Staff

Physical Therapists

 
 
 
Chris Purvis PT, ATC, MS, CSCS

Partner/Administrator
(225) 295-8183
cpurvis@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Chris Purvis PT, ATC, MS, CSCS is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989. In 1994, he received his Athletic Trainer Certification (ATC) from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, and in 1995 received his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology (Cardiac Rehab curriculum) from LSU in Baton Rouge. He was certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in 1993. He is also certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Instructor (HFI) and by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AAFA) as a certified personal trainer. 

Chris’s primary interests are in rehabilitation of both general and sport specific orthopedic conditions especially to the shoulders, elbows, knees, and ankles. He enjoys using his certifications in strength and conditioning to promote fitness and wellness training in order to improve health, wellness, and overall quality of life.

Chris has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA) for more than 30 years. He serves as a Medical Wellness Advisor for the Medical Wellness Association (MWA) and is also a member of the International Health Racquet and Sport Club (IHRSA) and the Medical Fitness Association (MFA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Chris has served as a speaker/presenter at multiple national conventions of IHRSA and the Club Industry Association speaking on various topics pertaining to physical therapy in the health club setting.

Fabian Roussel, MS, PT, ATC


Partner/Clinical Director                       Industriplex Blvd Clinic
(225) 295-8183
froussel@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Fabian Roussel, MS, PT, ATC is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Broadmoor High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1989. He received his Master of Science degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Physiology (Cardiac Rehab curriculum) from LSU in Baton Rouge in 1995. He is credentialed by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Louisiana Trainer’s Association as both a national and state Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). He is also certified through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health/Fitness Instructor (HFI) and by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AAFA) as a certified personal trainer. 

Fabian’s primary interests are in treating a variety of orthopedic and post-operative conditions. He also has extensive experience with sports rehabilitation and has treated numerous elite level/professional athletes. He is a certified ASTYM system provider. He is also trained in Level 2 of Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore.    

Fabian is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA).

 

 

Scott A. Dickie, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS

Partner/Clinical Director                       Dutchtown Clinic/Brusly Clinic
(225) 744-7325
sdickie@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Scott A. Dickie, PT, DPT, COMT is a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana and a graduate of Edward Douglas White High School.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Nicholls State University in 1986. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1993. In 2007, Scott completed his post graduate Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Ola Grimsby Institute when he successfully defended his dissertation. 

Scott’s primary interests are in manual therapy of the spine and extremities as well as performing Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE), utilizing the Blankenship System since 1996. Scott is a certified ASTYM system provider. He is also trained in Level 2 of Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore. His number one goal is to return patients to pre-injury status.

Scott is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He has been involved in the LPTA workers compensation legislation over the past several years. Scott enjoys golf, traveling, reading, and spending time with his family.

 

 

Jason Greene, PT, MPT, OCS

Partner/Clinical Director                                Perkins Rd. Clinic 
(225) 769-6161
jgreene@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Jason Greene, PT, MPT, OCS is a native of Maringouin, LA and is a graduate of False River Academy. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 1998. He received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2000. He began working with Peak Performance in 2002. In 2010, he became Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Orthopaedic Specialties. He also received his certification in golf fitness instruction from the Titleist Performance Institute in 2008.

Jason’s primary interests are in orthopaedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, shoulder and knee rehabilitation, spinal mobilization and stabilization, postural assessment and correction, pre and post surgical rehabilitation, and golf fitness screening and conditioning. Jason is a certified ASTYM system provider. He is trained in the Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore.  He is also involved in the sports outreach program for area high schools which provides complete sports medicine coverage and is the co-coordinator of physician marketing as well as other referral programs. Jason is also trained in the Level 2 Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore.

Jason is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He and his wife, Leigh, have 4 children and live in Baton Rouge, where he is very involved in the community and church activities. His interest in physical therapy began with personal experience from his sports related injuries while playing football as a defensive back at LSU in 1994. He believes in providing comprehensive care to allow people to return to their highest level of functioning in life with improved performance in work, sport, or leisure.

 

  

 

Steven Wilson, PT, DPT

Partner/Clinical Director                     Denham Springs Clinic/ Maurepas Clinic

(225) 667-8989

swilson@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Steven Wilson, PT, DPT is a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana and a graduate of Denham Springs High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2007. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans in 2010. He joined the Peak Performance team shortly after graduation and works at our clinic in Denham Springs.

Steven’s primary interests are in orthopedics, sport-specific therapy, knee and shoulder rehabilitation, spinal stabilization and mobilization, as well and general strengthening and conditioning. He is a certified ASTYM system provider. He believes in taking a comprehensive and individualized approach to each of his patients, and is dedicated to returning his patients to sport, work, and life as quickly and as safely as possible.  Steven is also trained in the Level 2 Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore.

Steven is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). ). He participates in numerous men’s basketball and football leagues in the local area and is a self-proclaimed “weekend warrior.”

