Lois is registered in Alberta as both a Physiotherapist and as an Acupuncturist (with Traditional Chinese Medicine). She graduated with a Bachelors of Physical Therapy (Hons.) from the University of Alberta, where she also completed her Certificate in Medical Acupuncture. In 1992 Lois travelled to Beijing, China for advanced acupuncture training. Since then she has also studied Chinese Herbs.
Integrating these two professions allows her to treat her clients more efficiently and effectively. As a Physiotherapist she finds Acupuncture to be a valuable treatment for pain and more complicated musculoskeletal conditions. Acupuncture can address numerous other health concerns such as, but not limited to, headaches, sleep issues, digestive issues, women’s health, mood and immune disorders.
Going beyond basic exercise prescription, Lois analyzes client’s movement patterns to address long standing problems. She incorporates joint mobilizations, dry needling and taping into her treatments as needed. Lois is committed to professional development in both of her professions to ensure her skills remain current and continue to meet the needs of all her clients. With many years of experience treating a wide variety of conditions, Lois has clients ranging from young children to the elderly. (Note: She uses “needleless” acupuncture with children and needle-phobic clients.)
When she’s not at work Lois likes to hike, kayak, garden, golf, spend time with family and friends, and travel to far away places!
Learn more about our Acupuncture service and how Lois can help you live a better life.