Darlene MacLeod is an Osteopath, offering osteopathic treatment and care to individuals of all ages with any health concern.
Darlene graduated from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing with her nursing diploma in 1976. While working in nursing she returned to school and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from St. Francis Xavier University in 1999. Darlene has more than 35 years of experience in general medicine and surgery, critical care, interventional medicine, research and health promotion. Darlene continued to hold her nursing license while also practicing osteopathy until 2018.
Darlene found her way to Osteopathy, following a personal experience with osteopathic treatment, from an injury while nursing. She completed her osteopathic studies and research thesis in May 2015, with the Collége d’etudes Ostéopathiques-Halifax Campus, a 5 year academic and thesis (1-2 years) program. Her research thesis was entitled, “The Effect of Osteopathic Treatment in Acute Proximal Leg Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) to Reduce Pain and Swelling: A Pilot Study”.
Darlene is a member in good standing with both the Ontario Association of Osteopaths (OAO) and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO).
Darlene combines her vast nursing experience with osteopathy to provide individuals with a personalized treatment. She assesses clients from head to toe to determine the root cause of their concern. She treats many different conditions (whiplash, neck pain, low back pain, TMJ, headaches, sinus issues, knee pain, shoulder pain, post-surgery etc.) while using a variety of different approaches such as muscle energy, myofascial release, cranio-sacral and many other osteopathic techniques. She has experience treating expectant mothers, newborns, seniors and all ages in between.
Darlene believes that is extremely important to find a balance with all things in life, so that we can maintain a healthy body and active lifestyle. She also believes that preventative care, before a problem arises, is a key component to maintaining a healthy state.
Darlene looks forward to assisting you in your journey to health!
Jeffrey Allen is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT). He graduated from ICT Northumberland College’s 2200-hour program in 2013 and has been a member in good standing with the Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS) since.
Jeff continues to expand his treatment by training in other modalities of massage, including: Myofascial Release Anatomy Trains Cupping Indian Head Massage RAPID: Neurofascial Reset
Jeff has several therapeutic approaches for a variety of conditions and comfort levels. He intends to aid his clients by assessing their needs and working with them to obtain their goals of rehabilitation, prevention or simply wellness/well-being. He looks forward to be a part of his health and wellness journey.
Jeff recently moved to the beautiful Annapolis Valley with his wife, two young children, three cats and has since obtained four chickens and a rooster. It has been a great leg in the journey, we are loving country life.
PT, MScPT, BKiH
Kaitlin is an enthusiastic physiotherapist dedicated to providing optimal and comprehensive care to every patient she meets. She completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology with Honors and Nutrition from Acadia University in 2015 and went on to completer her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2017.
Her true passion is helping people achieve a higher quality of life by becoming more active. She enjoys developing individual treatment programs to address each client’s needs and help them achieve their goals. Kaitlin is eager to empower every patient with knowledge, and a better understanding of their impairments to achieve optimal outcomes.
She has a special interest in treating dizziness, balance impairments, concussions, and musculoskeletal conditions.
Outside the clinic, Kaitlin enjoys being active through soccer, yoga, and running. Her personal interest in health and fitness drives her desire to improve the quality of life and functional status of her patients.
Kale graduated from St. FX in 2011 with a BSc in Human Kinetics and then graduated from Dalhousie with a Masters in Physiotherapy in 2013. Kale is a member of the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists. He enjoys playing hockey, tennis, golf and other sports, along with casual hiking and biking. He enjoys treating a variety of musculoskeletal issues and will often implement needling techniques such as acupuncture or trigger point dry needling where appropriate into the treatment program.
Kelsey is an Annapolis Valley local who grew up on a dairy farm in a small community just outside of Middleton. She graduated at the top of her class from ICT Northumberland College in 2015, her valley roots have brought her back to practice in Middleton.
Kelsey graduated high school from MRHS in 2013. Throughout all her high school years she was very involved with basketball, volleyball and rugby. She has received many awards for leadership and athletic accomplishments. With the involvement of sports she has experienced and acknowledged the importance of a healthy working body along with the recovery process associated with with injuries. This is when she decided Massage Therapy was the career for her. While attending ICT, Kelsey received qualification of the Kinesio Taping Course K1-K2.
Her focus and goal as an RMT is to help clients gain knowledge of how the body works and help them maintain their health and mobility.
