Meet the team!

Rhonda

Rhonda Reardon PT 

Physiotherapist, Clinic Manager
BSc (Phys), BSc (PT), MSc (RS) 
CAMPT

Meet our Clinic Manager and Senior PT, Rhonda Reardon. Rhonda holds a number of educational successes: Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from U of Saskatchewan, Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy with the National Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Masters of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University are to name a few.

Rhonda has been involved in the physiotherapy profession serving on a number of related boards. She also is a past Co-Chair of the National Orthopaedic Division Symposium. In the realm of post-graduate education, she was the provincial course organizer for Kinetic Control and a founding member of the Atlantic Manual Therapy Institute.

Evidence-based practice and patient-centered care are key elements of her practice. With a focus on neuromusculoskeletal health, her clinical interest is in movement analysis and rehabilitation of the patient helping the individual achieve their functional goals.

If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse from Rhonda’s dog Spot, who occasionally pops by for a visit to ensure that everyone is happy and hard at work!

Kyle Crosby PT 

BSc Kine, MSc PT, DipManip

Kyle Crosby was an undergrad student in Dalhousie’s BSc (Kine) program when his brother fractured his leg. Watching his brother recover from his injury, and being there for him during his rehabilitation, played a key factor in Kyle’s decision to enroll in the MSc-PT program at  Dalhousie’s School of Physiotherapy.

In 2014 Kyle celebrated his MSc-PT graduation by picking up a golden retriever named Lilly. Since then he worked in a community-based clinic in Lockport NS, traveled Europe, South Asia, and the Caribbean, and participated in a few half marathons. 

Kyle

In October of 2019, not long before Covid-19 arrived in Nova Scotia, Kyle joined the team of licensed physiotherapists at Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic.

A physiotherapist’s skill-set is ever-evolving. And each clinic has its own specific set of needs. As such, Kyle is working on completing his post-graduate learning in Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Program (AIM). Covid-19 slowed down his initial timeline but Kyle anticipates completing the program in the fall of 2022.

Where can you find Kyle when he’s not at work? You may think he’d be hanging out in the small oceanside community of Lockport, NS where he grew up. But in actual fact, he will most likely be found working in the dirt alongside his brother on the farmland they purchased together beside the Shubenacadie River.

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Joseph Ghosn 

BSc Kine, MSc (PT)

Joseph, a Halifax native, received his Bachelor’s degree in Science (Kinesiology) from Dalhousie University in 2015. Joseph returned to Dalhousie for his Master of Science in Physiotherapy where upon graduating was awarded the Jane McAloney memorial prize for clinical excellence, and Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists award for high manual therapy performance. Between 2011 to 2016 Joseph competed as a member of the Dalhousie Tiger’s Football team serving as team captain in 2014 and, winning the league championship in 2016. 

Joseph loves playing any sport he can including hockey, basketball, and football. Even more so he enjoys spending time with his family, doing home projects, and taking care of his vegetable garden. Joseph also volunteers for his Lebanese community as head of the sports and recreation Committee for Diman Association Canada in addition to volunteering on the executive of the Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Section of the Orthopaedic Division of Canada serving as their Treasurer. 
 
His studying days did not end at graduation as Joseph has completed additional courses to advance his practice and better serve the Dalhousie and Halifax community such Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Program up to Level 3, Concussion Rehab Works Levels 1 &2, Concussion: Prevention, Detection and Management- University of Calgary/Université Laval, and Dry Needling up to Level 2.  

Michael Monks PT

MSc Kine, MSc PT, CSEP-CEP

Originally from Newfoundland; completed his bachelor degree in kinesiology and his Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) - Clinical Exercise Physiologist certificate at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2014.

He went on to further his education by completing his Master of Science in Kinesiology - Exercise and Work Physiology at MUN in 2016 and then to complete his Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie in 2018, and is currently focusing on completing his levels in manual therapy through the  National Orthopaedic Division.

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Michael has worked in a paediatric outpatient clinic treating children with neurological, developmental, and orthopaedic concerns, as well as a private practice treating clients of all ages with orthopaedic concerns. 

