Nina Laroche

Nina graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2008 followed by a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2010. She is licensed with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists and began working at Annapolis Valley Wellness Centre in October 2013. Her most common areas of practice include; neuromusculoskeletal injuries resulting from sport, repetitive strain injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-operative rehabilitation, and headaches and dizziness.

Nina has completed Levels A-D of The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) and uses this system primarily in her daily clinical practice. “MDT is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by clinicians and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. This approach continues to be one of the most researched physical therapy based methods available.” Additionally, Nina has training in acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation (dizziness/vertigo/balance), prevention and treatment of running injuries, myofascial release, and management of post-concussion syndrome.

When she’s not working, Nina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, cooking, and making crafts. Nina has been playing roller derby since moving to Nova Scotia in 2012 and currently skates as a jammer with the Anchor City Rollers league in Halifax.