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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 6C6
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Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services - pt Health

Services: Physiotherapy, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture View All Services
Address: 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Box 16 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 6C6 CA View Full Map
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Clinic Overview

Hours of Operation

Monday:07:00 AM-09:00 PM
Tuesday:07:00 AM-09:00 PM
Wednesday:07:00 AM-09:00 PM
Thursday:07:00 AM-09:00 PM
Friday:07:00 AM-09:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

Coverage Options

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Health Benefit Plan
  • Work Injury Insurance
  • Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
  • No Obligation

Languages Spoken

English, French

Parking

  • General Parking

Our Services

Our services are covered by most extended health insurance companies. Not sure if you're covered? No problem. We can help you find out. Just call us at (902) 701-8376
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Physiotherapy
Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.
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Chiropractic Care
Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment & preventive care for spine, pelvis, nervous system & joints. Find relief from back/neck pain, headaches, arthritis.
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Massage Therapy
Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.
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Acupuncture
Acupuncture therapy has shown to be an effective treatment for pain (acute and chronic), sciatica, arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, abdominal problems.
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Custom Bracing
Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.
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FAE
FAE is used to determine an employee’s functional abilities and physical fitness before returning to work post injury. FAE compares current performance levels to the daily demands of the job.
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Neurological Rehabilitation
Neuro rehab uses specific therapeutic exercises to improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular function and mood following life altering injuries like spinal injury or brain damage.
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Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.
Orthotics (gait scan equipped)
Orthotics correct poor foot biomechanics by supporting the foot, bones & joints, correcting dysfunction, improving strength, relieving lower back pain.
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Children's Physiotherapy
Tailored to the unique physiology of children and their changing bodies. Pediatric or Children’s physiotherapy is customized and dedicated care for children 3 years and above.
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Pool Therapy / Pool Program
Personalized treatment plans use the support and resistance of water for safe rehabilitation. Increase mobility and function and return to activities faster with aquatic based therapy
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Psychology
The application of psychology support to help you set expectations, overcome emotional barriers to success, and improve your daily functioning.
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TMJ/ TMD
Get relief from jaw pain, clicking, restriction, and locking. TMJ physiotherapy aims to reduce swelling, muscle spasms, and pain while restoring function and addressing underlying causes.

Learn more about our services here.

Welcome to Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services – pt Health

Helping Dartmouth residents feel their best.


At Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services you can expect:

  • Results: Proven, one-to-one, evidence-based therapy
  • Coverage Options: Covered by 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 Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services you will find experienced Acupuncture, Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy staff who work together to ensure optimal care for your painful injury.

Located on Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services 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.*

Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services can help you feel your best. Schedule your appointment today using the form, or give us a call and put Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services the full spectrum of advanced rehabilitation services to work for you.

*Study by the Department of Occupational Medicine at the Orebro Medical Centre.

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Services

Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services 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:
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Physiotherapy

Custom physiotherapy treatment plans include therapies such as exercise, manipulation, stretching, soft tissue massage, ultrasound electrotherapy or acupuncture.
photograph of a chiroprator performing traction on a female patient

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors provide diagnosis, treatment & preventive care for spine, pelvis, nervous system & joints. Find relief from back/neck pain, headaches, arthritis.
photograph of a massage therapist performing deep tissue massage therapy

Massage Therapy

Help reduce pain, improve motion & health with a variety of massage techniques including relaxation, therapeutic, sports injury, deep tissue & trigger point.
photograph of a physiotherapist performing dry needing acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture therapy has shown to be an effective treatment for pain (acute and chronic), sciatica, arthritis, headaches, digestive problems, abdominal problems.
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Custom Bracing

Professionally fit, or custom braces support uneven & unstable joints working to align joints, increase movement & remove instability.
photograph of an occupational therapist performing a functional abilities evaluation

FAE

FAE is used to determine an employee’s functional abilities and physical fitness before returning to work post injury. FAE compares current performance levels to the daily demands of the job.
photograph of a physiotherapist helping a woman walk again as part of neurological rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

Neuro rehab uses specific therapeutic exercises to improve balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular function and mood following life altering injuries like spinal injury or brain damage.
photograph of an occupational therapist performing therapy on seniors to help prevent muscle loss

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on psycho-social, community & environmental factors that influence function, aiding people so that they can participate in daily tasks.

