Back on Track is comprised of a highly-qualified team of healthcare professionals, trained in diverse fields of medicine and holistic health. We work one-on-one with our clients, offering personalized recovery and health plans.

Click on any of our staff names to find out more about their areas of work and approaches to health and wellness.

Donna Conran: B.Sc. Physiotherapy, YTT 200

Donna Conran: B.Sc. Physiotherapy, YTT 200

Donna has been a physiotherapist for 30 years, gaining experience in several fields including the military, the National Health Service (UK) and private practice in both England and Canada. She graduated with a BSc in Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto in 1989, and has since completed numerous post-graduate courses, most notably in advanced manual therapy, acupuncture and yoga. Donna has studied with Neil Pearson, physiotherapist and yoga therapist with Life is Now, Dr. Mary Massery, physiotherapist, whose publications and interests focus on linking motor behaviors to breathing and/or postural mechanics – “If You Can’t Breath, You Can’t Function”. and has completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Meranda Squires at The Lotus Centre.  Donna has completed Bonefit Training with Osteoporosis Canada, and an Urban Poling course for Rehab and Wellness Professionals and is a GLA:D certified therapist.

She incorporates Yoga, postural training and wellness into her treatment sessions.

Donna is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and is registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists.

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When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller

Michael Kay: BSc MSc Physiotherapy, (CAFCI)

Michael Kay: BSc MSc Physiotherapy, (CAFCI)

Michael Kay – BSc Physiotherapy, MSc (CAFCI)

Michael graduated from the University of Toronto, worked for a time then completed post graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario.

Michael has a range of clinical experience in neurosciences, orthopaedics and vocational rehabilitation. He is trained in the McKenzie treatment system which he integrates into the management of low back pain, and neck pain. He also has extensive experience in post-surgical rehabilitation including TKA and ACL repair.

For the past ten years, he has worked in an advanced professional and leadership role as a physiotherapist in outpatient orthopaedics with Eastern Health. Patients and students have benefited from his expertise in adult education approaches, clinical reasoning and research. Michael holds an appointment with Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy as an Adjunct Clinical Associate. Recently, he was appointed a Professional Associate with Memorial University’s Discipline of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine.

Professionally Michael has served in positions as Chairperson for the Newfoundland and Labrador Physiotherapy Association and an executive member on the College of Physiotherapists.  Nationally, he is a former Chair for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)’s Acupuncture Division.

Michael is a Level 3 Judo Coach and is an Instructor in coach education with the NCCP program. Other spare time finds him on the water – Sea Kayaking.

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Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible; suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Frances of Assisi

Jennifer Murley: Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer Murley: Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer has been practicing as a Registered Massage Therapist since 2009. She received a diploma in Massage Therapy from ICT Massage Therapy from Northumberland College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She treats a wide variety of conditions- sports related injuries, pregnancy, postural dysfunction, myofascial restriction, motor vehicle and stress related discomfort.

Jennifer is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association, and is registered with the College Of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Audrey Hepburn

Megan Pollard: Registered Massage Therapist

Megan Pollard: Registered Massage Therapist

Megan graduated in 2014 with a diploma in Massage Therapy from Academy Canada Career College.

Since this time she has taken an eager interest in pursuing the holistic health path, completing courses in cupping, gua sha, and aroma therapy, as well as becoming a Reiki Practitioner Level 1 and Level 2.

Megan’s treatment sessions are created to provide a sense of deep relaxation.  Her treatments are gentle and rhythmic, effecting the central nervous system, thereby helping to reduce pain and anxiety.  Such calming treatments serve to reset the central nervous system, taking it out of flight, fight, freeze, and into rest and rejuvenation.

It is Megan’s mission to provide a safe and caring therapeutic touch to treat effectively a variety of conditions.  A focus on stress relief helps to heal mentally and physically, to promote overall well-being.

She is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association, and is registered with the College Of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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I am the most powerful in the present. - An affirmation for meditation

Kaitlyn Kean: Registered Massage Therapist

Kaitlyn Kean: Registered Massage Therapist

Kaitlyn graduated with honors from the ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto, Ontario.  Following her Massage Therapy training, Kaitlyn has completed courses in Sports Massage, Remedial Exercise Progression for Low Back Pain, and she has a Cupping Massage Therapy Certification.

Before attending college in Ontario, Kaitlyn graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, and she has been a Motivator/Fitness Coach at Goodlife Fitness since 2012.  Her Kinesiology degree, and her experience working at Goodlife Fitness, allow Kaitlyn to guide her clients on their rehabilitation, and to offer them fitness advice.

Kaitlyn is a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapy Association, and is registered with the College Of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you’ll go - Dr. Seuss

Laure Slade: Registered Acupuncturist, R.Ac, D.Ac

Laure Slade: Registered Acupuncturist, R.Ac, D.Ac

Laure is skilled in acupuncture, tui na (Chinese massage), moxibustion, cupping, electroacupuncture, acupressure and TCM nutrition, graduating with honours from the Acupuncture program offered at the Eastern College, formerly known as CompuCollege.

Laure is a certified member of the The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CCTCMPANL), The Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP), as well as the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Newfoundland & Labrador, (CMAANL).

Laure has been with Back on Track since 2011 and is experienced in treating musculoskeletal disorders (sprains, aches, injury, etc.), digestive complaints, mental/emotional disorders, stress, and infertility.

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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. - Albert Einstein

Sheldon Nicholl: MA, R.Psych.

Sheldon Nicholl: MA, R.Psych.

Sheldon completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology – BA(Hons.) –  and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English – BA – both from  Sir Wilford Grenfell Collage Memorial University’s west coast campus in Newfoundland.  He went on to complete his graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at Lakehead University in Ontario, where he worked with cancer patients.  For the past 17 years Sheldon has worked as a Clinical Psychologist with Eastern Health, in a community setting for 14 years, and acute care services at the Waterford Hospital for 3 years.

Over the course of his career, Sheldon has diagnosed and/or treated people with a variety of mental health concerns, including Adjustment, Anxiety, and Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Addictions.  He has experience working with people from a variety of religions, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, in both traditional and nontraditional settings.  Sheldon has co-authored a book titled “Faith, Hope, and Charity as Character Traits in Adler’s Individual Psychology.”

Sheldon is a member of the Association of Psychology of Newfoundland and Labrador and is registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board.

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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Michelle Morgan: Accountant/Office Manager

Michelle Morgan: Accountant/Office Manager

Michelle joined the Back on Track team in June of 2012 as our staff accountant and administrator. Michelle brings with her 20 years of administration and accounting experience in the hair care and automotive industries, as well as with a national public accountancy firm.

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Only accountants can save the world - through peace, goodwill and reconciliations. - The Alternative Accountant

Darlene White: Receptionist

Darlene White: Receptionist

Darlene provides reception and administrative support to the Back on Track team.  She has worked extensively in customer service, and this is evident in her friendly and skilled manner in her approach with our clients.

Darlene is excited to be with the Back on Track team.

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There are hundreds of languages around the world but a smile speaks them all. - Anonymous