Testimonials

“They explained the shoulder injury and how it happened. Provided excellent therapy. Provided instructions on what to do at home to maintain flexibility and range of motion. I appreciate all.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Sara is very good at her job. She would explain what each thing was for. She is very caring and personable. If I ever have to come back I want to use her. Thank you for the service I received.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I didn’t want to have to go to therapy but after the first day I realized how much it helped me. Everything was great.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Y’all were always on time. We went right to work. Adjusted my schedule when necessary. Very helpful and caring.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Good customer service, friendly staff”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Minimized my back problems.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Stayed on schedule.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Helped me deal with pain.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I had my PT care back in Jan-Feb. of this year with my neck. I have had very good results since then…my neck (is) not bothering me. The laser and the other piece that you placed on the part that was hurt, (it bumped – not a good word) but it made it feel really good too. The exercises have helped me with my back and now that I am finished I am doing them at home, I am hoping that the exercises will help me to build strong muscles to keep my back pain to (from coming back) again.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I have had physical therapy but have never had such excellent attention that was directly applied for my problem. The Physical therapist, their assistants, and the office staff were efficient, courteous, and respectful. I would highly recommend Central Physical Therapy. The quality of care was excellent. I would highly recommend Central Physical Therapy”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Addressed the area of pain and treatments were very effective. I feel much better with noticeable improvements in movement.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I couldn’t praise Richard and Tina enough for all their patience and care… and sense of humor that keeps you going when you don’t feel like going. My balance is much better, thanks to all the crazy exercises Richard put me through, and taught me how to continue at home. After spending 3 1/2 months coming every week, I miss everyone.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Just wanted to say thanks to Helen and everyone at CPT. My shoulder pain is nearly completely gone and I have a much greater range of motion. I have been having problems with my shoulder for years and in a matter of two weeks you have reduced my pain from an 8-9 to a 2-3. Thank you SO much. I will recommend you to everyone I know!”

– Thomas Guy


“Thank you all for being so caring and thoughtful to me during my therapy sessions. It meant a lot to hear your kind words and encouragement.”

-from “Thank You” Card


“Helen, Thank you so very much for everything you and your staff have done for me…. A special thanks to Erik for his expertise.”

-from “Thank You” Card


“I really appreciate Helen and the entire staff at Central Physical Therapy. I really felt you had my best interests at heart. Can’t wait to see you grow!”

-from “Thank You” Card


“Thanks for everyone’s kindness (at Central Physical Therapy) and a special thanks to Erik for the personal care in seeing me through my pain to PAIN FREE.”

-from “Thank You” Card


“Helen, “You deserve many blessings cause you work with people to make things better…You have helped me a lot…*The Lord saved your life for a reason and I am thankful for having you as my PT.”

*Helen Balzli, owner of Central Physical Therapy, was in a terrible car wreck when she was in college. She was paralyzed on one side of her body. She had severe brain damage from the impact. She was in a coma for 2 weeks. Doctors didn’t think Helen would make it. After 3 months of intense therapy and years of support from her family, Helen eventually made a full recovery with only a few lingering effects. After her ordeal, she went to Physical Therapy school with the intention of learning to help others regain the ability to move and function in life like her after that horrifying car wreck. That’s what the patient in the testimonial above is referring to when she says, “The Lord saved your life for a reason.”


“I want to thank you all for helping me get better. May God bless all of you!”

-from “Thank You” Card


“Tina, Thank you so much for your professional care during my therapy sessions. I truly appreciate your patience at times when I was frustrated and for being there when I needed you.”

-from “Thank You” Card


“Richard, I was scared and ready to quit on the first day I sent to therapy. You calmed my nerves and made me laugh when I was frustrated and down. Thank you for your professional care during my therapy sessions.”

-from “Thank You” Card


“I just wanted to thank everyone at Central Physical Therapy for all of their help and expertise. A special thanks to Helen Balzli for inviting me to do my physical therapy at her clinic. Everything that was done helped me heal, but I think the biggest factor was the ASTYM that Erik Strahan performed on me. I feel that was the turning point that made it so much better and really started the healing process. Thanks to everyone. You all are a great group of people and I will miss seeing each and everyone of you.”

