Meet our Team!


Woody Ortego PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Regional Manager
Clinical Manager – Lafayette - College Road office

Woody Ortego earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University-Houston in 2012. He is a native of Eunice, LA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science degree from the University of Louisiana—Lafayette. After graduation from TWU, he moved back to the Acadiana area to be closer to family and friends and joined the staff at Precision Rehabilitation in September 2012.

In 2016, Woody completed the fellowship program with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, obtaining his FAAOMPT. This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years of postgraduate training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training. In 2018, Woody was honored to join the faculty at The Manual Therapy Institute allowing him to help train physical therapists enrolled in the orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship program.

Woody decided he wanted to be a physical therapist at a very young age. His father was in a vehicle accident and was paralyzed from the neck down. His father said many times that if it was not for his physical therapist he would not be functioning as well as he is today. Woody attended physical therapy too due to multiple sports injuries through-out high school. Both he and his father’s experiences planted the desire for Woody to become a physical therapist. His personal experiences allow him to relate to his patients’ and understand a lot of the pain and frustrations they may be going through. His education allows him to help patients with their own injuries and improve their quality of life.


 

Ross Landry PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Clinical Manager – Abbeville office

Ross Landry earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans in 2013. He is a native of Abbeville, LA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Louisiana—Lafayette. After graduation from LSUHSC-New Orleans, he returned to Acadiana to be closer to family and friends. Ross joined the staff at Precision Rehabilitation in November 2013.

In 2018, Ross completed the fellowship program with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, obtaining his FAAOMPT. This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years of postgraduate training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training.

Ross decided he wanted to be a physical therapist after he tore his rotator cuff pitching in his junior year of high school. His passion to help others in similar situations drove him to become a physical therapist. Since graduating, Ross has gained experience working in home health, inpatient acute care, as well as, outpatient physical therapy.


 

Michael Smith PT, DPT, OCS
Clinical Manager – Lafayette - Kaliste Saloom Office

Michael Smith earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University-Houston in 2017. He is a native of Lafayette, LA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Human Movement from Louisiana State University. After graduation, he moved back home to be closer to family and friends and joined the staff at Precision Rehabilitation in August 2017.

Michael is currently enrolled in a fellowship program with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years of postgraduate training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training. Michael began his training in 2017.

Being raised in a family of healthcare providers, he knew he wanted to work in a profession that made a different in people’s lives. Michael first became interested in physical therapy after sustaining a severe ankle injury in junior high while playing basketball. It quickly became evident to him that good physical therapy can help provide a faster return to normal activities. He enjoys spending one-on-one time with his patients, being able to provide hands-on intervention and having a positive impact on their lives. This drives him to continue to develop into the best possible physical therapist he can be.


 

Catherine “Nicki” Bowen PT, DPT, TPS, CF-L1, 200YRT 
Staff Therapist – Kaliste Saloom Office 

Catherine “Nicki” Bowen earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of St. Augustine – Austin, TX in August of 2020. She is a native of Ville Platte, LA and earned a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. Nicki joined the staff at Precision Rehabilitation in July of 2021.

In 2020, Nicki completed her Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS) Certification through Evidence in Motion in partnership with Purdue University. This is the premier certification for healthcare providers to obtain advanced clinical competency in evaluation and treatment of chronic pain. Nicki is also CrossFit – Level 1 certified and a certified Yoga instructor. These certifications provide her with knowledge to connect with her patients who are involved in a variety of fitness and physical activities.

Nicki has always been passionate about health and wellness. She attended physical therapy after experiencing an accident. This experience ignited her passion for helping others overcome pain through physical therapy. Her personal experiences allow her to empathize with her patients and understand the pain they are experiencing. Her education allows her to help patients with their individual injuries and improve their quality of life. She believes that you are more than just your physical body, and she is proactive for patient education and advocacy.


 

Mallory LeBoeuf PT, DPT 
Staff Therapist – Abbeville Office 

Mallory LeBoeuf earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine - Austin, TX in 2020. She is a native of Perry, LA and graduated from Abbeville High School. Mallory earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in August 2017.

Mallory is currently enrolled in the Elite Therapy Solutions Residency Program. This is an orthopaedic residency program that is a postprofessional planned learning experience, approved through the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship, comprised of a curriculum encompassing the essential knowledge, skills, and responsibilities of an advanced physical therapist. Mallory began her training in 2021.

Mallory became a physical therapist after watching her father struggle with chronic pain. She knew she wanted to be able to help him one day, as well as other people like him, get back to life without pain. Her favorite part about being a physical therapist is being able to interact with people that come from all walks and backgrounds of life. She enjoys having the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, not only physically, but emotionally and mentally as well.


 

Rachel Wernke PT, DPT
Staff Therapist – Lafayette – College Road office

Rachel Wernke earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2018. She is a native of Tallahassee, FL and earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida State University in 2015. After graduation, she moved to Lafayette, LA and joined the staff at Precision Rehabilitation in August 2018.

Rachel is currently enrolled in a fellowship program with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT). She has completed half of the program. This is the highest level of education in orthopaedic manual physical therapy that consists of two and a half years of postgraduate training and 440 hours of one-on-one fellowship training. Rachel began her training in 2018.

Rachel always knew she wanted to be in a field that would be helping others improve their quality of life. She broke her ankle in college and had to receive physical therapy. She loved the one-on-one, hands on care she received and immediately knew this was the field she wanted to pursue.  She loves having the opportunity to be a positive impact on her patients’ lives.


 

Sarah Arceneaux
Marketing Representative

Sarah earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2019 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2017. She takes pride in being a double alumna from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a proud supporter of the Ragin Cajuns. Sarah is a former Ragin Cajun softball student-athlete and enjoys connecting her athletic experience and education in the physical therapy industry.

Sarah is a native of Broussard, LA. She joined Precision Rehabilitation in April of 2018 as the Marketing Representative. Sarah looks forward to growing the Precision brand in the Acadiana area while witnessing the positive experience physical therapy brings to those in the community.


 

Christopher Avel
Patient Services Supervisor

Christopher Avel earned a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Chris grew up in Crowley, LA where he gained his interest in the medical field due to his father being diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Chris joined Precision Rehabilitation as a clinical aid in October 2014, and after some time was promoted to Office Manager. He strives to provide excellent customer service and enjoys the relationships he develops with both patients and staff.


 

Sarah Ryder
Patient Service Representative – College Road Office

Sarah is a recent graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is a native of Alexandria, LA. Sarah has always felt driven to the medical profession, but was never sure where she would fit best. When she joined the team at Precision Rehabilitation, she knew she was where she was meant to be. It wasn’t long before Sarah identified how much physical therapy can help others in their day-to-day life. Sarah is pursuing a career as a physical therapist because of her passion for helping people and having a positive impact on their lives.