MEET OUR TEAM
Our team at Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre is committed to providing quality healthcare solutions to our clients. Besides promoting health and wellness, our priority is to relieve your pain. We offer a wide variety of wellness care services that are accessible to everyone. From teenagers to seniors, our goal is to help patients get better as fast as possible through quality and personalized care. Our team includes:
Registered Massage Therapist/Owner
Trevor McDonald is the owner of Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre, as well as a Registered Massage Therapist.
Trevor graduated in 1997 from the Sutherland-Chan School of Massage Therapy. Trevor has spent 19 years practicing massage therapy in Newfoundland, and in April 2007, he opened his own massage therapy clinic. He is proud of how his clinic has grown tremendously over the past 9 years and believes by welcoming various health professionals, the clinic is able to provide every client with the most comprehensive health approach possible.
Along with an expanding business, comes an increased “business” demand. Currently, Trevor is working part-time as a massage therapist and spends the rest of his time focusing on his business role and being active in community fundraising and sporting events. Trevor prides himself on creating a positive and inviting environment for both his clients and staff.
Bio coming soon.
Dr. JP Gordon
Bio Coming Soon!
Outside of Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre, Aaron enjoys taking part in multiple sports; he currently plays with Paradise BodyQuest FC in the Intermediate Soccer League. In the last few years, Aaron has also played in the St Johns Touch Football League and the St Johns Winter Cricket League.
Practicing since 1998, Debbie has extensive experience in prenatal massage, myofascial release, cupping and trigger point therapy. Debbie has invested in the newest in technology in Newfoundland - Low Level Laser (light) Therapy with Multi Radiance Medical for Chronic and Acute conditions and pain relief. Exhilarated healing and lasting results! Experience in resolving Osteoarthritis of the knee, back, neck and shoulder. It has also been show effective when treating carpal tunnel syndrome, Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, TMJ, sciatica, nerve pain and altered sensation from nerve impingement. This technology is also perfect for an energy boost obtained by photohemotherapy, increased strength and endurance for athletes or rehabilitation purposes as a compliment to physiotherapy care.
Debbie has 22 years of experience in massage therapy,is an examiner with the College of Massage Therapists NL examination board, and a past public member of council for
College of NL Physiotherapists.
Registered Massage Therapist
Deanne has always been active and involved in sports, especially soccer and dance. She always knew that she wanted to help people in her career. So after doing courses at Memorial University for three years, mostly Kinesiology and Psychology courses, she finally realized that Massage Therapy would be perfect for her.
Deanne graduated from the Massage Therapy Program in the fall of 2007.
At first, she worked in Corner Brook at Physical Rehab until 2013, when she moved back to her hometown, St. John’s. Then she began working at Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre in Paradise in 2013 till present. Deanne especially loves working at Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre because of how very much involved they are in the community.
Deanne has completed the Cupping course, Taping course and recently an Advanced Trigger Point Therapy course.
She enjoys treating athletes due to the common interests. But she also handles everything from motor vehicle accidents to work-related injuries and more.
Deanne loves her career and how rewarding it is to help clients with physical pain as well as their mental health.
DR. SAM ROUSE
Originally a product of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Dr. Rouse moved to Newfoundland in 1993; before leaving the Military in 2001 as a Naval weapons technician. Sam was also an LPN in Nova Scotia prior to relocating to Newfoundland.
Sam went to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College of Toronto, Ontario in 2004-2008 and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Doctor of Chiropractic. Sam also attended Memorial University for Kinesiology and Graduated with Honors in 2002-2004.
He has been with Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre since 2009, and from there has grown quite a large amount of patients over the years and is very highly recommended. Sam is known for building a personal relationship with his clients with his overall out-going friendly personality.
Jeff is from Mount Pearl and graduated from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He then went on to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, Jeff worked for some time as a personal trainer and has experience with personalized fitness programming development. As well, Jeff has an extensive background in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, and other martial arts. His background in fitness and sports plays a key role in his passion for helping people overcome injuries and get back to living a healthy and active lifestyle.
