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Damon Cormier, D.C.

Dr. Damon Cormier is a native of Jennings, Louisiana. He studied a pre-chiropractic curriculum at McNeese State University and Bernau College of Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Life Chiropractic College of Marietta, Georgia and attained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1992. Dr. Cormier also completed 120 hours of Physiological Therapeutics from National College of Chiropractic in 1991.

Dr. Cormier has been licensed to practice in the states of Louisiana and Texas since 1992. His experience includes a chiropractic internship at Life Chiropractic College in Marietta, Georgia. He also tested into the Life Chiropractic College Senior Intern Program. Out of 3,000 students approximately 20 interns were able to test into this program per quarter. As a Senior Intern, Dr. Cormier was responsible for supervising and assisting his fellow chiropractic interns as they treated their patients. This program required that he be knowledgeable and proficient in multiple Chiropractic techniques as well as radiology and advanced diagnostics. Because of his proven level of proficiency, this program also allowed him the privilege of treating his own patients during this time unsupervised.

He is primarily a Gonstead practitioner. He has been a member of the American Chiropractic Association, the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana. He is a member of the Pi Tau Delta Honor Fraternity for superior scholastic achievement and a member of the International Chiropractic Honor Society.

Dr. Cormier has practiced Chiropractic in Lake Charles, Louisiana since 1992. He lives there with his wife, Tess and they have three children, Jeanne, Caleb, and Sarah. He is an active member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish and participates in numerous Our Lady Queen of Heaven parish and school functions. He and his wife are members of the Krewe de la Famille, a krewe that encourages family activities throughout the year. Dr. Cormier also enjoys activities such as hunting, fishing, cooking with his family, and spending time with family and friends.


Scott DeRouen, D.C.

Dr. Scott P. DeRouen received his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Life University in 1995. After graduating he began his private practice with Nature’s Way Chiropractic Center and was with Nature’s Way until December, 2009. In December, 2009, Dr. DeRouen joined the Center for Chiropractic and Rehabilitation where he is currently a practitioner. His practice is focused on family, sports, and accident and injury.

While a student at Life University, he focused on additional training in the art, science and philosophy of chiropractic. Dr. Scott DeRouen has nearly four years of advanced training in the Gonstead method. The Gonstead system is one of the most comprehensive methods in the chiropractic profession. The technique focuses on disc restoration and leveling the vertebrae. The Gonstead system utilizes instrumentation, specific manual (by hand) adjustments, and adjusting the extremities (limbs). The scope of the technique ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics. As a graduate student Dr. Scott earned a certification from the Gonstead Study Club at Life University. In addition, he has completed over 225 study hours of advanced training with the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society (G.C.S.S.) in Wisconsin. He is also eligible for diplomatic testing in the Gonstead technique. Dr. Scott has spent many hours instructing hundreds of chiropractic students in the Gonstead method at Life University and Parker Chiropractic College.

Dr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology, with minors in sociology and chemistry, from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. As a undergraduate, he was involved in Leadership Lamar and Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was also highly involved in martial arts since the age of 15. He holds two black belts, one in Universal Karate (mixed martial arts) and the second in the art of Aikido (Tomiki Ryu). In Universal Karate he holds top honors of Master Level (2nd Degree). In Akido he holds a first degree. He also had a passion for endurance training. He competed in 3 ½ Ironman Triathlons and 4 century races (100 miles) on a bike.

As a youth, Dr. Scott was involved in baseball, golf team, football (Jr. High and High school) and cross country running.

Dr. DeRouen is married to Kim Clarice Manning-DeRouen and they have a daughter Joli DeRouen. His hobbies include studying Theology, bow hunting and spending time with his wife and child.


Donald R. Thigpen, D.C.

Dr. Donald R. Thigpen is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of McNeese State University and Texas Chiropractic College. He specializes in spinal rehabilitation and alternative natural medicine. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, he is a Certified Spinal Decompression Practitioner and a Functional Medicine Practitioner. He has completed an NEI (Neuro-Endo-Immune) Certification and has also completed certifications in Functional Endocrinology: A 21st Century Approach to Thyroid & Adrenal Disorders and the Diobesity Epidemic; and 21st Century Epidemics: Autoimmune, Lyme, and Stealth Infectious Disease.

Dr. Thigpen received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Texas Chiropractic College and was valedictorian of his graduating class. While at Texas Chiropractic College, he received an extensive education in human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and other clinical and biological sciences. In May of 2001, under the direction of Dr. Bill McGimsey, Ph.D., Dr. Thigpen was appointed to the position of gross anatomy lab instructor and assisted students in the dissection of human cadavers. He retained this position for 2 years performing dissections on over 150 human cadavers. In January of 2002, under the direction of Dr. Hasnaa Shafik, M.D., Ph.D, Dr. Thigpen was appointed to the position of histopathology lab instructor where he assisted students in the microscopic identification of human tissues and diseases.

Dr. Thigpen's experience includes a chiropractic internship along with medical rotations in neurosurgery and rheumatology. His rotation in neurosurgery was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Edward Murphy, M.D., at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston, Texas. During his rotation in neurosurgery, Dr. Thigpen assisted Dr. Murphy with neurological examinations, observed and assisted in surgery, and received extensive instruction on neurological conditions, brain MRIs, and spine MRIs. His rotation in rheumatology was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Martin Lidsky, M.D., at the Veteran's Affair's Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Under the instruction of Dr. Lidsky, Dr. Thigpen gained valuable knowledge and experience on the proper evaluation and diagnosis of many arthritic and rheumatic conditions.

