Dr. Madison Baile was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario, and is now permanently living in Halifax. Dr. Madison graduated from Western University with a degree in Kinesiology, where she gained experience treating athletes and providing on- and off-field medical coverage for the Western Women’s Basketball team. Dr. Madison obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
Dr. Madison has additional training and certifications in Webster Technique, Thompson Technique, Neurofunctional Acupuncture, Advanced Pediatric Bootcamp and Pediatric Intraoral Palate Specific Technique and GrowCo Postnatal Rehab to name a few.
Dr. Madison believes in treating the patient using a holistic approach. She prides herself in
finding the root of the issue and treating the patient as a whole. She understands the
importance of Chiropractic and how it plays such a significant role throughout life, starting at
birth. Dr. Madison first starting receiving chiropractic care only hours after being born and has
since received Chiropractic care throughout life to help maintain her healthy, active lifestyle.
Commonly treats: Pregnancy related back and rib pain, infants with latch issues and tongue
ties, and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
Dr. Madison Baile was born and raised in Aurora, Ontario, and is now permanently living in Halifa...
Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Erin lived a Naturopathic lifestyle long before she considered it as a career path. Thanks to parents and grandparents that took a natural approach to healthcare, Erin was introduced to cod liver oil, sauerkraut, and taking vitamins at an early age. As for fruit and veggies, Erin has always loved them but learned their value while completing a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Master’s Degree in Science (Human Health and Nutrition) at the University of Guelph.
Her fundamental belief in treating the root cause of health concerns led Erin to the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she formally adopted a guiding principle as her own, taking a logical, natural and holistic approach to healthcare.
After completing her internship at the largest Naturopathic clinic in North America, Erin decided to return to her roots, seeing an opportunity to be closer to family while raising the bar for holistic healthcare in her home province. Erin’s goal is to help patients achieve optimal health while providing “aha” moments through mentorship and education. Nutrition is a major part of Erin’s treatment plans, both dietary as well as vitamins and supplements. She leans on herbal medicine, Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and has training in injection therapies to provide clients ample options in treatment.
Erin lives a healthy and balanced lifestyle, spending time in nature as an aspiring triathlete, running, biking and skiing. She also brings her love of health and food into the kitchen, where she loves to cook, almost always with a healthy twist.
Erin is thrilled to have partnered with Dr. D’Arcy Stonehouse, a former colleague-turned-friend, to create Brickyard Health.
Growing up in rural Nova Scotia, Erin lived a Naturopathic lifestyle long before she considered i...
Originally from Cape Breton, Courtney now calls Halifax her home. Courtney graduated from Eastern College Massage Therapy Program with honours. She has spent the last five years treating in a multidisciplinary settings where she has gained experience treating postural strains, motor vehicle accident and sporting injuries.
Courtney’s approach to massage is therapeutic, deep and tailored to each individual’s needs. Her main focus is to help reduce and manage pain, while also educating her clients and giving them the tools they need to be reach their full potential. Courtney gets her clients bodies moving freely by using modalities such as cupping therapy and fascial work.
Commonly treats: Hip tension, sciatica, TMJ dysfunction, Pre/post natal care
Originally from Cape Breton, Courtney now calls Halifax her home. Courtney graduated from Eastern...
Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Marie Christianson is an alumni of St. Mary’s University (Bachelor of Commerce) and has been a practicing Registered Massage Therapist since graduating from ICT Northumberland College in 2012. With a background in competitive curling, golf and yoga, Marie is passionate about helping rehabilitate clients back to their peak performance by looking at the body globally to determine the root cause of discomfort and pain.
Marie is a self-described lifelong learner and is passionate about the human body and its interconnectedness. Marie has completed her 200hr yoga teacher training program at Therapeutic Approach Yoga Studio, has been trained in Thai Yoga Massage and is a practicing yogassage instructor. Marie is currently in her second year of studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy. As a member in good standing with the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia, Marie’s treatment modalities include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Cupping, Pregnancy Massage, Kinesio Taping, Indian Head Massage and Craniosacral. You can expect a focused, goal-oriented treatment tailored to your individual needs.
Commonly treats: TMJ dysfunction, low back pain, postural related imbalances, migraines and other sport related injuries.
Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Marie Christianson is an alumni of St. Mary’s University (Bachelor...
I am a Masters trained Clinical Social Worker and therapist with more than 10+ years of experience. From my personal and professional experience, I can appreciate the need for time and a safe space to problem solve and learn new strategies and skills to help you become your best self.
I’m a registered social worker/psychotherapist registered with the NSCSW, and am trained and experienced in women’s wellness, maternal and perinatal mental health. I work from a client-centered approach drawing from various research-proven approaches such as, but not linked to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and Perinatal Mental Health practices.
