Our Wellness Team in Halifax, NS

WORKING TOGETHER TO STRENGTHEN YOUR HEALTH

The team at One to One is a unique blend of talented people working together to optimize performance and support comprehensive wellness.

Our Physiotherapists

Jamie Physiotherapist

JAMIE

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jamie has worked as a physiotherapist since 2002. Before completing his physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University, he studied Biology and Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University. Jamie’s treatment approach has been influenced by working in multidisciplinary settings in Toronto and Halifax, combined with international…

Tyler Physiotherapist

TYLER

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Tyler’s commitment as a healthcare professional is to help his clients integrate health practices that enhance their quality of life. He coaches and supports his clients to achieve the outcomes they desire and deserve. A session with Tyler will vary depending on individual goals but will include techniques to help determine the best…

judith halifax physiotherapist

JUDITH

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Judith has a passion for teaching and education. She truly enjoys being able to take the time to explain injuries and treatment plans to patients, and seeing clients achieve their goals is very rewarding. Judith has a special interest in the treatment of cancer patients and is an active volunteer in the field…

Our Massage Therapists

tara massage therapist

TARA

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Through her own recovery of injury and chronic pain, her schooling, and clinical experience, Tara has gained proficiency in treatment skills for a variety of conditions.

While in the massage therapy program, she took a special interest in energy work such as Myofascial Release and…

Michael Massage Therapist

MICHAEL

MASSAGE THERAPIST

With 11 years experience, Michael believes if a client learns about their body, they are better equipped to become aware of what is not only creating their pain but how to manage it. Michael recognizes he is a facilitator and encourages self-healing by attempting to create free movement and relaxation in areas influenced...

Our Osteopathic Manual Practitioners

Sarah Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

SARAH

OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONER

Professional memberships: The General Osteopathic Council (United Kingdom), the Ontario Association of Osteopaths, and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.

Sarah graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Neuroscience as her first degree. Her keen interest in human anatomy, physiology, and psychology...

Our Registered Dietitians

PATRICIA

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Patricia is a holistic driven registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience.

She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, the media and food industry. Her scope of practice is vast and includes digestive health, vegetarian/vegan diets and sports nutrition...

Our Administrators

Reina Manager

REINA

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Reina graduated from NSCC Business Administration in 2014, with a concentration in Accounting. She has worked in various types of jobs since 2009, all with a combination of administration and accounting. Reina thoroughly enjoys the balance of connecting with clients, helping run the day to day operations and managing the accounting. She loves that every day brings a different...

Allie Office Administrator

ALLIE

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Allie is a graduate of the NSCC Office Administration program. She has worked in various administrative roles over the years, mainly within sportive associations & fitness studios. Prior to that she was a high-level competitive rhythmic gymnast for 10 years, turned coach where she was a head coach on Team Nova Scotia.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Keltie Cheney graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2003. Since then, Keltie has worked in the private physiotherapy sector in Montreal as a physiotherapist and throughout the Halifax region and has worked at One to One Wellness Centre since 2005.

Keltie’s expertise lie in issues of chronic pain, stiffness, motor-vehicle soft tissue injuries (acute and chronic), sports injuries, TMJ pain, and pregnancy-related pain and discomfort (pre and post natal), as well as work-related injuries and stresses. She also enjoys vestibular rehabilitation and implementing strategies for prevention of age-related health concerns such as loss of balance, arthritis, and weakness.

Keltie’s approach is to do a very thorough assessment, use gentle, hands-on treatment techniques, and educating the client on their issue and ways to treat it at home and prevent it from returning.

Keltie enjoys playing any kind of sport, especially hockey, tennis, and hiking, though she now fills her extra time playing with her two sons, which keeps her more active than ever!

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Jamie Turnbull has worked as a physiotherapist since 2002. Before completing his physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University, he studied Biology and Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University. Jamie’s treatment approach has been influenced by working in multidisciplinary settings in Toronto and Halifax, combined with international work experience at various physiotherapy settings in the Netherlands and Australia.

