Small business Sunday is a chance for Modern Mama to help promote small businesses, many of which are local. It is an opportunity to help highlight and feature their incredible services and products to our Modern Mama audience. If you own your own business or know of a wonderful business that should be featured, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s featured business is Lakeview Physiotherapy & Movement Studio in Calgary, Alberta!
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 certified to fit vaginal pessaries and 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 pre-natal and post-partum patients and is a certified practitioner of Röst Therapy for pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain. She was one of the first physiotherapists in Canada certified to teach patients Hypopressives® which is a breathing and posture technique designed to assist with recovery of pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence.
Gayle has participated as an 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 an effort to improve access to Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. Gayle prides herself on empathetic, personalized patient care while really getting to know her patients and understanding 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 continue’s to be a sought-after 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 basketball. Occasionally, you may also hear her talk about her two cats and dog!
How did you get the idea for your business?
In 2006 my colleague and business partner, Nancy Baxter, and I opened our first physiotherapy practice in the community of Lakeview in Calgary. We got the idea to create a physiotherapy practice of our own while working together at another clinic in the city. We enjoyed working together and decided that opening a clinic that was different from other typical physiotherapy environments was something that most Calgarians were looking for. What was different about us, and still sets us apart today, is that we have all private treatment rooms instead of a large open space with curtains. Walls and a door are essential components of physiotherapy delivery in our opinion, so that everyone can feel comfortable sharing their story as well as receive treatment with comfort, privacy, and focused attention. As our business has grown, we moved to a larger clinic space in 2015 as well as opened our first studio space in 2017, moving to the larger studio location in 2020 that you see today. Throughout our growth, while adding other practitioners and services, our core values have stayed the same with personal, comfortable, and dedicated care for all.
How did you come up with the name for your business?
We got really creative here! You wouldn’t believe the iterations of name and logo we went through….but we decided to keep it simple and name our business on location and services! We have rebranded a bit over the years to include the Movement Studio, as this is where we offer our multi-disciplinary services including Pilates. With both buildings only a short walk from each other, we do consider ourselves one business just with two locations!
What kind of services do you offer?
We are a multi-disciplinary practice with an abundance of professionals and experience.
Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team includes adult female, male, transgender, and children areas of practice
- Pre and post natal care includes preparing for birth, bowel and bladder issues, back/hip/pelvic pain
- Pelvic organ prolapse & pessary fitting
- Painful intercourse & sexual dysfunction
We offer other Physiotherapy for all ages which includes the following:
- Orthopedics and sports
- MVA injuries
- Arthritis & joint pain
- Vestibular therapy
- Pediatric – gross motor delays and infant torticollis and plagiocephaly
Pilates & Movement Individual treatment & classes
- Physio Pilates including After Baby Programs
- Pilates with an Instructor
Registered Massage Therapy
- Pre and post natal
- Manual Lymph Drainage
- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Neurokinetic therapy
- Fertility, peri-natal, menopause
- Children’s growth & health
Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine & Holistic nutrition counselling
- Herbal medicine
- Fertility support
How can our readers find you?
We can be very social!
We also love to chat!
You can book online:
Or come and see us in person at either of our Lakeview locations:
Lakeview Physiotherapy Clinic
#11, 6449 Crowchild Tr SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 5R7
Lakeview Movement Studio
6620 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 5R8
What makes your business perfect for our modern mama’s?
Mama’s are at the heart of our business. We offer treatments specific to fertility & pregnancy as well as services that help with breastfeeding and return to movement after baby. Whether seeing one of our practitioners at the Clinic or Studio location, we can help the entire family. Our business hours (early mornings and evenings including Saturdays) can make it easier for people to find the right time to get the right help, whatever their needs.