Jeff has a well-rounded approach to physiotherapy and his treatments focus on manual therapy, therapeutic exercise programming, as well as patient education. He has successfully completed the Dry Needling level 1 certification and has incorporated this into his practice as well. Jeff is licenced with the Newfoundland College of Physiotherapists and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's Orthopaedic Division.
Mark graduated from Dalhousie University with his BSc in Physiotherapy in 2005. He moved to Calgary, AB shortly after to pursue further postgraduate training, most notably in manual therapy and Acupuncture/Dry Needling. He has studied under and been mentored by some of the leading therapists in the Country.
Born and raised in St. John's, Mark has always been an avid athlete with a competitive edge. He strongly believes that an active and healthy lifestyle is the key when recovering from any injury. From weight training to hot yoga, Mark stresses variety in his personal and professional exercise programs. His practice involves thorough assessments, active treatment plans and appropriate referrals to the multidisciplinary team.
Personally, Mark has had to battle through chronic pain issues of his own. He underwent minimally invasive spinal surgery back in 2008 and had both hips scoped in recent years. This has only heightened his understanding, education and empathy for his clients. Treating clients with chronic pain is a true passion of his and he works diligently to go the extra mile.
Outside the clinic, Mark rocks. Literally. He is a singer / songwriter and also performs live with bands in the local music scene. He stays active with his Goodlife membership, hiking, yoga and has recently started attending mindfulness coaching and meditation sessions.
LAUREN HOWELL MN NP
Bio coming soon
Kelly is originally from Taiwan. She graduated from a 7-year Traditional Medicine Program in the university and gained extensive knowledge of both TCM and acupuncture. Kelly then worked in various clinics and participated in medical volunteer service in remote areas.
She is now a member of the NLCHP and the CTCMPANL.
Outside the clinics, She enjoyed backpacking all around Asia and Europe in her free time before moving to St. John’s.
With several years of experience, she has treated numerous patients for a range of conditions, including migraines, anxiety, arthritis, sprains, stiff necks, frozen shoulders, stroke recovery, and HIVD using acupuncture and other TCM modalities.
The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Newfoundland and Labrador (CTCMPANL)
The Newfoundland and Labrador Council of Health Professionals (NLCHP)
English, 中文(Chinese), 한국어(Korean)
Registered Massage Therapist
Jennifer completed her Massage Therapy course at Eastern Academy and graduated in July of 2021. She is in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association, and the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador since March of 2022. Jennifer enjoys treating a variety of conditions from prenatal, tension headaches, and many more.
She is excited and eager to help you on the road to recovery and to share her passion for massage therapy with each of her clients. Jennifer has always known she wanted to help people in her career and she will give you her full attention as soon as you enter her treatment room, with the goal of helping you feel better and healthier, physically and mentally!
Nicole has a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Memorial University and completed her Masters of Physiotherapy from Dalhousie in 2011. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and is registered with the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists. Nicole has completed her Manual Therapy levels 1-3 and has additional training in acupuncture.
Nicole values an active approach to treatment, with a focus on educating the client to gain self-management techniques and understand their condition. She pairs this with manual therapy and modalities for a well-rounded approach to treatment.
As a special interest, Nicole has developed seniors programs and educated retirement groups in the community. She enjoys her work in the clinic as well as Home Physiotherapy visits for those with mobility issues.
Nicole has been involved in gymnastics and cheerleading as an athlete, coach and judge. She has a passion for helping others and is still involved in coaching with Special Olympics Mount Pearl’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Program.
In her spare time, Nicole can be found hiking the trails with her energetic dog or spending time relaxing with her family.
Aaron received his undergraduate degree from Memorial University and then moved to Kansas City, Missouri where he got his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College.
