatment. Rehab for people with cancer focuses on improving physical function, managing treatment side effects to improve your quality of life throughout your journey with cancer. It includes specialized support to address issues like fatigue, weakness, pain and difficulties with movement.

Supporting your traditional clinical treatment methods, our team offers specialized physical and occupational therapy as well as acupuncture and lymphedema care.


At Ochsner, our therapy team members collaborate to ensure every patient receives comprehensive, personalized care. Our services include:

  • Health coaching. Coaches work with patients to improve health and wellness by setting goals and working to achieve them.
  • Integrative wellness. Specialists use complementary, integrative techniques such as acupuncture and cryotherapy to treat pain and improve overall wellness.
  • Occupational therapy. Occupational therapists work with patients to improve their ability to participate in activities of living, including bathing, dressing, eating, using adaptive equipment and other activities. We also offer hand therapy, driving evaluations and more.
  • Pediatric therapy and wellness. Our dedicated pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapists specialize in working with children who have developmental delays, injuries, diseases and other conditions.
  • Physical therapy. Physical therapists help reduce pain and restore mobility through exercises designed to strengthen muscles and improve balance.
  • Speech therapy. Speech therapists help patients with speech, language and voice disorders improve their ability to communicate.

Our therapists work closely with physicians to develop the best course of treatment for every patient. For example, patients with Parkinson’s disease may benefit from various forms of therapy, and therapists collaborate with physicians to determine the patient’s needs and coordinate therapy with other forms of treatment.

Our therapists are highly experienced in treating various conditions, including rare diseases. We offer therapy services for pain and loss of function related to:

  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Amputation
  • Arthritis
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction
  • Brain injury
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concussion
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow pain
  • Fibromyalgia (post-surgery)
  • Hand pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neck and back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Sciatic pain (sciatica)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Stroke
  • Tendonitis
  • Vestibular/balance disorders (such as vertigo)
  • Work-related injuries
  • Wound care
  • Wrist pain

Integrative wellness encompasses alternative methods of healing, such as acupuncture, which involves inserting fine needles into the skin to treat pain and other conditions. These methods are complementary to traditional treatments and focus on improving well-being.

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Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Therapy and Wellness

Therapy and Wellness Locations

Therapy & Wellness - Burbank
5444 Burbank Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness - Youngsville
302 Lafayette St.
Youngsville, LA 70592
  • Clinic | Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wellness/Fitness | Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness - Townhouse
111 Pasa Place
Lafayette, LA 70503
  • Clinic | Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wellness/Fitness | Monday–Friday: 5 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wellness/Fitness | Saturday: 7 a.m.-noon
MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness - Dulles
2115 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Clinic | Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Wellness/Fitness | Monday–Friday: 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Wellness/Fitness | Saturday: 7 a.m.-noon
MTS Physical Therapy and Wellness - Breaux Bridge
1400 Rees St. , Suite D
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital Medical Office Building
4212 West Congress St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Lafayette General Orthopedic Hospital
2810 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70506
  • : 3:32 p.m.-3:32 p.m.
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Raceland
162 Acadia Drive
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner SMH Therapy & Wellness – Front Street
114 Gause Blvd. West
Slidell, LA 70460
  • Weather Alert: Hours Jan. 16, 2024: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Picayune
1839 Cooper Road , Suite 100
Picayune, MS 39466
  • Weather Alert: Hours Jan. 16, 2024: 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Functional Restoration Clinic
2820 Napoleon Ave. , Suite 610
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70836
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Hammond
1109 CM Fagan Drive, Colony Square , Suite 101
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-noon
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Gonzales
13025 LA-44 , Suite 101 - 103
Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Monday: 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Ochsner Medical Center North Shore
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
  • Weather Alert: Hours Jan. 16, 2024: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Destrehan
105 Plantation Road
Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Tchoupitoulas
5300 Tchoupitoulas St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Weather Alert: Hours Jan. 16, 2024: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Laplace/River Parishes
506 Rue de Sante
LaPlace, LA 70068
  • Monday & Wednesday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - O'Neal
2077 O'Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - Michoud
13800 Old Gentilly Road , Building 101, Suite 101-1-EC32; Gate 9A
New Orleans, LA 70129
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-4:30 a.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Mandeville
1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1
Mandeville, LA 70471
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness for Children
3211 North Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70002
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Belle Meade
605 Lapalco Blvd. , Suite A
Gretna, LA 70056
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Ochsner Fitness Center
1200 South Clearview Parkway Suite 1200
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Elmwood
1201 South Clearview Parkway , Building B, 1st Floor
New Orleans, LA 70121
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
  • Open 24/7
Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza
2820 Napoleon Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115
  • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Therapy & Wellness: Mon – Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Veterans
850 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70005
  • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ochsner Health Center - O'Neal
16777 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ochsner St. Anne Hospital
4608 Highway 1
Raceland, LA 70394
  • Open 24/7