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.

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 PhysiotherapyJordan 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.


Shiajan completed her Bachelor of Business administration degree from UNB in 2009. With an unexpected injury in the final year of business, she found herself requiring physiotherapy. It was here she found her passion for working with those with injuries and mobility challenges.

Shiajan graduated from Dalhousie University with her Master of Science, Physiotherapy degree in October 2015. During her Physiotherapy degree she participated in recreational sports while also raising a family with two young boys. Shiajan gained experience and knowledge in more complicated musculoskeletal conditions, orthopaedic injuries and neuro-rehabilitation (spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injuries). She has experience with paediatric neuro-rehabilitation (Infant/toddler gross motor assessment and milestones, NICU, cerebral palsy, torticollis and plagiocephaly) having spent a clinical placement at the Moncton hospital in the Pediatric department. She also has experience with extramural physiotherapy in home and school consultations with paediatrics and geriatrics.

Her special interests are in paediatric prevention, orthopaedics, and special needs. Additionally she currently holds certificates in neuro-proprioceptive taping (K taping). She plans to continue her postgraduate education.

Massage Therapists

Alysha Trenholm
Massage Therapist

Alysha Trenholm graduated from University of New Brunswick with a degree in kinesiology in 2014. She continued to further her education at Eastern College in a 2200 hour Massage Therapy diploma alyshaprogram where she graduated with honours in May 2016. Alongside her diploma, Alysha completed a certification in Cupping Therapy.

She is dedicated to providing the best possible therapeutic treatments for her clients, helping them achieve their goals, and improving their overall health and well being.

Alysha has a keen interest in the sport and exercise industry and takes pride in working with athletes and being part of the rehabilitation team.

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.

Jean-Luc Blaquiere
Massage Therapist

Jean-Luc is a Good Standing Member with the College of Massage Therapists of New Brunswick and the Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists.

His modalities includes; Therapeutic Massage, Relaxation Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Prenatal Massage, Active Sports Massage and Myofascial Release.

Jean-Luc has always been very athletic. In high school he was named ‘‘Athlete of the Year’’ for three consecutive years. Passionate about the health industry, he started working as a personal trainer. After a couple years in that field, he was hungry to learn more about the human body so he began studying massage therapy.

Jean-Luc cares and goes above and beyond for his clients. Respect and care are his biggest assets. He also has a great sense of humor and will know how to make you laugh. Jean-Luc is definitely here for the right reasons, helping people feel better.

When he isn’t at the clinic, JL is most likely caring after his little boy, spending time with his little family or at the gym working out.


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.



Sports Med Specialist

Sports Med Specialist

  • Post graduate training in sports rehabilitation for fast return to play.
  • Working relationship with other heath care professionals for referral and consult in the sports medical community.



Health Professionals

Jennifer McLennon
Office Manager

Jennifer joined the Advanced Health team in February 2015, and has been an absolute positive addition to our already amazing team. She has a sunshine personality and  the skills  in managing and customer service.

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

Becca Dunstan
Physiotherapy Assistant/Assistant Manager

Becca graduated from NSCC in 2011 with a diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant. Becca became a member of the Advanced Health & Physiotherapy team in November 2011 and has since become a vital part of our amazing clinic. Being a life-long learner, Becca has furthered her skills and is now Kinesio I & Kinesio II certified as well as a certified Sport First-Responder. She has volunteered with Volleyball New Brunswick and with high school football and basketball events. Recently, Becca was one of the many faces participating in the Legs for Literacy Marathon along side fellow clinic members.

Feel confident in knowing that you are in great hands with Becca and if you have any questions or would like to speak with Becca directly – Please call us at 506.204.6622


Kimberly Dixon
Administrative Assistant

Kimberly graduated from the Medical Office Administration program at Oulton College in 2016. She has always had a passion for sports and being active. She enjoys hiking, kayaking and being outside. Kimberly is one of the newest additions to the clinic and you will always see her smiling as you walk through the door.

Courtney Parker
Physiotherapy Assistant

Courtney became a member of the Advanced Health and Physiotherapy team in May 2017 after graduating from NSCC with a Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy Assistant diploma.

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Courtney received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University in 2013, before discovering her passion for rehabilitation and deciding to continue her education. She is eager to help others and to expand her skill set along the way.

Courtney enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, either outdoors hiking and camping, or at home watching movies and playing board games.