Greenwood Physiotherapy - pt Health
Our Clinic Team
Jeff Cowley is a chiropractor who has recently returned home to Canada from a long stint in the United Kingdom. After earning a degree in history at the University of Alberta, he earned his doctorate of chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. He’s been practicing for more than a decade since then, mostly in Aberdeen, Scotland, specializing in treating sports and occupational injuries.
Jeff also enjoyed working at a number of multinational corporations in the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen where he introduced the use of onsite chiropractic care. He is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the European Chiropractic Union and the Institute for Ergonomics.
When he is not working he enjoys outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing and mountain biking and exploring Nova Scotia with his family and labrador.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Aralee Foote is an RMT at pt Health. She has had three years of training to become an RMT. Aralee likes being an RMT because she likes to see the progress that people make when she is treating them, and it makes her happy to hear from her patients that her work is helping them get back to normal life. Massage therapy is a great way to help people heal faster and reduce pain.
Aralee really likes working with the pt Health team because they are a lot of fun and they make you feel right at home. They are also always there for you if ever you need help, and it is a great atmosphere to work in. She hopes that everyone who comes through pt Health has a great experience and heals well.
Some of Aralee's hobbies include writing, art, and making jewelry.
Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: English
Greenwood, NS is the hometown of Laura where she continues to work and reside. She graduated from Northumberland College in 2003 and has been a member of the pt Health team since 2009. Laura has additional education in Level 1, 2 and Advanced Reiki, Advanced Trigger Point Therapy and is preparing to further her education, this summer, with Craniosacral Therapy training.
Prior to working with pt Health, Laura had experience working with Naturopathic clinics, acupuncture clinics, world class spas and pretty much everything in between. When not at work, Laura enjoys music, writing, reading and roller derby.
Heather Parker is a 'homegrown' valley girl working as a Physiotherapist and Clinical Director at Greenwood Physiotherapy for 15+ years. Heather graduated from Dalhousie University from the School of Physiotherapy in 1996. She has taken multiple continuing education courses in manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, Fit Fore Golf, vestibular rehab, arthritis.
Heather is member of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association. As a healthcare worker and clinical director, Heather strives to bring quality and accessible care to her community and surrounding areas.
Occupational TherapistSpeaks: English
Nusaiba holds a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University after graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology where she obtained certificates in disability management and intercultural communication. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational therapists and the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia, with clinical interests in return to activities of daily living and work, as well as meaningful occupation and behavioral activation.
Nusaiba is an occupational therapist who strives to implement a reflective, trauma informed, and resilience-based practice and is actively pursuing further education in functional and cognitive assessment and intervention.
Rebecca ShawSpeaks: English
Rebecca began working with pt Health after completing her Master of Social Work degree in 2021 through Waterloo University, with a focus on the connection between physical and mental health. Rebecca previously completed her Bachelor of Arts, then her Bachelor of Social Work through St. Thomas University.
Prior to joining the pt Health team, Rebecca worked with Department of Community Services (Nova Scotia) and completed practicums with Prison Fellowship Canada, SchoolsPlus, and Community Services (PEI). She has also completed training in self-regulation, trauma-informed care, and conflict management. Her focuses for counselling include loss and grief, anxiety, trauma, and change adaptation through a strengths-based and solution focused approach.
Tyla BurnettSpeaks: English