Dr. Gillian Altheim grew up just outside Stony Plain, Alberta. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Research Certificate in Kinesiology. Dr. Altheim then moved on to pursue chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2020. She also completed training in Neurofunctional Acupuncture through McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.
Playing sports, eating healthy and maintaining an active lifestyle are important to Dr. Altheim. She grew up playing hockey and soccer, in addition to participating in swimming and track and field. She moved on to play varsity hockey, first with the RDC Queens and then the University of Alberta Pandas.
Dr. Altheim believes practicing chiropractic using the three pillars of evidence-based care – patient values, relevant research, and clinical expertise – is of the utmost importance when it comes to treating her patients. She strives to create the best environment and treatment plans with her patients in order to get them functioning better.
Dr. Altheim’s training includes a number of manual therapy techniques and modalities. Spinal manipulation therapy, soft tissue therapy, exercise rehabilitation, shockwave therapy, mulligan mobilizations, acupuncture, and kinesio-taping are all components of treatment utilized by Dr. Altheim. She completed a certification in postnatal rehabilitation, is a certified Emergency First Responder and had the opportunity to work with hockey and soccer teams throughout her time at CMCC. She enjoys working with a variety of patients including athletes, postpartum women, young families, and older individuals. Dr. Altheim looks forward to helping you meet all of your health goals.
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