Dr. Julie Ann Harris, PT is the clinic director and co-owner of Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies. She received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Science and Health and Exercise Science in 2003 from Centenary College of Louisiana where she was awarded an athletic scholarship to participate in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball. She returned home to California where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda University in June 2007. She completed her post-graduate orthopaedic residency program at Rancho Physical Therapy in 2009 with extensive training in manual therapy, spinal treatments, and orthopaedic evaluations. In 2009, she became board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Her primary interests are in orthopaedics, manual therapy, spine rehabilitation, sports injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, headaches, and chronic pain. Her advanced training allows patients to seek recovery a quicker rate using current evidence based practice and the highest quality treatments provided. Prior to private practice Dr. Harris was a faculty member of the LSUHSC Orthopaedic Residency program and an adjunct faculty at the LSUHSC Shreveport Entry-Level DPT program where she enjoyed teaching and mentoring students to achieve a high level of clinical practice. She is an APTA Certified Clinical Instructor and also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling by Kinetacore. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and also a member of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). Dr. Harris has also volunteered her time to the profession by serving as the LPTA Shreveport District Chair and Executive Committee from 2010-2016 and also served as a board member of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board, being appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards on December 27, 2016. Dr. Harris enjoys quality time with her loving husband, Chris, and their two wonderful children, Jaicee and Jaxon, traveling and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Caitie Salter PT, DPT graduated Magnum Cum Laude from Southern Connecticut State University with her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Human Performance in 2014. At SCSU, Dr. Salter was a four year member of the women's NCAA swim team and a two year member of the Zeta Delta Epsilon honors community service society. She was also named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Team and earned the Division II Athletic Directors Academic Achievement Award. Dr. Salter earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health in Shreveport in 2018. In high school she experienced a lower back injury from swimming, which introduced her to physical therapy. The recovery process through physical therapy help set her on the path to becoming a physical therapist herself. This led to her passion of treating orthopedic conditions, focusing on manual therapy interventions and aquatics exercises to achieve patient goals. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association as well as the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Salter began working for Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies in March of 2019, where she became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore. In her free time, Dr. Salter enjoys swimming, binge watching TV shows, and playing with her dog, Bella.
Lydia Prothro, PTA is the physical therapist assistant here at Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies. She graduated from Bossier Parish Community College with an Associates degree in July of 2018. Before this time, Lydia was employed as a physical therapy technician for 2 years, where she fell in love with helping people get back their own version of a normal life. Prior to accepting the position in the BPCC's PTA program, which has a 10-year running 100% license exam pass rate, Lydia was contacted by Dr. Julie Harris one week after graduation about the opportunity as the full time PTA at Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies. Since her employment, Lydia is now aquatic therapy certified through ATRI (Aquatic Therapy Rehabilitation Institute) and enjoys the challenge of working aquatic therapy into patient programs. Lydia is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and also a member of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association (LPTA). Lydia is now also, an APTA certified Clinical Instructor and is excited to take students from her former program as well as other PTA programs. Lydia enjoys continually learning new techniques from both her therapists, Dr. Harris and Dr. Caitie Salter, and her continuing education courses. Lydia has great compassion towards helping her patients understand that She is here to listen and treat the whole patient, not just the diagnosis. Outside of work, Lydia enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband of 4 years, Drew. As animal lovers Lydia and Drew also have two beagles, Lola and Nugget, and one cat, Simba, who keep them entertained on a daily basis.
Delana Spinks started with Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies in September 2018 as the Office Manager. She is in charge of important behind the scene duties such as charges, clinical reports, and communication with physicians, attorneys, and workman's compensation representatives. Delana graduated Remington College with a Technical Diploma in Medical Billing and Coding in 2011. She has 8 years of experience with office management, insurance verification, and patient care while specializing in physical therapy. She hopes to obtain her B.S. in Healthcare Administration in the future. In her spare time, Delana enjoys spending time with her son, Thomas, binge watching TV shows, and reading books.
Allie Lawson has been the physical therapy technician at Shreveport Aquatic and Land Therapies since August 2018. She assists patients with their exercises in the gym and pool area, maintains a clean atmosphere, and lends a hand to the front desk. Allie grew up in Chesterfield, Michigan and moved to Louisiana in January 2018 as an Air Force wife with her husband, Jordan, and cuddly kitty, Nala. She was accepted into Early College Program in high school where she received an Associates of Arts degree from Macomb Community College in 2016. She then went on to study at Wayne State University. Upon moving to Louisiana, she attended Bossier Parish Community College focusing on becoming a PTA. In Allie's free time, she loves traveling, spending time outdoors, and visiting family back home.