Dr. Michael McCoul, D.C. and team invite you to visit East Hants Chiropractic Clinic and discover how we can help you decrease pain and enhance your overall wellbeing. We treat everyone from expectant mothers and weekend warriors to top athletes, labourers and office workers.
Wellness is more than simply feeling well, wellness is your ability to move, live and work in complete comfort. It’s about being passionate for life and living it to the fullest. If you only want to be free of pain, we can help, but if you are interested in true wellness and taking life to the next level, we can help you get there!
To schedule an appointment, CALL EAST HANTS CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC IN SHUBENACADIE TODAY!
At East Hants Chiropractic Clinic, we work in a team environment to better serve the needs of our patients. In many instances, complementary modalities can provide the synergy patients need to achieve optimal health, reduce pain and enhance their overall wellness. These results are only possible through the close collaboration of the team members profiled on this page.
If you are looking to take the next step toward wellness, please give us a call to schedule an appointment!
“I was first introduced to chiropractic when I was a teenager. I came to realize that health and wellness is not simply how you feel, but what you are able to do. It is your body, naturally healing and correcting itself, optimally.
I grew up in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University in Halifax where I received a Bachelor of Chemistry degree in 1996. Upon completion, I then moved to Toronto to complete my Doctorate in Chiropractic at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 2000 and returning to my hometown in Nova Scotia to build my practice.
On a personal note, I love spending time with my wife and two children. I also enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, whether it’s gardening, walking my dogs or hiking in the woods.”
Dr. Michael McCoul, BSc., DC
Throughout her life, Rebecca has held an interest in sports and athletics. Since 2003, she has been a STOTT PILATES® method instructor, certified in Mat and Reformer and is qualified in Pilates for "Injuries and Special Populations.” Rebecca also has training with the many props used in Pilates and has since received qualifications in Zenga™ and Total Barre™. She also has a Level 2 qualification in TRX® suspension training and has been a certified personal fitness trainer through Canfitpro™ since 2000.
Rebecca first found Pilates while living in Toronto in 2000, and later discovered that doing lumbar stabilization exercises with clients was in itself Pilates. She then decided to receive certification in order to teach the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise in 2003. Since then, she has been teaching the STOTT PILATES® method to individual clients and small group classes at East Hants Chiropractic in Shubenacadie, as well as working in the office.
The mind-body connection to health and fitness is what drives her passion for Pilates today. “I believe that the STOTT PILATES® method of exercise incorporates the correct movement that you can apply to any form of exercise or activity for life,” Rebecca says.
Wanda Farnell is a Registered Massage Therapist of the 2,200-hour massage therapy program and started her career with East Hants Chiropractic Clinic in 2002. She is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia and also a registered low intense laser technician, using the BioFlex Laser Therapy® System since 2008.
Wanda specializes in the Schweitzer Deep Tissue Therapy, myofascial trigger point release as well as gua sha therapy, all to decrease aches and pains, relieve muscle tightness, reduce stress and tension, improve your immune system, stimulate the release of endorphins (the body's natural painkillers and mood enhancers) — just to mention a few of the benefits.
If you are experiencing any of the following, you may benefit from massage therapy or low intense laser therapy: headaches, whiplash injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, tendinitis/bursitis, constipation, plantar fasciitis, concussion, arthritis, soft tissue injuries and many other conditions. These are also used for creating optimal health and relaxation. To harness their natural power, Wanda has begun utilizing essential oils in her practice.
Wanda loves what she does — and it shows in her love for people. She also loves dogs! She has flexible hours, with daytime and evening appointments available.
Kimberly Murray is a Registered Massage Therapist. She has been providing therapeutic massage treatments since 2011 when she completed a 2,200-hour program. Kimberly graduated with honours from Eastern College and is also certified in Reflexology.
She is passionate about providing comfortable healing therapeutic treatments to all her patients and enjoys all aspects of Massage Therapy. She specializes in Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy and provides Reflexology and Relaxation for stress and tension.
Kimberly is now accepting new patients.
For the past 20 years, Wanda Candolini has been a Registered Massage Therapist in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Ontario. She started her career right after graduation when she started working at Arthur Street Medical Centre in Truro alongside Surgeons and Family Doctors. Wanting to offer optimal treatment for her clients diagnosed with Breast Cancer led to further education in Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Wanda has worn many hats over the years, including Massage Head Instructor, Examiner and President of the Massage Association, to name a few.
Agreeing to billet a hockey player lead to becoming the Team Therapist for Truro Junior A Bearcats Hockey team and again wanting to learn more she became Nova Scotia's first Certified Sports Massage Therapist and selected to work on the Polyclinic Teams at Winter Canada Games Whitehorse, Yukon, Summer Canada Games PEI, Lead Therapist at World Canoeing in NS., Pan Am/ Para Pan Games Ontario as well as volunteering at the grassroots level with football, hockey, gymnastics, cheerleading, track & field, and figure skating.
One of Wanda’s greatest experiences was being a team therapist for the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride for which she travelled across Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. She completed the journey in nineteen days and can now proudly claim that she has massaged in every Canadian province and territory.
With all the recent changes in the world, Wanda has taken Mental Health First Aid and Relax Kids courses to support her clients, reducing the anxiety and stress that surrounds them in their daily lives. If your workplace or school would like Wanda to come and talk about the benefits of massage, please contact her.
Whether you are recovering from an injury, surgery or being proactive in maintaining your health, Wanda promises to use her experience and training to make sure your treatment addresses your body's needs.
Roddey began her healer’s path as a teenager in the ’80s studying massage therapy and various forms of somatic release work at Esalen Institute. As a young practitioner, she worked with athletes (the Austin Ballet Company) and the general public (doing structural corrective work in chiropractic offices). In 1993, she began her studies in Oriental and Energy medicine at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin where she earned a Master’s degree and then continued to study with her teacher Jing Yu Gu in a deep internal Tai Chi and Chi Gong practice.
Roddey has been in private practice as an acupuncturist since 1998 and offers custom Chinese herbal formulas, classical pulse-based acupuncture, structural bodywork, craniosacral work and Chi Gong (working directly in the meridians and energy field).
She has also had an academic career where she taught many courses at Southwest Acupuncture College (in Santa Fe, New Mexico) and where she was the Herbal Dean. In addition to teaching for the College, she also created and taught private workshops, a National Board Herbal Review Class and Workbook, and continues to mentor students and fellow colleagues.
While Roddey enjoys helping all members of the family and treats a wide array of complaints, she specializes in women’s health issues; hormonal and metabolic imbalances, PMS, infertility, painful periods, menopause, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, etc.