 

 

Benjamin Wilson, PT, DPT

Partner/Clinical Director                             Denham Springs Clinic/Hammond Clinic

(225) 667-8989

bwilson@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Benjamin (Ben) Wilson, PT, DPT hails from Denham Springs, Louisiana and graduated from Denham Springs High School.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2002.  He received his Master of Physical Therapy degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2004.  Most recently, Ben received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Evidence In Motion Institute of Health Professions.

Ben is a certified practitioner of Trigger Point Dry Needling Levels I and II.  He is also certified in administering Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE) using the Blankenship System.

Ben is a member of the American Physical therapy Association and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association.  He and his wife, Claire, have two children and reside in Denham Springs.  His interests include anything family and sports related.

  

 

Alex Baronich, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist/Clinical Director                 Monterrey Clinic

(225) 924-1088

abaronich@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Alex Baronich, PT, DPT is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Catholic High School.  Alex received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama in 2010.  He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014.  After practicing Physical Therapy in Montgomery, Alabama for 1 year, Alex returned to Baton Rouge to work in the same capacity with Peak Performance at the Industriplex clinic.

Alex's interests are in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, as well as joint mobilization.  He has completed training in advanced manual therapy techniques and is a certified ASTYM system provider.  Alex is also trained in the Level 1 Therapeutic Dry Needling technique through Kinetacore. 

Alex is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA).  His interest in Physical Therapy began after ankle injuries that he sustained while playing football in high school and college.  Alex also enjoys outdoor activities, exercising and spending time with his family.

 

Tom Guidroz PT, DPT

Physical Therapist/Clinical Director                                         Mid-City Clinic

(225) 831-1300

tguidroz@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Tom Guidroz PT, DPT earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2006. With over 15 years of experience in an orthopedic physical therapy setting and inpatient experience as well, Tom has vast knowledge in treating a broad range of orthopedic injuries including managing post-operative knee and shoulder injuries. He holds both Level 1 and Level 2 Dry Needling certifications, and is Graston Technique certified. Tom is passionate about creating personalized treatment plans, tracking patient progress and adjusting approaches as necessary.

Tom is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). He is from New Roads, LA and resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Emily, and their children. Tom is known for his cooking skills and his passion for LSU Football.

Mark Cheralla PT, OT

Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist/Clinical Director       Office Park - Return to Work Clinic

(225) 201-0002

mcheralla@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Mark Cheralla PT, OT went to LSU in Baton Rouge for his prerequisite coursework and then attended LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy and his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy in 2002. He has been working in the field of outpatient physical therapy since graduation and has worked with all types of orthopedic and work-related injuries. He is certified in Levels 1 and 2 Dry Needling and also in the Graston technique. Mark is also fluent in Spanish.

Mark is originally from Metairie, LA but has lived in Baton Rouge since finishing PT school. He resides in Baton Rouge with his wife, Carmen, and their three children.

Josh Alexander DPT                     

Physical Therapist                                                      Denham Springs Clinic

(225) 667-8989

jalexander@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Josh Alexander DPT is from Denham Springs, LA and is a graduate of Denham Springs High School. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology, with a concentration in Human Movement, from LSU in 2017. Josh then graduated from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in 2021 where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He began working as a physical therapist for Peak Performance in June of 2021 and is currently working at the Denham Springs clinic.

Josh's primary interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy, and pre- and post- operative rehab. He is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needlling through Revolution Human Physical Therapy. 

Josh is currently a resident of Denham Springs and in his free time enjoys anything sports related, as well as spending time with his family and friends.

Morton 'Marty' Aime PT                              

Physical Therapist and CCCE                                        Industriplex Clinic

(225) 295-8183

martya@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Morton 'Marty' Aime PT received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy from LSU-New Orleans Campus in 1995. He has specialist certifications in orthopedics and geriatics, and has recently been granted Emeritus status with these specializations. In 2013, Dr. Aime obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. He is currently in the dissertation phase at LSU in pursuit of his Ph.D. with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership and Research. His clinical interests include treating both orthopedic and geriatric patients, with a special interest in treating those patients deemed to be at-risk for falling.

Shannon Juneau PT

Physical Therapist                                                         Dutchtown Clinic

(225) 744-7325

sjuneau@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Shannon Juneau PT is a mom of three, wife, and has over 22 years of experience as a physical therapist. She is an Ascension Parish resident and graduated with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from the LSU Health Sciences Center after receiving her undergraduate, Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Shannon first became interested in physical therapy after recovering from multiple athletic injuries in high school and having a passion for learning about the human body. She has worked in multiple therapy settings including outpatient, inpatient, and home health, but outpatient has always been her favorite. Shannon is certified in functional Dry Needling and has enjoyed learning and applying this form of treatment for over 8 years. 

In her spare time, Shannon enjoys spending time with her very busy family, cooking, and doing yoga. 

