"We help people recover from injuries quickly and completely without the use of medication, shots or surgery so they can live the active pain free lives they want and deserve."
Paul Jones, Owner
Paul Jones, Physical Therapist and Owner of Jones Physical Therapy:
Paul Jones was born and raised in Scotland and educated in England. He came to the US in 1990 and began his career working in hospitals with acute orthopedic patients. Since that time he has worked in a wide variety of healthcare settings including outpatient care, industrial rehabilitation and ergonomics before founding Jones Physical Therapy in 2006.
Paul is active in his profession as the Northshore delegate for the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA) and has acted as a policy advisor to the Louisiana State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. He is a member of the Student Advisory Committee for the Delgado Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program. Currently he is working to create a new Electronic Medical Records system specifically for Physical Therapy providers.
Rachel Jacobs, Physical Therapist:
Rachel Jacobs is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Madisonville Officeof Jones Physical Therapy. Rachel evaluates patients at their initial visit and formulates a plan of care to solve their problems and get them back to the things they enjoy.
She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2013. Her professional interests include Kinesiotaping, Dry Needling and Manual Therapy. Rachel has also published research on predicting falls in the elderly.
The most rewarding part of Physical Therapy for Rachel, is helping patients return to their prior level of function whether it’s being able to transfer and walk, or return to high level competitive sports.
Rachel grew up in Slidell and Syracuse NY. She and her Husband Bryan recently moved to Covington. Rachel’s other interests include Crossfit, hiking, travel and animal advocacy.
Gabrielle Demarie, PTA:
Gabrielle (Gabby) Demarie is a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Madisonville Office. Gabby’s mission at Jones PT is to progress patients through the Physical Therapist’s Plan of Care and get them the best possible results.
She received her degree from Our Lady Of the Lake College in Baton Rouge LA in 2013. Her professional interests include orthopedics and sports medicine. She is currently working towards a Kinesiotaping certification.
Originally from Denham Springs, Gabby now lives in Bedico with her husband, Ryan Demarie and they are expecting their first child in July 2018. In her free time Gabby competes in Crossfit and enjoys outdoors activities such as camping, hiking and canoeing.
Mason Porter, Physical Therapist:
Mason Porter is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the Hammond Office of Jones Physical Therapy. He performs evaluations on new patients to create a plan of care that will address a patient’s pain and dysfunction so they can get back to living their lives.
Mason received his Bachelor of Kinesiology from Southeastern Louisiana University while also playing football for the Lions football team. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Missouri State University in 2016 along with his wife, Jenny. Mason enjoys working with all patient populations with special interests in orthopedics and sports medicine. Mason is currently working towards his manual therapy certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy.
He discovered his passion for physical therapy from the perfect combination of being able to make a difference in people’s lives and his love of sports and physical activity.
Mason and his wife moved to Hammond after finishing school in 2016. They have a beautiful baby girl, cat named Julio and a dog named Roux. Mason enjoys sports, traveling with his wife, and spending time with friends.
Ian Goodwin, PTA:
Ian Goodwin is a Physical Therapist Assistant at the Hammond Clinicand will guide and progress patients through their plan of care using exercises and other procedures with the goal of returning them to pain free living.
Ian attended Southeastern Louisiana University for prerequisite courses and received his Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Delgado Community College in 2016. His professional interests include manual therapy and Kinesiotaping. Being a people person, he loves getting to know his patients and helping improve their lives.
From Albany, Louisiana, Ian is a longstanding local resident of the Hammond area. His interests include sports, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Cecilia McMullen, LMT:
Cecilia McMullen is our lead Licensed Massage Therapist at our Hammond location. Cecilia assists the Physical Therapists and PTAs with progressing our patients in their plan of care. She formulates the proper tissue manipulation to ensure the patients are progressing/relaxing as per their individual goals.
Cecilia studied foreign language and literature at Southeastern before opening a bar in New Orleans. While working her business in New Orleans, she found her love for Massage Therapy and decided to pursue her new dream. She studied Massage Therapy at Delta College.
Cecilia finds it most fulfilling to progress a patient with each and every visit. Having patients return even AFTER their plan of care has been finished is something she enjoys the most.
Cecilia comes to us from Abita Springs, although she spent most of her childhood in Mexico. Cecilia is bilingual. She returns home every day to a house full of boys on a lovely spread of land in Albany.
Charlotte Johnson, LMT:
Originally from Alexandria but spent most of her life in North Carolina, Charlotte is our lead Licensed Massage Therapist at our Madisonville location. Before deciding to finally follow through on a long held desire of becoming a massage therapist, she spent several years in the food and beverage industry.
After moving back to Louisiana in 2014, she realized what a great opportunity she had to seize her dream of helping people for a living and thus enrolled at Delta College. She completed the school’s program in March 2016 and has been continuing to study new and different techniques ever since.
Even though not all messages are designed for relaxation, one of her favorite things is when clients are relaxed enough to fall asleep, especially the chronic pain clients. “I love that my job allows me to assist people in feeling well enough to get back to their favorite daily activities.”
Lacey Guillot, Patient Care Coordinator:
Lacey is our Patient Care Coordinator for both locations. If you see us on Facebook or any social media site, if you see us out in the community or if you get a call from us checking in on you, more than likely Lacey is behind it. She comes to us from Baton Rouge (...Geaux Tigers!), but has settled home here in Madisonville with her husband, Lon.
Not only does Lacey handle all of JPT’s marketing and community events, but she is also a Level 1 CrossFit trainer at CrossFit Mandeville. During Lacey’s off time she enjoys cooking and (of course) lifting heavy!
“Talking to people and figuring out how I can help them brings me great joy. Being so confident in the team behind me makes the job of helping others so much easier too!”
Laine Guillot, Wellness and Weight Loss Coordinator, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Laine is our Family Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coordinator. She helps people reach their goals and lead healthier lifestyles through nutritional counseling and coaching. She was born and raised across the lake and moved to the Northshore when she was in high school.
She currently resides in Covington. She attended undergraduate nursing school in Jackson, Tennessee at Union University and received her Master’s degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Southeastern Louisiana University. When she’s not teaching clients about nutrition, you can find her in the gym, doing something adventurous outdoors, or spending time with family and friends.
“Helping people reach their goals and empowering them to make healthier decisions is a sincere passion of mine. It brings me great joy that people trust me and let me be a part of their journey to optimize their health.”
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