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Our Team

  • Mitchell Squarey

    Physiotherapist

    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 10 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 10 physiotherapists in Atlantic Canada to obtain this qualification. He is also pursuing the Diploma in Manual & Manipulative Therapy, through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy.

    He is entering his 7th season as a Sport Physiotherapist for the Halifax McDonald’s Major Midget hockey team. Mitchell has also worked with Hockey Nova Scotia’s High-Performance Program, the Senior Men’s 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 Summer Games in Winnipeg.

    He is past board member of Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association and has been on the executive for the Nova Scotia Section of Sport Physiotherapy Canada since 2014, currently holding the position of Chair Elect.

    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, manual therapy and some therapeutic modalities is integral in achieving these goals. Through his advanced background in sport and 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, playing hockey/golf, and spending time with his wife Julie, their son Sawyer, daughter Eloise and dog Max.

    mitchell.squarey@movephysio.ca

                
  • Julie Squarey

    Physiotherapist

    MScPT, HBScKin, Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy

    Julie has an Honours BSc from the University of Western Ontario in Kineseology and a Masters in Physiotherapy from the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy . Since graduating physiotherapy she has practiced in home care, inpatients, outpatients and private practice in the areas of cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics and sport physiotherapy. Julie has completed post graduate course work in manual therapy, movement impairment syndromes, acupuncture, sport physiotherapy and concussion management and treatment. Julie enjoys working one on one with clients, using her wide variety of experience to help empower them to achieve their goals.

    Julie is passionate about living a healthy active lifestyle and helping others to do the same so that they have the ability to do what they are passionate about for life! She has an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario in Kineseology and a Masters in Physiotherapy from the Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy. Since graduating physiotherapy she has practiced in home care, inpatients, outpatients and private practice in the areas of cardiorespiratory, orthopaedics and sport physiotherapy. Julie has completed post graduate course work in manual therapy, movement impairment syndromes, acupuncture, sport physiotherapy and concussion management and treatment. Julie enjoys working one on one with clients, using her wide variety of experience to help empower them to achieve their goals.

    Julie has worked with sports team and events at the local, provincial and national levels with cheer, ringette, soccer, goal-ball, football and hockey. She is currently in her 7th season as a physiotherapist to the Halifax McDonalds Major Midget hockey team and has worked with the CPA High School Football team and the Metro Boston Pizza AAA Hockey Team in the past. She recently achieved her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy. She spent 4 years volunteering on the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as the secretary and treasurer and is currently on the Sport Physiotherapy Canada-NS executive as the Membership development Co-ordinator.

    Julie loves to maintain an active healthy lifestyle outside of MOVE Physiotherapy by working out at the gym, swimming when she can, nutritious meal planning and a lot of walking and hiking with her Husband, Mitchell, son, Sawyer, Daughter Eloise and Dog, Max!

    julie.squarey@movephysio.ca

  • Ghislain LeBlanc

    Physiotherapist

    MScPT, BScKin

    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. 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.

    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. Most recently, Ghislain has been working with the St. Stephen Aces Junior A hockey team since 2016 and the KV Kings Bantam AAA Major team since 2017. Ghislain was named team therapist for Hockey New Brunswick’s Under 15 High Performance Team in 2018.

    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.

  • Terri Amirault

    Registered Massage Therapist

    BKin, RMT

    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.

  • 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.

  • Lisa Simon

    Administrative Assistant

    Lisa joined our team in April 2019 and has been making our clients smile ever since. She is a Business Administration Graduate and is here to help with any questions or concerns you may have!

    Lisa is native to Nova Scotia and is a Business Administration graduate from Sir John A. Macdonald High School.
    She joined our team in April 2019 and has been making our clients smile ever since. She takes pride in her work and is here to help with any questions or concerns you may have!
    In her spare time she enjoys going to the beach, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
  • 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.

  • 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