Jason Schexnayder: Physical Therapist
Jason grew up in Hahnville and Kenner, LA. He attended high school at Ridgewood Preparatory School where he was a 1st team all-state pitcher his senior year in 2005. After high school, he attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Fitness and Human Performance and a minor in Exercise Science in 2011. Upon graduating, he was named the most outstanding graduate in the Kinesiology major.
He began attending physical therapy school in 2013 at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, FL where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. This is where he met and was taught by our owner, Christian Bourgeois. Jason also met his wife, Sam, at physical therapy school. After he graduated, they moved back to Louisiana. He took his first job in Gonzales, LA in early 2016 but left after several months to work with Christian, becoming Bourgeois Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab’s first employee.
Jason and his wife made the decision to begin travel physical therapy, taking contract work around the country from 2017 – 2019. During that time, they travelled to many places including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Alaska, Italy, Greece, Florida, and North Carolina. As a result of these travels, Jason became an avid hiker and photographer and has many photographs depicting their travels together. After having their son, Graham, they settled back down in Prairieville, LA in 2019 where he returned to Bourgeois Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab.
Jason enjoys educating his patients about their conditions, anatomy, and anything involving health and well-being. He’s a strong believer in combining education and exercise in order to get his patients better. He recently received his dry needling certification with Myopain Seminars earning the credentials CMTPT in 2020. Jason is a wildlife enthusiast, an avid traveler, loves photography, and is also a big sports fan (especially the New Orleans Saints). Jason and Sam recently had their second child, a girl named Scout. Jason says he’s happiest when Sam smiles and laughs at their children because it’s a “true laugh” and shows how much his wife loves them.