Canmore Health & Wellness Centre - Your Naturopathic Doctor in Canmore

Helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary health!

Dr. Dawne Engele, Naturopathic Doctor

Personalized Wellness

Achieving extraordinary health requires a multi-faceted approach to wellness. Optimal nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and mental health are all components that are taken into account when Dr. Dawne creates your personalized plan.

Injection Therapies

Dr. Dawne offers a variety of injection therapies to help you achieve your health goals faster. 

  • IV Vitamin Infusions
  • Vitamin Injections
  • Prolotherapy 

Lab Testing

Accurate diagnosis is the first step to establishing a treatment plan. Dr. Dawne offers several different lab tests to inform her treatment decisions.

About Dr. Dawne

Sporting fun

I train for the sheer joy of movement: mountain biking, road riding, running, weight training, yoga, dance, and now indoor climbing. Oh, but I love basketball most of all! The squeak of sneakers, swish of the net, the sprint to the other end of the court...I cheer for both teams when I see a great play!


I love to grow and build things, taking great pleasure in growing both food and flowers. My spring projects will be: to landscape my yard with native plant varietals and to build furniture for my deck, including benches with storage. Wish me luck!

What kind of patients do I work with?

I am passionate about helping ordinary people achieve extraordinary health. I am inspired by those who are trying to help themselves and I want to propel those efforts forward. With a functional medicine approach, I use a combination of physical exams, lab testing and a detailed medical history. With that information, I help people get to the root cause of their health issues. 

Naturopathic Services


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Psychiatrist Dr. Joe Ripperger MD

Dr. Joseph Ripperger has practiced Psychiatric medicine since 1993
and is in private practice in Norman, Oklahoma and Canmore, Alberta. His special clinical interest in mood disorders.

He is the recipient of the 1994 and 2000 National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) - Oklahoma Professional Award. The Consumer Research Council of America named him as one of America’s Top Psychiatrists 2003-2010. He is a volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and Vanderbilt University and has lectured widely on psychiatric disorders. 

Zuraida Dada (R. Psych)

My passion and key strength is working collaboratively with you as I follow a client centered approach. My philosophy is that you are the expert on yourself, and that you deserve to live a full, productive and meaningful life. Your comfort and safety are paramount in achieving the results that you want and my focus is on creating a warm, empathetic, caring and safe environment for our sessions.
I have extensive experience in treating a diverse range of clients on a variety of issues such as anxiety, phobia, stress, depression, trauma and life transition. I also have significant experience as a couples and family therapist specializing in relationship and parenting issues.
I’m looking forward to helping you achieve your full potential in life!

To book a session please call: 

403 680 5571
or email: 

Barb Dobson (R. Psych)

“We are all meant to shine…”
~ Marianne Williamson

At the heart of Barb’s approach to counselling are two long-held beliefs:  that we are, indeed, all meant to shine, and that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is key.

Barb has over 15 years of experience as a Registered Psychologist, crisis response consultant and meditation teacher. She offers a holistic, strength-based approach to the psychological treatment of stress, anxiety, trauma, depression, life transitions, grief and loss.  

Barb draws upon a wide variety of psychotherapeutic methods, including: Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Existential, Transpersonal and Relaxation Training to support clients in their psychological, emotional and spiritual transformation.

To book an appointment please call: 


Massage Therapists

Elizabeth Williams RMT CST

By design our bodies are self healing; sometimes it  needs a helping hand, or two, to return to optimal health. 

In addition to soft tissue injury treatments and post surgical rehab work, Elizabeth is a certified CranioSacaral Therapist. Her clients have ranged from new borns in hospital to elite athletes and everyone in between.

She is trained in sport massage, pre and post natal work, myofascial release techniques, trigger point and deep tissue, PNF, and lymphatic drainage. She is passionate about helping people and continues to pursue advanced education to better serve her clients 

Suzanne Wilson RMT

Email Suzanne to book an appointment

This could be you!

