Claudia Barfield LaBorde, OTR, CHT
Claudia brings more than 25 years of experience to her clinic. A Baton Rouge native and Occupational Therapy graduate of the LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, she is also a Certified Hand Therapist. Claudia has been cited for excellence in her field by the National Federation of Business and Professional Women, and is also a recipient of the Louisiana Small Business Person of the Year Award. She has organized and implemented patient care programs in hospital and clinical settings, has written numerous therapy protocols, and has served as a guest lecturer for professional and civic organizations. She has special training and experience in the treatment of brain injuries and burn patients. As a Certified Hand Therapist, she brings a special expertise to care of hand, shoulder, elbow, wrist and other upper extremity injuries.
Jaime Mendoza, OTR, CHT
With more than 12 years experience as a Hand Therapist and Occupational Therapist, Jaime received his Bachelor's of Science from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He later practiced at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas, in the treatment of burns, hands, neurology, orthopedics and in-patient rehabilitation. His experience includes evaluation and treatment of: level one acute trauma patients including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn injuries, traumatic amputations, gun shot wounds and orthopedic injuries. As a Certified Hand Therapist specializing in the Upper Extremities, Jaime has added to his extensive experience with operative and non-operative injuries of the humerus, radius, ulna, carpal, metacarpal and digits, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder acromioplasties and shoulder and elbow dislocations; various tendon injuries and transfers, nerve lacerations, compression disorders, arthritis and neurological disorders.
Chase Webre, OTR, CHT
Chase Webre, OTR, CHT, has joined LaBorde Hand, Occupational and Physical Therapy Center as a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist. Chase received his Masters of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Louisiana State Health Science Center in New Orleans in 2010. Chase received his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and is a native of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
Chase has gained valuable clinical experience in multiple patient settings where he was able to develop clinical skills in the treatment of outpatient orthopedics, acute care and in-patient rehabilitation, and developmental pediatrics.
Chase has been associated with LaBorde Therapy Center for years. He began his LTC career as a student volunteer and was later hired as a Therapy Tech because of his intense interest and dedication to LTC and their occupational therapy patients. Chase completed his Occupational Therapy student internship at LTC and another specialized hand therapy center. In 2016 Chase received the Certified Hand Therapy designation.
Chase's path to Occupational Therapy was influenced greatly by the experiences he shared with his younger sister, who has Down's Syndrome. It is because of her that he has the utmost respect for people and the desire to help them improve their quality of life. LaBorde Therapy Center is pleased to have Chase make a difference in the lives of the patients of LTC.
Cheryl Troxclair, PT
Cheryl Troxclair, PT brings 21 years of primarily Outpatient Physical Therapy Experience to LaBorde Therapy Center graduating in 1991 from LSU. She has a wide variety of experience including owning her own successful private practice for 4 years.
Cheryl interned at Hughston Sports Clinic in Columbus, Georgia under Tab Blackburn PT who worked closely with Dr. Jack C Hughston and at HealthSouth Sports Clinic under Kevin Wilk PT who worked alongside of Dr. James R. Andrews, both renowned orthopedic surgeons. In these settings, she worked with athletes in their aggressive Sports Rehabilitation programs.
In addition to the extensive McKenzie Certification, Cheryl has a strong background in other Manual Therapy techniques used to treat the Spine & Lower Extremities. This includes specialized training in "Mulligan Techniques, Muscle Energy Techniques, Strain Counter Strain", and even a course taught by Stanley Paris.
She has a strong background in the areas of Movement & Posture attending courses such as "Advanced Functional Movement Screenings" and "Postural Analysis" in addition to being a "Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist".
These along with courses on various Neck, Back, & Lower Extremity Joints and several years working in Industrial Medicine, give her the tools and experience to treat Orthopedic Injuries in a well-rounded fashion that gets results.
As a college freshman she demonstrated a strong commitment to Wellness & Fitness becoming a "Certified Aerobics Instructor" and teaching aerobics for 8 years. Her interest continued in PT school, receiving the "LSU Physical Therapy Research Award" for her project, "Fat Metabolism Occurs at a Higher Rate During Lower Intensity Workloads Than During Higher Intensity Workloads". She is a Certified Weight Trainer, has attended Courses like "Physical Therapy & Yoga" and "Effective Strength Training" and spends her personal time hiking, biking, canoeing, sailing, camping, and scuba diving.
Early in her career, Cheryl was in charge of treating Brain Injury, CVA & Quadriplegics in the rehabilitation wing of a hospital. She did an additional internship in a Rehabilitation Center and worked in California riots with Brain Injury & SCI patients primarily from gunshot wounds. She also has special training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT).
Cheryl has training in the area of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer's disease and has consulted to Rehabilitation Units and Nursing Homes. She is Certified in Wound Care thru IWA and has extensive experience in Work Conditioning and Functional Capacity Evaluation.
LaBorde Therapy Center is very proud to welcome Cheryl Troxclair, PT to our Team.
Beau Saunier, PT, DPT
Beau Saunier is a native of Delcambre, LA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette in 2012. In 2015, Beau graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of St. Augustine.
He has experience in Operative/Non-Operative Orthopedics, Spine Orthopedics, as well as Acute Physical Therapy. During his doctoral work, he took advanced coursework in the evaluation and treatment of the spine, as well as the extremities. Beau has a strong background in Manual Therapy, received advanced training in Joint Manipulation and Myofascial Manipulation.
During his clinical affiliations, Beau was able to work with a focus group; alongside PTs, MDs, and DCs, to develop a lumbar fusion protocol for Seton Medical Center in Austin, TX. He has a special interest in the McKenzie method and wrote a case report detailing the evaluation and treatment using the McKenzie method combined with core strengthening to treat chronic low back pain. Beau is an active member of the APTA, the LPTA, and is also in the orthopedic section of the APTA.
In his spare time, Beau enjoys playing sports, playing guitar, and fishing. Beau is also an avid Ragin’ Cajun and Saints fan and loves cheering them on during football season.
LaBorde Therapy Center is very proud to have Beau Saunier PT, DPT on our Team.
Arlene Millet, PTA
LaBorde Therapy Center is pleased to announce that Arlene Millet, a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with 14 years of clinical experience, has joined our Physical Therapy Treatment Team. Arlene received a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in Secondary Education Biology in 1987. After teaching biology and coaching for 7 years, Arlene knew she wanted to expand her love of biology and science and desire to help people. With this in mind, she completed her Physical Therapy Assistant Associates degree in 1997 from Delgado Community College in New Orleans. Arlene was honored to be named an Outstanding Student in the PTA program. Arlene is able to combine both her teaching experience and treatment of patients and has the unique ability to effectively communicate medical terminology and anatomy to her patients in a way that is easy to understand.
As a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, Arlene will strengthen the Physical Therapy team with clinical experience in the treatment of outpatient orthopedic, geriatric, neurological, and total joint replacement patients. Arlene is dedicated to continue to increase her knowledge and skills in Physical Therapy treatments and attends educational seminars throughout the year. Arlene brings the ability to clearly communicate and motivate a diverse patient population to achieve goals, which allow patient to return to normal function and enjoy the life they want to live.
Along with her dedication to her profession, volunteerism is very important to Arlene. Arlene is very proud to be a Lifetime member and past President of the Junior Auxiliary of Iberia Parish, a non-profit women's service organization with special emphasis on serving children. She also volunteers her time with various events sponsored by the Lydia Cancer Association. Arlene enjoys travel, photography and cooking. Arlene is a native of Franklin, La and currently resides in New Iberia.