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Meet the Staff of Citadel Physiotherapy

Daniela Rubinger, BScPT

Registered Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner

Daniela Rubinger is a 1988 graduate of Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy. Following several years at Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, she began private practice at Halifax’s Physioclinic Dalplex in 1991. From 1991 to 2005, Daniela managed the clinic and was highly involved in the treatment of athletes on the professional and varsity levels. She has provided services to many sporting events and was the chief therapist for the 1998 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships and 2004’s Women’s World Hockey Championships.

Throughout her career, Daniela has taken on many post-secondary courses in acupuncture, manual therapy, sports therapy, taping, and muscular imbalances. In 2005, she opened Citadel Physiotherapy. Daniela has worked closely with Dr. Mark Glazebrook developing non-operable Achilles protocol and has been involved in research with his team. She has also studied the effects of exercise in patients with early signs of dementia alongside Dr. Ken Rockwood.

Daniela lives in Halifax with her husband and has two grown children. While not in the office, Daniela enjoys watching soccer with her husband, mountain biking, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Véronique Trottier, BScPT

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAPMT

Véronique earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ottawa in 2002. Originally from rural Ontario, she briefly worked in Ottawa before venturing out to discover the East Coast, where she worked in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Later, Véronique worked in rural Australia for a year before returning to Nova Scotia, the place she now calls “home.” She has trained extensively in manual therapy and received her diploma in Intermediate Manual and Manipulative therapy in 2010 and the Advanced Diploma in 2013. CAMPT-Certified ™ physiotherapists offer clinical expertise from advanced training to help our patients get better, recover faster and stay healthier.

She has also completed post-graduate courses in muscle imbalances, acupuncture, core stabilization, and functional dry needling. Working mainly in private practice, Véronique has gained knowledge in treating various orthopedic conditions of all age groups at various fitness levels. Her treatment approach is hands-on with a focus on exercise and education to help everyone she treats be involved in their rehabilitation.

Outside of work, Véronique loves spending time outdoors with her husband and twin boys and stays active with biking, hiking, cross country skiing and yoga.

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Leigh Hepditch, MScPT, BScK

Registered Physiotherapist, FCAPMT

Leigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1999 from Dalhousie University. She then worked and travelled abroad in Australia and the United States before returning to school at the University of Alberta to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Once completing her degree in 2005, she returned to the East Coast to begin her career and has been working in a private practice setting since that time. She has taken numerous courses in manual therapy and completed an Intermediate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2010 and an Advanced Diploma in 2012. She is registered as a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). CAMPT-Certified ™ physiotherapists offer clinical expertise from advanced training to help our patients get better, recover faster and stay healthier. 

In addition, Leigh has completed post-graduate courses in acupuncture, muscle imbalance, taping, and functional dry needling. She uses a hands-on approach to her treatment but also takes the time to ensure her patients are educated and provided with appropriate therapeutic exercises. She has treated a wide population of patients ranging in age and activity level.

In her time away from the clinic, Leigh enjoys travelling, running and pilates.

Sushu Parab, BScBio, B.Ed., BScKin, BScPT, MScKin

Registered Physiotherapist

Sushu Parab started her career in her hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland. There she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Education Degree. She then continued her education at Dalhousie University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, her Masters of Science in Kinesiology and her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, graduating as a Physiotherapist in 1997.

Since graduating, she has worked in hospitals, sports facilities and private practice. She has completed post-secondary courses in the upper and lower extremity, disability management and acupuncture along with numerous other courses.

Throughout her career, Sushu has focused on the importance of posture and improvements regarding function, both at work and at home. She has worked with all populations, especially the elderly.

Sushu's dedication to her clients leads her to continue her education through constant research of articles, treatment techniques and training to advance her skills as a Clinician.

Matthew Ward, MScPT, BScKin

Registered Physiotherapist

Matt completed both his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. While completing his undergraduate degree Matt developed his interest in orthopedic rehabilitation while volunteering with the athletic therapy department at Saint Mary’s University. Here, he worked primarily with the men’s varsity hockey and women’s varsity rugby teams. Following this, Matt worked at the Dalhousie Physiotherapy Department as a Research Assistant in the clinical study of the management of degenerative disease, with a focus on the effects of knee osteoarthritis on gait patterns. 

From his experiences in clinical and research settings, it is his belief that a combination of manual therapy, appropriate exercise, and patient education can put patients in control of their symptoms and on the path to reaching their health goals.

Jessica Crook, MScPT, BScKin

Registered Physiotherapist

Jessica is a graduate from Dalhousie University with a BSc in Kinesiology and MSc in Physiotherapy with a certificate in Disability Management. Prior to completing her studies, Jessica worked with the Canadian Armed Forces as a fitness instructor where she discovered her passion for working with individuals to achieve optimal performance at work, sport and recreational activity.


Jessica has completed further training in manual and manipulative therapy, functional dry needling, functional movement screening and the prevention of running injuries. She has experience working with a variety of sports teams and is currently the team therapist for Halifax West Hockey and Dunbrack senior men’s soccer.


Jessica’s hobbies include running, biking, swimming, yoga and hiking. She has completed half-marathons and triathlons, and in her spare time, enjoys teaching yoga. With a special interest in treating sport and running injuries and a strong background in fitness, she believes in an active approach to rehabilitation.

Dr. Andrew Martin, BSc Kin, Doctor of Chiropractor

Registered Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider

Titleist Performance Institute Level 1

Born and raised in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Dr. Martin graduated from UNB with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology before moving onto the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto to complete his Doctorate of Chiropractic. Throughout his athletic and academic careers, a strong foundation of functional rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and manual therapy was built. This paved the way for his evidence and movement-based treatment philosophy which integrates manual therapy, rehabilitation, strength training, nutrition, stress management, sleep hygiene and goal setting to optimize patients’ health, well-being and quality of life.


Outside of the clinic, you can find Dr. Andrew enjoying the great outdoors while being heavily involved in athletics and community events around the HRM.

Justin Gaudet

Registered Massage Therapist

Justin graduated from ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy in June of 2019 and has been honing his craft as a deep tissue therapist since. Justin is committed to providing quality therapeutic treatments in a safe and compassionate environment while taking into account the highest professional standards, where your individual needs are a priority.

His tailored therapeutic treatments are crafted holistically, and in collaboration with our health care team at Citadel Physiotherapy. With an emphasis on injury prevention and client education Justin will be an advocate for your wellbeing, putting your health back into your own hands. His treatment style is very patient-specific, with a focus on deep tissue, and neck and shoulder injury. Working together, we will bring harmony to your body, mind and spirit.

Amanda Cox

Registered Massage Therapist

Amanda is a graduate of the 2200 hour clinical Massage therapy course with CCMH. With over 15 years in the health and fitness industry treating a wide variety of issues including acute to chronic injuries, general pain management, and pre/post-operative care. She specializes in therapeutic massage with the intention of improving postural and muscular imbalances to help her clients’ general day-to-day function.

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Citadel Physiotherapy

Halifax Location

1554 Dresden Row, Suite 3070

Halifax, NS B3J 2K2

Phone: 902-442-5623

Fax: 902-442-5625


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250 Baker Drive, Suite 124

Dartmouth, NS B2W 6L4

Phone: 902-407-8733

Fax: 902-442-5625


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Monday - Thursday 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Service Area

Halifax and Dartmouth


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