Bluenose Physiotherapy is a physiotherapist owned clinic in downtown Halifax. All members of the public have direct access to Physiotherapy services. If you have a private Health Insurance Plan, please check with your provider to see if you require a Doctor's referral to receive coverage.

Physiotherapist Bios


Maura Connolly-Wieczorek

Maura Connolly-Wieczorek is a physiotherapist and owner of Bluenose Physiotherapy in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maura grew up in Halifax, NS where she graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Maura continued her studies in London, ON at the University of Western Ontario where she completed the Master of Physiotherapy program. Following graduation, Maura began her career as a physiotherapist in London at a busy orthopedic clinic where she treated a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Maura continues to take courses to further develop her manual therapy skills.

Maura has always been a strong advocate for health promotion and has always been involved in athletics in the community. Maura has a special interest in both the prevention and treatment of running related injuries and has taken post-graduate courses specific to running injuries. Maura and her husband Greg enjoy training for and competing in marathons.




Julie Battistin

Originally from Ottawa, Julie earned her Bachelors of Science from Bishop's University, and her Masters of Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University. Her clinical experiences have provided her with a wide variety of knowledge treating different types of patients and injuries. She has worked with children, adults, seniors and athletes. As a result, she has had the opportunity to treat a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including pre and post-surgery rehab, various musculoskeletal injuries, running injuries, and individuals with head injuries.

Julie loves acquiring new skills and knowledge and is currently pursuing post-graduate courses in Advanced Manual Therapy. She is passionate about physiotherapy and a strong advocate of a hands-on approach. Julie believes that providing her patients with a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes manual therapy, personalized exercise prescription and education is the most effective strategy for recovery. When Julie is not in the clinic, she enjoys running, skiing, hiking and exploring her new home on the east coast!