Welcome to Tidewater Physiotherapy Clinic

“At Tidewater, YOU are our center of attention and helping you heal, become pain-free, get strong, and mobile…that’s our mission” – JoAnn Thompson Franklin, BScPT, CAFCI
Clinical Director and Owner

Since 1999, Tidewater has grown from a modest home business to a 24,000 square foot, multidisciplinary physiotherapy clinic designed with you in mind. Located on picturesque farm land just east of Riverview, New Brunswick, we offer a bright, clean atmosphere for you to relax and recover in.

Since 1999, Tidewater has grown from a modest home business to a 24,000 square foot, multidisciplinary physiotherapy clinic designed with you in mind. Located on picturesque farm land just east of Riverview, New Brunswick, we offer a bright, clean atmosphere for you to relax and recover in.

Located just outside Moncton on a gorgeous horse pasture, Tidewater provides a bright, airy and relaxing atmosphere. On your first visit, you’ll be greeted by one of our specialists who work with you on an individualized plan best suited to suited to your specific goals and requirements. We know that the road to recovery and well-being isn’t an easy one, and promise to be with you every step of the way ensuring your absolute satisfaction and relief.

So if you’re seeking an idyllic environment, qualified health and wellness professionals and exceptional personalized services, please look no further. Contact us with any questions or to book your appointment today.


Meet our incredible team!

JoAnn Thompson Franklin | Physiotherapist & Owner

JoAnn has been practicing physiotherapy in the Greater Moncton area for more than 30 years. After graduating from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, she worked in both hospitals and private clinics before establishing Tidewater Physiotherapy as a home business in 1999. In 2007, she expanded her practice by opening the doors of our current facility. Along with additional training in craniosacral therapy, custom orthotics acupuncture, and hippotherapy, JoAnn has a special interest in women’s health and treating urinary incontinence. She also helped found Cavalier Riding Club, a local therapeutic riding program for disabled children and adults.

Alana Mallett | Physiotherapist

Alana completed her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Brunswick Saint John (Biology Psychology) in 2013 and her Master of Science degree of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University in 2017. During her physiotherapy degree Alana gained valuable experience treating orthopedic injuries in a private setting, neurorehabilitation, geriatrics and pediatrics orthopedics.

Alana joined Tidewater Physiotherapy in 2017 and has enjoyed treating various orthopaedic conditions of various age groups. She believes in using a team approach while working with a patient to help them achieve their goals. Her treatment methods include manual therapy, education, and an exercise program specific to the patient’s individual needs.

Alana is dedicated to her profession and believes post graduate courses are a necessity to ensure her patients receive the best treatment. She has completed additional post graduate courses in acupuncture, taping, movement impairment, and an advanced course in the assessment and treatment of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

In her spare time, Alana has a passion for sports. She has played on several competitive soccer teams including university soccer. She continues to stay active while playing soccer and has recently started running.


Jennifer Grant | Registered Massage Therapist

Jennifer graduated from Eastern College in 2012 and joined the Tidewater team in April 2016. She offers therapeutic massages, deep tissue massages, pregnancy massages, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) treatment, sports massages and chair massages. Jennifer has three children, and when she’s not working can usually be found at one of their sports events or school activities. She loves helping others and is a regular blood donor.

Lorelie Knowlton | Registered Massage Therapist

After graduating from ICT School Moncton campus in 2013, Laura spent her first year practising in a spa setting before transitioning to a clinical atmosphere.  Her unique background allows her to meet her clients’ needs through a blend of relaxation and therapeutic massage, and she strongly advocates strong communication between therapist and client. Her areas of study include but are not limited to Swedish and deep tissue massage, repetitive motion injury rehabilitation, cupping, reflexology, migraine relief and prevention, pregnancy, myofascial and trigger point release and Indian scalp massage.

Denise Porter  | Physiotherapist

Denise completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinisiology degree from UNB in 2016. From there, she went on to Dalhousie Univeristy and recently graduated with a Masters of Science in Physiotherapy. Throughout her studies, Denise has gained experience in both public and private settings, working with a variety of orthopedic and neurologic conditions. She believes in helping patients improve through mutual goal setting, manual therapy, exercise and education. Denise is dedicated to continual learning to help progress her skills and provide the best patient care.

Sandi Crooks | Foot Care Nurse-

Who Needs Nursing Foot Care? Foot health is an integral component of overall vitality and well-being. Nursing foot care is helpful to all people who require foot care services and who are otherwise unable to provide themselves with adequate self-care. Anyone with a health concern or foot-related health issue can benefit from seeking nursing foot care. According to the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses, many foot care patients share these common health conditions:

  • Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Wounds

Certified foot care nurses have received vigorous training in the following practices:

  • Callus and corn removal
  • Nail trimming and filing (to help prevent ingrown toenails) for patients who are unable to perform this task themselves. For instance, in cases of nerve damage, arthritis, etc.
  • Full professional assessment of the patient’s foot condition
  • Identification of potential foot health problems and appropriate care to prevent infection.


1551 Hillsborough Road Route 114,
Riverview - Lower Coverdale, N.B.
E1J 1G9




Fax: 506-387-7443

Our Hours

Monday, Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

8:00 am - 7:00 pm