Lisa Dennis


Rehabilitation specialist (Halifax, Fredericton)

Lisa Dennis

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.

Lisa Tramley

Rehab assistant (Halifax)

Lisa Tramley

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)

Dr. John Chijuka

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.

Melanie-Jane Hughes

Kinesiologist (Fredericton)

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 Zipursky

Nutritionist (Fredericton)

Farah Zipursky

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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.

Holly Su

Acupuncturist (Halifax)

Farah Zipursky

Holly graduated from Guangzhou university of Chinese Medicine with the Master's degree of Integrated Western and Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, China. She started her Chinese Medicine clinical practice in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) outpatient department in a hospital in China. During her 9 years of clinical practice she used different approaches of TCM therapies such as herbal, food therapy, acupuncture and moxibustion. She believes that our body has the ability of self-healing. Since TCM is also closely related with food she completed her graduate studies in nutrition at Mount Saint Vincent University. Holly was a yoga instructor in China and enjoys traveling.

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 to info@lisasholisticrehab.com

Physical Therapist

We are currently looking for a part-time physical therapist. You must be able to primarily work with children.

Send us your resume, we would love to meet you!

SW/Counselling therapist (RCT)

We are currently looking for a part-time professional with counselling experience to work with people of all ages.

Send us your resume, we would love to meet you!