We are Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture – a local and distinctive Physiotherapy clinic in Calgary owned and operated by physiotherapists since 2006. Our mission has always been to be a different kind of physiotherapy clinic. Our clinic provides a private environment for patients to tell their personal story and our physiotherapists take ample time to listen to these stories. Each treatment is unique for each patient.
We aim high to solve our patient’s physical problems. Our clinic has proven to be a success – for the patient’s getting better and telling others that we are here to help – and for our physiotherapists and staff who enjoy working here.
Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture is here to help the entire family. Movement is our business.
About Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture
Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture was founded in 2006 by Nancy Baxter and Gayle Hulme. As physiotherapists, Nancy and Gayle knew how important the clinic environment is to the patient and physiotherapist. With that in mind, they set out to create a space with private treatment rooms – gone are the curtains and rows of treatment tables!
Our first clinic gave us the right start with just enough space for our private treatment room concept. We have grown over the years….with more patients to help and more physiotherapists to work. In 2015 we moved into our current larger clinic. Our private treatment rooms have continued to be a mainstay of practice; this allows for the utmost in confidentiality and comfort that our patients love.
Of course, it’s not just about the clinic but the skills all of our physiotherapists have that make us a success. We have a talented group of physiotherapists who all are dedicated to their profession.
Our Diverse Skillset
- Arthritis treatment and management
- Car accident (MVA) injury assessment and treatment
- Clinical Pilates and Stott Pilates® Reformer exercises
- Dizziness and Vestibular rehabilitation
- Hypopressive/Low Pressure Fitness™
- Intramuscular Stimulation (Gunn IMS) and Acupuncture
- Integrated Systems Model and Connect Therapy™
- Manual therapy and spinal manipulation
- Pelvic health physiotherapy for women, men, and children: the entire family!
- Pediatric physiotherapy to help with baby’s head and neck as well as developmental concerns
- Pre and post-natal physiotherapy and education
- Scoliosis management and exercises
- Sport and recreational sprain/strain injury treatment
Our Practice: A Comfortable Space for Healing
BScPT, BPE, Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner, Spinal Manipulation, FCAMT
Barbara graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with distinction in 1981. Her passion for physiotherapy, health, and the movement sciences are complemented by a Bachelor of Physical Education degree with distinction (University of Calgary) and ongoing certification as a fitness instructor.
Barbara has extensive post-graduate training, some of which includes: certification in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Concussion Treatment, Spinal Stabilization Exercise Training, Running Injury Prevention, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie), Treating Persistent Pain and certification to teach GLA:D (a very successful program for hip and knee osteoarthritis).
In 2008, Barbara successfully completed her Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Examination and received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (internationally recognized designation in manual therapy). She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). Barbara loves to keep learning and is committed to best evidence practice. She enjoys doing her best for her clients and working with them to achieve their individualized goals.
BScPT, Certified Gunn IMS, Spinal Manipulation, FCAMPT
Renée graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy with Distinction. She completed her Intermediate Manual Therapy exam (Part A) in 2000, was fortunate enough to train directly with Dr. Chan Gunn, the founder of Gunn IMS, to obtain her certification in Intramuscular Stimulation in 2000, and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) in 2002.
In addition to these post-graduation certifications, Renée has also taken a wide variety of continuing education courses to complement her skill set and build her vast knowledge base. Having recently taken the Advanced Mastering the Shoulder course, she is enjoying incorporating this refined evidence-based assessment and treatment approach for clients suffering from shoulder pain due to arthritis, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries, bursitis and much more.
Over the course of her 20+ year career, Renée has worked extensively with patients suffering from neck and back pain, sporting injuries and much more. She also has a wealth of experience treating clients undergoing prolotherapy as well as other interventional treatments such as facet blocks.
Renée enjoys treating a diverse clientele using a balanced approach, incorporating manual therapy, IMS, exercise and education, specifically tailored to the individual needs of each person. She is a highly dedicated, compassionate and skilled therapist who is constantly striving to improve the overall well-being of her patients.
Megan graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Previously, she earned a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Calgary.
