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  • Podiatry Services - Nail Nare, Calluses, Diabetic Assessment, Foot & Ankle Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, and Sports InjuriesSatisfied Patient
    When I first came in I could not even walk I was in so much pain.  After three Podiatry treatments I feel like a new person!
  • Albert Gosse Testimonial PhotoAlbert Gosse
    I would like to take this time to say thank you very much for all that you have done for me physically and mentally. When I first walked into your establishment I was to say at the least a little apprehensive on what to expect. I must say however I was truly put at ease during our first consultation. You made feel relaxed by making a few jokes (...) and you made me feel great. You explained everything in a down to earth version that I could understand, you explained the benefits of the custom brace that you were going to measure up and order for me.
    (...) When it came in you took the time to show all the features of the brace and how to strap it on properly and you were genuinely concerned for my well being. Which, honestly, I haven’t received that kind of care for a long time.
    So for all of this I would like to say thank you for everything. In this day and age it’s nice to see people who still care and still have the values of their clients at heart instead of being just another number.
  • The client customer service is the best I have ever experienced!
    Brooks Kine
  • Chef Darcy Brown
    I’ve been wearing compression stockings for over a year for many things including work, working out, and running in and out of the kitchen.  I notice a huge difference in leg fatigue and recovery. Highly recommended!
  • Jada
    Thank you Arthritis & Injury Care -  You are #1.  Soccer is my life, without this brace I would not be able to play.   I have also been using a Kneehab and Kodiak Ice Machine after every practice and every game, with all this it keeps me playing!  For all you athletes out there, don’t give up on your sport because of an injury, Arthritis & Injury Care can keep you in the game!!  Arthritis & Injury Care IS THE BEST!!!!
  • Chris S.
    When the alarm sounds I have to be ready.  I injured my back in late spring of this year, a work place injury, as a result I have bulging disc in my lower spine.  I can’t say enough about Arthritis & Injury Care, their outstanding care, and the devices this company has to keep me going.  With the ongoing use of the Neurotech Recovery Back System and Breg Polar Care Kodiak Cold Therapy device I can continue on with my day both at work and play.  Arthritis & Injury Care you are my life saver, definitely the #1 company.  I recommend anyone who suffers with any type of back pain to check this company out, as they can help you get back to being mobile!
  • G.P. – Satisfied Customer
    My braces allow me to stay active ,  providing me support and stability. Without these braces, I wouldn't be able to participate in sports which are a major part of my life!
  • Thank you very much. The BREG brace has changed the quality of my life. Without my brace, pain in my knee limits me from what I enjoy doing; like biking, gardening, walking, etc. With the brace, I am able to manage my pain with less medication and enjoy life to the fullest.
    Beverly Eastwood
  • The BREG knee brace is very easy to put on and it has made a huge difference in my knee pain. I am now able to stand for longer periods of time, climb stairs, and walk with no knee pain! I only wish I had known about the product sooner.
    Karen Malone
  • Last year I was at the point of having a complicated knee surgery, but at the last moment I was given a choice, operation or try the BREG Knee Brace so I opted for the brace. The help was almost instantaneous, and the relief was unbelievable. I can even play a round of golf; go walking, all with little discomfort. All around pain free living is amazing.
    Patrick Riley
  • I would just like to say thank you for everything that you have done for me! I wish I could do more than this note but know that I’m thankful. Because of the brace I can do everything that I could do again well in 6 months. But once again THANK YOU!
    Taylyne Merrick
  • I have been wearing my brace constantly for two years and it has been a “gift” for me. The service has been excellent and the maintenance on the brace has been fantastic. Thank you.
    Arlene Poirier

Team - Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada

View Profile Dr. Christopher Johnston M.D., C.C.F.P., M.Sc., Dip. Sport Med. Musculoskeletal Consultant

Dr. Christopher Johnston

M.D., C.C.F.P., M.Sc., Dip. Sport Med. Musculoskeletal Consultant

Dr. Christopher Johnston is a C.C.F.P. certified family physician and has completed a two year Sport Medicine Fellowship and M.Sc. degree in Human Kinetics from the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the University of British Columbia. He has a Diploma in Sport Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and has been published in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Johnston was involved in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics as a venue supervisor at the Cypress site, where Canada won six medals (six Gold and two Silver) in 12 events.

