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Our Team

  • Mitchell Squarey

    Physiotherapist/Owner

    MScPT, BScBio, Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy, Registered International Sport Physical Therapist

    Mitchell is a two-time graduate of Dalhousie University, where he obtained his Masters in Physiotherapy. He has taken extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy, sport therapy & taping, exercise prescription, acupuncture and dry needling. He is a holder of the highest sport physiotherapy qualification in Canada, the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy. He is one of only 11 physiotherapists in Atlantic Canada to obtain this qualification.

    Mitchell is a two-time graduate of Dalhousie University, where he obtained his Masters in Physiotherapy. He has taken extensive post-graduate training in manual therapy, sport therapy & taping, exercise prescription, acupuncture and dry needling. He has obtained the highest sport physiotherapy qualification in Canada, the Diploma in Sport Physiotherapy. He is one of only 11 physiotherapists in Atlantic Canada to obtain this qualification. He also holds the globally recognized title of Registered International Sport Physical Therapist.

    He has been the sport physiotherapist for the Halifax McDonalds U18 Major hockey team since 2013. Mitchell has also worked with Hockey Nova Scotia’s High-Performance Program, St. Margert’s Bay Rebels Junior Lacrosse, the Senior Men’s Soccer teams for Halifax City & Western Halifax FC, and the CPA Allen High School Football team. He is the lead therapist for the EastCoast IceJam hockey tournament since 2015 and was selected as part of the host medical team for the 2017 Canada Games.

    He is a past board member of Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association and was on the executive for the Nova Scotia Section of Sport Physiotherapy Canada from 2014-2021, eventually holding the position of Chair.

    Mitchell is an advocate for living a healthy, active lifestyle and takes great pride in helping his patients achieve their movement and performance goals. He believes a strong individualized plan involving; education, strengthening/mobility exercise, and manual therapy are integral in achieving these goals. Through his advanced background in sport/exercise & manual therapy training, he is able to create individualized treatment programs for the elite athlete, weekend warrior, and individuals looking to become and stay more physically active.

    Outside the clinic, he keeps active with resistance/cardio exercise, sport, and spending time with his kids & dog.

     

    mitchell.squarey@movephysio.ca

                
  • Ghislain LeBlanc

    Physiotherapist

    MScPT, BScKin, Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy

    Ghislain grew up in Bathurst, NB. He completed his BSc. in Kinesiology at the Université de Moncton and then completed his MSc. in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in 2012. He obtained his Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy in 2021. Over the years, Ghislain has developed a strong interest in vestibular rehabilitation and sport physiotherapy. He has taken extensive post-graduate training in vestibular rehabilitation, exercise prescription, taping, sport physiotherapy and prevention of running injuries. Outside of the clinic, Ghislain enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding in the winter and during the summer, you will likely find Ghislain on a mountain biking trail or a golf course.

    Ghislain grew up in Bathurst, NB and went on to complete his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the Université de Moncton in 2010. He then completed his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at the University of Ottawa in 2012. Most recently, Ghislain was successful in passing and obtaining his Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy, from Sport Physiotherapy Canada. He is now one of only 18 physiotherapists to have obtained this distinguished qualification in Nova Scotia.

    As he is fluent in both English and French, Ghislain is able to serve you in either language.

    Ghislain se fera un plaisir de vous servir en français ou en anglais, selon votre préférence.

    Since graduating, Ghislain has worked in various settings including private practice, inpatients, critical care, cardiorespiratory and orthopaedics. Over the years, Ghislain has developed a strong interest in vestibular rehabilitation and sport physiotherapy. He has taken extensive post-graduate training in vestibular rehabilitation, exercise prescription, taping, sport physiotherapy and prevention of running injuries. Ghislain is currently working towards the Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy. He is currently a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Sport and Orthopedic Divisions.

    Ghislain’s passion for sport physiotherapy began during his two seasons as a student therapist for the Université de Moncton men’s soccer team. Since then, he has covered many sporting events at a local, provincial and national level including hockey, soccer, track and field, figure skating, football. He was also part of the medical team for a Nitro Circus event. Ghislain has worked with the St. Stephen Aces Junior A hockey team, the KV Kings Bantam AAA Major team, Hockey NB U15 Program, the U16 Major Admirals and the St. Margaret’s Bay Rebels Junior Lacrosse Team.

    Outside of the clinic, Ghislain tries to stay active. He enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding in the winter time. During the summer, you will likely find Ghislain on a mountain biking trail or a golf course.

    ghislain.leblanc@movephysio.ca

  • Courtney Buck

    Physiotherapist

    MScPT, BScBio, Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy Candidate

    Courtney is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Allison University in 2018 where she was a varsity athlete on the Women’s Soccer Team. It was within her role as the athletic therapist for the Mount Allison Women’s Varsity Hockey team that she took a strong interest in helping others treat and manage their injuries or diseases. Courtney encourages her clients to take an active approach in their rehabilitation process. Courtney most recently completed the First Responder for Sport & Health Care Practitioners, and was successful in her application to be come a Candidate for the Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy.Her approach to physiotherapy is hands on, with individualized exercise prescription and a focus on client education.

