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Active Approach Health & Wellness Centre – Halifax

B210-5855 Spring Garden Rd. Halifax, NS B3H 4S2

Located at the corner of Spring Garden Rd. & Summer St.

Available Services


Chiropractic care first begins with understanding your full health history and conducting a thorough physical exam, which allows us to provide a concise and accurate diagnosis of your condition or injury. The treatment options are then customized to effectively and permanently address your specific injury or condition.


If you suffer from any type of pain, are recovering from a surgery or motor vehicle accident, or are looking to become more active, physiotherapy can help you achieve your goals. Our physiotherapists employ several different manual and exercise-based techniques along with treatment modalities, such as dry needling, to achieve the results you deserve.

Massage Therapy

Our therapeutic massage is designed to support your body’s healing process, eliminate myofascial tension and dysfunction, help reduce the risk of future injuries, and provide targeted care to get you feeling your very best!.

Our Team

Dr. Liam Johnston

Dr. Liam Johnston


Active Release Techniques®
Functional Integrated Acupuncture
Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Jessica Fitzpatrick

Dr. Jessica Fitzpatrick


Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Webster Technique
Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Lauren Quattrocchi

Dr. Lauren Quattrocchi


Active Release Techniques® Provider
Medical Acupuncture Provider
Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Richard Thompson

Dr. Richard Thompson

Chiropractor & Clinic Director

Active Release Techniques® Instructor
Graston Technique® Certified
Shockwave Therapy

Dr. Jessica Fitzpatrick

Alexandra MacPhee

Massage Therapist

Deep Tissue Massage
Cupping Therapy
Prenatal Massage

Gillian Scott - Massage Therapist

Gillian Scott

Massage Therapist

Shiatsu Therapy
Myofascial Release Techniques
TMJ/TMD Dysfunction Techniques

Available Therapies

Active Release Techniques®

  • Addresses soft-tissue tension, adhesion, and contracture
  • Effective for chronic repetitive strain injuries or acute sprains/strains
  • Decreases pain, stiffness, and tissue dysfunction
  • Improves range of motion and muscle tissue performance
a woman is being examined by a doctor
A Woman Is Getting Her Foot Massaged In Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave Therapy

  • Targets chronic tissue adhesion and scar tissue
  • Improves tissue mobility, decreases pain, and improves function
  • Noticeable improvements often occur after only 1-3 treatments

MedX® Low-Level Laser Therapy

  • Fast, safe, and very effective
  • Decreases healing time
  • Effective for osteoarthritis, tendonitis, muscle strains, and ligament sprains
a woman is getting a massage on her knee
a man is getting his leg massaged by a doctor

Contemporary Medical Acupuncture

  • Stimulates healing in both acute and chronic injury
  • Natural treatment options for reducing pain and inflammation
  • Supported by research for the treatment of osteoarthritis

Joint Manipulation & Mobilization

  • Highly controlled, pain-free, low-risk therapy
  • Often, immediate improvements occur when the joint is the pain-causing structure
  • Part of a broader treatment plan, not a stand-alone therapy
a woman is sitting on a massage table in a medical office
a man is adjusting a woman's leg in a physiotherapy office

Graston Technique®

  • Provides improved diagnostic ability & accuracy
  • Fosters faster rehabilitation/recovery
  • Resolves chronic conditions thought to be permanent


  • Reduces stress
  • Helps with the digestive system (colitis, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Addresses hormonal conditions (PMS, hot flashes, menopausal symptoms)
a woman getting a foot massage
a woman getting a massage with two glass cups

Cupping Therapy

  • Increase local circulation
  • Decrease fascial restrictions
  • Soothes sore and tired muscles


Active Approach – Halifax is located at the corner of Spring Garden Rd. & Summer St., above the Royal Bank. Parking is metered with ample availability along Summer St. for up to 3 hours.

To access the clinic, enter through the main entrance to the building on Spring Garden Rd. and take the elevator on the right up to the 2nd floor. Access to the building after 6 p.m. is restricted, so you must use the call pad on the left-hand side of the main entrance before you enter the building.

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Phone: (902) 429-2225

Email: halifax@activeapproach.ca