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Therapy & Wellness

Why choose Ochsner Health for therapy and rehabilitation?

At Ochsner Therapy & Wellness, we're leaders in helping people get better and feel their best. We offer top-notch services in physical, occupational, and speech therapy, making us one of the biggest and most skilled teams for outpatient rehab. We've seen it all and treated all kinds of conditions, so we know how to help you recover and thrive. Our team holds an impressive number of specialty certifications and post-graduate degrees. We use the newest tools and exercise equipment, along with creative ways to help you heal, always making sure you're the most important part of our care plan.

Our physical, occupational and speech therapists help kids and grown-ups get back the abilities they lost because of sickness, getting hurt, growing up differently, or getting older. When you come to Ochsner, we'll carefully check what you need, make a plan just for you, and give you all the attention you need to start feeling like yourself again.

Choosing Ochsner Therapy & Wellness means picking a team that's all about leading the way, using new ideas, and being a strong support system for our community. We're here to inspire you, show you what's possible, and work together to overcome any challenge on the way to feeling great.

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.

FAQs

Ochsner therapy and wellness offers physical, occupational and speech therapists dedicated to your rehabilitation. 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.

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:

Musculoskeletal injuries

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle and foot pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Sciatic pain (sciatica)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Wrist pain


Work-related injuries

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

Neurological Disorders

  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Dysphagia
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Vestibular/balance disorders (such as vertigo)


Speech and language disorders

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Articulation disorders
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Language delay
  • Swallowing and feeding disorders


Other Diagnoses

  • Amputation
  • Bladder or bowel dysfunction
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Lupus
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spina bifida


    At Ochsner Health, our wellness services offered are integrative and health coaching. 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. Our wellness program also features 1-on-1 health coaching.

    We offer self-enrollment, but also work with primary care physicians and specialists to get you the care you need.

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    Therapy and Wellness Locations

    Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Bay St. Louis
    149 Drinkwater Blvd.
    Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
    • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Diamondhead
    4550 Shepherd Square , #2
    Diamondhead, MS 39525
    • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Elite Training Complex – 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
    • : 3:10 p.m.-3:10 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
    • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Picayune
    1839 Cooper Road , Suite 100
    Picayune, MS 39466
    • Mon – Fri: 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
    • 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
    • Monday–Thursday: 7 a.m.-6:15 p.m.
    • Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
    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