In a literature review and survey of family physicians, 14-28% of North American patients presenting to a family physician have a “chief symptom directly related to the musculoskeletal system”. In a UK based study, patients with a musculoskeletal problem referred by their family physician to an orthopedic surgeon waited on average six months and were treated surgically in 20% of cases.

In these times of long waiting lists and shortages of specialists, patients with musculoskeletal conditions can be seen quickly by a specialist like Dr. Johnston.  Dr. Johnston is able to treat musculoskeletal conditions in patients of all ages including children, adults, workers, and older individuals with aches and pains, as well as athletes and non-athletes.

He is able to:

  1. Make an accurate diagnosis using further investigations, including MRI, as needed.
  2. Review all the treatment options with a patient, including the need for surgical referral and to coordinate their comprehensive treatment plan.
  3. Provide close follow-up on the outcome of a patient’s selected treatment options and review all investigations.

His close follow-up of patients will contribute to their speedy recovery. Patients are referred by their family physician and a consult letter following the initial visit is sent to the referring physician. The referring physician will also receive a copy of all test results from the radiology and laboratory departments.

Located in the same space as Arthritis & Injury Care Centre and Citadel Physiotherapy, patients have a “one-stop” option for management of all their musculoskeletal conditions (using physiotherapy, massage therapy, bracing, compression, orthotics, and oral or injectable medications).

Referrals from a family physician can be faxed to (902) 442-5625.  If there are any questions regarding our services, please call (902) 407-8927 or email [email protected]. We welcome your comments and feedback as we strive to provide high-quality care for patients.

View Profile Dr. Edward Abraham B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.(c), Orthopedic Consultant

Dr. Edward Abraham

B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.S.(c), Orthopedic Consultant

Dr. Edward Abraham began accepting referrals to his orthopedic practice at Arthritis and Injury Care Centre where he will primarily seeing patients for conditions of the shoulder, knee, hip, extremities, and spine.  His specialty is for conditions of the spine.

Dr. Abraham is a Dalhousie Graduate, and Spine Fellowship trained Orthopedic Surgeon who has been practicing in Saint John, New Brunswick since 1988.  He is an active member of the Canadian Spine Society (2000) and a past president.  He is also a member of the North American Spine Society (1991), Canadian Orthopaedic Association (1988), AAOS, APOS, AO Spine, to name a few organizations.  He has chaired a Motion Sparing Technology Canadian Spine focus group for 11 years.  He has an extensive spine surgery practice encompassing adults and children with degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, infectious, congenital and deformity conditions for the spine.  He has been involved with spinal implant design teams and evaluations.

As an orthopedic surgeon working at Arthritis & Injury Care Centre he is able to diagnose patients and create an individualized treatment plan using a collaborative approach including bracing, orthotics, injection therapy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, and podiatry. He will optimize non-surgical management and refer to a specialist if indicated.

He is working at the Downtown Halifax location.  Once a referral is received all patients will be contacted directly and offered an appointment time.

Please fax any referrals to (902) 442-5625.  If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at (902) 407-8927.

View Profile Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum M.D., C.C.F.P. (S.E.M.), Dip. Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum

M.D., C.C.F.P. (S.E.M.), Dip. Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Jacquelyn Corkum is a primary care musculoskeletal physician who completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Toronto. She also holds a Diploma in Sports Medicine awarded by the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Dr. Corkum specializes in the assessment and treatment of acute and overuse injuries (e.g. sprains, strains, fractures, tendinopathies) of the extremities, as well as osteoarthritis. She will see athletes and non-athletes, patients with work related ailments and individuals of all ages.

