Athlete Services

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Athlete Services

Mental Wellness

Dr. Daniel Chorney & Associates is an evidence-based private psychology practice located conveniently in the centre of Halifax, Nova Scotia. All of our psychologists have specialized training in providing services to children and adolescents with a variety of mental health concerns or problematic behaviours. We also provide a number of services to adults and families. 

We offer assessment and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, and adults with a focus on assessing and treating anxiety and mood disorders. Every psychologist at Chorney & Associates practices cognitive-behavioural therapy, an approach that utilizes research and evidence as its guiding principle in how mental health concerns are assessed and treated. This means you will be treated with the most current and supported approach within the mental health field, in an environment that is also respectful and aware of each individual’s specific needs and helps you move forward with what is important in your life.

Evening appointments are currently offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Weekend appointments are also available with some treatment providers. Please keep in mind these appointment times can be the most difficult to book as they are the most popular – when possible, we ask that your initial appointment be booked during regular hours and follow-ups (if required) are booked in evening times.

Telephone: (902) 444-1160
Fax: (902) 444-3210

Education Assistance


Basketball Nova Scotia has partnered with EnPoint to help our athlete transform into professionals. They will be speaking at our 2019 media day to provide more information about their services. EnPoint offers mentorship programs to engage athletes and alumni to find a career that suits them once they are done playing basketball. They also encourage athletes to start thinking about their careers early, so they are set-up for success when the time comes. 

Find more information on their services here:


Drew Stratton is a Physiotherapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach who uses a human movement based approach to health and performance. With advanced courses in movement screening and assessment, Drew looks at whole movement patterns to help people improve strength, balance, and agility, and to recover from injury.
For over a decade, Drew has worked as an Exercise Physiologist/Strength and Conditioning Coach with youth, varsity, professional and elite athletes. Drew has a passion for helping individuals reach their optimal health, and believes physiotherapy is not only a tool for rehabilitation and recovery, but also an important regular practice for injury prevention and overall health.
He grew up playing in the New Brunswick provincial basketball system and was selected to the Nike All Canada Camp in 2003 (top 100 high school players across the country). As a former university (5 years at Dalhousie) and professional basketball player (Australia/Canada), and current basketball coach, Drew knows first hand the dedication it takes to perform at a high level and the hardships of overcoming an injury to return to play. 

MSc Physiotherapy
Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA)


KidSport is a national children’s program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. Managed and operated in Nova Scotia by Sport Nova Scotia since 1994, KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 24,000 children totalling over $5.5 Million. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for athletes facing financial barriers for sport registration and/or equipment. In 2016 KidSport™ Nova Scotia allocated over $575,000 to more than 2,000 children from Sydney to Yarmouth. One-third of Canadian parents with children under the age of 18 have been unable to register their children in organized sports due to expenses. 32% of children in Nova Scotia between two and 17 years of age are either overweight or obese. The national average is 26%. Over 16,000 Nova Scotian children live in families receiving income assistance.

Colin Gillis
KidSport Coordinator
5516 Spring Garden Road, 4th Floor
Halifax, NS  B3J 1G6
P: 902-425-5450 x 350
F: 902-425-5606
Facebook: @kidsportnovascotia
Twitter: @KidSport_NS

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