Introducing Our Women’s Health Professional: Alayna Brewer

Alayna Brewer, originally from Plaquemine, Louisiana received her Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College and went on to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida.

Alayna began working for Therapy Center in 2010 and  currently works as a clinician in Therapy Center’s partner skilled nursing facilities in Avoyelles Parish. She is also our women’s health professional at Lemoine Therapy Services in Marksville, one of Therapy Center’s outpatient clinics.

Why did you choose the field you work in? I have always wanted to be involved in patient care and the healing process.  I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I enjoy interacting with people on a daily basis. I chose the field of women’s health because there is such a need for therapists in this area.  It is a specialized area that is very challenging.  Each patient is different and requires one-on-one care. These patients are looking for help and are very grateful to find therapists who are knowledgeable in their condition as well as compassionate.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? Seeing patient’s to the end of their treatment program and knowing that I made a difference even in the smallest way.  It’s very rewarding to know that I was able to help improve the patient’s condition and restore their function. The most rewarding part of all is watching a patient achieve a personal goal or do something they didn’t think was possible. For my women’s health patients, the best part is restoring their independence and decreasing symptoms of their condition that are limiting daily activity.

Favorite part of working at Therapy Center? One of my favorite parts of TTC is the camaraderie that is formed with my co-workers especially, as well as the mentors and owners.  The owners have gone above and beyond in my opinion to keep employees happy despite necessary changes in Medicare reimbursements and increased scrutiny of documentation.  They are willing to listen to our individual ideas and concerns and I always feel like my voice is heard.

Hobbies/other areas of interest: Reading my e-reader (I love that thing), taking my daughter swimming, horseback riding, SHOPPING (especially for shoes), photography (but I’m not very good at it yet), watching movies with my daughter and husband, I like killing time in Baton Rouge and trying new restaurants.

Anything interesting about yourself that you want others to know: I love the people that I work with! While in college, I worked at Blue Bayou as a Lifeguard, Supervisor, and Instructor, we have a total of 8 dogs and 2 cats at home, I love QVC! I’m a part of a Krewe in Alexandria and I have a blast with those women, I am not much of a runner but I hope complete a 5K soon (like complete it and not pass out)!

Do you need help with what questions to ask your doctor? Do you want to know if physical therapy can help you? Alayna is available Monday – Thursday from 8-5, and Friday from 8:00am – Noon at Lemoine Therapy Services in Marksville, 318-240-7680. A referral from your physician is needed for these services.

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