Megan developed an interest in therapeutic exercise and recovery from injury as a young athlete, while competing in Freestyle Skiing at a National level. She began her physiotherapy career in Sports Medicine. Her love of working with children soon led her into the field of pediatrics.
She worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and then continued on to private practice pediatrics. She has experience treating babies, children and adolescents with orthopaedic concerns, physical challenges and gross motor delays.
Megan was first introduced to Pilates in 2004. She was immediately intrigued with the method, and found that it was very effective in combining traditional therapeutic exercises into whole body movement. Specifically, postural awareness, breathing, motor control and stability training. She went on to complete her STOTT Pilates™ certification, as a complement to her physiotherapy practice.
Megan has experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns, including low back pain, neurological conditions, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, as well as neck and shoulder injuries. She has specific training and experience in Women’s Health for diastasis recovery and improving pelvic girdle pain during and after pregnancy.
She is passionate about teaching people to connect with their bodies, move without pain, and return to activity with increased strength and awareness.
Regardless of how you find yourself in physical pain or dysfunction, it’s likely taking a toll on your usual activities. Linc’s physio practice over the last 19 years has focused on improving patients’ symptoms and returning them to their previous levels of activity. Following thorough assessment, he individualizes treatment using a wide range of hands-on techniques including manual therapy, acupuncture, dry needling and myofascial release. He believes in the power of being able to manage one’s own condition, and devotes much attention to teaching each person about their condition and providing tools (judicious exercises and other techniques) to assist in moving forward.
In addition to treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions, he treats males with various pelvic floor complaints, such as urinary and bowel difficulties, erectile problems, and pain in the genital, saddle and tailbone areas. He has studied male pelvic floor dysfunction with experts in Canada and the USA. Balance and dizziness is another area of special interest.
Linc studied at the University of Saskatchewan, and was awarded his BSc and the Gold Medal in Physical Therapy in 1999. Since then, he has practiced in private orthopedic and sports injury clinics in Saskatoon and Calgary. He has certifications from Acupuncture Canada and the University of Alberta’s Medical Acupuncture program, and he’s a certified practitioner of Gokavi transverse dry-needling technique. He’s completed many myofascial release courses with John Barnes and others, and a series of Integrated Systems Model courses with L.J. Lee.
Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2000. She is certified in Anatomical Acupuncture (2001), Gunn IMS Dry Needling (UBC, 2017) and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (2008). She has done extensive post graduate training in manual therapy and in 2016 she received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT).
Heather has a passion to help people with peri-natal and pelvic girdle dysfunction, incontinence, back, neck and tailbone pain, as well as the treatment and prevention of sports injuries through technique analysis and sport specific rehabilitation. She has had training (with Dr. LJ Lee) in movement analysis and corrective exercises for alignment and movement impairments; she is working towards accreditation in ConnectTherapyTM. She has training in Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute) which is a helpful technique for people with abdominal scar tissue and for women after caesarean section. She also has accreditation to teach Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™.
Heather’s interest in global health took her to Zambia and Tanzania where she volunteered in rural and urban hospitals in clinical and academic settings, as well as with an internationally competitive swim squad.
In her practice, Heather strives to continuously advance her learning, to listen and to work with each of her patients to achieve their goals in therapy. Outside of work, she enjoys hockey, hiking in the mountains, and keeping up with her two boys.
BScPT, BA. Psych, Certified Medical Acupuncture, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
A University of Alberta graduate, Corina obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1995.
Corina has spent her physiotherapy career continuously expanding her knowledge and skills, which includes certification in Traditional Chinese Medical acupuncture (2003) and a Doula certification (2005). Corina also has extensive postgraduate training in orthopaedics and pelvic health specifically in the treatment of the pelvic floor including treatment for pregnancy related dysfunctions, post-obstetrical trauma, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain.
Corina maintains a very busy practice offering much needed help to women with pelvic floor dysfunctions as she incorporates both orthopaedic skills and acupuncture in her active approach to treating the pelvic health and perinatal population. Corina brings her dedication to excellence in part from her experience as a nationally ranked athlete as well as her desire for incorporating an extensive holistic approach within her treating philosophy.
