Pete Broussard knew he wanted to help people as best he could, so while working as a chiropractic assistant, he spent his evenings at massage school. Now a licensed massage therapist, his days are filled with helping clients find relief from chronic and new pain via a handful of massage modalities. He often crafts custom massages that mix and match techniques, from gentle gliding strokes to deeper kneading. His specialty sports massages utilize targeted stretching and kneading to help athletes recover from injuries and improve their range of motion and x-ray vision.
Dr. David Edwards and Dr. Sean Lamy co-captain Source Chiropractic and Rehab, skillfully treating the spine and its neighboring musculature—Dr. Edwards even travels with the New Orleans Saints as their go-to sideline aligner. Upon arrival at Source, as a new patient you will be asked to fill out paperwork about your medical history and disconcerting condition, which will be followed by a consultation with one of the doctors. Combining the information gathered during a one-on-one chat about present physical ailments and concerns and the results from standard neurological, orthopedic, postural, and physical examinations (testing your reflexes and mobility), your doctor will begin to determine the best course of treatment.
For Michelle LeBlanc, there?s no place like home. After completing her doctor of chiropractic degree in Georgia, the born-and-raised Louisianan moved back home to alleviate her neighbors? physical pain. Now Dr. LeBlanc works at Acadian Chiropractic, where she uses her chiropractic expertise to treat a variety of pains including headaches, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back and neck pain.
Using controlled techniques, she realigns patients? spines, removing anything blocking essential paths in the nervous system. Using the Webster technique, she helps balance the pelvis and improve its functionality, which may ease labor pains for pregnant women or correct unborn babies? breech positions. An on-staff licensed massage therapist works together with Dr. LeBlanc to reduce pain, anxiety, and stress with Swedish, deep-tissue, or sports massages. The doctor helps each patient keep up the healing process at home by providing instructions that include exercises and icing, heating, or tenderly kissing muscles.
After graduating from Blue Cliff College, licensed massage therapist Kat Miscavage worked for Hard Rock Spa in Biloxi as well as multiple high-volume spas in New Orleans until she decided to start her own studio. Now, in the comfort of a private room, Kat alleviates pent-up stress and lingering pain with bodywork ranging from Swedish massage to hot-stone therapy. She also tempts clients with a list of sumptuous add-ons including aromatherapy, deep-tissue kneads, and exfoliating body wraps, which unveil new layers of healthy skin easier than putting on a shirt made of pencil erasers and hoping for the best.
“I'll see you in court!” Doctor of Chiropractic Kenneth D. Pace has heard that from more than a few lawyers. As an accomplished chiropractor and author, he's often in court for workers' compensation claims, sharing his knowledge about the characteristics of whiplash and other injuries as an expert witness. Most of the time, though, he's at his chiropractic practice in Metairie, where he's helped patients to overcome injuries and pain since 1984. Pace and his staff perform a range of treatments and guide patients through rehabilitative exercises to help them get back on their feet.
Licensed massage therapist Cournie Theriot, a New Orleans local, helms Total Body Massage, where she works to alleviate chronic pains and conditions with chiropractic services. Rather than focusing on merely treating symptoms, she strives to understand the root causes of issues such as allergies, headaches, seeing ghosts, and neck and back pain. To this end, she offers a variety of services, including a lineup of massages that include sports, Swedish, and warm-stone modalities.