As a musculoskeletal consultant, she will diagnose patients and create an individualized treatment plan, monitoring their progress and referring to another specialist if indicated. She will optimize non-surgical management as approximately 90% of musculoskeletal injuries can be treated non-operatively.
Dr. Corkum works with a wide range of professional, elite and amateur athletes. She travels internationally as a team physician with Canada Basketball. She was the team physician for the Halifax Hurricanes professional basketball team from 2017-2020. She has been on the medical team for the North American Indigenous Games in 2023, the Canada Winter Games in 2011 and 2023, the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in the NWT and she provided coverage for the 2019 Memorial Cup that the Halifax Mooseheads hosted. She was the lead physician for the 2023 World Beach Volleyball Futures tournament in 2023 and the Canada Soccer nationals in 2023. She was also the Chief Medical Officer for the U Sports Final 8 men’s national basketball championships in 2018 and 2019. In her fellowship training she provided coverage for organizations such as Toronto Football Club (professional soccer team), Toronto Rock (professional lacrosse team), Roger’s Cup Toronto (professional tennis tournament), National Ballet of Canada, Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships, and Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Beach World Tour Finals.

Jacquelyn is from Halifax. She played Varsity Basketball while completing her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree at St. Francis Xavier University. She then attended Dalhousie University for both medical school and her family medicine residency. She has a passion for teaching and often has family medicine residents working with her in the clinic.

Dr. Corkum is a runner and a triathlete. She has represented Team Canada in the Olympic distance triathlon event at the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Final in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has also completed six Ironman 70.3 races and one Ironman 140.6 race. Her and her husband are busy at home with their 2 preschool aged children and dog.

She loves coming to work every day in her collaborative practice at Arthritis & Injury Care with physiotherapy, massage therapy, bracing, pedorthic care and orthopedic specialists. Referrals from a family physician can be faxed to (902) 442-5625. There will be appointments available for acute injuries so please indicate on the referral or call the clinic if you would like your patient seen on an urgent basis.

If there are any questions regarding our services, please call (902) 407-8927 or email [email protected]. We welcome your comments and feedback as we strive to provide high quality care for patients.

View Profile Dr. Rosie Mullins Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Rosie Mullins

Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Rosalind Mullins completed her training in Family Medicine and then Sport and Exercise Medicine at Dalhousie University. She has been working as a Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist Physician in the HRM since 2006. She has worked with Saint Mary’s Varsity Athletics for 15 years and previously as the team physician for the Canadian National Women’s Rugby Team during the 2009 and 2010 World Cup. Although she is no longer a competitive athlete, she continues to stay involved with local athletics at the community level. As a Sport and Exercise Medicine Specialist working at the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre, Dr. Rosalind Mullins can diagnose patients and create an individual treatment plan using a collaborative approach including bracing, orthotics, podiatry foot care, injection therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy. She will optimize non-surgical management and make referrals to local specialists if indicated.

View Profile Dr. Tina Atkinson Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Tina Atkinson

Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Tina Atkinson is a highly skilled Sport Medicine Physician with extensive experience in treating athletes of all
ages and levels. With a particular focus on concussion awareness, Dr. Atkinson has become a sought-after
specialist in the field, helping athletes to recognize and manage these serious injuries.

Dr. Atkinson’s reputation as a top Sport Medicine Physician has been built on her ability to provide
comprehensive care to her patients. She has volunteered at many National and International events in Canada in
the last 20 years and has represented Canada at the Beijing Olympics as the team physician for Hockey Canada’s
National Women’s Team. She is the Chief Medical Officer of the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic and Hockey
Nova Scotia, as well as the lead physician for the Halifax Mooseheads and the National Canoe Kayak Team who
train on Lake Banook.

In her practice, Dr. Atkinson takes a patient-centered approach to care, ensuring that each athlete receives
personalized attention and treatment tailored to their individual needs. She is known for her ability to work
collaboratively with coaches, therapists, and other medical professionals to develop effective treatment plans
that maximize an athlete’s potential for recovery.