    Courtney is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mount Allison University in 2018 where she was a varsity athlete on the Women’s Soccer Team. It was within her role as the athletic therapist for the Mount Allison Women’s Varsity Hockey team that she took a strong interest in helping others treat and manage their injuries or diseases. Her approach to physiotherapy is hands on, with individualized exercise prescription and a focus on client education. Courtney encourages her clients to take an active approach in their rehabilitation process. Courtney most recently completed the First Responder for Sport & Health Care Practitioners, and was successful in her application to be come a Candidate for the Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy. She looks forward to working with clients of all ages and activity levels to achieve their rehabilitation and lifestyle goals.

    Courtney grew up in Hampton, New Brunswick. She has extensive volunteer experience with several organizations such as BEAM (Because Everyone’s Ability Matters), Abilities in Motion at the YMCA, Hockey Nova Scotia, Cheer Expo, Nova Scotia Lung Association, and the Mount Allison’s Women’s Hockey team. Through these opportunities and her clinical placements, she has worked with a vast variety of clients of all ages and physical abilities. She is an advocate for living an active healthy lifestyle and has a passion for helping others achieve theirs. She loves connecting and establishing relationships with clients and aims to make their time at physiotherapy as enjoyable as possible.

    When Courtney isn’t at the clinic you can find her at the gym, on a soccer pitch or finding a new trail to hike nearby.

    courtney.buck@movephysio.ca

  • Dr. Madison Tompkins

    Chiropractor

    DC, BScKin, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

    Dr. Madison Tompkins was born and raised in Summerside, PEI. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Madison uses an evidence based, patient-centered approach to health and performance. A former university basketball player, Madison now enjoys covering sporting events at any level of competition. When Madison is not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors!

    Dr. Madison Tompkins was born and raised in Summerside, PEI. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She then continued her education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating with her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.
     
    Madison uses an evidence based, patient-centered approach to health and performance. She has advanced courses in medical acupuncture, instrument assisted soft tissue therapy and even veterinary spinal manipulation! Madison’s treatments consist of soft tissue therapy, spinal and extremity joint manipulation and mobilization, acupuncture, exercise prescription and patient education. 
     
    Most recently, Madison has volunteered with senior exercise and yoga programs and provided chiropractic treatment at community outreaches in Toronto. A former university basketball player, Madison now enjoys covering sporting events at any level of competition. 
     
    When Madison is not in the clinic, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her 2 dogs and boyfriend Derek, exploring new beaches and parks, and spending time with her family in PEI!
    madison.tompkins@movephysio.ca
  • Terri Amirault

    Registered Massage Therapist

    RMT, BKin

    Terri grew up in Pubnico, Nova Scotia. She completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology at Acadia University in 2017 with a focus in Biomechanics and Nutrition and completed her Diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in August of 2019. She has extensive volunteer experience and has worked with many populations including athletes of all levels, clients with arthritis and pre and post natal clients. Her goal with clients is to provide a solid framework of hands on therapy in conjunction with exercises, stretches and hydrotherapy in order to alleviate symptoms and strives to provide clients with the tools for a lifetime of health. 

    Terri grew up in Pubnico, Nova Scotia. She completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology at Acadia University in 2017 with a focus in Biomechanics and Nutrition. Throughout her time there, she volunteered with a variety of programs. Notably, the Acadia S.M.I.L.E. program, which allowed her to gain experience working with individuals living with cognitive impairments, the Extended Warranty II Valley Cardiac Rehab program and the Acadia Active Aging program. These experiences peaked her interest and lead her to work with the YMCA analyzing and developing exercise classes and means of remaining active for seniors.

    She completed her Diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in August of 2019. Throughout her time there, she accumulated special event massage experience at sporting events such as the 2019 Bluenose Marathon as well as Motionball Marathon of Sport Halifax 2019. In the clinic setting, Terri has experience working with many populations including athletes, ranging from recreational to university varsity athletes. She spent 12 weeks in an arthritis centered clinic and treated many stages of osteoarthritis. She also has experience treating pre and post-natal clients and clients with many other musculoskeletal conditions.

    Along with being a Registered Massage Therapist, Terri also has her certification to practice cupping therapy. Her goal with clients is to provide a solid framework of hands on therapy in conjunction with exercises, stretches and hydrotherapy in order to alleviate symptoms, while educating clients on their condition/injury/dysfunction. She strives to provide clients with the tools for a lifetime of health.

