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 by providing residents of the Bow Valley with naturopathic medicine in Canmore.
My goal is to help you life a life you love. In order to provide the most comprehensive care possible, I have pursued additional training in Functional Medicine, Sports Medicine, Metabolic Disorders, Prolotherapy, injection and IV therapies. I am the only doctor in Canmore providing IV Vitamin Infusions, and one of several offering prolotherapy. Living in one of Canada's most active communities, I consider it critically important to support your ability to move without pain and heal from injury.
Patients can expect me to use a combination of physical exams, lab testing and a detailed medical history. With that information and using a functional medicine approach, I will help you get to the root cause of your health issues.
Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Dawne Engele
This is your first visit with Dr. Dawne. She will discuss your current health concerns with you, take a detailed medical history, and perform relevant physical exams. She will put it all together to create your individualized treatment plan, designed to get you on the path to wellness. (Approximately 1 hour)
Dr. Dawne will review your progress, address any new health concerns, and adjust your treatment plan (Approximately 30 minutes)
This visit is perfect to touch base, ask questions about your current treatment plan, or address a specific health concern with Dr. Dawne. * This is only available for Dr. Dawne’s current patients *
This is a longer follow-up appointment for a more in-depth discussion on your current health concerns, to answer several questions, and to plan for future wellness (Approximately 45 minutes)
Dr. Dawne uses a variety of hands-on techniques to help treat injury or pain. She uses: IMS, Trigger Point Acupuncture, Electrostim Acupuncture, Graston Technique, Active Release and other modalities, all of which are included in the visit cost (Approximately 30 minutes)
Dr. Dawne is certified in prolotherapy , naturopathic injection therapies, and IV therapy. She will perform a detailed assessment to be sure injection therapies are the right approach for your specific health concerns.
Prolotherapy (short for "proliferative therapy") is a specialized injection technique where a healing solution is injected directly into the joint capsule. It stimulates the body's natural healing cascade to allow you to heal from both acute and chronic injury. This price includes your visit (covered by extended health benefits) and the injection cost ($30 and up depending on the number of injections - not covered by health benefits).
The ultimate pick-me-up, this injection contains vitamins and minerals specifically designed to support optimal adrenal function in times of acute or chronic stress.
Please look at our IV Therapy page for more information, located under the “Naturopathy” tab
Dr. Dawne can direct bill to many extended health benefits companies.
Lab tests assist our doctors to establish an accurate diagnosis and improve treatment results. Dr. Dawne will perform a comprehensive health analysis to determine which test may be indicated for your particular health condition.
IgG food sensitivity testing will evaluate if you are expressing antibodies against specific foods, herbs, spices, tea and coffee.
Basic Panel: 120 Foods
Advanced Panel: 200 Foods
Vegetarian Panle: 160 Foods
Indigestion? Gas? Bloating? Constipation? Diarrhea? This comprehensive test analyzes markers that indicate how your digestion is working. Absorption, pathogens, overall beneficial bacteria, pancreatic function, and more are evaluated. Distinguish between inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome...and finally get some answers!
Canada’s general standard of care is that Canadians are likely deficient in Vitamin D and should supplement. But are you supplementing enough? Testing can provide clear direction on how much to supplement with, and for how long
Bloating? Bloating all the time, no matter how well you eat? Do you have to wear “stretchy pants” to accommodate abdominal distension? SIBO may be the cause.
Bloodwork at a conventional lab can reveal whether or not you are expressing antibodies against gluten and gliadin. Get some answers: do you really have to avoid gluten? Or is something else bothering your digestion?
Tired all the time? Brain fog? Chilly all the time? Constipated? Losing hair? An under functioning thyroid can cause all of these symptoms and more. This comprehensive test looks at total thyroid function, including T3, T4, and anti-TPO levels
Cortisol levels play a critical role in how you feel throughout the day. When they’re too high at night, it’s difficult to sleep. Too low in the morning and it’s difficult to get out of bed. Chronic low or high grade stress can alter how your body produces and responds to this important hormone. Testing can help direct treatment for fatigue and/or anxiety
Dr. Dawne can order any conventional lab test, such as routine blood work, however the cost is not covered by Alberta healthcare. You must be a patient of Dr. Dawne before she can order any testing. Book your New Patient Intake to get started!