Nina graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2008 and a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2010. She is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists and began working at Annapolis Valley Wellness Centre with a focus on rehabilitation of the neuromusculoskeletal system in October, 2013. She believes in using a total body approach in which interrelated pathologies are identified and addressed in order to achieve the best overall outcomes for each unique individual. Her treatment style focuses heavily on a combination of exercise, hands on techniques, and education.

Nina has completed Levels A-D of The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT). “MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.”

Additionally, Nina has training in acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness/vertigo/balance/concussion), myofascial release, treatment and prevention of running injuries, and treatment of the lymphatic system.

Nina has also done training in external pelvic floor physiotherapy and is a certified “Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist”. She helps male and female clients using non-invasive techniques to address pain in the low back or pelvis, urinary incontinence/urgency, common postpartum issues such as diastasis and prolapse, and more.