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Professional Physical Therapy



Address:
216 North 2nd Street
Amite, LA 70422

Phone: (985) 748-7878
Clinic Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
 

Meet Our Staff

Bruce Neal, P.T.

Bruce is a co-owner of Professional Physical Therapy which was founded in 1993 with his partner, Frederick Payne, PT.  Bruce is a native of Independence, LA and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1988 from LSU Medical Center School of Allied Health Professions in New Orleans, LA where he was awarded the John F. Burke Award for Outstanding Physical Therapy Student of his class.

Bruce’s primary interests include treatment of orthopedic injuries and post-surgical patients.

Bruce is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA), and Private Practice Section of the APTA.

He has been married to Melissa Kent Neal O.T. of Amite since 1989 and has 5 children. Bruce’s hobbies include gardening and spending time with his wife and children. Bruce has coach many local girls softball and basketball teams in the Amite area.

 


 

Frederick Payne, P.T.

Frederick is a co-owner of Professional Physical Therapy founding PPT in 1993 with his partner, Bruce Neal, PT.  Frederick is a native of Springhill, LA and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1989 from LSU Medical Center School of Allied Health Professions in Shreveport, LA.

Frederick’s primary interests include treatment of orthopedic injuries and post-surgical patients.  He has sub-specialized in the area of the foot and ankle as well as functional movement analysis and training.

Frederick is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA) and a member of the Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy section of the APTA.

He has been married to Ellen Payne since 1988 and has 4 children.  Frederick’s hobbies include recreational sports with his friends and children as well as writing and singing worship songs and spending time with his wife, children and church family.


 

Dustin K. Mitchell, D.P.T.

Dustin is a native of Amite, Louisiana.  In 2004, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, from Louisiana State University.  Following his undergraduate studies at LSU, he graduated from the University of St Augustine School for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007.

Dustin participated in three clinical internships covering a variety of settings including an acute care clinical in McComb, MS, and outpatient clinical in Boosier City, LA, as well as a pediatric aquatic clinical in Jacksonville, FL.

His primary interests include treatment of orthopedic sports injuries, post-surgical hip and knee injuries and disorders, and home health.

He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA).

He has been practicing physical therapy with Professional Physical Therapy since 2007.

He is married to Katie C Mitchell and has one daughter Cami Kate.  His hobbies include playing sports, family time and being a youth leader at his church.


 

Melissa K. Neal, OT

Melissa is a native of Amite, LA and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1989 from the University of Louisiana in Monroe.   She has had a diverse career working in the Acute Hospital settings, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Home Health and Outpatient Rehabilitation settings.

She has worked at Professional Physical Therapy since 2001, and her primary interest and training has been in hand injuries.  She also has extensive experience treating post-surgical shoulder and elbow pathologies.

Melissa, now a mother of 5, grew up in Amite and has been married to Bruce Neal since 1989.