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.
Baton Rouge, LA
Meet the Staff
Dr. Laurent is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2002 and his Master of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2005. In 2016, Derek received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions. Mr. Laurent’s clinical interests involve treatment of orthopedic injuries including sport and work-related injuries. He 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. Mr. Laurent has been practicing physical therapy with BRPT-Lake since August 2005.
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Crowder is a native of Denham Springs, La. He received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2014. In 2017, he earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from LSU Health New Orleans. Dr. Crowder is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He joined BRPT- Lake in May 2017.
Dr. DiMario is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2015. In 2018, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport.. Dr. DiMario has completed Level 1 of Intramuscular Manual Therapy (IMT) / Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) through Kinetacore and is also a certified ASTYM provider. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). She joined BRPT-Lake in June 2018.
Ms. Bueche is a native of Arabi, Louisiana. She is a 1985 graduate of the LSU Medical Center School of Allied Health Professions with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She received advanced certification in upper extremity treatment, is a Certified Hand Therapist, and also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. Ms. Bueche has advanced training in the areas of neurodevelopmental treatment for the adult neurological population, vestibular rehabilitation, and lymphedema management (UE, LE, and head/neck). Her clinical expertise involves hand/UE disorders/injuries, lymphedema management, vestibular rehab, work related injuries/job site evaluations, and adult neurological conditions. She is a certified Astym system provider. She is director of the OT department and clinical coordinator for OT student interns. Ms. Bueche is a past President of Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association and has held several positions on the Board and Executive Board since 1991. She was recognized as “OT of the Year” in 2013 by LOTA. She is a past instructor and Board Member since 1988 for the Arthritis Association of Louisiana. She is actively involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Louisiana including service as a First Connection volunteer. She maintains an active membership in American Occupational Therapy Association, Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association, and American Society of Hand Therapists. Ms. Bueche has been practicing with Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake since 1987.
Ms. Gilbert is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. She received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2016, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Dance from Louisiana State University in 2009. She joined Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake in 2016.
Ms. Babin is a native of Baton Rouge, LA. She received her Associate of Science in Physical Therapist Assisting and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2014. She joined Baton Rouge Physical Therapy-Lake in 2014.
Mrs. Brittney Anzalone Aucoin is a native of Baton Rouge, La. She completed her Associates degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2006 and then returned to obtain her Health Science Bachelor’s degree. Mrs. Aucoin is an active member of the America Physical Therapy Association, as well as, the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. She has been a PTA with Baton Rouge Physical Therapy- Lake since 2006.
Dr. Howington is a native of Tallulah, LA. She received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2015. In 2019, she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr Howington is a certified ASTYM system provider and an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA).
Dr. Melanie Sanvi is a native of Houma, Louisiana. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2017. Following her time at LSU, Melanie earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas. Dr. Sanvi is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).