At Zoomers & Spring Physiotherapy we believe in a holistic approach for our clients, providing you with a full healthcare service when it comes to your physiotherapy care. Our team includes a range of experienced professionals who communicate as a whole so that you can be sure all aspects of your mobility and fitness are addressed!
Meet Our Team
MScPT, FCAMPT Registered International Sports Physical Therapist Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy
Laura’s passion is helping people return to or maintain function despite an injury or illness. Her experience in sport physiotherapy and private practice orthopedics has given her a unique perspective and ability to help people achieve these goals. She has a particular interest in helping people maintain a healthy level of physical activity despite normal age-related changes that happen to us all… this was how the idea for Zoomers Physiotherapy and Health Solutions was born!
Laura graduated from Mount Allison University in 2001 and from McMaster University School of Physiotherapy in 2003. She has since completed post-graduate courses in manual and manipulative therapy, acupuncture and sport physiotherapy. She holds the highest level of Canadian certification in both manual (hands-on treatment) and sport physiotherapy. Laura is a certified Tai Chi Instructor and teaches the Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at Zoomers.
Laura has worked in private practice/sports medicine clinics in British Columbia, Toronto and Halifax treating orthopedic and sports injuries. She has worked with sports teams (including hockey, rugby, lacrosse, badminton, tennis, weight-lifting and soccer) and provided medical coverage from local to international sporting events. Most recently, she travelled with the senior women’s Sevens Rugby Team to Amsterdam (2011) and worked as part of the core medical team for Canada at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara (2011) and the World University Games (FISU) in Kazan, Russia (2013).
A British, UK-trained physiotherapist, Lindsey originally graduated in 1996 and has worked in a number of disciplines (cardiorespiratory, neurology, musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, older persons’ acute care and rehabilitation, and home care for patients following hip and knee replacements). She chose to specialise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, with a particular interest in sports injuries and orthopaedic and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She completed her MSc in Sports physiotherapy in 2009.
During 10 years of working with the military, she worked as a member of a Military Regional Rehabilitation Centre, managing and rehabilitating complex cases. In addition, she has practiced in many private clinics but has, also, worked extensively in sport for many years (including rugby, soccer, triathlon, U16/U18 England Hockey, U17 England Cricket), and provided medical coverage at multi-sport events for both School and University-aged athletes. Travel has taken her to Europe, both with Military sports teams and the England U18 Hockey team, and more recently with Team GB to China for the World University Games. She worked in the Middle East for several years, treating the local population of all ages, athletes, orthopaedic patients and Military personnel and their families. Locally, she recently worked at Dalhousie University, helping the School of Physiotherapy with their physiotherapy research.
She has always been very dedicated to furthering her Professional Development through post-graduate study and post-graduate courses include: advanced trauma management, shoulder rehabilitation, taping, kinesiotaping, massage, muscle energy techniques, whiplash injury, biomechanics, exertional lower limb pain, kinetic control, sacroiliac joint, McKenzie approach, therapeutic exercise, trigger points and several pain courses.
She remains a firm believer in giving individuals all the tools needed for helping themselves to improve and rehabilitate to maximise their potential, as part of their physiotherapy experience.
Maggie graduated from Dalhousie University with her Masters of Physiotherapy. She is originally from small-town New Brunswick where she worked as a kinesiologist and physiotherapy assistant after completing her Bachelor in Kinesiology at Memorial University in Newfoundland in 2015.
Maggie grew up playing several sports including hockey, soccer, swimming, track, and cross country. Involvement in sports continued after school as Maggie volunteered to coach local girl’s hockey teams, leading off and on-ice training. This experience led to an interest in injury prevention and rehabilitation to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Maggie believes in the benefits of exercise and will work with you to help achieve your goals, reach your maximum potential and keep you doing the activities you love. She is interested in furthering her education through different post-graduate courses and research as she starts her career as a physiotherapist. Outside of work Maggie enjoys adventuring outdoors, hiking, and running. She can often be found watching whatever sport is in season or exploring new hiking trails.
