Dr. Rae is a licensed acupuncturist and registered member of the College of Acupuncturists of Alberta. She completed the four year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (herbal medicine) Diploma at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2018. Rae also holds a certificate in Holistic Nutrition Counselling from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Rae’s nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and 12 year pharmacy assistant career combine to provide a truly integrated and holistic approach to her practice. Her varied background allows her to stay current on innovation in both modern and traditional medicine.
WHAT RAE TREATS:
Rae’s interests include reproductive health for all genders, pregnancy support, painful or irregular menstruation and associated disorders (PCOS, PMS, endometriosis), digestive health, and stress and anxiety management. She also enjoys treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries, pain, and whiplash associated disorders (WAD injuries).
TECHNIQUES RAE USES:
Rae combines Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, IMS/dry needling, cupping, nutritional, herbal and lifestyle counselling to achieve balance, optimal performance and well-being in her patients. Rae prides herself in her ability to hold space and truly listen to her patients.
WHAT RAE LOVES OUTSIDE OF WORK:
Rae is passionate about training for ultra-marathons and cracking cold beers on mountain-tops. She loves spending time camping and adventuring with her partner, eating vegetables, and trying new things that scare her, like rock climbing and dealing with spiders that sneak into the tent.
Dr. Rae is a licensed acupuncturist and registered member of the College of Acupuncturists of Alb...
Delaine graduated from the Massage Therapy Program from Mount Royal University in
Since then, over the course of 25 years, she has studied and has certifications in numerous modalities. Her practice is rooted in traditional Swedish techniques and integrates this with Myofascial release, Trigger Point therapy, Cranial Sacral and Active Release type techniques. Delaine holds certifications in Advanced Orthopaedic
techniques, Manual Lymphatic Drainage which aims at reducing pre and post surgical edema. She is also certified in Perinatal massage and loves working with expectant mothers.
Delaine is always looking for other modalities to enhance her practice and help her
clients in recovery, improved mobility and believes that further education is key to a
successful practice and to help her clients achieve their goals. Delaine enjoys working
with a diverse set of clients from all levels of sport, fitness, injury and conditions.
A lifetime of participation in competitive and recreational sport has brought an
understanding of injury and recovery from the viewpoint of client and therapist.
She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary setting and has collaborated over the years
with Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Physical Trainers and Medical Doctors.
Delaine is thrilled to be joining the community at Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture’s Movement Studio.
Delaine graduated from the Massage Therapy Program from Mount Royal University in
Rama Swami is a pelvic health physiotherapist who completed her postgraduate studies through the All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her experience in healthcare settings ranges from hospitals, nursing homes, and private practice clinics.
She moved to Calgary in 2012 with her husband.
After delivering her daughter through a c-section, she realized the importance of taking care of her health. It fueled her passion to help women through different stages of their pregnancy and postpartum journey and inspired her to help them live the life they want to live.
Rama Swami provides continuing education as a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students graduating from the University of Alberta.
Certifications and Specialties
*Level 3 Certification in Pelvic Health Dysfunction
*Certification in treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse
*Advanced training in treating Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
*Certified in Chronic Pain Management
*Trained in Trauma-informed care (for physical and sexual trauma )
*Yoga as a therapeutic approach in Pelvic Health Care
Rama Swami is a pelvic health physiotherapist who completed her postgraduate studies through the ...
Dr. Gayle Maguire
BSc, ND, Acupuncture, Prolotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy
Gayle knew she wanted to enter medicine from a young age though struggled initially to decide between the different specialities. At 15 years old, she first learned about naturopathic medicine which appealed to her desire to help people feel better by listening to patient symptoms and getting to the root of the issue. She completed her Science degree at the University of Manitoba and realised during her training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, that naturopathic doctors can help support conventional medicine. Gayle loves helping patients who know something is not working optimally in their body and need professional guidance in interpreting the messages from their body.
Shortly after starting to practice in 2006, Gayle also began teaching and eventually serving as Dean of Academics at the Canadian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Expanding on her passion for acupuncture, Gayle has taken additional training in cosmetic acupuncture, intravenous nutrition, prolotherapy, and craniosacral therapy.
Gayle was a long-time presenter at the Calgary Public Library and Mommy Connections and regular contributor to community newsletters in her early days of practice. In 2015, Gayle was published as a co-author on a journal article for health in teenagers. More recently, she spends her time helping to organise the annual conference for naturopathic doctors in Alberta, by serving on the competency committee for the CNDA, and by volunteering with Play-It-Forward Projects.
Her approach to patient care is grounded, with an interest in long-term sustainable plans that use a minimalist approach with supplements by including lifestyle recommendations, diet, stress and sleep supports. Her passion is treating children and hormonal, stress, and thyroid disorders, particularly in peri-menopausal and menopausal women.
She is happy mother of three, so when not busy enjoying them and their activities (lots of soccer and hockey!), she can be found in the garden and experimenting with carpentry.
Dr. Gayle Maguire
BSc, ND, Acupuncture, Prolotherapy, Craniosacral Therapy
Gayle knew she wante...
Since co-founding Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture in 2006, Gayle has been focusing her patient care on Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy. She is proud to be a leading physiotherapist in Calgary certified to treat a multitude of pelvic health disorders such as urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, painful intercourse (dyspareunia) and 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 also a graduate of the ConnectTherapy™ (LJ Lee) series and is certified to use anatomical acupuncture and Gunn IMS as part of her patient treatments. Seeing Gayle will give you a global, whole-body approach to alleviating your pelvic dysfunction.
