At Zoomers 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).
Shania has just graduated from Dalhousie University with her Masters in physiotherapy. She is originally from Newfoundland, where she completed her bachelors of kinesiology in 2017.
From a young age, Shania has led an active lifestyle through gymnastics, cheerleading, and resistance training. This helped build her motivation to teach others about the benefits of being active to help prevent and/or rehab injury, increase longevity, decrease pain, and remain the best version of yourself at any age. She enjoys meeting new individuals and working with them to determine the most effective and meaningful way to meet their different goals. Shania encourages using exercise and education as a way to understand how the body functions and how to keep it working at its full unique potential. She is interested in continuing her education as she begins her career through research and post-graduate courses. Shania also enjoys being outdoors, baking, and spending time with her family and friends.
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.
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.
BSc, BEd, MEd
Movement and the study of the human body have always been important to Jana. As a child, Jana was passionate about dance and she trained and performed with the DancEast Young Company in Moncton, New Brunswick. After high school, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Sciences at McGill University and continued her dance studies in the professional training program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. While attending The School of Toronto Dance Theatre Jana was introduced to Stott Pilates and she immediately noticed that she was stronger and more in control and aware of her body. After completing her training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre Jana was fortunate to work professionally with independent choreographers and dance companies in Toronto including DesRosiers Dance Theatre and the Danny Grossman Dance Company. To complement her dance training, Jana decided to train to become a pilates instructor as well, and in 2000 she was certified by Stott Pilates in Matwork and Reformer.
Jana is now a fully certified Stott Pilates instructor having completed the training in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. Recently, Jana was chosen to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in Stott Pilates. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. Additionally, Jana also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and recently completed her Master’s degree in Inclusive Education. Jana truly believes that Pilates is for every body!
I treat a variety of acute to chronic conditions, and injuries. I create treatment plans specific to each clients needs. Some examples of the conditions I treat are postural strains, sprains, overwork injuries and neurological disorders. I also have experience working with clients who’ve been involved in motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries as well as anxiety disorders.
Using clinical assessment methods, I check for misalignment in posture and gait, as well as palpation to check the health of muscle tissue. My approach is to use Relaxation, and Trigger Point techniques first to calm down muscles, before applying deep pressure. I’m trained in General Swedish Massage and have introductory training in Myofascial Release, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chronic Pain, Cupping Therapy and Acupressure for Headaches.
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!
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 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.