Staff

Robert Porche, PT/Co-Owner

Robbie is a native of New Orleans, LA. After graduating from Jesuit High School as a member of the class of 1991, he attended Auburn University from 1991-1995. He then received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1997. Robbie is heavily involved in the local community and serves as the team physical therapist for multiple high schools in the area. He is also involved in the local running and triathlon community, which is one of his personal passions. At home, he is married to Danielle Montbriand Porche and is the proud father of Ryan and Madison.


Mike Murphy, PT/Co-Owner

Michael Murphy is the co-owner of OrthoPTic Rehab Clinic of Metairie. Mike is a graduate of Louisiana State University Medical Center, with a B.S. in Physical Therapy in 1979. Mike was one of the founders of OrthoPTic Rehab Clinic, along with Edwin “Bubba” Porche, and was later joined by Robert Porche.

Mike has been working in private practice since 1980, working 19 years in the River Parishes. He has worked closely with many high school athletes in New Orleans and the River Parishes and has vast experiences in all areas of Physical Therapy. He feels that personal care is the key to helping patients through their painful episodes and developing the strength to function normally again. He brings a contagious enthusiasm to physical therapy, with hands-on care and an expert knowledge in orthopedic rehabilitation.


Jonathan Ligori, PT

Jonathan is a native of Covington, LA where he attended Fontainebleau High School from 2004-2008. Upon graduation, he attended LSU in Baton Rouge and graduated Magna Cum Laude in August of 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Minor in Psychology. Jonathan worked as a technician for OrthoPTic Rehab from 2014-2015 before enrolling in the DPT program at LSUHSC New Orleans in August of 2015. While attending LSUHSC, Jonathan received his CSCS Certification in March of 2018. After receiving his DPT degree, Jonathan returned to OrthoPTic Rehab in May of 2018. Jonathan takes pride in the personal connections he makes with all of his patients and believes these relationships allow him to provide highly individualized treatment and the highest possible quality of care.


Eric Waguespack, LPTA

Eric Waguespack is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant who has been with OrthoPTic Rehab Clinic of Metairie for over 10 years now. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Kinesiology as well as an associate’s degree from Delgado in Physical Therapy Assistant. Eric is an AFAA certified personal trainer and an avid fitness enthusiast. He provides knowledgeable hands on quality care while supporting the therapist with treatments and rehabilitation of patients. Eric is a lifelong resident of the greater New Orleans area and is currently active in many community wellness and outreach educational programs.


Joe Delafosse, LPTA

Joe Delafosse was raised in New Orleans and graduated from De La Salle High School. He attended the University of Alabama and the University of New Orleans where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Microbiology. He has worked as a personal trainer for over 20 years and is certified through A.C.E. and A.F.A.A. He is a member of the APTA and the LPTA. Joe received an Associate’s degree from Delgado’s Allied Health Department as a Physical Therapist Assistant. During his time off, he coaches at Pontiff Playground. He resides in Old Metairie with his wife Isabelle and daughter Lily.