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 completed training in Neurofunctional Acupuncture through McMaster University in Hamilton, ON and has a certification in Postnatal Rehabilitation.
Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is 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. The goal is to get her patients living the best, most mobile lives they possibly can.
Dr. Altheim’s treatments include a number of manual therapy techniques and modalities. Spinal manipulation therapy, myofascial release therapy, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, exercise rehabilitation, acupuncture, and kinesio-taping are all components of treatment utilized by Dr. Altheim. She is a certified Emergency First Responder as well 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, young families, and older individuals. She has a particular interest in raising the standard of care for postpartum women and helping them on their postnatal rehab journeys. One on one rehab sessions in addition to GrowCo postnatal rehab group class series is another service she provides.
Dr. Altheim looks forward to helping you meet all of your health goals!
Chiropractors can treat a number of neuromusculoskeletal complaints from head to toe. They are highly trained in treating not only the spine but extremities (limbs/hands/feet) as well.