Joseph Shine is a licensed physical therapist and owner of Performance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. He is currently serving as the President of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association and has so for the last 5 years with over 1000 members, and representing 4000 therapists in the State.
Joe earned his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Evidence in Motion, his Physical Therapy Degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, and a Bachelor’s degree from Nicholls State University. He has completed an intense two year residency program specializing in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy with the Ola Grimsby Institute and has achieved a manual physical therapy certification. He specializes in the treatment of sports related injuries, rehabilitation of the cervical and lumbar spine, and industrial related musculoskeletal injuries. He is considered an expert in the field of Ergonomics, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Post-Hire Pre-Placement Evaluations. He was appointed by the Governor to served on LA Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council from 2012-2016, and served on several patient advocated boards.
Joe’s past includes serving in the US Naval Reserves for 13 years, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. While in the military, he graduated from the Naval War College and Navy Supply Corps School, and served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Storm. Joe is from LaPlace LA, has played football on his high school’s State Championship team, played at Nicholls State University, and was a high school state finalist in wrestling. His hobbies include motorcycle riding, wood work, hunting and lecturing on firearm education. Joe brings a very unique approach in working with his clients based on his extensive education in the field of physical therapy, his years of involvement in sports, his vast experiences in the local industry, and military history.