About Our Team

Julie Young

Julie Young

Registered Physiotherapist

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 young family.

Laura Libby

Laura Libby

Registered Physiotherapist

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.

Rick Thibodeau

Rick Thibodeau

Registered Physiotherapist

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.

Sherri Chaban

Sherri Chaban

Registered Physiotherapist

Since graduating from McMaster University with Honours in Physiotherapy, Sherri has served the communities of Meaford and Owen Sound for over 20 years. She has worked in all areas of hospital-based physiotherapy and for the past 8 years has been pursuing her interest in treating children.

Sherri is pleased to have the opportunity to share her passion for pediatrics with GBPT. Sherri has taken numerous pediatric courses and can help children with gross motor delays, neurological and genetic conditions, torticollis, plagiocephaly, and movement, coordination and balance difficulties.

Sherri strives to provide evidence-based treatments through play and fun, with the goal of supporting and empowering the child and family.

Dan Fascinato

Dan Fascinato

Registered Massage Therapist

RMT,  B.A.Kin

Maureena Boutari

Maureena Boutari

Registered Massage Therapist

RMT,  B.A.Kin

Laura Allen

Laura Allen

Canadian Certified Pedorthist

C.Ped(C)

Natalie Balliargeon

Natalie Balliargeon

Physiotherapy Assistant (PTA)

Cassie O'Leary

Administrative Assistant

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