Originally with another doctor, Aaron decided to open his own clinic. He owned and ran his office for 20 years where there were 3 chiropractors and a massage therapist.
Happy to return to Newfoundland and Labrador, he has joined the team at Body Quest Health & Wellness Centre.
Dr. McDonald takes a hands-on approach to spinal care. Every adjustment is specific to meet the clients needs, and adjustments are gentle, safe and effective. There are numerous techniques to comfortably adjust the spine and a healthy spine is critical to overall health and wellness.
Common issues that respond well to chiropractic care include back and neck pain, headaches, disc problems, muscle spasm or strain, radiating arm or leg pain, rib pain and many others. Practicing at Body Quest opens up treatment possibilities from multiple providers for an integrated team approach when necessary.
Registered Massage Therapist
I am originally from the Town of Goulds and graduated from the College of the North Atlantic in 1999 after The Career College closed in 1998. Since Graduation, I have worked at my own clinic, a spa, and another multi-disciplinary clinic before joining Body Quest Health and Wellness Centre in January 2018.
I have completed courses in myofascial release, soft tissue release, cranial-sacral therapy and cupping, which I incorporate into most of my treatments. Trigger point release and myofascial release are areas I enjoy working on the most.
I am also a professional Firefighter with the City of St. John's since 2001, which, combined with a beautiful wife and 2 beautiful children, makes for a great life.
Registered Therapeutic Footcare Nurse
Faye is a registered nurse who has been providing foot care services to clients since 2012. She completed her nursing degree at Memorial University School of Nursing, and then worked as a hospital staff nurse in St. John's. She later went back to complete the Advanced Foot Care Management program at the Centre for Nursing Studies and has worked 'solely' as a foot care
provider ever since. She also has a personal history of foot
pain herself, which reinforces her professional passion of
promoting foot health and preventing foot health
complications. It's so important to take care of our feet.
They take us everywhere we want to go!
Kimberly typically works with clients who are struggling with various aspects of everyday life and would like some support as they work through a difficult time, transition, or issue that has emerged for them. Kimberly's clients are often seeking ways forward to move through these challenging moments as well as new skills for life ahead so they can thrive once again--and feel fully engaged with life and its positive behaviours and emotions. Much of her time is spent carrying out assessments with clients who are wondering about characteristics they see in themselves--or that their parents/spouses wonder about--and whether or not these issues are meaningful.
Kimberly often works with disabled clients but also supports many clients who are seeking to understand themselves better and to learn new skills. Kimberly typically assesses neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, specific learning disorders, ADHD) as well as the assessment of behavioural issues.
Registered Massage Therapist
Rebecca's dream job growing up was always a Massage Therapist. She turned her dream into a reality in 2017, when she graduated from Academy Cananda with a diploma of Health and Human Sciences: Massage Therapy.
Since graduating Rebecca has worked at a Physiotherapy clinic and part-time at a Dental clinic, where she provided TMJ treatments. She enjoys treating a variety of conditions. She understands not everyone likes the same treatment, and tailors her pressure/techniques to each clients needs using; General Swedish Massage techniques, cupping, trigger point release, stretching and client awareness.
Finding the perfect combination that works for you and your body.
Registered Massage Therapist
Meaghan is from St. John’s and graduated from the Massage Therapy program at Academy Canada in February of 2022. She is in good standing with the Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists’ Association, and the College of Massage Therapists of Newfoundland and Labrador. Previous to her education at Academy Canada, Meaghan completed a Bachelor of Business Administration at Memorial University and spent many years managing in retail.
Meaghan is a big animal lover. Outside of the clinic she enjoys walking, hiking, and weight training. She also has an extensive background in martial arts from spending time training in mixed martial arts, kick
boxing, and earning a black belt in Kung Fu.
She is an advocate of strong communication and client involvement to build the safest and most effective treatment plan. Her treatment style is one that focuses on combining relaxing techniques with specific work to problem areas to guide clients through their treatment.
Bio coming soon.