Osteopathy, Paediatric Osteopathy
Kristina is an Osteopath who provides treatment to all ages but has a special interest in treating babies and kids.
Kristina graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She returned to school and completed her osteopathic studies and research thesis in May 2020, with the Collége d’etudes Ostéopathiques-Halifax Campus. Her research was on the biomechanical movement of L5/S1. Meaning she studied the movement patterns of the spine entering into the pelvis.
Kristina’s passion for treating babies and kids started while in school. She became fascinated that behaviours that are considered to be normal can actually be treated to help improve the baby and parents quality of life. Some behaviours that can be treated include feeding difficulties, digestive problems, poor sleep/inability to relax, irritability, childhood aches and pains, and many more. Despite her love for babies and kids, she also treats many different conditions in adults using a variety of different treatment approaches.
Kristina believes that everyone can benefit from osteopathy, as she concentrates her treatment plans on ensuring that there is proper movement to and from the problem area, so the body has the optimal resources to heal itself.
Kristina is a member in good standing with both the Ontario Association of Osteopaths (OAO) and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths (NSAO)
Sally obtained her physiotherapy degree from the University of Toronto in 1974 and her diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in 2006.
Sally’s treatment approach integrates her extensive experience to help resolve many issues of pain and limited function. She has a special interest in treating chronic spinal conditions, women’s health issues, headaches and TMD (temporal mandibular dysfunction).
Sally is currently only accepting patients for osteopathy treatment as she is no longer registered as a physiotherapist.
She is a member of the The Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths and the Ontario Association of Osteopathic manual practitioners.
After many years of living in urban centers she is happy to be home in Annapolis County where she lives on a 200 year-old farm with her husband Howard and three horses.
Steven Enman-Beech is a Registered Acupuncturist (R. Ac.) trained in T.C.M. acupuncture techniques, as well as modern biomedical approaches to acupuncture. His practice is based on the belief that traditional and modern medicine are complementary approaches to the same system. This is one of the fundamental laws of yin and yang theory, which is the foundation of T.C.M. philosophy: seemingly opposite forces actually support, nourish, and balance each other. Western science is discovering new ways of looking at concepts that traditional healers have been describing for thousands of years, and traditional approaches to health care are providing new directions for Western medicine to explore in the treatment of difficult conditions. You will encounter this application of yin and yang theory working with Steven, who offers a solid traditional approach with a significant modern influence.
Tannis Harrison has over 20 years experience working as a licensed physiotherapist in private practice, community, and hospital-based settings. Since receiving her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba in 1993, she has continued to pursue education and training to upgrade her skills including but not limited to specialized training in foot and ankle bio-mechanics and treatment, vestibular issues, level 3 musculoskeletal training with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association as well as extensive acupuncture training which she uses in conjunction with soft tissue release techniques to reduce pain, improve joint bio-mechanics and increase muscle strength. She is generous in sharing her passion for physiotherapy with others and is experienced working with patients from diverse backgrounds including elderly, youth, and athletes. Whether having a one-on-one conversation with a client about their specific needs, presenting to a team of dragon boaters to help them avoid injury, or empowering a women’s business networking group to increase work productivity through movement, her expertise and passion for improving the health and well-being of others is inspiring. Tannis has a unique ability to develop rapport and set clients at ease as she completes thorough biomechanical assessments, designs and implements effective treatment plans and exercise programs to achieve their health and fitness goals. Her commitment to client care was recognized with a 2019 Comox Valley Physiotherapist of the Year award. Outside the clinic, her dogs Winnie and Kiwi keep her active, as well as paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, weight training and cycling.
Theresa MacLean graduated from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1997. Theresa also holds a pharmacy degree from Dalhousie University. She has a general naturopathic practice and has a special interest in the treatment of trauma using Somatic experiencing.
A wide range of modalities allows naturopathic doctors to develop treatment plans that address not only the physical aspect of a person, but can also address the mental and emotional aspects. Naturopathic therapies are all based on the same principles, they all assist the body’s healing response, and they are often more effective when combined.
Theresa is a member of the Nova Scotia Naturopathic Doctors Association, Registration number 008.
Theresa is registered with the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta, registration number 1826.
· Clinical Nutrition
· Botanical Medicine
· Homeopathic Medicine
· Somatic Experiencing
· Prevention & Lifestyle Counselling