Welcome To Core Physical Therapy and Sports Performance

Sports Performance

Any injury sustained during physical activity can be categorized as a sports injury – and at Core Physical Therapy & Sports Performance, we’re here to get you off the sidelines and back in the game!

Physical Therapy

A healthy, strong, and active lifestyle is what everyone strives for, and Core Physical Therapy & Sports Performance can help you achieve desirable levels of health and fitness, all while reducing your pain.

Personal Training

We offer a unique, private, judgment-free setting where you can safely and effectively work toward improving your health and wellness. Our professionals of certified trainers have a wide variety of expertise that allows us to help clients from all walks of life.


Our approach is different. We use physical therapy and sports performance training as the basis to all of our treatments while creating individual treatment plans.


Cupping is a type of pain relief treatment that has been around for an extremely long time – centuries, in fact! Cupping is an ancient form of alternative medicine that is performed by placing cups on the skin, in order to create suction.

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Dry Needling, Morgan City, LA

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a safe and effective method of treatment provided at Core Physical Therapy & Sports Performance to reduce pain and muscle tension, while simultaneously improving mobility.

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Manual Therapy , Morgan City, LA

Manual Therapy

It can be difficult to determine what the best course of treatment can be for your needs, but manual therapy can fortunately help. If you are apprehensive about receiving manual therapy treatments, let us ease your mind a bit:

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Ergonomic Training - Morgan City, LA

Ergonomic Training

Did you know the items you use every day in your home or workplace can be modified to make you more comfortable? If you’re feeling uncomfortable, ergonomic training can help!

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Vestibular Therapy, Morgan City, LA

Vestibular Therapy

Feelings of dizziness or vertigo can greatly limit your daily life, making it difficult for you to perform even the simplest tasks without feeling as if you might fall over.

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Therapeutic Exercise, Morgan City, LA

Therapeutic Exercise

Therapeutic exercise is a great way to restore function and live a pain-free life. Many people assume that anyone participating in physical therapy treatments is recovering from recent surgery.

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Meet your recovery team

Blake Barbera

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Education: Nicholls State University: Bachelor of Science, 2008 University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2011 Certifications / Clinical Education Graston Technique Level 1 Certified Corrective Exercise Specialization: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Dry Needling Certified: Spinal Manipulation Institute Manual Therapy Coursework Certificates: E1: Advanced Extremity Examination, Evaluation, and Manipulation

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Chet Sternfels

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Education: Nicholls State University: Bachelor of Science, 1995 LSU School of Allied Health: Masters of Physical Therapy, 1998 Evidence in Motion: Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2012 Certifications / Clinical Education SFMA Level 1 Certification – “Selective Functional Movement Assessment” FMS Level 1 Certification – “Functional Movement Screen” SMT 1 Certification – Spinal Manipulation of

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Jordan Barbera

Patient Care Representative

Mindi Kiffe

Front Desk Receptionist


I have been going to Core Physical Therapy for only a couple weeks and I am feeling so much better.  I am now able to do things that I was not able to do when I started there.  All of the staff are wonderful.  They are very knowledgeable and explain everything to me – the reason for doing a particular exercise.  They are attentive to my needs and are all so professional and so nice.  I am very pleased with the care that I am receiving and I highly recommend them to anyone that needs physical therapy.

- Faye S.

My experience here was great. I got along with everybody good during my rehabilitation. They showed that they will never give up on me and I will never give up on myself. This has helped me physically and mentally, even when I thought times were getting hard. They were always here for me and they never gave up on me. I really do love and appreciate every last one of you. Ya’ll have impacted my life in so many ways; I just want to say thank you:)

- Kyler P.

My experience and recovery process at Core Physical Therapy has been amazing. Even though I didn’t want to come, I enjoyed being around these great people that only want the best for me. Coming to Core also allowed me to increase my mental toughness. I would like to thank everyone at Core that was involved in my road to success and recovery journey. Much love!

- Luke B.