Berwick Physio - pt Health
- 4383 Hwy #1, RR1
Berwick, Nova Scotia B0P 1E0
Canada (902) 538-8310
- General Parking
- Hours of Operation
- Monday : 9AM-4PM
- Tuesday : 11AM-7PM
- Wednesday : 9AM-4PM
- Thursday : 10AM-7PM
- Friday : 10AM-2PM
- Saturday : Closed
- Sunday : Closed
- Languages Spoken
- English, French
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Welcome to Berwick Physio
Helping Berwick residents feel their best for over 5 years
At Berwick Physio you can expect:
- Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
- Coverage Options: Covered by WCB & most insurance plans
- Custom Treatment Plans: Customized treatment plans will help you reach your rehabilitation goals.
- Short & Long Term Relief: We focus on the root cause of your pain, not just symptoms
- Flexible Scheduling: Convenient scheduling around work and home obligations
- Prevention Strategies: We show you how to keep pain from coming back – on your own
- Experienced Clinicians: Licensed clinicians who genuinely care about reaching your goals
When you choose Berwick Physio you will find experienced staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.
Located on Hwy #1, Berwick Physio recognizes the differences in shapes, sizes, strengths and degrees of injury amongst all of our patients and designs sensible rehabilitation programs that help our patients reach their personal rehabilitation goals. Whether it is pain relief or recovery from an injury, we will provide therapy options that can help you play an active role in achieving your goals. We are a multidisciplinary clinic, by working together as a team, all clinicians are in constant communication with each other in order to ensure that each patient receives the most effective treatment possible.
We successfully treat many conditions and injuries through a variety of effective therapy options.
Early Intervention Can Help Prevent Lifelong Chronic Pain
Early intervention is critical to a speedy recovery. Research has proven that people who seek therapy early after an injury have shorter recovery periods and are 8 times less likely to develop chronic pain.*
Berwick Physio can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Berwick Physio full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.
*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.
Conditions We Treat
At Berwick Physio, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.
Personalized Treatment Plan: The First Step to Your Recovery
Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
Evaluating Your Condition
To come up with your treatment program, a therapist will gather key information about your condition. Your answers along with the results of an expert examination will guide us in creating a specific type of treatment program to effectively address your specific condition and eventually, to facilitate your healing.
Adjustments to the program are implemented based on your actual progress, or response, to the treatment until your goals are achieved. We pay close attention to your progress. You will receive verbal instruction and hands-on guidance to improve your condition.
Understanding Your Condition and Implementing Prevention Strategies
A clear understanding of your condition will not only alleviate your concerns, but can also help you understand your condition, to look for and change factors that may be causing your symptoms, and to help you learn how to avoid future problems.
Our therapists may provide tips, specific stretches, and exercises to do at work, or during activities. We recommend changes to help you do your job with less strain and less chance of injury.
As you recover, you will gradually advance in a series of strengthening exercises for the muscles surrounding the affected area which helps patients begin moving easier and lessens the chances of future pain and problems.
How Long It Takes:
Quick Treatments to Let You Work on Your Other Responsibilities
Our goal is to relieve pain and correct your injury as quickly as possible, without compromising the quality of treatments you will be receiving. We adjust our therapy programs to meet your goals.
We get you in for treatment quickly, usually within a few days, and work hard to get you back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. In fact, in some cases just a few 30-minute therapy sessions is all it takes.
Including Your Doctor:
Your Doctor Is Always Our Partner
It takes a team approach to high quality health care. That is why we never take your doctor out of the equation.
Berwick Physio provides clear and consistent reporting to your doctor. Reporting may include areas such as results achieved, detailed assessment of problem, treatment by physiotherapist, and future treatment options.
We Help You Get Well & Stay Well.
But the treatment doesn’t stop in our office. We may provide you with exercises to do at home on a regular basis to help control your symptoms and protect reoccurrence of injury in the years ahead. Although we will continue to be a resource, you will be in charge of practicing the strategies and exercises you’ve learned as part of an ongoing home program and maintain a good quality of life.
Ready to feel your best again? Schedule Your No-Obligation Appointment Today.
