pillars of health

Our Practitioners

Dr. Jennifer Salib Huber
Naturopathic Doctor & Registered Dietitian
Dr. Jennifer Salib-Huber is a naturopathic doctor and registered dietitian who has been in practice since 2004. She works with patients of all ages, and especially loves working with women and children. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors, the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and the Nova Scotia Dietetic Association.
Dr. Samanda Verdun
Naturopathic Doctor
Samanda graduated from Saint Mary’s University in 2006 receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction and then proceeded to complete a four year professional post-graduate program in Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in Toronto. Samanda has clinical experience using multiple Naturopathic Modalities with special interests in botanical medicine, acupuncture and nutrition. She is trained in general family practice, providing health services to people of all ages with a focus on prevention, treatment and management. She offers a warm, patient focused health care approach, empowering each patient with the tools to restore health and strengthen well being. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal health, stress management and women's health. Samanda is licensed to practice Naturopathic Medicine in Nova Scotia - a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND) and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
Dr. Denise Wright
Chiropractor
Dr. Denise Wright is originally from Cape Breton. She attended Acadia University for her B.Sc. in Biology and went to Toronto to study at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for four years to become a chiropractor. Dr. Wright enjoys being part of a health care team. “The patient really benefits when I have such great people to refer to- whether it is down the hall or up the street, “ explains Dr. Wright. Dr. Wright lives in Dartmouth with her family.
Dr. Michelle MacDonald
Chiropractor

Dr. Michelle MacDonald graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 cum laude and clinic honours. Upon graduation, she received the Gilbert H. Young Memorial Award for attaining the highest average in her clinical year. Dr. MacDonald has spent the past 7 years working in Toronto and is finally happy to return back to the beautiful province of Nova Scotia. She was born and raised in Brookfield, NS and then achieved her undergrad degree at St.Francis Xavier University.

Dr. MacDonald spent 5 years taking courses and studying with The International Chiropractic Paediatric Association to receive her designation in preconception, prenatal, postnatal and paediatric chiropractic care.  In 2016, she finished her research and completed her paediatric exam to obtain her CACCP designation through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice. Dr. MacDonald is currently the only Chiropractor in Atlantic Canada to hold this designation. Dr. MacDonald was also fortunate enough to work with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario in Quality Assurance as well as, providing Corporate Wellness for the Canadian Chiropractic Association. She currently holds the position of Director on the Board for the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors.

Dr. MacDonald participated in the 2015 Para Pan Am Games on the medical team and is an avid curler and golfer which helps drive her passion to helping the people within her community live an active, happier and healthier lifestyle.

Meghan Munro
Registered Massage Therapist

Meghan has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since graduating with honors from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2008. Over the last 10 years in practice Meghan has taken courses to further benefit her clientele and increase her knowledge of her profession. Her practice offers Swedish, deep tissue and a variety of myofascial release techniques including Graston Technique® and cupping therapy. Each treatment is chosen based on the client’s individual needs at the time of treatment. She loves working in collaboration with the other like-minded members of the Pillars of Health team, to help treat clients needs. Meghan works with clients of all ages as she feels that massage therapy is a manual therapy that truly benefits everyone. She feels passionately about teaching her client’s how to help heal their bodies and become more mindful of preventative care. In her spare time, Meghan enjoys quality time with her two daughters and husband. When not with her family, Meghan can be found reading a book, enjoying multiple physical activities, with friends or staying grounded.

Tammy Turnbull
Registered Massage Therapist

Tammy has been practicing the art of Massage Therapy since graduating in 2002 from ICT Northumberland College Halifax. She has worked in several multidisciplinary clinics treating clients with a variety of techniques including, Myofascial Release, Swedish Massage techniques, Trigger Point Therapy; and has had much experience treating sports related injuries, motor vehicle injuries, overuse syndromes, as well as light touch and relaxation massage. She is trained in Graston Technique, Neurological Inhibition, has taken courses for TMJ dysfunction, and recent adventures are leading her to take her Reiki courses this Spring (2018).

Since her Massage Therapy program Tammy has studied at the Canadian College of Natural Nutrition to become a Holistic Nutritional Consultant. She graduated with Honors from Dalhousie University and received her Science degree as a Registered Nurse. Tammy took a Yoga Teacher training course to become well versed in the Yoga life. She is passionate about the world of Aromatherapy and uses this often in her massage practice.

Tammy has an enthusiasm for health and believes that a holistic approach to wellness is necessary for the body to thrive and survive in its best from. With her knowledge you can be sure to receive many helpful holistic lifestyle tips during your massage treatment. Tammy’s ultimate goal is to help empower you to improve your health and wellbeing and by doing so becoming the best version of yourself.

Cheri Walsh
Physiotherapist & Manual Osteopath
Cheri practices manual Physiotherapy and Osteopathy here at Pillars of Health. She started working in health care over 20 years ago as a traditional Physiotherapist and has continued to evolve her approach to treatment ever since then. As a physiotherapist she not only uses her hands to assess and treat the body but also uses modalities such as ultrasound, interferential current and acupuncture. These modalities combine well with her Osteopathic approach and she finds a combination of all her skills to be most effective in helping patients attain optimal health. She considers many medical issues a problem-solving challenge that involves not just herself and the patient but in many cases other medical professionals. A team approach to treatment is made much easier by working with so many other talented health care professionals here at Pillars. Cheri completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Dalhousie University in 1991, her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie and McGill Universities in 1994, her five year completion certificate in Osteopathy from the College d’Etudes Osteopathiques in 2007 and her diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice at the National Academy of Osteopathy in 2017. She also holds certificates in acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, cupping and Graston Technique.
Andrea Low
Registered Acupuncturist
Andrea received a diploma in Acupuncture from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2015. Andrea then proceeded with her dream of becoming an entrepreneur and opened her own Clinic in West Porters Lake, NS. Andrea is registered with the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia. Andrea thrives in treating many ailments and diseases, she specializes in Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Fibromyalgia, IBS & Women’s health Andrea was raised in Eastern Passage and now lives happily in peaceful Porters Lake with her husband John & fur baby Flash
Carol Ann Sweeney
Certified Pedorthist
Carol Ann Sweeney graduated from The University of Guelph in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. This degree provided her with the knowledge to pursue her certification as Pedorthic Technician in 2002 and a Canadian Certified Pedorthist in 2007. A Pedorthist is trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of foot appliances and footwear. The objective is to alleviate pain and provide assistance for abnormalities or limited actions of the lower limb. She has worked for numerous orthotic companies across Canada and in the province. Carol Ann is the owner of Fit Right Orthotics which has a manufacturing lab in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia. All orthotics are manufactured and adjusted locally which enables Carol Ann to have full control of the custom orthotic process, guaranteeing a superb product.
Brett Gill
Registered Massage Therapist
Brett is a Dartmouth native and has been practicing since 2016. After graduating from Eastern College with several distinctions, Brett has received additional training in Indian head massage,  cupping massage therapy, and deep tissue therapy.