Prior to attending Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas, Dr. Thigpen completed his undergraduate studies at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. In May of 2000, he graduated cum laude and received a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-medical biological sciences. While at MSU, because of his academic standing, he was selected by MSU faculty to participate in the Senior Honors Thesis research project, which he completed under the direction of Dr. Ray Neyland, Ph.D.

From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Thigpen was an instructor for the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy where he taught human anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Dr. Thigpen is also an Elsevier reviewer and has been recognized in three text books for his contributions. You can find him listed as a contributing reviewer in Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists 2nd Edition, Massage Therapy Principles and Practice 3rd Edition and Massage Therapy Principles and Practice 4th Edition.

Dr. Thigpen is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, American Chiropractic Association, Louisiana Chiropractic Political Action Committee, Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and Fusion Five.

Currently, Dr. Thigpen practices chiropractic medicine and internal functional medicine in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas.


Trevor C. Jolie, D.C.

Dr. Trevor Jolie was born and raised in Welsh, LA.  He attended McNeese State University as a pre-chiropractic student. In 2012 he graduated from Texas Chiropractic College where he was Valedictorian of his class while earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic, as well as his Bachelors of Science in Human Biology. While at TCC, Dr. Jolie was a distinguished student being selected to the Omega Psi Honor Society as well as serving as President of multiple student organizations including the Student Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and The Ambassadors of TCC.

During his internship at the Moody Health Center, Dr. Jolie helped patients with chiropractic care and also was able to participate in a rotation with one of the Houston area’s orthopedic surgeons. Here he was allowed to exam patients, review MRI findings, and observe surgeries.  In order to better serve his patients, Dr. Jolie has a variety of post-graduate certifications including: Graston Technique™, FAKTR™, Active Release Technique™ (ART), Kinesio Taping™, and also acupuncture.  Outside of his professional certifications, Dr. Jolie is also a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.  Upon graduation, he practiced in the Houston area for one year where he was able to treat a range of patients including kids, senior citizens, and professional athletes.

Dr. Jolie currently lives in Lake Charles with his wife and son.  He enjoys an active lifestyle that includes Crossfit, golf, hunting, and fishing.  Every one of his patients are treated uniquely with their own individualized treatment plan.  Whether you are looking to get out of pain or trying to optimize your performance, Dr. Jolie is confident that he can help you reach your health goals. 


 Clayton D. Burnett, D.C.

Dr. Burnett grew up in Rayne, Louisiana. Being a lifelong athlete, he has had his fair share of bumps and bruises. However, his interest in the medical field came after being involved in a major, life-threatening accident. His sincere thankfulness for the entire medical staff that helped to save his life and relieve him of severe pain is what motivated him to gain the ability to bring that amount of relief to others.

In 2011, Dr. Burnett became a nationally registered emergency medical technician. He then completed most of his undergraduate degree at McNeese State University where he majored in Biology and Chemistry, as well as conducting original biochemical research. He later enrolled at Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas. While at TCC, Dr. Burnett was a notable student being selected to the Omega Psi Honor Society and the TCC Ambassador Mentor Program. During his internship at Moody Health Center, Dr. Burnett served as a clinical teaching assistant and chief intern. He treated a wide variety of patients including athletes at Rice University, US Olympians, and international students at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Dr. Burnett also volunteered his time to treat patients at a women’s and children’s shelter in Pasadena, Texas.

In 2016, he graduated with honors from TCC as valedictorian of his class, earning a Doctorate of Chiropractic and a Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology. Dr. Burnett primarily uses Diversified Technique but has additional training in functional taping, Activator technique, instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release therapy, and exercise therapy with plans to add more certifications in the future.

Dr. Burnett is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana and the American Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Burnett currently resides in Lake Charles with his wife, Savannah, and daughter, Vivienne. He and his family strive to actively serve the community by donating their time at different charity events. In his free time, Dr. Burnett enjoys exercise, fishing, golf, cooking, and everything LSU sports.


 Massage Therapists

Michael Breaux, LMT     

Michael A. Breaux, LMT, has been involved in massage therapy since 1987, and is a graduate of Susan Salvo's original workshop program from the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy. He has studied many styles of massage, but specializes in clinical massage, sports massage, and trigger point work. He has practiced massage therapy in hospital, physical therapy, and chiropractic settings in addition to his private practice. His clients include olympic athletes and members of the Ladies Pro Golf Association.

Mr. Breaux is the Co-Director for the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles, LA. He is also a contributing author for the text book Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, having written the clinical massage chapter.

Mr. Breaux is a member of the International Massage Association. In 1998 he was appointed by Governor Mike Foster to the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy. Mr. Breaux served for four years on the Board, three as Board Chairman, and one as hearing officer.

License LA0034


Ashley Reid, LMT

Ashley Reid, LMT, is a native of southwest Louisiana and graduated from the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in 2008. She has been licensed and practicing in both clinical and spa settings since 2008. Ashley has also studied yoga therapy and bamboo massage. Ashley prides herself in tailoring massage to meet each client's specific needs.

License LA4514


Kayla Guidry, LMT

Kayla Guidry, LMT, is a graduate of The Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy, and has obtained over 1000 hours of education in massage and other related healing arts. She has a strong background in anatomy and physiology and has experience working in various medical settings. Having received her license to practice in 2008, Kayla has years of experience as a massage therapist. Her clients include many High School, Collegiate and Professional Athletes along with members of the USTA and PGA. Her training and experience ranges from pediatric to geriatric, along with maternity modalities. Some of the massage styles she has studied include sports massage, trigger point, myofascial release and techniques designed to help with pain management from autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses. She will make every effort to provide you with a caliber of treatment and personal service that is unparalleled and is dedicated to improving your well-being.

License LA5074

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