About Our Team Members

Patrick Legge

Registered Massage Therapist/Owner

Sports & Manual Therapy

Patrick graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Vancouver, BC. Patrick took his specialty in sports massage, these skills were fine tuned while practicing at the University of British Columbia Aquatic Center with other sports massage therapists and sports medicine professionals. This lead Patrick to being the first RMT invited to practice at the New West Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre in New Westminster, BC.

Patrick returned to Nova Scotia, co-establishing Truro’s first clinic with chiropractic and registered massage therapy. This was followed by establishing a multi-disciplinary clinic, which lead to the expansion at the current location.

Patrick has served on several committees and the Board of the Massage Therapist Association of Nova Scotia. Patrick has represented Nova Scotia on the Canadian Alliance of Massage Therapists. Patrick has been an instructor and supervisor at both massage therapy colleges in Nova Scotia. Patrick has been chief massage therapist and supervisor at numerous provincial, national and international athletic competitions as well as providing courses for a variety of medical professionals.

Over the past 20 years of his practice he has remained focused on function; knowledge of biomechanics and anatomy allows him to direct the treatment to achieve the goal to get people back to activity. The range of post graduate courses he has completed includes therapeutic touch, craniosacral, NMT; neuromuscular, strain-counter strain, orthopedic assessment and manipulation, myofascial/active release, MET; muscle energy technique, Kinesio Taping I&II and IOC Sports Symposia on kinesiology taping and muscle performance in sport, and acupuncture. All of these have been utilized treating a variety of sports; track & field, swimming, diving, triathlon, field hockey, football, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics, volleyball, basketball, curling, wrestling, not to mention all the alpine, nordic and sliding sports.

Patrick was selected as a member of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, specifically the Whistler Polyclinic Therapy team in the Athletes village. Patrick enjoyed this once in a lifetime experience working with Canada’s best medical team treating Olympic athletes from all over the world. Patrick also contributed his skills for the Halifax 2011 Jeux Canada Games and with NS Canada Games Women’s Curling team for 2015.   This year has been very exciting for Patrick, continuing  to work with CEC Track & Field, winning 6 titles.  Sponsoring and treating our local Canada Games athletes.  Working with Dalhousie University, the AUS Conference Champions Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Teams. Dalhousie Women’s Curling,  Team Jones, who recently won gold represented Canada at the World Junior Championships.

Patrick enjoys promoting the profession, traveling, photography, coaching track & field and the time spent with his wife and three children.

Jill Legge


Jill is an osteopathic manual practitioner with experience practicing as a registered massage therapist since 2005. In addition to massage therapy, Jill has provided cranial sacral therapy for her patients for over 13 years allowing her to assist in the healing process of those suffering from concussion syndrome and chronic headaches/migraines. Additionally, Jill has great success in the treatment of chronic low-back pain and digestive issues. Jill’s manual therapy encourages and supports the process of the body’s innate ability to self regulate and heal.

Jill is also a certified yoga teacher and draws from her passion for both yoga and fitness training to empower her patients with the information and confidence to provide effective self care. She enjoys treating people of all age groups, from infants to the elderly and views each patient as a unique case with specific therapeutic needs.

Jill was born and raised in Truro and is happy to be raising a family of her own here. She has been working at LHC for 11 years now and truly values the benefits of working with other healthcare professionals in a multidisciplinary setting. The education gained by working with other health care professionals is immeasurable as a therapist and improves the quality of patient care.

Jill’s loves spending time with friends and family while out in nature. Favorite pastimes include running or biking on the trail, paddling around the lake or hiking through the forest.

Dr Michael McCoul

Chiropractic Medicine

Dr. Michael McCoul, has a degree in chemistry from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He continued his 4 year chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario. Michael has also completed the Shift Concussion Management Program based out of Guelph, Ontario and is certified with Concussion Management.

Since 2000, Dr. McCoul has been offering an integrative approach to chiropractic care, utilizing hands on, as well as, mechanical adjusting techniques. He believes that correcting the structure and reducing nervous interference, are key components in a wellness model. Michael finds great reward in helping people in discomfort and takes a special interest in sports related injuries.

Stephanie Millett

Naturopathic Doctor

Stephanie Millett, BSc., ND.

Stephanie is a licenced Naturopathic Doctor and a member of the Nova Scotia Association of Naturopathic Doctors (NSAND), the College of Naturopathic Doctors of Alberta (CNDA), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).

Stephanie graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS where she completed her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Biology and Psychology.

Having a lifelong passion for health and wellness, entering into the field of healthcare was always in the books. Upon being introduced to the philosophies and practices of naturopathy, her decision to pursue a career as a naturopathic doctor was an easy one. She re-located to Toronto, ON where she successfully completed the accredited, four-year naturopathic medical program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Throughout her four years of studies at CCNM, Stephanie completed a one year internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and a four month placement at Anishnawbe Health Toronto. Since graduating, Stephanie has also completed additional studies in natural weight management, low dose immunotherapy, facial rejuvenation acupuncture and sports nutrition. 

Stephanie has a general family practice and works with patients who have various health concerns in order to achieve their health goals. Having grown up in Truro, she is excited to be home and working with the Legge Health Team to improve the health and happiness of our community.

Laura Shatford

Registered Massage Therapist

Myofascial Release

Born and raised in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Laura moved to Halifax in 2004 to begin her Massage Therapy Certification at ICT Northumberland College. During the two year, 2200 hour course, Laura learned Swedish Massage Techniques and their use in treatment as well as opting to take electives in Myofascial Release. 

Achieving top grades in June of 2006, she went on to work at a clinic in Bedford before coming to Legge Health Clinic Inc. Laura increased her knowledge base taking advanced courses in Deep Tissue Treatment, Kinesio-taping, Yogasana and Anatomy to further aid her patients in their recovery and home care.

