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NBPI Rehabilitation Programs

The NBPI programs are designed to help pain sufferers identify and manage physical and emotional barriers to a full life. These barriers often include:

  • Musculoskeletal signs and symptoms
  • Emotional distress
  • Maladaptive pain beliefs, behaviours and/or management skills
  • High Pain Intensity
  • Functional disability

Program Information

Comprehensive Assessment

A personalized treatment plan will be proposed following a comprehensive assessment completed by a physician and physiotherapist.
The medical assessment will include a review of the medical history, a physical examination, identification of barriers and a rehabilitation plan.
The physiotherapy assessment will include both subjective and physical assessments, identification of barriers, a pain mechanism diagnosis in collaboration with other team members and a rehabilitation plan.

After the completion of the interdisciplinary assessment, the clinical team will reconvene to establish the client’s eligibility for one of our programs. The comprehensive assessment report will include:

1.If the client is eligible the report will include:

a. Classification according to PMCS (Pain Mechanism Classification System)

b. Identification of barriers to a functional life

c. Establishment of clinical objectives (based on the identified barriers and classification )

d. Preliminary interventions are sometimes necessary to increase the chances of success of the program. Additional fees may apply.

2.If the client is not eligible, the report will then include realistic and appropriate alternative recommendations.


Treatment Structure

The proposed treatment program will rests on these pillars:

  • Education
  • Evidence-based active physiotherapy and kinesiology
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medical and integrative treatments
Referral process

Secure forms for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Insurance Adjusters and Case Managers

Physician and NP Form | Ajuster & Case Manager Form


The medical and physiotherapy services will be provided at the Shediac Physiotherapy clinic. The psychological components of the treatment will be provided on location (Shediac Physiotherapy Clinic) or at the offices of the Psychologist.


Motor Vehicle Insurance (MVA), Disability Insurance, Veterans’ affair (VA) and Workers compensation boards (on individual basis , upon approval).

Presently not covered by Medicare and most Drug and Dental plans

NBPI Team Members

From back left to right: Lise Aucoin(Administrative Assistant), Véronique Cormier(Kinesiologist), Richard Dumais(Physician), Denise Leger(Physiotherapist)

Sitting from left to right: Joanne Desprès(Psychologist), Brenda Long(Mindfulness Coach), Natasha McLaughlin-Chaisson,(Dietitian) 


PT, Cert MDT, CAFCI Program Director

Denise Leger is a licensed member of the College of Physiotherapists of New-Brunswick (1987), and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She has been in private practice since 1991 and has over 29 years of experience in treating patients with chronic pain. She holds a certificate in Global Postural Re-education, McKenzie techniques and Concussion Rehabilitation.
She is also licensed to practice acupuncture. She is the owner of the Shediac Physiotherapy clinic and Cap-Pelé Physiotherapy. She has attended and organized several training courses on chronic pain throughout her career. 

Natasha McLaughlin-Chaisson,

IOC Dip. Sports Nutr., BSc (Nutr.), Dt.P., ISAK I

Sports and performance dietitian
Speaker, consultant and advisor

Natasha holds the renowned International Olympic Committee Diploma in sports nutrition, a Bachelor’s degree in nutritional science from the University of Moncton and is a certified anthropometrist. Natasha provides education and hands-on support to NHL players, the National Blind Hockey Team and the National Para-cycling Team, following her years as dietitian with the National Cycling Team.

Natasha works with first responders. She also participated in research at the Université de Moncton in the field of performance in shift work. She is a regular guest speaker at her alma mater, while participating in the development of a sports nutrition course offered in the departments of kinesiology and nutrition.

Natasha has been a Provincial Concussion Recovery Nutrition Consultant. She is also a consultant for the Canadian Sport Center Atlantic, Coach New Brunswick and Aboriginal Sport & Recreation New Brunswick.


MD, LMCC, FRCP (c), Cert MDT Medical Director

Dr Dumais has been a licensed member of the New-Brunswick College of Physicians since 1990. Dr Dumais is a physician specializing in pain management and post injury rehabilitation of civilian, military and law enforcement personnel. Dr Dumais has 30 years of experience in the field of pain medicine and in the rehabilitation of chronic pain patients. Past experience also includes: Chief of Anesthesia, Chief of Staff, Medical representative on the Auto Insurance Working Group and Co-chair of the NB Chronic Pain Working Group.


Brenda’s career started in the Corporate World where she took on many different roles. Brenda’s time in the corporate world gave her firsthand experience in just how detrimental stress can be to those under large amounts of it. As she made her way from office to office it seemed as though the piles of stress were towering as high as the piles of paper. This is when it occurred to her that maybe her own life would be better spent helping people out of these stress related ruts by providing them with the tools needed.

Brenda is a Certified Mindfulness Living Meditation Instructor. She is a certified Naturopathic Clinician and Life Coach Certified as well. Since the opening of Serenitas Coaching Inc., in 2013, she has been given the opportunity to provide Motivational Speaking for Mindfulness/ Meditation, Stress Management to corporations and groups in need of learning ways to reduce stress in their lives.
She now continues to do what she loves most.


Graduated from the Université de Moncton, Master of Arts in psychology in 2008. Registered psychologist since 2011 and a member of the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. She began her career as a school psychologist at the Francophone School District south, 2006-2008. She has been working at the Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Center since 2008. Worked with pediatric and obstetrics clients for several years, making assessments and interventions for a variety of problems (ADHD, autism, depression, anxiety, adaptation, bereavement, etc.). She joined the team at the hospital pain clinic in December 2017, where she is still working. She started part-time private practice in 2017, working with teenagers and adults with various issues. The therapeutic approaches and techniques she uses are: cognitive behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness therapy. Her areas of interest: adaptation to chronic pain, adjustment problems, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, emotion management, stress management, assertiveness, etc.

Véronique Cormier

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the Université de Moncton in 2016, she decided to further her studies. In 2018, Veronique received her diploma in Massage Therapy from the Collège Atlantique de Massage Thérapeutique in Dieppe, NB. Veronique has been doing volunteer work as a trainer with the Moncton Vito’s Junior B hockey team since 2015. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her dog, read and play sports.

Lise Aucoin

Lise has been working as an administrative assistant at Shediac Physiotherapy Clinic since 1991. She completed a Medical Office Administration course at Oulton’s Business College in Moncton