JEFF MENTEL, PT, MPT
Having moved from New Orleans at age 4 to Eunice, where he grew up, he has a good feel for both the fast pace of a bigger city and the slower, more hospitable feel of the small town. After graduating from Eunice High School in 1992, he left home to serve in the U.S. Army as a Psychological Operations Specialist performing in the capacity of a Czechoslovakian linguist and paratrooper during the Bosnian War. It was during this time that he was first exposed to physical therapy for the rehab of fellow soldiers hurt during airborne ops. After his enlistment ended in 1996, he attended and earned an Associate’s Degree of Science from LSU-Eunice in 1998, before transferring to LSU in Baton Rouge where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on pre-health care in 1999. He then attended LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where he attained a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003. He has since gained experience in multiple settings, including inpatient rehab, inpatient acute, long term acute care, home health, residential brain injury center, and outpatient orthopedics. Enjoying the benefits of new and old/improved techniques for treating his patients, he has extensively studied spinal mobilization, high velocity/low amplitude thrusts, Mulligan techniques, etc., and has acquired a certification as a Dry Needling Therapist and as a Lymphedema Therapist. He recently purchased Scott Physical Therapy in Scott, Louisiana, in April, 2014, from a good friend, Russ Gunter, who has entered into missionary training and service for the underserved in Peru. However, Jeff promises to provide the small town service and hospitality with big city results that the people of Scott and the surrounding areas deserve and have come to expect.
Ron joined Scott Physical Therapy in June of 2016. He is a native of Goodhue, Minnesota, the fifth of seven kids raised on the family dairy farm. He received his education in Physical Therapy in 1981 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Prior to relocating to Louisiana in 1992, he received a Master’s in Business Administration at St. Thomas University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ron has extensive experience in treating a broad range of patient’s in a variety of Healthcare settings. His career has expanded the ongoing changes in the delivery of Healthcare with a personal philosophy that every day is an opportunity to learn something new and grow personally and professionally. Ron currently has advanced training in dry needling, return to work assessments, manual therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation. He believes in a bright future for Healthcare focused on patient-provider collaboration, where each are decisions makers to optimize a shared experience towards a healthier and more active lifestyle.
Keiana Johnson is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is a graduate from the University of Louisiana of Lafayette with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology. Keiana is an alumni of UL Lafayette’s Americorp, whom she spent two years participating in volunteer work with. In her spare time she continues to serve her community through various volunteer projects.
Diana Hollier is a licensed massage therapist from Lafayette, LA. She attended Blue Cliff College and graduated in Massage Therapy in 2009. After a few years, she realized that she wanted to learn additional skills in order to better help patients and decided to further her education at Unitech College, where she graduated as a certified Physical Therapy Technician in 2012. Since then she has been working at Scott Physical Therapy as an office assistant, massage therapist, and physical therapy technician.
Tylor is from Rayne, Louisiana where he graduated from Rayne High School in 2011. He then went on to graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing in December of 2015. From here he became a sales consultant for Sterling Ford & Lincoln in Opelousas Louisiana, where he got firsthand experience in delivering excellent customer service. In August of 2017 Tylor joined Scott Physical Therapy as there Marketing Director, where he was able to focus on what he truly wished to do with his degree. Tylor in his spare time enjoys weight lifting, spending time with family and friends, and is an avid football and basketball fan.