View Profile Dr. Alex Thomas Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Alex Thomas

Sport Med. Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Alex Thomas is currently a Sport and Exercise Medicine resident at the University of Ottawa.After growing up in the Annapolis Valley, he received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at Acadia University while competing on the varsity men’s basketball team. He went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine at McMaster University, and his family medicine residency at Queen’s University.Dr. Thomas is currently the team physician for the University of Ottawa men’s basketball team, and the Carleton University men’s lacrosse team. During his sport medicine fellowship, he has gained experience covering the 2022 CEBL Championship, the Ottawa 67’s, and as the medical lead for the 2022 Ontario Summer Indigenous Games. He is also actively involved in teaching the University of Ottawa family medicine residents.In addition to assessing and managing various musculoskeletal conditions, Dr. Thomas has a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound, orthobiologics, game and event coverage, and Indigenous health.Dr. Thomas enjoys staying active in triathlon, strength training, and golfing. He is looking forward to moving back to Nova Scotia and starting his career with the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre.

View Profile Dr. Samir Ouizi (Hons) Pod; Certified Podiatrist & Certified Canadian Wound Care Specialist

Dr. Samir Ouizi

(Hons) Pod; Certified Podiatrist & Certified Canadian Wound Care Specialist

Dr. Samir Ouizi is from Brussels, Belgium. Originally from Casablanca, Morocco. He obtained his degree in Podiatric Medicine at Institution Superieure De Podiatrie, Hopital Universitaire de Bruggman in Brussels. In 2006, he obtained his International Inter-professional Wound Care Certificate from Toronto; Ontario.

Dr. Samir Ouizi has close to 25 years of  lower limb Podiatry care experience.  He appreciates team work and innovation in health care and has expertise in teaching and treating diabetic lower limb wounds, biomechanics, skin care, nail care and nail surgery, always with patient centered and tailored care. He continues to be involved in many scientific international Podiatric research studies. Samir has a keen interest in lower limbs wound and injury prevention, care and rehabilitation.

Samir is pronounced  “Sameer” and Ouizi as “Weezy”. In his free time he enjoys hiking and teaching soccer to his kids.

He is fluent in Arabic, English, French with some knowledge of the Holland language. 

Dr. Samir Ouizi is accepting new patients at the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre locations in Downtown Halifax, Clayton Park, and Dartmouth.

Treatment Services Offered:

  • Comprehensive individual assessment, treatment & management plans for all ages
  • Biomechanical Assessment and Gait Analysis
  • Orthopedic and Custom Made Footwear recommendations and guidances
  • Custom Foot Orthotics & Ankle Foot Orthotic
  • Footwear Recommendations
  • Foot Joint Mobilization and Manipulation Technique
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions: Flat Feet, Heel Pain, Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints,  Arch Pain, Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, Strains, Sprains, and Stress  Fractures.
  • Non invasive management of Bony Deformities: Bunions, Hammertoes, Haglund’s Deformity, Club Foot, Metatarsus Adductus, Charcot Foot, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis,  Leg Length Discrepancies, & Drop Foot
  • Nail Care: Thick, Hard to Cut, Fungal, and Ingrown Nails
  • Skin Conditions: Painful Callous & Corns, Heel Fissures, Cracked Heels, Eczema, Psoriasis, Hyperhidrosis (Sweaty Feet), and Cysts
  • Verrucae Pedis (Plantar Warts) Treatment
  • Fungal Infections: Athlete’s Foot, Tinea Pedis,& Onychomycosis (Fungal Nails)
  • Diabetic Assessment, Routine Nail & Skin Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care Management
  • Cardiovascular Conditions: Venous Insufficiency, Vericose Veins, Lymphedema, Foot & Ankle Swelling
  • Pediatric foot care, insoles and footwear assessment, evaluation and treatment
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Ingrown Nail Surgery, Wart Excision
  • Lower limb Injection Therapy: Cortisone Injection, Local Anesthetic.
  • Sports Medicine: Reflexology
  • Custom-made toe wedges, props, bracing, splints, and padding materials
  • Custom made fiberglass lower limb cast for diabetic foot wounds management

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Samir Ouizi, please contact our offices and our team will be happy to help!