Sadie Manuel DPT

Physical Therapist                                                        Perkins Clinic

(225) 769-6161

smanuel@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Sadie Manuel DPT is a native of Ville Platte, LA. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2012. She went on to earn a Master of Science Degree, with a concentration in Exercise and Sports Science, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2015. In 2020, Sadie graduated from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, TX with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Sadie sees a variety of diagnoses including general orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, chronic pain, and sports related injuries. She is certified in Levels 1 and 2 of Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Sadie's interests include nutrition, holistic medicine, cooking, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her two Australian Shepherds.

Carl Guidry DPT

Physical Therapist                                                    Perkins Clinic

(225) 769-6161

cguidry@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Carl Guidry DPT is from Denham Springs, LA and is a graduate of Denham Springs High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercsie Science from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2018. Carl received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport in 2022 and joined the Peak Performance team in May 2022.

Carl's primary interests in the physical therapy field include sports rehabilitation, general orthopedics, post-operative orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, and vestibular intervention. He is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Revolution Human Physical Therapy. He approaches each patient with a functional mindset and prescribes interventions to improve quality of life with specific activities.

Carl's hobbies include sports, hunting, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Eric Alphonso DPT

Physical Therapist                                                 Mid-City Clinic

(225) 831-1300

ealphonso@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Eric Alphonso DPT is a native of Ponchatoula, LA. He graduated from St. Thomas Acquinas High School and then received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from LSU in 2018. He subsequently earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU) in Baton Rouge in 2022. Eric joined the Peak team shortly after graduation.

Eric is interested in orthopedics, sport-specific rehabilitation, and manual therapy. He is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Fran U. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and enjoys exercising, football, playing with his dog, and spending time with his family and friends.

Haley Fontenot Leblanc DPT

Physical Therapist                                                  Brusly Clinic

(225) 749-8980   

hfontenot@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Haley Fontenot Leblanc DPT is a native of Lafayette, LA. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from the LSU Health Science Center in Shreveport in 2021. After practicing physical therapy for a year in Monroe, LA, Haley moved to Plaquemine to work with Peak Performance in Brusly. Haley is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling Levels 1 and 2 and enjoys using manual therapy techniques to treat orthopedic conditions. 

Haley resides in Plaquemine with her husband, Mason.

Ashley Fontenot MPT

Physical Therapist - PRN                                                  Multiple Clinic Sites

Ashley Fotenot, MPT is a native of Baton Rouge and a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University in 2002. She went on to receive her Master of Physical Therapy Degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2005. Ashley began working with Peak Performance in 2007 and curently works as a PRN therapist covering one of Peak's many locations.

Ashley's interests are in orthopedic rehabilitation and geriatric and balance therapy. She has worked in various settings since receiving her degree but enjoys being back in the outpatient clinic. Ashley enjoys traveling to different Peak locations and working with the entire Peak team. She resides in Baton Rouge with her husband, Mike, and their two children.

Aaron Kelly PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant                                 Denham Springs Clinic

(225) 667-8989

aaronk@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Aaron Kelly PTA is a native of Vidalia, LA. He graduated with an Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting (PTA) from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2015. He began his career as a PTA in a Skilled Nursing Facility working primarily with the geriatric population. Aaron joined the Peak staff as a PTA in 2016 and is Level 1 Certified with Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization techniques (IASTM). Aaron's favorite part of being a PTA is building relationships with patients and being able to assist them in reaching their rehab goals...mainly watching them return to the things they enjoy the most.

Aaron currently resides in Holden with his wife, and enjoys playing music, being outdoors, and spending time with family.


Fallon Cavalier PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant                               Brusly/Port Allen Clinic

(225) 749-8980

fallona@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Fallon Cavalier PTA is a native of Addis, LA and a graduate of Brusly High School. She has an Associate's Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge. Fallon has completed a Level 1 Soft Tissue Manual Tool Certification and she enjoys helping patients at any age with orthopedic problems or balance training.

Fallon resides in White Castle and enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and family.

Hannah Copeland PTA 

Physical Therapist Assistant                                 Perkins Rd Clinic

(225) 769-6161

hcopeland@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Hannah Copeland PTA is a native of Baton Rouge and graduated from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in 2021 with an Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Hannah began working with the Peak team in the fall of 2021 and loves being part of a group that helps patients get stronger, faster, and better.

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys quilting, painting, and other creative endeavors.

Kirsten Williams PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant                                Dutchtown Clinic

(225) 744-7325

kwilliams@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Kirsten Williams PTA is from Crescent City, California, a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to Prairieville in early 2022. Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis from Humboldt State University in 2018. She received her Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting in 2021 from Great Falls College-Montana State University.

Kirsten is passionate about sports rehabilitation, orthopedics, and helping all patients meet their goals.

Kirsten enjoys being outdoors (especially the beach), dancing, watching baseball, and reading.

Leilani Padilla PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant                                 Mid-City Clinic

(225) 831-1300

lpadilla@peakphysicaltherapy.com

Leilani Padilla PTA is a native of Puerto Rico and a graduate of Leesville High School. She has an Associate's Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting from Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City, LA. Leilani enjoys helping patients with any orthopedic problems.

Leilani resides in Baton Rouge and enjoys playing with her puppy, traveling, and spending time with family.