Outside of the clinic, Corina is a busy mom of 4 and she enjoys spending time being active with her kids and running and hiking, when time allows.
Lori Walker Krause
BScPT, Acupuncture, Pediatrics, Women’s and Children’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Born and raised in Calgary, Lori graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002, obtaining her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy (with distinction), and being awarded the Dean’s Gold Medal for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. Lori’s extensive clinical experience has included work in both private clinics and hospital settings, as well as providing home-based treatment options to families with children with special needs.
Lori is certified in medical acupuncture, and is also a certified K-Tape Practitioner (with specific training in Women’s Health applications), and certified Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™ Instructor. For those not familiar with Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness, this technique uses specific postures and breathing techniques to improve postural alignment, deep core strength and stability, and even improve the status and symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.
Lori’s training includes Women’s pelvic health and Children’s pelvic health. She has completed additional specialty training in incontinence (both urinary and fecal), dyspareunia (painful intercourse), and pelvic floor rehabilitation. Further education in orthopedics, manual muscle therapy, core stability training, and many pediatric-based training courses allow Lori to draw from a number of treatment pathways to address your unique concerns and goals.
Lori is passionate about Women’s Health and Pediatrics, and has a keen interest in health promotion and the preventive measures people can take to maintain and improve their overall health and well-being.
Recognized as a local expert in Plagiocephaly and Torticollis, Lori has been responsible for many parent-education initiatives, and has also presented to numerous groups of physicians, pediatric residents, and other health care professionals, including at the Physiotherapy National Congress in May, 2009. Lori is very excited to be a part of Lakeview Physiotherapy and looks forward to providing you and your family with the highest level of care.
BScPT, Acupuncture, Certified Gunn IMS
Michelle graduated from the University of Alberta in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with distinction. She began her career in an acute care hospital before continuing on to private practice. Michelle’s extensive post-graduate courses include acupuncture, Gunn IMS, myofascial release, and manual therapy. She is also certified to order diagnostic imaging (x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs) when deemed necessary. Michelle has a passion for continuing education and strives to learn new techniques and skills throughout her career.
From working at various private practices, she has experience working with a number of conditions such as work-related injuries, post-surgery, motor vehicle accidents, and repetitive strain injuries. With her caring and compassionate nature, Michelle strives to return clients to their maximum potential by integrating all the knowledge and skills from her post graduate courses and practical experience.
Outside of the clinic, Michelle is a avid traveler; but Alberta is home where she enjoys experiencing the culinary scene, baking, and swimming.
Carmen completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002 but her quest for knowledge did not end there. She has a love of learning which has led her to a certification in Spinal Manipulation, Gunn IMS, and Anatomical Acupuncture. She has taken additional courses in pelvic health and running injuries.
In 2014 Carmen was drawn to the ConnectTherapy™ (LJ Lee) and TheThoracic Ring Approach™ (LJ Lee) assessment and treatment models developed by Dr LJ Lee. Her passion and skill in these models has allowed her the opportunity to be a junior teaching assistant for these courses and is always enthusiastic to discuss how they have changed her practice and her life. This training has provided her with a framework to assess and treat the whole person, locate the driving causes of pain and dysfunction that are specific to your goals. These models in conjunction with her previous training have given Carmen a unique skill set that enables her to provide truly personalized care. An explanation of the ConnectTherapy and The Thoracic Ring Approach can be found in the following links: ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach.
Although originally from Saskatchewan she has enjoyed working in British Columbia and Alberta. Carmen enjoys spending time with her family outdoors hiking and camping. She loves to dance and has learned a variety of Latin and ballroom dances but her greatest passion in dance is West Coast Swing.
Jennifer Frey obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003 from the University of Saskatchewan. She has participated in extensive post-graduate training including Levels 1-5 Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy, Kinesio Taping and Thoracic Ring Technique, Gokavi Transverse technique in dry needling, AFCI Level 1 acupuncture,. She has recently completed her STOTT Pilates training and incorporates focused movement and strengthening in her treatment plans.