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Downtown Halifax
1554 Dresden Row, Suite 3070, Halifax, NS B3J 2K2
Phone: (902) 442-5199
Fax: (902) 442-5625

Clayton Park
278 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS B3M 3N8
Phone: (902) 404-8419
Fax: (902) 442-5625

Dartmouth
250 Baker Drive, Suite 124, Dartmouth, NS B2W 6L4
Phone: (902) 404-8352
Fax: (902) 442-5625

View Profile Rihab Ouni Certified Podiatrist

Rihab Ouni

Certified Podiatrist

Rihab Ouni is from Sousse, Tunisia. She obtained her degree in Podiatry at the higher School of Health Sciences and Techniques in Sousse, Tunisia in 2018.  In 2019, she received her post-graduate certificate in Diabetic Foot Care at the Faculty of Medicine Ibn Al Jazzar in Sousse, Tunisia. She has three years’ experience as a Podiatrist and diabetic foot specialist in Général Paramédical Company and PROMED centre based in Tunisia. Rihab shares a strong passion for the work she does. She has a special interest in Sports Podiatry and biomechanics.

In addition, she is passionate about Volunteering; she was presented in events with the Red Crescent and Tunisian foot health association. She was trained as a volunteer podiatrist in the Emergency, Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, and Dermatology and Venereology departments at both the University Hospital Farhat Hached and University Hospital Sahloul in Sousse. She is interested in podiatry innovations and research, she was nominated for best dissertation two times and she won 2nd award of ‘’ mémoire étudiant PodoFair 2020’’ , Enghien, Belgium..

Rihab Ouni is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.

In her free time, she likes to practice meditation, taking online courses or reading about self development. She also enjoys cooking and volunteering.

Services Include:

  • Biomechanical, Musculoskeletal and Neurovascular Assessments
  • Diabetic Assessment, Nail & Skin Care
  • Diabetic Wound Care Management
  • Baropodometric Assessment to study static & dynamic plantar pressures
  • Comprehensive individual assessment,treatment & management plans for all ages, Diabetic & non-Diabetic patients included
  • Skin Conditions: Painful Callous & Corns, Heel Fissures, Cracked Heels, Eczema, Psoriasis, Hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet), and Cysts
  • Nail Care: Thick, Hard to Cut, Fungal, and Ingrown Nails
  • Pediatric foot care, insoles and footwear assessment, evaluation and treatment
  • Soft Tissue Surgery: Ingrown Nail Surgery, Wart Excision
  • Custom Foot Orthotics & Ankle Foot Orthotic
  • Custom-made toe wedges, props, bracing, splints,and padding materials

To book an appointment with Rihab Ouni, Certified Podiatrist, contact us today!

View Profile Doug Iwasaki Certified Orthotist

Doug Iwasaki

Certified Orthotist

Doug Iwasaki joined the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre Team in 2018 as a Certified Orthotist, having already been practicing as a Certified Orthotist since 2010.

Doug Iwasaki was born and raised in British Columbia and began his career as a Certified Orthotist at a clinic that primarily served British Columbia Children’s Hospital.  There Doug saw and treated cases ranging from infant cranial deformities all the way down to foot/ankle conditions.  In 2015 Doug and his family made the move to Nova Scotia where Doug worked at the Nova Scotia Rehab Centre.   While at the Nova Scotia Rehab Centre Doug worked closely with the entire rehabilitation team treating patients of all ages and conditions.

Doug believes in taking a holistic and patient centered approach to patient care.  With a thorough understanding of the condition and patient lifestyle through physical and biomechanics assessment as well as gait analysis, Doug carefully designs and manufactures the most appropriate supports and/or braces for each individual patient.

Prior to moving into the field of healthcare, Doug was a school teacher and taught both locally and internationally before moving back to Canada to go back to school to become a Certified Orthotist.  Much of his free time is dedicated to chasing his three boys around the house and trying to keep up with them!

View Profile Andy Hoar Certified Pedorthist

Andy Hoar

Certified Pedorthist

Andy Hoar is a sixth generation custom shoe maker and is now offering his services from the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre. His family has been providing custom made footwear and foot appliances in Halifax since 1842.  After graduating from George Brown College in Toronto in 1983 with a diploma in Orthotic and Prosthetic Technology.   Andy then went on to complete his training as a Prosthetic Technician in 1985.

