Dr. Jennifer Maher
Dr. Jen's passion for health and wellness promotion began in 2001 when she first started teaching group fitness classes at the YMCA in Edmonton. It was an injury received during a Crossfit activity that first introduced her to the wonders of chiropractic care. She completed her undergrad at the University of Alberta and graduated with clinical honours from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she met her husband Dr. Shaun.
Based on the hospitality, culture and beauty of Cape Breton, it was clear that the island would be the perfect place to raise a family. Dr. Jen's goals are to make the residents of Sydney and the greater Sydney area the healthiest bunch on the east coast.
"Chiropractors are perfectly aligned to compliment the healthcare system, not only in terms of helping patients who have acute back pain but also in terms of helping people learn how to take better care of themselves and reach their health goals" says Dr. Jen.
In her spare time you may see her volunteering at various community events, teaching classes at the downtown YMCA or playing at the park with their beautiful children and their family dog Winston.
Dr. Shaun Maher
Growing up in Cape Breton Dr. Shaun enjoyed swimming, sailing, waterskiing, golfing and downhill skiing. Like many he left to complete his Bachelor of Science at Dalhousie University. After University he moved to Fernie, BC where he worked as a Chiropractic assistant for many years before being accepted into the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.
After meeting his wife, thoughts of raising a family started drifting into his mind, as did the call to come home. He hopes to be the start of a "reverse migration", where young professionals can return home to Cape Breton. Becoming a chiropractor has given Shaun the opportunity return home to serve his community and be active in the healthcare of his community members. He aims to help people live the healthiest lives possible through health education, chiropractic care, and above all role modeling the healthy, active lifestyle he promotes.
In his spare time you may see Dr. Shaun on the golf course, on the ski hill, at the gym or at the park playing with Ethan, Eleanor and Winston.
Fun Fact: Dr. Shaun likes to Swim in the bras D'or year round and prefers to be BAREFOOT
Raylyn Routledge, Registered Massage Therapist
Raylyn grew up in Glace Bay, NS. She graduated with honors from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma program at Island Career Academy. Raylyn is a member of the Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia (MTANS).
Raylyn has experience in different modalities of massage such as, General Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Pregnancy, Myofascial release and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). She is looking forward to gaining more experience with courses to advance her skills as a therapist. Raylyn loves meeting new clients and working with them to improve their overall health.
Outside of her professional life Raylyn enjoys the outdoors, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Fun Fact: Raylyn likes Skydiving and won the MTANS award for her graduating class (which is the EQUIVALENT of winning an oscar!)
Dr. Erin Mackenzie Naturopathic Doctor
Dr. MacKenzie is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor trained to treat you and your family with natural medicines as well as collaborate with your medical doctor, nurse practitioner and other health care providers. Finding health, wellness and vitality is a dynamic and evolving process that takes time and effort. You will find Dr. MacKenzie an enthusiastic and knowledgeable naturopath assisting you to create a healthy and vital life.
Her practice utilizes the naturopathic modalities including acupuncture, botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, counselling, hydrotherapy and homeopathy.
Allyson Lewis, Chiropractic Assistant
Allyson manages the office, teaches both private and group Yoga classes and provide holistic nutrition counselling. She is super mom to two adorable children and has numerous hidden skills!