Meet Our Staff
Bryan M. Soulie, PT
Bryan is a 1992 graduate of LSU Medical Center’s Health Sciences Center. Bryan began his professional career at Tulane University Medical Center, specializing in orthopedic rehabilitation. He then spent six years as the clinical director for the largest new Orleans based outpatient Physical Therapy provider. He is a nationally certified Clinical Instructor for LSU, University of South Alabama, and University of St. Augustine. For more than 20 years, Bryan has worked with professional athletes, consulted with large industrial corporations, and has been a lecturer for active-duty Military Medical Support Personnel. Bryan is a member of American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA), and is licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi.
Jeanie M. Dufrene, PT
Jeanie is a 2002 graduate of Southeaster Louisiana University receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology/Athletic Training. She completed her Master in Physical Therapy as LSU Medical Center’s health Sciences Center in 2004. Jeanie is currently a member of APTA and LPTA, and is a nationally certified Athletic Trainer. Jeanie’s practice has an emphasis on women’s health issues and geriatric orthopedic joint replacements.
Patrick Childress, DPT
Patrick is a 2007 graduate of Louisiana State University receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Patrick completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at the University of South Alabama in 2011. Patrick is an active member of APTA and LPTA.
Lisa Knecht, PT, DPT
Lisa is a 2012 graduate of University of Southern Mississippi receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She was also a member of the Southern Miss volleyball team. In 2015, she went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Louisiana Health Science Center: New Orleans. Lisa has been with River Region Rehab for a year and a half and enjoys working with patients of all ages, including pediatrics, and assisting them with accomplishing their own personal and family goals. She is an active member of the APTA and LPTA.
Patrick Hennessey, PT, DPT
Patrick was born and raised in Metairie, LA and graduated from Brother Martin High School in 2009. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology Human Movement at Louisiana State University in 2013. He was accepted in physical therapy school at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and where he graduated in 2016. Patrick is heavily interested in Orthopedics and Sports Rehabilitation for athletes of all ages. He performs athletic training for local area junior high and high school sporting events including football, baseball, basketball, track, and more. Patrick is also an active member of the LPTA and APTA.
Linda P. Sider, PTA
Linda is a 2006 graduate of Delgado Community College in New Orleans receiving her Associate of Allied health in Physical Therapy Assistant. She is an active member of APTA and LPTA. Linda is also a Certified Senior Strength Training Specialist.
Ryan Lagarde, PTA
Ryan is a 2009 graduate of Delgado Community College in New Orleans receiving his Associate of Allied Health degree in Physical Therapy Assistant. He is an active member of APTA and LPTA.
Robin Boudreaux, PTA
Robin is a 2013 graduate of Delgado Community College in New Orleans receiving her Associate of Allied Health in Physical Therapy Assistant. She is an active member of APTA.
Jason Valenza, PTA
Jason is a 2016 graduate of Delgado Community College in New Orleans receiving his Associate of Allied Health in Physical Therapist Assistant. He is an active member of the APTA and LPTA.
Christopher Giveans, PTA
Chris is a 2012 graduate of Delgado Community College in New Orleans receiving his Associate of Allied Health in Physical Therapy Assistant. Chris has been with River Region Rehab since June 2016.