Identifying the “root” cause of the dysfunction and not “chasing the pain” is her treatment philosophy. She uses a combination of manual and myofascial therapy, education, and therapeutic exercise to optimize her patient’s well being. As an amateur runner, she has developed a special interest in running injuries and prevention programs. Outside the clinic, you will find her cooking and baking for her family and running in the great outdoors.
MScPT, Acupuncture, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Julie completed both her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry with distinction and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She gained a broad perspective in orthopaedic rehabilitation while practicing physiotherapy in Yellowknife and Indonesia. During this time Julie became interested in pelvic health and, after having two babies of her own, decided to concentrate solely in this area.
Julie’s expertise in the area of pelvic health physiotherapy is supported by her active decision to pursue learning opportunities that will enhance her practice and best serve her patients. During treatment, Julie uses a variety of techniques and methods to help patients reach their rehabilitation goals. Julie is trained in traditional acupuncture, dry needling, myofascial release, pre or post-natal care, and chronic pain. She is also certified to instruct patients in Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness™ techniques and enjoys leading group classes.
Julie is passionate about providing a high standard of care and education for all of her patients, including women experiencing pre or post-natal complications, incontinence, or pain with intercourse. She is a strong advocate of movement therapy, engaging patients to play an active role in recovery and health maintenance.
Outside of the clinic, Julie enjoys playing competitive hockey and spending time hiking in the mountains with her family.
MScPT, BSc Kin, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Certified Functional Dry Needling
Lindsay graduated with a Master’s of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2012 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She is level 2 certified in Functional Dry Needling, as well as having completed the Level 1 and 2 lower post graduate course in manual therapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has completed training in Women’s Urinary Incontinence from Uro Sante in Montreal, Level II and III Female and Male pelvic pain courses from Pelvic Health Solutions, as well as specialty courses from Pelvic Health Solutions including, Pregnancy and the Pelvic Floor, Pelvic Girdle Pain and the Pelvic Floor, and Mobilization of Visceral Fascia for Treatment of Pelvic Dysfunction- Level 1: The Urinary System.
Her post-graduate career goal has always been to work with Women’s Health/ Pelvic Floor clientele. Lindsay’s practice focuses on treating women’s urinary incontinence, and Male and Female pelvic pain through education, manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription. She is continuing to expand her professional knowledge, with her primary focus on Pelvic Health, as well as staying on top of new literature and techniques that are being developed in order to provide the best possible care to her clients.
Lindsay was born and raised on the east coast and her true passion outside of her practice is spending family time with her husband and young son, Owen. She also avidly enjoys downhill skiing, and sailing.
PT, MScPT, BKin, Functional Dry Needling, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
A born and raised Calgarian, Kaitlyn completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with Honors at the University of Calgary in 2014. She then went on to complete the Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta. After graduating, Kaitlyn began her career working in orthopedic private practice. She developed an interest in Women’s and Pelvic Health early on in her career and is passionate about helping women with various pelvic dysfunction throughout pregnancy and the post-partum period to reach their treatment goals.
Kaitlyn takes an integrative approach in her treatment. She completed her pelvic health training through Pelvic Health Solutions Levels 1-3. She has completed training in Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness as well as Röst Therapy for pelvic girdle pain. Kaitlyn is also certified in Functional Dry Needling. She hopes to complete training in STOTT Pilates mat and reformer in the near future.
Outside of the clinic Kaitlyn enjoys hiking in the mountains, yoga and spending time with family and friends.
As long as she can remember, Gayle has always wanted to be a physiotherapist. Having obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000, Gayle has continued to expand her knowledge with extensive post-graduate coursework. Since co-founding Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture in 2006, Gayle has been focusing her patient care on Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Gayle is proud to be a leading physiotherapist in Calgary certified to treat pelvic health disorders such as urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, painful intercourse (dyspareunia) and other types of pelvic pain. She loves helping the pre-natal and post-partum patient and is a certified practitioner of Röst Therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. She was one of the first few pelvic health physiotherapists in Canada certified to teach patients Hypopressive/Low Pressure Fitness™ designed to assist with recovery of pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence.
