Meet the Staff of Citadel Physiotherapy

Daniela Rubinger, BScPT, Registered Physiotherapist

Daniela Rubinger is a 1988 graduate of Dalhousie School of Physiotherapy. Following several years at Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre, she began private practice at Halifax’s Physioclinic Dalplex in 1991. From 1991 to 2005, Daniela managed the clinic and was highly involved in the treatment of athletes on the professional and varsity levels. She has provided services to many sporting events and was the chief therapist for the 1998 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, as well as 2004’s Women’s World Hockey Championships.


Throughout her career, Daniela has taken on many post-secondary courses in acupuncture, manual therapy, sports therapy, taping, and muscular imbalances. In 2005, she opened Citadel Physiotherapy. Working closely with Dr. Mark Glazebrook, Daniela treats inoperable Achilles ruptures. She has also studied the effects of exercise in patients with early signs of dementia alongside Dr. Ken Rockwood.


Daniela currently lives in Halifax with her husband and two children. While not in the office, she enjoys soccer, skiing, mountain biking, and rooting for her children’s sports teams.

Leigh Hepditch, MScPT, BScK, Registered Physiotherapist

Leigh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1999 from Dalhousie University. She then worked and travelled abroad in Australia and the United States before returning to school at the University of Alberta to complete a Master of Science in Physiotherapy. Once completing her degree in 2005, she returned to the East Coast to begin her career and has been working in a private practice setting since that time. She has taken numerous courses in manual therapy and completed an Intermediate Diploma in Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2010 and an Advanced Diploma in 2012. She is registered as a Fellow with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). CAMPT-Certified ™ physiotherapists offer clinical expertise from advanced training to help our patients get better, recover faster and stay healthier. 


In addition, Leigh has completed post-graduate courses in acupuncture, muscle imbalance, taping, and functional dry needling. She uses a hands-on approach to her treatment but also takes the time to ensure her patients are educated and provided with appropriate therapeutic exercise. She has treated a wide population of patients ranging in age and activity level.


In her time away from the clinic, Leigh enjoys travelling, running and Pilates.

Sushu Parab, BScBio, B.Ed., BScKin, BScPT, MScKin, Registered Physiotherapist

Sushu Parab started her career in her hometown of St. John's, Newfoundland. There she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Education Degree. She then continued her education at Dalhousie University, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, her Masters of Science in Kinesiology and her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, graduating as a Physiotherapist in 1997.


Since graduating, she has worked in hospitals, sports facilities and private practice. She has completed post-secondary courses in upper and lower extremity, disability management and Acupuncture along with numerous other courses.


Throughout her career, Sushu has focused on the importance of posture and improvements regarding function, both at work and home. She has worked with all populations especially the elderly.


Sushu's dedication to her clients leads her to continue her education through constant research of articles, treatment techniques and training to advance her skills as a Clinician.

Georgia Schurman, BA, Registered Massage Therapist

Georgia Schurman, BA/RMT is a graduate of the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. She is the recipient of the Highest Academic Achievement Award from CCMH and the ‘Wholistic Therapist Award’ from the Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners’ Association of the Maritimes. She also holds a BA with honours from Saint-Mary’s University. Through her studies, Georgia developed a passion for learning about the body and how it functions, and she is constantly learning new tools to better treat her clients. She believes that the body is always attempting to intuitively move towards health, and it is her role to aid in facilitating this process.


Outside of treating people, she is happiest being by the ocean, reading, biking around town and spending time with people she loves.


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