Are you a massage therapist looking for a beautiful clinic? We have space available! Email Dr. Dawne for more information:

Regulated Health Practitioners

Dr. Ben Sefcik, Podiatrist

From routine checkups to pre-surgery treatments, Dr. Ben is equipped to handle all of your podiatric needs. 

Dr. Ben's appointments are covered by Alberta Healthcare and you do not need a referral to see him. 

Some of the conditions he treats are:

Achilles Tendonitis



Flat Feet

Foot and Ankle Injury

Gait Analysis

Ganglion Cysts

Heel Pain


Plantar Fasciitis

and many more...

Dr. Ben also assesses for and creates custom orthotics.

Call today for your appointment!


Dominic Vallee R. Ac

It is with the utmost respect for the human body, mind and spirit that I approach my patients. I believe that pain is the result of an imbalance of the whole body and treatments will be geared toward removing that pain and finding homeostasis, harmonizing yin and yang.

I treat pain and injury-related disorders, including: arthritis, neck and back pain, MVA complications, and sports injuries.

I have a special interest in treating children and severe dermatology issues. I have also had success treating emotional disorders such as anger, resentment, and depression.

To book an appointment, please click the link below

This could be you ...

Are you looking for a space to practice? Consider making CHWC your new home! We are looking for the following practitioners: chiropractor, massage therapist, pelvic floor physiotherapist, and others.

Email us at:

Other Practitioners

Sarah Lajeunesse - Lifestyle & Wellness Coach

Sarah Lajeunesse is an internationally certified and award-winning coach who helps individuals from all over the world elevate their personal and professional lives. Through her individual & corporate coaching programs, hosting events, speaking and sharing resources at, Sarah has helped transform the lives of individuals, business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs and creatives all over the world.  

Whether she's conducting her private intensive 1:1 coaching retreats booked months in advance or working with large-scale corporations, Sarah teaches a radically different approach to discovering and expressing our untapped human capacity in leadership and life. 

Her mission is simple;
to help people live with more meaning, power, passion and purpose. 

Danielle Leigh - Intuitive, Reiki Master

Danielle Leigh is an Intuitive Consultant, Coach and Medium. She is also a Reiki Master, Vibrational Energy and Sound Healer, and Pachakuti Mesa Carrier.  Raised in a Metis family with strong Celtic roots, she has been trained in the ways of traditional energy healing for decades. Her embodiment work in the world involves teaching Yoga, Dance Therapy and Movement Medicine. She uses all of her tools to provide you with a completely unique, in depth, and professional reading.

To book please call:
403 679 3339
or email:

Tara Popplewell - Sugaring Change Canmore

Hi! My name is Tara and I am the owner of Sugaring Change - Canmore. I've always been drawn to customer service as a profession,  in both the food and beauty industries. Personally suffering from dietary restrictions, I try to stay away from products and processes that aren't completely natural. Finding Sugaring Change has made a significant difference in my life! Sugaring Change’s belief in empowering women and giving back drew me in. I am excited to welcome you to the Canmore sugaring studio.

Body Work Practitioners

Kathy Bugo RN, Bowen Practitioner

Bowen is a gentle, hands-on therapy that works with the body's fascia to reduce or relieve pain.

As a practising RN for the last 30 years and being a community case manager for the last 17 years, I have noticed that there are those in the community who sometimes require more attention than the public system can provide. My wish is to support those in the community with their health issues before they become a crisis
and to do this I offer the following services:

Assessment of your health needs in context of your individual life situation with the promotion and adaptation of healthy life choices.

Education about disease prevention through promoting adaptation of healthy life choices.

Provide anxiety reduction, energy management, systems balancing, and sleep enhancement using Bowen Therapy.

Genevieve Chartrand RN FST Level II Practitioner

FST™ is a unique therapy that dramatically improves your flexibility by mobilizing  your fascia. Fascia is the connective tissue that surrounds & invests all structures of the body.  FST is a unique therapy because it can completely treat inflexible fascia at the deepest level - your joint capsule. FST is a comprehensive treatment system that is active and not passive.