Dr. Kyle Carter


I was born and raised in Lake Charles and attended AM Barbe High School. I went to LSU – Baton Rouge for my undergraduate degree and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Next, I attended LSU Health Science Center for my physical therapy degree, graduating with a doctorate in physical therapy. I am experienced in multiple therapy settings from clinical education including; acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation.

Core Values: Perseverance & personal achievement

“When you’re dead you’re dead. But you’re not quite so dead if you contribute something”
-John Dunsworth

 I am a physical therapist and have the greatest amount of experience with lower extremity overuse and sports injuries, as well as chronic low back pain. I am a runner and have improved my treatment of the lower extremities with my own experience with running and endurance activities.

Something that patients have to deal with that I enjoy treating is one-dimensional treatment. It is something I feel that patients have extensive experience with in their medical treatment. I like treating patients as a whole instead of just the injured areas which is important for maximal recovery potential.

I enjoy working at Thrive Physical Therapy. The staff is incredibly helpful and focused on providing optimal treatment for all patients.

What is Kyle Reading, Watching or Listening To?

  • Always Sunny in Philadelphia (show)
  • Band of Brothers (show)
  • Falling Skies (show)

When not working I can be found making wine or brewing beer, playing guitar (or any instrument I can get my hands on), fishing, exercising (running), or woodworking.