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Laura Ducharme

MScPT, Physiotherapist

Laura graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy in 2010 from the University of Alberta.  The large majority of her experience is in private practice in orthopedics.  In the beginning years of her career, Laura spent a lot of time practicing and collaborating with orthopedic surgeons who trained and refined her assessment and diagnosis skills further.  Her experience as a manager with CBI Health allowed her to develop the business acumen she needed to take the plunge and open her own practice. 


Laura and her Husband, Dustin, moved to Vancouver Island in 2016 and opened Brightside Physiotherapy in Qualicum Beach.  Brightside is a solo private practice where Laura offers one to one quality care.  She relies on her expertise in Exercise Science and passion for patient education to develop comprehensive and thoughtful treatment plans for her patients.  She has additional training in acupuncture, SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment), “The Female Athlete”, manual therapy, CrossFit Level 1 trainer and R2P Concussion management. 


Laura and her Husband welcomed their son, Duke, in the Spring of 2019.   Between juggling the demands of being a new Mom and maintaining her practice, Laura enjoys running, participating in CrossFit, paddle boarding, kayaking, doing yoga and Pilates and spending time in the kitchen cooking healthy meals for her family.