In April of 2010 she attended a John Barnes Myofascial Release seminar widening her study of the technique. Going in depth in to the structure and manipulation of myofacical tissue. Focus was placed on fascial assessment and multiple release approaches. Topics includes the craniosacral system with release learned for all cranial bones and spine to sacrum. Laura uses this approach to treat restrictions assisted with tempromandibular joint dysfunction and many other common conditions.

In 2018 she advanced her knowledge of the Tempormandibular Joint and treatment with a TMJ Mastery course focusing on intra-oral techniques that explore craniomandibular dysfuntion. Laura works with clients based on assessment to help relieve pain and increase range of motion and function around the head and jaw . 

Laura enjoys many outdoor activities  that the town has to offer in all four seasons. She is an avid music  lover and attends many music and arts events in the Maritimes and surrounding areas.

Shane Richer

Registered Massage Therapist

Functional Assessment, Movement & Manual Therapy

Shane is a top graduate of the Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy, class of 2007. He has continued education with Functional Movement Systems, completing courses in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Functional Movement Screening, Screening and Assessing Breathing: A Multidimensional Approach; as well as studies with The Orthotic Group including Orthotic Foot Biomechanics and Compression Garment Therapy plus Kiniseotaping. Shane continues to stay current researching biomechanics, natural movement and posture, through constant self directed research.

He has an ongoing drive to help patients develop, recover, improve, as well as, maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Shane is always learning about the body and how to support its healing and physical integrity.

His approach to massage is to identify the dysfunction and misuse of our body in everyday life. Through his assessment of movement he looks for decreased mobility, motor control and strength. Shane strives to improve and restore function and optimize movement through hands on therapy, often paired with exercise, skill based movement and patient education.

With his off time Shane loves using principles of natural movement to explore our abundant natural environments, especially our many waterfalls, granite shores and woodlands. He continues to practice and teach Aikido, a martial art of non violent conflict resolution, with 15 years experience, having achieved the rank of 2nd degree black belt. Shane is also a maker who enjoys working with wood and metal.

Jen Schlitt

Registered Massage Therapist

Myofascial Release with Osteopathy Foundations

Jen is most passionate about movement and has been blessed to be able to hold space and heal through both massage therapy and yoga.

Since graduating from Canadian College Massage and Hydrotherapy in 2001, Jen has continued to expand her knowledge and skill set through a variety of courses including; Thai Massage at The International Thai Massage School, Thailand 2002, Osteopathy Studies at The Canadian College of Osteopathy, Toronto, 2007-2010 and two Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Toronto, 2004 and 2005.

Realizing that the root cause of so many clients ailments stem from lack of core strength, instability and over all lack of mobility, her approach to bring function and harmony back to the body is through hands on work including myofascial work and muscle energy especially.

After going through three back surgeries herself, Jen is a very vulnerable and empathetic therapist to those suffering constant pain, mental struggles of not being able to physically do what you love.

Jen understands the importance of listening to your body, respecting its edges and taking the appropriate time to rest and rehabilitate.

Her first partial discectomy was in 2010, has since had another one and most recently has been fused from L4 to S1. She has continued to thrive throughout this journey being able to return to work and all of her activities; yoga, crossfit, swimming, paddleboarding, surfing, hiking and aerial silks. Jen’s other interests include travelling, photography, music and her great dane puppy Ziggy!

Dr Alyssa Moraze

Chiropractic Medicine

Alyssa grew up in Pictou County, Nova Scotia. She graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Science in Biology before moving on to Toronto to complete the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has taken completed post graduate studies and is certified in Functional Integrated Acupuncture, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), RockTape Kinesiotaping, and Webster Technique for pregnant patients.

Alyssa’s practice is evidence based. She keeps up with the latest research and creates individualized care plans with her patients to address their complaints and help them achieve their goals. While neck pain and back pain are very commonly treated by Chiropractors, they are musculo-skeletal experts and can help with muscle and joint pain anywhere in the body.

Outside of practice you can find her hiking with her pup Piper, making a mess in her kitchen baking, or on a yoga mat working towards her teaching certification.

Emily Brown

Registered Massage Therapist

Myofascial Release & Trigger Point

Emily is a Registered Massage Therapist, a graduate from the massage therapy program at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax. She has been practicing since 2016 and completed her New Brunswick Registration College Board exam in 2018. Emily has been practicing in Pugwash focuses on myofascial release, trigger point therapy. Her pursuit of sports massage has brought her to work with our team. Emily strives to provide improved health to patients with relief from pain with a range of treatments she provides from relaxation to deep tissue work.

Taylor Hirtle

Registered Acupuncturist

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Taylor is a registered TCM Acupuncturist and is a member of the Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Association of Nova Scotia (NSCMAAC) along with the Canadian Association (CMAAC).

Being engaged in wellness and helping others, Taylor was certain, her main focus was to partake in a healthcare profession and focus on
TCM modalities.

During her studies, Taylor traveled to China where she explored the
foundation of TCM and acupuncture in a variety of different clinics and hospitals, while being able to experience Chinese culture and its historic grounds. Taylor’s additional studies include TCM protocol classification and facial rejuvenation acupuncture at the Ontario College of TCM in Toronto, ON.

Taylor is passionate about Chinese medicine and is fascinated by our bodies natural healing abilities. She looks forward to helping individuals reach their optimum level of health.

Taylor has an immense passion for the outdoors and loves exploring new scenic paths, trails and parks. Being born and raised in Halifax, Taylor is excited to explore a new chapter of her life in Truro and work alongside a team of dedicated healthcare professionals.