You’re In Good Hands At Berwick Physio
Healthcare Solutions To Get Well And Stay Well
Berwick Physio uses many therapy options to ensure an optimal approach to your care. You will experience a variety of gentle therapy solutions that can help reduce pain, strengthen, add flexibility, improve joint range, and more. Some of our services include:
- Massage Therapy
- Custom Bracing
- Ergonomic/Work Station Assessments
- Occupational Therapy
- Pediatric TX (3 yrs +)
- Sport Injury Rehabilitation
- TMJ/ TMD
- Pediatric Care (3 yrs +)
Accessible and Affordable Therapy
We take care of the paperwork so you don’t have to
Insured or not, we will work to help make your therapy accessible and affordable. Whether you require services or products as part of your treatment, we will assist you with direct billing or paperwork completion. At Berwick Physio, we accept a variety of insurance plans and payment types. We currently accept:
- Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
- Health Benefit Plan
- Work Injury Insurance
- Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
- No Obligation
Payment Methods Accepted
- VISA / Mastercard
- Personal Cheque
Important Coverage Information:
Employer Extended Health Plans / Benefits
We direct bill your extended health plan.
Many extended health benefits plans include physiotherapy coverage. Our team is happy to help you navigate your insurance plan coverage. While not necessary, we suggest contacting your plan provider to find out:
- If a doctor’s referral is required in order for treatment to be covered.
- How claims are handled, do they offer direct billing or will you have to complete and submit paperwork.
Not sure what your coverage is? Our team is happy to help. At your initial assessment, we can contact your insurance company to find the details of your coverage.
Motor Vehicle Coverage – Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC)
We direct bill your auto insurance plan.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Nova Scotia require that your claim be placed through your extended health plan first. Any remaining balances for services are then covered by your auto accident insurance plan. On your first visit, you may be asked to provide information about your extend health plan.
If you do not have an extended healthcare benefits that covers therapy, your treatments may be billed directly through your auto accident insurance company.
Workers Compensation Board (WCB)
We bill directly to WCB for you.
WCB provides physiotherapy coverage for workers injured on the job. We bill WCB directly for treatments provided, complete necessary forms, progress reports, treatment extensions and communicate with adjudicators, your workplace and other healthcare professionals involved in your treatment. Our team can help you navigate through any WCB paperwork that you may be unsure about.
Blue Cross Billing
We will bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of:
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Department of National Defense (DND)
- Canadian Forces
- Veterans Affairs
For any treatments partially covered, you will be asked to pay the difference at each visit.
Schedule your no-obligation appointment today to get well and stay well.
Berwick Physio Team Members
Our trusted clinic team members
Sarah Bird - Physiotherapist
Sarah Bird was born in Happy Valley- Goose Bay, NL, where she lived until she graduated high school in 2006.
Sarah attended 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 ptHealth 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.
Jessie Melanson - Massage Therapist
Jessie 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.
Helen Fraser - Patient Coordinator
Helen is originally from Pictou County where she graduated with Office Admin. Shortly after she moved to Oshawa, Ontario for several years before making the Annapolis Valley her home. She went to Durham College in Ontario and completed several continuing education courses in Early Childhood Education and Office Administration. She enjoys interacting with clients at pt Heath and helping them get the best care possible. In her personal time she volunteers with Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association, has participated in Relay For Life, and enjoys spending time with her family.
Charlotte Graham - Occupational Therapist
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Charlotte graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Science in 2012 from the University of Ottawa, and continued on to receive her MScOT from Queen’s University in 2015. She moved to the valley in 2016 when she joined pt Health. She is always striving to learn as much as she can from her clients as well as continue with her professional educational development. Outside of work, she enjoys travelling, hiking, skiing and attending live music events.
Thane Borden - Occupational Therapist
Born 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!
Megan Paish - Occupational Therapist
BSc. HK (Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics), MSc. OT Candidate (July 2017)
“Megan Paish graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a BSc. in Human Kinetics with distinction in 2012 and started working for ptHealth as a Kinesiologist that year. She continued to work with ptHealth in Greenwood before moving to Halifax to work for Citadel Physiotherapy in the fall of 2014. In her role as a Kinesiologist Megan saw many post-surgical patients and assisted with return-to-work planning which ultimately lead her to her passion for occupational therapy. Megan then attended Dalhousie University in the fall of 2015 for her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. During her time there she volunteered for many extra-curricular programs such as For The Health of It, and the Dalhousie Occupational Therapy Student Society. Megan has a passion for helping people return to living their lives to the fullest and enjoys being active and spending time with friends and family. She is in good standing with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists and COTNS.