Meet Our Staff
Leslie J. Daigle, PT,
received his undergraduate degree from Nicholls State University and his physical therapy degree from Duke University Medical Center in 1968. Pioneering in private practice physical therapy, Mr. Daigle was the first physical therapist in the city of Thibodaux. In addition to his years of experience, Mr. Daigle has had extensive training in orthopaedic manual therapy, sports therapy, post-operative rehabilitation, geriatrics, hand therapy, foot and ankle therapy, orthotics, exercise theory and techniques, and industrial rehabilitation. He has completed courses through notable post-graduate institutes such as the North American Institute and McKenzie Institute in addition to many others. Mr. Daigle has enjoyed focusing a portion of his expertise on the evaluation and treatment of various foot problems and is also skilled in the fabrication of customized foot orthotics.
Eddie J. Himel Jr., PT, MPS, DSc, OCS, Cert. MDT,
Dr. Himel holds a post-professional Doctorate of Science degree (DSc) in physical therapy orthopaedics . He received his undergraduate degree from Nicholls State University and his physical therapy degree from LSU Medical Center in 1981. He is an Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (Cert.MDT) through the McKenzie Institute and is one of the first several physical therapists in Louisiana to receive training in Dry Needling. Dr. Himel has also completed numerous post graduate courses in manual and manipulative therapy, women’s health, foot/ankle therapy, custom foot orthotics, sports rehabilitation, vertigo, spinal rehabilitation, functional movement systems (FMS), Sportsmetrics certification, medical conditions screening, and industrial evaluation and rehabilitation. Dr. Himel is a certified WorkSTEPS provider.
John L. Daigle, PT, OCS, COMT,
performed his undergraduate work at Nicholls State University and earned his physical therapy degree from LSU Medical Center in 1991. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and is a Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. Mr. Daigle is the only physical therapist in Louisiana with the COMT credentials from the North American Institute. He has also completed numerous advanced post-graduate courses in various manual therapy approaches, orthopaedics, sports therapy, vertigo and vestibular rehabilitation, spinal rehabilitation, and industrial evaluation and rehabilitation. Performing pre-employment screening and functional capacity evaluations, Mr. Daigle is also a certified WorkSTEPS provider.
Tracy Peltier, PT, CMT,
performed his undergraduate work at Nicholls State University and earned his physical therapy degree from LSU Medical Center in 1993. He earned a certification in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (CMT) through the Ola Grimsby Institute after completing a two-year Orthopaedic Manual Therapy residency program. Mr. Peltier has also completed numerous post-graduate courses in various manual therapy approaches, orthopaedics, pediatrics, foot and ankle therapy, office ergonomics, strength training, and post operative rehabilitation. Performing pre-employment screening and functional capacity evaluations, Mr. Peltier is also a certified WorkSTEPS provider.
Steven Landry, OT, CHT,
received his occupational therapy degree from Northeast LA University in 1995. He earned the specialization of a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) in 2002 through the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC). Mr. Landry has obtained advanced clinical experience in the treatment of upper extremity related orthopaedic and neurological conditions. He has completed numerous courses on the topics of custom hand splint fabrication and manual therapy, as well as treatment protocols for the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder region. Mr. Landry is also a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator and has a background in the fields of ergonomics, jobsite analysis, and pre-employment testing.