Orthotics (gait scan equipped)

Orthotics correct poor foot biomechanics by supporting the foot, bones & joints, correcting dysfunction, improving strength, relieving lower back pain.
photograph of a child doing strengthening exercises as part of children's physiotherapy

Children's Physiotherapy

Tailored to the unique physiology of children and their changing bodies. Pediatric or Children’s physiotherapy is customized and dedicated care for children 3 years and above.
photograph of a physiotherapist led pool therapy class for low impact rehabilitation

Pool Therapy / Pool Program

Personalized treatment plans use the support and resistance of water for safe rehabilitation. Increase mobility and function and return to activities faster with aquatic based therapy
photograph of a woman in psychological counselling

Psychology

The application of psychology support to help you set expectations, overcome emotional barriers to success, and improve your daily functioning.
photograph of a woman with a clicking, popping, painful jaw due to TMD

TMJ/ TMD

Get relief from jaw pain, clicking, restriction, and locking. TMJ physiotherapy aims to reduce swelling, muscle spasms, and pain while restoring function and addressing underlying causes.

Conditions We Treat

At Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services, our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions.


If you are experiencing pain from an ankle injury it is important that you get the correct form of treatment. If your ankle injury is not given the proper attention and healed completely, you run the risk of it occurring again or developing a chronic condition.Our approach to physiotherapy starts first by helping you understand your ankle injury as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps and bracing (when applicable)that can help correct your ankle problem.To learn more about how we can help your specific ankle injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Unfortunately there is no cure for osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a chronic but very treatable disease. Our physiotherapist’s goals are to relieve your pain and to improve or maintain movement of affected joints. Our treatment for OA involves no prescriptions. Our rehab team will provide several options to help manage your symptoms effectively. To learn more about how we can help your specific OA pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our physiotherapy team designs programs to address a particular back condition and to help you prevent future back pain problems from reoccurring. Physiotherapy treatments focus first on relieving pain, improving your back movement, and fostering healthy posture. There is a great deal of scientific evidence that physiotherapy is beneficial for back pain. pt Health physio clinics are evidence based and use the most current research when developing your treatment plan. We treat: piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniation among other conditions. To learn more about how we can help your specific back injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Non infected bursitis can be treated effectively. Our physio team will apply advanced therapy techniques to help reduce the inflammatory process of bursitis. Electrotherapy, such as ultrasound or shortwave diathermy can also help greatly. Your situation is unique, and so should your treatment be. To learn more about how we can help your bursitis pain, consider scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Car accident rehabilitation is a specialized type of physiotherapy with a focus on collaboration between pt Health rehab professionals. Our ultimate goal is to fully return you to the physical state that you were in the minute before your car accident occurred. Car accident therapy often requires the care of more than one health care provider and may involve blending such treatments as physiotherapy and massage therapy, for example. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific injury, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today. Learn more about our physio treatment approach to auto accident whiplash.
The main focus of our treatment is to reduce or eliminate the cause of pressure in the carpal tunnel. We may provide suggestions about the use of healthy body alignment and wrist positions, helpful exercises, and tips on how to prevent future problems. Our physiotherapist may also begin treatments to reduce inflammation and to encourage normal gliding of the tendons and median nerve within the carpal tunnel. Although time required for recovery is different for every patient, as a general rule, you may see improvement in as little as four weeks. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help your specific carpal tunnel injury, consider booking a physiotherapy appointment at a clinic near you.
Acute injuries usually occur suddenly during activities. When you experience an acute injury there are things your pt Health physiotherapist can do to minimize tissue damage and protect from further injury. We help you to manage and recover from your injury sooner. Chronic pain is a broad category that includes many common conditions that affect the soft tissues of the body. At pt Health many nonsurgical treatment approaches are used by our rehabilitation team to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain. Our physiotherapy team gathers detailed information and will evaluate your condition closely. The answers you give along with the results of the examination will guide us in tailoring a unique treatment program that is right for you.
A concussion is known as a type of trauma, or injury, to the brain. In some cases it can result in additional symptoms, including neurological, physical, and emotional. At pt Health, we work with you to successfully recover from a concussion, through such techniques as vestibular rehabilitation, to help retrain the brain to recognize the signals from the vestibular system, proprioception, and vision to help with imbalance.
The elbow is one of those areas that is easy to injure, whether it be from sitting at a desk all day or playing your favourite sport. Because elbow injury is most often linked to overuse, our physiotherapy team will work with you to reduce repeated strains during activity. When symptoms are from a particular sport or work activity, we will observe your style and motion with the activity. Our physiotherapist may suggest ways to protect the elbow during your activities. We also keep the collagen in your tendon from breaking down further. Our overall goal is to help your elbow injury heal as soon as possible. Call pt Health today to learn more about how we can help your specific injury.
