Dr. Alan Schneider, Chiropractor and Contemporary Medical Acupunturist

Dr. Alan Schneider, BA, DC

Chiropractor, Acupuncture Provider


Dr. Alan Schneider completed his undergraduate education at the University of Western Ontario and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with an honours specialization in Anthropology. He then went on to continue his graduate studies at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2013. In addition to his chiropractic training, Dr. Schneider is certified in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. He has also received training in Activator technique, instrumented assisted soft tissue therapy and vestibular therapy. 


Dr. Schneider employs a patient-centered approach to care with an emphasis on restoring function and preventing re-injury. He has worked alongside orthopedic doctors, family doctors, physiotherapists and massage therapists. He also has experience providing care for children, the elderly, work-related and athletic injuries.    


Dr. Schneider has a strong passion for sport and the outdoors. He is an avid golfer in the summer and enjoys playing hockey and snowshoeing in the winter. He also enjoys spending time in the kitchen, cooking and barbecuing whenever possible.   

Dr. Heather Ross, Chiropractor and Certified Exercise Physiologist
Dr. Heather Ross, BKin, DC


Dr. Heather Ross graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2009. During this time she served as the strength and conditioning coach and played for the Varsity Womens Volleybal team. After her undergraduate degree she went on to work as a Certified Exercise Physiologist at the Extended Warranty II Valley Cardiac Rehab Centre in Kentville, NS. After this she went on to pursue her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree and graduated with Cum Laude and Clinic Honours at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. In addition to co-owning Seaside Chiropractic, Dr. Ross is a sessional teacher at Dalhousie Univeristy in the Kinesiology department. 


Dr. Ross’s focus of treatment is of musculoskeletal injuries including but not limited to sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries and occupational injuries. As an avid sports enthusist she has a special interest in treating runners, triathletes and team sport athletes. She also has a growing interest in pre-natal care. She is certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), gait analysis, Webster Technique and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP-CSEP). She uses a combination of treatments including manual therapy, ART, instrument assisted soft tissue, orthotics, gait analysis, and rehabilitation and exercise prescription in order to achieve optimal outcomes for her patients.


Dr. Ross resides in her hometown of Halifax with her partner Dr. Schneider. During her free time she can be found competing in triathlons, hiking, playing basketball, tennis, golfing, traveling the world and spending time with family and friends.



Dan Hopkins 
Registered Massage Therapist 


Dan was a graduate of the 2200 hour diploma program from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. During his time there, he excelled in both clinical assessment and manual skills. He graduated with honours and spoke on behalf of his class as valedictorian. Dan is originally from Calgary Alberta and first moved to Nova Scotia to attend Undergraduate Studies at St. Francis Xavier University for Jazz Piano. 

Dan focuses on patient goals and creates treatment plans with measurable results. Some of his favourite techniques include deep tissue, swedish massage, trigger point therapy and fascial work. He has a keen interest in treating sports injuries, repetitive stress injuries, postural dysfunction, stress management, and headaches. He strives to provide the best result possible while providing treatment in a comfortable and relaxing setting. 

In his spare time Dan loves the outdoors. He enjoys hiking, camping, canoeing, and is an avid runner. He also has a passion for travel and adventure. Over the past few years he has backpacked extensively through Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. 

Dan plans to continue his education in myofascial release and cupping therapy.

Jason Wincey  
Registered Acupuncturist 


Jason is a graduate of the 3 year Acupuncture Diploma program at the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bedford, Nova Scotia.

With over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer, he has a special interest in sports medicine, pain management and mobility. Jason is 1 of only 2 acupuncturists in Nova Scotia trained in Chinese Neuro-acupuncture by world renowned Dr. Jason Hao. Neuro-acupuncture is very effective in treating a wide range of conditions including neurological disorders (stroke,ms,parkinson’s,etc), paralysis, muscle weakness, seizures, loss of sensation and pain.

In addition to Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Neuro-acupuncture Jason uses a variety of techniques to achieve excellent clinical results including Electro-acupuncture, cupping therapy, auricular (ear) acupuncture, acupressure, Gua Sha, and low-level cold laser therapy.

Jason is a very caring and empathetic practitioner and his priority is helping patients achieve their health goals, while ensuring they are comfortable throughout the treatment.

In his spare time Jason loves all types of exercise, spending quality time with his family and anything involving being in nature. Jason is also quite handy in the kitchen and loves to prepare foods that optimize health and enhance performance.