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
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
Meghan Munro
Registered Massage Therapist
Tammy Turnbull
Registered Massage Therapist
Amanda Cheverie
Registered Massage Therapist
Amanda Cheverie is a Massage Therapy graduate from Eastern College and believes in a holistic approach to client care with open communication with her clients before, during and after treatments. Her first steps in the health and healing world were through Reiki and Reflexology. In 2015 she decided to become a Registered Massage Therapist. Amanda takes great joy out of seeing that her work is helping her clients get back to going what they love the most. Her approach to care is to use massage therapy to help with everything from decreasing stress to treating chronic conditions. When she feels that a client would benefit with another form of treatment she will recommend another forms of therapy such as Acupuncture, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic therapy.
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.