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The MTS Well Within Reach Podcast: Featuring Mike Sheffield

October 26, 2020

Well Within Reach Podcast | Mike Sheffield

On this episode of the MTS "Well Within Reach" Podcast, JD Boudreaux speaks with Mike Sheffield

In this episode, Mike details his path to success throughout his illustrious career. He describes some of the major changes in the field of physical therapy including the establishment of the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board and the benefits of being an active member of your professional organization. He shares some essential tenets for success in any field of work. 

Meet Mike Sheffield

Mike graduated from LSU School of Allied Health Sciences- New Orleans in 1978, but has been a resident of Lafayette, Louisiana most of his life.

He has over 40 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including hospital acute care, outpatient, sports medicine, home health and skilled nursing care. Mike specializes in Orthopedics, Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation, joint replacement and soft tissue disorders.

Mike received the Dave Warner Award for distinguished service to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Association and was elected to the LPTA Hall of Fame in 2017.

He most recently decided to retire from his amazing career to spend more time with his beloved wife, 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren.

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Life changing moments for mike

Mike Sheffield was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, and was given two choices by his physician, "go home and die" or "check into the hospital today."  Mike decided to fight for his life and checked into the cardiac care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital. 

He remained there for nearly 6 weeks, dependent on machines to keep him alive, before receiving life changing news from LOPA (Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency).

On September 24, 2016  he was notified that they had found him a new heart. 

Louisiana Organization LOPA Gives Lafayette Mike Sheffield a Second Chance at Life | MTS Physical Therapy

MTS' Mission And Purpose To Serve

MTS Therapy and Wellness is an independent locally-owned physical, occupational and speech therapy company with a home base in Lafayette, Louisiana since 1983.

The company was started by maverick physical therapist (for their time) who had a desire to treat patients from a holistic perspective.

Fast forward thirty years and the company is now led by a group of individuals who are bonded together by their same idea from thirty years ago…treating people wholly.

mind, body and spirit

We share a common desire to treat our clients and our team through mind, body and spirit.

Our tribe of professionals have come together to form a perfect storm of therapy know how and personal growth cravings.

As a rapidly growing company we are always looking to expand our footprint and our tribe.

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ABOUT MTS Physical Therapy & WEllness

MTS Physical Therapy & Wellness
MTS offers full physical therapy services, along with all inclusive wellness and gym memberships serving the Acadiana Area. Our approach is a concept that embraces all aspects of a person’s needs. We help you better understand the importance of body, mind and soul to your overall well-being.

With complete physical therapy services, relaxed settings, and supportive and encouraging staff at all locations, we will make it possible for you to get back to living LIFE again!