Welcome to Play On Pediatric Therapy

  • 10 Green Street, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON

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Julia Reid

Co-Founder, Athletic Therapist, Clinic Director
The Fun Stuff

Favourite sport: Julia is a former competitive swimmer, with a special knack for the butterfly.  Her current favourite activities are yoga and chasing after her four kids.  

Special skills: Julia is very “lucky” and finds four-leaf clovers wherever she goes!

Favourite pastime: Reading Sci-fi novels, cooking, being outdoors, hanging out on the boat at the beach.

The Serious Stuff

Julia Reid became a Certified Athletic Therapist over 15 years ago, after graduating from York University with a  B.Sc. in Kinesiology and Certificate in Athletic Therapy. She first worked as an Athletic Therapist and Clinic Director at a multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic in a small town north of Toronto, Ontario. She covered many different  sports and games of various levels – from high school competitions, varsity competitions at the national levels, and World level competitions. She worked with a variety of athletes (soccer, hockey, gymnastics, basketball, dodgeball, lacrosse, swimming, competitive gaming, and even ‘industrial athletes’). One of her many favourite experiences was being the dedicated athletic therapist to help a 14 year old swimmer through her training and then successful crossing of Lake Ontario. What a cool experience that was!  

Julia moved to Ottawa, and completed a Masters in Health Administration, at the Telfer School of Management at UOttawa. Following this, she worked as a Project Manager and Business Manager in hospital and corporate settings. Julia continued to maintain her athletic therapy certification and to take courses such as Athlete Brain Concussion Course, Sport First Responder certification, Kangoo Jump Fitness Instructor, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coaching, and Rhythmic Movement Therapy Level 1 & 2.  Julia always knew that one day she would return to her clinical roots, and would own a clinic. From her experience as a mom of 4, she has seen the need for more specific and specialized clinics to treat kids specifically, for various reasons (from sports injuries, to support with many other conditions). She is excited to get back to doing what she loves…treating young athletes and various clients, and encouraging them to live healthy active lifestyles – for life!