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 Clinic in 2006, and later opening Lakeview Movement Studio, Gayle has been focusing her patient care on 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. Gayle is also a graduate of the ConnectTherapy™ (LJ Lee) series. She is certified to use anatomical acupuncture, Gunn IMS, and manual therapy and uses these tools in her treatments. 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 is certified to teach patients Hypopressives® which is a breathing and posture technique as well is certified to fit vaginal support pessaries, to assist with recovery of pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence.
Gayle has participated as organizer and speaker at several events including local and provincial pelvic health interest groups. She enjoys talking about pelvic health and has been asked by her peers to provide interviews for a variety of online courses and podcasts. Gayle has contributed to written news columns as well as radio/online newscasts – all in the effort to improve access to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. 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 camping, playing in the dirt, and playing basketball. Occasionally, you may also hear her talk about her two cats and dog!