Gayle is a graduate of the ConnectTherapy™ (LJ Lee) series and is certified to use anatomical acupuncture, Gunn IMS, manual therapy, and to fit pessaries for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Gayle has participated as organizer and speaker at a number of events including local and provincial pelvic health physiotherapist interest groups and at “Kegels and Cocktails” in Calgary. She enjoys talking about pelvic health and has been asked by her peers to provide expert interviews for a variety of online courses and podcasts. Gayle has been mentioned in a number of written news columns as well as radio/online newscasts – all in the effort to improve access to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy.
In the clinic, Gayle prides herself on empathetic, personalized patient care while really getting to know her patients and understand their goals. She is motivated most by her patients! Applying a deeper level of understanding to her treatments has allowed Gayle to stay at the forefront of her profession and continues to be a sought-out practitioner in her field.
With all that being said, her biggest life achievement has been raising her two amazing sons alongside her wonderful husband. They enjoy trips to the farm, camping, biking, and just playing in the dirt. Occasionally, you may also hear her talk about her two cats!
A native Calgarian, Nancy has been practicing physiotherapy since graduating from the University of Alberta in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. Nancy’s love for athletics and fitness led her to focus on sports medicine and orthopedics early in her career.
Diversifying interests and experiences over the years has included much work with arthritis, the treatment of persistent pain and offering treatments for those baby boomers trying to stay health and active!
Nancy is certified in acupuncture and IMS. Today, Nancy’s treatment style reflects her successful integration of techniques and philosophies gained through her varied work settings and many ongoing postgraduate studies.
Nancy brings energy and commitment to her practice, her patients, and to her business Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture which she established in 2006 along with her business partner Gayle Hulme.
Currently on maternity leave.
Sacha graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology and Physiotherapy. Although a Saskatoon girl at heart, she moved to Alberta in 2006 to experience the adventures of mountain and big city living. Along with the experience that has come with treating a diverse clientele, Sacha has attended many post-graduate courses to further her assessment and treatment skills.
She is certified to practice both IMS and acupuncture, and has completed courses on spinal + pelvic girdle pain and instability, evidence based manual treatment techniques, spinal manipulation, and myofascial release techniques. Sacha has also completed the Integrated Systems Model (LJ Lee & Diane Lee) courses and is trained in the Thoracic Ring Theory (LJ Lee), which she incorporates into her whole-body assessment and treatments.
To help simplify her patients’ rehab experience, Sacha is also certified to order diagnostic imaging (x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs) when indicated. Sacha has a great passion for physiotherapy and enjoys helping her patients successfully reach their goals.
MScPT, Integrated Dry Needling, Pilates, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
Currently on maternity leave.
Leah graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with distinction in 2010, and went on to complete her Masters Degree in Physiotherapy in 2012. Leah’s career as a Physiotherapist started out working with the pediatric population, including children that had neuromuscular syndromes and Autism spectrum disorder. She continued to have a passion for children, but began treating adults with musculoskeletal complaints such as neck and low back pain. It was here where she became quite interested in treating pelvic and low back pain in women that were pregnant, or early in the postpartum period.
In 2014, Leah relocated to Brisbane, Australia, where she had an opportunity to further her training in Pilates, rehabilitative exercise and Women’s health. Here, she gained experience treating a variety of conditions including: Pelvic girdle pain, urinary incontinence and urgency, and low back pain during pregnancy and post-partum period.
She utilities a whole body approach with patients, with a strong focus on manual therapy, integrated dry needling, and functional exercise to improve core and pelvic girdle strength to prevent future dysfunction.
Her postgraduate certifications include: Orthopedic level 1, Pilates, Integrated dry needling, Women’s Health and Yoga Teacher Training.
She is passionate about spreading the word about Women’s health, and helping her patients to reach their goals!
Involved in Our Community
Over the years, Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture has been involved in local community initiatives and events such as The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, Lakeview Community Association Fun Days, Marda Gras Street Festival, Forzani’s Mother’s Day Walk and several educational trade shows. We are part of your community.
We understand that life is sometimes hard to schedule. We get it. If you can’t make your scheduled appointment, we ask that you give us a minimum of 24 hours’ notice to avoid paying the cancellation/no-show fee.
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