– Kay Watson


“I finished my physical therapy for plantar fasciitis today with (Physical Therapist) Erik Strahan. The protocol that he used was extremely effective in relieving the pain and discomfort. The ASTYM made all the difference in the world as far as speedy and complete recovery. ASTYM is extremely effective in my opinion. Let Dr. Erik know that I appreciate all of his knowledge and hard work.”

– Alvin Thomas III


“You made sure I was comfortable and that the treatment I was getting was helping.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Very attentive- one on one attention.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Everything was excellent.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I have had physical therapy (at other places) but have never had such excellent attention that was directly applied for my problem (at Central Physical Therapy). The Physical therapist, their assistants, and the office staff were efficient, courteous, and respectful. I would highly recommend Central Physical Therapy…the quality of care was excellent.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Not only did they (CPT) help me physically, but mentally as well. I became very close to the staff & was able to develop a special kind of relationship with them. They were all very special people to me. I want to say thank them from the bottom of my heart.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“With the help of CPT, this patient avoids surgery, “Instead of having to do surgery my pain went away with the help of everything you did for me. You are all always there to help me and I thank you all so very much.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Tom (Coplin) explained what he was going to do in detail…He fixed the middle of my back 100%.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Everything was done very well and professional. Everyone was so sweet and courteous. I went in to get one problem taken care of and ended up getting a problem taken care of that had been bothering me for years. You all are the bomb!”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Was very caring and patient with needs and hurts. Everything and everyone was great!”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


I’m “free of pain.” I think the Central staff is wonderful.

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“Checked with me at each visit to evaluate my progress and current pain level and adjusted treatment accordingly. Staff and equipment are excellent. The only thing that would make it better is more space in treatment room.

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


What did CPT do well? “Making my child feel at home and eager to return; great outcome as well.”

—from Patient Satisfaction Survey


Central Physical Therapy….”provided me with the tools necessary to improve my balance and increase strength in my legs. I have continued to improve by doing these exercises at home.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I was completely satisfied with my visits and the staff was awesome.”

-from Patient Satisfaction Survey


“I have almost completed my second month on the FitVibe machine. In the past I have taken exercise classes and gone to gyms but I have enjoyed this much more. If you are looking for something to help you get in shape or just want to feel better try joining. It is great to see and feel the difference in a short period of time.”

– Kay Lynn Fox, Central


“I really appreciate Helen and the entire staff at this PT clinic. Everyone was always friendly and helpful. I really felt you had my best interest at heart. Can’t wait to see you grow!”

– Tonita Poche


On choosing Central Physical Therapy over a PT clinic in Baton Rouge, Central resident Lawrence Guillot says “I live out here.” It only takes “10 to 15 minutes” to get to CPT. During rush-hour traffic, it could take him “an hour” to make an early morning appointment in Baton Rouge. As for his treatment, Guillot says “It’s been great.” CPT owners Helen Balzli and Tom Coplin have more than 70 years of combined experience as physical therapists. They took a team approach to Guillot’s treatment. He says, they’ve done “a real good job on me.”


“Had my first visit yesterday. Well, not exactly my first visit but first visit for a new problem. I noticed a slight difference today and am encouraged to see how things progress. Thanks to Richard, and Lacy who didn’t make me hobble back out to the car to get something I forgot. And it was nice seeing everyone else again. You guys are awesome!”

– Stacy Luckett


“Something AMAZING happened at Central Physical Therapy today! For the first time in 10 years, Ms. Myra White was able to stand on her own without holding onto something, pushing up with her hand in the chair or using a cane. Today Ms. Myra stood up entirely on her own. She was so excited she wanted to share her victory with CPT’s Facebook followers and gave us written consent to post pictures taken of her seated, then standing. Ms. Myra has been getting physical therapy at CPT after her 2nd knee replacement. Myra White is living proof with the right amount of effort and determination, you’re never too old to achieve great things.

I am so pleased with the therapists at CPT. I was a patient there for a while before my surgery and after my discharge I found that it was their dedication to helping me have quality of life helped me tremendously, because the period between my discharge and surgery I was unable to walk without the aid of a walker. Their excitement today brought tears to my eyes and showed me that I can overcome obstacles I thought would be a part of my life forever. This is just the beginning of what’s to come.”

– Myra White

Testimonials posted here were given with patient consent.

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