His interests lie in orthopedics, neuropathic conditions, persistent pain conditions, vestibular dysfunctions, and strength training. Jamie understands that to effectively manage any condition, collaboration between the client and physiotherapist is fundamental. Sharing your specific goals and expectations of physiotherapy at the initial visit will allow him to personalize his treatment approach to best suit your individual needs. With a one on one treatment approach, you will have his full undivided attention each treatment session. His treatment techniques vary based on the condition but may include: manual therapy, Mulligan Technique, McKenzie Method, somatic exercises, functional dry needling, neural tissue mobilization, vestibular techniques, and progressive resistance training.

Jamie believes knowledge is empowering. He will try his best to help you understand what your body is trying to tell you and how it reacts to the various things we do. His aim is to leave you feeling confident in self-management of your symptoms as well as knowing how to further prevent injury.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Tyler’s commitment as a healthcare professional is to help his clients integrate health practices that enhance their quality of life. He coaches and supports his clients to achieve the outcomes they desire and deserve. A session with Tyler will vary depending on individual goals but will include techniques to help determine the best strategies to meet your goals. Hands on techniques include gentle manual therapy, neural mobilizations, and body awareness practices to help prepare your body for increased activity. Tyler will help you go beyond simply feeling better by providing the benefits of supervised resistance training for chronic conditions and pain management. To promote independence, a Home Exercise Program will be carefully developed and monitored to reinforce the gains made in treatment. Lastly, he always leaves time for your questions and will educate accordingly.

Tyler is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s MScPT program. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mount Allison University and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University. Tyler is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division and has completed Level 1 and Level 2 lower quadrant courses through the Orthopedic Division. Tyler’s interests include behaviour change, persistent pain and chronic condition management, neuroscience, healthy aging, and sport injuries.

When not at work, Tyler can be found exploring hiking trails with his wife and dog, keeping updated on pain science literature, eating at local restaurants, checking his fantasy sports teams and listening to music.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Judith has a passion for teaching and education. She truly enjoys being able to take the time to explain injuries and treatment plans to patients, and seeing clients achieve their goals is very rewarding. Judith has a special interest in the treatment of cancer patients and is an active volunteer in the field. She is also fluent in both French and English.

Before completing her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, Judith completed a Bachelor of Science in Physiology from McGill University. After graduating she worked for over 10 years in both private practise and hospital settings in the fields of sports medicine, orthopaedics, paediatrics and geriatrics. She also had the opportunity to work with a mobile physiotherapy clinic covering sporting events and tournaments. She has taken many different courses over the years in the fields of manual therapy, myofascial release, movement imbalances, exercise prescription as well as completing all McKenzie Levels. She also completed her Leadership Development Certificate at St. Mary’s University in 2009. Judith thoroughly enjoyed a teaching stint at the School of Physical Therapy in Kingston, Jamaica early in her career and she is presently an Instructor with the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy. In order to continue to grow as a healthcare professional, she is now working on her Level 1 certification in Manual Lymph Drainage.

Along with spending quality time with family and friends, Judith enjoys the outdoors, tennis, volleyball and hiking.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

Through her own recovery of injury and chronic pain, her schooling, and clinical experience, Tara has gained a proficiency in treatment skills for a variety of conditions.

While in the massage therapy program, she took special interest in energy work such as Myofascial Release and Suikodo, she has added cupping to her skill set, and continues to learn new techniques from her colleagues at One to One. She combines these techniques with her extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology to address your concerns and to give you effective home-care that will bring you closer to your maximum health potential.

Her multi-layered approach to treatment benefits from a variety of training programs, including: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Mount Allison University 1999), a Personal Trainer Specialist certification (Can-Fit-Pro 2003), a Yoga teacher training program (2004), a diploma in Holistic Nutrition (Canadian School of Natural Nutrition 2005), and finally, a diploma in Massage Therapy (ICT Northumberland College 2008). She further explored the world of health and wellness during her four year stint as a freelance columnist for The Chronicle Herald, and has been teaching with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition since 2009.

