Dr. Gail L. Letterle
Dr Gail L. Letterle was born in Lincoln, Illinois.
He traveled with his parents while his father served in the U.S. Navy for 18 years.
He lived in California 3 different times, graduating from high school in San Diego. Having an interest in how the human body works, moves, and performs, he acquired a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1975 from Oral Roberts University, and with an equal interest in how the mind might affect the body, he also studied in psychology.
One senior course, Physiological Psychology, that study of the anatomy and function of the Nervous System, began to put the connection together about how the two, the body and mind were so integrally connected, leading further to his interest in the rapidly growing science of chiropractic.
Dr Letterle graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in St. Louis, Missouri in 1982, with the Degree, “Doctor of Chiropractic”, and began immediately practicing as an associate doctor in New Orleans’ West Bank at the Algiers Chiropractic Clinic.
Knowing ahead of time, after researching the need for chiropractors in Louisiana, he moved on to Lafayette to set up his own private practice on Bertrand Drive where he practiced continuously for 18 years. “I love Acadiana, the people, and the culture!”
Now practicing in a newer, more relaxed environment at 620 Guilbeau Road in Lafayette, with water falls, aromatherapy, musictherapy, to compliment and enhance the visit by thousands of Acadian residents who regularly receive chiropractic care. “I wanted to, and we have created an environment where patients can come for treatment and ultimately relax for 10 to 20 minutes when they are here. I wanted it to be a little oasis of relaxation for the patient in the middle of a busy day.”
Along with matriculating in each annual ‘Continuing Education’ requirement for the past 23 years, Dr. Letterle has also obtained advanced certifications as a Chiropractic Sports Physician, and completed post-graduate studies in the area of Spinal Trauma & Whiplash.
Dr. Letterle and his staff regularly attend practice advancement and educational seminars in Dallas and other cities, in order to remain on the ‘cutting edge’ of providing the very best service in health care to the residents of Acadiana.
“Since the summer of 2006, we have changed our methods of adjusting, and incorporated the latest instrumentation available. This method is ultimately relaxing to the patient each visit, and eliminates the need in most cases to use the older manual methods of treatment, with the same or better effects. Now, we don’t have to twist the patient into a pretzel ! It has almost completely eliminated the fear that some patients have of potentially painful treatment while going for chiropractic care.”
Dr. Letterle can usually be found at Red Lerille’s Health Club getting a daily workout, attending a function of one of his two teenage children, or … at the clinic, tending to patients’ needs and better health. He is nearly always available by cell phone at 337-278-3375.
The latest addition to the clinic is in the area of exercise rehabilitation, with what is known as The Time Machine, or … the “4-Minute Workout Machine”; one machine of advanced engineering, that puts all the major joints and muscles through 80% of range of motion against resistance, combining muscular, aerobic and stretching exercise all in one 8-minute session, every other day. The Time Machine can be viewed at www.fastexercise.com, or at the Letterle Chiropractic Clinic.
“Patients either don’t want to join a health club and/or they say they don’t have time to exercise, and I know it is essential to maximize their spinal and nerve health. Now, we have the very best in equipment and time efficiency to offer patients to optimize their health and reserve their limited time for other things in life!”
Dr Letterle is available to present the latest in health care classes at your establishment, or for your organization: “HOW TO LIVE WELL THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS,” an incredible eye-opening Power Point presentation that will expand the awareness and perspective of even the most well-versed laymen and professional alike.
“Our mission is to educate the community about the benefits of having and maintaining a balanced and healthy spine and nervous system, and how that can help every individual to live a life of greater health and with more ease of movement, many times eliminating the need for drugs and surgeries, whether we are talking about the highest caliber athlete or the senior citizen, who might be struggling day-to-day, or the child who is experiencing too many ailments year by year, and doesn’t relate it to some spinal abnormality that has developed in the early years of life.”