Surfer shows waves of appreciation to PT after shoulder surgery

BTC helps surfer Ted LeClercq get back to riding waves after shoulder surgery

Ted LeClercq lives an active, healthy life. In fact, his favorite pastime is surfing. Earlier this year, he was afraid he would never surf again after discovering he would need shoulder surgery.

“Things have just been breaking on me recently,” said Ted. “First my calf muscle, then this shoulder injury. I want back into an active life quickly!”

After trying non-surgical treatments he determined he needed shoulder surgery. Following his surgery, Ted, with the recommendation of his physician, called Baudry Therapy Center to start physical therapy rehabilitation immediately.

“I’d been a patient at Baudry Therapy Center before and I know how important good physical therapy is to a successful recovery.  Rich and his team provided me with aggressive options to get back to surfing.”

Baudry did intensive physical therapy that included a comprehensive evaluation to develop a strategic plan. For Ted the plan was easy. Do whatever it takes to get it right.

“First, we needed to regain his range of motion. Then, we focused on getting his shoulder muscles firing again,” said Rich Baudry, Owner, Baudry Therapy Center. “We utilized tools like dry needling, ASTYM and manual therapy techniques to help him get there. With rehab, each case is unique with its own share of challenges.”

Ted needed to recover motion quickly and then strengthen. He responded well to therapy.

“I believe having a concrete goal is so important,” said Baudry. “Over the last month of rehab, we focused on functional restoration activities, specific to regaining the ability to swim and thus be able to surf.”

Ted’s experience is a great example of what having a goal, staying focused and hard work can do.”

Ted walked into the clinic and declared his goal to surf Folly Beach again in just 3 short months. The determination and fire could be seen in his eyes. He worked extremely hard during his time at Baudry and and it certainly paid off.

In April 2017, Ted mounted his surf board and crushed not only the waves, but his goal, in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

“When you break you want to get better quickly. Each time I’ve broken and broken significantly, Baudry Therapy Center has helped me get better and better quickly. To me, that’s essential for leading an active, fun life.”

Now Ted is back to riding the wave of an active life!

Soccer player returns to the field after knee injury

Knee injury doesn’t stop soccer player from playing

Rory Maxwell has been playing soccer for over 20 years, most recently in the New Orleans Coed Soccer league at City Park. While playing on artificial turf, he made a cut and immediately felt his knee give out.

“I wasn’t in that much pain and was able to limp off the field, but my knee just didn’t work right,” said Rory. “Over the years playing sports, I’ve seen many ACL tears but those were associated with instant pain. My pain level was low so I was optimistic about my injury. I didn’t want to go under the knife, so I researched other options.”

“While standing in a friend’s wedding with BTC’s Joshua Bryant, DPT, Josh told me about Baudry Therapy Center and assured me that he would get me back to playing sports without surgery. So I decided to give it a shot.”

“Josh taught me the proper running technique and how to change directions. Within 6 weeks, I was able to start jogging and eventually play soccer and kickball again,” said Rory.


Physical therapy at BTC pinpointed the areas that Rory needed extra emphasis through the whole chain of movement.

“Josh had me work on plyometrics and took me through return to sport tests, which gave me confidence that my knee was strong enough to take the movements involved with playing sports. I also lost some weight working during my time at BTC, as well as built up leg strength to a higher level than before my injury.

Josh Bryant said, “When I first talked to Rory after his knee injury he was concerned that he needed surgery and would not be able to play soccer again. He was unsure about what direction he should go in and had little knowledge about PT. Following the evaluation, we came up with a plan, defined some goals, and put a timeline on his return to soccer. After this Rory’s attitude changed and he was ready to get to work. After 6 weeks of PT Rory was running again pain free and had full confidence in his knee. Rory recently ran the crescent city classic for the first time and said his legs feel better than ever.”

“The physical therapists at BTC are very friendly and knew exactly what was needed to heal and strengthen my body,” said Rory. They safely pushed me out of my comfort zone and helped progress my recovery.  I enjoyed working, sweating and learning new exercises that I still use today.”

Living with pain is not really living

If you are someone you love is experiencing pain, consult a physical therapist today. You only get one life, so make sure you’re living yours to the fullest!  Invest in your #1 asset – your health.  Call Baudry Therapy today if we help you get back to LIFE!


Dry Needling alleviates hip pain for DJ McConnell

Hip pain alleviated with dry needling and physical therapy

DJ McConnell lived a very active life until a wrong move while exercising initiated extreme hip pain. Here’s DJ’s story about how Baudry Therapy Center helped alleviate his hip pain and returned him to doing the activities that he loves.

About 5 years ago I resumed working out after a 7-month “break”. Stubbornly, I attempted to jump back into my old routine without giving myself time to progress. At the time of injury, I was preforming woodchoppers with a BOSU ball. I made a chopping motion to the left side and felt immediate, sharp pain wrap around my right hip and buttock. It radiated into my groin and down the lateral side of my right leg.

I was scared. It hurt to sit, drive, jump, run, bend, etc.  My back was stiff. At the time, I worked as a floor nurse so it made my work difficult. I complained a lot, but never got help I needed.

Living with a certain amount of pain became the norm. In fact, I accepted that I would no longer be able to work out, drive for long periods of time, run or repeatedly throw a ball.

I was always concerned about causing a “flare up” which I did often and the emotions that followed were full of frustration. I did all I could to remain as active as possible, but it was not easy.

Treatment Plan: Dry Needling, Manual Therapy and Functional Exercise

Josh Bryant, DPT treated me with IATSM, manual therapy and functional excercise for my hip pain and the injured soft tissue that supports and allows hip movement. He taught me how to move with my hips separate from my low back, which was something I had not done for 5 years because I was compensating for pain.

Everything has changed, especially my concept of body movement. I no longer live with pain, and I am more confident in my movement. My back and hips feel great.  Long drives in the car are no longer painful, and my love for the deadlifts (after a lot of retraining) has returned.

I religiously perform the stretches I was taught in therapy and over time have grown to look forward to them. My flexibility and my strength has increased. That might seem obvious, but I was terrible about warming up and stretching in the past. I cannot stress the importance of hip mobility enough.

Baudry Therapy Center helped me get back to life

Ultimately, Baudry Therapy Center, with the help of Josh, has allowed me to return to the activities I love. The thing I most regret was not getting help sooner.

Not only was the therapy and treatment tailored perfectly to my needs but I also felt listened to. Because of some insurance issues I explained to my therapist the need to get as much out of treatment in as few visits as possible. We agreed that we would shoot for a goal of “x” visits provided that I was performing the functional movements safely and in a way that would promote the overall goal. That seemed both reasonable and appropriate. In the end, I was fine with the way the treatment progressed and ended. Finally, when my therapist told me that if I had concerns or questions in the future not to hesitate contacting him, I know he meant it.

Josh Bryant, DPT said, “Once DJ and I came up with a plan he was very focused and determined to get back to his prior level of function. He fully committed to making changes to his desk at work, exercise routine, and lifestyle in order to get the results he wanted. This along with his positive attitude allowed him to be successful.”

Living with pain is not really living

If you are someone you love is experiencing pain, consult a physical therapist today. You only get one life, so make sure you’re living yours to the fullest!  Invest in your #1 asset – your health.  Call Baudry Therapy today if we help you get back to LIFE!