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At PROTx Services our
professional team offers a combined
40+ years experience, serving the residents of East
Hants. This experience, along with a caring and compassionate
approach, allows our clients to successfully meet and exceed their treatment goals.

About Us

Why choose PROTx? We provide the Professional Therapy services you deserve! Our FOCUS is on providing a positive and professional client experience. We will empower our clients to maximize their personal contribution and achieve success.

At PROTx Services we are thrilled to be able to serve the residents of East Hants and beyond. Our professional team offers a combined 40+ years of experience. This experience, along with a caring and compassionate approach, allows you to successfully meet and exceed your treatment goals.

Our MISSION is COMMUNITY FIRST. We will be an active, valued and respected member of the community. We will provide a welcoming environment that offers professional therapy services which encourage and support our clients to achieve health and wellness.

Our Team

Dan Purcell


Prior to graduating from Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy in 1996, Dan attended Saint Mary’s University where he obtained a Business Degree. During his 20 year career as a Physiotherapist, Dan has remained passionate about the clinical aspect of practice with special interest in assessing and treating functional movement. He has also published and lectured internationally on the topic of ‘The Client Experience’ which is an aspect of his own practice that he is very committed to. Dan previously spent over 10 years working in the Elmsdale area as a clinic owner and physiotherapist and is excited to re-establish connections in the community.

Dan is a registered Physiotherapist with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is past chair of the Nova Scotia Private Practice Division as well as past executive member of the National Private Practice Division. Outside of work Dan enjoys spending time with his family as well as maintaining an active lifestyle including mountain biking and snowboarding.

Sally Rowter Manley


Originally from Kejimkujik, Nova Scotia, Sally graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy in 2006. Prior to completing her degree in Physiotherapy, she graduated with honours from ICT Northumberland College with a diploma in Massage Therapy in 2002. Sally has been a practicing Physiotherapist in the Elmsdale community for the past nine years. Post-graduate courses that Sally has completed include: Level 1 Upper Quadrant Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy, Acupuncture Level 1, Level I Vestibular Training (focus in BPPV), MAT Level 1 Pilates for Core Rehabilitation, Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvis Complex (Part I and II), Custom knee bracing with Bledsoe, Gait Analysis & Custom Orthotic Therapy: TOG System, and Temporomandibular joint training for diagnosis of conditions and treatment (specialized in lock jaw). Sally is a certified Independent Medical Consultant (IMC) by the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association for continued treatment and diagnosis of conditions post motor vehicle collision. In her spare time, Sally enjoys spending time with her young son and husband and can be found enjoying the outdoors by running, hiking and skiing with her family.

Adam Becker


Adam is originally from Bridgewater NS.  He graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2016.  Prior to this, he attended the University of Texas at San Antonio on a tennis scholarship where he earned both a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Kinesiology.

Adam has taken several post-grad courses to further develop his knowledge and skills. These include Level 1 Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy, Advanced Lower Extremity Complex (APTEI), Sahrmann’s Movement System Impairment Syndromes, and AA1: Foundations of Anatomical Acupuncture. He is currently completing AA2: Clinical Applications in Anatomical Acupuncture and looks forward to incorporating acupuncture into his treatment approach.

In his time outside of the clinic, Adam enjoys playing and coaching tennis, golfing, as well as camping and hiking with his wife and their dog.

Dr. Brad Ferguson


Dr. Brad Ferguson completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Francis Xavier University in 2008. Following this he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2012, achieving cum laude and clinic honours designations. Dr. Ferguson has furthered his education completing the Sports Sciences Residency Program at CMCC becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada).

Dr. Ferguson is also a certified medical acupuncture provider, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a Red Cross emergency first responder. Dr. Ferguson has completed over 2000 on-field hours with various sports and has been part of medical teams for the Pan-Am Games, Nova Scotia Weightlifting Association, Hockey Nova Scotia, East Hants Soccer Association among other national and international events.

In his spare time he enjoys being active playing hockey, golf and spending time with his family. He is proud to call East Hants home since 2015 and takes pride in getting involved in community events and giving

Dr. Trevor Neable


Dr. Trevor Neable completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Guelph in Ontario. Following this, he pursued his dream of becoming a Chiropractor by attending the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Neable is originally from Ontario but grew up in Huntington Beach, California. He is excited to live and call the Maritimes home. Dr. Neable is a certified Functional Integrated Acupuncture provider. Dr. Neable treats each patient as a unique individual, and uses a combination of manual therapy, exercises, acupuncture and other therapeutic modalities to achieve the patients’ goals.

When Dr. Neable is not in the office serving the community of East Hants, he enjoys being active, playing hockey, surfing, travelling, and exploring the outdoors.

Jessica Isenor

Massage Therapist

Jessica attended the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy from 2006 to 2008, where she obtained her diploma in Massage Therapy. During her time as a student Jessica volunteered in many different events including the Scott FireFit Competition in 2007, The Scotia Bank Bike to End Juvenile Diabetes and worked on a weekly basis with patients in addictions services at the Nova Scotia Hospital for Addictions.

For the past seven years she has worked in an integrated clinical setting alongside Chiropractic, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

Jessica grew up in Dutch Settlement, a small community in rural Nova Scotia.

When Jessica is not working she enjoys walking and hiking with her dog and friends, going on four wheeling adventures and spending time with her family.

Rachel MacPhee

Massage Therapist

Rachel is from Yarmouth NS, but has lived in Halifax for the past 12 years settling in the Oakfield area. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St Mary’s University then went on to complete a 2200 hour Massage Therapy program from CCMH in 2014. In school she specialized in pregnancy massage however, she continues her practice in other areas.

