About Our Team
PT, MSc(PT), BHKn, CAFCI, MCPA
Julie graduated from McMaster University in 2002 with Honors in Kinesiology and then graduated from McMaster in 2004 with a Masters in Physiotherapy. She worked in both Owen Sound and Collingwood before she opened up Georgian Bay Physiotherapy Inc. in her home town of Meaford. She has taken many advanced courses in manual therapy and is certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.
Julie enjoys an active and outdoor lifestyle including: racing in triathlons, water skiing, hiking, camping and both snowshoeing and downhill skiing in the winter. In addition to staying active, her free time is spent with her husband, two children and dog Oscar and kitty Simba.
Laura Libby BscPT, Dip Sports Phys., MCPA
Laura Libby graduated from Western University with her Bachelor Science in Physiotherapy in 1990. She has worked in private practise for the past 27 years with a focus on orthopaedics and sports injuries. She attained her Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 2001 through Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Laura has also completed all five levels of the CPA Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy program, and obtained her Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Therapy Certificate in 2005. Laura continues to pursue ongoing postgraduate education to ensure quality of care based on up to date research and clinical practice guidelines for her patients. Most recently, she has done numerous concussion courses, advanced vestibular rehab and IMS Gunn acupuncture. She uses a bio-mechanical approach to assessment and treatment with a focus on manual therapy, education and exercise.
Special interest – concussion and vestibular rehab for all ages and she is passionate about treating sports injuries in all populations from the weekend warrior to the elite. She has particular expertise and experience working with the rugby population as she worked with the local club for 20 years as well as Rugby Canada.
In her younger days she was a competitive gymnast and continued to compete through university. She is an avid skier and biker.
PT. MSc(PT), BKin.Rick is a bonafide east coaster who started his healthcare journey at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. Rick completed his Bachelor of Science in Kinesology with heavy interests in exercise physiology and biomechanics. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, Rick accepted an offer from the University of Western Ontario in London to do his Masters in Physical Therapy. Graduating in 2009, he went back out east for 4 years to work, but felt the call back out to Ontario in 2013, where he came to live in Owen Sound.
Rick has special interests in manual and manipulative therapy, has courses in the Mackenzie method and Mulligan concepts, advanced training in concussion management, as well as acupuncture through the AFCI.
In his off time, Rick runs a successful local Tae Kwon Do club and is a first degree black belt, winning gold and silver in fighting and patterns in competitions held throughout the GTA. Rick also has been on stage twice as competitive bodybuilder. And would you believe Rick also plays the bagpipes? Combined with a busy family of his wife and three boys, it’s clear that Rick fits into the wonderful energy that Georgian Bay Physiotherapy brings to its’ community and surrounding area.
Registered Physiotherapist Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist MScPT, BAScKIN.
Rose graduated from the University of Toronto, where she obtained a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy after completing a Bachelors of Applied Science in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber. She had a particular interest in becoming a physiotherapist from a young age when she was a competitive gymnast and dancer.
Her career began in the big city, working at both a busy outpatient clinic and St. Michael’s Hospital in orthopaedics. Recently, she has made the move to Meaford to enjoy the Georgian Bay lifestyle!
Through her clinical experience, Rose has had the opportunity to treat a variety of musculoskeletal/neurological conditions and is a practicing Women’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. She utilizes a treatment approach that combines manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture/modalities and education to help patients recover from injury and meet their goals.
Rose is passionate about continuing education and has completed courses in Acupuncture, Women’s Pelvic Health, Soft Tissue Release, K-Taping and multiple levels within the CPA Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy program.
Outside of the clinic, Rose looks forward to hikes and lookouts in the Georgian Bay area and is guilty of watching mindless reality TV with a glass of wine.
Registered Massage Therapist
Registered Massage Therapist
Canadian Certified Pedorthist