He then began his internship under his father in Pedorthics culminating in his receiving his certification as a Pedorthist in 1988 through the American Board for Certification (New York).  Andy then received his Canadian Certification as a Pedorthist in 2006.

As the senior Pedorthist at the NS Rehabilitation Centre Andy spent many years assisting in the training of Physicians as well as many other clinicians affiliated with Dalhousie University  (Physio, OT, Orthotists, Prosthetists).  In 2001 Andy joined the Multidisciplinary Leg Ulcer Clinic at the Halifax Infirmary specializing in neuropathic foot conditions. Working with Infectious Disease, Orthopedic, Vascular and Plastic surgeons.

As a faculty member of the Canadian Wound Care Association Andy spent 5 years as an instructor for The Institute of Wound Management and Prevention lecturing on wound prevention and treatment of neuropathic feet.

Andy Co-Authored the Best Practice Recommendations for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Update (2010) Wound Care Canada; Volume 8 (4): 6-40

View Profile Russell Cattoor Certified Pedorthist & Orthopedic Bracing Specialist | Senior Product Specialist

Russell Cattoor

Certified Pedorthist & Orthopedic Bracing Specialist | Senior Product Specialist

Russell Cattoor joined the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre team in 2012 as a Certified Orthopedic Bracing Specialist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology (BSc.Kin) from Dalhousie University.

Since joining the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre Russell has gained his Canadian Pedorthic Credentials and is now the companies lead Pedorthist in Nova Scotia.  Russell has also become an expert in Orthopaedic Bracing, specializing in acute and chronic injuries, athletic injuries, and pre- and post-operative protocols.

Russell is a driven and passionate individual with proven experience developing rehabilitation, strength, and performance programs. He possesses a unique educational background across high performance strength and conditioning, care and prevention of injuries, psychology, functional anatomy, and exercise physiology.

Russell’s other interests include surfing, rowing, hiking, and life guarding. When not at the clinic, you can find him with a smile on his face, and with his big St. Bernard dog, somewhere in or around the ocean.

Testimonial

No one chooses the circumstances that require a custom brace; an injury that necessitates one is never pleasant. The process of being fitted for one can be. Russell helped my daughter find the brace that is right for her, that allows her to return to all the activities that make her who she is and he did it with a professionalism that immediatlty engendered trust and a kindness that let us both know she was in great hands. I was thrilled with the support we received.

- M.K. – Satisfied Customer
View Profile Sarah Langley Sales, Business Development

Sarah Langley

Sales, Business Development

Sarah Langley, Sales & Business Development, joined the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre team in 2022.

A Halifax native, Sarah obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University with a concentration in Management. Having worked many years in customer service and sales roles she experiences personal satisfaction in finding tailored solutions for both patients and health care professional’s needs.

After living and working abroad for the past few years, Sarah was excited to put her experience to good use and educate new and existing patients on the products and services offered in Arthritis & Injury Care Centres clinics to improve their quality of life.

In Sarah’s free time, you can find her walking her favourite pal, Jack at Point Pleasant Park or looking up flights for her next adventure!

View Profile Josh Hebert-Chesley Certified Orthopaedic Bracing Specialist

Josh Hebert-Chesley

Certified Orthopaedic Bracing Specialist

Josh Hebert-Chesley joined the team at Arthritis & Injury Care Centre in 2023 as a Certified Orthopaedic Bracing Specialist.

Josh graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics with first class honours. While there, Josh demonstrated his commitment to both academics and athletics as a tight end for the varsity football team. It was during this time that he developed a deep interest in the intricacies of sports biomechanics, which would later become a cornerstone of his career.

Currently, Josh serves as the athletic trainer for the Citadel High School’s boys hockey team. His role allows him to apply his knowledge in injury prevention, rehabilitation, and human anatomy, ensuring the young athletes under his care receive the best possible support.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Josh maintains an active lifestyle. He’s an avid gym-goer, enjoys jogging to stay fit, and watching movies in his downtime.

