OCH Rehab Services at OCH Regional Medical Center has recently welcomed a new physical therapist to the team. Lindsey Landreneau moved to Starkville from Thomasville, Georgia, where she worked at South Georgia Spine and Joint Rehab Center.
Landreneau, PT, DPT, MTC, received her physical therapy degree at Alabama State University in Montgomery in May 2014. In order to better serve her patients, Landreneau earned her manual therapy certification in December 2015 from the Florida Institute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy in Gainsville, FL. Receiving this certification included completing 150 hours of course studies over a year and passing an extensive two-part examination. Landreneau described manual therapy as a “hands-on approach at correcting joint dysfunction” and said almost anyone can benefit from this type of therapy.
“Completing this coursework gave me a deeper understanding of orthopedics and how to choose the best optimal stimulus for healing based on the type of tissue involved, as well as what phase of healing the tissue is in,” stated Landreneau, adding that she has a special interest in treating the spine and TMJ. “It’s so rewarding when my patients tell me, ‘I’ve only had one headache this week,’ as opposed to them having one every day, or when they say ‘I’m pain free,’ or ‘I had a great night’s rest,’” continued Landreneau.
Landreneau is a native of Albany, Georgia. Prior to pursuing her PT degree, she received her bachelor’s of science in athletic training from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2010. During her down time, Landreneau said she enjoys running, playing with her dog, Jackson, and has recently started playing golf.
“I’m really excited about being here in Starkville and applying my manual therapy skills to treat our patients at OCH Rehab Services. The staff has been so great to work with, and the environment is so warm and welcoming!” said Landreneau.
Landreneau is available by appointment Monday – Wednesday and Friday from 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Patients must have a physician referral to make an appointment. For more information about physical therapy services at OCH, call 662-615-3020 or click here.