JoAnne Gratton MScPT, BKin completed her Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and prior to that an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. Since graduating she has taken many continuing education courses such as Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Neurokinetic Technique (NKT), SHIFT Concussion Management, Functional Dry Needling (FDN), Acutonics, and Manual Therapy Techniques.

Growing up, she had an active involvement in recreational sports such as swimming, volleyball, wakeboarding, and running, which led to several injuries and different experiences with physical therapy. It was through these experiences she developed a passion towards movement and lifestyle improvement. As an avid hiker JoAnne dreamed of hiking the John Muir Trail, a long-distance trail, and this would not have been possible if she did not take her own injury recovery seriously and in 2019 she completed her dream hike.

It is her belief that no one should ever have to fully stop participating in sport or activity due to an injury or condition and that with the commitment from herself and the client they can work in tandem to foster a return to sport, activity or occupation to their fullest potential. With a systematic approach to identifying the contributing factors she works to identify the root cause of the pain/injury. She employs a variety of treatments in her practice and adapts to fit the clients needs and comfort level. Treatment planning is individualised to effectively target their recovery goals. JoAnne has a diversified experience in musculoskeletal conditions including post-surgical recovery, frozen shoulder, whiplash, MVA, strains and sprains, ACL rehabilitation, and has a special interest in concussion rehabilitation and functional movement therapy.

JoAnne Gratton is a physiotherapist at the calgary muscle and soft tissue clinic

Dear Valued Calgary Muscle and Soft Tissue Clinic Patients,

We are still open for business. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we want to make sure we do our part to prioritize your health and well-being and that of our team and community. We are open for business and continue to offer a welcoming and safe place for patients and our therapists alike. We are paying close attention to the up-to-the-minute updates from Alberta Health Services and are strictly enforcing all the recommended sanitary protocols and practices. We are committed to ensuring that everyone stays safe and healthy while visiting our clinic.

As we navigate through this period of heightened awareness we will be taking a serious of precautionary steps including:

  • A further increase in our cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • Disinfecting treatment rooms and tables after each use
  • Limiting hand and face contact (no handshakes, hugs, etc.)

We ask that if you are feeling unwell, even if it just feels like a cold or cough, or if you’ve recently returned from travelling to a high-risk area to please cancel your appointment (we value your observation of giving us as much notice as possible). 

Our community is strong and for that, we are thankful. Together, through intentional connection, we will get through this. This situation will be updated on our website homepage as new information becomes available.

Be well, stay safe and thank you for your continued patronage.


Laurie Fisher
Clinical Director/Owner