Staff

Bogalusa

  • Byron Blackwell: B.S. Biology Millsaps College, Jackson, MS 2000
  • Master’s in Physical Therapy from Arkansas State University 2002

Covington

Brian Cochran, PT, MCMT

briancochran@carephysicaltherapy.net

  • B.S. Microbiology, Louisiana State University, 1997
  • M.P.T. Physical Therapy, LSUHSC New Orleans, 2004
  • Physical Therapy, LSUHSC 2004; B.S. LSU Baton Rouge, LA 1997
  • Post Graduate Education:
    • Mastery Certificate of Manual Therapy, 2011
    • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling, 2012
    • LSVT BIG – Certified for Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders
  • Special Certifications:
    • Mastery Certificate Manual Therapy
    • LSVT BIG
    • SFMA
    • Fellowship Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    • Electrodiagnostic Testing

Lorenzo Resendez, DPT

  • DPT from University of St. Augustine, 2019
  • B.S. Texas A&M University, 2016
  • Special Certifications:
    • LSVT BIG
    • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Sports
    • Orthopedics
  • Hobbies: golf, basketball, working out, spending time with friends and family

Sarah Thiel Mitchell, DPT

  • DPT from University St. Augustine, 2019
  • B.S. University of Southern Miss, 2015
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Pediatrics
    • Orthopedics
    • Neurological Conditions
    • Women’s Health
    • Wheelchair Assessments
  • Hobbies: playing with my dog Bear, working out, hiking, reading
  • Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S., Delgado CC, 2014
  • Special Certifications:
    • IASTM
    • LSVT BIG
    • Taping
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Return to Sport
    • Functional Strengthening
  • Hobbies: fishing, weightlifting, golf, cooking

Sarah Ladner Cimo, PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S., Delgado CC, 2015
  • B.S. Southeastern Louisiana University, 2010
  • Special Certifications:
    • LSVT BIG
    • IASTM
    • Taping
    • Nerve Conduction Velocity Testing
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Vestibular Disorders
    • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Hobbies: reading, working out, kayaking

Amber Donovan, PTA

  • Physical Therapist Assistant A.A.S., Delgado CC, 2014
  • B.S. McNeese State University, 2008
  • Special Certifications:
    • Kinesio Taping
  • Areas of Interest:
    • Orthopedics
    • Geriatrics
  • Hobbies: traveling, hiking, bike riding

Franklinton

  • Southeastern Louisiana University 1989 – 1992 Student Athletic Trainer
  • PT, Louisiana State University School of Allied Health, 1994
  • Post Graduate Education:
    • Spine Care with McKenzie Manual Therapy Emphasis
    • Credentialed in Therapeutic Dry Needling 2014

Ponchatoula

Jonathan Mitchell, PT, ATC

jonmitchell@carephysicaltherapy.net

  • B.S. Human Performance with Athletic Training Emphasis, University of Southern Mississippi, 1999
  • M.P.T. Physical Therapy, LSUHSC New Orleans, 2005
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, head athletic trainer, Baton Rouge Kingfish professional hockey team 2000-2003
  • Post Graduate Education:
    • ASTYM
    • Therapeutic Dry Needling
    • LSVT BIG
    • Level 1 Maitland
    • ART – lower extremity

Hattiesburg

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Billy Cochran, PT, CSCS

billycochran@carephysicaltherapy.net

  • B.S. Kinesiology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1996
  • PT, Hogeschool van Amsterdan Institute of Physical Therapy, 1999
  • Post Graduate Education:
    • Credentialed in Therapeutic Dry Needling 2014
    • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)
    • MedX Spinal Rehabilitation Trained

Craig Morris, PTA

  • Associate of Applied Science, Delgado Community College New Orleans, LA, 2007

Kacee Rose, PTA

  • Associate of Applied Science, Baker College, Allen Park, Michigan, 2010

Paige King, PTA

  • Associate of Applied Science 2012
  • Physical Therapist Assistant Licensed in Mississippi and Louisiana
  • Pearl River Community College
  • Mississippi State Certified ASL interpreter 2014 to present

Sumrall

Stephanie Elkins, DPT

Dr. Stephanie Elkins is a physical therapist at CARE Physical Therapy in Sumrall, Mississippi. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, as well as her Master’s in Education in Biomechanics from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

Dr. Elkins has been a practicing therapist since 2009 and has practiced in multiple states and in various settings including outpatient rehabilitation centers, home health, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities. In 2019 Dr. Elkins became a united dry needling certified therapist in the state of Mississippi.

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy Baker College, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Master’s in Education in Biomechanics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL