My pain was so bad it was impacting my running and making my training very difficult and painful. With their help I was able to achieve my goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon! I am so thankful to all the staff for all they did for me and making me feel like I was…
This place is amazing. The people are outstanding. I love the way they explain what to do and why and will remind you when you forget. They are kind and realize you may be hurting. They are always timely and friendly. I thank all of you.
I came to BRPT Lake at the Lee Drive location after ACL reconstruction and meniscus surgery. Jamie, Donna and YuYi have all been just wonderful! I’ll be glad when therapy is over, but I will miss all these ladies.
Best place ever. I had at least 4 separate injuries/surgeries where I needed therapy for my knee and back. Each time Tyler, Seth and crew got me back on track. You can’t beat their personal attention to your specific needs.
Meet the Staff
Gus graduated from the Louisiana State University, School of Allied Health, in 1986. Eight years later, he completed the Gulf Coast Graduate Institute of Manual Therapy Residency Program, focusing on advanced evaluation and treatment of orthopedic conditions with the use of mobilization and manipulative techniques. After completing the 18-month program, Gus received certification as a Level 2 Manual Therapist. He has earned the prestigious Fellowship status in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, and received his Orthopedic Certified Specialization distinction in 1994, with recertifications in 2004, and then again in 2014. In 2010, Gus received his DPT from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. With over 30 years of clinical experience, he has treated a variety of high school, collegiate and professional athletes. He has used Astym® treatment since 2001 on a wide variety of orthopedic patients and has been a national instructor for this treatment since 2003. Gus has completed level I and II training in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) or Dry Needling through Kinetacore, in addition to Kinesiology Taping and is an Active Release Technique practitioner for the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine. Dr. Gutierrez has enjoyed working with athletes and athletic trainers over his career and currently serves as the team therapist for a number of high schools as well as an LSU Track and Field physical therapist. He has been practicing physical therapy with BRPT-Lake since 1986.
Dr. Weber is a native of Laplace, Louisiana. He graduated from Louisiana State University and received his Master of Physical Therapy degree in August 2003 from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2013 from Evidence in Motion Physical Therapy Institute in Louisville, KY. Dr. Weber’s clinical interest is in the treatment of orthopedic patients, particularly sports medicine and work-related injuries. He is a manual therapist and is Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Weber is a certified ART and ASTYM system provider. He has also completed level I and II training in Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) or Dry Needling through Kinetacore. Dr. Weber has been practicing physical therapy with BRPT-Lake since 2003.
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Ms. Martin is a native of Gonzales, Louisiana and is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the LSU School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Ms. Martin is a certified ASTYM system and ART provider. Her interest is in the treatment of orthopedic patients, particularly workers’ compensation and sports medicine. She also performs functional capacity evaluations and does pre-placement screens. Ms. Martin has been practicing physical therapy with BRPT-Lake since 1997.
Dr. Heard is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2015. In 2018, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX. Hailey is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She joined BRPT-Lake in 2018.
Ms. Couvillion graduated from LSU School of Allied Health Professions in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. After graduation, Ms. Couvillion worked in acute care and in rehabilitation hospitals in New Orleans. In 1999 she earned the added credential of Certified Hand Therapist. Ms. Couvillion worked at Crescent City Physical Therapy in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and relocated to Ascension Parish and BRPT-Lake in 2006. Ms. Couvillion’s clinical expertise includes hand/upper extremity disorders and CancerFit as she is trained to perform lymphedema management. Ms. Couvillion is a certified ASTYM system provider.
Ms. Ali is a native of Prairieville, LA. She earned her Associate’s degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2003. Ms. Ali is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. She joined Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake in 2004.
Mr. Brunet is a native of LaPlace Louisiana. He received his Associate’s Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from Delgado Community College in 1999. Mr. Brunet has been a clinical instructor for Delgado’s PTA program since 2011. He has received advanced proficiency rating from the APTA in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy in 2010. Mr. Brunet is also the recipient of the 2011 LPTA Distinguished Service Award. He now resides with his family in Gonzales and joined BRPT in 2018.
A native of Paulina, LA. Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. Then went on to graduate from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in 2019, receiving an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting.