Chad Guidry, DPT

Chad Guidry, DPT (Wetumpka)


Chad is a highly skilled and well-rounded physical therapist with over 17 years of clinical experience in various physical therapy settings across Central Alabama. The vast majority of his career has been dedicated to treating patients in the outpatient orthopaedic setting, which is primarily what he does at the Wetumpka office. He was hired to help with starting the Southern Orthopaedic Surgeons Wetumpka Physical Therapy Clinic from the ground up, and he remains a staple in the clinic today.

Chad is a native of the small rural village of Loreauville, Louisiana, which is situated in the heart of “Cajun Country.” He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education (Exercise Science Concentration) in 2002. While a student at UL, Chad was the 2002 Daniel Roy Kinesiology Scholarship Recipient, 2002 Iberia Parish Allied Health Professions Scholarship Recipient, 1997 – 1998 TOPS Scholarship Recipient, and the 1997 – 1998 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Freshman Scholarship Recipient.

Upon being accepted into physical therapy professional school, he moved to the River Region and has been living here ever since. In 2006, Chad graduated from Alabama State University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. While a student at ASU, Chad earned the distinction of being the 2002 – 2006 Alabama State University Physical Therapy Scholarship Recipient and he worked as a graduate assistant in the biomechanics lab.

Since earning his doctorate, Chad has made it a priority to keep up with the cutting-edge advances in the practice, earning certifications in dry needling, spinal manipulation, and concussion management.

Chad gives back to the profession of physical therapy by being an American Physical Therapy Association trained clinical instructor. He helps to build the future of the profession by regularly having either PT or PTA students from around the region in for clinical rotations. In addition to his responsibilities at SOS, Chad frequently works as an Adjunct Professor at South University in Montgomery in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program, teaching subjects such as kinesiology, therapeutic exercises, and physical therapy throughout the lifespan.

Chad lives in Prattville and enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and his sons, Landyn, and Paxtyn. Chad and Heather particularly enjoy watching their boys participate in competitive athletics at Prattville Christian Academy. In their free time, the family enjoys boating and water sports on Lake Martin. Chad and the boys are avid outdoorsmen. All four are avid college football fans and enjoy tailgating. The entire family enjoys spending much needed down time on the beach in Gulf Shores, AL.