Cowie Hill Physiotherapy - pt Health
Our Clinic Team
Ryan GeorgeSpeaks: English
Ryan is a passionate and energetic Occupational Therapist who strives to maximize individual’s full potential through use of evidence-based practice and holistic treatment approaches. Ryan believes that using the latest in clinical knowledge and letting clients feel empowered in their own health will provide the best possible outcomes to reach their dreams/goals and participate in what is meaningful for them.
Prior moving to Halifax to become an occupational therapist, he was highly experienced in office ergonomic assessments/education to ensure joint health and prevent work-related musculoskeletal injuries through his exercise science background. Ryan’s other clinical interests include upper extremity rehabilitation, durable medical equipment prescription, return-to-work and chronic pain management.
Ryan holds a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree with honors and co-operate experience from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Ryan is also certified in a variety of continuing education courses including hand therapy and telehealth services and continues to make gains in his professional development. When Ryan is not working, you can find him in the pool, going to spin classes and hiking throughout Nova Scotia.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English
Rebecca graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dalhousie University in 2007. She took a few years off to work before returning to school to complete her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2012. After graduation, Rebecca moved to rural Newfoundland to work for a few months before joining the pt Health team in October 2012.
Rebecca is excited to be back home completing Job Site Analysis, Job Site visits, Ergonomic Assessments, functional testing, return to work planning, and wheelchair assessments for pt Health. Although she enjoys all aspects of her job, Rebecca’s main area of interest is seniors’ health and wellness.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Lori-Lynn Hill is a Registered Massage Therapist and an honours graduate of the 2200-hour Massage Therapy program at The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Nova Scotia and has been practicing massage therapy since 2004. She specializes in therapeutic massage therapy that includes techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques, pregnancy massage and Remedial exercise. Additional courses have been taken to expand her scope of deep systemic tissue therapy.
She is a passionate and devoted practitioner who will strive to see positivity gained both physically and mentally by her clients and in all aspects of her profession and as a result has an extensive following of clientele. Lori-Lynn Hill has worked and served this community in which she was raised since graduating and feels honored and proud to continue to be a part of it.
George is a 2006 graduate from Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy. His treatment approach is a combination of manual therapy, exercise prescription and education, ensuring that his patients are active participants in their own rehabilitation. George continues to enhance his clinical skills through post graduate courses in manual therapy, low back disorders, movement impairments, acupuncture, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.
Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, running and playing the piano.
Vanessa is from Windsor, Ontario. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with Thesis, with Distinction. Upon completing this degree, she moved to Nova Scotia to complete her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Acadia University and graduated in 2010. She completed her practicum in clinical assessment and internship in psychotherapy at Annapolis Valley Health (AVH) Adult Community Mental Health Services in Kentville, NS. Vanessa provides psychotherapy for adults for a wide variety of issues (e.g., anxiety, mood disorders, assertiveness, personal growth, etc.). She specializes in treating clients who have been injured, have chronic pain, or have other significant health problems. She has also expanded her knowledge base to include training in trauma-based therapy such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Fred is an enthusiastic and approachable physiotherapist who strives to empower patients to take a leading role in their healthcare. In Fred's practice, he treats a variety of patients including post-op patients, paediatrics, and current or former athletes. Using the latest in clinical knowledge, Fred works to provide the highest-quality care for his patients to ease pain, improve quality of life, and get the best possible outcomes.
Fred's clinical interest include whiplash management, knee and ankle injuries, and healthy ageing. Fred holds a Master's degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, a Master's of Science in Exercise Sport Science degree from UNB Fredericton, and a Bachelor of Science from UNB Fredericton.
When not working as a physiotherapist, you will often find Fred hiking a trail or paddling across one of the many lakes around Nova Scotia with his wife and their canoe, Lewis.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Holly graduated from ICT Northumberland College, with honours, in 2014. After trying out a few different settings she accepted a job with pt Health and has been working with the company ever since. During her time here she has been exposed to many clinical conditions including, but not limited to, whiplash, arthritis, TMJ dysfunction, rotator cuff injuries, sprains, strains, fractures, migraines and chronic pain.
She particularly likes working with clients who have chronic pain as this is something she is familiar with herself. She is skilled at creating treatment plans tailored to individual needs. They may include general Swedish massage techniques, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, deep tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, stretching and strengthening, to name a few.
When Holly is not working she enjoys taking time to get out in nature, cooking and photography.