pillars of health

Our Practitioners

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.
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.

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.
Carolyn Roosen

"Helping people to feel better everyday is my ultimate goal"
- Carolyn Roosen

Carolyn Roosen is on a mission to improve community health one patient at a time. A physiotherapist with over 20 years experience, Carolyn works daily to improve the health and well- being of her patients.

A graduate of Acadia University and McMaster University, she has degrees in Physical Education and Health Science in Physiotherapy. Over the course of her career, she has obtained post- graduate training in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Therapy, Muscle Imbalance Correction, Kinesio taping and Cancer and Exercise. She is also a Scott Pilates trained instructor. She continues specialized education each year for the benefit of her patients.

Carolyn is an active member of the Nova Scotia College of Physical Therapists, the Canadian Association of Physiotherapists and the Exercise is Medicine Council of Canada.

When not working, Carolyn enjoys pilates, running, being outside and joining her family for their fun activities such as cross fit, paddling and hockey. She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband and two children.

Emily Burnie
Registered Acupuncturist

Emily received her Diploma of Acupuncture in 2016 from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduation she began working in Cole Harbour while furthering her studies by preparing for and writing the Pan-Canadian National Licensing Exam for Acupuncturists.
Before this she earned a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Animal Health Technology from Dalhousie University Campus of Agriculture in 2005. Since then she has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician, which she still does part-time.
As an acupuncturist Emily enjoys treating a variety of conditions, including digestive disorders, women's health concerns, anxiety & depression. She has a special interest in treating chronic pain, especially arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Emily is an active member of the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine Association of Nova Scotia and is the current association Administrative Assistant.
When not at work, Emily enjoys knitting, reading, gardening, working on her home and fostering kittens. She lives in Eastern Passage with her long-term boyfriend, their dog Callie and their cat Conan.

Tracey Desmond
Registered Massage Therapist

Biography coming soon!