View Profile Will McDonald Orthopedic Bracing Specialist

Will McDonald

Orthopedic Bracing Specialist

Will McDonald joined the Arthritis and Injury Care team in 2023 as an Orthopedic Bracing Specialist with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (BSc. Kin) from Acadia University.

Will is a hard-working, dedicated and passionate individual with a background in disability rehabilitation/management. Will also has experience in educating and working with both youth and seniors and specializes in functional anatomy, Physiology, along with care and prevention of acute or chronic injuries.

Will is originally from Halifax, NS and in his spare time he likes to watch football (“go Cowboys!”), play intramural hockey, hiking, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. Will is very outgoing and loves to meet new people so don’t be shy to initiate a conversation!

View Profile Olivia Northrup Practice Manager; Sports Medicine Clinic

Olivia Northrup

Practice Manager; Sports Medicine Clinic

Olivia Northrup is the Practice Manager for our Sports Medicine Clinic.

Olivia began her career with the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre in 2011 and has been an integral part of the operations of our clinics in Atlantic Canada.  Olivia has extensive knowledge and experience with all aspects of Arthritis & Injury Care Centre, having been heavily involved in administration, management, product procurement and logistics.  She is also trained and experienced as a Certified Orthopaedic Bracing Specialist.

She is organized and dedicated to working with our team and patients, each step of the way, to ensure a smooth journey to recovery.

Personally, she has one funny, athletic daughter with a passion for basketball, so she spends a lot of her time outside of work at the gym for games and practices.  In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks along the water with her family, shooting film, growing and caring for her many house plants, and reading.

Testimonial

Excellent service and support from Olivia.  She went out of her way to accommodate me on short notice!

- J.P. Satisfied Patient/Customer
View Profile Morgan Card front desk administrator

Morgan Card

front desk administrator

Morgan Card is the front desk administrator for our Clayton Park Office. Morgan began her career with Arthritis & Injury Care Centre in July 2021 after graduating with a diploma of Medical Office Administration from NSCC in June 2017. Morgan is compassionate and has a strong desire for helping people. She is dedicated to working hard and lending a helping hand to any of her colleagues or patients whenever they may need it. You will be sure to be greeted with a warm and welcoming smile. She ensures each patient receives the best possible care as well as the smoothest road to recovery. In Morgan’s free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and doing fun activities with her two sons or grabbing a tea and shopping around Winners!

View Profile Brianna Martin Administrative Assistant

Brianna Martin

Administrative Assistant

Raised in Prospect, Nova Scotia, Brianna has been a part of the Arthritis and Injury Care team since 2022 after earning her Medical Office Administration Diploma at Nova Scotia Community College [NSCC]. Since then, Brianna has worked in a variety of medical office environments, which has given invaluable experience and expand her knowledge and skills. Prior to her starting her Medical Admin career Brianna worked at her local Community Centre for 5 years in their childcare area. Over the years Brianna has led a very active life, where she participated in numerous activities and sports including Basketball and High Diving. In her free time, you can find Brianna enjoying a good book, listening to music, and adventuring in the outdoors.)

View Profile Sara Froude Administrative Assistant

Sara Froude

Administrative Assistant

Sara joined the Arthritis and Injury Care Centre team in 2023. Graduating from the Medical Office Administration program at NSCC with Honours, Sara has gained an exceptional knowledge of the administrative side of health care. Her work experience in an orthopedic surgeon’s office has equipped her with empathy and understanding for patients afflicted by arthritis and sports-related injuries. Sara is patient and well-organized, ensuring all visitors at the Arthritis and Injury Care Centre receive a warm welcome and a helping hand, guiding them towards a smooth recovery. Outside of work, Sara is passionate about gardening, reading, and appreciating the stunning scenery of the Eastern Shore alongside her husband, son, daughter, and beloved chihuahua!