When he isn’t in the clinic, Mike is probably out running, hiking or playing video games in between baking treats! If you’re looking for an out of this world recipe, Mike would be more than happy to attach one to your home exercise plan!

Hailey

Hailey West PT

BSc Kine, MSc PT

Hailey received her Masters of physiotherapy in 2021 from Dalhousie University. She moved to Halifax in 2013 to pursue an undergraduate degree at Dalhousie - earning her Bachelor of Science Kinesiology in 2017 in addition to a Certificate of Disability Management. 

Much of Hailey's time on campus was dedicated to the Dalhousie Student Athletic Trainer Program, working with numerous teams such as Men's Hockey and Lacrosse, to her final years as head trainer of the Men's Volleyball Team! Hailey was also a member of the first women’s lacrosse team at Dal, spending four years as their starting goalie.

Hailey is currently focusing on her levels in manual therapy through the National Orthopaedic Division. Since graduating she also completed Dry Needling Level 1 through Acupuncture Canada as well as Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Female Urinary Incontinence via Uro Saunte. Her free time and weekends are saved for exploring the backwoods of Nova Scotia with her dog Bandit. 

Samantha Horner PT

BSc Kine, MSc PT

Sam completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2020. She moved to Halifax from a small town in Ontario to complete her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie in 2015 in addition to a Certificate of Disability Management.

Sam spent much of her time as the head trainer for the men’s basketball team throughout her undergraduate degree and was named 2016 Athletic Trainer of the Year. Sam helped lay the groundwork for enhancing the trainer’s program and in the development of the Dalhousie Physiotherapy Clinic. 

 

She is hoping to continue to advance her knowledge and clinical expertise through the orthopaedic division. She has completed Concussion Rehab Works Level 1 and hopes to continue to build her knowledge to help support her patients. She will be taking her Sports First Responder Course and Level 1 Dry Needling this upcoming Spring.

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Lorena Wilson

Lead Administrator

After graduating from Early Childhood Education and working with children and youth programs for years Lori switched gears and has found her passion working in patient focused environments.

Lori has been onboarding with the clinic since Spring of 2021 in an Administrative Assistant role and is an energetic and enthusiastic face in the clinic. Being from a small town in rural Nova Scotia Lori enjoys the community vibe Dalhousie and the Dalhousie Physiotherapy clinic offer, determined to make patients feel welcome and comfortable in the clinic.

Outside of the clinic, Lori enjoys biking, baking, jogging and is passionate about any activities near the ocean or bodies of water!

Kristen O’Brien

Therapy Assistant, Co-coordinator Dalhousie Student Athletic Trainer Program
BSc Kine

Kristen is a proud Nova Scotian, from Truro, and a former varsity athlete here at Dal with the Men's Volleyball team.  He graduated from Dal in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. His passion for volleyball didn't stop after graduation, as he went on to play professionally in Sweden with the Tierp Crows.

Upon his return to Nova Scotia, Kristen took on an assistant coaching role for the Dalhousie Men's team, a position that allows him to share his experience with the next generation of athletes.  In addition to this, he also helps direct the Tigers Volleyball Club where he serves as the head coach for the 16U boys program.

When Kristen isn't at Dalplex, he enjoys cooking, with a particular fondness for making soups.  He also enjoys staying active by hiking throughout the summer months.

 

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Jasmine Boudreau 

Administrative Assistant 

Jasmine moves through her life filled with enthusiasm and passion! After completing a BSC in Biology at Dalhousie, Jasmine’s curiosity about the human body led her to Equator and she competed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2019 and has become engrained within the Halifax yoga community.

Jasmine started at the DPC as a causal hire working both admin and therapy sides. She now is a full-time admin assistant and is excited to play a more involved roll in keeping things running smoothly.

Jasmine loves to walk her senior doggie around the North End with a coffee in hand. In her free time, Jasmine is a bit of a hobby collector! Currently biking, extravagant cooking and reading take up most of her time. Honourable mentions go to hiking, polar dips, and hosting dinner parties!