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I am a licensed Physical and Manual Therapist and a Board Certified Clinical Associate with the American Academy of Pain Management. I have a private practice in Lafayette, Louisiana. It was in August of 1988 that I moved from The Netherlands. I hope this site will prove to be a useful resource to both health-care professionals and the general public. Maybe you are looking for information about Pain Management, Physical and Manual Therapy, or perhaps searching for ways to deal with the pain you, or a loved one, experiences; whatever the reason for your visit, I hope you will find my site informative, interesting and thought provoking.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


The clinic will be closed on Thursday 12-25-2014 and on Friday 12-26-2014
Also closed on Thursday 01-01-2014 and on Friday 01-02-2014.

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Midterm Elections 2014

Please exercise your right and vote. Every vote counts...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Check out this story at KATC.

Check out this story at KATC.: Bicyclist struck by unmarked police car on Johnston Street.

Just a kind reminder to always ride with traffic when riding your bicycle...

Friday, August 29, 2014


The clinic will be closed for physical and manual therapy on Monday September 1st 
in observation of 
Labor Day. 
We wish everybody a safe and fun weekend!

Monday, June 30, 2014

4TH of July

Clinic will be closed on Friday in observation of Independence Day. 
We will be open again on Monday, July 7TH.
Wishing everybody a safe and happy 4TH of July!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

 Wishing all moms a Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

Wishing everybody a Happy Easter!

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Office Manager at Practice of Pain Management

I'm happy to introduce our new office manager, Chanel Gaude!!
Chanel is the new face\voice of the Practice of Pain Management. Besides her efficiency, her wonderful smile and spirit will add to the healing we attempt to provide!! 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St. Patricks Day

Wishing everybody a Safe and Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy in Lafayette, LA

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy, (VRT), 
is an exercise based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits.

Equilibrium consists of vestibular (internal) visual and somatosensory (external) input.
The central nervous system integrates sensory input and produces a motor control response.
Thus having symptoms of dizziness, vertigo and balance problems.

BPPV is one diagnosis that can be treated with repositioning technique and is resolved fairly quickly. Vestibularpathy and balance issues are treated through adaptation, substitution, visual motor and balance retraining techniques.

 Simonne B. Klusman, O.T.

If you have any questions or know any patients that would benefit, please contact me at 337-264-6282.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Happy Mardi Gras

Clinic will be closed on Mardi Gras, Tuesday March 4th 2014.
Wishing everybody a safe and Happy Mardi Gras!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Snow Sleet

Clinic will be closed Tuesday 01-28-2014 due to inclement weather.
Hopefully we'll be open again on Wednesday 01-29-2014

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!

Clinic will be closed on Wednesday January 01-2014
Wishing everybody a safe and joyful
Happy New Year!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Simonne Klusman, LOTR

 I am happy to announce the joining of Simonne Boullion Klusman, LOTR,
at Practice of Pain Management.
Simonne specializes in the administration of Vestibular and Neurological Rehabilitation.
In order to learn more about these forms of therapy,
please click the applicable tabs under this site's header.

Simonne will start seeing patients on Friday, December 20-2013

Simonne graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy
from Northeast Louisiana University. 
She has since worked in inpatient and outpatient settings specializing in the treatment of neurological patients. Her training includes advanced NDT courses, splinting, hand therapy and vestibular rehab. 
In July 2012, Simonne completed an additional cerification course at the 
American Institute of Balance in Tampa, FL.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

We like to wish everybody a Happy Thanksgiving!
The clinic will be closed on Thursday and Friday...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


On this day 12 years ago, America was changed forever.....
Here at Practice of Pain Management,
we take a moment to remember those fallen and their families.

God Bless America!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Road ID App Free

The all new Road ID App is a great tool for runners, cyclists, hikers, walkers and basically anyone not glued to their couch. 
With amazing features like eCrumb Tracking, a Stationary Alert, and a custom Lock Screen creator, the Road ID App is your perfect training partner. 
With the ability to track your workouts in real time, your friends and family can stay better connected whenever you head outdoors...delivering peace of mind like never before.
Please Note: The App is not a replacement for a physical Road ID and is intended to be a supplemental safety device only. For identification purposes, it’s important that you wear (on your person) an ID that First Responders can easily access in an emergency. 
Click here to download the app.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Labor Day

The clinic will be closed on Monday,  September-02-2013
in observation of Labor Day.
Wishing all a wonderful holiday weekend!