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BPE, BScPT, Dip. Manip, FCAMPT
Andrew graduated in 2004 with his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, and has been working in private practice since. His post graduate education includes completion of the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011, achieving the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. He has also completed courses in: Concussion Management, Rehabilitation of the Functional Fitness Athlete, Mulligan Concepts, Running Injury Management, Explain Pain, Kinesiotaping, and Acupuncture to name a few.
Prior to physiotherapy, Andrew had completed a Bachelor of Physical Education with a major in Sport Science from the University of New Brunswick and had taken extensive coursework in Sport Psychology. He has volunteered his services at several local, national, and international sporting events, and is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.
In addition to his work in the clinic, Andrew has worked as a lab instructor in the Master's of Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University, is an instructor and mentor for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and has been involved as a research assistant on a study in the School of Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University, which is related to Total Knee Arthroplasties. He has published a book review in Momentum (the newsletter of Sport Physiotherapy Canada) and has co-published a guideline for using outcome measures in the Orthopedic Division Review (the official journal of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association). Andrew is the Communications Chair of the Education Committee for the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has been a board member of the St. Margaret's Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Andrew works with his patients to identify the cause of their pain or dysfunction and to come up with a patient specific plan to reach their individual goals. He feels that a combination of manual therapy (hands on treatment), education, and specific exercises are necessary to achieve these goals. He is also a strong believer in evidence based practice.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2005, Chad began working in his hometown of Yarmouth, NS. For approximately 3 years, he worked for the Yarmouth Hospital, caring for both in-patients and out-patients in the physiotherapy department.
After relocating to Halifax in 2009, Chad began working at our affiliate clinic, Beaverbank Physiotherapy. During this time, he concentrated on further development of hands-on manual therapy and exercise prescription for a variety of conditions. Over the past 10 years of practice, he has taken courses in: Advanced Manual Therapy, Movement System Impairments, and Acupuncture. He has also done coursework in the diagnosis and management of vestibular issues such as: dizziness and vertigo.
Chad feels that patient empowerment through education and proper guidance is critical to a successful rehab process. Like his colleagues, he has made this a focus of his treatment planning for all conditions.
Chad is excited to be a part of Platinum Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation group and looks forward to working with members of the community in which he and his wife live.
Jenny is originally from Cape Breton, NS, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Cape Breton University in 2020. After graduating, she moved to Halifax to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University.
Since graduating from Dal, Jenny has begun pursuing post-graduate courses in orthopedic physiotherapy to further develop her skills and is excited to continue learning. She enjoys providing her patients with individualized care to help them meet their goals. She values patient education and encourages an active approach to treatment. She is excited to work with patients of all ages and activity backgrounds to help them get back to doing what they love doing with confidence!
Jenny has been active her whole life and grew up dancing competitively from age 6 to 18. She also gained an interest in strength training early on. This led to learning about powerlifting at her local YMCA and later competing in several powerlifting meets within the Nova Scotia Powerlifting Association. In her spare time, she enjoys strength training, getting outside (…when the weather is nice), hanging out with friends and family, and of course the occasional Netflix binge.
BScPT, Dip. Manip., FCAMPT
Anita completed her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2004. In 2011, she completed an Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and achieving the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Anita was also named Physiotherapist of the Year in 2016 by the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association. She travels regularly to Washington University in St. Louis for advanced study in Movement System Impairment and Treatment with Dr. Shirley Sahrmann.
Anita has spent the last 11 years working in private practice and teaching in various capacities. She is an instructor with the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is a lab instructor in the Master's of Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University. She regularly speaks to various running groups and provides educational sessions for personal trainers.
Her caseload is very diverse. She has special interest in movement impairment, fitness, running, health and manual therapy. She enjoys working closely with runners of all fitness levels to help them achieve their goals in the sports.
Anita's approach to physiotherapy tends to be hands-on, with emphasis on patient education, and exercise prescription. She spends a lot of time educating patients on ways they can be an active participant in the rehabilitation process. She strives to make her patients independent with personal management at home to augment the in-clinic physiotherapy treatment.
BScPT, BKin, Dip. Manip., FCAMPT
Mike graduated from Dalhousie University with his Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2005. After graduation, he worked in the Annapolis Valley before joining the team at our affiliate clinic, Young Kempt Physiotherapy, where he is now a co-owner. In addition to his physiotherapy degree, he completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. He completed the Advanced Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2011, and has achieved the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. He now serves as a mentor for other physiotherapists enrolled in this program.
Since 2011, he has immersed himself in the Movement Impairment Physiotherapy program at Washington University in St. Louis. This program focuses on recognizing movement patterns in order to answer the question, why an injury happens. By looking at these faulty patterns, we can move towards preventative and corrective treatment plans.
Mike is also a founding member of the RE201 (Running Economy 201) group that is designed to improve running performance by making runners more efficient and injury free. This program is designed to assess and treat faulty mechanics to prevent injury and to individualize training programs to help runners achieve their personal goals.
Mike's treatment philosophy involves providing patients with a comprehensive treatment plan, involving manual therapy, exercise prescription, postural education, and motor control retraining. He is a strong believer that a warm and friendly environment goes a long way in treating individuals. He tries to provide a light atmosphere while giving patients the best possible care. He also feels that educating patients is crucial for long term success.
MD, MSc, FRCS(C)
Dr. Allison Tucker is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in trauma and the arthroscopic reconstruction of the knee and shoulder. She attended medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland before completing an orthopaedic residency and MSc in Anatomical Science at Queen's University. Dr. Tucker received advanced fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at Banff Sport Medicine and in trauma at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tucker lives in the HRM with her husband and daughter and looks forward to providing care and service to the local community. Dr. Tucker will hold some of her clinics out of Platinum Physiotherapy.
**Please note that all appointments with Dr. Tucker are booked through her assistant with a referral from your doctor.
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