Spa & Wellness Centre



Dr. Joanna McGowan

Dr. Joanna has been the owner and operator of Truro Chiropractic Clinic for 24 years. Beginning April 11, 2017, Dr. Joanna will be practicing both in Truro and at Strides Spa and Wellness Centre.

Her years of experience are both impressive and inspiring. Dr. Joanna helps newborns, infants, teenagers, adults and seniors using manual chiropractic manipulations, ART (active release technique), myofascial trigger point therapy, and Activator; she also recently became Webster certified.

“I first saw a chiropractor for a knee injury when I did competitive gymnastics. I knew I wanted to work in the healthcare field, and I was good at using my hands to find people’s “tight spots.” Becoming a chiropractor has allowed me to work in the realms of health rather than sickness, and I’ve been able to put my sports background to good use.

My goal is to work in an interactive office that makes you feel comfortable and is conducive to healing. I’ve tried and researched a lot of different therapies, and am quick to suggest alternatives that may help my patients and their families with a variety of health challenges. So, I am excited to be joining the Strides Wellness Team!

My family has always been very active. Soccer, rugby, tennis, beach volleyball, curling, cross country and downhill skiing are sports that we’ve participated in over the seasons. We enjoy the outdoors, especially being around water. One of my favorite things is to watch the herons fishing at dawn, having a new bird come to the birdfeeder, and walking my dog in Victoria Park.

I look forward to learning about the walking trails and sports opportunities surrounding my new residence in Wellington.

I consider myself an excellent listener, and I hope I get the opportunity to meet with you in person to discuss your specific health challenge.”


Initial Exam Plus Treatment – $100.00 (tax exempt)

Re-Evaluation – $80.00 (tax exempt)

Treatment – $60.00 (tax exempt)

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Monday-Friday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Licensed Spa and Salon


We ask that you please give 48 hours cancellation notice in advance. If no notice is given, you will be subject to a $25.00 cancellation fee.

Spa Etiquette

Please respect our ring-tone free zone.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. Relax with a refreshment in our client lounge. You may be asked to fill out a client health history questionnaire upon your first visit.

We recommend booking your appointments and packages 3-4 weeks in advance to ensure you receive the time and practitioner/technician you have requested.



MacMillan Centre
550 Hwy #2, Suite 240
Elmsdale, Nova Scotia
B2S 1A3

Phone: 902.883.8668
Fax: 902.883.7396