Our People


JulieJulie McGivery
Physiotherapist / Owner

A physiotherapy graduate from Dalhousie University, Julie is a highly-regarded physiotherapist in the community and in Atlantic Canada. Julie is the founder of Advanced Health & Physiotherapy & has a passion for helping people understand and overcome their injuries. With a commitment to life-long learning, Julie continues to advance her knowledge and skills through participation in numerous postgraduate courses in advanced orthopaedic assessment and treatments. Julie completed her Clinical Masters’ in Advanced Orthopaedics & Manual Therapy at Western University in 2013. Her on-field sports experience includes working as the team therapist for the Moncton Mustangs’ Junior & Senior Football programs, Bernice MacNaughton Basketball & Football Programs and many local/national/ international sporting events such as 2010 World Junior Track & Field. Julie’s passions are not limited to physiotherapy. She can often be found training for triathlons, marathons, skiing, & yoga. Julie has also completed the 2013 IRONMAN at Mont-Tremblant, Que and the 2017 Boston Marathon.

Candice Bannister

Candice joined the team at Advanced Health and Physiotherapy in October 2016 after seven years of experience working as an orthopedic physiotherapist. Candice completed her Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2006 and her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2008 from McMaster University. Most recently she completed her MCISc Physical Therapy (Manip) at Western University in July 2017 which has allowed her to become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). CAMPT-Certified physiotherapists have completed extensive post-graduate education and have attained internationally recognized qualifications in hands-on manipulative therapy. Treatment is guided by current research which helps speed patient recovery while combining education about the condition to reduce the risk of relapse.

Candice has also completed many other post-graduate courses including running injury prevention, soft tissue release, exercise prescription and she is certified in acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. With a focus on health promotion, holistic care and evidence informed medicine she enjoys working with a wide range of clients from children to elderly and from recreational to competitive athletes to help them return to the activities they love. She has volunteered at various sporting events from local tournaments to international levels of competition (IIAF World Junior Track and Field Championships and Canadian National Figure Skating Championships).

In her spare time, Candice enjoys running, hiking and is a competitive Ultimate Frisbee player participating in National and International competitions.

Jordan Gillis

Jordan graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a degree in Kinesiology in 2012, and immediately attended Dalhousie University and obtained his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2014. Since graduating he has had experience in both the hospital and private practice settings. He has completed the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute’s Lumbo-Pelvic Complex certification program, and taken other professional courses in acupuncture and manual therapy. Jordan is currently volunteering with the Harrison Trimble High School basketball program. The Moncton-native is also a member of the CPA’s Orthopaedic Division and on the executive for the New Brunswick Orthopaedic Division. His interests outside of physiotherapy include music, drums, playing basketball and squash, and drag racing.

Heather Wasson

Heather graduated from Crandall University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biology. She obtained her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2018. 

She has been part of the Advanced Health & Physiotherapy team in a variety of roles since 2011 and is excited to be now joining the team as a physiotherapist. 

Heather is from Moncton and has been an active volunteer in the area. She has volunteered with the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 and FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014. 

Outside of physiotherapy you can find Heather riding her motorcycle, at the gym, coaching or playing soccer and basketball.

Allyson MacDougall

Allyson graduated from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science with honours in Biology in 2015. She completed her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University in 2019.

Originally from Sussex, Allyson is excited to start living and working in the Moncton area. During her undergraduate degree Allyson volunteered as a student therapist with the Mount Allison varsity football team and that experience is what led her to a career in physiotherapy. She was first introduced to the clinic as a student and is now happy to be part of the team as a physiotherapist. Allyson has a strong interest in orthopaedics and looks forward to building and developing her skills at Advanced Health and Physiotherapy.

In her spare time, Allyson enjoys going to the gym, doing outdoor activities, and spending time with friends and family.

Massage Therapists

Samantha Harquail-Godin
Massage Therapist

Born in Montreal but raised in New Brunswick, Sam has been living in Moncton for the past six years. She studied massage therapy at Atlantic College of Therapeutic Massage in Dieppe. Sam has been practicing massage in North-end Moncton for two years. She has passion for helping and treating others. In her spare time, Sam enjoys spending time with her son and playing a variety of sports.

Meghan Darch
Registered Massage Therapist

Meghan is a graduate from the Massage Therapy program at Eastern College with honors and distinction.

She is experienced in treating many different injuries, including sports, motor vehicle accidents, postural imbalances, and injuries related to occupational stress. She has continued educating herself since graduating including certification in cupping and level 1 kinesiology taping and is activly learning new techniques and exercises to better help her clients.

Her education and passion combined allows Meghan to provide focused and effective treatment plans that promote recovery, rehabilitation, and prevention of many muscular conditions.

Jean-Michel Leblanc
Registered Massage Therapist

J-M graduated from the Atlantic College of Massage Therapy, Dieppe campus with honours.

He recently completed his sports certification from ACTM, he has also taken a number of courses including: Applied Myofacial Sport Massage, Movement Screening, & Kinesio Taping Course (KT1). He is dedicated to continuing education in his field and working as a collaborative team member with other healthcare professionals.

J-M is himself an athlete. He played hockey in the Quebec Major Junior, Maritime Junior Hockey Leagues, and team NB for Soccer Nationals. He is dedicated to helping people stay active and get back to their hobbies and regular daily activities.

Occupational Therapist

Adam Burke
Occupational Therapist – Certified Hand Therapist

Adam graduated from Mount Allison in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science and in 2006  from McMaster with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Upon graduation, he was employed for 4 years by the Moncton Hospital in a variety of roles including: family practice, geriatric medicine, surgical and intensive care and out-patient hand therapy working primarily with post-surgical hand conditions. In 2009, Adam entered into private practice as a consultant with CBI Health P.C. providing hand rehabilitation services.  In 2010, Adam opened Progressive Occupational Therapy & Hand Rehabilitation, operating in affiliation with Advanced Health & Physiotherapy. In 2011, Adam obtained his certification in hand therapy (CHT) from the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. He specializes in the treatment of upper extremity injuries, ergonomic assessment, post-operative hand stiffness, wrist instabilities & custom splinting.

Health Professionals

Jennifer McLennon
Office Manager

Jennifer first began her love and passion for the medical field when she graduated from Kine Concept Institute in Fredericton receiving her certificate to practice massage therapy in New Brunswick in 2002. She practiced as an RMT for 10 years, 8 of which were throughout the Caribbean. She then decided to go a different route and graduated from NBCC from the Medical Office Administrator course with honours in 2013. She worked for a family physician for a year covering a maternity leave before accepting the position with Advanced Health and Physiotherapy in Feb of 2015 as Office Manager. Outside of work Jennifer enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with her family and little girl Willow.

Jennifer is the smiling face that keeps the office running smoothly and can help you with all questions related to scheduling, billing, and other administrative-related questions.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with Jennifer directly – Please call 506.204.6622 or send an email to info@advanced-health.ca