Physiotherapist and Acupuncture
Charlotte Dowhaniuk was just 16 when she decided to become a physiotherapist. “I played tons of sports and had tons of injuries,” she says, it seemed like a perfect fit for someone who loved sports and cared a lot about others.
Thirty some years later, Charlotte is still glad she took the leap. She earned a degree in physiotherapy from the University of Alberta in 1992 and went on to become a skilled practitioner known for her kind bedside manner and diverse skill set. Charlotte holds a diploma in Advanced Manual Therapy, and over the years, she’s taken courses on orthopedic techniques, sports rehabilitation, myofascial release, and many other aspects of physiotherapy. In 2010, she began offering acupuncture to clients after earning a certificate in medical acupuncture under the instruction of Dr. Steven Aung (a pioneer in the field), and she currently carries more specific experience with scalp and sports acupuncture.
She later travelled to Beijing to advance her skills and knowledge even further. She received an International Training and Exchange Certificate of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She believes combining Western and Eastern approaches to wellness benefits all clients by giving them more treatment options.
Charlotte is also well versed in treating sports injuries as she has volunteered at many sporting events including the Alberta Summer and Winter games and also the Canadian National Track and Field Championship.