The Therapy Center provides exceptional care in New Roads

Alisha Jarreau admits that she’s pleasantly surprised at how well The Therapy Center is doing since she opened for business last October.

“My original vision was for The Therapy Center to be a complete center for physical therapy and wellness and I’m so happy with where we are,” said Jarreau. “The response has been phenomenal.”

So phenomenal in fact, that The Therapy Center recently added another therapist, Theresa Bowman, DPT, as well as more services.


Alisha H. Jarreau, right, and Theresa Bowman of The Therapy Center.

Alisha H. Jarreau, right, and Theresa Bowman of The Therapy Center.

Located at 1160 Hospital Road, suite 100 in New Roads, The Therapy Center is a comprehensive physical rehabilitation facility that provides hands-on care and customized treatment plans for physical therapy and speech therapy. Jarreau said occupational therapy will be added soon.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State in Health and Exercise Science, Jarreau earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Heath Sciences (Fla.) in 2006. She then gained valuable knowledge and skill working with a number of therapists and at various clinics in the Capitol Region and Pointe Coupee Parish.

“I learned as much as I could by observing so I could become a well-rounded therapist and I’ve brought that experience with me here,” said Jarreau. She provides many types of physical therapy procedures and specializes in orthopedics (including joint and spine mobilizations and pediatric patients).

Most recently, The Therapy Center has added Functional Dry Needle therapy, the only clinic in Pointe Coupee that offers the specialty.

“It uses the same needle as acupuncture where there’s muscle dysfunction by getting the trigger point to relax. It’s a good adjunct to traditional protocol. It’s very effective and accelerates recovery.”

Bowman, who is from Rosedale, graduated from St. Augustine with Jarreau and she while she treats orthopedic conditions, specializes in neurotherapy (strokes, nerve disorders, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries) and much more.

“Eventually, we will offer complete wellness programs and add more cardio equipment,” said Jarreau. “It will be pay per day — no contracts.”

Jarreau said The Therapy Center also offers free consultations, meaning 10 to 15-minute informative conversations with a therapist to determine goals and the best way to achieve those goals.

“If we feel that you could benefit from physical therapy, we can help facilitate the intake process for you,” Jarreau said.

The Therapy Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information or to make an appointment, call (225) 638-4455, email, visit or friend their Facebook page. The Therapy Center is in-network with most major insurance carriers.

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