    In her spare time, Terri enjoys spending time outside whether it be hiking or taking photos at local hot spots. She enjoys hanging out with her bunny Pepper, her family back in Pubnico and her friends near and far.

    terri.amirault@movephysio.ca

  • Garrett Ogden

    Registered Massage Therapist

    RMT, BScKin

    Garrett completed the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage’s 2200 hour diploma program with honours in 2015 and went on to complete his BSc. Kinesiology in 2019 while working full time as a Massage Therapist. He has experience working with athletes from the junior to the Olympic level, as well working with clients who have general aches and pains that come from every day life. He practices client-centred care to get those he treats back to doing what they love most.

    Garrett grew up in Lorneville, Nova Scotia. In 2013, he moved to Fredericton, NB, and completed a Diploma of Massage Therapy, with honours, at the Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage. Two months after graduating he was back in class at UNB’s BSc.Kin program to gain a broader knowledge of the science behind human movement. While attending UNB, he worked as an RMT at the on-campus Multidisciniplary Clinic where he was able to directly implement lessons from his degree. Throughout school, Garrett acquired a keen interest in sports massage. In line with this interest, he has taken post-graduate courses in Active Therapy, Concussion Management, and Kinesio –  Taping.

    Garrett has had the privilege of working with athletes from ages 7 to 67, and from all levels of competition and play. He has spent time working specifically with the Fredericton’ FAST competitive swimming program, as well as various National, and Olympic level judo and wrestling competitors. In 2018, he took on a supervisor role at his previous college. He has monitored massage students at the College’s clinic, sporting events, and the Stan Cassidy Rehab Center.

    Not purely athlete-focused, Garrett has also taken courses in gentle myofascial release, attended diversity seminars, and has experience working with vulnerable populations.

    When not in the office, Garrett is likely biking, playing disc golf, or playing board games and prepping for the next Dungeons and Dragons session.

    garrett.ogden@movephysio.ca

  • Nichole Walsh

    Administrative Assistant

    Nichole has a strong background in Customer Service and was very happy to join the MOVE Physiotherapy team in December 2017. She loves to learn new things and expand her Customer Service experience and office administration skills. She is one of the first faces you will meet when coming to MOVE Physiotherapy, and you will be sure to always be greeted with a smile.

    Nichole moved back to Nova Scotia in 2013, after 15 years of living in Yellowknife, NT. She misses the spectacular northern lights, but knew Nova Scotia was truly her home to return to.

    Nichole has a strong background in Customer Service and was very happy to join the MOVE Physiotherapy team in December 2017. She loves to learn new things and expand her Customer Service experience and office administration skills.

    Nichole is one of the first faces you will meet when coming to MOVE Physiotherapy, and you will be sure to always be greeted with a smile. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time and being active with her husband and stepdaughter.

  • Joy Lo

    Yoga Instructor

    Joy has always led an active lifestyle and chose to complete her Yoga Teacher Training program in 2014 after using Yoga to help rehabilitate a personal injury. She started teaching through outreach programs with the Laing House and then the IWK Choices group that focused on helping teens with addiction. Teaching is Joy’s way of sharing her love of Yoga, guiding others to develop their own practice and passion. She brings a playful and interactive approach to her practice that speaks to people of all ages and abilities. She focuses on a mindful practice that allows clients to pay attention to each pose, prevent injury and over time increase joint mobility and muscle stability.

    Joy’s passion for yoga began around 2008. Being fit has always been an important part of her life, but while training for a 10km run, she tripped and badly sprained her ankle. Since she had taken Yoga Classes in the past, she decided to go back to stay in shape during the healing process. There she met a teacher who taught yoga in a way that spoke to her.

    Over time her practice depend and she enrolled in the Yoga Teacher Training program, completing it in 2014. Although her intention was never really to teach, Joy started doing outreach through the Laing House and then the IWK Choices group, with a focus on helping teens with addiction.

    Now, teaching is Joy’s way of sharing her love of Yoga, guiding others to develop their own practice and passion. She brings a playful and interactive approach to her practice that speaks to people of all ages and abilities. She has developed a love for the Yin style of Yoga for the balance and energy it provides. It is a more mindful practice that allows clients to pay attention to each pose, prevent injury and over time increase joint mobility and muscle stability.

    “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

  • Graham Gilbert

    Canadian Certified Pedorthist

    B.Sc., C.Ped(C), C.Ped.Tech(C)

    Graham is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist and has been working in the medical field since 2008 helping patients alleviate foot and lower limb pain and get them back to living a healthy and active lifestyle. He is trained to design and fit custom foot orthotics based on his patients’ symptoms, foot type, and activity level.

    Graham is a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, BSc, C Ped (C), C Ped Tech (C). Graham has been working in the medical field since 2008 helping patients alleviate foot and lower limb pain and get them back to living a healthy and active lifestyle. He is trained to design and fit custom foot orthotics based on his patients’ symptoms, foot type, and activity level.

    Graham enjoys educating his patients regarding foot care, which includes the correct footwear and exercise programs for the feet. Graham is dedicated to finding the right solution for his patients. He is fluent in sign language.