Aerobic exercise can be helpful in reducing muscle pain and tenderness. Heat and massage therapy may also be beneficial in some patients. a pt Health physio therapist will assist with education about energy conservation techniques and specific strengthening exercises that may help effectively manage fibromyalgia symptoms.
The foot can be the home of many problems, all of them uncomfortable and tough to deal with. We help treat stress fractures, pulled muscles, torn ligaments and more. Each foot injury is unique. To learn more about how we can help your unique injury, call pt Health physiotherapy today.
A hip injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer through and one that can lead to long-term health problems if not addressed correctly or inevitably prevented. Your pt Health physiotherapist will work with you to regain the stability needed in the hip for balance and walking. Find out how we can help your unique injury, consider booking a no-obligation appointment today.
The knee is a sensitive area of your body and one that is prone to injury doing almost any activity. When you begin a pt Health knee physiotherapy program, our initial treatments will focus on decreasing pain and swelling in your affected knee. Our rehab team may begin range-of-motion exercises, with the goal of helping you swiftly regain full movement in your knee. This may include the use of rotation movements, gentle stretching, and careful pressure applied to the knee. We may also give you exercises to improve the strength of your hamstring and quadriceps muscles. As your symptoms ease and strength improves, we may also provide specialized exercises to improve knee stability. Learn more about how we can help. Book your physio appointment today.
Nonsurgical therapy can optimize the health of your neck and in some cases, prolong the need for surgery. Our physiotherapy programs are often prescribed for 2 to 5 weeks for patients with neck pain, although your recovery time may vary. Our therapy sessions are designed to help ease pain and to improve your mobility, strength, posture, and function. To learn more about how we can help your specific neck injury, consider scheduling a no obligation physio appointment today.
Our treatment may help improve muscle strength, making every day activities important to you easier to achieve. Our approach to neurological rehab first assesses how your muscles are functioning and then we devise a structured rehabilitation program centred around you and your needs. Call or email us today to learn more.
pt Health physiotherapists are experts at assessing, planning, and implementing effective exercise programs for overweight and obese individuals. Your insurance may cover some or all program costs. Discover how we can help with your specific weight loss goals. schedule a no-obligation appointment today.
Patients with osteoporitic bones begin losing their minerals and support capabilities, leaving the skeleton brittle and prone to fractures. The primary goals of our treatment are to educate you on proper posture, introduce safe ways of moving and lifting, and provide you with helpful exercises you can do at home to help prevent a decline in bone mass and prevent fractures. Find out how we can help you by booking a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
CTD is a broad health category that includes many common diseases that affect the soft tissues of your body. CTD in itself is not a disease. pt Health helps you understand your condition as well as implement the necessary rehabilitation steps that should be taken for correcting your pain and preventing injury recurrence. Get more information on how we can help you by booking a no obligation appointment.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. Nonsurgical management of plantar fasciitis is successful in 90 per cent of all cases. When you begin therapy our physiotherapist will design exercises to improve flexibility in the calf muscles, achilles’ tendon, and the plantar fascia. To learn more about how we can help your plantar fasciitis, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
Post operative treatment can help with recovery from numerous surgeries such as acl reconstruction, frozen shoulder, joint replacement, knee surgery, hip replacement among others. Your situation is unique. To learn more about how we can help with your post op physio, consider scheduling your no-obligation physical therapy appointment today.
Pain in the buttock that radiates down the leg is commonly called sciatica. The most common cause for sciatica is irritation of the spinal nerves in or near the lumbar spine. After evaluating your condition, our physiotherapy team will use various treatments to ease spasm and pain. Discover how we can help your sciatica pain, call or email for your no obligation appointment today.
At pt Health we provide information and tools needed to successfully recover from a shoulder injury and to prevent future injuries from occurring. There are many types of shoulder injuries. To learn more about how we can help with your specific shoulder pain, schedule a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.
Our staff works with a variety of people with different athletic and sport backgrounds to improve their overall performance and skill, and assist them with successful recovery when sports-related injuries occur. There are many types of sport related injuries. Discover how our physiotherapists can help you.
Sprains and strains are injuries caused by overstretching or tearing of the ligaments and tendons. Strains and sprains have similar signs and symptoms, but differ anatomically. To learn more about how we can help your strain / sprain, consider scheduling a no obligation appointment today.
We look forward to helping you recover from your work related injury. Whether you spend your day at the computer, sitting at a desk, standing or lifting, we can work with you to design a program that will help you avoid or recover from work injuries. Find out how we can help by scheduling a no obligation physiotherapy appointment today.

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.

