Short excerpt about Johnny
My journey as a coach has been one of the most rewarding journeys I have taken thus far. During the past 14 years I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from 3 years of age to 73, from first time pregnant mothers, to collegiate athletes, and the newbie who has never stepped foot in a gym. While the people I have coached have a wide range in ability they all have one main thing in common, the ability to accomplish something they never thought was possible. The feeling I get when I have helped someone conquer the unimaginable is the most rewarding and addicting part of this journey. Fitness can be scary and overwhelming, my satisfaction comes from helping people settle those fears and becoming their best possible self.
-CrossFit Level 1
-NSCA personal training certification
-USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach
-United States Marine Corps
My sports massage training began under John Purdy, head trainer at Louisiana State University. From Kevin Faulk, Gabe Northern, David Lafleur, Anthony “Booger” McFarland, these stellar athletes were my introduction into working with elite athletes.
John’s belief in sports massage allowed me to become a part of the rehab and recovery of many LSU athletes. This experience set me up with the belief that all athletes are unique, and so should their massage treatments.
To this day, I structure my sessions around the issues the client presents. My ultimate goal is to get you back on your feet so you can hit life HARD day after day.
- American Massage Therapy Association FOR 20+ years
I have been involved in athletic endeavors most of my life. Growing up in Northern British Columbia, there was plenty of outdoor opportunities and I took advantage of them- hiking, downhill and cross country skiing and A LOT of time on the bike! Road bike racing was my passion and then the advent of the mountain bike brought even more opportunity to take advantage of the outdoors. I eventually found my way into triathlon and at one time even completed 2 Ironman triathlons. A couple decades later… I continue to try and keep my aging body in shape. Unlike many in the medical profession I have found and embraced CrossFit as an incredible way to do so! When done correctly, Crossfit is an incredible and functional workout that addresses all systems and being in a box surrounded by great people and a great community makes it a fun time as well. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to have space in Geaux to see my clients AND to push myself on a WOD a few times a week!I started Physio with two purposes. It is an “out of network” physical therapy clinic and also provides a resource for helping athletes improve performance and address the issues that limit movement. If you have an injury or nagging pain that is affecting your WOD, a quick evaluation and some home treatment may be all you need to get back on track. You don’t have to be hurting to need services; dry needling, mobilization and targeted exercise programs can help improve form, technique and performance. For more involved injuries a few more sessions may be needed. Those needing true physical therapy treatment and not just wellness / performance sessions may be able to be reimbursed by their insurance company for ‘out of network’ services.
My passion is helping others improve and move better! Whether returning from a surgery, dealing with nagging back pain or wanting to improve performance I love helping my clients meet their goals. Physio has been set up in a way that allows me to step out of the usual medical model and spend time one to one with my clients , allowing me to help them achieve their goals quickly.
-Physiotherapy degree from University of Alberta in Edmonton (1994)
-Masters degree in Rehabilitation Science (2001) University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
-Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist through American Board of Physical Therapy
-Certified through the Manual Therapy Institute (2010)
-Fellow of Manual Therapy Institute - I am 1 out of 11 fellows in Louisiana (2013)