Physical Therapy Team
Andrea Matthews, PT, MPT
Andrea (Zeringue) Matthews has been practicing physical therapy since 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2000 from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Her Master of Physical Therapy degree was attained in 2004 from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. Andrea spent her early professional years in Texas working with the adult and adolescent population with Traumatic Brain Injuries. After moving back to Louisiana, she began working primarily with the pediatric population in clinics, school systems, and through Early Steps. She became certified in the TheraSuit Method in 2013 and worked in Covington, LA using the Pediatric Intensive Therapy Therasuit Method. Andrea joined Physical Therapy Works in 2016 and is now part of the Dynamic Family. Along with providing exceptional therapy sessions, she also works closely with patient by attending necessary appointments with physician, O&P appointments, and assists families in coordinating wheelchair evaluations and repairs.
Lorain Gilbert-Fontana, PT, MHS
Well known for her excellence, Lorain has been provoding patients with outstanding physical therapy for 43 years. She believes that the key to a successful outcome is a thorough evaluation and patient participation in the rehabilitation process. Lorain has extensive experience in a variety of settings including pediatrics, orthopedics, pain management, acute care, and brain injury rehabilitation. She is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) of adult hemiplegia and is a Registered Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor. She has attended many courses in manual therapy including McKenzie, Strain/Counter-strain, Feldenkrais, Duffy-Rath, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Mulligan Manual Therapy Techniques.
Lorain attended Mississippi State University, received a BS from University of Utah, and has a Master's in Health Sciences from LSU Medical Center. Her past work experiences include management in acute care setting, multi-disciplinary team treatment, and owner of Physical Therapy Works. Lorain enjoys working with patients in nontraditional settings such as the pool or the arena. Her love for horses has become blended in the treatment setting by using the movement of the horse to enhance the movement of the patient. She has been a therapeutic riding instructor for over 10 years and delights in the accomplishments of the riders in their effort to overcome adversity.
Lorain has been a member of The American Physical Therapy Association for over 35 years and has attended numerous continuing education classes.