Prevention Strategies:

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.

Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services 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.

Coverage Options

Insurance Options

  • Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance
  • Health Benefit Plan
  • Work Injury Insurance
  • Self Pay (Cash/Debit/Credit/Cheque)
  • No Obligation

Private Paying Options

  • Cash
  • Visa/Mastercard
  • Debit
  • Personal Cheque
  • Cheque

Direct Billing

Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services directly bills insurance companies for you when possible. Call for details.

Coverage and Payment Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked payment and coverage questions below. Don’t see your question? A member of our clinic team would be happy to help, call us at (902) 701-8376.

Payment Frequently Asked Questions

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Debit, cheque for payment.

Employer Extended Health Benefits Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a dental plan, chances are you also have coverage for many of the services and products we offer at pt Health. You can check with your insurance provider directly or call our team, they’re happy to check for you.
Yes! In the majority of cases we can directly bill your insurance provider. Bring your policy information with you to your appointment.
In most cases we can directly bill your insurance provider. Just be sure to have your policy information ready.
If your insurer does not allow direct billing, you will pay for the full service at the clinic and submit the claim to your insurance company. Our clinic team will assist with your paperwork to make it easier for you.
You do not need a doctor’s referral access care however, some extended health benefits require a doctor’s referral to cover your treatment.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Collision Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! In the majority of cases we can directly bill your car/auto/vehicle insurance provider.
If you have extended healthcare benefits that cover therapy, auto insurance companies in Ontario 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.

Workers Compensation Board (WCB) Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we bill WCB directly for treatments provided, help you with all your paperwork, 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.
WCB will pay for your initial physiotherapy assessment and your first treatment. Chiropractic care is also available on a case-by-case basis.

Blue Cross Billing Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the RCMP.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the DND.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the Canadian Forces.
Yes! We bill Medavie Blue Cross directly for physiotherapy and massage therapy treatments for members of the Veterans Affairs.

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Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services Team

Treating clinicians

  • Natasha Trudel
    Physiotherapist, BScK, BScPT

    Speaks: English,French
    Natasha is originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and first completed a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University in 2002. She then graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy in 2005. Natasha immediately began working in private practice in June of 2005 and joined the ptHealth team in Eastern Passage in August of 2010. In October 2013, Natasha joined the Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services ptHealth team where she began treating full time and managing that location. Since beginning her career as a physiotherapist, Natasha has furthered her training in acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation and managing chronic pain. In her daily practice, she attempts to incorporate individualized rehabilitation programs and a client-centred approach to care. Outside of the clinic, Natasha enjoys camping and enjoying the outdoors.Natasha has most recently completed both the Arthritis Society's Getting a Grip on Arthritis® osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis education program.

  • Zachary Charles Henderson
    Physiotherapist

    Speaks: English
    Zach’s career in physiotherapy began in 2010 as a kinesiologist at Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services. During that time, he worked closely with physiotherapists and other clinicians in a multidisciplinary setting. He then transferred to our Bedford location and became more involved in the sport world. He was the trainer for the Charles P. Allen high school Football and men’s Hockey team, while also coaching the Bedford-Sackville Saints Football team. Zach then decided to further his education and graduated in 2014 from the Dalhousie Physiotherapy program. Since then he has worked with PtHealth in Berwick, Porters Lake and Fall River before returning to where his career first began at Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services.

  • Jason Murray Hart
    Massage Therapist

    Speaks: English
    Jason was born and raised in St.John`s Newfoundland, graduating with a B.A. in Archaeology in 1997. He then decided on a career in healthcare so moved to Nova Scotia to complete his registered massage therapy program. Jason has worked as an RMT at the Cole Harbour Place clinic for the last 16 yrs.Over that period of time he has also had the role of neurological supervisor at the massage therapy school. In his spare time he enjoys playing ball hockey ,going to the gym, practicing martial arts and spending time with his 15 yr. old daughter. Jason has been a volunteer firefighter in Lawrencetown for the last 10 yrs.

  • Ben Murray

    Dr. Ben Murray
    Chiropractor

    Speaks: English
    Dr. Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree form Dalhousie University. He graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2008. At graduation he received several awards for recognition of his skills in clinical diagnosis and radiographic examination. Currently he is enrolled in a Sport Science Residency Program aimed at specializing in Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention, and Conditioning. Dr. Murray has received training in active release techniques (ART), Graston Technique, Thompson technique, Craniosacral Technique, and Sacrooccipital Technique. He also has training as a Sports First Responder. Dr. Murray serves as chiropractor during many sporting events including the 2011 Canada Winter Games and the 2009 Canoe Kayak World Championships.