Karine Leblanc

Operations Manager

Karine joined the Arthritis & Injury Care team early in 2023. She joins us utilizing her food & beverage experience which encompasses 20+ years, allowing her to build relationships, extensive communication and organizational skills; ok, and maybe learning a thing or two about wine…
Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband, her two energetic sons and her Boston Terrier. When they permit her a bit of free time, she enjoys cooking yoga and running.

View Profile Ashley Fleiger Director of Operations

Ashley Fleiger

Director of Operations

Ashley Fleiger joined the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre in August 2009 and has since then proven to be a very valuable asset to the team.  In her current role as Director of Operations Ashley is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company and its team members.

Before becoming Director of Operations Ashley worked on the front lines as an Administrative Assistant with the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre where she showed a true passion for helping people.  Ashley continues to show this quality in work and in life.

Ashley is a confident individual who prides herself on her interpersonal skills with team members and patients.  She is experienced and knowledgeable in all aspects of the company and is always there with a helping hand.

In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys spending time outside with her family, traveling, and the occasional bowling tournament.

Team - New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada

Vi McKay

Podiatrist

Vi McKay is a podiatrist with 12 years of experience, having specialized in the field after completing her training in Australia. Originally from Australia, she made the life-changing decision to relocate to Canada, following her husband’s Canadian roots. Driven by her immense passion for helping people, she has dedicated her career to providing exceptional podiatric care and improving the overall well-being of her patients.

Vi McKay possesses a wide range of expertise, particularly within the realms of pediatrics, sports medicine, and general podiatry. Her extensive experience in these areas has allowed her to develop a comprehensive understanding of the unique foot-related challenges faced by individuals of all ages and activity levels. Having worked closely with pediatric patients, she excels in addressing their specific podiatric needs, ensuring optimal development and mobility.

Furthermore, Vi McKay has played a pivotal role in supporting numerous sports enthusiasts, athletes, particularly with the Queensland Bulls cricket team, where she performed gait analysis and manufactured orthotics. She has helped active individuals in achieving peak performance while mitigating the risk of of sports-related foot injuries. Her background in sports medicine allows her to implement tailored treatment plans, combining cutting-edge techniques with rehabilitation strategies, to maximize recovery and prevent future complications.

Gait analysis enables Vi McKay to assess individuals’ biomechanics and identify any irregularities or imbalances that may contribute to pain or discomfort. By carefully assessing and analyzing patients’ gait patterns, she can recommend appropriate interventions, such as orthotics or physical therapies, to restore natural movement and enhance overall quality of life.

Vi is known for her compassionate and empathetic approach, ensuring that each patient receives personalized care tailored to their unique circumstances. Her genuine dedication to making a positive impact in her patients’ lives is evident in her commitment to ongoing professional development, continuously seeking out new trends and innovations in podiatry.

As an Australian trained podiatrist with proven expertise, Vi brings a wealth of experience and a deep-rooted passion to her practice in Canada. With her unwavering commitment to providing exemplary care, she strives to empower her patients, helping them overcome foot-related challenges and live more fulfilled lives.

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Leanne Beauchesne

Orthopaedic Bracing Specilaist
Leanne Beauchesne joined the Arthritis & Injury Care Centre in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2023 as an Orthopaedic Bracing Specialist.
Leanne was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick, however she now calls Oromocto her home. She has a passion for being active as a child growing up in the competitive dance scene which led her to complete her degree in Kinesiology at the University of New Brunswick in 2018.
Leanne is excited to work in injury care and support her patients on their Journey to Recovery.
Outside of work you can find Leanne active at the gym, spin classes, dance classes, or when she needs rest,  at home spending time with her husband.
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Lorena Munn

Administrative Assistant

Lorena joined the Arthritis and Injury Care Centre Fredericton team in May 2023 with over 30 years of administrative experience, including family medicine and accounting. Lorena has lived in Fredericton her entire life with 37 of those years married to her wonderful husband. She has 3 amazing children and loves to spend time with them and her grandchildren. She has a sweet Golden Lab named Sophie who greets her happily every day after work. When Lorena’s not at work, you can find her spending quality time with her immediate and extended family almost always.