Whether it be through camping, weightlifting, rock climbing, hiking or skiing, she really values the benefits of exercise and is passionate about its effect on both her own health and that of her clients.
Heather is enthusiastic about individualizing treatment strategies to best equip her clients with the confidence and skills they need to prevent or recover from injuries.
Since graduating from McMaster University, she has taken courses in dry needling to help clients better manage their symptoms.
MScPT, BScKin Hon
Allison is a double Dalhousie University alumna, originally moving to Halifax, NS from Ottawa, ON to complete her undergraduate degree and pursue her masters degree. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with First Class Honours and recently completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy.
Prior to beginning Physiotherapy, she worked abroad in Perth, Western Australia, and participated in neurorehabilitation research. Upon return to Halifax, she worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, conducting exercise classes for both general and specialized populations. Through these experiences, Allison strengthened her understanding of the importance of physical activity and movement in the management of injury and illness.
Allison previously competed nationally as a sprint kayak athlete, while training in running, swimming, cross-country skiing, and strength training. Understanding the benefits of exercise and physical activity, Allison continues to live an active lifestyle and loves to help others increase their participation in physical activity to improve their overall health and well-being.
In her free time, Allison enjoys hiking, cooking, and participating in various exercise classes. She is also currently pursuing post-graduate education in orthopaedic physiotherapy.
Through her experience, Allison enjoys working with people of all ages and fitness levels to help identify and achieve their functional goals through an evidence-based and client-centered approach.
Originally from Ottawa, Jaden moved to Halifax in 2016 and absolutely fell in love with the East coast life (where she now calls home!). She has since completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and hopes to soon move on to a Master’s degree in Physiotherapy.
Jaden enjoys helping to guide clients through their exercise programs and watch as they continue to improve each week! In her spare time, Jaden loves playing baseball and going on nature hikes with her Australian Shepherd pup, Leo.
Allana graduated with honours from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy program in Halifax. She especially enjoyed working in the neurology and arthritis specialized clinics where she was able to help patients with a variety of conditions and abilities achieve a better quality of life. Allana has experienced treating various conditions including multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, tendonitis, postural dysfunction, headaches/migraines, anxiety, and more.
Allana originally graduated with a bachelor of science in kinesiology at Dalhousie University and played on the Mount Saint Vincent soccer team for three years. During her time at Dalhousie University, Allana enjoyed volunteering to help people exercise including adults with heart conditions and cancer patients/survivors.
Allana is very passionate about creating a safe space for all patients to facilitate healing through various relaxation and therapeutic techniques. Her treatment protocol will start with a comprehensive assessment followed by a treatment tailored to the patient’s needs and will include an individualized home care program. During her free time, you can find Allana exploring new trails and beaches in Nova Scotia or playing soccer.
Emily graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University and is a licensed Dietitian. In addition to her work at Zoomers, she is also currently working as a Food Service Supervisor and casual Dietitian in Food Services at the IWK Health Centre.
Emily has always enjoyed nutritional science and being a full-time Clinical Dietitian is her goal. She likes encouraging healthy relationships with food and love working with people and educating. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and baking.
She is looking forward to meeting you and the rest of the members of the Zoomers Community and supporting you on your nutrition journey!
Originally from New Brunswick but Jane is proud to call Nova Scotia her home. She spent several years as a stay-at-home mom, in her spare time volunteering at her local hospital.
It was then that she realized just how much she enjoyed the health care environment and how she loved interacting with the patients.
Thus a job in a physio clinic was a perfect fit and she has enjoyed helping in several different clinics over the years.
Jane has an interest in gardening, decorating golfing, and, of course, shopping! She loves to spend time with her 3 children and her 2 adorable grandchildren Jack and Adelaide.
Cathy was born in Montreal and moved to Halifax in 1986, where she started a family. Cathy had a successful career in sales and customer service for over 20 years.
Cathy has a passion for living a healthy lifestyle, which includes a variety of gym classes and healthy eating. She has an interest in gardening and home improvement projects. She also enjoys spending time with her family.
Cathy’s most recent accomplishments are Emergency First Aid CPR certificate, WHMIS certificate and Portfolio Development.