Her main focus is helping her patients feel better and giving them the proper education to prevent further injuries. She enjoys meeting new patients and working with them to encourage and maintain a healthy active lifestyle. Rachel’s hobbies include yoga, running and weight training.

Emma Miles

Massage Therapist

A proud resident of Hants County, Emma graduated in 2016 after completing a 2200 hour program at the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. During her studies, Emma specialized in the treatment of Arthritis and Chronic Pain, including the incorporation of ‘cupping’ with her patients. She is excited to develop her clientele while helping her patients achieve a better quality of life.

Talana Dunderdale

Massage Therapist

A graduate from ICT Northumberland College, Talana also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Saint Thomas University. She has been working as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2011, and is working to become Registered Sports Massage Therapist. Talana has most recently taken part in myofascial cupping as well as training in: myofascial release, pre and post-natal pregnancy massage, scar tissue release, cranial sacral, athletic, and rehabilitation massage. She is passionate about helping people who suffer with migraines and enjoys working with clients recovering from motor vehicle collisions and work place accidents.

Talana is from Musquodoboit Valley where she currently lives with her family. She is an Officer in the Canadian Forces who trains Royal Canadian Army Cadets. In her free time she enjoys exploring nature with her daughter and shooting at the local gun club.

Andrea Smith

Massage Therapist

Andrea graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Dalhousie University and a Nursing Diploma from the Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing. Andrea is a fully certified Stott Pilates Instructor, a Yoga Instructor and a Schwinn Cycle Instructor.

Andrea lived in Toronto for many years before returning to her home community of Kennetcook. She is passionate about helping her patients with their core strength, posture and range of motion. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and her Scottish Terrier, Piper.

Shelly Morash

Massage Therapist

Shelly graduated from the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy in 2020. She previously worked as a physiotherapist assistant and occupational therapist assistant.

She is passionate about treating clients with sports related injuries and chronic pain, and plans to become a Registered Sports Massage Therapist.

Shelly is a resident of Enfield, and enjoys biking, volunteering and spending time with her family. She is excited to be part of the PROTx team.

Megg Colpitts

Massage Therapist

Megg graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2018. She continued on to gain a certificate in TMJ Mastery and Cupping. Megg enjoys spending time with her two children as well as being outside and active. She was born and raised in Stewiacke and still resides there today.

Administrative and Clinical Staff

The Support Team

Coming to a health services clinic is more than just finding a good therapist. It is about receiving the best customer service from first step in the door until the last one on the way out. This takes an entire team.  Our staff strives to make your experience at PROTx exceptional by offering the best customer service and a friendly smile. Our patients know our staff as well as they know the practitioners, and these staff members provide the backbone of PROTx.

Our Services

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Physiotherapy is an effective and evidence-based regulated health care profession. Physiotherapists assess client needs and can assist to restore and maintain an ideal level of physical function and health. Physiotherapists are specifically educated to deal with the musculoskeletal components of the human body.

The main goals of physiotherapy are to reduce pain, improve mobility, restore functional abilities and to prevent the onset of further dysfunction or disability. Through a series of therapy programs and prescription exercises, physiotherapists are able to help achieve long term results and ultimately a healthy lifestyle!

It is important to seek physiotherapy quickly after an injury or a disorder as results improve with early intervention.

Physiotherapist treat a wide range of conditions including those related to sports injuries, work related juries, motor vehicle collision injuries, repetitive use injuries, chronic pain. Physiotherapist can also assist in the prevention of injuries.


Chiropractic is a scientifically based field of health care which restores and maintains health and wellness of the entire body by focusing on the spine and nervous system.

Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment and preventive care. After taking a complete history and performing an assessment, a chiropractor will develop and carry out a comprehensive treatment/management plan. They will recommend therapeutic exercise and other therapies.

Chiropractic treatment is a hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the neuro-musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors practice a manual approach and while joint manipulation is a common technique not all chiropractic treatment involves treatment approach. Chiropractors use a combination of treatments, all of which are based on the specific needs of the individual.

Chiropractors treat a wide range of conditions including those related to sports injuries, work related juries, motor vehicle collision injuries, repetitive use injuries, chronic pain. Chiropractors can also assist in the prevention of pain and injuries.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy involves the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of your body. Therapeutic focus includes your muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage Therapists gently treat your muscles and other soft tissues of the body with varying degrees of pressure and movement to soothe aches and restore function.

There are many reasons to consider massage therapy as a component of your holistic wellness plan. Massage can have both immediate and long term benefits for many individuals including: athletes, office workers, pregnant women and those suffering from stress. Massage therapy is also shown to have notable benefits in patients who just had surgery, who are recovering from burns, or who are suffering from musculoskeletal conditions.

Massage therapy has been proven in a number of research studies to; decrease heart rate, reduce blood pressure, enhance circulation, relax muscles, improve flexibility, promote better movement of joints, and produce beneficial endorphins.

Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy is a non-invasive, pain-free, light-based therapy that uses red and infrared light to heal traumatized tissue and restore normal cell structure and function.

Photons of light encourage the bodies natural ATP production, thereby accelerating the healing process. Patients recover from musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve injuries with less scar tissue, accelerated cell regeneration and improved function.

Laser Therapy is highly effective in the treatment of:

Back Pain

Neck Pain

Elbow/Shoulder/Wrist tendonitis


Sports injuries

Laser therapy facilitates natural healing and is completely safe. BioFlex Therapy Systems are currently being used in over 50 countries.

FAQFrequently Asked Questions

Do I need a doctor's referral?

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

How can I be sure that I am choosing the right service provider?

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

What can I expect on my first appointment?

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

How long does each session last?

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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