Rehabilitation specialist (Halifax, Fredericton)
Lisa Dennis received her BSc from McGill University and her MSc from Dalhousie. She is pursuing Doctoral Studies. A rehabilitation professional since 1999 oﬀering services to a varied clientele, she has struggled with personal experiences with her own brain-based disorders and this drives her to find interventions to help heal brains. She has extensive experience in community home-care; spent 4 years working in northern Labrador oﬀering mental health and addictions services as well as school pediatric interventions and programming in a correctional facility with aboriginal youth-at-risk aged 6 to 24 years; she has worked with active military members suﬀering from PTSD, mild traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal injuries. Lisa is also a fitness instructor and certified to teach Zumba, Piloxing and Urban Poling. She is dedicated to providing a holistic, culturally-safe, client-centered service. She has taken numerous trainings (Canada, USA, UK, Australia) to be able to oﬀer cutting- edge interventions to encourage neuroplasticity... the brain's ability to make new connections. She oﬀers a service in both English and French. She is well known for her "out of the box" thinking. She is the mother of 2 active children and when she is not busy being their chauﬀeur, she can be found at the gym doing a workout or hanging out with members of her community enjoying cultural activities.
Rehab assistant (Halifax)
Lisa graduated in 2016 from Eastern College with a diploma with distinction for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Assistant. Since graduation Lisa has worked at several diﬀerent jobs within her field gaining experience in both physical and mental health. Lisa has proven her ability to create a good rapport with clients and to be able to help clients meet their desired outcomes by safely and proficiently carrying out treatment plans and helping clients overcome barriers. Living a life balance between work and leisure, Lisa spends much of her free time with her son. She takes drum lessons, and loves to swim, snorkel, or kayak. She gives back to her community by volunteering and she is dedicated to continuous personal and professional development.
Dr. John Chijuka
Subject Matter Expert
Vision Science (Halifax)
John graduated in 2005 with a PhD in Vision Science from the University of Alabama and has an Optometry degree (1988) from the University of Benin (Nigeria). He has years of experience in both teaching optometry courses and clinical expertise in vision therapy and rehabilitation. While he re-certifies his credentials to be recognized in Canada, he will apply his knowledge to oﬀer innovative and valid alternative methods to provide care for people with Visual Stress (a sensory processing diﬃculty) which will involve using the cutting-edge Intuitive Colorimeter. He enjoys working with like-minded professionals of varied backgrounds that sees possibilities on how the brain can naturally be rehabilitated or helped to heal. He has an amiable, supportive personality and values diplomacy and wisdom. He is married with 3 kids and enjoys karate and spending time with family.
Margaret Lamptey graduated in 2014 with a BKin degree from Acadia University and completed an Honours Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from NSCC in 2015. As a Kinesiologist and CSEP-Certified Personal Trainer, Margaret brings comprehensive experience from both the healthcare and fitness field; having provided injury prevention education, as well as directing ergonomic evaluation and intervention for a Southern Ontario hospital, to performing muscle function testing, movement assessments and developing exercise programming as a fitness trainer working primarily with seniors and clientele struggling with chronic conditions/injury. As a member of Lisa’s Holistic Rehab team, she uses the PoNs protocol to restore balance, posture and gait for MS and mTBI (and other) patients. Margaret enjoys playing sports, reading, meditation, watching movies and breaking into song and dance. Outside of work she can often be found cheering on the Toronto Raptors, practicing guitar, training at the gym or walking her dog, Luna.
Alex graduated from York University in Toronto, ON with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science in 2012. Since then he has been working as a Kinesiologist prescribing and progressing clients rehabilitation exercise programs to improve muscular imbalances, build strength and increase endurance. Alex uses his clinical experience, various assessment tools, and holistic approach to evaluate movement patterns in a range of clients, from athletes to novice exercisers. In 2016 Alex began training to become a Osteopathic Manual Practitioner (D.O.M.P.) through the Collège d'Etudes Ostéopathiques. Trained in the PoNS protocol, Alex will utilize his experience and training to provide gait, motor control, and balance training programs for clients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In his spare time he stays physically active either through strength training, running, and hiking with his wife and dogs.
Melanie earned her kinesiology degree from the University of the Fraser Valley in beautiful British Columbia. Her degree majored in exercise science and minored in psychology. This aligns with the holistic approach Melanie has toward wellness and recovery. Melanie has experience working with clients with various injuries, challenges and abilities. Continual learning, researching and upgrading are keys to providing the best support possible for these clients on their wellness journeys. Now certified in the PoNS protocol, Melanie is excited to incorporate this cutting-edge, evidence-based technology into practise with mmTBI and MS clients to further enhance their abilities and potential.
Farah grew up in Toronto and attended Western University in London Ontario. Shortly after graduating she decided to embark on an adventure to Australia and Asia. An “ah hah” moment during her 2 years away led her to her new passion. While in Australia she saw how the power of food changed the way she felt and this encouraged her to dive deeper in this realm and upon her return home she found an incredible program at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. Since graduating in 2018, she has been consulting with clients and is committed to helping everyone achieve their goals to feel their ultimate best.
Food has the power to change lives as she has experienced herself in dealing with her own health journey. Health and wellness is her entire life she is always looking to do and learn more which is why she continues to expand her knowledge and is currently taking a course in functional medicine.
She looks forward to meeting you and helping you live a healthier life.
Suzanne Vincent was born and raised in rural PEI and made the move to Halifax in September 2020. Her interest in nutrition blossomed once she saw how much it improved her health issues and her quality of life, and graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2019. From the positive experiences in her own health journey, she wants to share her knowledge and passion so others can live healthier and happier lives. Special interests in plant based eating, cooking nutritious meals, food allergies and sensitivities, fasting and therapeutic diets, the gut-brain connection, and the intuitive needs of your mind and body.
She is currently studying acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and looking forward to adding this to her future services and practice. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking, be in nature, at the beach, cooking meals for friends and sitting down with a good book. She is looking forward to working with you.
Admin & Accounts (Halifax)
Kaileigh Smith received her Certification in Oﬃce Administration from NSCC in 2018 and studied Accounting and Payroll Administration at Eastern College. Over the years she has gained valuable experience in the field and has a strong desire to develop strong and meaningful connections with her co-workers and clients. Her love for learning is never ending, and she is hopeful to continue building her education and grow professionally and personally in the years to come. In her free time Kaileigh enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her pets. She is also an avid reader, and has a soft spot for a good book.
Join our team!
Our team is growing and we are looking for innovative, passionate and skilled practitioners to add to our group! You must be culturally competent as we work with a diverse clientele. See below for current opportunities and apply by emailing your resume. We look forward to meeting you!
We are currently looking for a part-time physical therapist. You must be able to primarily work with children.
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We are currently looking for a part-time acupuncturist who has an interest in trauma protocols.
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