Contact Info

  • Physical Therapist
  • Guidry Physical Therapy Services, LLC
  • 61700 hwy 434 Unit D
  • Lacombe, Louisiana 70445
  • 985 882 8427
  • johnpaul@guidrypt.com
  • www.guidrypt.com

 Academic Background

I received my bachelors in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2005 and my Doctor Of Physical Therapyfrom University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine Florida in 2008. 

Specialties & Certifications

  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Athletic & Training Background

 Personally I played a variety of sports growing up soccer, baseball, basketball and golf.  I played basketball and baseball through my high school years.  After that I participated sports recreationally i.e, football, soccer, baseball/softball and basketball through intramurals in college and adult recreational leagues since then.  I currently play a lot of golf in my spare time as well.  I have lifted weights since high school but never really seriously got into it until probably the last two to three years.  I have been getting into more power lifting style lifting but have not competed in anything to this point although it is a goal of mine eventually.  I am also currently in the process of becoming more proficient in the weightlifting movements (snatch and Clean & jerk) with the help of former National Champion and World Team member Matt Bruce and his team.

Current Role Working With Athletes

I opened my own clinic about three and a half years ago in a small rural town about 45 minutes north of New Orleans, LA.  I see a variety of patients ranging from post operative conditions, acute sprains and strains, work related injuries, sports injuries and chronic pain.  I have worked with local high school and college athletes in a variety of sports, cross fitters, and weekend warriors rehabbing them from surgery, pain or injury.  My focus is on helping the athlete get out of pain and move better then progressing towards improving their performance and ultimately returning to their sport or activity pain free. As a physical therapist I enjoy working with other professionals such as coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, trainers, etc in utilizing a team approach in helping each athlete reach their individual goals.

Professional Philosophy

 At my clinic I offer 45 minutes to an hour of entirely one on one treatment sessions with myself.  I do not use techs or aides for treatment.  I use a mix of manual techniques, patient education, pain science education, breathing patterns, exercise focused on graded movement, novel movements, and movement variability all aimed at help each person reach their functional, work related, recreational or performance based goals.  I believe that treatment should always be individualized and that each person should have at least a basic understanding of their injury and pain and how to best progress for their individual goals and needs.  I also know that there is not one best way to move and we all should have some variance of movement variability.  I base my evaluation andtreatment on the current evidence as well as my clinical experience.

"Strive for progress, not perfection" - unknow