Throughout her career, she has stayed rooted in one chief goal: to teach people how to take control of their own health in order to find an optimal state of living. Her own approach to healthy living includes a whole-foods diet, high intensity fitness training, swimming, yoga, regular manual therapy, plenty of sleep, good art, lots of laughter, and love! And, not to be left out, her all-time favourite healthy choice: playing with her two Boston Terriers, with whom she trains to compete in Canine Agility.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

With 11 years experience, Michael believes if a client learns about their body, they are better equipped to become aware of what is not only creating their pain but how to manage it. Michael recognizes he is a facilitator and encourages self-healing by attempting to create free movement and relaxation in areas influenced by injury and stress. He achieves this through various massage techniques including myofascial release learned through professional development courses with John F. Barnes. It is this theory of practice in particular that informs his treatments. Slow, thoughtful, intuitive, and aware, often holding in areas that need time to open. Listening to the body and letting it open up at its own pace.

Michael’s educational background includes BA: Double Major Philosophy and History through Dalhousie University and RMT through ICT Northumberland College in 2009 with Honors. It is at Dal and ICT that he became passionate about educating as he spent time as a TA and a tutor at each respectively. This would later lead to becoming a teacher of massage therapy at ICT and CCMH.

Michael is passionate about health and believes life is about balance. He regularly incorporates exercise into his routine and has set goals to incorporate other healthy lifestyle practices such as reading more, meditation, and communion with nature. It's these things that, he believes, will help to create a better balance in his own life. He hopes to help you find yours!

OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONER

Professional memberships: General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) of the United Kingdom, Ontario Association of Osteopaths, and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.

Martha Faron, a native of Worcester, MA, USA, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Communications in 1998. She began her career in emergency medicine and as a firefighter, reflecting her desire to help people in need of immediate care. These jobs required her to be physically fit and it was through sports (basketball, fencing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, kayaking) and being treated for injuries that developed her interest in manual medicine. She went on to complete postgraduate studies in Pre-Medicine in 2008 at UMass Amherst and a Master’s degree in Osteopathic manual therapy (M.Ost) in 2014 from the British School of Osteopathy in London, UK.

Osteopathic manual therapy aims to harness the innate healing abilities of the body whilst supporting a patient’s physical recovery using manual therapy and rehabilitative exercise. Her role as an osteopathic manual therapy is to guide, educate, and empower the patient during their treatment, with the patient at the center of the process.

Martha has extensive experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions and she can develop a care plan suited to the patient’s individual healthcare needs. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in treating musculoskeletal pain using dry needling, sports massage therapy and Reiki, alongside her osteopathic technique training. Her approach to patient rehabilitation and aftercare is informed by being a senior yoga instructor and lecturer for the past 16 years and her further study on exercise in the workplace for her Master’s dissertation.

Martha has specialist interests in the management of patients with chronic pain and has advanced training in the use of mindfulness meditation and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). Her further post-graduate education in visceral osteopathy with the Barral Institute and Jean Pierre Barral DO has enhanced her knowledge of functional treatments for a patient with systemic conditions.

Martha welcomes patients of all ages for osteopathic manual therapy to manage their current health issues and restore a sense of balance and wellbeing in their lives.

Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths Member Statement

OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL PRACTITIONER

Professional memberships: The General Osteopathic Council (United Kingdom), the Ontario Association of Osteopaths, and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.

Sarah graduated from Dalhousie University with a B.Sc. in Neuroscience as her first degree. Her keen interest in human anatomy, physiology, and psychology combined with a passion for enhancing health and wellness led her to study osteopathy. Sarah then earned a Master’s degree in Osteopathy from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in London, UK.

