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Cove Sport Therapy is a joining of minds, hands, and professions. Natalie, an Athletic Therapist and Osteopath, and Shelly, a Physiotherapist are childhood friends who both took their careers in the health care direction. When creating Cove Sport Therapy they had a vision which would bring together the science and art of physical rehabilitation to create a peaceful environment with all the tools you need to achieve your performance goals.

Natalie and Shelly are Dartmouth Proud. They both love the community and the hometown feel that goes with it and can’t think of a more fitting location for their City of Lakes clinic than on beautiful Lake Banook in the heart of Dartmouth Nova Scotia.  

Cove Sport Therapy is committed to providing excellent, personalized, hands-on care, to the active client. Cove Sport Therapy utilizes leading research to identify and treat the cause of the problem, rather than just the symptoms, achieving lasting results that will empower our clients to reach their goals. 

In addition we also have five FANTASTIC therapists that have joined our team:
Dave Green is a Massage Therapist here at Cove, coaches a fantastic Tennis program for children in HRM, coaches baseball and works with the Halifax Hurricane basketball club. 
Local Dartmouth Physiotherapist Erica Bowie can also be found running her fitness/boot camp and training company 
Sarah Brownlow During also helps out at the hospital with Oncology patients, helping women during pregnancy and has recently completed her MAnual Lymphatic Drainage training in Austria.
Julia Mitchell was so great covering Erica's Maternity leave we had to get her back for good!  When not rowing on the lake she can also be found doing Animal Rehab with dogs!
Bobby Russell is new to Cove helping covering Erica's 2nd maternity leave. Bobby is a local Dartmouth athlete who also does Physiotherapy at the Kentville hospital. 

Be sure to ask us at Cove Sport Therapy how we can work together to help you accomplish your goals!!

Congratulations to Cove Sports Physiotherapist Erica Bowie, husband Rob and son Duke welcoming a new baby this coming July!

While on Maternity Leave awesome Physiotherapist Bobby Russell will be covering!  

Bobby Russell completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree at Dalhousie University in 2001. Bobby worked for several years as a Kinesiologist, orthopaedic bracing specialist, and fitness and sports instructor for the Canadian Forces before returning to school in 2012 to complete his Masters of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University. Since graduating in the fall of 2014, Bobby has completed level 1 and level 2 (Upper quadrant) orthopaedic courses and the AA1 Acupuncture course.

Bobby has several years of experience in prescribing exercise for those at various levels of the rehabilitation and fitness continuum. He also has experience in measuring and fitting orthopedic braces. He combines his previous experience and physiotherapy skill set to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for optimal recovery.

Clinical Approach:
Bobby believes there is great value in empowering his patients with the knowledge and the tools they need to be active participants in their own recovery. Taking a patient centered approach, he believes in collaborating to develop individualized treatment plans that combine hands-on techniques with a specific home exercise program.

Clinical Interests:
Orthopaedic Manual Therapy 
Sports Injuries
Exercise Prescription
Post-Operative Rehabilitation

Professional Associations :
Member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) 
Member of the Orthopaedic Division of CPA 
Member of the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists

Fun Facts:
In his free time Bobby enjoys playing hockey, spending time outdoors, and participating in various fitness and conditioning activities.

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Clinic Info

Clinic Hours:

Mon-Friday: 7 am - 7 pm
Saturday/ Sunday: closed
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Animal Rehabilitation :
pawsitive action pet therapy

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