I graduated with a Masters of Social Work degree from Wilfred Laurier University in 2011. Prior to working in private practice, I worked in various clinical settings so ch as non-profits, government agencies, healthcare, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and schools. I look forward to working with you!
I am a Masters trained Clinical Social Worker and therapist with more than 10+ years of experienc...
Martha Faron, a native of Worcester, MA, USA, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in Communications in 1998. She began her career in emergency medicine and as a firefighter, reflecting her desire to help people in need of immediate care. These jobs required her to be physically fit and it was through sports (basketball, fencing, cross-country skiing, backpacking, kayaking) and being treated for injuries that developed her interest in manual medicine. She went on to complete postgraduate studies in Pre-Medicine in 2008 at UMass Amherst and a Master’s degree in Osteopathy (M.Ost) in 2014 from the British School of Osteopathy in London, UK.
Martha has extensive experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic conditions and she can develop a care plan suited to the patient’s individual healthcare needs. She utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in treating musculoskeletal pain using dry needling, sports massage therapy and Reiki, alongside her osteopathic technique training. Her approach to patient rehabilitation and aftercare is informed by being a senior yoga instructor and lecturer for the past 16 years and her further study on exercise in the workplace for her Master’s dissertation.
Martha has specialist interests in the management of patients with chronic pain and has advanced training in the use of mindfulness meditation and acceptance commitment therapy (ACT). Her further post-graduate education in visceral osteopathy with the Barral Institute and Jean Pierre Barral DO has enhanced her knowledge of functional treatments for a patient with systemic conditions.
Martha welcomes patients of all ages for osteopathic manual therapy to manage their current health issues and restore a sense of balance and wellbeing in their lives.
Professional memberships: General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) of the United Kingdom, Ontario Association of Osteopaths, and the Nova Scotia Association of Osteopaths.
Martha Faron, a native of Worcester, MA, USA, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at...
Dr. Brittany Fraser grew up in Bedford, Nova Scotia and completed her first 4 years of post-secondary education at Dalhousie University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Brittany continued her education at Canadian Memorial ChIropractic College and graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic designation.
Physical activity and sports have always been an important part of Brittany’s life. She grew up playing several different sports, including basketball and soccer and was a trainer for a high school football team during her first years of practice.
Brittany is dedicated to providing individualized care to help patients achieve their optimal health and wellness. She has completed additional training in advanced functional needling, and pre-post natal fitness. Treatments including manual therapy, functional acupuncture, education and exercise prescription are given based on each patient’s condition and goals. Outside of the clinic, Brittany can be found chasing her dog Harley, golfing, trying out a new fitness class, and testing out new recipes
Dr. Brittany Fraser grew up in Bedford, Nova Scotia and completed her first 4 years of post-secon...
A true Cape Bretoner at heart, Shayna George (she/her) graduated from the Eastern College Massage therapy program with distinction in 2021. Her love of anatomy and respect for an all inclusive, evidence-informed approach provides clients with treatments that they can trust will be effective and catered to their needs and abilities. Shayna is passionate about justice and
accessibility, and hopes to provide care to all bodies who seek to include massage therapy in reaching their health and wellness goals. Her approach is often deep, but catered to the individual needs of each client. She strives to create a safe space for the 2SLGBT+ community, and is devoted to total weight/size inclusivity — knowing these groups sometimes have a hard time accessing affirming health care.
Commonly treats: Neck & postural discomfort, muscles of breathing & rib movement (including musculoskeletal limitations due to chest binding & gender affirming surgery), pelvic & hip pain, pregnancy, youth
A true Cape Bretoner at heart, Shayna George (she/her) graduated from the Eastern College Massage...
Ariane (she/her) loves to help patients in her treatments by relieving stress and improving their overall wellbeing. She is fluent in French and English, and would be more than happy to treat you in your desired language!
Her approach is to fully assess all of her patients to find the root of the problem and give them the most effective treatment and remedial exercise program.
She is working towards her goals of becoming pre and post-natal certified as well as getting her certification in pelvic floor. She is looking forward to working with birthing persons to get to a level of comfort during this big step in life.
When she is not working, you can find Ariane at the gym weight lifting, at home cooking and/or spending time outside on a walk. Ex-figure skater, Ariane also has a lot of fun during winter time reconnecting with her favourite sport.
Ariane commonly treats: Back, neck and shoulder pain, postural dysfunction and alignment, pregnancy treatments, sports injury prevention and rehabilitation
Ariane (she/her) loves to help patients in her treatments by relieving stress and improving their...
Vicki is joining Brickyard as a newly trained graduate of Acadia’s MEd in Counselling program. She holds an RCT-C certification from the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and membership with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Vicki has a background in program development in the not-for-profit sector and has also earned a BA in International Development and Sustainability from Dalhousie.
