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Julia Mitchell


Originally from Dartmouth, NS, Julia graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy in 2008, after completing an Honours degree in Human Kinetics from St. Francis Xavier University in 2006.

Julia has been working in private practice in Nova Scotia for the past seven years, and is excited to be joining the Cove Sport Therapy team. She has provided on-field coverage for a variety of local and national sporting events, and enjoys treating both competitive athletes and the weekend warriors.

Julia’s treatment philosophy includes finding and treating the underlying cause of an injury, as well as addressing the presenting symptoms. Emphasis is placed on future injury prevention to help people continue leading their active lifestyles for as long as possible.

Julia has training in acupuncture and dry needling, running injury prevention, concussion and post-concussion testing and treatment, sports rehabilitation and more. She has also created courses for the equestrian athlete, with a focus on dressage.

Post-graduate courses that Julia has completed include:

  • New Trends in the Prevention of Running Injuries – The Running Clinic
  • Acupuncture AA1 and AA2 (AFCI)
  • Integrated Dry Needling Certification (SMART Seminars)
  • Post-graduate training in concussion and post-concussion assessment and treatment
  • Level 2 Upper and Lower Quadrant Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Kinesio Taping  – Fundamentals (KT1) and Advanced (KT2)
  • Building the Ultimate Back: from Prevention and Rehabilitation to Performance
  • Manual Therapy specialization in Mulligan Concept – Lower Quadrant
  • Sport Physiotherapy Certificate Candidate
  • Gait Analysis & Custom Orthotic Therapy
  • Shirley Sahrmann Level I: Introduction to Concepts and Application Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairment Syndromes
  • APTEI: Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvic Complex, Advanced Physical Therapy Lumbo-pelvic Complex, The Hip Joint Complex, The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), The Shoulder Complex


Julia promotes and maintains an active lifestyle, and can often be found playing Ultimate Frisbee, hiking with her dog, or rowing on Lake Banook. She also has an interest in using her rehab knowledge to help animals, and volunteers her time treating Hope for Wildlife animals, as well as treating dogs through her K9 Kinetics business.

Clinic Info

Clinic Hours:

Mon-Friday: 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday/ Sunday: closed
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