Born and raised in rainy Vancouver, Dr. Carlyle grew up watching hockey and trying her hand at every sport she could in between dance classes. At a very young age she became interested in medicine, the human body, and how it all works and functioned. She had big dreams of becoming a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon or neurologist. However, after her father sustained major injuries in a freak accident that hospitalized him for the better part of a year, she realized that putting a body back together was a lot easier than putting a life back together.
It was then that she realized that her calling wasn’t to mend bones, but to help in what came next. She wanted to put function back in dysfunctional bodies; to help people live a life with less pain. Switching her focus to the rehabilitative side of medicine, Brigitte took off to sunny California to pursue her doctorate in chiropractic at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. Here she honed her skills and developed a love for sports therapy, movement-based medicine, and a more holistic lifestyle.
She is a strong believer in treating people over illness, and personalizing care in a way that makes people not only hopeful, but excited about healing and achieving their goals.
Although Brigitte’s dance career may be over, she tires to fill the void by spending as much time on the tennis courts, in the gym, and at the golf course as possible. She loves any opportunity to get involved in the community and loves working not only with athletes, but with people that just want to feel good and move better. She sees musculoskeletal health as an intricate balance between muscles, joints, and stability and thus addresses all three when she treats her patients.
From olympic lifters to office workers, Dr. Carlyle loves tackling new challenges and helping people achieve their health goals.