Alix Sorrel’s journey to becoming a board certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist and opening her own practice began with a simple desire that blossomed into a passion: to help people take the steps necessary to make their body a complete, whole and fully integrated unit.
“I want people to learn how to move in a way that their body works for them rather than against them,” she says earnestly.
At a young age, Alix was profoundly moved when she attended physical therapy for a sports injury.
Changed by what she experienced, Alix recognized her life’s mission, and set out to fulfill her passion. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology/ Human Movement from Louisiana State University in 2006, and after deciding to take her education to the highest level earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Saint Augustine in 2008. She continued to further her education and expertise by obtaining a Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapy Specialist.
Today, Alix is living her dream. She opened Integrated Physical Therapy in 2012, fulfilling the mission she set for herself many years ago…allowing her to integrate Pilates Rehabilitation into her physical therapy practice.
“I enjoy providing one on one Physical Therapy Treatment and Pilates wellness services to my clients,” she says proudly.
Alix is a local Educator with Polestar Pilates Education and a Certified Pilates Instructor through National Pilates Certification Program. .
Her unique practice of physical therapy involves the following:
- Integrating manual therapy, dry needling, women’s health adversely affected by pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as pre/postnatal conditions, and incorporating Pilates rehabilitation
- Using a qualitative approach treating the body as a whole
- Helping clients gain full range of motion and efficient movement
- Successfully treating acute or chronic pain
“In January 2013 we expanded the practice by adding a fully equipped Pilates studio with qualified Pilates instructors providing Pilates Instruction,” Alix says. This expansion allows patients discharged from physical therapy to continue with Pilates wellness classes – taking them on their way to wholeness and wellness.
Also keeping her busy are the pride and joys of her life, her daughter Emma and her son Carter.
“I enjoy travelling, snowboarding, paddle-boarding and fishing whenever I can,” she says. “But what I love more than anything is nurturing and being a mother to Emma and Carter.”
At Integrated Physical Therapy, Alix’s unique approach to physical therapy and nurturing personality will lead you on the path to experiencing your body behaving in the optimal the way it was designed. Call to make an appointment or stop in today!
Charley was born and raised here in Louisiana and she and her husband live in the heart of Breaux Bridge. Her love for movement came at a very young age. She started dancing at two years old and continued throughout highschool at her Mother’s dance studio, Dance Graphics. When she graduated highschool she began teaching dancing two to three nights a week. She was then introduced to Pilates and immediately found a passion for it. She enjoyed connecting the art of dance to Pilates. Charley took a Polestar Gateway course in Lafayette and quickly connected to Pilates repertoire. She went through the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Program here at Integrated Physical Therapy in 2015. When she finished the program, she started teaching right away and in 2016 she became a Certified Pilates Instructor through the National Pilates Certification Program. She balanced college, teaching at Dance Graphics, and teaching here at Integrated. After graduating college in Business Management Charley took the full time position as office manager here and continued as an Instructor. She loves showing others how movement can do so much for the body. Seeing and learning the many ways that people move their body has always excited her!
Shonda was born in Natchitoches, and now lives in Youngsville with her husband and 3 children. She has always had a passion for challenging movement and exercise. Shonda has a passion for teaching those who really want to change their bodies and deepen their understanding of movement. She continues to learn about the body and loves helping people feel their best through movement.
When Shonda began her personal Pilates journey, she was attracted to the total mind/body focus that the exercises demanded. Shonda looks forward to meeting each client where they are and create a program that will guide them towards a sense of simultaneous ease, strength, length, and awareness within the mind-body!
She earned a Bachelors of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. After working in the nursing field for 14 years she decided to go through the Polestar Pilates instructor training program after she fell in love with Pilates. Shonda loved that it was challenging while also leaving her feeling fantastic afterwards.
Shonda has run 3 marathons, trained for a NPC bikini competition, enjoys weightlifting and bodybuilding. She also enjoys soaking in the amazing arts and culture scene in Lafayette. Her intention has always been to help people lead healthier lives and feels that sharing her passion for Pilates and movement is a great way to do so!