Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO Designated Level Two WellSpot by Louisiana Department of Health

We’re proud to announce that Baudry | BRIO has been designated a Level Two WellSpot by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) for our commitment to making healthy choices easier. WellSpots are organizations or companies that have made small, sustainable changes toward improving health and wellness.

“Becoming a WellSpot location was a “no brainer” for us because health and wellness is what BRIO is all about. Our mission is directly aligned with this program and we share a common passion to help patients and employees live happier, healthier lives.” said Rich Baudry, Owner, Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO. “It’s a perfect way for us to demonstrate we practice what we preach.”

In order to receive this prestigious WellSpot designation, Baudry | BRIO met the following wellness benchmarks:

  • Be a smoke-free and tobacco-free location.
  • Incorporate breastfeeding friendly policies.
  • Implement a worksite wellness program.
  • Provide consistent, health messaging and education for patients and employees.
  • Promotion of the 5210 Let’s Go program, promoting healthy workplace nutrition for employees and patients.
  • Promotion of pre-diabetes and heart health awareness.
  • Adoption of a healthy nutrition policy during workplace meetings and events.

Well-Ahead Louisiana’s designation includes three levels of WellSpots, Level One, Level Two and Level Three.  Level One requires the highest number of Well-Ahead benchmarks have been met.

The WellSpot designation comes at an ideal time for Baudry Therapy Center | BRIO, as we’ve recently launched our new corporate wellness program, BRIOFIT WORKS, aimed at helping companies lead their employees to optimal health.

“We’re proud of the healthy environment we’ve created at Baudry | BRIO and look forward to continuing to participate in the Well-Ahead Louisiana initiative.  But, we’re taking our passion to other companies and helping them do the same through BRIOFIT WORKS.  With simple education and self- directed activities, our physical therapists help companies improve musculoskeletal and physical health by building a culture of health performance in the workplace,” added Baudry. “Essentially, it’s helping other businesses adopt a similar wellness mindset and furthering the mission of Well-Ahead Louisiana.”

For more information on the Well Ahead Louisiana initiative and resources available, please visit

For more information on BRIOFIT WORKS and how this program has helped Louisiana companies, click here.

Life lessons learned at the Special Olympics

A special privilege for the BRIO team

The BRIO team was fortunate enough to participate in the Special Olympics Spring event in Baton Rouge last weekend. While we were strictly there to volunteer, it was US who learned valuable life lessons from these exceptional athletes.

Valuable Life Lessons Learned:

1.) Don’t give up when it gets hard.

Life isn’t about winning or losing. It’s about giving your best effort and enjoying the ride. Some might say that these individuals have been dealt with a “tough hand”, but they don’t see it that way and neither should we.  We can learn from these athletes who have to work harder for everything that they have. But they persevere through it all and they EARN their success and we should, too.

2.) Be grateful for your gifts.

It was truly awesome to watch these athletes, both children and adults, try their hardest regardless of the outcome. They weren’t concerned with winning, rather they enjoyed the competition and still “hugged it out” afterwards. No poor sports at this competition!  It was so refreshing to see the positive attitudes and the larger-than-life smiles following each competition.  They were truly grateful for their gifts.

3) Love others willingly and without reservation.

We witnessed genuine love and appreciation from this group. Their love is infectious and it does not discriminate. We should all strive to imitate their love for others and share their positive light.

It was amazing to watch these athletes find success in their effort, joy from the competition and cultivate friendships with other athletes from across Louisiana. But most importantly, they had fun and that is what it’s all about.

“Being a part of the Special Olympics event was truly a privilege for the BRIO team. It reminded us what is truly important in life,” said Rich Baudry.

A Special Kudos

Shout out to the BRIO team who volunteered their time to perform healthy athlete screens at the Special Olympics Spring event: Kevin Dessauer, Elliott Baudry (Rich’s son), Courtney Blanco (Rich’s niece), Eliza Miller (Jen’s daughter) and a team of physical therapists and therapy students.  Kudos to the the event organizers: Brian Laird, Brock Banos, Katelyn Navarro, DPT, and  Emilie Leslie, DPT. 

About the Special Olympics Louisiana

The mission of Special Olympics Louisiana is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.If you are interested in donating to the Special Olympics, please CLICK HERE.

Determine your BRIO Difference in 2018

Leo Flotron’s insights to cultivating change within

It’s been 30 days since many of us made New Year’s resolutions. How are you doing with your goals? Do you need a little motivation to make those daily changes so you can make 2018 the best year yet?  Baudry | BRIO wants to help you make those little changes that will help you achieve your 2018 goals.

As BRIO client Leo Flotron says, “It’s the little things that you do, that you don’t have to do, that will always determine the difference, when it’s too late to do anything about it.”

This January, we were fortunate to have Mr. Leo Flotron come celebrate our 2018 Inspiration board and share some lessons with our staff. Mr. Flotron has had a long impressive career as a  salesman for Benson Mercedes on Veterans Blvd in Metairie. His quote above will serve as the foundation for all of our successes and growth this year.

Leo shared many amazing stories emphasizing and highlighting the fact that it IS indeed the little things you do that make the biggest differences in the end.

As he says you have to keep working at it, “tink, tink, tink”, until you get there. Then, you must keep working hard to stay there.

Leo says that “change is hard for everyone, but it is in change that all growth and achievement is gotten”.

Leo’s 5 steps to cultivate change within:

  1. Keep a positive attitude, ALWAYS. No other trait will produce as much for you as a positive enthusiastic attitude. Make it a priority, every day.
  2. Work hard and give it your FULL effort – As his grandfather told him when he was 8 years old, “Leo, there’s only two things you can control in this life…your attitude and your effort. Don’t ever let anyone outwork you.”
  3. Read. Read. And Read Some More.– Perpetual learning is necessary for growth and continued success. Read the words of your hero’s and the the people you look up to. Many of the strategies that I use every day, I’ve picked up from other people.
  4. Develop GOOD habits – Everyone is influenced by 3 things:
    • what you feed your mind.
    • the people with whom you associate.
    • your environment and the information you let in.
  5. Associate with positive people. We cannot succeed alone. Recognize the value of those around you to make you better.

It’s time to make a difference and start with those small changes that add up to a happier, healthier you!  How will you determine your BRIO difference?

Come visit us at Baudry | BRIO and we will help you realize your inner BRIO.

Our expert physical therapists can help you set SMART goals that are manageable and customized to your body’s ability.  Our 2018 Inspiration Board will give you ways in which you can make daily changes that add up to a happier, healthier you! Call us today at 504.841.0150 and make your appointment.