Danielle Fraser

Training & Qualifications

Danielle is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy.  She has over a decade of experience in physiotherapy.  On top of her university qualifications, she is also trained in:

  • Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Level 1 Diploma & Level 2 Lower Quadrant Diploma, Canadian Physiotherapy Association)
  • Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada)
  • Functional abilities problem evaluations and reconditioning programs
  • Jaw / Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction treatment
  • Custom orthotics
  • Parkinson’s Disease - Exercise as Primary Treatment (Neurofit BC)
  • Advanced elbow, wrist, hand, hip and shoulder treatment techniques (Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute)
  • Managing the Injured Runner (Pan Am Clinic)
  • Mulligan Manual Therapy Concept - Upper Quadrant

Danielle’s Approach

Danielle’s approach involves a combination of hands-on treatment (“manual therapy”), modalities (such as ice, heat, low level laser, and electrotherapy), acupuncture, and customized exercise.  Her manual therapy tools are extensive, and include mobilization with movement and regional massage.   

What Her Colleagues Say

At River East Physiotherapy, we work as a team and learn from each other.  Other physiotherapists who have worked with Danielle have said she is knowledgeable, kind and hard-working.  “I admire her advocacy and the way she always fights for what is best for her patients,” says one of her colleagues.

More About Danielle

What do you like about working at River East Physiotherapy?

“I have always referred to River East as being my second family. Everyone is friendly with one another, and we genuinely have fun together - both in and out of clinic. We have a sincere interest in each other’s personal lives, and we laugh together a lot.  I believe we are a true representation of what it means to work as a team.”

Is there a clinical area you’re particularly interested in?

“I love orthopedics - treating bones, joints and muscles.”

What are some compliments you’ve received from patients?

“I’ve been told I am very thorough, that I am very caring and compassionate.”

What’s something you’re really proud of?

“My daughter.”

What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?

“In my spare time I love to drink coffee, play with my daughter, go for walks with my dog, and search for new recipes on Pinterest.”

Do you have any hobbies?  Or other strong non-physiotherapy skills?

“I love baking and cake decorating.  Other hobbies include yoga, watching the Winnipeg Jets (I am a HUGE fan!), golfing, watching curling (I used to play), crocheting, and crafting.”

What is something that few people know about you?

“I really enjoy watching the news.”

Someone who knows you well would describe you as…

“Caring, stubborn, talkative, and always putting others before myself.”

Where are you from and what’s great about it? 

“I’m from Winnipeg - originally the Maples, and now living in North Kildonan.  I love how Winnipeg isn’t overly large - you can generally get from point A to B in a reasonable amount of time. I love the variety of restaurants we have in our city. I also love the number of festivals we have - Folklorama is my personal favourite. AND.... we have the Winnipeg Jets, hello?  Need I say more!”

What’s your superpower?

“I can predict what my husband or daughter will say before they say it.”

Your favourite things – tell us about them.  Favourite book, movie, TV show, place…

“Favourite book?  Sorry, I have no personal time to read lately.  However, I do currently love Disney princess stories from reading to my daughter,” laughs Danielle.  “As for TV, I absolutely LOVE Downton Abbey.  And I have many favourite places – any coffee shop, Paris, France, and sitting on the dock down by the water at our family cottage.”

Photo credits: Cory Aronec Photography


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