Vicki’s wholehearted approach to counseling is grounded in the human need to be seen, heard, and understood. As a bi-racial counselor and daughter of immigrants, she places strong value on meeting each unique client with cultural responsiveness and validation of lived experiences. Vicki uses a trauma-informed and narrative lens, empowering clients to navigate life’s challenges through gentle inquiry and connection to their innate wisdom. Her work is creative, and collaborative, with a focus on attuning to each client’s individual needs at any age or stage of their life. She draws on mindfulness, somatic, attachment-focused, person-centered, and strength-based techniques, while also integrating therapeutic modalities such as ACT, CBT, and MBCT.
Vicki is joining Brickyard as a newly trained graduate of Acadia’s MEd in Counselling program. S...
Born and raised on the West Coast, Dr. Tara Lantz, ND has deep roots and family ties to the Nova Scotia and she is happy to be practicing in the province since 2013 after 2 years of practice in downtown Vancouver.
Dr. Lantz received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, B.C in 2011, and holds a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (summa cum laude, 2003) from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. She has additional training Bowen Technique bodywork and craniosacral therapy.
Dr. Lantz’s naturopathic practice focuses on a functional medicine approach to health by investigating and addressing the root cause of health concerns, while incorporating lifestyle changes and integrative, holistic therapies to provide a framework for health and disease prevention.
Dr. Lantz’s focus includes mental health, anxiety, stress/burnout, insomnia and sleep concerns, digestive and hormonal health, as well as hands on bodywork for conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, post-concussion syndrome, headaches, and other physical and stress-related health concerns.
Her approach incorporates clinical diagnosis and blood work/lab testing with holistic & integrative approaches to provide medicine that treats the entire person, not just symptoms.
Treatment plans are individualized to include lifestyle counselling and education to provide workable solutions to minimize the impact of stress and while optimizing sleep, mood, energy levels, and day-to-day wellbeing. She loves extending her area of care into education, counselling, and coaching.
Dr. Lantz aims to work collaboratively with other medical professionals to bridge the gap between standard medical care and complementary medicine to help restore lasting health for her patients.
Dr. Lantz is a professional member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND), the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND), and is licensed through the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia (CNPBC). She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the CAND.
Born and raised on the West Coast, Dr. Tara Lantz, ND has deep roots and family ties to the Nova ...
Born and raised in Halifax NS, Katie graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2019, and is in good standing with MTANS.
Having an interest in pursuing a career in health care that encourages clients to take charge of their wellness and quality of life, Katie is attentive and present in her treatments to create an individual treatment plan with achievable goals.
Katie has developed a gentle approach to combine deep tissue with flowing and relieving techniques. She educates her clients to have the tools to enable success on and off the table, within the scope of each persons comfort level and consent.
Commonly treats: Adhesions and scarring, prenatal and postnatal care, headaches and migraines, TMJ dysfunction, neurological conditions, and plantar fasciitis.
Born and raised in Halifax NS, Katie graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy ...
Alexa Starratt (MScPT) graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics. After gaining several years of clinical experience as a kinesiologist and athletic trainer here in Halifax, Alexa went on to achieve her Masters in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland in 2014. Since then, Alexa has worked as a physiotherapist in Calgary, AB and Melbourne, Australia. This has allowed her the opportunity to work with diverse populations and injuries (athletes, policemen and firemen, labourers, children, elderly and more). She is confident in treating all body parts and particularly, the patient as a whole.
Alexa has developed a special interest in biomechanical movement faults and kinetic chain dysfunctions. She is passionate about delivering the best possible care.
Alexa uses a thorough assessment along with education, manual therapy, a tool kit of modalities (includes dry needling, acupuncture, cupping, taping), exercise and movement re-education to design the best treatment for you.
Alexa believes in an individualized approach to assist each patient through their rehabilitation process and help them achieve their goals.
Commonly treats: shoulder and neck (including headaches, dizziness), hip and pelvis, pre and postnatal, TMJ
Alexa Starratt (MScPT) graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Sc...
St.FX’s Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, Natasha Walsh was inspired to take a multidisciplinary approach to wellness as a student, and firmly believes that education is an essential part of any treatment plan. She has since been certified as an Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (University of Calgary), and in 2010 enrolled at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (Cambridge, Ontario).
She has found a deeply rewarding career as a Massage Therapist, drawing on her complementary knowledge and training in therapeutic exercise prescription.
Natasha focuses on increasing function in the body by decreasing tissue restriction and pain, increasing strength where needed and educating clients about proper posture, and stretching. Her diverse education and practice brings exceptional value to her clients and the entire Brickyard community.
Commonly treats: Muscle tension, chronic neck and shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder and pregnancy related aches and pains.
St.FX’s Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics, Natasha Walsh was inspired to take a multidiscipli...