Berwick Physio - pt Health
"Excellent caring staff, professional at all times. They are very accommodating and concerned with your needs. My Physiotherapist is exceptional and extremely knowledgeable at diagnosing and providing treatment at the highest level and has me well on my way to a full recovery! I wouldn't consider going anywhere else! Thanks everyone! "
"I went into PT Health hurting so badly from a workplace incident. After five quick visits with physio and massage I was able to stand straight. The receptionist worked with me to arrange appointments to correspond with my crazy schedule to make it happen effortlessly. Building is spotlessly clean with a great atmosphere. Feeling great thanks to you all. "
Our Clinic Team
Physiotherapist - BScKin, MScPTSpeaks: EnglishSarah Bird was born in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, NL, where she lived until she graduated high school in 2006. Sarah attended the University of New Brunswick from 2006 until 2010, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. After graduating from UNB, Sarah was accepted into the Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University. After receiving her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy, Sarah began working in the public health care system working in areas of Cardio-Respiratory, Medicine and Surgery, Cancer care and Orthopedics, including Intensive Care and Intermediate Care. Sarah joined the pt Health team in 2015 doing outpatient orthopedics. She hopes to expand her outpatient care knowledge to include Acupuncture and to improve her skills in exercise prescription. Sarah has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.
Massage Therapist - RMTSpeaks: English, FrenchJessie Melanson Is a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and a graduate from International Complimentary Therapy School. It has always been Jessie’s passion to help others in the community. Now an RMT, she strives to eliminate pain and give her clients improved daily function. Whether you are looking for deep tissue or relaxation Jessie can customize a plan that is suited just for your needs.
Physiotherapist - BKin., MSc.PT-ResidentSpeaks: EnglishCalvin is a passionate and motivated therapist who believes that movement is the key to living a healthy and successful life. Through empowering the patient to understand proper movement, Calvin believes patients can learn the tools to not only treat their injuries, but can decrease the chances of them happening again. Calvin treats any patients who are motivated to rehabilitate their injuries and focuses on teaching the patient to take control of their injury. Calvin’s interests include prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, hip, knee and ankle biomechanics and using exercise as medicine. Calvin graduated from Dalhousie University with a Masters in Science- Physiotherapy and also holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from Acadia University. Throughout Calvin’s post secondary experience, he has provided athletic trainer coverage for many sporting teams and organizations in Nova Scotia such as: Acadia Men’s Basketball, UKC Women’s Volleyball and Soccer Nova Scotia.
Massage Therapist - Registered Massage TherapistSpeaks: EnglishHannah is an enthusiastic advocate for the effectiveness and positive benefits massage therapy can have on a patient's life. In her practice, Hannah uses a variety of massage therapy techniques, tailoring her approach to each patient's unique needs.
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishHelen is originally from Pictou County where she graduated with Office Administration, before making the Annapolis Valley her home. She enjoys interacting with clients at pt Health and helping them get the best care possible. In her personal time, she is associated with the Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association as a board member and enjoys spending time with her family.
- Registered Counselling Therapist, Masters of Counselling PsychologySpeaks: English, Urdu, Arabic, PersianMaryam earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s University and a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. Maryam is a Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate that works with young adults, adults, couples and families who are struggling with addiction, mental health concerns including behavioural issues, grief, anxiety and stress. Maryam incorporates a trauma-informed approach to establish supportive and therapeutic rapport with young adults and adults. She believes in personal development, meaning-making, and a sense of purpose and bases her strategies on personalized needs. Maryam provides a safe space in which to explore issues, develop practical strategies, and attain viable solutions. She incorporates a goal oriented strategy within her therapy so that lasting change can be achieved.
Occupational Therapist - MSc(OT), BKinSpeaks: EnglishBorn and raised in the Annapolis Valley, Thane graduated from Acadia University’s Bachelors of Kinesiology program in 2013, and then continued on to complete his Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) degree from Dalhousie University in 2017. Thane has a strong interest in working with individuals who have had a concussion, as well as continuing to develop as a clinician by pursuing continued education opportunities to serve you better! Beyond work, Thane enjoys spending time hiking with his wife and two dogs, and playing soccer and basketball!
Patient CoordinatorSpeaks: EnglishCaitlyn has lived in the Annapolis Valley all her life. She graduated from NSCC in 2018 after taking the Medical Office Administration course. Caitlyn strives to give all patients a comfortable and welcoming visit by providing great client service. She looks forward to building new relationships with coworkers and clients here at Berwick pt Health. In her free time she enjoys taking day trips to the beach, watching movies and cuddling with her furbabies.
"I have been to PT Health in Berwick a few times for a couple different reasons, the friendly and knowledgeable staff make me feel comfort and ease every time I go. Everyone that I have had the pleasure of meeting has made me feel like I am cared about, and not just "another client'. Truly a pleasure. Would and have recommended pt Health to others."
"The physiotherapist here is definitely the best physio I've ever seen. She worked with me and helped me heal, and didn't just use her fancy machines. The staff are all friendly and when you walk in you are greeted with a warm wooden interior that helps you relax! Definitely coming back at least for a massage if I don't injure myself again! Fingers crossed!"