Sarah was drawn to the practice of osteopathy based on its core principles and approach to patient healthcare. Osteopathy is a manual therapy which views the body as a dynamic and interconnected unit, in which the person’s biology, psychological state, and social situation impact one another. The osteopathic approach to healthcare is a patient-centred one where the therapist strives to act as a catalyst in the person’s recovery process and their ability to manage their condition.

Her personal experience in the healthcare system has helped her understand the value of a patient-centred approach. In order to achieve a positive outcome, Sarah believes that healthcare must be a partnership between patient and practitioner. Each patient’s health needs and goals should be heard and treated in a manner individual to them.

Sarah aims to enhance each patient’s health and well-being by identifying the factors that are influencing the individual’s capacity to adapt and function in their environment. She tailors each appointment and management plan to suit the client’s personal goals, lifestyle, and general well-being by using a range of osteopathic manual techniques, providing lifestyle and exercise recommendations, and educating patients. Sarah predominantly works with structural osteopathic techniques but also uses craniosacral, functional, and visceral modalities.

She has experience providing osteopathic care in the UK and Canada. She is pleased to be working in Nova Scotia and providing care to people in her home community. Sarah regularly treats people in various stages of life, from youths to seniors, and with diverse needs, including athletes, pregnant women and office workers. She welcomes new and returning patients to her practice.

Sarah comes from Dartmouth, NS, where she has been involved in organized sport, community service, and leading youth recreational activities for most of her life. She enjoys spending time swimming, running, hiking, and playing soccer, as well as playing the piano and travelling.

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS MANAGER 

Reina graduated from NSCC Business Administration in 2014, with a concentration in Accounting. She has worked in various types of jobs since 2009, all with a combination of administration and accounting. Reina thoroughly enjoys the balance of connecting with clients, helping run the day to day operations and managing the accounting. She loves that every day brings a different challenge and is always striving to find solutions that benefit everyone involved.

Reina is originally from Yarmouth and now has lived in Dartmouth for 11 years. She is a busy mother of two children. She enjoys going on adventures with her family and relaxing at home with a good book.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Elspeth is originally from Halifax, but spent her childhood moving with her family from one city to another across Canada and the USA. She came back in 2001 and has called Halifax home ever since. She has had a varied school and career path, but feels she has finally found her place at One to One Wellness.

Since starting at the clinic, Elspeth is touched by the close-knit community and strong relationships she sees with staff and clients every day. She loves connecting with people by discovering their stories and passions and strives to be a reliable and supportive member of the health and wellness family at One to One and OneUp.

Elspeth believes that being adaptable, independent, and maintaining a positive outlook are key qualities to living a fulfilling life. For her, every day is an adventure, and the people she encounters along the way contribute the most to it.

In her free time, Elspeth loves strength training, traveling the world (and her province), and spending time with her family. She is also an avid pinball player and can be found at the local arcade more than she’d like to admit.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Allie is a graduate of the NSCC Office Administration program. She has worked in various administrative roles over the years, mainly within sportive associations & fitness studios. Prior to that she was a high-level competitive rhythmic gymnast for 10 years, turned coach where she was a head coach on Team Nova Scotia.

Allie loves having the chance to greet each client & welcome them into the studio with a friendly smile (that one day again will be seen from under the mask). Since joining the One to One and OneUp team she has been touched by the strong sense of community between the staff & clients as they all work toward a common goal of wellness & healing.

In her free time, Allie enjoys spending time in the sun, watching movies, and drinking probably too much coffee. Her favourite ways to keep active are moving to music; whether that’s doing aerial circus, dancing, or anything in between!

REGISTERED DIETITIAN

Patricia is a holistic driven registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, the media and food industry.  Her scope of practice is vast and includes digestive health, vegetarian/vegan diets and sports nutrition. Patricia is passionate about food and adopting a back to basics sustainable approach to eating. Currently, she splits her time at the VG working at the Nutrition Education Clinic and her own private practice. When she is not at work, Patricia enjoys training with her kettlebells and managing the lives of her three teenage children.

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