Cowie Hill Physiotherapy - pt Health
In response to COVID-19, pt Health is doing its part to help protect patients and our teams by modifying the delivery of services at our clinic. We remain open in select communities across Canada to treat patients requiring urgent care and to provide virtual care options.
For clinics that are providing in-person services, we have put in place active measures including enhanced hygiene practices, social distancing and pre-screening before anyone enters the clinic as per the Public Health Agency of Canada and continue to monitor federal and provincial colleges, to ensure our policies are aligned.
If you are feeling ill, have traveled outside of Canada in the past 14 days, or have come in contact with someone who is suspected to have COVID-19, please reach out to your local public health agency. If you need to reschedule an existing booking, please contact us by calling: 1 (888) 707-4410
We will keep you up to date with any related changes at pt Health that may affect you. If you have any questions regarding your appointment or your future treatment, please contact us at: 1 (888) 707-4410
In good health,
"A great help for me in recovering from my knee surgery, and the staff at reception are very friendly. I would definitely recommend this physio clinic."
"This whole group really cares about their patients. They listen, heal and most importantly, know you as an individual. It truly does make all the difference!"
Our Clinic Team
Physiotherapy Support PersonnelSpeaks: EnglishNagi was born and raised in Egypt, moving to Canada in 2009, he did the international baccalaureate program in high school and graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in 2016. Nagi is fluent in English, Arabic, French and Spanish, and he enjoys reading, travelling and sleeping. He also enjoys playing sports such as soccer, football, table tennis and working out. Nagi is a strong believer in the role of exercise in the rehabilitation of various injuries. He is also certified in levels 1 and 2 in kinesio-taping. Nagi plans on furthering his education in a field relevant to healthcare.
Physiotherapist - MSc PT, BSc Kin (Honors)Speaks: EnglishOriginally from Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Sarah completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology Co-operative (Honors) in 2015 in St. John’s, NL at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Sarah then moved to Halifax to complete her Master of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. As a new graduate of the 2017 Physiotherapy class Sarah is excited and eager to begin her career as a physiotherapist with the PT Health teams at both Cowie Hill Physiotherapy and Forest Hills Physiotherapy. Sarah is passionate about healthy ageing and has a special interest in working and completing further courses in geriatrics, falls prevention, movement impairments and animal rehab. When not studying Sarah enjoys skiing, volleyball, hiking, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs Mya and Molson.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: EnglishRebecca 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: EnglishHolly graduated with honours from ICT Northumberland College with a diploma in the field of Massage Therapy. During her schooling, she took courses on Myofascial Release, Suikodo, and Reflexology. In treatments, she integrates this knowledge with Swedish Massage, as well as using trigger-point release therapy, stretching & strengthening, joint mobilizations, and deep tissue massage to provide an effective treatment plan for each client. Holly enjoys inspiring her client’s self-care through education of how their body works, and providing helpful instruction for home care exercises. Holly believes that everyone can benefit from massage, and is adaptable to be able to meet each client where they are, providing the opportunity for open communication to find the best route of wellness for every situation.
PhysiotherapistSpeaks: English, SlovakGeorge 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 involved 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. George has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishLori-Lynn Hill is a Registered Massage Therapist and is 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.
Kimberley MacPherson McBride
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishKim has spent many years working in customer service and health care. After returning to school in 2011, Kim obtained her Medical Office Administration Diploma, with honours. Since September 2012, Kim has enjoyed being a part of the ptHealth team/family. Working with informative providers, who care about others wellbeing, has motived her in living a healthier life style. Growing up on the out skirts of Halifax, fueled Kim’s love for the ocean and outdoors. Many of her interests include music, writing, camping and ATVing. When not at work you will see Kim with her children and family.
PsychologistSpeaks: EnglishVanessa 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).