  • Stacey Turner
    Massage Therapist, BSc

    Speaks: English
    Stacey graduated from Dalhousie Univeristy in 1998 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Northumberland College and graduated in 1999 with her Diploma in Massage Therapy. Stacey has taken several continuing education classes and has obtained her Combined Decongestive Therapy from the Dr. Vodder School. This now allows Stacey to treat Lymphedema, Lipedema, and any swelling post injury and surgery. She is a member of MTANS (Massage Therapists of Nova Scotia). Stacey is an active mother o f three, and is also an avid runner in her spare time.

  • Karen Smith
    Psychologist

    Speaks: English,French
    Karen Smith has been with ptHealth for over two years. She has 12 years of clinical experience providing psychological services to a broad client base. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and criminology and then completed post graduate work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador receiving a Masters in Counseling Psychology Karen is certified in several treatment modalities including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Mindfulness and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. These modalities can be particularly helpful for patients struggling with depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction and/or anger disorders. She also has experience working in the public sector for the Correctional Services of Canada and Mental Health and Addictions

  • Andrea Lafleur
    Massage Therapist

    Speaks: English
    Andrea attended Acadia University where she pursued a Bachelors of Kinesiology Degree in 2012. While attending Acadia, Andrea played four years of Varsity Rugby where she made the All Star team three of the four years. Along with being involved in athletics she also volunteered with numerous programs including Acadia?s Kinderskills and S.M.I.L.E program, working with children of all ages. Once she finished her degree, and being an athletic individual who continues to play numerous sports, Andrea decided to continue her education and received a Diploma of Massage Therapy from ICT Northumberland College of Massage Therapy in 2014.

  • Nicola Patterson
    Massage Therapist

    Speaks: English
    Nicola is a registered massage therapist, who graduated from ICT Northumberland College Halifax in 2014. Nicola came to Nova Scotia 4 years ago, after living in the UK and working as a social worker for several years. Throughout her life, she has worked towards enabling people in their search for balance, wellbeing and good health.As a massage therapist, Nicola provides a broad range of techniques such as general Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial and stretching techniques as well as trigger point therapy. Nicola will utilize a variety of these techniques to customize your massage therapy experience.Nicola is an empathetic and holistically minded massage therapist, who believes in enabling individuals towards an empowered approach to their health and wellbeing.

  • Meghan Maguire
    Physiotherapist, B.Sc (Maj) MPT

    Speaks: English
    In 2014 Meghan graduated with a Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Manitoba. Wanting to pursue a career in healthcare, Meghan went on to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba in 2017. While attending the University of Manitoba, Meghan was the president of the Exercise is Medicine committee and certified as a Sports First Responder. Meghan now practices using a holistic treatment approach which combines manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to promote health and wellness. Working from both the Forest Hills location and Cole Harbour Integrated Health Services, Meghan treats a wide range of conditions and strives to provide the best treatment practice using the latest clinical evidence and a hands-on approach. Meghan is licensed to practice Functional Dry Needling and seeking additional training in concussion management and orthopedic manual therapy. Outside of practice, Meghan believes in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. Her interests include travelling, running, hiking, waterskiing, kayaking. Meghan is looking forward to her first year in Halifax and embracing the new opportunities the community has to offer.

  • Heather Haldane
    Registered Nurse

    Speaks: English
    Heather has practiced as a healthcare professional for over 30 years. She first qualified as a Registered nurse and Midwife in Dundee Scotland. Heather then furthered her education at Dalhousie University where she graduated with honours and was the graduating year recipient of the Award for Excellence. Heather worked for many years in cardiac care and medical intensive care where she developed considerable experience in the traditional methods for pain control in both medical and post-surgical conditions. She also has extensive experience in Infectious Diseases clinical research trials where much of her work has been involved in the field of HIV/AIDS.

Support Personnel

  • Laurel Macneil
    Physiotherapy Support Personnel

    Speaks: English
    Laurel grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she obtained her BA and her BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Laurel then moved to Toronto to obtain her MA in Dance at York University with her area of study focused on Dance Kinesiology. Her major research was in analyzing the prevalence of overtraining syndrome in collegiate ballet dancers. Following her time at York, Laurel moved to Nova Scotia to be closer to family and began to work as a Kinesiologist with pt Health. She has had the opportunity to work with a number of different therapists and obtain training in TOG orthotics, compession stocking fitting and exercise prescription. Laurel has also remained active in the dance community and when not at the clinic, can be found teaching at Dartmouth Dance Academy.

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