Since co-founding Lakeview Physiotherapy & Acupuncture in 2006, Gayle has been focusing her p...
Susan Bocchinfuso is a University of Alberta graduate where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1999 and Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 2004.
Throughout her 15+ year career she has taken numerous post graduate courses including advanced training in pelvic health. Susan is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and has completed her training as a Yoga Instructor. Her area of expertise centres around pelvic health and women’s wellness: before baby, after baby, menopause and everything in between. In addition to this, she also has extensive knowledge in oncology especially when it comes to managing some of the side-effects that come with cancer treatment. She has experience working with all cancer diagnoses and prognoses. Her knowledge as a yoga instructor combined with her expertise as a physical therapist has helped her have an integrative approach to treating the whole woman. She firmly believes that there is both an art and a science to healing and this serves to customize her treatments to meet her clients where they are at. Evidence based practise, presence, and trust are the cornerstones of her treatment philosophy. Aside from her family, fancy cocktails, and the outdoors, there is nothing she loves more than a really good gut-busting laugh.
Susan Bocchinfuso is a University of Alberta graduate where she earned both a Bachelor of Arts in...
Lecia Poole graduated from the University of British Columbia - Okanagan in 2019 with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics. She has since completed the STOTT Pilates course for both mat and Reformer and has continued her education in prenatal and postpartum pilates. She is eager to utilize this knowledge and help her clients with better movement and exercise skills.
Lecia has had a passion for health and fitness since a young age, obtaining a certificate in Performance and Visual Arts at Central Memorial High School in Calgary. She also participated in dance and athletics as a member of the Color Guard in the Calgary Round-up band and the Calgary Stetson Show Band. Her primary motivation is to work with people to improve their general health and fitness, as well as their mobility.
Lecia Poole graduated from the University of British Columbia - Okanagan in 2019 with a Bachelor ...
Born and raised in Kelowna BC, Vanessa was exposed to the many sports and activities the Okanagan has to offer. Once she became introduced to weight training, the complexity of the human body and the way it’s capable of moving fascinated her. This, combined with her passion for helping others, led her to pursue a career in Massage Therapy.
Vanessa graduated from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in 2018 and practiced as an RMT in BC for 3 years. Throughout her career as a Massage Therapist, she’s found a passion for helping people recover from injuries so they can get back to doing the things they love, whether that be within their occupation, tasks of daily living, or getting back to their favourite sports or activities.
Vanessa loves to collaborate with clients and create dynamic treatments, keeping in mind that each body is different and shouldn’t be treated the same. She’s eager to apply her knowledge and uses a combination of myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release, and Swedish massage in her treatments.
When she’s not at the clinic, you can find Vanessa anywhere from local restaurants, at a park playing spike ball, or scoping out the best location to watch the sunset!
Born and raised in Kelowna BC, Vanessa was exposed to the many sports and activities the Okanagan...
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.
Megan graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherap...
Yvonne grew up in the Niagara region and began her physiotherapy career after completing her masters at the University of Toronto in 2014. She developed her skills in manual therapy and her passion for pelvic health at busy clinics downtown Toronto but has recently made the move to Calgary!
Over the years Yvonne has taken extensive courses in manual therapy and has completed her Intermediate Exam through the Orthopaedic Division of Canada. Most recently she has started her training in the McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment approach. In addition, Yvonne has participated in many pelvic health courses allowing her to effectively treat prenatal & postpartum clients as well as those dealing incontinence, pain and prolapse.
With both her orthopaedic and pelvic health clients, Yvonne makes everyone feel comfortable with her warm personality and friendly approach. She employs a holistic lens to her assessments and uses a multitude of treatment techniques with a special focus on exercise rehabilitation. Yvonne personally practices yoga, barre and Pilates and therefore regularly applies this approach to her treatment plans and encourages her clients to take an active role in their recovery.
Yvonne is very excited to be a part of the Lakeview team and to explore the city of Calgary and of course, the mountains!
Yvonne grew up in the Niagara region and began her physiotherapy career after completing her mast...
Jennifer graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003 with a BScPT in Physical Therapy. As a life long learner, she has attended numerous post graduate courses including acupuncture, dry needling, levels 1-5 of the Advanced Orthopaedic and Manual Therapy Diploma program, Kinesio-taping, myofascial ball release, Diagnostic Imaging, Hypopressives, Yoga and the pelvic floor, Pilates and Chronic Pain Management.
Her current treatment style aims to identify and treat the true causes of movement dysfunction and deliver personalized exercise programs to “ connect, restore, synchronise and strengthen.”
Her classes are designed to increase body awareness and create positive movement strategies in order to move effectively and with confidence after injury. She is thrilled to help clients achieve their personal goals and to return to their favorite activities without pain.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003 with a BScPT in Physical Therapy. ...
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. After working with a varied caseload in private practice for a few years, Leah developed a special interest in Women’s Health including working with pregnant and post-partum clients.
In 2014, Leah relocated to Brisbane, Australia, where she had an opportunity to further her interest and 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. Following her return to Canada she has completed post graduate training to treat fecal incontinence, painful intercourse and has added Hypopressive training to her repertoire.
Leah is passionate about spreading the word about Women’s health, and helping her patients to reach their goals. She utilities a whole body approach in her treatment philosophy, 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 pelvic health practice is enhanced with her Clinical Pilates sessions and small group classes on Wednesday evenings.
Outside of the clinic Leah enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Leah graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with dis...