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.
Renée graduated from the University of Alberta in 1997, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in P...
Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with distinction from the University of Alberta in 2000. She is certified in Anatomical Acupuncture (2001) and Pelvic Health Physiotherapy (2008). 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 treat peri-natal and pelvic girdle dysfunction, back and neck pain, as well as the treatment and prevention of sports injuries through technique analysis and sport specific rehabilitation. She has training in Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute) which is a helpful technique for women after cesarean section or other surgery. She has accreditation to teach Hypopressive Low Pressure Fitness ™. She has completed the ConnectTherapy™ series with Dr. LJ Lee; this is a whole body approach to assessment and treatment that greatly improves recovery.
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, and keeping up with her two boys.
Heather obtained her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy with distinction from the University of...
Renee Poloprutsky has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries from acute sprains or strains to spinal injuries such as motor vehicle accidents to more complex multi-area pain and body involvement. She enjoys treating a wide cross section of patients from children to seniors to weekend warriors. Renee is well versed in helping patients who are going through interventional injections and prolotherapy and can treat both in clinic or virtually.
Renee has a hands on approach to treatment. She feels the right combination of manual therapy, dry needling, education and specific exercises will help her patients get back to moving painfree and doing what they love! As most problems are multifactorial, she focuses on delivering a comprehensive, individualized approach to each patient.
Renee feels one of the best parts of physio is getting to be a life long learner. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy with distinction. She achieved the highest designation of Manual Therapy, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manual Therapy in 2002 and her Gunn IMS certification in 2000. She has taken and continues to take numerous courses and conferences over the years that have added to her expertise as a therapist and her ability to use current evidence based practice approaches. Her most recent courses included a strength and neuromuscular conditioning course, running injury and prevention, advanced mastering of the shoulder, neck and concussion and clinical pearls in the treatment of chronic pain.
Outside of work Renee is a busy soccer and dance mom who likes to hike, ski and cook!
Renee Poloprutsky has over 25 years of clinical experience in treating a variety of musculoskelet...
Lindsey grew up in the Edmonton area and obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Biological
Sciences with distinction and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of
Alberta in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
Lindsey absolutely loves her job and believes that passion shines through. She has a wide variety
of experiences and courses to help get you moving your best.
Lindsey is certified in
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) and acupuncture (CAFCI) as well as additional postgraduate
orthopedic courses through the National Orthopedic Division, Mulligan, and ConnectTherapy
courses. After having her second child, Lindsey became interested in Women’s Health and has
taken additional training to help clients with pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, pain,
prolapse and pre/post partum. She also has an interest and experience working with neurological
conditions, such as Post-Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease. Her certifications in
this area include LSVT movement training for Parkinson’s disease and courses in the Advanced
Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome through Return to Play (R2P).
Lindsey was a former national team member competing in three different World University
Games for both pole vault and high jump. She was the 2014 National Champion in pole vault.
She continues to maintain an active lifestyle via hiking, running, rock climbing and chasing after
her two young children.
Lindsey recently moved to Calgary and is excited to be a part of the Lakeview Physiotherapy
Lindsey grew up in the Edmonton area and obtained both her Bachelor of Science in Biological
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.
A native Calgarian, Nancy has been practicing physiotherapy since graduating from the University ...
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.
Born and raised in Calgary, Lori graduated from the University of Alberta in 2002, obtaining her ...
Barbara is committed to best evidence practice and enjoys doing her best for her clients and working with them to achieve their individualized goals.
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 is complimented 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, 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 is committed to best evidence practice and enjoys doing her best for her clients and work...
Michelle graduated from the University of Alberta 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, concussion management, radiology, and manual therapy. When appropriate, Michelle can order x-rays and ultrasounds to assist in her management of various musculoskeletal conditions.
From working at various private practices, she has experience working with a number of conditions such as motor vehicle injuries, post-surgery, 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 continuing education courses and practical experience.
Michelle graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy ...
Carmen completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 2002, but her quest for knowledge did not end there. Her love of learning has led her to complete certifications in Spinal Manipulation, Gunn IMS, and Anatomical Acupuncture. She has taken additional courses in pelvic health and running injuries.
In 2014 Carmen began training in the ConnectTherapy™️ (LJ Lee) and The
Thoracic Ring Approach™️ (LJ Lee) assessment and treatment models developed by Dr LJ Lee. Do you need to say LJ Lee 3 times? These models provide a framework that is used to assess and treat the whole person, helping Carmen to locate the driving causes of pain and dysfunction that are specific to her patient’s goals. Carmen’s passion for and skill with these models resulted in an invitation to be a junior teaching assistant for these courses. 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 also worked in British Columbia and Alberta. Carmen enjoys spending time outdoors with her family hiking and camping. She loves to dance and has learned a variety of Latin and ballroom styles, but her greatest affection is for West Coast Swing.
Carmen completed her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 200...
Linc Pisio, Physiotherapist
BScPT, Acupuncture, Orthopedic & Men’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
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.
Linc Pisio, Physiotherapist
BScPT, Acupuncture, Orthopedic & Men’s Pelvic Health Physiotherap...
Julie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and then continued on to finish her Master of Science degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. Post graduate courses include additional training in both traditional acupuncture and dry needling as well as certification in Women’s pelvic health physiotherapy.
Julie is especially passionate about providing a high standard of care and education for pre- and post-natal patients. She is a strong advocate of movement therapy, engaging patients to play an active role in recovery and health maintenance. Julie is very active outside of the clinic-playing hockey, hiking and biking.
She utilizes her diverse background in sport to help patients reach their own personal goals.
Julie completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry and then continued on to ...
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...
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.
Sacha graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005 with dual Bachelor of Science degrees...