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!
In addition to managing the office and Pilates Studio at Integrated, Charley has been a Pilates Instructor with our team since 2016. She graduated from ULL in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Throughout her college career, she worked here at Integrated and at her mothers dance studio, Dance Graphics. Charley danced for 16 years and has continued to teach dance in addition to Pilates. She has always had a passion for movement so when she was introduced to Pilates, her worlds collided and everything aligned. She started her training with a mat gateway Course through Polestar Pilates Education then continued with the full comprehensive course here at Integrated. Charley received her certification and started teaching right away.
When asked what brings her joy in her work she states: “Teaching people how to consciously and properly move not just in Pilates classes but also in their everyday lives is so rewarding!”. She enjoys working with people who want to get to know and be in tune with their own body. Charley understands that every body is different and finding appropriate exercises and movements for each individual is her strong suit. Her students’ ages range from 7 to 90 years old.
She currently lives in the heart of Breaux Bridge where her and her husband enjoy fishing trips in the basin. She also loves spending time with her husband, J.T. and their dog, Tubb. Charley’s favorite color is pink and she is always up for some dancing!
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!