Co-Owner South End Physiotherapy
Barbara (Morris) Morrison is from Halifax. She was educated at Dalhousie University graduating with Honours in Physiotherapy in 1984. She spent the next several years enjoying cycling, hiking and skiing while working in Revelstoke, British Columbia as a staff physiotherapist at the Queen Victoria Hospital. She was department head for her final three years there. Marriage and family drew her back to Nova Scotia.
While out West, Barbara took advantage of excellent post-graduate educational opportunities at the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. She pursued her interests in manual therapy and sport medicine. She has since obtained certification in Acupuncture, Muscle Energy, McKenzie Back technique and numerous other courses.
Barbara has been involved in the physiotherapy community for many years. She sat on the executive of the Nova Scotia Orthopaedic Division, volunteered for a number of local varsity teams and became deeply involved in many major sporting events. She was on the Medical Committee for the World Junior Hockey Championships, medical team member Women’s World Hockey Championships, for World Figure Skating, World Junior Canoe, The Brier, The Scott Tournament of Hearts and the 2011 Canada Games.
She has assisted at a number of clinical symposia, at the regional and national level as both an organizer and a speaker. As well, with a background in classical piano she has interest in working with musicians. She has lectured with the Registered Music Teachers' Association on repetitive injury. Barbara enjoys working with clients of all ages. Her practice at South End Physiotherapy and the Sport Medicine Clinic has allowed her to gain expertise in all areas of the musculoskeletal system, with particular emphasis on upper extremity, knee, and spinal problems.
Barbara has three children who are active athletes, leading to her participation with several local clubs and teams, including CITY soccer, Waegwoltic Waves Swim Team, a number of high schools, particularly Citadel High School. She currently sits on the executive of the Osprey Basketball Club. She maintains an active lifestyle as a runner and swimmer.